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Jerusalem Throne

written by Asher Intrater
October 25, 2013

When Solomon became king in Jerusalem, he sat on the throne of his father David. 

I Kings 2:12 – Solomon sat on the throne of David his father.

This same event is described later in the book of Chronicles, but with a change in one word.

I Chronicles 29:23 – Solomon sat on the throne of YHVH.

As the Chronicler wrote of the inauguration of Solomon, he considered the throne of David to be the throne of God. Perhaps this represented a development of thought concerning the kingdom of God during those centuries.

While a throne is simply a chair, it represents a position of government. The throne in Jerusalem represents God’s heavenly authority delegated to earth. Imagine something like the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Prime Minister of Israel, the Pope, and the UN Secretary General all combined in one.

Solomon built an extravagantly beautiful throne of gold and ivory, with 12 lions poised on the side (I Kings 10:18-20). There is a parallel between this throne room and the throne in heaven (Revelation 4:2-4), just as there is a parallel between earthly Jerusalem and heavenly Jerusalem. One day, the two will become one (Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 21:2).

Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.

He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.

Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.

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