Skip to comments.The Fulfillment of Feast of Tabernacles - The Establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven Under Messiah!
Posted on 10/04/2017 1:26:58 PM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
The Feast of Tabernacles prophetic fulfillment will be the Kingdom Age under the reign of the returning Messiah of Israel over the remaining nations of the world after Armageddon (Isa. 2: 1-5, 11:1-10; Micah 4:1-4; Zech. 8:21-23; 14:9, 16-21 etc...). Throughout the Old Testament and Israel's continual rebellion, Almighty God always pointed to "that Day" in which His people would return to Him and He would restore them and be their God. It will be at Messiah's Second Coming that this wondrous future for Israel shall be finally fulfilled (Isa. 4:2; 26:1-3; 52:6; Jer. 3:8, 18-19; 16:14-19; 23:5; 30:1-3; 8-24; 32:37; Ezek. 40-48; Zech 12:10-14 - and so much more!)!
However, the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven and the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles WILL NOT commence UNTIL after an EXPONENTIALLY HORRIFIC seven-year worldwide tribulation climaxing with the Battle of Armageddon, ( i.e., at the return of Messiah to earth) - Isa. 60:2, Matt 24; Rev. 19:11-21).
(Excerpt) Read more at theignorantfishermen.com ...
Come Lord Jesus.
BIBLIANO AND AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology
(Lesson #8, Coming in His Kingdom)
by Charles S. Meek
AMIGO: I can hardly wait till Jesus comes in his kingdom. What a glorious day it will be!
BIBLIANO: Houston, we have a problem. Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 16:27-28 that SOME OF HIS DISCIPLES WOULD LIVE TO SEE HIM COMING IN HIS KINGDOM.
AMIGO: Hmmm. Must be some BIG misunderstanding. Thats not what Ive been taught by the TV rapture preachers. I watch em all the time. Maybe that passage is about the Transfiguration or Pentecost.
BIBLIANO: Matthew 16:27-28 really cannot be the Transfiguration or Pentecost. This passage is about JUDGMENT and there was no judgment at the Transfiguration or Pentecost. The only judgment that fits is AD 70when Jesus came in judgment against the apostate Jewish nation.
AMIGO: I am confused. The Great Judgment, we all know, is at the end of time.
BIBLIANO: Actually, the Bible never speaks about the end of timeonly the end of the AGE (Matthew 24:3). The age in view was the Old Covenant Age, and Jesus promises of judgment upon Old Covenant Israel. Thus, with Old Covenant Israel demolished and pushed aside, the New Covenant (initiated at the first advent) came into dominance at AD 70.
AMIGO: No, No. I mean the real judgment.
BIBLIANO: We will all be judged when we die (Hebrews 9:27). But THE GREAT JUDGMENT of which Jesus spoke repeatedly points to AD 70. Here It is, my friend, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:
Matthew 10:15, 23 (before some of the disciples had finished going through the cities of Israel)
Matthew 16:27-28 (while some of the disciples were still alive)
Matthew 21:33-45 (the Son to take away the kingdom from the chief priests and Pharisees, who perceived that He was speaking about them)
Matthew 22:1-14 (the Jews were invited but they refused, so the king would destroy their cityJUST WHAT HAPPENED IN AD 70)
Matthew 23:29-39 (THEIR GENERATION, in judgment against the Jews, clearly the generation of Jesus contemporaries)
Matthew 24:29-34 (again, THEIR GENERATION, not some future generation)
Matthew 26:64 (while the Jewish leadership was still in authority, in judgment against THEM)
AMIGO: OK. Back to Matthew 16. Lets just separate verse 27 from verse 28. Then verse 28 is not about judgment after all. Problem solved!
BIBLIANO: That doesnt work either, brother. That would be an arbitrary distortion of Gods Word. But also, verse 27 has the Greek work mello in it. This word means about to, and is how literal translations (such as Youngs Literal Translation) render it. So, the force of both verses is the sameimminent fulfillment.
AMIGO: Dont confuse me with the facts. I want a KINGDOM!
BIBLIANO: You are already in the kingdom. You are making the same mistake the first-century Jews made. They wanted a physical, political Messianic kingdom. But Jesus said his kingdom was NOT OF THIS WORLD (John 18:36), nor with signs to be observed (Luke 17:20).
AMIGO: Wait. Wait. What about the MILLENNIAL kingdom?
BIBLIANO: Amigo, the Bible taught that Jesus kingdom was being instituted in the first century. Just look up such passages as Matthew 3:1-2; 4:17; 10:6-7; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 10:8-9; 11:20; 17:21; Hebrews 12:28; 2 Peter 1:11. In Revelation we see that the kingdom was about to be finalized (MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE, NEAR, SOON per Revelation 1:1-3; 22:6-20). Jesus is reigning NOW and FOREVER from heaven (Revelation 11:15; 12:10)not just some limited period of time. The kingdom is the Christian age which never ends.
AMIGO: Ive got one more objection. The kingdom of heaven is different from the kingdom of God. GOTCHA!
BIBLIANO: These terms are used interchangeably in the New Testament. For example: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:1-2). Then, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel (Mark 1:14-15). Matthew used kingdom of heaven out of respect for his Jewish audience, which did not mention the name of God out of reverence. The other gospel writers used kingdom of God.
AMIGO: Maybe I should pay more attention to the Bible and less to opinions in the echo chamber.
For more Discussions on Eschatology, see my website (scroll down):
Brilliant! I was going to reply - but there is nothing more to say.
AMIGO: Maybe I should pay more attention to the Bible and less to opinions in the echo chamber....
quote-Jesus is reigning NOW and FOREVER from heaven (Revelation 11:15; 12:10)not just some limited period of time. The kingdom is the Christian age which never ends.
There are hints in scripture that the ‘Christian age’ is a part of His eternal Kingdom- but the ‘Christian age’, within His eternal Kingdom, is going to end, even though His eternal Kingdom never ends.
The ‘Christian age’ that we have had, for ‘about 2,000 years’, is hinted at and/or referenced in a couple places in His Word.
The ‘about 2,000 swine’ that had the demons enter them.
The ‘about 2,000 cubits’ that Israel was to stay away from the ark of the covenant.
These last ‘about 2,000’ years, some call the ‘Christian age’ was predicted. But it’s been a time of leaven and swine in His eternal Kingdom.
That age ends.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.