As the Kingdom of
is now nearing the timeof its next great advancement, as the Messiah’sReign is about to be ushered in from theHeavens, Satan is making his final, last ditchattempt to halt what the apostle Sha’ul phrased“the fullness of the Gentiles:”
For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brothers,of this secret, that you may not be wise in your own conceits: that a hardening, in part,has befallen Yisrael until the fullnessof the Gentiles has come in.
Romans 11:25The “
fullness of the Gentiles
” is the thing whichthe forces of darkness are now attempting tohinder, and if possible, to even stay. For untilthe full number of Gentiles have come to asaving faith in the Messiah, the 1000-yearKingdom of Messianic rule will not beestablished from the Heavens. Sha’ul continuesby stating when this foreordained fullness of theGentiles has finally come to pass, then theMessiah will return to save all Yisrael:
And so all Yisrael shall be saved: even asit is written, “There shall come out of Tziyonthe Deliverer; He shall turn awayirreverence from Ya’acob.”
Romans 11:26This Scripture indicates that, after the completenumber of Gentiles have been granted savingfaith in
the Messiah (having, thus, beenengrafted into the Olive Tree of Yisrael
), theSavior will then come forth from the HeavenlyMount Tziyon
exalting Yisrael as the leading,dominant nation worldwide.
It will be at thistime that so many Kingdom-related Scriptureswill find their fulfillment as Yisrael is made thegovernmental and spiritual “Head” over allnations of the Earth.
While some haveattempted to debunk this truth, even claiming
is forever done dealing with Yisrael as anation, it is quite obvious that the apostlesunderstood their nation would someday be
Romans 11:11-25, Ephesians 2:11-13, John 10:16 < >Isaiah 56:8
Hebrews 12:18-22 < > Psalm 14:7
Isaiah 2:1-4, Micah 4:1-7
. And this isthe clear, uncontestable context of their questionto the Messiah:
When they, therefore, were come together,they asked of Him, saying, Master, will You at this time restore again the Kingdom to Yisrael?
Acts 1:6The disciples were not rebuked for this question,and neither did
redirect it as though itwere irrelevant or off base. These men had beenwith the resurrected Messiah over the space of
, and He appeared to them off and onduring that time to teach them more of theKingdom of Elohim:
… to whom also He did present Himself aliveafter His suffering, by many infallible proofs,being seen by them forty days, and speaking thethings concerning the Kingdom of Elohim.
Acts 1:3Their question was
and it showsthe apostles recognized it was not a matter of “if,” but “when,” the Kingdom would be restoredto Yisrael. Yes, when
the Messiahreturns to reign as King of kings it will be a trulygreat day for Yisrael! Of the Messiah’s work to
Tziyon at His return, theprophet wrote in the psalms:
shall build up Tziyon, He will appear in His splendor.
Psalm 102:16Many prophecies, yet
will come topass as the Messiah appears in great splendor
to establish the Kingdom of
on earth:• David, the son of Jesse, will partake in theFirst Resurrection; he will be raised up by
to be King over Yisrael during the 1000-year,Millennial Reign.
And at the end of the
Matthew 16:27, 19:28, 24:30, Luke 21:27
Jeremiah 30:7-9. Some have mistakenly taught theMessiah will not return until the end of the 1000 years.But the fact that David will be raised from the dead to ruleas King in Yerushalayim also sets the First Resurrection(and the return of
) as needing to occur
at the outset
of the Millennium. During this Time, all the prophets