Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 12, 2013

Between Coronations

Between Solomon’s two coronations of 1 Chronicles 23 and 29 are some interesting things. Certainly the first coronation can’t represent Jesus’ first advent, as there was no reign, only service and death. His plaque said ‘King of the Jews’, but I don’t think that counts as a coronation, only a prophecy. It is his second coming where he is said to reign. Yet the reign has many stages to it. He says he will come as a thief. A thief? What is he intent on stealing?
Satan’s dominion. Hence the parable of the strong man:
“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.” Matthew 12:29
The Strong Man is Satan. Jesus will tie him up:
“He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:2

Yet Jesus says, “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.” Revelation 1:7

If he’s coming as a thief, how can every eye see him? Aren’t thieves secretive? This is why there are two ‘second comings’. First he comes secretly to tie up Satan, and raise the church from the dead. This is invisible. We cannot see the church rising because they are now spirits. After the church is complete, he will raise everyone else from the dead, starting with Israel. In this way, “all Israel will be saved.” Romans 11:26

The time between his first secret coming and his apparent coming that all eyes will see is approximately 600 years. Roughly the time between Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles scaled up to a thousand-year ‘Day’. The days of Noah represent 370 years of the raising of the church. Then another 185ish years are required to raise everyone else.

The rule of thumb in labor is that the labor of the first child is about twice as long as the second. God is giving us a hint in childbirth.

1 Chronicles 23 immediately details roles for the Levites. As the church is raised they will be giving their assignments in heaven. 1 Chronicles 24 details the preists’ assignments. 1 Chronicles 25 details the musician’s assignments. They are divided into 24 groups of twelve. Thus there is a monthly rotation of duties. This was true in ancient Israel and it will be true of heavenly Israel. There is a hint in 288. It is double 144. Two groups of 144,000 are listed in Revelation, chapters 7 and 14.
1 Chronicles 26 details the gatekeepers, treasurers, and other officials. Chapter 27 gives us army divisions. 12 groups of 24,000. Again we have 288,000. So there are a thousand soldiers for every musician. Jesus’ army is portrayed:

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.” Revelation 19:11-15

The church must be raised and ordered in heaven, before everyone else is brought to life on earth. Then we get the antitypical second coronation of Solomon.


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