2 Samuel 3:1
3 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
This verse of the Bible typifies the conflict between the flesh, and life in the Spirit. The house of Saul represents the flesh, while the house of David represents life lived in the Spirit. David was a man after God's heart, he always wanted to know the will of God, and the mind of God. This is life in the Spirit.
2 Samuel 2:24-29
24 Joab also and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that lieth before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
25 And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.
26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?
27 And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.
28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.
29 And Abner and his men walked all that night through the plain, and passed over Jordan, and went through all Bithron, and they came to Mahanaim.
Ammah is from the root word for mother in the Hebrew. It is also used for the measuring cubit, which was used in the tabernacle in the wilderness, and also in the measures of the ark of Noah. Mahanaim means double camp.
The story of David in the book of 2 Samuel is a story of Jesus Christ, and of the believers of Jesus. Mahanaim represents the Cherubims of the garden of Eden, in the east of it, which guarded the way to the tree of life. Ammah represents the mother of all living, signified by Eve, and typified by the church.
We all must learn to listen to the voice of the Lord, like David, to lead a spiritual life. We must all learn to marry the church, the mother of all living.
2 Samuel 5:1
Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
We must marry the church, the Eve, the mother of all living.
2 Samuel 7:5-12
5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:
9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
We are all part of God's building, we are all part of the church, as Christians. Like the ark of Noah, or like the tabernacle n the wilderness, and the temples, all these point to our spiritual life in Christ.