Will Christ come to a nonexistent throne?
If the throne of David ceased
then it does not exist today.
And if it does not exist,
how shall Christ sit upon a nonexistent throne? (See Luke 1:31-32.)
And, since it was to continue through all generations,
how about those many generations between Zedekiah and the birth of Jesus?
"Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day,
and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant,
that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne" (Jeremiah 33, verses 19-21).
Day and night still continues.
Does David's throne?
what do the people say?
Considerist thou not what this people have spoken,
saying, the two families which the Lord hath chosen,
he hath even cast them off?
"Thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them" (verse 24).
what does God say?
"Thus saith the Lord," (verse 25),
"If my covenant be not with day and night,
and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that
I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Strong words, those!
Unless you can stop this old earth from turning on its axis,
unless you can remove the sun and the moon and the stars from heaven,
says the Almighty, you cannot prevent him from keeping his covenant
to maintain continuously through all generations, forever,
from the time of David and Solomon,
a descendant of David in one continuous dynasty on that throne!
Not necessarily ruling over
all the House of Israel or of the Jews,
but at least some of them, enough to form a nation.
again, the sceptre promise,
which includes this line of kings until it culminates in Christ at his Second Coming:
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [Christ] comes;
and to him shall be the obedience of the people" (Gen. 49:10).
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