Monday, April 21, 2014

Two Kingdoms

Update/Addition to this post: The Kingdom --1914?
as follows:

the Bible tells us that Jesus began his rule in the midst of his enemies in the first Century (Luke 22:69; Ps.110:1,2;  1Cor. 15:25;  1Pet. 3:22; Matt.28:18;  1Cor. 15:25,24; Eph.1:20,21,22,23; Col.1:13).
Jesus already became king for a "thousand years", back then...(John 18:33,36,37; Matt.21:1,2,3,4,5; Luke 17:21). Revelation is symbolic [Rev.1:1 (see Greek); Matt.13:34,35], and this "thousand years" is symbolic (Rev.20:6; Eph.2:6,10; 1:3). 
This "thousand year" kingdom (John 18:37;  2Cor. 5:20;  1Cor. 4:1) is not the same as God's eternal Kingdom; which arrives when all of it's administration of 144000 and Great Crowd have been completely gathered and sealed (Eph.1:10,20,21,22), and segregated from the weeds through their faithfulness. Those who faithfully testify to the commands of God and Christ (Rev.12:10-11; 6:9-11; John 16:2; Mark 8:35; Rev.7:3; Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1; 22:4). They are raised up into a heavenly position (Eph.2:6; Rev.3:21; John 18:37;  1Cor. 4:1; Matt.13:12; Luke 12:42-44).

Christ's headship and kingdom is of a limited time, during which his "body" (bride) is being assembled (Rev.1:5,6; 19:16; Col.1:18; Ps.89:27; Heb.1:9,5,6; 2:16,5; Gen.28:14,12,13; Eph.1:22).
In contrast, God's Kingdom is eternal (Dan.2:44,34,35; 7:17,27; Luke 1:33;  1Cor. 15:24; Rev.11:15; Gen.28:14; Rom.4:13; Gal.3:29; Eze.37:25).

Two basic facts derived from these scriptures, are that Christ's time-limited kingdom of a symbolic "thousand years", began in the first century. It ends when Satan is released from the Abyss (Rev.20:7-8; 16:16,13-15; 17:14), igniting the Great Tribulation and Armageddon. After all enemies of truth and life are conquered and judged (Matt.25:45,46; John 3:18,19;  1Thess. 5:5; John 12:48,36; Rev.20:12,4;  2Pet. 3:7; Rev.11:5,3; Luke 10:16; Deut.18:18; Eze.2:5; Rev.12:11; Luke 10:19;  2Cor. 10:4,5; Rev.19:11,14,8; 17:14), and Christ's bride is completely collected together, comprised of the righteous  (Eph.1:10; 3:2; Rev.7:4; 14:1; Isa.2:3; Rev.21:2; Ps.110:2; Heb.12:22-23) (2Cor. 10:3-5; Rev.17:14; 19:11,14,8; 6:11; Rom.6:11,5-8) God's Kingdom, arrives (1Cor. 15:24-26,27-28). 

In contrast to Christ's time-limited kingdom of servant kings and priests (symbolic "thousand years") (Rev.1:6,5; Rev.20:4,6; John 5:24);
(Rev.20:4 must be clicked on to read the entire long verse)
God's eternal kingdom does not begin until the entire administration of 144000 and remaining ones of the woman's seed (the great crowd), have been tested and refined, sealed, and crowned with life (Rev.3:11; James 1:12; John 6:63; 5:24;  1John 3:14; Rom.8:9). 
Neither began in 1914... obviously."


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