Vacant Thrones  (Part 1 of 4) 

The Vision of an Empty Throne 

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, I got a call from a respected brother and minister of the God.  He had had one of his often encounters.  “Oga came again-o,” he said.  I assumed that I knew the boss that he meant – some political ruler; but I was wrong.  It was the Boss, the Lord.  In the vision of the night, he was in the dark throneroom of Nigeria, then a light appeared.  Like a spotlight gradually brightening up a theatre stage, he saw the light as it slowly took up the office.  First, it showed the empty throne, then the flag of Nigeria behind it in the empty office.  Thereafter, a voice announced, “The office and the seat of the presidency vacant.”  At once, he began to plead, “You are the King of kings.  You are the Lord of lords.  You are the President of the nation.  We surrender the nation to You …”  Then, as gradually as the scene had appeared, it began to fade off.  It struck him as a call to more prayers for Nigeria. 


When he told me that experience, it recalled a very similar dream that a seven years old girl at our Monday prayers for the nation had told years ago.  It is reported in the message below.  That was reinforced by my own experience in August 2017.  I was in one of my moments of deep meditations when I heard the words, “vacant thrones.”  I wondered what that might mean.  I came out of that experience with deep insights that were promptly written down and posted out.  It blessed the world then, profoundly.  That is the message below: “Vacant Thrones.” 

 If one should go by the surface interpretation of those encounters; if the throne is vacant and the office empty, who has been there?  Who has been running the show?  Who is about to fill it with whom or what?  What do we do within the window of opportunity?  Five years after, welcome to the message again: “Vacant Thrones.” 

 Vacant Thrones 

  1.  Photo Tricks

Deep in my prayer meditations a while ago, I heard the words “vacant thrones.” It roused me up.  As I pondered on the words, the pictures of certain Bible kings began to play on the screen of my spirit as other more illuminating words began to come.  Like a bee-stung child, I jumped out at once from where I lay, to write down what was coming.  Every throne is not necessarily occupied by who sits on it.

If a child should run into the father’s office, for example, and jump into the Manager’s executive seat, does that make that child the Executive Manager?  No.  So, despite the elaborate accolades from people who honour an office or the throne, every throne is not necessarily occupied by the one we see on it.  Being ‘in office’ does not always mean being in charge; and not being ‘in office’ does not necessarily mean not being in power.  What we see might not always be real. Visions could be illusions and images a mirage.  It is sometimes said that photos don’t lie.  Not so true.  When pictures lie, they sometimes call it “photo trick.”   I shall later tell a little praying girl’s significant throneroom encounter with an angel; a little girl who sometimes followed her mother to our weekly prayer meetings for the land.  But first, hear the following cases.

  1.   Case 1: A Figurehead ‘Absolute Ruler’

Pharaoh the king of Egypt once had a personal crisis that had the signs of something bigger, something national.  It was a repeated puzzling dream, to which he had no answer.  His advisers quickly found him a gifted prison-boy to decode the mysterious dreams.  That done, Pharaoh gave a rather strange ‘Thank you’ speech to the dreams-decoding young man.  Notice his very careful clause about the throne, which casual hearers would have missed:

40 “You shall be over my house, and ALL my people shall be RULED according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you OVER ALL the land of Egypt (Genesis 41:40-41, New King James Version).

My little worry with that thankful speech is this: “ALL the land should mean the entire territory or geographical land mass of Egypt; “all my people” meant all the many ethnic nationalities or population groupings in that land, irrespective of their individual geographical locations within the “land”; “my house” meant the palace, therefore “over my house” should mean over the Buckingham Palace or White House of Egypt.  If someone was given such apparently total powers over “all the land” and over “all” the people and over the Government House; if every other person was to be “ruled” (note that word – “ruled”) according to that person’s orders – which means the person had become a ruler – or The Ruler; if that person’s “word” had suddenly become law and could determine death or life for any or “all” the “people,” would we not rightly say that such a person had become the king, the absolute ruler?  Logically, Yes; but technically, No, according to Pharaoh.  With all those ostensible powers, Pharaoh ensured that Joseph was not The Ruler?  He made sure he inserted one curious clause in the ‘swearing in’ provisions: “only in regard to THE THRONE will I be GREATER THAN YOU.”  The social media might have hailed Joseph as the new ruler in the land, and Pharaoh let them hold the grave illusion.  It served his purpose well, then.

Joseph was going to be ‘in office’ with powers over “all the land” and “all my people” and even the palace, but he still would not have the final say.  Joseph’s position was therefore not as powerful as it had seemed, or as the ‘press’ might have reported it.  The government of Pharaoh might have been hailed as being very ‘inclusive’ and very meritocratic.

For Joseph, was this a miracle or a mirage?  I leave that to you, but I ask: is the Joseph-module a possible scenario in contemporary politics?  I hear your answer.  Nigeria has had plenty of Josephs in that celebrated mould, who were useful when there was a threatening famine, until another Pharaoh arose with no regard to history or to Joseph and his people (Exodus 1:8).  You might say that this case does not exactly match the preliminary proposition I had raised, about vacant thrones.  In that case, let’s see the next slide.

 

From The Preacher’s diary,
August 7, 2017. 

Continued in Part 2 

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