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Is Jesus Upon The Throne

In Matthew 25:31 Scripture says,"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:" question, what is this throne of glory spoken of here? Is it to literally be a throne?

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 ---Mima on 8/3/08
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I promise you, Jesus is on His throne, as I write this. He is also here and He is also everywhere. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
---catherine on 3/6/09

I do not beleive that Jesus is upon His throne of glory at this time.
---t on 3/4/09

Yes. David's throne is a literal throne.
---Betty on 3/1/09

Sheep on His right hand, and the goats on His left.>>>When Christ comes in His glory to judge the world, He will bring all His holy angels with Him. This throne that you are talking about, this throne of glory, sounds sweet doesn't it? Well, it is the throne of Judgment. Christ, in the days of His flesh, was arraigned as a prisoner at the bar, but at His second coming He will sit as a judge [and put you in your place], upon the bench. That is>>>> Jesus will be sitting upon the bench. Not man, but God.
---catherine on 9/5/08

Mima I just noticed that your question had not been answered. "Is David's throne spoken up here, also an imaginary or symbolic throne?"
No. This will be the literal throne of Jesus' millennial reign, in fulfillment of that prophecy as well as His promise to David, "The 'throne' of David [As reigning king over the entire house of Israel] shall be established before the LORD forever." "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the LORD God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David." "The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David, He will not turn from it, of the fruit of thy body will 'I' [embodied as Jesus] set upon thy throne."
Refs. I kings.2:45>Luke.1:32>Psalm.132:11
---joseph on 9/5/08

Heb 10:12 But this man [Jesus], after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God,
---jerry6593 on 8/10/08

"Then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory."
Jesus was required to complete his earthly mission prior to recieving "all power and authority".Prior to Jesus' death he prayed to God ,his Father requesting the glory be given him.He, prior to death said, "it is finished".
Jesus said he must go to his Father ,not only to send the spirit of Truth but first to take command of this universe then(to send the Spirit of Truth)(sit upon the throne so it can be sent)as a new glorified Son who 'finished the work requiring a mortal life to do.
---earl on 8/9/08

Don't you think getting too literal with things like this is degrading to Jesus?

Jesus presently sits at the right hand of the Father. To have Him sit anywhere else is a humiliation.
---katavasia on 8/7/08

"what is this throne of glory spoken of here?
This statement is representative of the fact that at this time it will be rendered clearly apparent to 'all' that Jesus has indeed settled into His appointed position of complete power and authority. An authority that will be delegated, as He chooses, among overcomers during His millennial reign.

"Is it to literally be a throne?"
"To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me 'in' My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father 'in' His throne". Rev. 3:21
'If' it were literal, it would have to be awful big :o)
---joseph on 8/6/08

I believe the throne of glory to represent Christ's work, His complete work that comes together in the very last person entering glory and making up His church and in the day of His return the earth will know and the filth of that is this world shall be burned up and we shall see it no more just the face of God through Christ. Lets face it, if we were honest would we leave heaven to re-inhabit the earth? Have we not had enough of this world. To return is to be reminded of our part in this wicked system, that would be hell to us. We shall never depart from heaven as that is our place.
---Alan on 8/5/08

Now, in Revelation John sees a throne. In chapter four, John is called "up" to see the throne. So, I'd say the throne has location and therefore reality, but also can have metaphorical meaning. But it is in the Spirit, NOT physical. So, it is glorious, immortal, incorruptible, almighty, of *resurrectional* quality. And Paul says,

"because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:21)

Our "glorious liberty" shall include being in resurrected bodies. And the new heaven and new earth shall also be in our resurrectional glory and beauty. So will be any throne.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/5/08

Isaiah 9:7 "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the THRONE OF DAVID, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." Is David's throne spoken up here, also an imaginary or symbolic throne?
---Mima on 8/5/08

Hi, I don't know the answer to the question but can anyone think of anyplace more worthy for Jesus to be? I mean, He is 100% worthy of all glory and honor--and a throne. I wish my life showed that more often than it does, but I'm learning. :)
---Mary on 8/4/08

Hebrews 1:8, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom..."

Another reference to the Lord's "throne". The throne is an image used to convey the idea that Jesus is King, with ALL authority and power, whose reign is everlasting.
---Bobby3 on 8/4/08

"love" > it's mainly about love

not just position and power and control

And we, also, are more concerned about how we are in love, than what position we have or prosperity, etc. > "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

Being a leader in Jesus is about *example*, more than position (certainly not posturing and status). And an example is showing what is for ALL of us. However an example is blessed is how we ALL can be blessed. And Jesus is our number one Example, and THIS is why He is on the throne . . . not to be greater than us, etc., but to show He is the Example of how we all can be blessed, so we are *sharing* with Him.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/3/08

No this doesn't need to be an actual physical throne. This is a metaphore.
---Bobby on 8/3/08

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