Friday, October 21, 2011
On the Way Out of Jerusalem
2 Sam 15:23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
David and Jesus, 28 generations removed from each other, both found themselves retreating across the Brook Kidron by night.
*Both Jesus and his great grandfather left Jerusalem by night.
*Both retreated across the Brook Kidron on the way out of town.
*Both were being betrayed (in the most bizarre and undeserved manner) by someone close to them (David/Absalom, Jesus/Judas)
*Both would soon be accosted on the other side of the Brook, (David/Shimei,
Jesus/Temple guard, Pharisees and Judas)
*Both would return one day across that same brook, in glory and splendor as the undisputed king.
Psa 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.