THE KINGDOM OF GOD
John S. Torell
March 30, 2003
CHAPTER TWENTY Part 2
THE 1000 YEARS KINGDOM
The prophet Daniel was given a glimpse of this event, and it is recorded in Daniel 7:7-28. Jesus also spoke about this time - Matthew 19:27-30; Luke 22:29-30. The apostle Paul adds his insight - 1 Corinthians 6:1-3
WHO IS THE REAL ISRAEL AFTER
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS?
Abraham was a Chaldean, who was selected to become a blessing to all nations. The twelve tribes of Israel were the core of the Church to be born, which is compassed of all humans who have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
JEWS WERE NOT CREATED AS A RACE BY GOD! THE WORD JEW ORIGINALLY REFERRED TO THE OFFSPRING OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH. JUDAH WAS ONE OF THE TWELVE SONS OF JACOB. Genesis 29:21-35
Since Israel was divided after the death of Solomon into two nations. Israel consisting of ten tribes and its capitol Samaria. (1 Kings 16:21-32) Jeroboam became the first king of Israel, 970 B.C.. Rehoboam, the son of king Solomon became the first king of Judah, and Jerusalem was his capitol. Two tribes followed him, Judah and Benjamin. 1 Kings 12:1-33
By usage the word Jews became the name for the people living in the southern kingdom, and the offspring of Benjamin were also called Jews, since they lived in the province called Judah. It is very interesting that the Apostle Paul called himself a Jew, yet he made it clear that he was from the tribe of Benjamin - Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:1-10
The Northern kingdom of Israel was conquered in 721 B.C. by Assyria and the ten tribes were taken into captivity and scattered in the Assyrian empire. 2 Kings 18:9-12 During the years 604-603 B.C.
Jerusalem was besieged by the Babylonians, and when the city fell, some of the people in Jerusalem were carried into captivity - Daniel 1:1-4
The city was attacked a second time by Babylon, and now the majority of the people were either killed or taken to Babylon. 2 Chronicles 36:5-21
Some of the ten northern tribes came back to the land of Israel years later, but they had inter mingled themselves with Gentiles, and they became known as Samaritans.
Some people from Judah came back from the captivity in Babylon some 70 years after they were taken captive, and settled in Judah, and from that day they became known as "JEWS." Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10; Daniel 9:1-2
Born again Jews and Gentiles
are the Church of JESUS CHRIST!
Jerusalem shall at this time
be a praise in the earth - Isaiah
Who will live during this time? If we add up all the Scriptures which speak on this matter, there will be the following groups of people:
Understand this: This will be the last resurrection of the dead, who are going to be with God forever in heaven. There will be one more resurrection of the dead, but it shall be THE RESURRECTION OF THE DAMNED! Daniel 12:1-2; Revelation 20:6
WHICH RESURRECTION IS GOING TO BE YOURS?
Do you have an ear to hear with?
To be continued...