A people cannot be repaired like architectural infrastructure is. And a stone building cannot be the possessor of a foreign nation. So is the raised up tabernacle a nation of people, a temple building, or something else entirely?
Amos 9:11 - 12
NKJV - 11 On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will 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 Gentiles who are called by My name," Says the LORD who does this thing.
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✿ Who will the "raised up booth of David" be? The answer is profoundly simple. Messiah (Jesus Christ) will set up this kingdom and establish the throne of David again (Isa. 9:6-7 Lk. 1:32-33 Rev. 11:15; 20:1-10). ✿ When will that be? In that day in Amos 2:16 refers to "the Millennium", when the Messiah comes to restore the kingdom and throne of David, and to reign over the house of Jacob forever (Isa. 9:6-7 Lk. 1:32-33 Rev. 11:15; 20:1-10). The expression "in that day" is particularly used in Isaiah, where it is found 44 times as compared to only 5 in the book of Amos (Amos 2:16; 8:3,9,13; 9:11). ✿ Details of Messiah's kingdom: God will I raise up the tabernacle of David Amos (2:16) This passage is quoted in Acts 15:14-18 where it is clear that it was to be fulfilled after the church age. It reads, "Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this (after taking a people from the Gentiles for the church) I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up." The prophets agree that the tabernacle of David will be set up again; and in Acts 15 it is clear that it will not be until after the rapture of the church--after taking out of the Gentiles a people for His name. It is also clear that this has never been fulfilled as yet, for Simeon made these statements about the time of the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of Israel among the nations (Lk. 21:20-24). Since 70 A.D. the Jews have not had a kingdom with a king ruling in Jerusalem on the throne of David, so the reference must be to the future when the Messiah will set up this kingdom and establish the throne of David again (Isa. 9:6-7 Lk. 1:32-33 Rev. 11:15; 20:1-10). David's tabernacle refers to his throne and kingdom, which are now fallen. They were overthrown in 616 B.C. and have been fallen down ever since; they will not be raised up again until after the church age--at the second coming of Christ. D [as in the days of old] As in the days of old--when David was king. David will become the future king of Israel under the Messiah (Isa. 9:6-7; 16:5; Jer. 30:9; Ezek. 34:23-24; 37:24-25 Hos. 3:4-5). Amos 9:12 says, "That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name". Compare Amos 9:12 with Acts 15:17. Here it is stated that Israel will possess the remnant of Edom and all the heathen, while in Acts 15:17 the purpose given is, that all people "might seek after the Lord." Both will be literally true. Israel will possess their enemies and when David's kingdom is set up again and He and the Messiah reign, people will seek the Lord in a greater way than ever before (cp. Isa. 11:9).
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