Chapter 2

The New Throne of David

From the book The New Throne of David
By Gerald Flurry

In Jeremiah 33:17-18, God promised that there would always be someone sitting on the throne of David, and that there would always be a priest or minister doing the Work of God and teaching about that throne.

Look again at 2 Samuel 7:12-16. There God promised to establish David’s throne and said that Solomon would sit on it. He said, “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 ….” God told David how He would sustain the king sitting on that throne: He would use men to chasten him and keep the throne with the line of David.

But what if that nation becomes so evil that God must destroy it and plant the throne in another nation? Anciently, God sent the Prophet Jeremiah to warn Judah of its destruction. That is a type of what is to happen to Britain, America and Judah in this end time. (Request a free copy of my booklet on Jeremiah for a full explanation.)

After ancient Judah was destroyed, Jeremiah was used by God to overturn the throne of David (and take the stone of destiny) to Ireland by taking a direct descendant of David, one of King Zedekiah’s daughters, the princess Tea-Tephi. David’s throne was later moved to Scotland and eventually to England where it has resided for several generations, again with those sitting on the throne being descendants of King David. In the coming Great Tribulation, however, God does not send a prophet to remove David’s throne from Britain. So what happens to that throne?

God has revealed the clear answer to this question.

Britain Loses Its King and its Stone

Think deeply about the prophecy in Hosea 3:4: “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image [the stone of destiny] ….” By the time this prophecy is fulfilled, Britain will have been conquered by the Holy Roman Empire. The British lose their king, and they lose their stone (a symbol of David’s throne), and there is no Jeremiah type to protect the stone and the king. God doesn’t have somebody there to tear down and destroy and transplant that throne.

What does this mean? God promised to continue that throne forever, yet here we see that suddenly there is no king and no stone, and the prophecy doesn’t even say where they are. During the Tribulation, the king will probably be dead! Jacob’s pillar stone will be lost; we don’t know what will happen to it but it could be destroyed.

If no one sits on David’s throne, God will have broken His promise!

The truth is, by the time this prophecy is fulfilled, the throne in Britain is no longer David’s throne!

Even before Britain loses its king and stone, the British throne is no longer the throne of David, or God’s promise is broken.

Hosea’s prophecy shows that before the Tribulation, God must have a new stone and a new king—a new throne. Otherwise He could not allow Hosea 3:4 to happen. How else can you explain what is going to happen in Britain?

God must no longer recognize the throne in Britain as David’s throne.

When does this happen, and where is David’s throne? This is the endless throne of our eternal Husband we are talking about!

We are living in a time of terrible corruption in the nations of Israel. With the royal family in Britain today, God cannot correct the situation by the stripes of men. He cannot set things right within Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah under present conditions. So there has to be another king—someone who is also a descendant of David.

Imagine someone during the Tribulation who had any understanding of God’s promise about the throne of David. If he looked around and saw no king and no stone—perhaps the king is dead, and he doesn’t know where the stone is, or maybe he saw it destroyed—what would he think? He would have to conclude that God’s promise was broken, unless he understood what I am explaining to you here.

But God is keeping His promise!

Hasting Righteousness

Look again at the prophecy in Isaiah 16 about the place of safety during the Great Tribulation. It says God’s people are outcasts, protected among the rocky crags and caves of a fortress in the wilderness (verses 1-4).

Verse 5 reads, “And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.” In the place of safety, there is a “he”—a man—sitting on the throne of David—in a tabernacle, which is a temporary dwelling. This is a man who understands and believes the truth of God, who is “judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness,” really moving things along in establishing God’s righteousness.

Could this king be someone outside God’s one true Church? That would be impossible. This king is speaking the truth and hasting righteousness, so it must be a converted member in God’s Church.

God has to have a king in this Church who is a descendant of David. And we also must have a stone that is a symbol of David’s throne. God has given us a new stone. The stone is always associated with the throne—not only as a symbol of the throne, but also a symbol of our Rock, our Leader, Jesus Christ!

It was right around January 16, 2017, that God revealed the truth about the new stone of destiny.

And it was on this date that God moved the throne of David to this Church!

God is getting us ready to go to the place of safety where David’s throne is prophesied to be. There is a new king and a new stone. There has to be for this prophecy to be fulfilled! And this new king would have to be God’s apostle, at least for this time.

The prayer rock, the new symbol of David’s throne, also came to us through a descendant of David, Herbert W. Armstrong. And it all happened around January 16, 2017, the anniversary of his death.

God made all these things happen miraculously. This is all prophesied, and God has brought it about in a way that is truly mind-staggering when you think about it.

What Does This Mean for Us?

Even now, the United Kingdom no longer has the throne of David. And Jacob’s pillar stone is no longer relevant. There is a new stone.

Think about this: If Britain no longer has the throne of David, this strongly indicates that Britain is going to go down rapidly! How could it be otherwise? This is a great condemnation by God against that people! And, in a sense, against America as well.

Jeremiah was there when Judah was conquered by Babylon. He took Tea-Tephi—a princess of the house of David—and the coronation stone with him to Ireland and preserved David’s throne. Now, a modern Babylon is going to conquer Britain, America and Judah and destroy them—all together (Hosea 5:5)—and David’s throne is no longer in Britain. But God has preserved it another way.

What does all this mean for the Philadelphia Church of God? We must think about this deeply. What does this require of us?

This is some of the most amazing prophecy ever revealed to the pcg!

Here, in this Church, is the hope of the world—the only hope there is! Descendants of David have sat on this throne since it has been in existence. This fulfills God’s scepter promise to Judah (Genesis 49:10). But that promise is also about grace. This throne is the one Christ will sit on to direct everything in the universe under the guidance of God the Father! It will last for eternity and bring salvation to all mankind! And we have that throne right now!

David’s throne is alive and well—and being honored more than it has been in a long time!

There is a difference in how David’s throne will be handled from now on because it is in God’s own Church with His own very elect.

What a tremendous gift God has given His remnant Church! We are going to be kings and priests shortly, and already are kings and priests in embryo. This certainly ought to make our calling—the fact that we are going to be ruling on this throne with Christ forever—far more real to us! You really are kings and priests! (Revelation 1:6). You cannot sit on a throne if you’re not a king and a priest. God’s spiritual nation is going to be born overnight! (Isaiah 66:8). This will astound the world: People will suddenly see a whole family of kings and priests on David’s throne!

It is mind-boggling to even think about what God is doing. But this is real. This is what these revelations from God are all about. We have the throne in our possession now! God’s very elect now plays the key role with David’s throne. It is no longer in Britain—it is here in the pcg, which means we are now ready to go to a place of safety.

But before we go, we will be exposing some important facts and proclaiming a more powerful message than we have ever had before! How could it be otherwise? This honor is certain to come with additional responsibility. It dazzles your mind when you ponder it!

The Nobility of Israel in Adullam

The book of Micah has some key scriptures we can better understand in light of this new revelation.

This book covers a span of time from just before the Great Tribulation to a time far into the Millennium. It prophesies what will happen to God’s people during the Tribulation.

Micah 1:9 says, “For her wound is incurable ….” This is a time when the nations of Israel are sick with an incurable wound—a life-threatening condition that cannot be healed! Their only hope is to go through the holocaust of the Tribulation.

“Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee” (verse 16). Here is a descriptive warning of what is about to come upon national Israel. Think of the symbol of the United States, the bald eagle. God says the baldness of Israel is going to be enlarged as its people go into captivity! During the Great Tribulation, they will suffer as never before!

Now—what will happen to God’s people during that time? Verse 15 says, “Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.” This translation is a little awkward. The word Mareshah means summit, or chief place. And the New King James Version reads: “… The glory of Israel shall come to Adullam.”

Where is Adullam? This was the cave to which David escaped when he was on the run from King Saul (1 Samuel 22:1). Remember, Micah is an end-time book. Here is a prophecy of a time when “the glory of Israel” will come to a cave, or rocky fortress. The Cambridge Bible Commentary says it is “the worthy part of Israel” that goes to Adullam. The Soncino commentary says, “[T]he phrase means that Israel’s nobility will take refuge in a cave” (emphasis mine throughout). Who are the nobility of israel? They are the people who have the throne of David!

They are spiritual Israel, or God’s true Church.

God considers these people worthy to take responsibility for David’s throne. That is a lot of responsibility! But these people are God’s nobility! What greater nobility is there than having David’s throne?

David escaped to the cave of Adullam along with several hundred people. Prophecy shows that, in the end time, God’s people will have to escape to a cave as well. They will go to a rocky fortress to escape the Holy Roman Empire, which has been chasing them for centuries! The Church had to flee into the wilderness for 1,260 years (Revelation 12:6—described prophetically as “days”). Now, we will have to flee for 1,260 days (verse 14). When we do, we will take with us the throne of David.

We must be prepared to go to the cave of Adullam, the place of safety. Make this a part of your thinking, because we live in the most urgent time ever! We must be willing to go anyplace and do anything God wants. We must get our minds conditioned to do that! He often offers opportunities or directs us to do things we don’t want to do, humanly. We all have to do things we would rather not do; that is good for us! We must have the mindset that whatever God says, we will do. That will bring the most wonderful reward you could possibly receive!

You can review the history: David and God’s people came to power shortly after he left that cave. God says that immediately after we leave this rocky fortress, the place of safety, we are going to come to power! We will rule the world with Jesus Christ on David’s throne!

Think of the honor God is giving us! What a wonderful blessing it is to have the great God give us the throne of Davidwhich is really the throne of Godnow! What a calling we have been given, and what a blessing to understand this and to know what it all means!

Micah 2:6 foretells of God’s lukewarm people trying to stop us from prophesying these things. They are not the nobility of Israel. They want to blend into the world and prophesy smooth things.

That is not the life God has called us to! Those who sit on David’s throne must obey the great God with all their being as David did, a man after God’s own heart! That is what God wants all of us to strive to be: men and women after God’s own heart!

God abundantly rewards such obedience. He promises that even in the very worst circumstances, He will protect us. As people attack us, they will fall, and we will be the only ones left standing.

‘Their King’

Isaiah 16:5 prophesies, “And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth ….” This is not just another throne—it is “the throne.” This is the only throne of God on Earth! The title king is not used in this context. But the Prophet Micah does use the word king—and it is the only place in the Bible that uses this term specifically in connection with the pcg.

“I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them” (Micah 2:12-13).

Verse 13 specifically links the “breaker” with the “king” who is leading God’s people in the place of safety. The king and the breaker are the same person.

Lange’s Commentary explains: “They break through, pass into the gate, and go out through it. And their king passes on before them, for no other than the king, out of the house of David, can be that ‘breaker’ ….” This is talking about the house of David and the throne of David. How could anyone in God’s Church become a king? There has to be something new to even make that happen.

This man breaks the way to the place of safety through a gate. There is a “gate” to the place of safety. God provides a strait and narrow gate that we must go through to get to the place of protection. The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament says this about the word gate: “The root idea is ‘to split open’”—like parting the waters. It says, “Two other words are sometimes translated ‘gate,’” and one of them “means ‘entrance,’ from the verb meaning ‘to open.’”

Somehow, God uses this king to be a breaker and to open the way—to protect the kings and priests of God’s very elect. There is structure and government here. We cannot do anything haphazardly. God lays it all out about how we will do it: He says a breaker will open the gate and lead His people to the place of safety. We must follow God’s structure if we are to go to a place of safety. Follow the system where Jesus Christ is the Head! If people don’t like God’s government, then they will not be there.

There is a way it must be done. After all, God is leading us! Christ—our Stone, our Rock—is “on the head of them”! It is not some man! What man could possibly do something like this? God Himself is at the head, leading the whole procession! God Himself brings about this new stone and new throne of David.

This prophecy is dated: It is specifically about going to the place of safety with the new throne of David. We had to break away from the lukewarm Worldwide Church of God. God is focusing our minds on the place of safety, and also on conducting ourselves like King David did.

This prophecy shows not just a leader going to that place, but all of God’s faithful people going there together. Daniel 12:8-11 paint a similar picture. We are all in this together; we leave together and are taken to a place of safety together. It says, “And from the time that the daily [the Work of God] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” Subtracting the 1,260 days we are in the place of safety from this 1,290 days indicates we have 30 days to get to a place of safety, and all of us go together.

And notice verse 10: “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried.” God wants us to be purified. I think that has a lot to do with us having the new throne of David. God wants a purified throne and a pure people when He arrives!

Verses 12-13 talk about the wonderful ending of all this: It is leading right into the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when He receives the throne of David!

Amos 7 tells us when we go to the place of safety. There you see a priest, Amaziah, telling the king, Jeroboam, about God’s prophet. There is a confrontation, and the priest does the dirty work. He tells God’s prophet, “O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there” (verse 12). This is spiritual Antiochus—Satan incarnate!

All indications are that this is how the nobility of Israel will go: We will be outcasts, sent to a cave! But we have the very throne of David! We don’t look to things or to people—we look to God! It doesn’t matter where we go as long as God is directing us!

In its account of the history of Jeremiah rescuing Zedekiah’s daughter to transplant the throne, the Bible never mentions him taking a stone. We know he did because it is a symbol of David’s throne. Jeremiah had to have the coronation stone—after all, he was taking the throne of David to Ireland! Mr. Armstrong proved from Irish history that when Jeremiah came to Ireland with Tea-Tephi, he had an ark, David’s harp and a stone called lia-fail. But these last three items were not mentioned in the book of Jeremiah when it discusses the king’s daughters. The same is true in Micah: It mentions a king but doesn’t say anything about the stone. As with Jeremiah, that is covered elsewhere. But we need the symbol of David’s throne, and we need somebody to rule from it!

We must spiritually nurture the throne of God that is in our presence in every way we possibly can! God has given it to us to care for it and to be responsible for it.

Realize that God has made a major change! We are not an insignificant remnant. Soon we will be sitting on David’s throne with Christ! That is our future!

God has just said, I am going to lift you to a higher level. I want you to recognize that and take on this responsibility. He wouldn’t give it to us if He didn’t think we could do it! This should tell you a lot about who you are!

We cannot overemphasize how great this is—and how wonderful that God would honor us with this opportunity! Surely as a result, God will empower us more and more in a very short span of time.

‘Is There No King in You?’

Later in Micah there is another proof about the king: “And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? …” (Micah 4:8-9). This is speaking to God’s lukewarm people. There is no king among them!

But realize: The Laodiceans do have access to the pcg—the door is open if they would just take the strait and narrow path, and enter the gate here. In the pcg, there is a king who is led and directed by God! That is what makes it all happen: The king is nothing apart from God. Not one of us is! But God is telling the Laodiceans that they have access to a king—if only they would accept it!

Sadly, 95 percent of God’s people want nothing to do with that. What is going to happen to those people? “[P]angs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion … and thou shalt go even to Babylon” (verses 9-10). They are going to experience a cauldron of nuclear fire! Why? Because they won’t follow God and the king.

It is not easy to follow God. But look at the calamity that will befall those who don’t want God to guide and direct them! God is telling them, If you won’t follow my government, you will not be going to Adullam, and you won’t be protected!

Again, in Micah 2:13, there is “their king … and the Lord on the head of them.” The Head of all this is Jesus Christ, not some man. But you don’t see Jesus Christ. You do see a king, or a human leader whom God is using, and you follow him as he follows Christ. The Laodiceans are not willing to follow, and they will suffer horrendously as a result.

When Mr. Armstrong was alive, many people in God’s Church looked to him—not God. Then, when he died, they didn’t know what to do. You had better be sure that doesn’t happen to you. You must not look to a man.

Remember, God’s ministers are “compassed with infirmity” (Hebrews 5:2)—and that includes evangelists and apostles. We struggle just like you. We are surrounded by problems and difficulties. We fight the same battles that you do. In that way, we are all in this together! You had better not look to one of us because we are not going to get you anyplace—unless we are following Christ, and then we’ll be a great help to you! But it is your responsibility to know if we get off track. If you look to a man, something could happen to him, and you could be misled. But if you look to Christ, and something happens to the man He is using, you just carry on following Christ! We all must learn this lesson deeply!

Three Overturns, Then ‘It Shall Be No More’

Another scripture we have used a lot in the past becomes far more clear in light of this new revelation about the throne.

Ezekiel 21:26-27 read, “Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”

This passage is about David’s throne and the stone. As Mr. Armstrong wrote in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, “Remove the diadem, and take off the crown” refers to King Zedekiah’s death in Babylon. “This shall not be the same” means a change was to take place. God abased the house of Judah and exalted the house of Israel by moving the throne to Israel. The first of the three overturns (“overturn, overturn, overturn”) occurred when Jeremiah brought the stone and throne to Ireland. Later it was moved to Scotland, then to England.

Then, God prophesies, it shall be no more, until Christ comes. What does this mean?

Notice: There is no fourth overturn. This is because, after the three overturns, there is something new! A new throne and a new stone! That is what happened on January 16, 2017. God nowhere says anything about a fourth overturn—because there isn’t one! He said, “It shall be no more.” The throne as it was will come to an end; that is what this means.

Regarding these three overturns, Barnes’ Commentary says, “‘It shall be no more,’ or ‘this also shall not be’; the present state of things shall not continue ….” That is exactly right! What else could it be? There will be three overturns, and it shall be no more. That throne is now irrelevant.

God expresses it this way because this is exactly how it will appear to anyone in the world. People see the three overturns—and then, when Christ returns, He has a throne! “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him” (verse 27). That is exactly what the people in this world will see because they don’t understand what God has done. They won’t see it because they are in a state of rebellion! How much do people even care about David’s throne anyway? Who pays attention to David’s throne?

But the very elect of God are honored by God to be given the throne of David and of God! God doesn’t call it a fourth overturn because it’s not a fourth overturn; it is a new throne.

There is a new throne of David, and there is a king to sit on this throne. We in God’s Church, who are kings and priests in embryo, have now been given the throne that Christ and His Bride will sit on for eternity! We are to be the stewards of this great possession—to watch over it and protect it and proclaim the meaning and the hope that it symbolizes! That hope resides with us in a special way. What a blessing!

God’s Judgment on Britain

God is not happy with those who have been sitting on David’s throne. In 1996, England returned the stone of Scone—then the symbol of the throne of David and Jesus Christ, our Rock—to Scotland. England was willing to give it up! In the Trumpet at that time, I wrote, “I believe this stone is the most precious physical thing on this Earth. I also believe that Queen Elizabeth just made the worst decision of her life! And the British government has made the biggest mistake in its history! [England’s] actions have scorned the omnipotent, living God. And there is going to be a terrifying penalty unless they repent” (August 1996).

Look at the prophecy in Jeremiah 22: “Thus saith the Lord; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, And say, Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates” (verses 1-2).

Herbert W. Armstrong proclaimed his message through the reigns of three kings on David’s throne, before Queen Elizabeth ii was crowned in 1953. The greatest warning ever was delivered in his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy. This warning is directed to any king or queen who sits on David’s throne. But since January 16, 2017, David’s throne is no longer in Britain.

“Thus saith the Lord; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house [of David] kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house [of David] shall become a desolation” (verses 3-5). This specific prophecy is coming upon Britain! God is telling them why He has taken the throne from them!

Notice what God says in verse 6: “For thus saith the Lord unto the king’s house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.” This is a terrifying prophecy! The great cities of Ephraim will be emptied of their inhabitants!

“And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. And many nations shall pass by this city [London], and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this great city? Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them” (verses 7-9). This is a physical nation; its people don’t have the New Covenant. This is talking about the covenant God made with David! The throne was located in London.

Britain has been cozying up to the Roman Catholic Church in recent years. The archbishop of Canterbury visited the Vatican and kissed the pope’s ring! He was putting the pope’s throne ahead of God’s throne! This had to intensify God’s wrath against Britain. This in spite of the fact that the Catholic Church has been fighting against the throne of David for generations! The Holy Roman Empire knows about the throne, and it has tried to destroy it throughout history!

Britain has forsaken God’s covenant with David! And God warns that its punishment for doing so will be unparalleled in the history of man!

In verses 18 and 19, God says of the British king, “He shall be buried with the burial of an ass.” The Holy Roman Empire won’t give this man any royal treatment!

Consider all the blessings God has given to Israel and Judah: the birthright blessings and the scepter blessing! Yet now, everything is falling apart. God is full of wrath because of their sins—to the point where He has now removed the throne of David and given it to His very elect.

Transition Period

The prophecy surrounding David’s throne has tremendous depth. It is about our birth into God’s Family. It all begins for us when we are born again into the Kingdom of God, ruling with Jesus Christ forever.

We are part of a transition movement into the very throne of God and Christ ruling the world. This is the first step into Christ’s headquarters’ rule. Having this throne ought to make the rule of Christ on David’s throne far more meaningful and real to us! We will be used to solve this world’s problems. We must think like God’s kings and priests! We have the throne that Christ is going to rule from—and we are in that transition period right now!

Look at the transition period in a physical birth. That process happens in three stages. According to BabyCenter, “The first stage begins when you start having contractions that cause progressive changes in your cervix and ends when your cervix is fully dilated. This stage is divided into two phases: First, early labor: Your cervix gradually effaces (thins out) and dilates (or opens). Active labor: Your cervix begins to dilate more rapidly and contractions are longer, stronger and closer together. People often refer to the last part of active labor as ‘transition.’”

It is called transition because it is right after this that the mother begins pushing, which is the second stage. It is the transition to the actual birth. The third stage, after the baby is born, is the delivery of the placenta.

We should think seriously about this because Mr. Armstrong said that physical birth is a direct type of our birth into the Kingdom of God! It happens the same way, but on a spiritual level (John 3:3-6).

The transition phase of the labor is the shortest, but the most intense part of labor (ibid). It is intense because of the major changes the body is undergoing within a short period in order to start the baby’s descent out of the womb. “Transition, unlike active labor, is the storm before the calm that is the pushing stage. It is by far the hardest part of birthing, but also the shortest” ( I think that is a good description of how God is going to bring forth the birth of His firstfruits and the Philadelphians of this era.

“It is here that a mother’s focus might falter,” the report continues. “This is the stage where women may doubt their ability to birth the baby and request medications. They may worry about how long labor will last, and how much more intense it will become. Mothers become suggestible at this time and are the most vulnerable to accepting interventions they previously did not want.”

This transition isn’t precisely the same as what we are going through right now, but it certainly gives you a dramatic and mesmerizing picture. Remember what Mr. Armstrong said about that physical birth typing the spiritual.

Did our receiving David’s new throne start our descent into being born again?! Are we now in the pushing stage into our birth in God’s Kingdom?

Surely God would give us a dramatic sign of when this pushing stage begins! Keep this understanding in mind when you look at the terrible evil in this world and the trials coming upon God’s new royal Family.

We must see spiritually and realize we are in a transition stage! This is different from what it has ever been before. We have the very throne that Jesus Christ will sit on and rule this world from forever! We are transitioning right into becoming the Bride of Christ. At that time, we won’t have these physical problems anymore; we will be God beings!

What a wonderful, imaginative picture of our birth into the Family of God! We are here to be born into the Family of God and sit on David’s throne. From that throne, we are going to help Christ save humanity. What could be more wonderful? This vision will get us to the birth into eternal glory!

God Expects More

The throne of David is all about saving all of humanity! We have to keep this great hope in our minds! This is what we are here to do!

Do we realize who we are? Do we realize what God is using us to do? We have a wonderful message of hope, and God has now put the throne right in our midst! This is phenomenal and mind-staggering! God has upped the ante considerably. He expects more of us. He believes we can do more. He believes with everybody pitching in, we are going to excel in every way—but we are going to do it on our knees, as Mr. Armstrong did before the prayer rock. That is the only way!

Think about how honored we are to have this throne. God has truly honored us with what He has done! Surely that must mean a much more powerful message and more impact on this world than ever before.

We need to be thanking God and asking Him to help us rise to the level He wants, to publicize this message and usher in the throne of God to this world!

Continue Reading: Chapter 3: The Double Wonder!