In some of my previous posts I have referred to King David and Absalom’s attempt to usurp him. I also suggested that Absalom was a type of the antichrist because he attempting to prevent Solomon becoming king and building the Temple as foretold by the prophet Nathan. I return again to that part in his life. There is an episode when David was fleeing Jerusalem in 2 Samuel 15 vv-19-22. In an exchange between David and Ittai the Gittite, the king suggested that Ittai and by implication the 600 Gittites which he commanded stay behind as because they were foreigners Absalom would leave him and his men alone. But Ittai declares his loyalties to David whether this might lead to his death. Sometimes we are surprised by those who stay loyal to God when the chips are down. When it comes to eschatology there seems to be no shortage of experts who sort out prophecies to their own satisfaction and have their lists of good guys and bad guys. The problem is that events tend to spoil things and then those experts have explain their failures. I can remember it stated the Meshech and Tubal were Moscow (Russia) and Ukraine. At the present time these two countries are enemies even if the conflict between them is on the back-burner while Russia is involved in Syria. Again much was made about the four “blood red moons” a year or two back, well they have come and gone yet even though we have been living through interesting times since then few have attributed events directly to the moons. Though no doubt somebody will be working on it. The fact is that the experts in the first century got the first coming of the Messiah wrong so why should we be too surprised if the experts get it wrong for the second coming.
David Rose, 2016.