Through the incredible purpose and power of the Great God, Queen Elizabeth II sits on the throne of King David—in fact, the throne of the Lord! And though she reigns over the foremost tribe of modern Israel, the Josephite tribe of Ephraim, the lion on the royal coat of arms is the lion of Judah. Elizabeth, Charles, Andrew, William and Harry—ethnically they’re all Jews! How truly remarkable this is. It’s not particularly surprising when a nationality maintains a line of rulers of its own ethnicity—but the Ephraimite British continue on with Jewish rulers!
Even more amazingly, all the intermarrying with the other royal families of Europe has not diminished that fact—for most of them have been of Jewish descent as well, through Zerah (see Appendix 10: “The Family of Odin” ). Indeed, many of them are apparently even of Davidic descent (see Appendix 11: “Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan” ). Intermarriage with the nobility has also been primarily within the tribe of Judah (see Appendix 13: “The Nobility—Also Jewish” ). Only Almighty God could have planned all this and brought it to pass.
Returning to where we began, is the British monarchy really in danger of passing away? Does the question even need to be asked at this point? Consider that David’s dynasty has continued unbroken for 3,000 years—and that it was promised almost 1,000 years before that. God has gone to great lengths to ensure the continuance of this throne—and to safeguard the inviolability of His promises. Do we now suppose he would let a few advocates of republicanism thwart Him from keeping His word?
We should realize, in closing, that there have been at least three interregnums during David’s dynasty, where his descendant was not actually ruling. One happened when the evil queen Athaliah usurped the throne of Judah for about six years (2 Chronicles 22-23). Another has constituted much of this publication—the time between Zedekiah being deposed and the rule of the Davidic line being reestablished in Ireland. And the third occurred when King Charles I was beheaded in 1649. For 11 years, Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth ruled until the throne was restored under Charles’ son, Charles II, who had been living outside the country in France.
While these vacancies might seem to violate God’s promises to David, such temporary gaps, as mentioned earlier, were actually well within the scope of God’s specific promise that David would have a descendant sitting on his throne in “all generations.” Therefore, such a minor gap in the occupation of the throne can occur at any time. But we may rest assured: If the monarchy disappears tomorrow, a generation will not pass before it is restored.
It seems entirely possible that a brief interregnum is yet future. For while the refrain of the anthem “Rule Britannia” ends with “… Britons never, never shall be slaves,” that just isn’t so. Both America and Britain will go into national captivity and slavery just as ancient Israel and Judah did (request or download The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy to learn more). And when that happens, the monarchy may very well be interrupted. But by no means will it be lost.
For a short time later, the rightful Heir to the throne, Jesus Christ, will appear on the scene and stand in Jerusalem. At long last, the throne of the Lord will be taken back from corruptible human beings by the Lord Himself. “And the government will be upon His shoulder … Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever” (Isaiah 9:6-7 Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
American King James Version×).
Amazingly, Jesus will share this wonderful throne of David with His perfected followers (Revelation 3:21 Revelation 3:21To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
American King James Version×; Revelation 2:26-28). Indeed, David himself will be resurrected from the dead in glory to reign with Christ upon the throne—assigned by Christ to rule over a regathered Israel. God says: “Foreigners shall no more enslave them. But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them” (Jeremiah 30:8-9 Jeremiah 30:8-9 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them.
American King James Version×; see Ezekiel 37:24-28 Ezekiel 37:24-28 24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelled; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the middle of them for ever more. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the middle of them for ever more.
American King James Version×).
There will be multiple literal thrones for the saints (compare Matthew 19:28 Matthew 19:28And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
American King James Version×; Revelation 20:4 Revelation 20:4And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
American King James Version×). But, in a sense, these thrones will all be part or extensions of the same throne (3:21). For the Holy City of God, the dwelling place of Jesus and all the saints, will itself be the throne from which they rule: “At that time Jerusalem shall be called the Throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts” (Jeremiah 3:17 Jeremiah 3:17At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
American King James Version×).
Thus, the throne will have been overturned one last time—returned to its rightful place upon Mount Zion in the City of David, never to be moved again. And the throne of Israel will then become the throne of the whole earth. As shocking as it may seem, this is the awesome destiny of the throne of Great Britain! As the throne of Jesus Christ and His saints, it will endure forever.
God will also pour out His Spirit on the physical house of David (see Zechariah 12:7-14 Zechariah 12:7-14 7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look on me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
American King James Version×- Zechariah 13:1), so that its members may ultimately be saved and glorified as well. Indeed, this is the destiny that awaits all of mankind—whoever will accept God’s grace and humbly submit to His way of life. May we all be ever so thankful for the intricate and incredible plan that God is working out—and for the absolute certainty of His incredible promises.