“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he comes whose right it is; and I will give it him.” Ezekiel 21:27
These words were spoken of Zedekiah, the last king of the House of Judah, whose reign had been one of unspeakable corruption. This is how the “Message” translation puts it. “So this is what GOD, the Master, says: ‘Because your sin is now out in the open so everyone can see what you’ve been doing, you’ll be taken captive. O Zedekiah, blasphemous and evil prince of Israel: Time’s up. It’s “punishment payday.” GOD says, Take your royal crown off your head. No more “business as usual.” The underdog will be promoted and the top dog will be demoted.”
And in fact there was never another king of the House of David. But “the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that He had made with David, since He had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.” 2 Chron.21:7
And so, 400 years later there was “A Man born to be King” of David’s line, and He was the rightful Son and Heir. During those four centuries God had “overturned” any effort to re-establish the Davidic kingdom. It had to wait UNTIL He came whose right it was to possess the Kingdom forever.
Israel crucified their King, but God raised Him up, and seated Him at His own right hand in glory, awaiting the day when His Father would give the signal for the Kingdom to begin on Earth. Surely that day must now be very near. Let us be ever waiting, watching, and praying UNTIL He comes again to establish His Kingdom.