Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
a. This is the sepulchre that Nehemiah had repaired centuries earlier.
1). Nehemiah 3:16 "After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Beth-zur, unto the place over against the sepulchers of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty."
b. Though David's body was in the grave, his spirit and soul were in heaven. When Jesus ascended into heaven at the end of forty days he took all the men and women who were in Abraham's bosom, or Paradise into heaven. They were saved, yet no one could go to heaven before the resurrection of Christ. Scriptures that testify to this are :
1). Ephesians 4:8 "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive"
My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God's word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.