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The Throne of Self-Will

Saul was a man with a character breach. Whether his wrong beliefs flawed his character or his flawed character undermined his beliefs, I cannot say; but this king’s belief and value system was geared to bring him down because he did not truly fear God. There are three evidences of this in 1 Samuel, Chapter 15: 1) he ThroneWood.jpgfeared man more than God, 2) he chose his own desires over obedience to God, and 3) he asked the prophet Samuel to honor him before the elders (in spite of his downfall), which was equivalent to asking God to do things his way just to make him look good. King Saul was obviously on the throne of Self as well as the throne of Israel and he was willing to pay any price to stay in his Saul-ish kingship. A man who truly feared God would not have set himself to war against God and His plan for Israel. Saul wanted to kill the would-be king, David, and was even willing to kill his own heir-apparent, Jonathan, to ensure that his throne not be shaken. –Kathy


Crying for Father’s Help

“Your throne is established from of old. You are from everlasting.” (Ps.93:2) Before HandReachingDownany sons of Belial (“reckless, lawlessness”) planned or implemented their shenanigans, God was already on His throne. Before any elements came together to form a disaster, He was. Before Abraham, Jesus is “I Am.” (Jn.8:58) So, as Melissa sings, “He stands above it all.” And we run to the Rock that is higher than us. “For no matter where I am, even when I’m far from home, I will cry out to you for a father’s help. When I’m feeble and overwhelmed by life, guide me into your glory, where I am safe and sheltered.” (Ps.61:2, TPT)


Preserve Family and Nation

familyworshiptableDavid not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, David preserved a nation. (1K.2:12)


Him Who is Enthroned

As the people of God assemble today may they consider Yeshua Whose name is ThroneSwordabove all names and Who is seated enthroned above all, and glorify Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”  7  “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. (Ps.2:6-8, NASB)