PROPHECY STUDY CONCLUSION, MILLENNIUM, PT. 2, 04.10.19
As previously stated, many prophecies contain several layers/times of partial fulfillment prior to the final completion of that fulfillment. The following quote from 2 Samuel is exemplary. This prophecy was partially fulfilled first, when God allowed Judges to replace kings, then, when David’s kingship ensued, and following him, his son, Solomon built a palace and temple to the Lord; and lastly, as Jesus/Yeshua’s initial coming to earth, and those who believed in Him therefore expected Him to set up a political kingdom; but since that time, we understand that the ultimate fulfillment can only be realized upon His return at the Second Coming when He comes to set up His Millennial Kingdom, for only then can His people truly be established in peace and His kingdom endure forever.
2 Samuel 7:10-13
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
The following set of passages follows from the previous regarding the house of David being set up. Here, the additional piece of information is the fact that God’s chosen people will be entirely convicted; they will weep and mourn for their foolishness, and be finally ready to submit and surrender to their Lord and Saviour Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
9 They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.
11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.
12 He will raise a signal for the nations
and will assemble the banished of Israel,
and gather the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
13 The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
and those who harass Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah,
and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
14 But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west,
and together they shall plunder the people of the east.
They shall put out their hand against Edom and Moab,
and the Ammonites shall obey them.
15 And the Lord will utterly destroy
the tongue of the Sea of Egypt,
and will wave his hand over the River
with his scorching breath,
and strike it into seven channels,
and he will lead people across in sandals.
16 And there will be a highway from Assyria
for the remnant that remains of his people,
as there was for Israel
when they came up from the land of Egypt.
From the above set of passages we can see that:
- Christ will rule with an iron hand; this is a definitely not a democracy.
- Ultimate justice, peace, and righteousness is at the helm.
- V.6-9 makes it very clear that there will be total harmony throughout the animal kingdom, no killing predators, no meat-eating
- Everyone will be taught God’s Truth
- Everyone will be accountable to the King of King’s, the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
- God’s chosen people, the Jews, will be brought into His Truth; God’s remnant is unto the Lord.
- There will be no more persecution, jealousy, etc. (V.13) tolerated. Jesus/Yeshua will squelch any remaining opposition (v.14,15)
- Peace and harmony will be achieved between and amongst people and nations and the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach Himself.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
6 In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Repeatedly, we see prophets that prophecy the same events, prophecies that define not only Israel, but Jerusalem, as the centre of God’s plan, and the central point from which Messiah rules and reigns throughout the Millennial Kingdom. We see that there are parallels between Micah and Isaiah, as both prophecy about the bringing in of the remnant, as well as the reign of peace, and several others things.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
Not only does more than one prophet prophecy some of the same events, but the individual prophet sees the event on more than one occasion. There are several times when Isaiah prophesied regarding the ultimate time of lasting peace, etc.
The Glorious New Creation
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
20 “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days,
Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;
For the child shall die one hundred years old,
But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
They shall not plant and another eat;
For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,
And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain,
Nor bring forth children for trouble;
For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord,
And their offspring with them.
24 “It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox,
And dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,”
Says the Lord.
From the above we observe, and learn that:
- The earth will be renewed (v.17)
- God is bringing in His remnant (v.18,19)
- Life span for believers will be more than 100 years, for 100 years appears to still include childhood (v.20); for unbelievers, however, 100 years will be considered old age.
- God’s people will live to enjoy the fruits of their labour. (V.21,22)
- The children that will be birthed to God’s people will follow Him, be obedient to parents and not rebel. (V.23)
- God’s people will have such close contact with the Lord, they will hear Him answer even before, or while they ask (v.24)
- V.25 assures us that there will no more be predators. There will be no more killing in order to eat. So animals and people will be herbivores, as there will be no killing, hunting, or destroying within the animal and/or human population. There will be complete harmony between and amongst all God’s creatures. Isa.11:6-9 also addresses these issues.
What a glorious prophecy! What a glorious time we who know Him, have to look forward to!
2 Samuel 7:10-13
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