A Little Child Shall Lead Them
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Let's take a look at the; a little child shall lead them Bible quote in context:
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling
together ... and a little child shall lead them.
Bible Child Leader Prophecy
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Meaning
Ever read the thought provoking words and wondered who this child is?
Many believe it represents Jesus but, does it? Let's take a little
field trip into the realm of Spiritual Prophecy within the Word of
God. In Isaiah Chapter 11, it speaks of a time of peace where a child
leads the people. This time period of peace is a 1000 year period of
peace known as the Millennium.
Now, when one reads the entire Bible seeking Scripture concerning the
a little child shall lead them Prophecy about this child leader who
will reign during the Millennium, the prophecies reveal that during
the Millennium David shall reign as king. But is this the Bible Child
Leader? Let me share a few of these child shall lead them Scriptures
with you as for you to decide for yourself. Keep in mind that these
prophecies were written after the death of King David.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul
shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
even the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a
leader and commander to the
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it
is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of
hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst
thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David
their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall
feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall
be their shepherd.
24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant
David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.
25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will
cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell
safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I
will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they
be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into
their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon
the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and
they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into
two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with
their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their
transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces,
wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my
people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them;
and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my
judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto
Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall
dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's
children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Mystery
Bible Child Leader Mystery
Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and
seek the Lord their God, and
David their king;
and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter
No doubt about it, David will be king (At least in a Spiritual
sense). But, being as David has passed on to the next realm (Died)
how will this be? Some think that the Scriptures are cryptically
saying that Jesus (Of the bloodline of David) will Live and rule
on earth during the Millennium. Others believe that David will
return from Abraham's
Bosom and rule as king once again in Jerusalem during the
Millennium. Let's take it one possibility at a time. First theory;
Could the child be referring to Jesus?
1 And there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem
of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and
might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of
the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips
shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard
shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones
shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the
waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a ROOT of Jesse, which
shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Important Note: In this very
mysterious and thought provoking Bible Child Leader passage, in verse
1 it says ... A Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his Roots: This is saying that from the
Offspring of Jesse will come another which will be this
Child which will lead during the Millennium. Then in verse 10 it
says ... And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, which
shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
A Root means it came before Jesse. (The name of David's Dad is Jesse)
The individual spoken of in verse 10 is Jesus ... Jesus was here from
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of
grace and truth.
Paul confirms this Bible Child Leader individual in verse 10 ... Is
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8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the
circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto
9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy;
as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the
Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his
11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud
him, all ye people.
And again, Esaias [Isaiah] saith, There shall be a root of
Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in Him
shall the Gentiles trust.
But, who is this Branch in verse 1? Is it the entity from the,
a child shall lead them Bible verse? Now, how about the idea
that maybe Verse 1 is really somehow mysteriously saying that Jesus
(Of the bloodline of David) is really the child that will be king and
rule on Earth during the Millennium? First of all, let's look at this
theory in a diff light;
Is Jesus gonna come back to Earth at Armageddon
and slay the wicked on His white Horse, then become an infant
and be called David and lead the people on earth during the
Millennium? Is He gonna be demoted from being a part of God to
becoming a human and trade up sitting on the right hand of God to be
an earthly King? You have to ask yourself will Jesus be 'born again'
in order to come back as a little child to 'lead' or rule God's
people during the Millennium? Have you ever read anything like that
in your Bible? Let's look at this branch of Jesse being taught the
fear of the Lord.
And there shall grow out of his roots: And the Spirit of the
Lord shall rest upon Him, the counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the Lord And shall make him of
quick understanding in the fear of the Lord ... It appears that this
individual will be taught fear of the Lord.
When A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Bible Child Leader Identity
Is Jesus, who IS the Lord, going to be this Bible Child Leader
taught to fear the Lord? That brings up an important question ...
Where is Jesus during the Millennium? It is clear in the prophecies
that the Lord will be the Lord in Heaven and David will be
their king and shepherd on earth.
So, an excellent way to discern if Jesus is the child being referred
to as "David" in these prophecies, is to determine where Jesus will
be during the Millennium, in Heaven or on Earth?
Let the Bible give you a couple of hints:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given
unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the
witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not
worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his
mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and
reigned with Christ a thousand years.
These souls live and reign with Christ for 1000 Years during the
Millennium. But, where will they live and reign with Jesus?
That is the real question we need the answer to as to determine who
is the entity in the, a little child shall lead them Scripture. So,
where do these souls live and reign with Jesus at? On Earth or in
Where A Little Child Shall Lead Them Debate
Bible Child Leader Timing
In order to find out, we have to find out where the souls are, that
died in the name of Christ:
And when He had opened the Fifth Seal, I saw under the altar the
souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the
testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O
Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them
that dwell on the Earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them;
and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little
season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that
should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
They are in Heaven ... Those souls who died for the Word of God
(because of their beliefs) are under the altar, in front of God's
Throne. So, Jesus will Live and Reign in Heaven. Not on Earth.
Now we know that the David, who is to rule on Earth during the
Millennium, is not Jesus, because those who died in His name are in
Heaven living and reigning with Him. We must remember that
Scripture says that during the Millennium, David will be the leader
Scripture also says that he will feed the people and be their
shepherd. In addition, Scripture says, a little child shall lead them
during this time of peace. Now, let us look at the other theory;
Is the child a resurrected king David?
Though we know that the resurrection of the dead is possible. Are we
to assume that when the Rapture
and Resurrection occurs, that David's soul will come to Earth from
Abraham's Bosom to rule once again, while all the other souls go to
Heaven to live and reign with Jesus?
A Child Shall Lead Them Bible trivia ... If you were David, wouldn't you
be lifting your eyebrow about that one? We had better investigate
this a little more. Now, we know that during the Millennium
that God will be the people's God and that David will be king and
shepherd over the people. The Bible is very clear. So, how do we make
sense of all this?
Why A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Bible Child Leader Purpose
Let's give our mortal minds a break from the intense a child shall
lead them Scripture for a few minutes here and put on our Spiritual
thinking caps for a while, okay? Did you know that God can put the
same spirit into different people? Is it possible that someone with
the spirit of David will rule as king on Earth during the
Consider the Prophet Elijah ... Now, when you think about Elijah, you
probably think about him challenging 450 false prophets to a "Who can
prove their God is real" contest, and winning, hands down.
But, do you also remember that just after this event, he sheepishly
hid in the wilderness praying for death because he feared the woman
Jezebel? Could this be one and the same man? The answer is yes, but
with a different spirit working through him at times. God can and
does put different spirits into people.
Prophet who the Lord chose to take Elijah's place) asked for
a double portion of Elijah's spirit.
2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto
Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from
thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me.
2 Kings 2:14-15
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him,
and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and
when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither:
and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the Prophets which were to view at
Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on
Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the
ground before him.
Would you like a second Bible Child Leader comparison example? I
Thought you might. The spirit of Elijah was also put into John the
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before
the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the
children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come
and smite the Earth with a curse.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send
my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of
women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the
Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
13 For all the Prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias (Elijah),
which was for to come.
11 And they asked Him, saying, Why say the scribes that
Elias (Elijah) must first come?
12 And He answered and told them, Elias verily cometh
first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of
man, that He must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
13 But I say unto you, That Elias (Elijah) is indeed
come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is
written of him.
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Spiritual Bible Child Leader
What was it that Jesus said? If you can understand it, John the
Baptist is Elijah.
Of course John the Baptist was John the Baptist and Elijah was
Elijah, but what does it mean, "this IS Elias?"
Simply that God put the same spirit that was in Elijah, into John the
Baptist as well.
Okay, everyone, adjust your thinking caps a little because I have a
little puzzler for you: IF John the Baptist was Elijah ... Who was
Elijah during the transfiguration?
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with
Was he Elijah or Elisha or John the Baptist?
How about one more A child shall lead them detour illustration, just
to understand thoroughly that God can put the same spirit into
3 And I will give power unto my Two Witnesses, and they
shall prophecy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
4 These are the two olive trees and the two
candlesticks standing before the God of the Earth.
Now, let's see if we understand this properly. These two individuals
are chosen by God to be on Earth during a three and one half year
time period during the End Times ... They are the "Two olive trees
and candlesticks". Before we proceed with our A Child Shall Lead Them
trek for Truth, it's important to learn more of this phrase "Two
olive trees and candlesticks" that stand before God.
In Zechariah, it tells us of an Angel talking with Zechariah.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two
olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these
two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the
golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what
these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that
stand by the Lord of the whole Earth.
showed him a vision. The vision was of a Candlestick of gold, with
the bowl upon the top of it, with seven lamps and seven pipes. It had
two "olive trees" on either side of it. Zechariah asked the Angel
what the two olive trees stood for ... What the symbols represented.
The Angel responded in Verse 14 ... These are the two anointed ones
that stand before the Lord.
So, it is apparent that God has two spirits that He places in humans,
as He did with Joshua and Zerubbabel, in the book of Zechariah. God
places these spirits into humans to fulfill His will. This will be
done through the Two
Witnesses in the Book of Revelation.
From these A child shall lead them examples, can we not conclude that
it is possible that when the prophecies predicted that David would be
king and shepherd during the Millennium that it was referring to the
spirit that was in David, will also be in the king who leads
God's people on Earth during the Millennium. Not David himself.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Promise
Just as it was with the spirit of Elijah being in John the Baptist?
A Little Child Shall Lead Them tidbit of truth ... I know
that it is normal to allow one's natural instincts to go by the
letter of the Words rather than the Spirit of the Words so I will
help you to understand this better.
Is Jesus ... God?
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Immediately, you want to say, Yes and you would be absolutely
correct! But ... Does Jesus not sit on the right Hand of God?
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into
Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
1 Peter 3:22
Who is gone into Heaven, and is on the right hand of God; Angels and
authorities and powers being made subject unto Him.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Identity
How is Jesus sitting on the right hand of God when He is God?
How A Little Child Shall Lead Them
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This is such an integral part of our Faith, that we don't question
that God is God, and Jesus is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. We
understand how essential all three are to the completeness of our
it as Truth ... And it is.
We understand that the depths of God are beyond man's limited
understanding ... Yet, oft times man seems to forget this rule of
thumb when attempting to discern other aspects of God's Word such as
prophecy and tend to believe the carnal interpretation of a Spiritual
I expound on this to further point out that even though God may put
the same spirit into different people, they are still individual
people. Maybe the same with this, a Child Shall Lead them individual.
John the Baptist didn't have the exact same physical appearance as
Elijah, and certainly they had unique personalities. They are not
clones. God put the same spirit into each of them as to accomplish
His will through these two men.
So at this point, my question to you is this ... Could it be that
this David that we read of in the Word, who is to lead God's people
during the Millennium, will be a unique, different, separate person
than David the King was?
Let me remind you once again that Scripture said that the Lord would
send Elijah back: Behold, I will send you Elijah,And that
would sound like God was going to send Elijah himself back from the
dead but with hindsight, we see He did not.
Jesus Himself said that if one could comprehend it, John the Baptist
Spirit of Man
This is a good time to remember what happens to the spirit when a
Then shall the dust return to the Earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it.
So, from what we have just read about the spirit returning to God
when a person dies, it's not incomprehensible to conclude that God is
keeping the spirit that David had in safe keeping until the time of
the Millennium, when He will give it to that special person that only
He knows, ( A Child Shall Lead Them them person ) who will shepherd
His people and be the chosen Earthly prince forevermore.
So ... Why David?
You may have noticed when reading the Bible, that David was one of
God's favorite people.All of David's predecessors were compared to
David and when you read the Word, you can sense a unique kind of Love
when the Lord refers to David, more intensely than other men of God.
Perhaps David won a special place in God's heart because of the
adoration that he had for the Lord and his way of expressing it
through writing psalms and singing and playing the harp.
Maybe it was David's earnest burning desire to follow God's
commandments and lead His people in doing the same. Maybe it was the
deep sincerity of David's repentance whenever he did something to
disappoint the Lord that made him dear to God's heart. Maybe it was
David's total devotion right from the get go, when as a child, he
even refused to wear armor, because he put all of his Faith in God as
his protection, and stepped up to defend the army of God against the
giant Goliath while the rest of Israel stood watching in fear and
Oh, I dunno ... Maybe he just proved to be the best spirit for
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Timeline
How Old Will This Child Be?
In the days of the kings in the Bible, there were children as young
as seven years old that reigned over God's people. Don't forget about
God's Prophet Jeremiah who was called when he was just a child.
Jesus said you must be as a child to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Summary
The Bible Child Leader Cometh
Now ... God will come and reign in the New
Heaven and New Earth. Most believe the story ends after the
Rapture, but that is not what the Bible shares with us. If you will
Chapters 20-22 to learn the difference between Millennium and the
New Heaven and New Earth. But, this is after the 1000 year
period known as the Millennium is ended and the Great White Throne
Judgment has occurred. This can all be confirmed in the Prepare For End Times
study. Bring your Bible to confirm. So, we see that there are few
theories as to who the Child could be. But, let's look at this just
one more time
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which
shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
seek: and His rest shall be glorious. For those that believe that
the Branch in verse one DOES represent Jesus, there is no real
dispute as we also see that it never actually says the child is the
entity spoken of in verse one.
So, what we do know is that in the end ... A Child Shall Lead Them
(God's People). There will be a Bible Child Leader, with the spirit
of King David, that shall lead and shepherd God's people on earth
during the Millennium and Jesus will reign from Heaven during the
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