Throughout the scriptures much is made of the fact that Jesus Christ was born into the tribe of Judah, the house of David. But there is another side of the lineage of Christ that is just as important as His Davidic ancestry. In Jeremiah 33:17-21 the eternal promise is made, “For thus saith YAHWAH; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually. And the word of YAHWAH came unto Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith YAHWAH; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.” Since the covenant with day and night have not been broken, then neither is the covenant with David and the Levites broken, and it is in Jesus Christ that both covenants are fulfilled – King and Priest. It is known from the genealogies in Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38 that Jesus was of the lineage of David. If anyone is in doubt of this then Revelation 22:16 will have the final say. “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

According to Matthew's genealogy there were three Davidic Kings who had Levite mothers. They are as follows: (1) Abijah whose mother was Michaiah the daughter of the Levite Uriel - 2 Chronicles 13:1-2, (2) Jatham whose mother was Jerushah the daughter of the Levite Zadok - 2 Chronicles 27:1, and (3) Hezekiah whose mother was Abijah the daughter of the Levite Zechariah - 2 Chronicles 29:1. It was as a Levitical priest that Jesus performed 2,000 years ago, and that was why He went to Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Judah to make the priestly sacrifice. All this was foretold over a 1,000 years before in Psalm 114:2. “Judah was his sanctuary (Temple), and Israel his dominion (Kingdom).” Everyone wanted Jesus to be the Davidic King, and set up the nation of Israel to rule over the whole world. They did not know He was a Levitical Priest to offer up a blood sacrifice for sin. Israel wanted something different than what they got, just as Israel today wants something different than what it will get. If you think that Jews are Israel, then you are blinded by ignorance of scriptures. The Jews have never been the Israel of the Bible. To know who the Jews and Israel are, read the Bible studies “WHO IS ISRAEL”, and "JESUS VERSES THE JEWS".

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Where does the Bible give the proof that Jesus was a descendant of the PRIEST line of Aaron. Luke 1:5 gives the names of John the baptist’s parents. “THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.” This woman who was of the lineage of Aaron was also the cousin of Mary the mother of Jesus. Luke 1:35-36 “And the angel answered and said unto her (Mary), The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.” Mary even went and lived with Elisabeth for 3 months, and returned home just before the birth of John the second cousin of Jesus. Read the full account in Luke the 1st chapter.

The duality of Jesus is further spoken of in Hebrews 6:20-7:1 where it says “…Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God.” He was a King, and a PRIEST. The people of 2,000 years ago wanted Jesus as a Davidic King, but He came as the Levitical High Priest, and ironically today, the people want Jesus to be the sacrificing priest, but He is coming as the Davidic King. Not only are the churchites looking for the wrong Jesus, but they expect Him to return to the wrong place. He will never go back to Palestine to the once Kingdom of Judah, for He went there as the High Priest 2,000 years ago, “Judah was his sanctuary (Temple)”. When He returns as the King, He will go to the Kingdom of Israel, for “Israel his dominion (Kingdom).”

In Matthew 21:43 Jesus tells the people that the Kingdom of God will be taken out of Palestine and set up in another place. “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” It is to this nation that He will come as “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:16) America is that nation in which the new JerUSAlem (Revelation 21:2) will be built into the Kingdom of God on earth. Christ will lead His “armies” and “smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” (Revelation 19:14-15) The day of the atoning High Priest was 2,000 years ago, and now is the coming day of the warrior, conquering King who is building His ARMY for the great battle. The war of the ages is at hand, and those that have been chosen to be in the ARMY of YAHWAH are being prepared for this battle.

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