“Concerning that He raised Him up from the dead, no more to return into corruption, He said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore He saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption; but He, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.” (Acts 13:34-37)



David foresaw the resurrection, and thus the age-abiding LIFE of Christ, and in this promise of the same, we find it referred to as “the sure mercies of David.” This comes from the Greek “ta hosia,” in other cases translated as holy, or Holy One, and here, as a noun, given as “mercies,” but literally meaning holy or just things.



The Holy One would not see corruption because He was given THE HOLY THINGS of David – that His soul would not be left in hell, nor His flesh goes into decay. Once the HOLY ONE and the “sure mercies” were two separate certainties, but when Jesus Christ was manifested in the flesh, and then brought forth in resurrection, then the Holy One and the SURE MERCIES become “one” in a literal fulfillment of “I AM THE RESURRECTION.”



Now He is unto us both the Holy One and the resurrection, so that “he that hath the Son hath life.” (1 John 5:12) He has become my “sure mercies.”



“And that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Eph. 4:23) We note the word “holiness” here is “hosiotes,” the feminine form of the word “hosios” which we had for sure mercies. Truly we would be clothed upon with the new man, which is created in righteousness, and with this element of the sure mercies of David, holiness that will not allow you to see corruption. “Born of God, and sinneth not… the wicked one toucheth him not.” All of this is found in the sure mercies of David, and part of those blessings given to us in Christ. “I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.” (Ps. 17:15)


















SURE MERCIES of DAVID [Ray Prinzing]          1

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