Sunday, July 15, 2007


Where did Jeremiah go with Baruch his secretary and one or more of the royal daughters of the king?
History stops short at this point.
Judah was the father of twin sons. The firstborn was royal seed, for through him the sceptre promise was to be carried down.
It is recorded that just before birth one of the twins put out his hand
Gen 38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
Gen 38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
Gen 38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
Gen 38:30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
1 the fact of the breach means the transfer of the sceptre from the Pharez to the Zarah line.
2 Such transfer never occurred before King Zedekiah of Judah, who was descended form Pharez
3 Therefore it had to occur after Zedekiah was dethroned
4 Since David's line (Pharez) is to remain on the throne through all generations forever, it could only occur at an OVERTURN of the throne by a marriage between a Pharez heir to the throne and one of the Zarah line, thus healing the breach.
History shows the descendants of Zarah became wanderers, journeying to the north within the confines of the Scythian nations, their descendants later migrating to Ireland in the days of King David.
But meanwhile, the Pharez-David-Zedekiah line possessed the sceptre-was HIGH- exalted. The Zarah line, feeling it rightfully should possess the sceptre, and some day would, was low, abased- so far as royal power was concerned.
Eze 21:25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
Eze 21:26 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.
Eze 21:27 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.
"Remove the diadem, and take off the crown" ==King Zedekiah, of David's dynasty, had the crown. This says it is to be removed. It was removed...He died in Babylon; his sons and all the nobles of Judah were killed.
"This shall not be the same"==The diadem is not to cease, but a change is to take place-the throne is to overturned-another is to wear the crown. God's promise to David is not to go by default!
"Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high."==Who is high? King Zedekiah of Judah. Now he is to be abased. He is to lose that crown. Judah has been HIGH, while Israel has been low- these many years without a king...
Hos 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, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
The Pharez line has been HIGH; the Zarah line LOW.
What is to be overturned?? The diadem, and the throne. Not once- but three times. Overturned by abasing Zedekiah, the house of Judah, the Pharez line, and exalting the house of Israel, and one of the Zarah line! The first of the three overturns was performed as the first half of Jeremiah's commission...
"And it shall be no more."== Does this mean the throne is to cease to exist? Not at all! How could it be overturned two more times, if it ceased to exist? How after three transfers of the crown, could it be given to Christ whose right it is, at His second coming, if it has ceased to exist?
Eze 17:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
Eze 17:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
Eze 17:4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.
Eze 17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.
Eze 17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
Eze 17:7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.
Eze 17:8 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
Eze 17:9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.
Eze 17:10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
A great eagle came to Lebanon and took the highest branch of the cedar. This is explained to represent King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who came to Jerusalem and took captive the king of Judah....The cropping off of the cedar's young twigs and carrying them to a land of traffic is explained to picture the captivity of the king's sons...." He took also of the seed of the land" means Nebuchadnezzar took also of the people, and the mighty of the land of Judah..... He "set is as a willow tree. And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature" means the Jews were given a covenant whereby, although they were ruled over by the Chaldeans, they might live in peace and grow......The other "great eagle" is explained to represent Pharoah of Egypt.

The riddle covers the first half of Jeremiah's commission. Now the second part..the planting of David's throne!
Eze 17:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
Eze 17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Eze 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.
"Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar." From God's own explanation we have learned that the cedar tree represents the nation of Judah; its highest branch is Judah's king..The riddle told us Nebuchadnezzar took the highest branch- the king.....The parable now tells us God will take of the highest branch. Not the branch, but OF the branch- of Zedekiah's children. But Nebuchadnezzar took and killed all his sons
God, through his prophet Jeremiah, is now going to take of the highest branch and "set it" ...The tender young twig! The twigs of this highest branch represent the children of King Zedekiah...certainly a tender young twig must represent a daughter...
This young Jewish princess is to become the royal seed for planting again of David's throne?
Where?....upon an high mountain and eminent...a mountain in symbol always represents a nation...
which nation? In the mountain of the height of Israel...David's throne is now to be planted in Israel, after being thrown down from Judah...
The birthright is in Israel. Though LOST, though supposed to be a Gentile nation, they are the people who were to grow into the promised multitude- the great nation and the company of nations, possessing the gates of their enemy nations, becoming a colonizing people spreading around the world, being blessed with national resources and wealth. And, when they become thus powerful and nationally dominant, remember, David's throne will be found transplanted among them!
Ancient Annals of Ireland
Long prior to 700 BC a strong colony called "Tuatha de Danaan" (tribe of Dan) arrived in ships. drove out other tribes, and settled there. Later, in the days of David, a colony of the line of Zarah arrived in Ireland from the Near East.
Then is 569 BC (date of Jeremiah's transplanitng), an elderly, white-haired patriarch, sometimes referred to as a "saint" came to Ireland. With him was the princess daughter of an eastern king and a companion called "Simon Brach", spelled in different histories as Breck, Berech, Brach, orBerach. The princess had a Hebrew name Tephi- her full name was Tea-Tephi.
This royal party included the son of the king of Ireland who had been in Jerusalem at the time of the siege. There he had become acquainted with Tea-Tephi. He married her shortly after 585- when the city fell. Their young son, now about twelve years of age, accompanied them to Ireland. Besides the royal family, Jeremiah brought with them some remarkable things, including a harp, an ark, and a wonderful stone called "lia-fail", or "stone of destiny". A peculiar coincidence (?) is that Hebrew reads from right to left, while English reads from left to right. Read this name either way- and it still is "lia-fail."
Another strange coincidence-is that many kings in the history of Ireland, Scotland, and England have been coronated sitting over this stone- including the present queen.
The royal husband of the Hebrew princess Tea was given the title Herremon upon ascending the throne of his father. This Herremon had usually been confused with a much earlier Gede the Herremon in David's time- who married his uncle Ith's daughter Tea. The son of this later king Herremon and Hebrew princess continued on the throne of Ireland and this same dynasty continued unbroken through all the kings of Ireland; was overturned and transplanted again in Scotland; and overturned and moved to London...
Another interesting fact is that the crown worn by the kings of the line of Herremon and the other sovereigns of ancient Ireland had twelve points!
In view of the linking together of biblical history, prophesy, and Irish history...this Hebrew princess was the daughter of King Zedekiah of Judah and therefore heir to the throne of David...That aged patriarch was in fact Jeremiah, and his companion was Jeremiah's scribe, or secretary Baruch...King Herremon was a descendant of Zarah, here married to the daughter of Pharez, healing the ancient breach...When the throne of David was first overturned by Jeremiah, it was replanted in Ireland, later overturned a second time and replanted in Scotland, overturned a third time and planted in London...When Christ returns to earth to sit on that throne, He shall take over a live, existing throne, not a nonexistent one
Luk 1:32 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:


Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
But Jeremiah was afraid..
Jer 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Jer 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Jer 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Jer 1:10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Notice:Jeremiah was set over Nations- more than one kingdom, He was a Jewish lad, living in Judah. He was set a prophet over Judah- but not Judah alone. Over nations- over kingdoms! He was set over these kingdoms to do two things: first, to "PLUCK UP", or "ROOT OUT" to "pull down" or to "overthrow" ; and second, to build, and to plant.
Jeremiah was divinely commissioned to pull down and to overthrow that very throne of David in Judah-and then to build and to plant!
He was used in 'rooting out' that throne from Judah and then to plant and to build it elsewhere.
So far as the world knows, the last king to sit on that throne of David was Zedekiah of Judah. He was thrown down off the throne and the throne rooted out of Judah in the year 585 BC- nearly 600 years before Christ!
We know Jeremiah did not plan and REBUILD the throne in Babylon. God had promised that David's throne should rule over Israelites through all generations- not over Gentiles. We have the continuance of the Gentile throne in Babylon.
David's throne was never again planted of built among the Jews!
It was not reigning over the Jews in the time of Christ. The Jews were then under the Roman rule. Jesus did not ascent any such throne.
It is known that Babylon took Judah in three different stages. The first siege was in 604 BC, The land did not completely pass into the hands of the Babylonians, however, until 585 BC.
The last king recorded either in Bible or secular history as having sat on the throne of David was King Zedekiah of Judah.
2Ki 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
Jer 39:1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
Jer 39:2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
Jer 39:3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Jer 39:4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
Jer 39:5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
Jer 39:6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
Jer 39:7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
1 The king of Babylon slew all the sons of Zedekiah who were heirs to the throne of David
2 He also slew all the nobles of Judah so as to leave no possible heirs for that throne
3 Finally, after putting out Zedekiah's eyes, the king who sat on David's throne was himself taken to Babylon where he died in prison
4 Thus, as it appears, and as the whole world has believed, the throne of David ceased, with no possible heirs, of sons, to keep the dynasty alive. Certain it is that from that day on, the throne never again has existed in Judah, in Jerusalem, or among the Jews!
2Ki 25:27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
2Ki 25:28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
2Ki 25:29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
2Ki 25:30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
Former King Jeconiah (Jehoiachin), taken to Babylon is chains, was restored to honor 37 years after the captivity. He was even given the title "king" along with numerous other captive vassal; "kings"
One of Jeconiah's sons was Salathiel, who was the father of Zorobabel, the son of royal seed through who Yashua traced his royal ancestry back to David. And Zorobabel- Zerubbabet- was the man God caused Cyrus, king of Persia, to make a decree giving him the governorship- not the crown of a king_ to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the House of God, the Temple, seventy years after the captivity.
Yet neither Jeconiah nor any of his sons or grandsons reigned as king in Judah because God simply would not permit it!
God removed the crown of David from the ruling of Pharez and placed it on the head of a son of Zarah. Yet a royal line straight from David had to remain in the area so the Christ could be born of David's seed.
Jer 22:24 As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
God was removing the crown- not permitting Jeconiah's sons to reign on Judah's throne! God was turning over (overturning) the throne to another branch of Judah's family
Jer 22:30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
History was designed and done as God said! Jeconiah had children
1Ch 3:17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
Mat 1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
But as far as the THRONE of David was concerned he was childless- none of his children ever occupied that throne!
The crown had now been removed from the Pharez line, uprooted from Judah any immediate candidates to the throne killed, and Jeconiah incarcerated by the command of God!
Jeremiah had now accomplished the first part of his great commission...the throne had been rooted out, the kingdom torn completely down. Judah was now beginning her national punishment
Jeremiah was among the captive Jews. He had to be free...
Jer 39:11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,
Jer 39:12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
Jer 40:3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
Jer 40:4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
Jer 40:5 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.
now Jeremiah was totally free
Jer 40:6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
Now this Gedaliah had been made governor over a remnant of Jews in the land by the king of Babylon, and since Jerusalem was destroyed, he had made Mizpah his headquarters. But the king of Ammon plotted with a Jew named Ishmael to assassinate Gedaliah. The plot was executed; the governor and part of the Jews were slain. Jeremiah was among the survivors.
Jer 41:10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
Among these Jews were the king's daughters!!!Daughters of Zedekiah, king of Judah and of David's dynasty!
King Zedekiah had died in prison in Babylon
Jer 52:11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
All of the possible heirs of Zedekiah to David's throne had been killed- except the king's daughters!
Soon a man named Johanan replaced Ishmael as leader.And in fear of reprisals from Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldean army, Johanan and the captains appealed to the prophet
Jer 42:2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)
Jer 42:3 That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah and He told them not to fear
Jer 42:15 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
Jer 42:16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
Jer 43:2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
Jer 43:3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.
Jer 43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land of Judah.
Jer 43:5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
Jer 43:6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
Jer 43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
So they came in to the land of Egypt.
On reaching Egypt, God warned these Jews again through Jeremiah that they should die there by the sword and famine
Jer 44:12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
Jer 44:13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:
Jer 44:14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.
Yes, a few in this company are under divine protection
Jer 44:28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
So Jeremiah and his little royal remnant are to escape out of Egypt, return to Judah, and then-where?
Isa 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
Isa 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
2Ki 19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
2Ki 19:31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
This prophecy is so important it is recorded twice!
This remnant with Jeremiah- at least one of the king's daughters-shall take root downward! That is, be replanted!
And then bear fruit upward! Be built! Has God failed in His solemn covenant to keep alive David's throne? Where was this planting and building!?


God promised 'the sceptre shall not depart from Judah.' David, as the grandfather of Rehoboam, the first king in a long line of rulers over the southern kingdom, was given an unconditional promise from God
2Sa 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
2Sa 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
2Sa 7:12 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.
2Sa 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
2Sa 7:14 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:
2Sa 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
2Sa 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
2Sa 7:17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
1 David's throne was set up and established with Solomon, David's son
2 The throne- David's throne (verse 16)- was established FOREVER in Solomon (verse 13). Observe that this nowhere says that when Christ comes, God will establish it in Him forever. It says it was to be established forever in Solomon
3 verses 14-15 plainly say that is they commit iniquity God will chasten them with the rod of men, but will NOT break this covenant. The throne shall go on forever just the same!
4 since God did firmly establish this throne with David and with Solomon, if David's throne ceased from existence, even for the length of one generation, could we say it had been established forever as God promised?
The history of the Bible records a line of kings, all descendants of David in continuous dynasty, down to King Zedekiah. But in the year 585 BC this last recorded king ever to sit on this throne was captured by the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, his eyes were put out, he was taken to Babylon, and there died in a dungeon!
Also all of his sons were slain...all the nobles of Judah who were not already imprisoned or enslaved at Babylon at that time were killed, so that none could remain to sit on the throne of David! The Chaldeans destroyed Jerusalem,...There is certainly no record of any king of the line of David ruling over Judah from that day to this. However, the line of Jehoiakin to Jesus survived in Babylonish captivity- so Jesus was a descendant of David.
Some will say,that this throne is established today in Christ. But Christ himself has not yet taken over this throne! He pictured himself as the noble man (Luke 19:12) who went to a far country to get for himself a kingdom and , who after receiving the right to the kingdom would return. Jesus will not sit upon the throne of David until his second coming to earth...
But what about the nearly 600 years between king Zedekiah and the birth of Christ? Who was reigning over the Israelites and sitting on David's throne during those generations? If no one, then we must conclude God broke his Word, or the scripture has been broken!
2Ch 13:4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;
2Ch 13:5 Ought ye not to know 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?
this scripture ends all speculation as the when this throne was established...perpetual covenant=covenant of salt(margin)
This shows the establishing of the throne was then in the past! God did give, this kingdom to David and his sons---not his Son... Christ, but his sons, plural-continuously forever.
Psa 89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
Psa 89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
note: this throne , established forever, was built up to all generations..God did establish that throne, beginning with David and Solomon. We have a record of it for a number of generations- as far as King Zedikiah
It was established to all generations, continuously, perpetually, FOREVER!
Psa 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
Psa 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
seed= Moffatt translates- "dynasty"
RSV translates-"his [David's] line
Psa 89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
Psa 89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
Psa 89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
Psa 89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Psa 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Psa 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
Psa 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
This shows that the covenant is unconditional...its says that if the children of Israel transgress they will be punished for their transgression- but not be the breaking of God's unconditional covenant with David!
Some think Christ took over the throne. But He didn't. Instead He was crucified, resurrected, and ascended to heaven. He shall come, to sit upon that throne as the King of kings and Lord of lords...But how could Christ, when He returns to earth, take over and sit upon a throne that long ago ceased to exist?
Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32 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:
The glorified King of kings is coming to sit on an existing throne

Note..It does not say David shall not, finally, after 2,500 years without a man on the throne, want for one. It says David shall NEVER -at any time_ through all generations- want for a descendant to remain sitting on this throne!
The throne was, at the time God revealed this prophecy to Jeremiah, being rooted out of Judah. During these 2,500 years between then and Christ's coming, it was to be the throne of the house of Israel!
Jer 33:20 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;
Jer 33:21 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.
Jer 33:24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
This is what people they were prophesied to say...
They say the Jews were scattered among many if not all nations. And the Ten Tribes were supposed to have been "lost", or to have gone out of existence, or to be just part of the Jews!
God says different...
Jer 33:25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
Jer 33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
Unless you can stop the earth from turing on its axis and remove the sun, moon, and stars...the Almighty says you cannot prevent Him from keeping His covenant to maintain continuously, through all generations, FOREVER, from the time of David and Solomon, a descendant of David in one continuous dynasty on that throne!
Notice: it says rulers...speaking of multiple rulers over the Israelites...not one Ruler coming to sit on a throne that 2,500 years before had ceased to exist!
The sceptre promise. which includes this line of kings until it culminates in Christ at His second coming....
Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Has the sceptre departed from Judah? Has the throne ceased? Or does it as God promised, exist today so that Christ can take over and sit upon a functioning, continuous throne when He comes?
[The infallibility of the Bible is at stake! God's Word is at stake!]
Luk 1:32 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:
Luk 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end
This scripture tells you that the throne of David will still remain as a viable throne- meaning a position of rulership over a nation-right up until the second coming of Christ!
The house of Israel is not Jewish...
After David's death, his son Solomon succeeded him to the throne over Israel. Solomon taxed the people excessively...He also married Gentile wives from outside nations. Because of them, he burned incense and sacrificed to Moloch and other idols. As a result of this.....
1Ki 11:11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
1Ki 11:12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
1Ki 11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
Note: It is the "Kingdom", not part of it, which is to be rent away. It is the part, which is to reaming. Tho Solomon himself deserved to have it rent away, God will leave one tribe, not because of leniency toward Solomon, but "for David's sake"!
In I Kings 11:26 you read of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat. and Ephrathite, or Ephraimite...He was made ruler over the "house of Joseph"- or Ephraim and Manasseh.
Speaking to Jeroboam through Ahijah the prophet, the Eternal says...
1Ki 11:31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:
1Ki 11:32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)
1Ki 11:33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
1Ki 11:34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
1Ki 11:35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.
1Ki 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
1Ki 11:37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
These words make plain two facts: The nation Israel is to be taken away from Solomon's son and given to Jeroboam. It is not just a tribe, or a few tribes, but the nation called by the title Israel which this Jeroboam, of the tribe of Ephraim, is to rule.
God had promised that 'the sceptre shall not depart from Judah." He did not break that promise. The ten tribes, rent away are called by the title "Israel", and that the one tribe remaining under Rehoboam, Solomon's son, is merely called "Judah" or the "House of Judah". They go by their tribal name, while the ten-tribe kingdom continues to carry the national name "Israel".
The kingdom split...and immediately on becoming king over the house of Israel, Jeroboam (tribe of Ephraim) set up two golden calves, introducing idol worship in the kingdom (I Kings 12: 28-33).
1Ki 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
1Ki 12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
1Ki 12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
1Ki 12:31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
1Ki 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
1Ki 12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
This idolatry with sabbath -breaking...
Eze 20:10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness.
Eze 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
Eze 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
Eze 20:13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Eze 20:14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
Eze 20:15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
Eze 20:16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
Eze 20:17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
Eze 20:19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Eze 20:21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Eze 20:22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
Eze 20:23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;
Eze 20:24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
... was the great national sin which became such a curse to Israel. God pleaded with the house of Israel to turn from this- and to return to keeping God's commandments. But through nine dynasties under 19 kings, Israel continued these national sins- sins so great that God finally caused them to become conquered, a captive nation.
1Ki 14:15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.
1Ki 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
This is dealing specifically with the result of Jeroboam's idol worship in Israel-in the northern ten-tribe kingdom which possessed the birthright promises. It is these people who were to be rooted up and scattered beyond the river. Not the Jews.
The people which this passage says shall be rooted up and scattered beyond the river were never called Jews. They were the people headed by Ephraim and Manasseh, possessors of the unconditional promises of becoming a great nation and a company of nations- becoming so numerous they would number into the hundreds of millions.
The house of Israel did not return to Palestine with the jews in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, as some erroneously believe.
1 In 721-728 BC Israel began to be 'carried away out of their own land to Assyria'
2Ki 17:23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
They were soon all removed- completely.
2Ki 17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
2 More than 130 years later, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon carried the Jews-Judah- who only remained in Palestine away to Babylon. So none of the house of Israel dwelt in Palestine at the time of this captivity of Judah.
3 Those who returned to Palestine to rebuild the Temple and restore worship 70 years after Judah's captivity were all of the house of Judah- all those whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away. They returned again
Ezr 2:1 Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
Only those of the tribe of Judah, together with remnants of Benjamin and Levi returned at that time
Ezr 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.

Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this

The Celts

The Celts
The ancient Celts, the bulk of whom, history says, inhabited the central and western parts of Europe, were in fact, Israelites whose origins are traced from that region in Europe through which flows the River Danube, and from the Near East.
The Anglicized "Celt," or "Kelt," is nothing more than the generic name of the ancient people who inhabited Northern and Western Europe.
They were regarded, by ancient writers, as "all the fair-haired peoples dwelling north of the Alps," and the name "Celt" comes from the Greek language, for the Greeks termed them all "Keltoi."
The Kelts were classified as falling into two loosely divided groups, which shaded off into each other.
The first was distinguished by "a long head, a long face, a narrow aquiline nose, blue eyes, very light hair and great stature," and these lighter-complexioned "Kelts" were usually termed "teutonic" by early writers.
The other group was marked by "a round head, a broad face, a nose often rather broad and heavy, hazel-gray eyes, light chestnut hair, and were said to be thick-set and medium height."
It is fascinating that the ancient "Teutons," whose name is generic for "Germans," appear in history along with the Cimbri, universally held to be Celts,
but coming from the same region as the Guttones (Goths, which was a Roman name for these peoples) by the shores of the Baltic and North Sea.
The Belgic tribes in northern France were the Cimbri, and had, according to history, migrated into the region from east of the Rhine.
The dominance of the Celts in northwestern Europe and the British Isles is well known.
Ancient writers spoke of the Gauls, who gave their name to modern-day France, as the "Cimbri," and identified them with the Cimmerians of an earlier date, who are mentioned by Homer.
They are identified as migrating through the mouth of the Danube, and early Celts are said to have been "continually moving westward." The "Belgae" were also Cimbri in origin. They spread across the Rhine and gave their name "to all northern France and Belgium" (Encyclopaedia Britanica, 11th edition, Vol. 5, page 612). Even in language the ancient Celts were identified as having come from the Near East. In 1831, James Pritchard was one of the first to demonstrate the true relationship of the Celts in his publication Eastern Origin of the Celtic Nations. A famous Bavarian historian, J.C. Zeuss (l806-I856), demonstrated conclusively the Indo-European origin of the Celtic dialects. Rediscovering old Irish manuscripts, he published a striking study in Celtic philology, called Grammatica Celtic, publishing the work in 1853. But who were these "Cimbri," or "Khummee," who were migrating along the river valleys of the Caucasus and the Carpathians? Omri began to reign in 929 B.C., having been placed on the throne by the army, during the siege of Gibbethon, a Levitical city in Dan. The death of Elah and the usurpation of Zimri led to the declaration by the army that their general, Omri, was now king of Israel. His "...chief [achievement] was the foundation of Samaria, which thenceforth became the capital city of the Kingdom of Israel" (Encyclopedia of Biblical Literature, John Kitto, Vol. 3, page 365). Omri, while appearing from biblical records to be one of the lesser kings of Israel, nevertheless became one of the most important to the Assyrians, the Moabites, and other kingdoms to the north and east of Palestine. In Hasting's Bible dictionary under the article "Omri," the Assyrian spelling is given as "Humri or Humria" with the comment that the equivalent of the Hebrew-Canaanite y with the Assyrian h is illustrated by Schrader; Cot 2 i p.179. Several other examples are given, including the identification of "Ammi-rabi" (Amraphel) with Hammurabi, demonstrating how some languages pronounce the h like a k while others leave it silent. An extensive inscription from the Moabite stone published in Hasting's Bible dictionary (Vol. 3, page 621) reads "Omri was King of Israel and oppressed Moab a long time (lit. many days), for Chemosh was wroth with his land. And his son succeeded him (i.e. Omri), and he too said 'I will oppress Moab' in my time (i.e. of Mesha) he said thus. But I saw (my desire) on him and his house, and Israel perish with an everlasting destruction." (This merely implies that Ahab, who was a son of Omri, was finally compelled to relinquish his hold on Moab and is an exaggeration.) "So Omri obtained possesion of the land of Mehedeba, and dwelt therein during his days and half the days of his son, forty years..." Hasting's says, "These dates (following information on difficulties in the chronology of Omri's reign) harmonize better with the results of Assyriology, with the deep impression which Omri had produced in western Asia by his military prowess." This impression was no fleeting one, but extended over a very long period. We have clear indication of this in the fact that Palestine was called Bit Humri or 'land of the house of Omri,' from the time of Shalmaneser II (860) to that of Sargon (722-705). 'The usurper Jehu is called on Shalmaneser's black obelisk "Ja'ua agal Humari," "Jehu, son of Omri." And no less deep was the impression produced in Israel and Judah. 'The reference to the "statutes of Omri" in Micah 6:16 is an indication of this, his name being coupled with that of his son Ahab.'" "Bit Humri" is the equivalent of "Beth Omri" in the Hebrew, or the "House of Omri," which was the name applied to all Israel by the ASSYRIANS! Thus, when Shalmaneser's army brought hundreds of thousands of captured Israelites as slaves into the land of Assyria, the Assyrian army and local populace only knew them as "Bit Humri." And never referred to them as Hebrews, Israelites, or by any other Israelitish or Jewish term! In any number of languages, the h is silent. However, in other languages the h has a hard sound, pronounced by forcing the sharp sound against the hard palate, as in the English word "how." In some languages, such as German, the h can be pronounced quite similarly to the English k. Thus "Bit Humri" was pronounced by some "Kumri" and by the Greeks "Kimri," "Cimri" or "Gymri." These peoples are also found in history as the "Cimmerians." The "Bit Humri," or the "Kumri," who were known by the Greeks as the "Kimbri," are said to be the progenitors of the Celts! The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, Vol. 20, page 105, says: "The inscription of Mesha throws welcome light upon his conquest of Moab; the position of Israel during the reign of Omri's son Ahab bears testimony to the success of the father; and the fact that the land continued to be known to the Assyrians down to the time of Sargon (after Shalmaneser, who carried away the hulk of the northern ten tribes into captivity) as 'the house of Omri' indicates the reputation which this little-known king enjoyed." The Cimbri are identified as a "teutonic tribe" who first make their appearance in Roman history in about 113 B.C., and who had been "wandering along the Danube for some years warring..." The Encyclopaedia Britannica says, "The original home of the Cimbri has been much disputed. It is recorded in the Monumentum Ancyranum that a Roman fleet sailing eastward from the mouth of the Rhine (about 5 A.D) the farthest point reached the [region] of a people called Cimbri, who sent an embassy to Augustus." Several early writers agree in saying that the Cimbri occupied a peninsula, and in the map of Ptolemy JUTLAND appears as the Cimbric "Chersonese." Under the article "Cimmerii," the Britannica 11th edition says they were "an ancient people of the far north or west of Europe first spoken of by Homer." Herodotus, the famous historian (Herodotus iv. 11-13) regards them as the "early inhabitants of south Russia, driven by the Scyths along by the Caucasus into Asia Minor, where they maintained themselves for a century. This authority also reveals that "later writers identified them with the Cimbri of Jutland, who were probably Teutonized Celts..." The Encyclopedia Biblica says of Assyrian reference to Omri: "On inscriptions from the time of Shalmaneser II (854) down to Sargon (720) we find the northern kingdom designated as Mat Bit-Humri, 'the land of the house of Omri'; or simply Mat Humri, 'Land Omri,' Jehu even is called 'son of Omri' (Schrader Kat 190 ff.). The use of this phrase shows great was the reputation which Omri enjoyed abroad." The Encyclopedia Biblica also lends support to the very great possibility that the captured Israelites, who had already become corrupt while they were yet in the land, carried the names of Baal with them in their migrations, explaining the many names of Baal persisting in Ireland until modern times! It says, "The dynasty which the [Omri] founded lasted for half a century, and was only overturned by the hatred of the prophets to the worship of Baal" (Encyclopedia Biblica, 3500).