VACANT THRONES (Part 4 of 4)

6. Case Five: An Angel’s Message to a Praying Girl

About three years ago, a little nine-year old girl who sometimes came with her mother to our Monday prayer meetings for the country, had a rare experience. There had been an election the outcome of which had made many very sad. That night, after the announcement of the electoral results, she and her sisters went to bed weeping that her ‘friend’ – Jonathan – had been dishonestly denied the outcome of the presidential elections. Her mother had also contracted their tears and everyone had cried. That night, she had a rare dream, as she sometimes does. For example, about a year ago, I shared her unique dream about the strange death – and why – of a bloody gubernatorial candidate in a Middle Belt state of Nigeria whose name she had not previously known. She had woken up announcing, to the disquiet of her mother, “The governor of X State is dead! The governor of X State is dead.”

She didn’t even know where that state was on the map. Her mother was rattled. How did she come about the name of that state? Well, it was judgment from The Most High, for the much ritual human blood in which that man had been swimming and had drowned. About three days later, the nation woke up to the shocking news that that man had suddenly died overnight in the process of the counts of the gubernatorial election in which, it is claimed, he had been leading. Somebody certainly knows what I’m talking about, even though I have chosen to avoid the names.

In her present dream, she was taken to a Palace that they call a Rock, and was shown a vacant throne. She wondered why the sick and dying old man in the other room was not sitting in the empty throne into which they had just announced him elected. The soldier-angel that was guarding the throne from attempting Ishamaelitish sitters informed her that the vacant seat was awaiting the coming David… and on and on. The angel did not say when the David was coming; whether in two days or two years or twenty or fifty years. That was probably left to the intervention and ‘decision’ of the country’s Christians and intercessors.

While she watched, while the throne remained vacant, there was an invasion of strange flying stinging creatures, guarding the empty throne. She woke up with a scar on her hand where one of the flying creatures, in the dream, had stung her as, in her childliness, she had attempted to approach the throne despite having been cautioned by the guarding angel. That physical scare on her hand was a significant connection between the dream realm that she had left, and the physical world into which she woke. In her dream, the dying old man eventually died, and his wife kept lamenting how she had often warned him about that.

While Israel’s throne awaited David, Saul the desperate throne-holder went on a killing spree that did not respect even the priests of the Lord, and that bloody term was not just for a year or two. While Athaliah kept the throne that awaited Joash, the land groaned under that daughter of Jezebel and Ahab. That, too, was not just for one year or two. While the land awaits its David, will Saul spare it of much blood? While Herod waits about the new Baby that would become King of kings, will he spare the suckling infants of Ramah? While the prophetic Mother travails to bring forth the man child that should rule the world with a rod of iron, will the malevolent Great Red Dragon sit idly by? Will that dragon cheer like a fan or threaten with angry tsunami floods (Revelation 12:1-17)? Vacant thrones are not usually a pleasant announcement, especially as the enemy will use the season to try his worst, scheming to steal that throne or fill it with his own.

7. Case Six: A Message from the Master

About a year ago, while we were having special prayer programs for the nation, a lady from the same Monday prayer altar with the Wailing Women ministry, had a rare dream where two strange men took her aside from her busy spot and said that they had a message for her from the Master. The Master had told them to say to her that He has heard our cries but did not see whom to put on the throne as replacement. She quickly reminded the messengers that the matter was very simple, according to a previous scenario, or precedence: Remove A and automatically constitutionally replace with B. Strangely, the Messenger told her that Heaven didn’t see it that way. In other words, maybe, Heaven did not recognize Mr. Option B as she had proposed, according to the permutations of many a Christian folk. She then replied, in tired surrender, “Ok then, please, go back to the Master and tell Him to help us quickly, any way He knows best, because the suffering is getting unbearable in the land.” She woke up.

Pharaoh in the Old Testament was not throwing Christmas parties for the Jews while they awaited Moses. Herod in the New Testament got murderous when he learned that a Messiah was coming. In the devilish pre-emptive hope of collaterally liquidating the unwanted newborn King, Herod undertook a genocidal campaign that targeted the defenceless infant ‘tribe’ from where it had been predicted that the Messiah was coming. Sometimes, then, the tribe that a throne bloodily targets tells the gate from which the dreaded and undesired messiah could be coming. In other words, even when we might not know when and where, Pharaoh’s demonic malice; Herod’s targeted bloodiness, can be a significant pointer to the timings and the gateway or ‘tribe’ from which to expect the coming messiah.

The promise of a David is not an announcement for which to retire thankfully into bed. It is a call to beseech the Master, “MAKE HASTE, O God, to deliver me; MAKE HASTE to help me, O LORD” (Psalm 69:17). Vacant thrones don’t always lie silent. The evil powers that eye them often fight bloody to prevent the coming messiah. But our consolation is this: there’s an angel guarding the place, and flying creatures too, until…

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

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