Solomon, Two Women and a Living Son-A Prophetic Type

In 1 Kings 3.16-28, we have the story of two women who are called “harlots” (a type for “sinners” but the word “zonot” can also mean “innkeepers” and 1 Kings 3.18 gives us insight into this) and this story is going to be prophetic of the redemption. One woman is going to be a type of a believer with faith in Yeshua, and the other woman will be a type of an unbelieving apostate. As we see in the story, both live in the same “house” alluding to the household of faith and they stood before the king (Matt 7.15-23).

It happened on the third day, alluding to Hos 6.1-3 when Messiah comes, the woman said to Solomon that they both gave birth and were together (Matt 13.24-30 says the wheat and the tares grow together for now in the kingdom of God). There was no stranger with them in the house (possibly referring to no guest in the inn), so there are no witnesses to this story. She goes on to say that “this woman’s son died in the night (Yeshua killed in darkness and rejected by Israel) because she lay on it.” Then she says this other woman came and took her son from beside her while she was sleeping, and when she arose to nurse him, the dead son was in her bosom (Replacement Theology Apostate Christianity tries to take the living son Yeshua and make him theirs called “Jesus” which was never his name). When she looked, she realized it was not her son.

Then the other woman spoke up and said “No! For the living one is my son and the dead one is your son.” Believers in Yeshua by faith argue that the Messiah is theirs, and unbelievers say the Messiah (Jesus) is theirs. Then the other woman said the opposite, and so it went back and forth.

So Solomon requested a “sword” which alludes to the word of God in Heb 4.12-13; Eph 6.12. The “sword” also alludes to a “sharp mind in the Torah”, exposing the true intentions of the heart. Solomon said, “Divide (what the word does in Heb 4.12) the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other (David did the same thing in 2 Sam 19.29 in dividing the land between Mephibosheth and Ziba to try their affections).

Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to Solomon, for she was greatly upset over her son and did not want the living one killed, and said, “Oh my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours: divide it (notice she doesn’t say “him” but she says “it” showing distance and detachment, and that the living child was not hers).

Then the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is the mother (Yeshua gives us a clue as to who the real “mother” of Messiah, the living child, is in Luke 8.21. He said, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it (meaning to obey the Torah).” This carries the concept of “hear and obey” and not just hearing the word, but being doers of the word.

We have the same situation today. There is a “son” that “two mothers” argue over. There are those who have a Torah-based faith in Yeshua, of the true mother Israel in Rev 12.17, and those who follow a “lawless” or “anomos” meaning “no Torah” mother or religion who follows “Jesus.” The word “anomaly” means to “deviate from the standard” and it is related to the word “anomos” which is the word used in the Bible for those who deviate from the standard of the commandments. The “mother” of Replacement Theology Christianity is an ” anomaly” and tells her children that the law has been done away with, that they are free from the law (or “lawless” which deviates from what the Scriptures really say), twisting the Scriptures to say what they don’t mean. This would include all other religions as well (Rev 17.1-5).

In order to know who Yeshua is we must examine “the living son” being presented, and the dead son “Jesus” being presented. What do we use to examine this question? We use the Scriptures, but we must have wisdom, insight, discernment, knowledge, and understanding like Solomon had to know who the true “mother” is, and once you know that, you will know who the false mother is like Solomon.

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