THE THRONE OF DAVID
by Raymond Capt
"I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant.
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations, Selah.'' (Psalm 89:3,4)
Here we have a Covenant and an Oath. David's seed is to be established, by God, "for ever;" not just for so many centuries, but in perpetuity. It was unconditional, even with the contingency of the seed forsaking the law and breaking the statutes; "If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; if they break my statutes and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes." (Psalm 89:30-33)
In spite of disobedience to God, the Throne and the Royal Dynasty was not to cease. Peter, in his sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:29,30) referred to the immutability of this Covenant. Therefore, where is David's Throne today? This prophecy, of the enduring future of David's Throne, was uttered in the year 975 B.C. About 390 years later, the last king of David's line ceased to rule — so we are commonly told. If this were really true, then one great Covenant of the Bible — the Davidic Kingship Covenant — would have been broken.
We know that the Covenant with David concerned the establishment of David's House, which was symbolized by the Cedar. One clue for tracing the Royal House of David is found in the riddles of Ezekiel Chap.17.
Ezek. 17 w. 3,4 states, "A great eagle with great wings, long-winged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came into Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar. He cropped off the tops of this young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick: he set it in a city of merchants.'' This prophecy was fulfilled when Nebuchadnezzar carried off King Zedekiah (the highest branch) to Babylon, where he died, blinded, in prison.
A further moving is found in verse 22 "I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it: I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent.'' This was fulfilled when Scota, King Zede-kiah's daughter, (the tender twig) was taken to Egypt by Jeremiah and then to Spain where she married "ane Greyk callit Gathelus, son of Cecrops of Athens, King of Argives."(The Chronicles of Scotland by Hector Boece) In due time a son was born and was named ''Eochaidh.'' (Eremhon or King)
There is a tradition that when Jeremiah brought Scota to Spain, he also brought the "stone" upon which Jacob laid his head, at Bethel, when he had the vision of a ladder extending to heaven. (Gen. 28:12-19) This was the "stone" used as a Coronation Stone in Solomon's Temple. 2 Kings 11:11-14 tells of the annointing of a king, after which all the men around the king "clapped their hands" and said, "God save the King" while "the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king. "
From the "Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters," we find the following statement: "Tea, the daughter of Log-haldh, son of Ith, whom Eremhon married in Spain was the Tea who requested of Eremhon a choice bin as her dower, in whatever place she should select it, that she might be interred therein. The hill she selected was Druim-caein, i.e. Teamhair (in Ireland). " (Vol. 1, pg. 31)
This is only one of many historical records that place not only Tea in Ireland, but her husband Eochaidh, "the Heremon." (chief or King) At this same time there appeared, with Eochaidh (brought by Dedannaas and set up at Tara as the inauguration stone of Irish Kings - Encyclopedia Britannica 14th ed.) a stone of red sandstone, a type found in Palestine. It had iron rings fastened at each end which could have been used for porter poles. The stone became known by the name "Lia Fail" and "Stone of Destiny." It is not unlikely that Jacob's Stone and the "Stone of Destiny'' were one and the same.
From Ireland, the Stone and the Throne were removed to Scotland, by Fergus the Great, as he was crowned King of Scotland. For hundreds of years all the Scottish Kings were crowned upon the "Stone of Destiny.'' In the year 1296 A .D. Edward the First removed the Stone to England for his crowning as King of the United Kingdom of Scotland and England.
Today, the Stone rests under the famous Coronation Throne in - Westminster Abbey. All the Kings and Queens of Britain, except one, have been crowned over the "Stone of Destiny." The last monarch, Queen Elizabeth herself, a direct descendant of David, was crowned upon the Stone in 1953; in fulfillment of God's Covenant with David that as long as the sun, moon and stars continue in the heavens, (Jer. 31:35) the House and Throne of David would continue, till He comes whose right it is to reign. (Psalms 89:34-37; Luke 1:32)
(THE STRONE IS NOW BEING KEPT IN SAFEKEEPING IN SCOTLAND, READY TO BE PLACED UNDER THE CORONATION CHAIR FOR THE CROWNING OF THE NEXT KING [3 MALES CAN INHERIT, SO IT WILL BE A MALE] OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - Keith Hunt)
THE APPOINTED PLACE
"For the Lord shall smite Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River (Euphrates), because they have made their groves (idolatrous symbols) provoking the Lord to anger" (I Kings 14:15).
After the death of Solomon, the kingdom of Israel was divided into two nations. The tribes of Judah and Benjamin formed the Southern Kingdom of Judah and the other ten tribes formed the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
Because of their continued sinning, by worshipping idols, God caused His people Israel to be removed from their homeland. 2 Kings 15:29; 17:6,7; 18:11,12,record how the Assyrians carried off the Northern Kingdom of Israel to Assyria. 2 Kings 18:13 states how the Assyrians also carried off most of the Southern Kingdom of Judah to Assyria, leaving only the inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem. (2 Kings 19:31-36) They, in turn, were taken by Nebuchadnezzar, to Babylonian Captivity. Only a remnant of these people eventually made their way back to Jerusalem, some 70 years later, to begin rebuilding the Temple, under Zerubbabel.
This is where many Biblical scholars fail to fully understand the Scriptures. They declare that because God had caused Israel to be driven from the land of Palestine, He had cast them away forever. In doing so, God had brought His Kingdom, established at Mount Sinai, to an end and in its place had chosen what they term the "Gentile Church" or "SpiritualIsrael."
If God cast His people away forever and they no longer exist as a people then God has lied. He has been unfaithful, He has broken His Covenant with them and is not dependable. In contradiction to this theory, God is faithful. He cannot and will not lie (Heb. 6:18) and He will keep His Covenant with them.
No proof can be found, in the Scriptures, that God has cast away His people, forever. Even in Leviticus Chap. 26, where God warned Israel that the result of their continued sinning would be their removal from their land, He added (in the 44th verse) the definite statement that even when they were in the hands of their enemies He would not cast them away. He would remember His Covenant. (Abrahamic Covenant) This is repeated in Deut. 4:26-31.
In Isaiah 41:8,9, after all Israel had been scattered, God says He has not cast them away. In Amos 9:9 God says: "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.'' Then in vs. 14,15, God promises to bring His people Israel to their appointed land where they "shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them. "
In Ezekiel 34:1-16, God sees His sheep, His people Israel, "scattered upon all the face of the earth,'' as lost sheep without a shepherd, and in the 11th and 12th verses, "For thus saith the Lord God, Behold I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out, as a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep... and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.''
In Jeremiah 18, God tells the prophet that just as the potter's clay was "marred'' in the hands of the potter, but taken again the second time and remoulded into a perfect vessel, so would He do with the House of Israel.
In Jer. 23, God states: "and I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase" (Jer. 23:3) and "But, the Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the House of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." (Jer. 23:8)
Again, in Jer. 46:27, God told Israel He would save them from "a far off" together with all their seed. And in Ezekiel 20:34, God promised to gather Israel out of the countries wherein they were "scattered." Then, in the closing book of the Old Testament, Malachi 3:6, God says to Israel, "I am the Lord, I change not, therefore ye sons of Jacob are NOT consumed. "
We also find in the New Testament when Christ, the God of Israel, came to earth He declared, "I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the House of Jsrael" (Matt. 15:24). Would He have come to seek a people that did not exist? Rather, it is declared of Him that He came to "confirm the promises made unto the fathers." (Rom. 15:8)
Also, Paul in answer to the question, "Hath God cast away His people?" replied in no uncertain terms, "God hath NOT cast away His people '' (Rom. 11:1,2) There are other scriptures to be found that also prove God has sworn He will never cast them away, nor break His Everlasting Covenant with them.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Paul, Peter, James and the prophets all declare they are NOT cast away, but many theologians teach that God has cast them away forever, thereby nulhfying His Everlasting Covenant with them. Whem do you believe? If you really believe God, then there can be only one answer, and that is the answer given by Paul, "God hath not cast away His people." What then has become of them? Where is the appointed place God promised the people, for a new homeland?
Many clues to the "appointed place" are given in the Scriptures: "Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock." (Jer. 31:10) Isaiah also addresses many of his prophecies to Israel "in the Isles," such as Chapter 24:14,15: "They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea. Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.''
Here, the Hebrew word "zam" is translated as "sea," but it can also translate to "west" meaning a point on the compass. Therefore, the verse could read "the isles of the west. "
Then, in Isaiah 42: v. 4, we find: "He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law." And v. 12 reads: "Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands. " Again, Chap. 49 v. 1 says: "Listen O Isles unto me.''
Isaiah 59:18,19 states, "To the islands he will repay recompense. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west.''
Thus we see the Scriptures plainly show that the "appointed" land includes some islands and Isaiah places them "west'' of Palestine.
From Jeremiah we learn that these islands are not only in the west but in the Northwest. The word sent to Israel by Jeremiah is sent to the north: "Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return thou backsliding Israel'." (Jer. 3:12)
The Scriptures also tell us that the "appointed'' place is associated with the wilderness." Hosea, who foretold of Israel's captivity, tells of God "alluring" Israel and bringing her "into the wilderness"and speaking "comfortably unto her." (Hosea 2:14) Then there follows a description of the "wilderness" and the blessings that God will bestow upon Israel.
Jeremiah speaks of the "wilderness" as the place where, "the people which were left of the sword found grace. " and affirms the identity of the people by adding, "even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest." (Jer. 31:2)
The wilderness is also spoken of by the prophet Ezekiel, as the place God would bring His people after His fury had been poured out upon them; "And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face." (Ezek. 20:34,35)
This closely resembles the "alluring" into the wilderness as prophesied by Hosea and Jeremiah. It is evident that Ezekiel's "wilderness" and that prophesied by Hosea and Jeremiah refer to one and the same place.
One hears it constantly asserted by students of Bible prophecy that, "Israel is to be restored to the Promised Land in unbelief." Here is an example of how failure to distinguish between different appelations brings confusion and misunderstandings.
If by "Israel," they mean only the "Nation of the Jews" that was established after 538 B.C., when Cyrus destroyed the Babylonian Empire; a nation composed of the remnant of Judah, Benjamin, Levi with Babylonians (who fled to Jerusalem with the Judeans) and Edomites (who had occupied the land during the captivity period) then they are perfectly correct. A certain portion of this group is prophesied to return to Palestine, in unbelief.
But if they mean the whole of the 12 tribes of Israel, then they are quite mistaken. Israel was promised a "place of their own'' where they shall "move no more." (2 Sam. 7:10) Any restoration of Israel as a whole, to the Promised Land, by representation or otherwise, can only come AFTER they have first become a Christian people: are "sons of the Living God," (Hosea 1:10) have "found grace in the wilderness," (Jer. 31:2) and are brought into "the Bond of the Covenant." (Ezek. 20:37)
Another clue to the direction of the "appointed" land from Palestine is found in Isaiah: "Listen, 0 isles, unto Me: and hearken ye people from far." (Isa. 49:1) Inverse 12, Isaiah, referringto a future millennial return of Israel from the isles to Palestine, states; "Behold these shall come from far; and lo these from the north and from the west: and these from the land of Sinim." Not only is the location "from afar," but clearly indicates the Northwest. In Hebrew there is no one word for northwest, it has to be expressed by the words "the north and the west.''
"Fully accomplished were the words of Isaiah."
These words were written by Columbus to King Ferdinand of Spain, in 1502, acknowledging Isaiah's prophecies of Israel's dispersal.
THE ANGEL ANNOUNCED TO MARY THAT JESUS WOULD BE GIVEN THE THRONE OF DAVID. NOW IF THAT THRONE CAME TO AN END THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, HOW COULD JESUS RECEIVE IT?
YOU CANNOT BE GIVEN SOMETHING IF IT DOES NOT EXIST. GOD IS BOTH LOGICAL AND SENSIBLE. BUT IT SEEMS MOST CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE BOTH ILLOGICAL AND SILLY, IF NOT ALSO STUPID, FOR MOST OF THEM TELL YOU TODAY THE THRONE OF DAVID DOES NOT EXIST.
KNOW WONDER SKEPTICS, AND ATHEISTS LAUGH AT BIBLE PEOPLE, WHEN BIBLE PEOPLE ARE SO ILLOGICAL AND HAVE SILLY IDEAS THAT MAKE NO SENSE.
BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THE THRONE OF DAVID DOES EXIST TODAY. IT IS IN THE BRITISH ISLES; THE GREATEST AND MOST FAMOUS THRONE IN THE WORLD. AND EVEN IN THIS MODERN SPACE AGE 21ST CENTURY, THAT THRONE IS MORE POPULAR TODAY THAN EVER.
I GUESS SO, FOR IT IS THE THRONE THAT JESUS WILL RECEIVE WHEN HE RETURNS AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.