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Do you believe that God always keeps His promises?

by the late Revd. D. Seekins and Mrs J.N. Seekins
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You do? Well now... The Bible, the Word of God, tells us that God promised King David that his throne would continue throughout every succeeding generation, and for ever, despite human failings and sins of any individual descendants who would in due season occupy that throne. Some examples of Scriptures containing such promises are as follows.

Psalm 89/3-4,19-37; "1 have made a. covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David My servant, thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations", i.e. throughout each succeeding generation. See the whole passage of Scripture, and note that God has sworn by His Holiness that He would not lie unto David, (v35); and, to quote the Revised Standard Version, "His line shall endure for ever", (v36). The Amplified Version expresses God's promise in these words; "His offspring shall endure for ever, and his throne shall continue as the sun before Me."

Has the sun continued to perform its God-given functions since the day of its creation? Indeed it has, and likewise God has watched over His sacred promise to His servant David. See 2 Samuel 7/11-29, and note again verse 16; "And thine house ("family"; New English Bible) and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee, thy throne shall be established for ever." The Lord could not be more definite than that! See also 1 Chronicles 17/10-27, e.g. verse 14 "...his throne shall be established for evermore. And Jeremiah 33/17-26: No honest Christian could possibly misconstrue the declarations contained in this passage; verse 17 is emphatic indeed. "For thus saith the Lord, David shall never want a man (descendant; Amplified Bible, etc) to sit upon the throne of the House of Israel." Or, to quote the New English Bible, "David will never lack a successor on the throne of Israel."

So then, since God solemnly promised David that the throne of David was to continue in the world, generation after generation, awaiting the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who will occupy that same throne when He returns, as per Isaiah 9/6-7, Luke 1/31-33, etc, Where do you think that the throne of David IS, right now, in the world?

For God cannot lie, He always keeps His Word.

Alongside God's promises to David and his descendants stand another set of promises that God made: promises just as definite, being His Word to and regarding His people Israel. For, just as the Lord stated that the House of David would never cease to rule over His people Israel, so also He promised that Israel would always continue in the earth; indeed the two sets of promises stand side by side, and are interlinked. For God's eternal purpose involves both parties; they are interdependent. Find the throne of David in the world today and you have found the true Bible people Israel; find Israel and you will have found the throne of David.

Here now are a few of the Scriptures showing God's ever-faithful care for Israel, His covenant people.

2 Samuel 7/24, "For Thou hast confirmed to Thyself Thy people Israel to be a people unto Thee for ever, and Thou, Lord, art become their God."

Jeremiah 31/35-37; "Thus saith the Lord, Which giveth the sun for a. light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar, the Lord of hosts is His Name; if those ordinances depart from before Me, saith the Lord, then the seed (descendants, R.S.V.) of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever. Thus saith the Lord, if heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.''

1 Samuel 12/22; "For the Lord will not forsake His people for His Great Name's Sake, because it hath pleased the Lord to make you His people."

Psalm 94/14; "For the Lord will not forsake His people, He will not abandon His heritage" (R.S.V.).

And from the New Testament record we have the writings of the apostle Paul, (Romans 11/1-2); "I say then, hath God cast away His people? God Forbid... God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew..."

To sum up the matter then: somewhere in the world today are God's ancient people, Israel, having the House of David as its royal throne. Wherever could they be?

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