Sunday, May 5, 2013

Solomon's Throne

Gen 49:9  Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Gen 49:10  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

1 Kings 10:16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each containing over fifteen pounds of gold.
17 He also made three hundred smaller shields of hammered gold, each containing nearly four pounds of gold. The king placed these shields in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.
18 Then the king made a huge ivory throne and overlaid it with pure gold.
19 The throne had six steps and a rounded back. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with the figure of a lion standing on each side of the throne.
20 Solomon made twelve other lion figures, one standing on each end of each of the six steps. No other throne in all the world could be compared with it. (NLT)

Just a note about the steps. Six steps, the number of man, a man's throne. In the vision of Ezekiel's temple there were seven steps for the entry, the number of perfection and completion. No other throne yet in the world could compare to Solomon's throne, but Solomon was not perfect.
Solomon had it all and he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes; A rich man's view of life.

Eccl 1:2  Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Eccl 2:11  Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

Eccl 5:10  He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Eccl 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Eccl 12:14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Isaiah saw another throne in a vision and the Lord was upon it.

Isa 6:1  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Isa 6:3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Solomon was a sinner but the Lord Jesus Christ is Holy, being one with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts, the LORD of the angels and the Lord of the people of God. All worship, honor and praise him. Solomon will kneel before him.

Phil 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phil 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phil 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Kings who will not believe in him or pray to him now, will bow before the king and judge of all souls at judgement day. Let us honor him now and be with him forever. All glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Let us worship him in spirit and in truth.

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