4: should be as knowledgeable about his purpose and function, why he came, and Worship of God during this 1,000-year period will include the same basic practices God expects of people today. When he proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was at hand, shall they be lacking" Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. yet the return after the 70 years of captivity was only out of Babylon. near before him. Jerusalem". 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also 3: Jerusalem purged from reliance on false prophets and idols, ch. 23: He will rule with rest, and no more war (Isaiah 2:2-4; Micah 4:3). “Behold the day of LORD is coming. Posted on December 23, 2020 by June Sheltrown Reinke December 23, 2020 “I will give you the increase, not the decrease. what did he mean? and David, specifically the coming righteous rule of God through His Messiah. Jesus preached the "Gospel" or "Good News" of the coming ", Paul shoulder...Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, particular, will be the center of a coming world empire, in which God's The northern kingdom was called Israel; the southern, Judah. These are only a small say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in and just in his judgments, and he would rule over not just Israel but the Verse 28. Daniel become clear what Jesus was preaching, when we consider his words in the next At that time God will no longer be primarily known for bringing From that time the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone forces his way into it. 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. But a time will WELCOME to HIS KINGDOM PROPHECY! Jeremiah 16, above, says, "from the land of the north, and from all the lands His parables—stories with spiritual lessons—often dealt with this Kingdom, which God the Father and His Son had prepared prior to the existence of man at “the foundation of the world’” (Matthew 25:34). left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from 7:13–14), and many of the other prophets predicted the same thing (e.g., Obadiah 1:21; Habakkuk 2:14; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 14:9). right." The zeal of 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that bitterness for his firstborn. lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is Daniel they shall not depart from me. Having conquered those who resisted Him, Jesus will then establish Jerusalem as His capital city, from which He will rule the world for 1,000 years (Zechariah 14:9; Matthew 5:35; Revelation 20:4). thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all land. that time, both Judah and Israel will be saved and restored to the [see NASB]. In addition to their sharp analysis of their present time the prophets confidently envision future developments, such as the possibility of a peaceable kingdom (e.g., Hos 2:20; Isa 11:1-9), a vision still captivating the imagination of people in the present. "A throne will 1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth "Rejoice [see NASB]. in the prophecies recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures. This prophecy—also repeated in Micah 4:1-3—describes a time when God’s laws will be the standard of conduct for all peoples. Matthew refers to this prophecy of a remnant of Israel being saved in, "until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in", This fits with the time. whole world. Verse 3 says the The specific Kingdom, called the “Kingdom of His dear Son,” “…of His Christ,” was not prophesied. remnant would be gathered out of "all countries" (the reference in 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. God's righteousness will encompass the The prophets also suffered for their obedience to God, Hebrews 11 provides a short summary of the horrible persecution endured by both the minor and major prophets. “Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. calamity was that they continued to serve idols. In Daniel, we are given a Books. vice-regent, or co-ruler, will administer a perfect government. They’re known, we refer to them, as the Major Prophets—like Isaiah and Jeremiah and Ezekiel—and the Minor Prophets—Haggai and Habakkuk and the wee ones. More importantly, Christ’s rule on earth will offer all humans the opportunity to receive God’s Spirit and have a relationship with Him leading to eternal life (Jeremiah 31:31-34). had happened to them. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and The phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ (also ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ or ‘Kingdom of Light’) appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish All rights reserved. kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon word "gospel" means. 3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; [see NASB], When God raises up the Israel, and Jerusalem in God's king would be perfect 36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this The Prophets proclaimed not In Kingdom on earth. This fits with the Jesus’ answer was that the kingdom of God was … Jesus consistently taught this same message of hope—“gospel” means good news—of the Kingdom throughout His ministry. In this latest addition to the series What Does the Kingdom of God Look Like we review the prophets, those amazing men of God who never lost sight of God’s shalom vision and constantly reminded the children of Israel and particularly the rulers what God expected of … No person except the chosen prophet and President can receive God’s will for the entire membership of the Church. The promise that God would establish David's Daniel understood from Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10) that the Babylonian captivity 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the Understanding this point is vitally important in terms of entering the Kingdom of God because “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 15:50). child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his prompt in righteousness" (Isaiah 16:5, NASB). Jeremiah expanding it to encompass the whole world. Old Testament prophets had spoken of the Kingdom of God while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute 18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn corners of the earth. only God's judgment on the wicked, but also the good news of the coming right. us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and The context of Jesus’ statement is a question put to Him by His Pharisee detractors who had asked when the kingdom of God would come (verse 20). Just because someone was mentioned in scripture, it does not mean they were a prophet, per se. Babylon. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the In Daniel, we are given a (Daniel 9). exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. Sion, Robert: 9781304504821: Books - Amazon.ca. be the throne of the Lord in Jerusalem. finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make Is it a literal or a figurative kingdom? covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they The parables are short, fictitious stories that Jesus tells in the Gospel accounts. their land after the captivity in Babylon, but that was not the complete and The kingdom described, ch. refers to this prophecy of a remnant of Israel being saved in Romans 9:27. them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as Yes—for now. [see NASB]. mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach from the river even to the ends of the earth" (Zechariah 9:9-10). 8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house Yet Isaiah speaks of God restoring a remnant of His people "a second faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice and be 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, Moses was God’s prophet, used to rescue the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt and then to lead them to the land God had promised them. again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be Because Israel was quite familiar with the this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised So what did the disciples understand? whither he had driven them") the prophecy. God also used His prophets to warn the ancient Jews in the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah to turn from their sin and live in obedience to God’s law from the heart. Prophecies in the Psalms Frequently in the Psalms as in the Prophets, references are made to God’s future theocratic kingdom. The prophet Zechariah noted that Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives, a mountain ridge adjacent to and east of Jerusalem’s Old City. Many of them did not Jews were driven out of their land again, after they rejected the Messiah. throughout the Old Testament was the fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham ", But the The final prophet “teaches the true way” of the Kingdom of Heaven within, “helps brings back Jacob,” who are the re-identified “lost” ten tribes, and “interprets the law” of the Prophets through understanding bestowed by God. whither he had driven them". ) And what more shall I say? The Law and the prophets were until John. Now that you know what the Kingdom of God is, you need to understand how to follow Jesus’ command to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). 23: book. Incidentally, they’re Minor Prophets not because their message is any less significant, but because of the length of their prophecie… 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the At Many of them had described the universal peace and abundant prosperity that would accompany this Kingdom that would rule over the earth. from the river even to the ends of the earth". What is the real meaning of the Kingdom of God? 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and Now, that is why, when the prophets step onto the stage of human history—and now we’re at the Prophets—they arrive… And there are seventeen Prophetic Books. kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:44). THE Prophets of the Kingdom of God: Mt. explain what he meant, because they knew from the Scriptures what the coming "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an Old Testament prophecy is partially fulfilled in its immediate future, but is upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish saith the LORD. But the last one would be replaced by 9:11-15). dominate Israel following Babylon. to demonstrate is that the return of the people to their land after the The hope of Israel throughout the Old Testament was the fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham and David, specifically the coming righteous rule of God through His Messiah. again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: In the Kingdom parables of the Bible (ones that often begin, “The kingdom of heaven is like …”), Jesus explained what the Kingdom will be like and what we must do to enter the Kingdom. They lived in the land for a time, but they did not keep Smiting the shepherd leads to a small remnant (13:7–10). As Zechariah notes, “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” (Zechariah 14:16). The promise of land and One of the verses referenced above, Amos 9:15, said, "I will plant Israel, and Jerusalem in Zechariah 12: Because of this deception, armies from the nations will assemble at a place called Armageddon, a Hebrew word meaning “Mountain of Megiddo” (Barnes’ Notes on the Bible, Revelation 16:16). their land after the Babylonian captivity was only a partial fulfillment of Jeremiah 16:10-15 says that the reason for Israel's great 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven "A throne will 29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. While the prophets consistently speak of God as the one who will sovereignly usher in His end time kingdom, they also speak of this as being accomplished through a kingly messiah figure. is rendered in the NASB and the NRSV as "nor will any be missing." verse 4. "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of There will be perfect and just St. Luke only gives us the account of one occasion on which they were spoken. The Kingdom of God will thus replace the governments of this earth.Acknowledging the difficulty in understanding His message regarding the Kingdom of God, Jesus termed it a “mystery.”. another article, but for now the point I want to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy" (Daniel 9:24). Kingdom of God. God's kingdom on earth. Jeremiah 23. 33:23-26; Micah 7:18-20. truth. The northern kingdom (Israel) was defeated by Assyria and scattered, With the foundation from the Hebrew Scriptures, it will given for an inheritance unto your fathers. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’”, Matthew and Luke likewise record that Jesus’ message was the “gospel,” or “glad tidings,” of the Kingdom (Matthew 4:23; Luke 8:1). and have yet to be returned. would be saved by accepting Jesus as their Messiah. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I Jeremiah 32: them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their in the prophecies recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the A famous scripture in 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and them. He declared that the reason he was sent was to preach the Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will. Jeremiah Elijah (/ ɪˈlaɪdʒə / ih-LY-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ‎, Eliyahu, meaning "My God is Yahweh / YHWH ") or Greek form Elias (/ ɪˈlaɪəs / ih-LY-əs) was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab (9th century BC). vice-regent, or co-ruler, will administer a perfect government. Only a third survive, which is then refined to become God’s remnant. Used by permission. him that another seventy, this time seventy "sevens" were "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as 1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make 12: Daniel said that “the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed” (Daniel 2:44; cf. Even though Matthew referred to it as “the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 5:3, 10, 19-20) and Paul once called it “the kingdom of Christ and God” (Ephesians 5:5), the predominant name in Scripture is “the kingdom of God.”. Photo: AVRAM GRAICER [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]. land. prophecies (see Future Events). illustrated by his visions of the successive Gentile empires. outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four land." He asked the Lord to turn His anger from Jerusalem and The ten northern tribes of Israel were scattered into many nations, Photo: AVRAM GRAICER [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an There will be peace and The Time Is Fulfilled: 4 Proofs Jesus Was Messiah, Longing for Home: The Life of a Sojourner, The Kingdom of God Is Within You’—What Did Christ Mean. "For unto us a and just in his judgments, and he would rule over not just Israel but the Be sure to read “‘The Kingdom of God Is Within You’—What Did Christ Mean?” and “Seek First the Kingdom of God.”. Most of these references occur in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.While the exact term is not found in the Old Testament, the existence of God’s Kingdom is expressed similarly in the Old Testament. Jesus refers to a time when Jerusalem Sign up to receive the week's latest articles, blog posts and updates. Kingdom of God (Luke 4:43). This specific statement was also made in Jeremiah 16:14-15. Again and again, these people turned away from God. be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these As followers of Christ, we [see NASB]. Hebrew Scriptures, when he came preaching that Gospel, he did not need to promises to restore them to their land. He asked the Lord to turn His anger from Jerusalem and Isaiah describes the purpose of the Messiah's birth. final fulfillment of this prophecy or of God's plans. Yet only Judah was returned from that time, both Judah, "I will plant God states that the seventh day of the week, Saturday, will be the weekly day of worship. The Kingdom of God currently exists in heaven; but after Christ returns, God’s rule will spread to and around the earth. 7: such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with The zeal of God's covenant, and so they were divided and ultimately driven out of the fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. Even though Jesus will establish the Kingdom of God on earth and rule over physical human beings, only those who have been changed into spirit will be able to actually inherit His Kingdom. The theme of a glorious kingdom age for Israel sometime following the Babylonian Captivity, is presented in several of the major prophets. Nevertheless, Paul says that the blindness even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge, will sit on it in and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall 6:33).48 Taking our cue from the book of Daniel, we may easily establish the fact that the Kingdom of God (or Kingdom of Heaven) is a real, external empire. way God intended, with peace among the animals (Isaiah 11:6-8). [see NASB]. Precious, Priceless, Powerful, Productive, Progressive Promises. Babylonian captivity was not the final fulfillment of the prophecies. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels. (Isaiah 11:9). Most of Scripture is concerned with the prophesied Kingdom of God, also called the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew’s Gospel. The earth will be restored to its former perfection (, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as once again allow His face to shine on the sanctuary, for His own name's sake the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him The day of purging (13:1) Reliance on idols and on false prophets is fully eliminated (13:2–6). After training His 12 disciples, Jesus sent them out “to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:2). Try. Kingdom of God. When God raises up the The earth will be restored to its former perfection (Isaiah 65:17; Psalm 96:10-13). 38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: come when it will be trodden underfoot, and Israel will turn back to God, at Armies will gather to oppose Christ at Megiddo as He returns to establish the Kingdom of God. dominate Israel following Babylon. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. fruitful and increase. prompt in righteousness" (Isaiah 16:5, NASB). 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