There is another parallel with the sacrifice of the church in the story of David when he yearned for a drink from the well of Bethlehem.
And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men. 2 Sam 23:13-17
What David does here is pour out the water as a sacrifice to the Lord, calling it the blood of his mighty men. This speaks of Jesus offering up the lives of those who risk all for Him. It also speaks of Jepthah offering whatsoever comes forth out of his house, his daughter, in order that he might gain the victory over Israel's enemies.
The Key to this whole thing is Jepthah's vow, the sacrifice of his daughter and what it means in terms of the church.
So we must consider how it is that Jesus comes and gets the victory in the battle of Armageddon. Or in other words, exactly how does the Second Coming come about?
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