The throne of Solomon or the Throne of Jesus
Songs of Solomon 3:9-11
9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
Jesus was considered a descendant of King David but was never related with King Solomon. Jesus is considered eternal heir to the throne of David but never to the throne of Solomon. If learns of the throne or palaces of Solomon during his rule, they were one of the most majestic yet Jesus Christ is never associated with this majestic throne. In today's scripture out of the mouth of Solomon comes the truth of his throne. This message is for us because many churches are built connected to Solomon's throne to which Jesus is not associated with.
Firstly the throne is described as chariot or sedan chair which is a term used for a portable throne used by the Egyptians (which means double standards). It was made with two wheels and made for times like wars or when the king travelled; unlike the Throne connected with Jesus, which is made on a firm foundation.
The throne of Solomon is made with pillars of silver with the bottom / back thereof of gold. Silver symbolizes material / worldly prosperity (in Heaven it is to do with skills or abilities given to a soul) and gold symbolizes spiritual riches. In the Tabernacle both these metals were used but importance was more of gold and less of silver. In God's Kingdom the pillars are of gold and silver too is given to us but only as much as needed. Material blessings and skills are good and needed but the pillars of the Church need to be build on Spiritual Fruits(s) and gifts and for this the Word of God and the Spirit of God comes into picture. Like I told your before the word Lebanon means 'whiteness' and timber of Lebanon symbolizes earthly righteousness (but according to the Lord) since wood represents human body. This is the reason the timber of Lebanon (also known as Sak wood in India) never gets spoil or infected with any kind or termites or other insects. It was used in the sacrifices during the times of Moses because of this property.
The righteousness we pursue here on earth according to the Lord is good but yet it is not sufficient, nor does it compares anywhere with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Wood cannot withstand fire for all spiritual things need to withstand spiritual fire. This is the reason righteousness is a free gift which covers us and redeems us and is given only unto those found worthy by the Lord on the Day of Judgment.
The colors blue and scarlet were used in the construction of the Tabernacle. The color purple has its origin with the kingdom of Tyre which in turn is a term used for Satan and the beast in the book of Ezekiel (king and prince of tyre). The word 'tyre' in Hebrew means 'small stone / pebble' and kingdom of Satan (includes this worldly kingdom) is based on small truths while the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is based on The Truth which is symbolized by Rock not stone. Any Church which is built on the Rock is the Church of Christ but any church built on small stones (which in Greek is 'Petros') is church connected to Tyre.
The Lord says this throne (church) is a church made by the daughters of Jerusalem, which refers to those who are not spiritually mature and knowledgeable Christians.
The Lord is telling the daughters of Zion which refers to matured Christians but yet not fully matured into sons to behold (see) this throne of Solomon and discern it. This throne was such because Solomon had many marriages and they included many non Israelites. Since Solomon had knowledge of the Kingdom of God but still he was not spiritually mature, he bowed even to the gods of his heathen wives.
Knowing the Bible or just praying will not mature us in the Kingdom of God. We need to walk / act on / do the Word and with the help of the Spirit of God build the Fruit(s) and gifts of the Holy Spirit and that is true maturity and Throne of Lord Jesus Christ.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, although we are living in this world, yet we are not of this world but of your Kingdom. We pursue the things of your Kingdom and not the things of this world. You provide all our needs in this world and we need not worry on them. We concentrate on building ourselves in the precious things of your Kingdom which are forever. By the understanding of your Word and by your Spirit work in us and build us so that we are not connected to the throne of Solomon but to your eternal Throne...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 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. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
16 In those days Judah will be saved, And Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the name by which she will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.'
17 "For thus says the LORD: 'David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel;
18 'nor shall the priests, the Levites, lack a man to offer burnt offerings before Me, to kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually.'"
30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.
32 "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
33 "And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
1 Kings 11:4-8
4 For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David.
7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon.
8 And he did likewise for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
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