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Throne of David

written by Roni Rejuwan
January 25, 2013
God chose David to be king over Israel and set him on a throne with authority to rule the government from Jerusalem. David’s throne later passed on to his son Solomon (Shlomo).

I Kings 2:12 – Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was greatly established.

As David’s son, Solomon established the kingdom in a greater way. Yeshua (Jesus) is the great, great… grandson of David and Solomon. He established their throne in a way that they never could have imagined (II Samuel 7:12 – 19). Yeshua was born as David’s son (Matthew 1:1, 2:2). He was destined to sit on David’s throne forever (Luke 1:32-33) and expand the kingdom without end (Isaiah 9:5-6). The disciples had this in mind when they asked Yeshua if He would “restore the kingdom to Israel (Acts 1:6).”

The inauguration of Solomon is described a second time. The description is of the same event but with a slight (!) change of wording.

I Chronicles 29:23 – Solomon sat on the throne of YHVH to be king in place of his father David, and he prospered.

The throne in Jerusalem is called in I Kings “the throne of David” and in I Chronicles “the throne of YHVH.” It is the same throne with two dimensions of authority and two perspectives of the kingdom. That throne was destined for Yeshua, who is both the Son of God and the son of David (Romans 1:3-4).

Mysteriously, the throne of Israel is also the throne of God. It is His throne. He is the “God of Israel.” All the kings of ancient Israel sat on God’s throne. God “loaned” His throne temporarily to sinful men, even though they rejected Him (I Samuel 8:7). God gives to us the leaders that we choose so that we may learn from our mistakes.

Government today is temporary, man-made, and sinful. Ultimately, all governments will be transformed into the kingdom of God (Revelation 11:15). (Religious Jews pray 5 times per day, “May the throne of David be established quickly in Jerusalem.”) National Israel is a preliminary stage leading up to the true and eternal kingdom.

Roni Rejuwan

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