Everlasting Kingdomby Roy Burger on 04/10/13
Here are something to think about, here are some prophecies concerning an everlasting Kingdom. I will start with the book of Daniel. Daniel a prophet is among other Israelites carried off into Babylon around 600 BC. Daniel chapter 2, the King has a dream of a giant statue, head of Gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron and feet mixed with clay and iron. Daniel tells the King of Babylonian that his kingdom is the head of Gold and there are four more kingdoms following him until the eternal Kingdom appears. Chapter 2 verse 38 -43. and it is that fifth Kingdom when the everlasting Kingdoms starts. Daniel gives us clues to which kingdoms are the next three kingdoms In Daniel Chapter 8: 20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. 22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. We know through history, that the Meads and Persian conquered Babylonian. After the reign of Meads and Persians, We know that Alexander the Great of Greece conquered Meads and Persian and the Known world at the time. After he had finished, he became ill and died. His four generals took over which we call the Hellenist period. So the Head of Gold-Babylonian, Chest and arms of Silver - Meads and Persians, belly and thighs of brass - Alexander the Great, and the legs of Iron – Hellenist period. Now the fifth kingdom Daniel 2: 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. We now that the Roman Empire followed the Hellenist period which became so big that became divided; Western Rome and Eastern Rome. Now Daniel 2: 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. During the Reign of the Roman Empire, God will set up his kingdom. We know Jesus ministry was during the Reign of the Roman Empire. Jesus tells us that in Luke 17: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! For , behold, the kingdom of God is within you. So the body of Christ is the kingdom of God waiting on his second return. The Kingdom of God is the one made without hands and is everlasting.
Here is a prophey concerning Jesus who brings in the everlasting kingdom. It is a 490 year prophecy. The first part tells us tha this is a 490 year prophecy that will finish transgression, make an end of sins, which Jesus dying on the cross accomplished and bring in the everlasting Kingdom.The next line of the prophecy deals with rebuilding the city of Jerusalem for the Messiah which is Jesus. Also rebuilding the walls and the streets within for him as well. The next two verses deal with his death on the cross. That he presents a New Covenant to Israel for 7 years and his death will occur 3 and half years into presenting the New Covenant to his people. Then the New Covenant will go to the gentiles which is the starting of the everlasting Kingdom. Here we are 2000 years later and approximately 1/3 of the people in the world are Christians which is about 2.2 billion people. Now I will go through this prophecy to show how the everlasting kingdom came about.
Daniel 9: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. This is a prophecy of rebuilding and restoring the temple and Jerusalem for the coming messiah, bringing in an everlasting kingdom and his crucifixion . We know Babylonian destroyed the first temple. We know the King of Persia, Cyrus allowed the Israelite to rebuild the temple and during the Hellenist period, Israel was allowed to restore and build Jerusalem, they did this repairing walls and streets. We know King Herod added to the temple building what is now called the western wall or Wailing Wall which surrounded the Jewish Temples Courtyard in the beginning of the Roman Empire reign. Verse 26 the Messiah be cut off meaning killed. We can compare that with Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22 We know he was crucified which was common way of punishment from the Romans. Not for himself because he died for all mankind according to the Bible. We know after the death of Jesus, there is a division among the beliefs of Israel. There were the Jews who did not accept Christ and followed the Old Covenant-Judaism and those followed the New Covenant, Christians. The Pentecost is the beginning of the Christian Church which is still only Jews because Pentecost is a Jewish Holiday. The gospel did not start going to the gentiles until 3 and half years after the death and resurrection which happens after the stoning of Stephen fulfilling Daniels 9:27 Peter with sheet lift down from heaven and then going to Cornelius a gentile and Saul who after being blinded became an apostle to the Gentiles both occurring after the stoning of Stephen. We have Emperor Nero who kills the leaders of Christianity; Peter, Paul, and main apostles around 65-66 ad. Then Titus 4 years later destroyed in 70 Ad destroyed Jerusalem and the temple fulfilling from Daniel 9:26 “and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary”. He scattered Israel with their divided believes of Judaism and Christianity. We know Nero and Titus did not wipe out Christianity because in 303 AD. Emperor Diocletian issued a decree- Kill Christians and destroys all Bibles. Despite the decree, Christianity became the main religion for Rome. Western Rome was called Holy Rome and Eastern Rome was called Greek Orthodox Christianity. Today, the estimated percentage of Christians (Gods Kingdom) in the world which I mention earlier is about 33%.(2.2 Billion People) Zechariah chapter 13 which is talking about the second coming of Jesus Christ. Zechariah 13: 8 and it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. 2/3 nonbelievers shall perish and 1/3 (33%) shall be tested with fire fulfilling the prophecy in Daniel 2 bringing in the everlasting Kingdom. Matthew 24: 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All * * these are the beginning of sorrows. We see now days earthquakes in diverse place, we have all sorts of diseases, there is much famine in third world countries, and nations going to war with each other. North Korea Threating South KoreaMajority of Christians are looking for the rapture or feel second coming is close.
My family and I believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and savior, that he died for our sins and rose again on the third day as he tells to his disciples in Luke 18: 1Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them,Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. Those who want to see 2500 prophecies, you need to look it up at www.reasons.org or buy Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy by J. Barton Payne (Jul 1980) on Amazon.Thanks
Roy A faithful believer of Jesus Christ