I recently heard a dear brother expound on The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament.
This is a fascinating subject and one which throws up some mind-blowing ramifications – some which even some British Israelites may find hard to process at first.
Prior to the coronation of Saul, Israel was ruled by judges. However, these judges governed under a paradigm where YHWH was King over Israel and they were His earthly instruments.
After kingship became the model of civic and national leadership in Israel, the over-arching spiritual Kingdom of God was still present but there was now an earthly king and kingdom which gave Israelites a point of contact and figurehead to follow. In essence, there was a physical kingdom which was an extension of God’s spiritual Kingdom.
We see this in the following verses from Psalm 89, where YHWH as King is still acknowledged but the dynasty of Davidic kings is promised as long as sun and moon endure:-
For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. PSALM 89:18-37
It is evident that the Throne of David was God’s instrument of government over Israel – indeed the whole planet – and was the physical manifestation of the Kingdom of God in the earth. This was the fulfilment of the Sceptre promise given to the tribe of Judah in Genesis 49:10.
We must also remember that Messianic passages such as Psalm 2 and Psalm 72 were primarily given to the Davidic line in history. The dominion promised in these Psalms has a primary application to descendants of David, as well as the ultimate application in David’s Greater Son.
What is absolutely vital to understand is that the Throne of David is no mere human instrument or device, nor is it a temporary measure.
And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 1 CHRONICLES 28:5
Note here that David directly calls his own throne “THE KINGDOM OF YHWH OVER ISRAEL”!!!
It is an inescapable truth that the Throne of David is the throne visible of the Kingdom of God in the earth.
Jesus’ destiny is to sit upon this eternal Throne (see Luke 1:32 and Acts 2:25-30), from which He will rule the nations and the cosmos.
The implications of this are quite astonishing.
Let me put it like this: Wherever you find the Throne of David in the earth, there you will find the Kingdom of God.
Now you would have no problem saying of ancient Israel under the Davidic line of kings that this was the visible Kingdom of God. It therefore follows that in this New Covenant era, surely we can say the same – in fact, it could be argued that this is even more so, since the Son that David saw at YHWH’s right hand in Psalm 110 has become the Lord and Saviour of His people. Those monarchs of the British royal line who are descended from David are the proof of the promise given to David’s seed and are but custodians until He comes whose right it is to sit upon the Glorious Throne.
If David could call his throne the Throne of the Kingdom of YHWH over Israel, then surely his descendants can. The inescapable conclusion is that the British Throne is the visible manifestation of the Kingdom of God on planet earth!
Let me say it plainly: Britain is the visible Kingdom of God on earth.
The British peoples are descended from twelve-tribed Israel of old and the Stone Kingdom is here in these isles. British monarchs are crowned upon the Bethel Stone, as were kings of Judah and Israel in days of old.
This is the real reason why Britain is beset with myriads of foes who are seeking to destroy it from abroad and from within. The Babylonian New World Order and the hidden hand which guides it hate the Kingdom of God and His people. Britain is attacked precisely because it is the Kingdom of God.
Our problem is that we have spiritualised the Kingdom so much that we have turned it into a nebulous, castles-in-the-sky, Kumbaya type of place that is so out of reach it seems more like Narnia than a real place. Even those of us who have come into the truth concerning the British Throne still have this tendency to over-spiritualise the Kingdom.
Now don’t get me wrong, I believe in that spiritual dimension of the Kingdom. God is a Spirit and heaven is a place beyond the spectrum of physical reality. I also believe that people from anywhere on earth can access this Kingdom and see it manifest in their own society and culture.
However, you cannot get away from the truth that kings and nations must pay homage to the Throne of David in the earth. Even the President of the USA; in fact, especially the US President, must pay homage to the British Throne. There can be no true peace on earth until and unless rulers and their subjects recognise and submit to the monarch upon Britain’s Royal Throne. You can be saved, filled with the Spirit and do miracles in Jesus’ Name but anyone who does not the will of my Father in heaven will not be acknowledged by Me, saith the Lord.
This is a vital issue and will become more pressing as time goes on. All men will be brought to the place where they are for the Throne of David in the earth or for the beast system of Babylon. Hence why even to His own presumptuous people God says, “Come out of her, My people!”
Britain is God’s kingdom on the earth. If this is a stumbling block to you, get over it. Your destiny depends on it.