God had repeatedly warned Israel and Judah that they would go into captivity if they didn’t repent (Deut. 28:64-66). They didn’t listen, just like Judah today (misleadingly called Israel) and the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel aren’t paying attention.
So in 733-732 B.C. and 722 B.C., the Assyrians took Israel into captivity after which God sifted them so that not the smallest grain would fall to the ground (Amos 9:9). As foretold, Manassah became the greatest single power on earth and Ephraim the greatest company of nations (Gen. 35:11).
But people are baffled that the Bible seems to say nothing about the United States or the British Commonwealth nations though it mentions lots of obscure, far-less significant ones. Despite the obvious duality of Bible prophecies, who would worry themselves that these powerful nations could be taken captive by an an Assyrian-led “beast” and be facing the coming time of “Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7)? Anyone paying attention to Bible prophecy who would like to be “counted worthy to escape” (Luke 21:36)!
And in 604-586 B.C. the Babylonians took the Jews into captivity. When King Zedekiah’s sons were all slain before his eyes, which were then put out, and he died in captivity, it looked like the end of God’s unconditional promise to David!
Was God’s promise to David dethroned?
God had given Jeremiah a strange commission to “root out and to pull down” but few pay attention to the part: “build and to plant” (Jer. 1:10).
After all was rooted out and pulled down as he warned, Jeremiah, accompanied by his scribe Baruch, escorted the three “king’s daughters” (Jer. 41:10) on a crucial mission—the tender twigs to be planted on a high and prominent mountain of Israel in the riddle of Ezek. 17:22-24.
Ezekiel 21:25-27 prophesied that the royal throne would be “overturned” three times until “He comes whose right it is, and I will give it to Him”—Jesus Christ! The first was when Jeremiah and Baruch took the three daughters to northern Ireland where a marriage then occurred between Tea-Tephi and King Herremon. Besides continuing David’s dynasty, this marriage between the daughter of the line of Pharez and the king of the line of Zerah healed the breach between the two branches of Judah royalty (Gen. 38:27-30).
Jeremiah brought the harp of David which is still the symbol of Ireland. King Herremon started a school called Mur-Ollam which is the name in Hebrew and Irish for school of the prophets. And he changed the name of his capital city from Lothair (or Cothair Croffin) to Tara, also a Hebrew name.
Later the throne was overturned to Scotland and finally England.
The Stone of Destiny
Of special significance is that Jeremiah brought an amazing stone called Lia-fail, or stone of destiny—believed to be Jacob’s pillow stone, the stone Israel brought out of Egypt, and the stone struck by Moses at Horeb. History says this stone was brought to Ireland by way of Spain, then taken into Scotland by King Fergus about 370 years later, and then transferred to London’s Westminster Abbey under the coronation chair in 1296 A.D. after Edward I invaded Scotland.
All these years the kings of Ireland, Scotland and England have been crowned over this stone about 22″ long, 13″ wide, 11″ deep, the color of steel mixed with red veins.
These five exiles continued the unconditional throne of David so that Jesus Christ will have a throne to claim when He returns! This “Key of David” God gave to His Philadelphia Church (Rev. 3:2) explains today’s news and you can’t rightly understand prophecy without it.
Perhaps just as significant were the four young Jewish men taken from Jerusalem to serve in the Babylonian administration. The prophecies of Daniel reach until the first and second comings of Jesus Christ!