It has been a very busy last four or five days and I haven’t really written anything, but the wheels have been turning.
Last week, I posted a very rough cut ‘n’ paste picture dealing with some thoughts on the restored tent of David. As I meditated on that further, some ramifications began to gel. Here are a couple thoughts I want to throw on the table for discussion.
First a Scripture:
“In that day I will raise up the fallen [d]booth of David,
And wall up its breaches;
I will also raise up its ruins
And rebuild it as in the days of old;
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom
And all the [e]nations who are called by My name,”
Declares Yahweh who does this. Amos 9:11-12
- If Yahweh’s plan from the beginning was not a restored booth, or tent, of David, then He was deceitful in His planning/prophesying.
- If the P’shat of the Tanakh is not fulfilled, then it is/was intentionally misleading.
The simple point is this:
Of course, the same point holds true for any number of prophecies both fulfilled and unfulfilled. If those are not fulfilled literally, unless they are clearly stated in metaphorical language, then God makes Himself out to be a liar.