The Stone of Destiny

This sermon had been taken from Your Heritage, and prepared into a PDF file by Clifton A. Emahiser’s Watchman Teaching Ministries with added critical notes.

by Bertrand L. Comparet

In the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey in London, England is an oblong block of sandstone, upon which all of England’s kings have been crowned for several centuries. Before this the kings of Scotland and before that the kings of Ireland were also crowned upon this stone. This is another bit of evidence and piece of the puzzle that proves the identity of the Anglo-Saxon people as the Israel of the Bible and the house of David still rules over them. This fulfills the prophecy that David would never lack a seed to rule over the House of Israel until Yahshua comes to take the crown himself.

The history of this stone begins in Genesis 28:17,19, where we read that Jacob camped overnight in a field and for his pillow used a stone with his cloak over it. During the night, Yahweh appeared to him in a vision and promised to give him the land of Canaan. When Jacob awoke he said, “This is the house of Yahweh,” and named the place Beth-el meaning house of Yahweh. Then he took the stone he had used as his pillow and set it up as a monument and dedicated it with an offering of oil. Jacob promised if Yahweh would help him, “Then shall Yahweh be my God: and this stone which I have set for a monument shall be Yahweh’s house.” In Genesis chapter 35, Yahweh instructs Jacob to go back to Beth-el and set up an altar to Him, which Jacob did. It was at this time that Yahweh changed Jacob’s name to Israel. Israel again set up and dedicated as a monument of witness, the stone pillar which he had dedicated as Yahweh’s house, its sacred character was now firmly established.

We next find mention of the stone in Genesis chapter 49, when the aged Israel, before he dies, tells his 12 sons what will befall their respective descendants in the last days. Speaking of Joseph he says, “From thence is the shepherd of the stone of Israel.” We should therefore expect to find the stone in the custody of Joseph in the last days. The English are the tribe of Ephraim, descended from one of Joseph’s sons. Its sacred character having been established, the stone would not be thereafter abandoned.

We next hear of it when the children of Israel, in their exodus from Egypt, were facing death by thirst in the desert. Yahweh instructed Moses, “I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.” Thus they were saved from death. This miracle was repeated later, but this time Moses was instructed to merely speak to the rock, not strike it. Because Moses disobeyed Yahweh and hit the rock in a grandstand play before the people, he was not allowed to enter the promised land. We must not think that this rock was merely from the native rock cliffs of these desert places. In I Corinthians 10:1-4 Paul records, “All our fathers were under the cloud and all passed through the sea and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them and that Rock was Christ.” They were given water to drink from a rock which was carried along with them. As Jacob had said, “This stone that I have set up for a monument shall be Yahweh’s house”, so Yahweh hallowed it with His presence.

After Joshua had conquered the promised land and divided it among the 12 tribes, he reminded them that they must ever be loyal to Yahweh and he set up a stone as a monument of witness to this warning. The Hebrew says he took the stone of greatness and what would that be, or what more fitting witness could there be, but the stone which was Yahweh’s house?

Recorded in Judges 9:6, before Yahweh ever allowed Israel to have a king, the rebel Abimelech had himself crowned king beside this pillar or monument. Later, when the lawful monarchy was established in the house of David, we find it was the custom that the king be crowned standing by the pillar or monument. We read in II Kings 11:12-14, “And he brought forth the king’s son and put the crown upon him and gave him the testimony; and they made him king and anointed him; and they clapped their hands and said, God save the king. When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of Yahweh. And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced.”

The stone had become a sacred relic, a witness of the mutual promises of Yahweh and of the children of Israel. It would be found close to the temple and the throne. Upon the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar, II Maccabees 2:4-8 says that ancient records stated that Jeremiah had taken the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle and had hidden them in a cave on Mount Nebo. While I Samuel 4-5 records the capture of the ark by the Philistines and its return, there is no mention of it being taken by the Babylonians, so the ancient record of the ark being hidden must be correct. Along with the ark, we may be sure that Jeremiah would also safely hide the sacred witness stone, Yahweh’s house, which had twice been used to give water to the people to save them from death and which was now used in the coronation of the kings.

When I spoke to you on “What Jeremiah Planted”, I told you how Jeremiah and the daughters of the last king of Judah, Zedekiah, were taken to Egypt with the refugees. In order to fulfill Yahweh’s prophecy that Jeremiah was also to build and to plant, Jeremiah had to leave Egypt and take the princess to where another Israelite kingdom was then in existence in Ireland. We know that with Jeremiah went Baruch his scribe, and the king’s daughter Tea Tephi. With the princess, he would also certainly take the hidden stone upon which the kings were crowned.

The ancient Irish records record the coming of the great prophet Jeremiah, Brugh his scribe, (obviously Baruch) and the daughter of a king about 583 B.C., which would be the correct date. With them they brought the wonderful stone, or stone of destiny.

Tea Tephi, the king’s daughter, married Eochaid the Heremon, the chief king of Ireland. The stone, called lia fail or stone of destiny, was kept at the capital city of Tara for some three centuries and all the kings, descendants of Eochaid and Tea Tephi, were crowned on it. Then about 350 B.C., it was sent to Scotland for the coronation of Fergus, king of the Scots, who was a descendant of the Milesian kings of Ireland. It remained in Scotland and all Scottish kings were crowned on it until 1297 A.D. At that time King Edward I of England invaded Scotland and captured the stone, which he took to England, where it was placed in Westminster Abbey, its home ever since that date. It was built into the coronation chair, the oldest piece of furniture in England still serving its original purpose. All English kings have been crowned on it ever since. Its origin has been well known during the entire time it has been in the British Isles and from practically the first, it was called Jacob’s stone. William of Rislanger, writing in the 13th century, records the coronation of John de Baliol as king of Scotland in the year 1292 A. D., upon the stone which Jacob placed his head.

The ten tribed nation of Israel had to abide many days without a king, as Yahweh prophesied in Hosea 3:4. However, there must always be a royal family of David’s line on the throne over some Israelite people. Yahweh promised in Jeremiah 33:17, “David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel.” We know that Eochaid the Heremon was of the Milesian line of kings of Ireland and that the Milesians in Ireland were descendants of Zarah, a son of Judah. Tea Tephi was a descendant of David, who was also of the royal tribe of Judah through Judah’s other son Pharez. So the two royal lines of Judah were united with the marriage of Eochaid and Tea Tephi and a descendant of David was always on the throne over Israelite people, as Yahweh had promised.

The ark of the covenant belonged in the temple. The temple was not to be a continuous institution. It is not surprising that the ark has disappeared from history, and probably will not be revealed again until Yahshua returns to reign upon the throne of David, as is prophesied in Isaiah 9:7. It is only logical the coronation stone, which the Hebrews had called the stone of majesty and the pillar of witness, should be found where the throne of David had its continued existence. After all, it was the pillar of witness for it had been made witness to both Israel’s promise to be Yahweh’s people and Yahweh’s promise to be their God. It should be there, as a witness Yahweh always makes good His promises and David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of Israel.

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: The following is what I wrote in a brochure entitled “How Long Can Queen Elizabeth II Live?”

“THE DEMISE OF THE THRONE AS WE KNOW IT: ‘In 1948 there was something grave that happened in England which was a catastrophic tragedy of the greatest magnitude. And, once that appalling disaster manifested itself, it could never be corrected, for there simply is no remedy once such a thing takes place. On November 14, 1948, Charles Philip Arthur George (a ‘Jew’ [of the bad-fig-jew variety]; a descendant of Cain) was born to Queen Elizabeth II by her non-Royal husband, Philip Mountbatten. By that birth, the ‘nail’ of Isaiah 22:25 was ‘removed’, ‘cut down’ and there was a great ‘fall.’ It marked the end of David’s Monarchy on that Throne until the rightful ‘Shiloh’ comes. Absolutely none of Philip Mountbatten’s issue are Biblically, lawfully qualified to be coronated to that dignity. The day Charles was born brought death to that Great Royal line of kings. With the advent of Julia Theresa von Hauke, the ‘seed of the serpent’ of Genesis 3:15 entered that Royal line. Additionally, it should be noted that Julia Theresa von Hauke’s shield has no Israelite symbols as do other royal members. Hers’ is what appears to be a cartwheel on a red background; indeed, a befitting emblem for a ‘rolling-stone’ upon Satan’s color, RED!’”

Then in Watchman’s Teaching Letter #51 I wrote: “Some are of the opinion that if the Queen were to suddenly die, the throne could be transferred to another branch of the family. That would be the usual process, but those who make that statement don’t take into account there were only to be three ‘overturns’, Ezekiel 21:27, and all three have already happened (i.e., Jerusalem to Ireland, to Scotland, to England). Queen Elizabeth II undoubtedly represents the last surviving pureblooded heir to the throne on behalf of the third ‘overturn’.” Inasmuch as the stone has been returned to Scotland is a good sign that none of Queen Elizabeth’s offspring will take David’s throne! That leaves only Yahshua Christ qualified to do so!