• All Covenants made with Israel will have their final fulfilment in that Kingdom to come.

Israel is Heading Towards a Glorious Future

Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer - 3 May 2019

Although the ‘birth pains’ in the end times will be intense and painful, according to the words of Jesus in Matthew 24 the outcome will be glorious for Israel. Because these ‘birth pains’ ultimately will lead to the birth of the ‘baby’: the Kingdom of Peace and Righteousness on earth led by the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Messiah of Israel. All the prophets of the Bible speak about it.

Simeon prophesied in Luke 2:25-31: “Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the Temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what the custom of the Law [Thora] required, Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You may now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel.””

All is well that ends well. Revelation 11:15 triumphantly says, when looking towards the future: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign for ever and ever.” The ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ on earth – meaning the Kingdom on earth, given by the Heavens, given by God, Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 6:10 – develops in stages.

First the signs of the Kingdom in Israel performed by Jesus the King Himself, as pockets of light in a surrounding darkness. Then the signs of the Kingdom in the whole world by the power of the Holy Spirit during the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom to all the nations of the earth, Matthew 24:14. Again, signs and wonders, as pockets of light in a surrounding darkness. And ultimately the Kingdom of peace and righteousness worldwide, when the Messiah King will again be among us and will sit on the throne of His father David and rule over the House of Jacob – Israel – and peace will flow forth from Jerusalem into the whole world and the nations will train for war no more, Luke 1:31-33 and Isaiah 2:2-4. And of His Kingdom there shall be no end, because He was resurrected from the dead and lives forever.

All Covenants made with Israel will have their final fulfilment in that Kingdom to come.

Then all the Promises made to Abraham will be fulfilled.

Then the Promised Land will have its Promised borders.

Then the Priesthood of Levi will function again.

Then the Kingship of the House of David will be established forever.

Then Jerusalem and the Temple will be the centre of the world.

Then the New Covenant will be fully implemented for Israel.

Then the Covenant of Peace will be fully operational.

Then the wisdom of Torah will be the guiding light for all nations.

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