The Stone of Destiny
Stone of Destiny…Now Back in Scotland!
As most of you know, the Stone has now been moved from England to Scotland.For the benefit of those who are not familiar with this subject, I will verybriefly reconstruct its significance in Bible prophecy.
This Stone is believed to be the original Pillar that Jacob dedicated toGod after his all-night wrestling vigil with an angel. From all references,this stone represents the House of David that went into oblivion after thewicked king Zedekiah was dethroned by our Father and later blinded then killedalong with his sons. Jacob’s Pillar (The Stone of Destiny) was believed tohave been subsequently carried by Jeremiah — along with Zedekiah’s two daughters– to Ireland. Later, it went to Scotland, then England. Most scholars, alongwith this writer, see these three moves associated with Ezekiel 21:27: “27I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until hecome whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
I have pondered prayerfully the significance of the recent moving of theStone seeking more light on this move. In last months newsletter, I was lookingmore at the physical than the spiritual in coming to some conclusions. However,as always, I’m not bashful about redressing my comments when necessary. So,here goes. I now feel that the move has more spiritual significance thanphysical. Since I know without doubt that God’s Word is sure, I simply couldnot lay this study to rest. I now lean strongly toward the followingconclusions…based on the following facts…at least until more light isshed on the subject .
I did not take into account that the recent move of the Stone back to Scotland,would not represent a Biblical move because Scotland is yet under Britishrule! So, in reality, the Stone yet resides under the British Crown eventhough (physically) it’s now back in Scotland; and the descendant House ofDavid is also yet Biblically represented and intact! It will not be usedever again in the crowning of an earthly king because it has been announcedthat it will go on permenant display in Edinburg, Scotland. Therefore, thismove obviously ended the Stone’s role in the crowning of kings, ending withKing George VI in 1936 … the last king crowned over the Stone. That beingthe case, Messiah, according to Ezekiel, will be the next King over the Houseof David…so, the third “overturn” is yet in effect. In light of these facts,as stated last month, this move (after some 700 years) would seem to besignificant as to just how close the Lord’s return could be. In other words,from Zedekiah forward, Israel, as a nation, would have no king until Messiahcomes (Gen. 49:10)…and true to prophecy, that has been the case. This meansthat the scattered and divided kingdom of Israel must be restored and Christinstalled as her King…”the most holy”, (Dan. 9:24). To document that theKingdom of Israel was expected to be restored, look no further than Actschapter 1 verses 6 & 7:
“6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord,wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he saidunto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which theFather hath put in his own power.” Can we know the times and seasons today?Two thousand years later? I believe so! Paul tells us that the signs andseasons can be known … so we should be about learning about them. Notethe word “restore”; which documents even by Jesus’ answer, that some dayin the future the Kingdom will be restored. The descendants of Israel, evenback then, had been sacttered all over the then known world. However, today,they are literally scattered worldwide: “Yet will I leave a *remnant* (ofthe House of Judah), that ye may have some that shall escape the sword amongthe nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.”, ( Ezekiel6:8). These scattered ones shall be recovered: “*I will* accept you withyour sweet savour, when *I bring* you out from the people, and gather youout of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and *I will* be sanctifiedin you before the heathen.”, (Ezekiel 20:41).
This regathering will take place when Messiah, Yahshua, Jesus Christ, returns.Let’s look at this miracle as seen through the eyes of Ezekiel in chapter37.
Verse 19: “Say unto them (Israel), Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I willtake the stick of Joseph (House of Joseph), which is in the hand of Ephraim,and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even withthe stick of Judah (House of Judah), and make them one stick (one nation),and they shall be one in *mine hand*.”
These sticks are literal wooden sticks which were used to represent the dividedKingdom of Israel which had become the House of Judah and the House of Israel.(See 1 Kings 11) The two sticks mentioned in Ezekiel are not books or scrolls– they are people — as the Scriptures will document. The sticks simplyrepresent people. Note verses 16 & 17: “Moreover, thou son of man, takethee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israelhis companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, thestick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And jointhem one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.”
The word “stick” is literal; that is, it means a stick of wood — not a bookor scroll. (See Strong’s No. H6086) Therefore, in writing the name of Judahon one stick and the name of Joseph on the other, is simply showing theseparation or division of God’s People, Israel, and that by a miracle, Hewill rejoin them into one people. Our Father says that when asked about themeaning of this joining, tell them as follows: Verse 20: “Thus saith theLord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick (the House or people) of Joseph,which is in the hand of Ephraim (whose leader was Ephraim — at that time),and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even withthe stick of Judah (join them with the House or people of Judah — the remnant),and make them one stick (one people), and they shall be one (a single nation,as in the beginning) in mine hand.” Verse 22 confirms that these two sticksrepresent people who have been scatterd to the four winds — but will bereunited when Christ returns; read carefully:
“22 And I will make them *one nation* (one stick, one people) in the landupon the mountains of Israel; and one king (Christ) shall be king to them*all* (Shiloh; Whose right the Stone of Destiny represents): and they shallbe no more two nations (two sticks), neither shall they be divided into twokingdoms any more at all:” Can Christ be a King over anything except people?These two sticks being joined are specifically used to remind the descendantsof Israel, even today, that they will yet be reunited into one nation –a single people — in the original land given to Abraham!
So, this movement of the Stone of Destiny could very well be the beginningof a chain of events to shape the world — and prepare His remnant today– for the things about to come to pass; the false Messiah shall come firstand try to fake uniting the people (Daniel 9:27) under the promised covenantof peace, but he will fail. He will pass himself off as Israel’s Messiah,and Christianity’s Christ.
Watchmen should be watching as never before. This thumb-nail overview iscovered this month because of what I believe to be, additional light on theStone’s recent move.
Yahshua’s richest blessings to you and yours. Serving in and for Him.
From: Jack Phillips