Divide the Living Child
How does the account of the two harlots, one with a dead child and another with a living child, before Solomon relate to the church in tribulation and judgment?
TWO HARLOTS: UNSAVED CHURCH BODY IN TRIBULATION?
1Ki 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Ez 36:29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
Ez 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
Ez 36:32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
Ge 17:25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Ge 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
Re 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
BOTH DELIVERED: ONE DIED AND ONE LIVED
1Ki 3:17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
1Ki 3:18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
Joh 16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Isa 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
1Ki 3:19 And this woman’s child died <04191> in the night <03915; because she overlaid it. (overlay = lie with… appears to be more involved here, but will leave for now)
Ho 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay <04191> even the beloved fruit of their womb.
Job 34:20 In a moment shall they die <04191>, and the people shall be troubled at midnight <03915>, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
THE SWITCH: BACK TO PRE-DEPART OUT?
1Ki 3:20 And she arose <06965> at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
Job 24:14 The murderer rising <06965> with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Ge 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up <06965> against Abel his brother, and slew him.
De 28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up <06965> against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Mt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Mt 28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
1Ki 3:21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
1Ki 3:22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. (Role reversal in tribulation: The dead claim to be alive in Christ by killing the elect body – evil good and good evil?)
Isa 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Lu 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
Mr 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Lu 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
1Ki 3:23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.
1Ki 3:24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
1Ki 3:25 And the king said, Divide <01504> the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Eze 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off <01504> for our parts.
Isa 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
1Ki 3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels <07356> yearned <03648> upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
Ge 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels <07356> did yearn <03648> upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Joh 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
1Ki 3:27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
Ga 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
The account of the two harlots who brought forth children appears to relate to the church at the revelation of Christ. The wicked stealing the child would relate to pre-depart out when antichrist is ruling. Solomon wanting to divide the living child seems to point to the unsaved body under judgment prior to the separation and a test where God is seeing who the real mother of the elect is.
Correction or corroboration welcome.