In today’s article, I want to take a look at the supposed lineage of Jesus all the way back to King David, the same David that supposedly slew Goliath in the Old Testament (Hmm, I need to break that one down, too). The Bible gives us this lineage in detail in the Book of Matthew; I’m talking twenty-seven generations. The Gospel of Luke one-ups Matthew by revealing forty-two generations all the way back to Adam. But is it true? Was Jesus actually descended from King David or Adam for that matter? Or was it a clever attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to invent a physical, living, breathing Messiah walking around ancient Judea that came here as God incarnate to save humankind? Given what we know about the early Church, they got some splainin’ to do.
Let’s get into it.
Everybody has an obligation to look back on the last two thousand years of your favorite Abrahamic religion, or any religion for that matter, and then turn around to look at the world to see what, if any, kind of benefit it has brought to humanity. We have really made a violent mess out of the earth and existence and the lives of people by hanging onto them. An exception may be Buddhism, but even it has its problems as far as its laws and rules are concerned.
For the most part, our religions are quite violent, and it’s very hard dealing with people in contemporary Western society when you talk about the identification of this man called “Jesus”. People bow their heads at this name, which is a mythological Greek name derived from “Iesous”, the Greek name for Jesus. There never was a person named “Jesus” who lived in ancient Greece or Palestine. Never, ever, ever. And that isn’t even open to debate, that’s a fact. You have to keep in mind that this was written two thousand years ago in Greece, right in the middle of the influences of Plato and Pythagoras, which were mystics of the highest order.
People pray to him and say: “In Jesus’ name, Amen”. There is so much wrong with that short sentence that it deserves its own article. The name “Jesus” is roughly four hundred years old, and that’s a fact, too. The letter “J” with its current sound wasn’t even used until 1524. His name is Yeshua, not Jesus. If the translators had done their job properly, a more accurate English translation of Yeshua would be Joshua. If you are going to pray to him, at least use the right name. Yeshua or Joshua.
We now know that the supposed life of Jesus mimics the movement of the sun through the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The numerics or gematria of the Greek name “Iesous” comes to 888, which is no coincidence either because that number also reveals Jesus as the Sun, which is shown here. Jesus the man doesn’t seem to have ever really existed, instead what he or the Christ really represents is an energy, love, intelligence, or wisdom inside you. People are looking for a savior on the outside when instead they should be looking within themselves. That’s the true meaning of the Christ, Krishna, Buddha or whatever you identify it with. It’s a higher knowing meant for your greatest good. The Bible tells you this if you understand how to read it, which is spiritually. It tells you to do that very thing here and here.
Okay, if there is one thing that was hammered home in my church-going days it was that Jesus was the son of David. The Bible states this over and over. The church then and now is still majorly hung up on this because if it’s not true, the foundation of Christianity crumbles. If we don’t have a living, physical person, we don’t have a need for this particular religion. So they protect this perspective with ferocity. Let’s take a look at some of the references to Jesus as the son of David and see what kind of determinations we can come to from the evidence found in the Bible.
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
There enough “begats” in there to choke a donkey, 14 to be precise. I’ll spare you that. You’re welcome. There are enough “begats” in Luke’s Gospel to choke two donkeys. Please make it stop.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
That last one, in particular, is fascinating because it is supposed to be a direct quote from Jesus himself. Mind-blowing considering what is about to be revealed.
What if we could ask Jesus if he is the “son of David”? I wonder what he would say? I have good news for you because he was asked that question by Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew. Let’s see how he responds:
Matthew 22 41-46
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
I was in a Methodist Church one day and, apparently, the minister was struggling with this particular part of scripture and trying to make sense of it, which is difficult, right? If you are trained to interpret the Bible literally, you won’t run into a few roadblocks, you will run into a whole truckload of them. Contradictions abound when you do that. That’s just one of the reasons you will know that it’s symbolic text.
When the minister read these passages aloud to the congregation, I noticed a very old lady with the typical oversized pink hat and pink attire (classic overdressing in a southern church) lean forward, listening intently, hanging on his every word because obviously, she had never heard Jesus say that he is not the son of David. Anyway, the minster “solved” this problem by saying: “What he is saying is that he is more than that. He is more than the son of David“. Sorry, that doesn’t jive with me. I rolled my eyes and counted the minutes until I could leave. I know that sounds harsh but I’m just being honest with how I was feeling in the moment.
What Jesus is really saying is that if David called the Lord “Lord” then how could he be his son? The Lord/God cannot be David’s son because Jesus just blew the whole traditional concept out of the water saying that this isn’t possible. Christ cannot be a man. Christ cannot be in a lineage to anybody. This is where a literal interpretation falls short for many people. Most of them don’t understand that, according to Gnostic thought, the true Christ dwells within them. When you meditate, you begin to understand what the Christ truly is.
And did you see that last passage and what it said? After hearing Jesus’ reply, they were speechless. It was so profound that from that day on no man ever asked him a question again, ever. Once again, that is how you know it’s symbolic text.
David, incidentally, and this may come as a shock, but this David isn’t what the Bible portrays him as. According to modern archeology, David’s kingdom was no more than a tiny city-state in the highlands of Judea, not the vast kingdom portrayed in the Bible. King David’s kingdom has claimed to have been found over and over in the past and it seems like people are tired of the constant letdown that inevitably follows when it’s proven to be false.
David’s kingdom is more likely a myth based on a real-life empire that was ruled by King Jeroboam II from 788 to 747 BCE. It makes a lot of sense when viewed without bias.
Anyway, I didn’t say it, Jesus did. And that is what makes it all the more profound. The Church created these genealogies to try and make him human but the mythical Jesus wasn’t having it. He keeps telling you that he is within you. You won’t find him in a church, Bible study, Baptism, First Communion or a piece of toast. The Christ can only be found when you separate from thought and dwell in the higher realms of consciousness within yourself.