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The Dispensation of the Kingdom

N4 p5 to Gen. 1.28. (A dispensation is a period of time during which man is tested in respect of obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God. Seven such dispensations are distinguished in Scripture. Cmt. on Ge 1:28, note 5.)

N1 p. 1341 to Rev. 12.10 The Dispensation of the Kingdom (2. Sam. 7.16, refs.) begins with the return of Christ to the earth, runs through the “thousand years” of His earth-rule, and ends when He has delivered up the kingdom to the Father (1 Cor. 15.24, note).

N1,2 to Is. 11.1 p723 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:” (The order of events in Isa. 10., 11., is noteworthy. Isa. 10. gives the distress of the Remnant in Palestine in the great tribulation. Ps 2:5; Re 7:14 and the approach and destruction of the Gentile host under the Beast. Da 7:8; Re 19:20. Is. 11. immediately follows with its glorious picture of the kingdom-age. Precisely the same order is found in Re 19., 20. (See “Kingdom,” O.T., Ge 1:26-28; Zec 12:8 N.T. Lu 1:31-33; 1Co 15:28. Also Cmt. on Mt 3:2 Cmt. on Mt 6:33. That nothing of this occurred at the first coming of Christ is evident from a comparison of the history of the times of Christ with this and all the other parallel prophecies. So far from regathering dispersed Israel and establishing peace in the earth, His crucifixion was soon followed (A.D. 70) by the destruction of Jerusalem, and the utter scattering of the Palestinian Jews amongst the nations. Note 2 shall come forth a rod This chapter is a prophetic picture of the glory of the future kingdom. This is the kingdom announced by John Baptist as “at hand.” It was then rejected, but will be set up when David’s Son returns in glory Lu 1:31-32; Ac 15:15-16. Margin: Branch Cmt. on Isa 4:2)

Is. 12. The worship of the kingdom.

Is. 24.22-23: The first resurrection: the kingdom-age begun. “And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.  Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”

For much more, see Jerald Finney’s Bible Study Notes on The Kingdom of Heaven/The Kingdom of God by clicking here


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