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When King Jesus Reigns on Earth (11 of 13)
Series: THE GLORIOUS APPEARING
We are talking today about "When King Jesus Reigns on Earth". This is an aspect of what happens after the glorious appearing of Christ at Armageddon. The Millennial Kingdom begins. We have looked at how Satan is bound for a thousand years. Because if there is to be a thousand years of perfection, if there is to be a thousand years of when there is righteousness on the earth, when there is godliness on the earth, when righteousness covers the earth as the water covers the sea, then Satan must be bound. As long as Satan is given parameters to work, there will always be war and famine and disease and disaster, because Satan is the author of it all, not God.
Not only in the Revelation does the Scripture speak of the Millennium but in many other passages of prophecy in the Old Testament, because remember that in the Millennial Kingdom, Israel will be restored. Jesus will sit on the throne of David. God said through His servant David, I will establish someone on your throne, someone of your lineage who will reign on your throne and of His kingdom there will be no end.
Psalm 2:6-9 (NIV) "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill." 7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
Now the reason we know that this is a futuristic prophecy that was not fulfilled in King David's time is that although King David's rule was the greatest that Israel had ever known in its history. A time which surely was a glorious time of conquest for Israel when they subdued their neighbors. King David's kingdom did not fulfill this prophecy because it says I will make the ends of the earth your possession. David's kingdom ...
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