Re: The Throne of David
You seem to always be bringing up verses from Jeremiah and from the books of I and 2 Kings...
Originally Posted by JerryShugart
You seem to have no idea that all these were prophecies being made about the BABYLONIAN EXILE. They have already happened. Already past!
And yes, Solomon DID sit on the throne of David. You are right. He inherited the throne from his father, David. And yes, he literally did SIT on that same throne.
But...that throne and even the great temple that Solomon built was DESTROYED along with ALL of Jerusalem between 66AD and 70AD! You don't seem to be able to separate things that have ALREADY happened from those yet to come.
In ALL the scriptures that you have offered showing where Jesus said he will sit on a 'throne', it shows clearly and plainly that he is to sit on his own throne of glory! Not on 'the throne of DAVID.' Christ Jesus was born through the line of David....that's it. And, his kingdom is everlasting, a kingdom with no end!
You really need to study which PROPHECIES have already come to pass and which have yet to be fulfilled. You are confusing them.
And, I must tell you, that it seems like a dangerous doctrine to proclaim that Christ is NOT already ruling and reigning! Because he is!
JerryShubert, are you involved in a church? If you are, it seems you should discuss some of your beliefs with your pastor. Like your belief that Christ Jesus is not yet ruling and reigning, but will some day he will, 'from the very throne of David.'
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)