The Most Inspiring Part of the Royal Wedding
About 2 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Two billion people watching a wedding—that’s almost one third of humanity! Never before had so many people been so fascinated by a wedding!
The weather forecast predicted cloudy skies and rain on that day, but when the bride stepped out of her car at Westminster Abbey, the sun began to shine. It was a beautiful day and a magnificent wedding. Even some of the reporters there said it was like a miracle—and perhaps it was a miracle!
Why was the world so fascinated? What prompted 2 billion people to stop and dwell on the wedding of a young English couple? Despite the avalanche of coverage surrounding the royal wedding, can you remember a single story explaining why there was such a huge global audience?
There was one main reason why the audience was so large. When we understand it, it will fill our lives with hope and joy!
Everyone knows that the wedding revolved around a royal throne. Very few, however, understand that this throne—the royal family to which Prince William belongs—was prophesied in your Bible to be here in this end time!
When we understand the history and future of this throne, and the hope it embodies, the wedding of Prince William becomes a billion times more inspiring!
Moreover, there was also a message prophesied to explain that throne and what it means for mankind.
The Origin of That Throne
The Bible identifies Saul as the first human king of the ancient Israelites. When Saul died, he was succeeded by David, a young man from the tribe of Judah. David was then succeeded as king of Israel by his son Solomon.
But read what 1 Chronicles 29:23 says about who sat on that throne of Israel before Saul, David and Solomon: “Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father ….”
Did you catch that?
The five books of Moses, and Joshua and Judges show that God was Israel’s king from the time the nation was established at Mt. Sinai to the time it inherited the Promised Land and eventually demanded a human king.
Today, Queen Elizabeth ii, her son Charles, and his sons, William and Harry, are descendants of King David. This means that Queen Elizabeth ii, like her ancient forefathers David and Solomon, sits on a royal throne that was established by God Himself!
Prince William, the groom at the royal wedding, is second in line to inherit a royal throne that extends all the way back to ancient Israel!
Perhaps some will find this hard to believe. It gets much easier if we believe the Word of God!
A Binding Promise
To understand England’s royal family, we must understand a promise God made to King David recorded in 2 Samuel 7. In the first few verses of this chapter, God inspires David to build Him a house, or temple, in Jerusalem. Although David made the decision to build the temple, the temple itself was to be constructed by David’s son Solomon.
Beginning in verse 12, we see God’s history-altering promise: “And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.” God is talking about Solomon. In verse 13, God says of Solomon, “He shall build a house for my name, and I willstablish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
What a promise! God said He would establish Solomon’s royal throne forever
In verses 14-16, God revealed this promise even more explicitly: “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him … And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.”
God could not have explained it more clearly. If members of this royal family disobeyed God, He would chasten them—but He would never break His covenant with David. He would never take away the throne!
2 Chronicles 13:5 reinforces this point, saying that “the Lord God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt”—or, the margin reads, a “perpetual covenant.” Beginning with his son Solomon, David would always,forever, have a descendant ruling as a monarch over Israel!
In Psalm 89:3-4, God tells King David that He will “build up thy throne to all generations.”
If you believe God, and millions of people say they do, this means the royal line of David must still exist today!
For over 70 years we have proved repeatedly and in convincing detail that Britain descends from ancient Israel, specifically the tribe of Joseph. Among the descendants of Israel, England has by far the most enduring and prestigious monarchy. The reason for this is simple and stunning: England’s royal family descends from King David.
This institution, which was on glorious display at the recent royal wedding, is living, breathing proof of God’s existence
When you put the royal wedding in its biblical context, it becomes the greatest physical sign of hope in this world!
Another Binding Promise
There is another vital, hope-filled dimension to God’s promise to King David.
You will find it in Jeremiah 33. Verses 14 through 17, as I explain in my booklet Jeremiah and the Greatest Vision in the Bible, are talking about God’s promise to David that a descendant from his line would always sit on the throne of Israel. These scriptures even prophesy of the time when Jesus Christ, “the Branch of righteousness,” will return and inherit this very throne. In verse 17, God reiterates His original promise, saying, “For thus saith the Lord; David shall never [lack] a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel.”
Now consider verse 18, where God makes a second promise that is linked to the first. “Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.” This is talking about another covenant, a spiritual covenant God makes with His priests, the ministry. God promised that there would always be an individual delivering a message about David’s royal throne.
God uses this man, who is supported by an energetic and committed church, to explain to the world the inspiring message behind the royal throne of England!
When a momentous event like the marriage of one of these royals occurs, this man must be on the scene to explain the significance of the royal event.
It is crucial that you find this individual and the work that supports him. This is not as difficult as you might imagine: Just look for the work explaining the truth about the royal wedding and the throne of David!
No One Can Break Them
Can you begin to see God’s hand in the royal family, and the meaning behind the royal wedding? God was trying to communicate hope to mankind! You must prove and then believe the truth about England’s royal family, and the royal throne. When you do, you will have profoundhope and faith in God!
As long as that throne exists, there is hope for mankind
God lives! The royal wedding was a powerful reminder of that.
Verses 20-21 of Jeremiah 33 give a glimpse of how strong these promises of God are: “Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.”
God’s covenants with David and with the ministry that explains the truth about David’s throne are as certain as the daily risingandsettingof the sun
Do you know why most people are blind to this inspiring truth about the British monarchy? In 2 Corinthians 4:4, the Apostle Paul says there is a “god of this world” who has “blinded the minds” of humans. This wicked being is the devil, or Satan, and he has captured the minds and hearts of all men, “lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Satan hates the thought of the “light of the glorious gospel of Christ” shining on the world!
The devil has a special hatred for Britain’s royal family, and seeks to turn the world against it, because He knows the gospel of God is wrapped up in history and prophecy of that institution. The vision embodied by this royal throne drives him into a rage. He will stop at nothing to destroy the truth about the throne of David!
Yet he will not prevail. Why? Because he simply cannot break God’s covenants! God is more powerful than the devil!
The Future of David’s Throne
Now that we’ve taken a glimpse of the inception of David’s throne, let’s briefly look at its future. Luke 1:30 shows an angel speaking to Mary. In verses 31-32, the angel tells her, “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.”
Think on that. When Jesus Christ returns to Earth, God is going to give Him the throne of His ancestor David!
Christ will not return to a non-existent throne. Where is the throne of David today? It’s not that difficult, with a little study and an objective mind, to trace David’s royal lineage, king after king after king, all the way to Buckingham Palace! If you would like to do this, then I highly recommend you request and study our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy.
In verse 33 God tells us what will happen on Earth after Christ inherits the throne of David. “And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”
When the Kingdom of God finally arrives, and Jesus Christ becomes King, that Kingdom will not end! The world and the universe will enter an endless existence of peace, joy, stability and elation!
Why was the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton so important? Because, through that magnificent and miracle-filled wedding, the world was given breathtaking insight into David’s throne and the future Kingdom of God
Truly, no other physical institution on Earth embodies such magnificent hope!