Davidic Covenant

The Davidic Covenant is curious because of the unconditional nature of the covenant. Almost nowhere in the Christian world does anyone hunt down the people currently holding the covenant. This is a shame since it helps unravel other mysteries of the Bible.


The covenant with David was unconditional. He would always have some descendant sitting on a throne over at least part of ancient Israel.

19The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 20"This is what the LORD says: `If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, 21then my covenant with David my servant -- and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me -- can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. 22I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.'" Jeremiah 33:19-2223The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 24"Have you not noticed that these people are saying, `The LORD has rejected the two kingdoms he chose'? So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation. 25This is what the LORD says: `If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, 26then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.'" Jeremiah 33:23-26 (Jeremiah 33:19-26 NIV)

Jesus Not Yet in Fulfillment

When the angel appeared to Mary she was told that her son would sit on David's throne. Jesus eventually will do this. But... It hasn't happened yet. Nowhere in the New Testament does the crown of David get passed on to Jesus.

Strategy for Finding

Though this can probably be tracked forward from ancient times, it is easier to simply use a process of elimination. Which throne in the world today is likely David's throne?

Understand that nearly all of the royal thrones of Europe are inter-married so any answer from the European field means all thrones in Europe are David's throne.

Simple answer is the throne in the UK. This appears to be one of the key redemptive gifts of the British people. The current Queen rules over an empire that has stretched across about 1/2 of the world.