Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Bible & Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

The traditions that were performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremony have been handed down over the centuries from her ancestors who were kings and queens before her.  These traditions come directly from the #bible starting with the anointing of King David, whom Queen Elizabeth II descends from. 

 Yahweh made these promises to King David:

2 Samuel 7: 16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

As long as there is day and night, a descendant of David will be on the throne.  Jeremiah 33:19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 20 "Thus says the Lord: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time, 21 then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered and the sands of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the offspring of David my servant, and the Levitical priests who minister to me."

Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was the first to be on television and her father’s coronation was the first to be filmed.  Therefore we can look back at the coronation and see all the traditions that were taken directly from the bible and were included in the ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation
The Bible
King David’s Harp

A harp is shown in the coat of arms mounted on the gates and other places.  For more information , click here.  The heraldry shows inheritance, click here.
1 Samuel 16:23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Psalms 144 9:I will sing a new song to you, O God;
upon a ten- stringed harp I will play to you,
10 who gives victory to kings,
who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
Lion of Judah
Lions are shown in the coat of arms mounted on the gates and other places.
Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's cub;
Joseph’s Unicorn
Unicorns are shown in the coat of arms.
Deuteronomy 33:17 [Moses  said,] "His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns:  with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."  [The ox and unicorn are included in the emblems of Joseph,  along with the olive branch and arrows.]
They went into London blew the trumpets and proclaimed that Queen Elizabeth II will be queen.
2 Kings 9:13 Then in haste every man of them took his garment and put it under him on the bare steps, and they blew the trumpet and proclaimed, "Jehu is king."
Queen Elizabeth II rode in a chariot.
2 Chron 1:14 Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
They crowned Queen Elizabeth II.
2 Kings 11:12 Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!"
God save the King
The people shouted ‘God save Queen Elizabeth’ and ‘God save the king’.
1 Sam 10:24 And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
Coronation Stone
Queen Elizabeth II stood next to King Edward’s chair that holds the coronation stone under the seat. This stone was also called a pillar.  Click here for more information.
2 Kings 11:13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she went into the house of the Lord to the people. 14 And when she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar [Jacob’s pillow, stone of scones], according to the custom, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets.
The priest anointed Queen Elizabeth II.
The song Zadok the priest was played.  This song is a coronation anthem that was composed in 1727.
2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
1 Kings 1:39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
They put a robe on Queen Elizabeth II and called it the robe of righteousness.
1 Chron 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
Judah & the Royal Scepter
Queen Elizabeth II received the scepter.
Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Psalms 60:7 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
 Ephraim is my helmet;
Judah is my scepter.

1953- Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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1937 - Coronation of George VI And Queen Elizabeth

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1902 - The Anointing of Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of Edward VII

Since King David the bible shows that there were good and evil kings.  During the coronation ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II took an oath, as follows:

Archbishop of Canterbury: Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Union of South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?
Queen: I solemnly promise so to do.

Archbishop: Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?
Queen: I will.

Archbishop: Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?
Queen: All this I promise to do.

Queen Elizabeth cannot serve two masters, Yahweh and the laws of nations.  In the oath she said she would keep true to the gospel and the government of the church, however, there is no such thing as a Archbishop in the bible.  There is no way that Queen Elizabeth II can be a good queen following Yahweh’s laws if she is going to abide to this oath.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Queen Elizabeth II’s oath should have only been to serve Yahweh and follow his laws.  The oath she took was devised so that she cannot remove the high places as many of the kings before her were prevented from doing.

Regarding King Jehoshaphat 2 Chron 20:32 he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the Lord. 33 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

 Queen Elizabeth II's Coat of Arms

Notice the lion of Judah, the Unicorn of Joseph, the harp of David and the crown.

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