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(Written by Dr. Rudi Swanepoel)

The throne of God is by far the most exclusive place in existence. “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:19. It is exclusively God’s. It’s been occupied since before time. “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.” Psalm 45:6 / Hebrews 1:8 It’s never been vacant and never will be. The character of God has always been to give and to share. He gives eternal life to those who believe in the Person and personal work of Christ in their lives. He delegates amazing authority to people. But He will not share His throne! While we read of many other thrones in the courtrooms of heaven, occupied by people and angels (See Dan. 7), the throne of God stays exclusively His.

It is important for believers to understand the meaning and manifestation of the throne of God in our lives. We should welcome its presence. In fact, when we experience the presence of the Lord, His throne is never far. It is much more than a seat to sit in. It represents authority, power, rule and dominion. Let’s look at some aspects of the throne of God:

A Seat of Authority
A throne is the emblem of authority. From the throne official Kingdom business is ratified, decrees are made and judgments pronounced. Official audience with the King seated on the throne represents the highest form of representation available. In the presence of God there are times of tremendous intimacy and fellowship but then there are also moments to appear officially before the throne. These moments are not for carnality or chit-chat. Your moments before the throne of God are reserved for purpose, destiny, worship and judgments.
We read in Ps 89:14 “Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of Your throne.” Throne-moments ensure the grounding of your life upon righteousness and justice. They bring a right perspective and straightness to your being that empowers you and activate Kingdom principles over you. Your every action, thought and motive is scrutinized to comply with God’s precepts. Such moments have an amazing effect on the Believer. They bring Kingdom balance in a otherwise unbalanced and broken world.

The Throne is Occupied
Ps 47:8 “God reigns over the nations; God sits upon His holy throne” Isaiah wrote: “I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the skirts of His train filled the most holy part of the temple.” Isa. 6:1 Let me remind you that the throne of God will never be vacant. It cannot be stolen or He cannot be out muscled or over powered. The throne is secure and established forever.

Where is the Throne?
A throne is usually located in the throne room of a palace. We find references in the Bible of such a place in Heaven as well. Unlike an earthly throne room though, God’s throne is mobile. It appears wherever God manifests His presence. God said in Isa. 66:1 “Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.” God’s Throne is mobile! It is carried by the cherubim! The throne is not standing on the ground! (See Ezek. 1:25-26) The throne is part of the procession of Heaven. When the Glory of God enters a room tremendous things happen. In the unseen realm there is angelic activity, an open heaven, a manifestation of the throne of God and the awesome presence of God. There is fire, heaven’s altar, light, worship happening, and more. In Heb. 4:16 we are encouraged to draw near to the throne of grace with boldness that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in good time for every need! How do we draw near? One great way is to pursue the presence of God in worship. He comes seated on the throne, carried by the angels into your circumstance and life. What a tremendous thought!
help in good time for every need! How do we draw near? One great way is to pursue the presence of God in worship. He comes seated on the throne, carried by the angels into your circumstance and life. What a tremendous thought!

The Throne brings Divine Judgment
We need the judgments and decrees of God in our lives all the time. The word, judgment, carries a negative meaning to many, but when judgment is made in your favor it becomes a powerful activation of victory, blessing and power! You can bring your case to God! Whenever the enemy attacks you or when sickness invades your life. When poverty knocks on your door or even when you need council to make important life decisions, present your case to the Lord. He will render a judgment over your life that will enforce the principles of the Kingdom in your life. Everything must yield in accordance to the verdict. You must submit, but so must the enemy, your circumstances and sickness. As a child of God, you already submitted your life to Him anyway! What are you afraid of? You can only win! Your life has been purchased by the Great Redeemer!

Source of the River of God
We read in Rev. 22:1 “Then he showed me the river whose water give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” Wow! Are you yearning for life? Thirsty to drink living water? Want to enjoy the River of life? Well get the throne of God in your life. The river of refreshing flows from the throne of God. Revival and refreshing is always connected to the throne of God. Where God rules, the river flows! Invite the throne of God into your life and the river of God will flow deep and wide!
Lord, establish Your throne of glory in our lives today!


Related Scriptures:

Psalm 103:19

Psalm 45:6

Hebrews 1:8

Daniel 7

Psalm 89:14

Psalm 47:8

Isaiah 6:1 - 6

Isaiah 66:1

Ezekiel 1:25 - 26

Hebrews 4:16

Revelation 22:1