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A GREATER THRONE

6th November 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 KINGS 1: 32-49

Focus

“As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.” (1 Kings 1: 37)

It is important to observe that David only sought for Solomon to reign in his stead. David wanted Solomon to replace him on the throne. Notice that in our Focal Scripture, Benaiah took it a step further and declared that God would make the throne of Solomon greater than the throne of David. Benaiah declared that David’s status quo was about to be broken. Benaiah declared that more greatness was about to come forth through Solomon.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your throne will be greater than your predecessors’. Those who have gone ahead of you, you will do better than them. You will do better than your fathers. You will do better than your current superiors. You will do better than your rivals. You will do better than those you currently look up to. You will do better than whatever is the best that existed before you. You will break the current limits and status quo.

David’s throne was already great, but Benaiah declared that Solomon’s throne would be greater. Solomon was going to be the new definition of greatness. Solomon’s greatness was going to be so significant that it would make David’s greatness seem a bit less. Hear me as I hear the Lord: you are that one that is about to redefine greatness. People are about to see the new definition of greatness through you. You will set new standards.

It will never be said that you were less than those who went ahead of you. It will never be said that your older generation did better than you. It will never be said that you turned out below the standards of your current superiors. It will never be said that you belonged to the generation that made men to seek for the return of the old. It will never be said that your best was not as good as the best of those who went ahead of you.

Your path shines brighter and brighter. You will never have a better yesterday. You will never be less than those who have gone ahead of you. As surely as the Lord lives, your throne will be greater.

Declaration

Like Solomon, my throne will be greater than the thrones of those ahead of me, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4: 18)

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