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Why Jesus won't reign on this Earth for 1,000 years

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by random person, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. random person

    random person 1 COR. 10:11; HEB. 1:2; HEB. 9:26,28; 1 PET. 1:20

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    The Scriptures not only do not promise an earthly reign, they teach that Christ will not reign on the earth. Consider the following:


    (1) God decreed that no descendant of Coniah (Jeconiah or Jehoichin) "shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah" (Jer.22:28-30). Since Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah through Salathiel (Matt.1:12; Lk.3:27), His throne must therefore be somewhere other than Judah, or His kingdom will fail. This excludes an earthly reign of Christ from Jerusalem.

    (2) According to prophecy, the Branch of David (Jer.33:15-18) would be "a priest upon his throne" (Zech.6:12,13). Jesus is the Branch of David (Rev.5:5; 22:16) and a priest upon His throne (Heb.6:20; 7:1), yet He cannot be a priest on earth (Heb.8:4). Because He is not a descendent of Levi. Therefore, His reign as King cannot be on the earth!

    (3) The Jews readily admitted that Christ would be "The son of David" (Matt.22:42). So, Jesus cast them a dilemma. "How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his Son?" (Matt.22:43-45; cf.Psa.110:1). The Jews could not answer because they did not understand the true nature of the kingdom. Yet Peter explained its meaning on Pentecost (30 A.D.) when he said that Jesus was raised from the dead to sit on David's throne at the right hand of God where He rules as Lord and Christ (Acts 2:29-36). David, Jesus and Peter understood that the reign of Christ would be in heaven at God's right hand. Since Jesus is to reign at the right hand of God till the end (1 Cor.15:24-26), there can be no earthly reign of Christ!
     
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    Jesus Christ returns to earth to literally reign from Jerusalem.


    3 Then the Lord will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. Zechariah 14:3-4

    and again -

    10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. 11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves. Zechariah 12:10-14

    and again -

    27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?" 28 So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:27-28

    and again -


    16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain. Zechariah 14:16-17


    He will reign for 1000 years, literally.

    This literal 1000 year reign will be the Day of Rest that the scriptures speak of.


    4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4


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  3. random person

    random person 1 COR. 10:11; HEB. 1:2; HEB. 9:26,28; 1 PET. 1:20

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    Premillennialists read Rev. 20:4 so horrifically.

    And who is reigning with Christ for a 1,000 years?

    The SOULS of those beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.

    The SOULS spoken of in Revelation 6:9-11 are the same SOULS spoken of in 20:4!

    Who are these SOULS, the 1st century Martyrs of the Neronian persecutions. They are reigning in heaven not on earth with Christ for a "1,000" years. They aren't resurrected yet. They are still SOULS!!!!!

    Six things not mentioned in Rev 20 which Premillennialism requires

    1.The second coming of Christ
    2.The bodily resurrection
    3.A reign on earth
    4.A literal throne of David
    5.Jerusalem in the land of Palestine
    6.Christ on earth

    The overthrow of Satan not the 1000 years is the main theme.

    The Kingdom of God is not of this world.
     
  4. Jon Anon

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    Jesus will rule but from heaven not earth as hebrews 8:4 tell us if there is a priesthood in effect on earth Jesus could not even be a priest on earth so he will continue to reign as KING/PRIEST in heaven at the right hand of the Father.

    Hebrews 8:4:
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    For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

    Ezekiel shows us there will be a levitic preisthood in effect during the 1000 year millenium therefore Jesus will be in heaven ruling at that time until the new heaven and new earth are created and at that time Jesus will rule from the new earth



    Everything that is written has to be fulfilled before the new heaven and new earth come.....therefore david will have to rule in the 1000 year millenium as king even though Jesus is the higher KING and a levitic high priest will be in charge of the levitic priesthood even though Jeus is HIGH PRIEST after the order of MELCHELZEDEK Why does this have to happen because Jeremiah 33:17-19 states:
    17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

    18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.


    How long is this covenant in effect?(Jeremiah 33 tells us):

    20 Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

    21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.


    When the covenant of the sun and moon are broken then at that time there will be no need for the sacrifices and the davidic king and levitic priest because Jesus will then at that time after the 1000 year milleniuma and the new heaven and new earth are created will Jesus come and dwell with man because as Jesus' stated his kingdom is not of this earth but of the new heaven and new earth and as we see in revelation 21 Jesus is the light and there is no need for the sun and moon as a that covenant is broken with sun and moon....and david and joseph(the high priest) but david and joseph will sit on the left and right of Jesus as david(prince of kings) and joseph(prince of priests) for all eternity.


    covenant of day and night broken:

    Revelation 21:

    22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it,[j] for the glory[k] of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved[l] shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.[m] 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).

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    Everything is done so that scripture can be fulfilled. God required animal sacrifice for thousands of years if he wants it to happen again for 1000 years then it's going to happen even if we don't understand why. But we do understand why and that is to fulfill scripture and covenants.
     
  5. Jon Anon

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    Notice how these translate the High Priest as "the prince of the priests"


    Simeon 7:

    For the Lord shall set up, of Levi, the prince of priests, and of Judah the king of kings, God and man. So shall he save all the Gentiles, and the offspring of Israel.

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    And the prince of the priests, Ananias, commanded those that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.


    certainly David is called the king of Israel and the prince but david is the prince of kings not the prince of priests

    and is not David in charge of the kingly side of the kingdom and owns all the land

    The prince of Ezekiel doing the sacrifices only owns a small portion of land

    He will inherit a small parcel of land near the temple. This is the entire land granted to this prince. These Scriptures follow:

    Ezekiel 45:6 "And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel . (7) And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion…"


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    Notice in verse seven the prince only receives a tiny portion of land. Is this the land for David, the King over all the earth? Psalms 2 clearly states that the David will inherit the entire earth, not just a small parcel of land in the nation of Israel :

    Psalms 2:6 “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (7) I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
    (8) Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.”


    When you read prince don't always be so sure it is David because there is also the other witness that is called up hither also and he is surnamed the names of the priests....elijah.....joshua....aaron..etc and will be in charge of the sacrifices in the 1000 year millenium because you cant have a levitical priesthood without a High Priest(prince of the priests)
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    1 chronicles 5:2:
    For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)


    Judah(David) is a prince but Joseph was also a prince and will be in charge of the levitic preisthood hence why there will be 2 witnesses and one of the many surnames of those two is:

    Messiah ben David
    Messiah ben Joseph

    Judah(David)
    Joseph

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  6. Jon Anon

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    Notice the 7 dispensations(ages)


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    In the last dispensation Kingdom age (1000 year millenium) the other 6 dispensions will all be used again working all together so we will have all dispenstions combined

    1. Innoncence

    2. Conscience

    3. Human Government

    4. Promise

    5. Law

    6. Grace

    working all together in unity


    as part of the law dispenstion:

    Zech. 14 tells us we will celebrate the feasts days along with the sacrifices, these will both be reinstituted in the millennium (Ez.44:1-46- 46:24)

    Zech 14:16-18 “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”


    Isa 66:23 "And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me," says the LORD. Isa. 66:23 teaches that we will keep the Sabbath, it also teaches we will keep the New Moon festival! This is on earth in the Millennium period- not in heaven."

    If the Sabbath and feast days and the sacrifices are done away with in Christ how do we reconcile these two seemingly contradictory positions? How can there be a return to the sacrificial system without taking away from the meritorious sacrifice of Christ?

    Millennial Israel will have at its center the Temple. Sacrifices (Ezek. 40:38-39), will continually be done during the Kingdom Age (Ezekiel 45:13 – 46:15)



    The problem is easily solved if we view them as being COMMEMORATIVE rather than EFFICACIOUS


    The sacrifices will be a memorial, just as animal sacrifice was a shadow of what was to come in the sacrifice Jesus made for salvation. Just as communion is practiced today looking back. They will not be propitiation, or effacacious (they will have no power to redeem) but are a reminder of what took place. The reason this will be instituted is because there will be many unbelievers born in the Millennial period, they will be sinners that will need to understand the sacrifice Christ did. Since his sacrifice is the final one, that cannot be repeated the types he fulfilled will be illustrative of his accomplishment.

    the millennial sacrificial system will be instituted as a commemorative celebration of the completeness of the last and efficacious sacrifice of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord and redeemer. The temple will truly become a house of prayer for all nations.

    This temple will be replaced with God when the new heaven and new earth are created and God dwells with man after the 1000 year millenium...(Rev 21:22:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.


    The two witnesses who were raised after 3.5 days of lying dead in the street after the 7 year tribulation will govern the millenial kingdom and will appoint kings and priests in hierarchical postions as to cover the human government dispensation as one of the 6 dispensations that will be combined in the 1000 year millenium.

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    The 1000 year millenium will be governed by the Levitic high priest(Joseph) and the Davidic king....the davidic king will also have the title of prince of kings and the levitic high priest will have the title prince of priests as the millenial kingdom is a kingdom of kings and priests!

    Then satan is loosed and war comes once again until Jesus comes as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS and satan and death are cast into the lake of fire and the new heaven and new earth are created and Jesus reigns as KING AND PRIEST forever after the order of melchelzedek with the prince of kings(David) on his right and prince of priests(Joseph) on his left for all eternity

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    There will be no earthly king no earthy temple, no more sacrifice.

    Jesus was the final sacrifice, believers are the temple of God, the new kingdom to come is the new Jerusalem, the new earth, the new heaven.
     
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    It's just that those charts are not how Acts 13's sermon on the history of Israel reads, nor where it was all going.
     
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    are you saying satan has already been bound for 1000 years...sure don't seem like it to me
     
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    Well throw out the book of Ezekiel in your bible because Eziekel clearly shows a davidic king, a temple, and animal sacrifices in the 1000 year millenium. It isn't til after the 1000 year millenium that the new heaven and new earth are created.
     
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    The most obvious problem presented here is that the book of Hebrews (e.g., 10:1–18) speaks of the death of Christ on the cross as a termination of the efficacy of bloody animal sacrifices, such as those Israel offered in the temple. If Ezekiel’s vision applies to a future time, why do we again find the offering of animal sacrifices?


    The vision presents a centralized worship in a specified geographical place. In the Old Testament, people were expected to approach the tabernacle, or (later) the temple, for this purpose (Deut. 12:5, 11). Jesus, however, announced to the Samaritan woman that the time of centralized worship was soon to end and to be replaced with spiritual worship, which does not depend on being in any particular place (John 4:21–24; cf. Acts 7:48–50).

    In Ezekiel’s vision, the Levites and Aaronic priesthood are seen in their former places of service. According to the New Testament, there has been a change of the priesthood (Heb. 7:12). The Jewish priesthood has been replaced by a different priesthood (1 Pet. 2:5) and a non-Aaronic high priest (Jesus). This modification will not be reversed, for Chr is said to be “a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek” (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 7:17, 21).

    Literal Interpretation Is Not Always Best. While the difficulties of the dispensational interpretation seem insurmountable, its only strength lies in its hermeneutic of literal interpretation. There is another hermeneutic principle, however, that overrides literalism—namely, the superior revelation given in Christ.

    Hebrews 1:1–3 affirms that, while God spoke to Israel through various prophets in the past, the revelation that has come through Christ is more comprehensive because He is no mere prophet, but “the brightness of [God’s] glory and the express image of His person.” The New Testament is not a mere appendix added to the writings of the Old Testament prophets. It is a revelation of the new order in Jesus Christ, in whom all previous revelation finds its fulfillment, and through whom all previous revelation must be understood.

    Christ opened the understanding of His disciples so that they “might understand the [Old Testament] scriptures” (Luke 24:45). This being the case, it would be foolish for us to seek a meaning of the prophets contrary to that which Christ and the apostles taught. It is their witness that provides the strongest objections to any literalistic interpretation of Ezekiel 40–48. In Christ’s new order (which, unlike the old order, is permanent), the temple, priesthood, and sacrifices are likewise spiritual (1 Pet. 2:5).Making Sense of the Vision.

    How then are we to understand the temple vision?


    First, one might reasonably refer to the vision as that which “might have been,” had the Jewish exiles in Babylon exhibited a more thorough repentance than they did. There is an indication that the realization of this vision in Israel’s future was contingent on the people being sufficiently ashamed, or repentant, of their past sins: “Son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern. And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple” (Ezek. 43:10–11).

    The response of the Jews to their opportunity to return and to rebuild their temple was notoriously tepid. Only a small remnant opted even to return to Jerusalem, while the rest were content to remain in Babylon. As a result, the temple they built proved to be inferior to the one that Ezekiel described.

    Though the Jews did not meet the conditions to have such a temple as Ezekiel’s, the pattern preserved in these chapters stands as a description of an intended order, which, had it materialized, would have testified, as the tabernacle once did, as a type and shadow of “heavenly things” (Heb. 8:5)—the new order in Jesus Christ. This, we may assume, was the long-term purpose served by the vision.

    Though some features of the vision were probably intended symbolically from the start (e.g., the seemingly miraculous, ever-deepening river), it is probable that the temple and its rituals would have been literally instituted, as here described, had Israel met God’s conditions.

    Whether or not the temple had ever actually been rebuilt, the new revelation in Christ encourages us to see its pattern as having been fulfilled in Jesus Christ Himself, who is the final atoning sacrifice and the eternal high priest of God’s people
    Making Sense of Ezekiel’s Temple Vision | Christian Research Institute
     
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    Now why do men start threads denying the simple truth of Rev 20?

    Why not?

    Why assume that everyone here loves the truth?
     
  13. JLB777

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    The scripture itself refutes your "theory" brother.

    The soul is a reference to the people themselves as martyrs.

    4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

    They lived and reigned with Christ...

    They lived is a reference to the resurrection of the dead which takes place on earth.

    The bodies of the dead in Christ who sleep in the earth will be resurrected by Jesus christ at His Coming.

    5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.


    Jesus Christ will remain in heaven seated upon the Throne of God the Father, until the time of the restoration of all things.

    He will leave heaven with the saints of God and return to earth to gather the saints from the earth as He gathered the saints from heaven.

    He will then be seated upon His throne of Glory in Jerusalem and will separate the sheep from the goats on earth.


    31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. Matthew 25:31-32


    The saints will reign and rule with Him of earth for 1000 years.


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  14. Interplanner

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    The question still remains whether that long reign is meant in the form you are thinking: a state administered from Jerusalem as we know it. There are many reasons against that, including timing the "resurrections" and "deaths" mentioned. The Jerusalem it is referring to in Rev 20-21 is never "on the ground" until the new earth.
     
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    Jeconiah's curse states there will never be a descendent of David on the throne in Israel, because that throne is in Heaven.

    Acts 2:30-36 speaks of Christ's coronation as King. That coronation doesn't happen on a future date here on earth it already happened in Heaven.

    Are you denying Christ is king? Or are you insinuating Christ is a king without a kingdom? That Christ is still waiting to be crowned, exalted, and glorified?

    Premillennialists have never considered that the entire concept of an earthly throne is an apostasy that angered God from the time of the first king Saul to the last king before the Babylonian captivity.

    2. Originally God was Israel's king and he reigned on his throne in heaven. But Israel asked for a king on earth, which was an apostacy and angered God so much he wiped out their crops. It is clear that God realized that he was being rejected and in a symbolic way, God allowed his throne to come down to earth and have men sit and rule in his place:

    a. "But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the Lord. The Lord said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them. " (1 Samuel 8:6-7)

    b. ""Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the Lord by asking for yourselves a king." " (1 Samuel 12:17)

    c. ""When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the Lord your God was your king. "Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the Lord has set a king over you. " (1 Samuel 12:12-13)

    3. Nothing could be clearer in that the earthly throne was in fact a symbol of God's throne in heaven. Notice the earthly throne of David and Solomon is called "the throne of God", The throne of the Kingdom of God".

    a. "Of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel." (1 Chronicles 28:5)

    d. "Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. " (1 Chronicles 29:23)

    b. "Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the Lord your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness." " (2 Chronicles 9:8)

    c. "So now you intend to resist the kingdom of the Lord through the sons of David, being a great multitude and having with you the golden calves which Jeroboam made for gods for you. " (2 Chronicles 13:8)

    4. The next king to sit on the throne of God was David and God promised in a rare double prophecy that two of his seed would sit on his throne: Solomon on earth and Christ in heaven at the resurrection:

    a. "When your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up one of your descendants after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. "He shall build for Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. "I will be his father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. "But I will settle him in My house and in My kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever."(1 Chronicles 17:11-14)

    b. Notice that just as Solomon was king when he built the physical temple on earth, that Christ was the king who would build the church temple in heaven.

    c. Christ had to be a king to build the temple. We are the temple of God, the church, our bodies!

    d. Jesus must be sitting on the throne of David in order to build the church temple!

    5. The next physical king to sit on the throne of God was Solomon

    a. "And Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established. " (1 Kings 2:12)

    b. "Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on the throne of the kingdom. "Moreover, the king's servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, 'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name and his throne greater than your throne!' And the king bowed himself on the bed. "The king has also said thus, 'Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has granted one to sit on my throne today while my own eyes see it.' " " (1 Kings 1:46-48)

    6. God was so angered by the disobedient paganism of the kings that sat on God's throne, that God removed the throne from the earth and brought it back to heaven till Jesus, the descendant of David would sit on it.

    a. "It is your destruction, O Israel, That you are against Me, against your help. Where now is your king That he may save you in all your cities, And your judges of whom you requested, "Give me a king and princes"? I gave you a king in My anger And took him away in My wrath. " (Hosea 13:9-11)

    7. Today Jesus Christ shares the throne with the Father, just as David shared the throne with God. Notice the kingdom is co-owned by God and Christ NOW:

    a. "For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. " (Ephesians 5:5)

    b. "'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." (Revelation 3:21)

    8. So you might say that the throne of God experienced a little early sightseeing tour because it left heaven, came to earth and stayed from Saul to the Babylonian captivity, and was then taken back to heaven to wait for Christ to die on the cross and sit on the throne of David, which was God's throne in heaven, where it always was, forever.

    9. The entire notion of an earthly throne in Jerusalem for 1000 year not only has no support, it is an insult to God because the throne rightfully has always belonged in heaven.

    10. A restored earthly throne as proposed by premillennialists would again anger God: "I gave you a king in My anger And took him away in My wrath. " (Hosea 13:9-11)

    Christ has built the "temple of David" in the church which replaced the physical temple of David.

    1. Passages:

    a. "In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the nations who are called by My name," Declares the LORD who does this. " (Amos 9:11-12)

    b. "Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name. "With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, 'After these things I will return, And I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will rebuild its ruins, And I will restore it, So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,' Says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago. "Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, " (Acts 15:14-19)

    2. It is clear that the booth or tabernacle or temple of David has been built by Christ and is our body and the church, the kingdom.

    3. Notice that if the "booth of David" is not rebuilt, then the gentiles cannot be saved.

    4. This was precisely the argument that James used to prove the Gentiles could be saved without circumcision in the Jerusalem council.

    5. Premillennialists and dispensationalists all fail to see that the idea of Christ coming back to earth to rebuild the physical "booth of David" in Jerusalem is ridiculous considering James says it is already built by Christ.

    6. The sign Jesus gave to the Jews was that he would tear down the physical temple of David and REBUILD it in three days after he raised from the dead.

    7. The idea of Jesus returning to build a stone temple is heresy and denies the gospel and the blood sacrifice of Christ for the church on the cross.
     
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    random person 1 COR. 10:11; HEB. 1:2; HEB. 9:26,28; 1 PET. 1:20

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    JLB,

    Has your Christ been coronated as king yet?

    “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)

    “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not die until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” (Mark 9:1)

    “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” (Matthew 16:28)

    “Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:4–5)

    “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

    My Christ was coronated at Pentecost and shed forth His Holy Spirit!

    READ 2:30-36 and read the verses in my sig!

    Why must Christ step down from His throne in heaven and take up a throne here on Earth when His kingdom is not of this world afterall?

    Pentecost was Jesus coming in His kingdom with power!
     
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    Strange, you said that you believe Jesus is coming a second time according to scripture, and yet now you're saying He came again at Pentecost?

    How's that work, did you change your mind?
     
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    Mt 26:64 was seen and attested to at Pentecost and through Stephen (He got back up). There were many significant events in the generation from 30-70. It was called a coming. It does not mean it was the 2nd coming on the level of the Gospel, but it was still a coming.
     
  19. Old Timer

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    And I thought that it was the Holy Spirit that was sent at Pentecost..
     
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    Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven.

    So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19

    He will remain there until the restoration of all things -


    20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:20-21

    31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. Matthew 25:31-32


    Jesus Christ literally returns to Jerusalem to rule and judge from His Throne, not His Father's Throne, which is in Heaven.

    34 And Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
    Luke 20:34-36



    The age to come will occur when Jesus returns with His saints and He will resurrect all those who are His at the end of this age, on the last Day.


    We will receive bodies that will never die, and we will shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father.

    41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
    Matthew 13:41-43


    When Jesus returns every eye will see Him, and they will mourn!

    All the tribes of the earth will mourn, FOR THEY WILL SEE HIM COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.


    ANYONE WHO TEACHES THAT THE RESURRECTION IS PAST IS TEACHING HERESY!

    THOSE WHO PRACTICE FALSE DOCTRINE AND HERESY will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21



    Jesus Christ will return at the end of the age and Gather His people at the resurrection!


    JLB






     
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