Symbolization: Rizpah the Daughter of Aiah

Original Entry Date 1/25/2015: Read 2 Samuel 21:1-10
(focus scripture will be verse 10)-

21 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, “It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.” So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; the children of Israel had sworn protection to them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah.
Therefore David said to the Gibeonites, “What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord?”
And the Gibeonites said to him, “We will have no silver or gold from Saul or from his house, nor shall you kill any man in Israel for us.”
So he said, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.”
Then they answered the king, “As for the man who consumed us and plotted against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the territories of Israel, let seven men of his descendants be delivered to us, and we will hang them before the Lord in Gibeah of Saul, whom the Lord chose.”
And the king said, “I will give them.”
But the king spared Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the Lord’s oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite; and he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the hill before the Lord. So they fell, all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
10 Now Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until the late rains poured on them from heaven. And she did not allow the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.
2 Samuel 21:1-10 NKJV
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Breakdown of verse 10 with my notes on how it relates to us in this day in parenthesis: She spreads the sackcloth (this connects to fasting, repentance, putting our flesh in check) upon the rock (Christ Jesus) from the beginning of the harvest (beginning of the church age) until the rain pours down from heaven (the Great outpouring of Gods Spirit upon the earth. the end of the age; giving life to the dry bones). She did not allow the birds by day (Cloud by Day) to land on the bodies nor did she allow the wild animals to approach them by night (Fire by Night).
By humbling herself she kept the bodies of her loved ones safe.

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