Series 2 - Lesson 7 - Annotation 2
What is meant by the promise that the overcomer shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel? (See Matt. 19:28.)
2. One sitting on a throne and judging suggests the thought of one in absolute authority or complete dominion. It means that I AM gives complete control and mastery of the twelve mind faculties and their channels of expression in the body. The I AM stands as supreme director and in consequence the only manifestations that can follow are those of harmony, satisfaction, and deep delight. This throne is in the kingdom of heaven where I AM is enthroned.
Man's mind is his "kingdom." A "throne" is a seat of power and dominion, a place of absolute authority. When one is awakened to the power of thought, one at once seeks to know how to use that power rightly. The twelve faculties of mind function through twelve centers of consciousness in the organism. When those centers are quickened by the word of Truth, man through the power of the I AM will rule his world, exercising dominion which is his inheritance from the beginning. Instead of being a subject, he will become sovereign.
Preceding Entry: Explain the significance of the number twelve as used in the Scriptures.
Following Entry: How is a new state of consciousness developed in man?