... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

04
April
2013

King David's Palace, Jerusalem's Palace?! - Palace of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Palace

There are great deference between David and Salomon besides David being utterly faithful to God. That is, that he is the only Israelite king – he is from the tribe of Judah – of whom God Almighty made a good example to all those after him, including to his son Salomon 1 Kings 3:14 (GNT),
14 And if you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life.”

Also to the kings of Israel later on when the Kingdom of Israel was split by him into that of Judah and Israel of respectively two and ten tribes, 1 Kings 11:38 (GNT),
38 If you obey me completely, live by my laws, and win my approval by doing what I command, as my servant David did, I will always be with you. I will make you king of Israel and will make sure that your descendants rule after you, just as I have done for David.

God did promise he would keep the memory of King David alive, 1 Kings 11:36 (GNT),
36 but I will let Solomon's son keep one tribe, so that I will always have a descendant of my servant David ruling in Jerusalem, the city I have chosen as the place where I am worshiped.

Further more, 
16 You will a l w a y s  have descendants, and I will make your kingdom last forever. Your dynasty will never end.’”
2 Samuel 7:16 (GNT),

And, when the Almighty Father speaks of the future king of Israel - Ezekiel 37 – he speaks of a descendant of David, not of Salomon.

So, King David's Palace would be the best one to be considered as the Jerusalem Palace! The current state of affairs regarding his palace? King David's Palace has been found in the City of David, where archaeological excavations are on going to this day. But shouldn't rebuilding be the focus?  
12 Your people will rebuild what has long been in ruins, building again on the old foundations. You will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses.” Isaiah 58:12 (GNT) 

Concerning the Temple of Jerusalem, David did have the wish to built the Temple himself but God forbid him to do this because he was a soldier that fought many battles and while doing so shed peoples blood1 Chronicles 28:3 - and told him by the prophet Nathan that his son would do this, 1 Chronicles 17 and 2 Samuel 7. Today the Temple Institute is one of the organizations dedicated to the rebuilding of the Temple in Israel's capital city of Jerusalem, the one place where God choose to be worshiped, Nehemiah 1:9.
Could it be the past history is a blueprint for the future fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy? That is, that the palace will be rebuilt first and afterwards the Temple as in the days of David and Salomon.

Why is the Jerusalem Palace of importance? 

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David