This is part 10 in a series of 53 articles about RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD’S WORD OF TRUTH. All scripture quoted will be from the King James Bible.
In part 10, we will discover more about the reign of Christ here on the earth.
After the tribulation period which we talked about in articles 4 & 5, and is described in the book of revelation; Christ second coming to the earth will take place, and scripture reveals that there will still be people living in mortal bodies: Zechariah 14:14-17: 14And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance. 15And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. 16And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.18And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. During this time, Christ will deal with rebellion promptly, and very swiftly with judgment and justice.
Daniel 7:18: 18 But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even for ever and ever. Revelation 5:9-10: 9 And they sung a new song, saying, thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Revelation 20:6: 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
During the millennium, the Son of Man is going to sit as the King on the throne of His glory. All nations will be gathered before the Son of man when He is again on earth on the throne of His glory, Matthew 25:31. The Son of man will not only judge Gentiles, but He, together with the Twelve Apostles, will judge the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Matthew 19:28.
Also, the righteous people from the past ages, up until the start of the millennium, which are now in Paradise; Christ will be bringing them with Him at His second coming to the earth, and they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
In part 11, we are going to start looking at scriptures specifically related to the nation of Israel; God’s chosen people under the earthly program.
To be continued