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Getting A Lift – from a Lion — The Masculine Journey

Would you believe that History paints a picture of Solomon’s throne room to be like Disney World and each day as he ascended the throne he did on the arm of a LION? Could it be Solomon’s throne was the first Disney world with animatronics, and I believe there is a great deal of wisdom in it weather its true or not. Here is an amazing account from Chabad.org you will find a similar description on Wikipedia . As you read, reference your imaginations view of the heavenly throne room.

King Solomon’s throne was the most wonderful throne that any king ever sat upon. It was fashioned of ivory and covered with gold. It was set with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones that shone with the most brilliant, the most dazzling, the most fascinating hues and colors.

Six steps led to the seat, and each step served to remind the king of one of the six special commandments that the kings of Israel were commanded to observe.

On the first step a golden lion lay, facing a golden ox on the opposite side. On the second step a golden wolf faced a golden lamb. On the third step a golden tiger faced a golden camel; on the fourth a golden eagle faced a golden peacock; on the fifth a golden cat faced a golden rooster, and on the sixth a golden hawk faced a golden dove. Higher still, above the throne, a golden dove held a golden hawk in its beak.

On the side, rising over the throne stood an exquisite menorah of pure gold decorated with golden cups, knobs, flowers, blossoms and petals. On each side of the Menorah seven branches turned upwards. On the branches of one side were engraved the names of the seven fathers of the world: Adam, Noah, Shem, Abraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov, with Iyov (Job) in the center. On the other seven branches of the Menorah the names of the most pious men were engraved: Levi, Kehot and Amram, Moshe and Aaron, Eldad and Medad, with Chur in the center.

On each side of the throne there was a special golden chair, one for the High Priest, and one for the Segan (assistant High Priest), surrounded by seventy golden chairs for the seventy elders of the Sanhedrin (Supreme Court Judges). Twenty-four golden vines formed a huge canopy above the throne.

When King Solomon stepped upon the throne, a mechanism was set in motion. As soon as he stepped upon the first step, the golden ox and the golden lion each stretched out one foot to support him and help him rise to the next step. On each side, the animals helped the King up until he was comfortably seated upon the throne. No sooner was he seated than a golden eagle brought the great crown and held it just above King Solomon’s brow, so that it should not weigh heavily on his head.

Thereupon the golden dove flew over the Holy Ark and brought out a tiny scroll of the Torah and placed it in King Solomon’s lap, in accordance with the commandment of the Torah that the Torah shall always be with the king and should guide him in his reign over the Jewish People.

The High Priest, the Segan and all the seventy elders would rise to greet the King, and would sit down to hear the cases brought for judgment.

King Solomon’s throne was the talk of all the reigning kings and princes. They came to marvel at its wonders and admire its beauty.

Many years later, when King Pharaoh-Necheh invaded the land of Yehudah, he carried away this wonderful throne, but when he set his foot on the first step, the golden lion gave him such a kick in the thigh that he toppled over and remained a cripple for life. That is why he was named Necheh, “the lame one.”

Still later, when Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple and subsequently conquered Egypt as well, he carried the throne away to Babylon. But when he tried to ascend it, the lion threw him over, and he did not venture to sit on it again.

Later, King Darius of Persia conquered Babylon and carried the throne with him to Media.

Now when Achashverosh tried to ascend the throne, he too got a kick in the pants and toppled down. Achashverosh did not try to sit on it again. Instead he sent for a team of great Egyptian engineers and ordered them to construct for him a throne similar to King Solomon’s. For nearly three years the great Egyptian masters worked on a throne for the King, and at last they completed it. On this occasion Achashverosh ordered a great feast.”

Now let’s read Revelation 4: 1-8

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.

In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings.

We know from Ephesians 2:6 –“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus”

Yes, we are raised, and wouldn’t it be cool if you were raised like Solomon standing perhaps on a Cherubim. Can you imagine the sensation then coming face to face on the throne with Christ and The Father on His Throne all the Jewels and the Seven Spirits of God Blazing? It’s true and with that amazing, amazing reality comes a responsibility that makes me pray like Solomon, God I need wisdom. Here is some I got from John Eldridge’s stages of the Masculine Journey. “A Good King makes every effort to make his kingdom as much like heaven as he can, especially, Shalom-Peace.

How remarkable to be able to bless the nations, reaching over and asking: Lord, Jesus, about my dear brother Mark, Jesus would you bless him and keep him, would make Your face shine upon him and be gracious to him, would you lift your countenance upon him and give him Shalom? Why not take a ride on the arm of a Lion, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

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