PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 2 Chronicles 17-18
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven…” (2 Chronicles 18:18)
In these chapters we see the contrast between Jehoshaphat and Ahab.
Two kings dressed in royal robes, sitting on their thrones with their prophets (18:9).
Jehoshaphat wants to seek God’s will, while Ahab wants to do what he wants.
They both have royal power and authority, but in this chapter we see God behind them.
Behind these kings on their thrones (v.9) is God on his throne (v.18) surrounded by angels.
God is the power and authority behind these kings, determining the direction and outcome.
In the end, a “random” arrow takes down Ahab, but we know that this is not random.
As a Jesus follower, I see the story of Jesus in a similar way.
As the authorities work to do their own will, God is at work for greater good.
God is on the throne, and through his death and resurrection, Jesus is too.
It may appear that humans control the direction and outcome of history.
The world’s powerful and rich may seem to be doing what they want… but we see Jesus!
Jesus is on the throne, and is directing the multitudes of heaven for good.
When people tell me how bad things are, I can say, “I see the Lord sitting on the throne!”
Lord, please give me Micaiah’s vision of you sitting on the throne when all I can see is human power doing what they want.