The Next Reformation of the Church
Before the Coming of Christ there is another Reformation that will occur that will bring onthe GreatTribulation it is documented in scriptures as the following.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at thistime
restore again the kingdom to Israel?
(in health, home ororganization): - restore (again).
This is the Restoration of the Church to the biblical Church which is the true Israeland it will occur
before the Second Coming of Christ which is mentioned further below.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom,
which shallnever be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but
it shall break in pieces andconsume all these kingdoms
, and it shall stand for ever.This is prophetically speaking of the preparation of the Millennial Kingdom which atthe 7
trumpetatthe end of the tribulation period will come to full completion as the bride receives her Groom.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
Thekingdoms of this world
become the kingdoms of our Lord
, and of his Christ; and he shall reignfor ever and ever This is the Next Reformation.
Wycliffe Bible Commentary page 780 on Daniel 2:44“
The Messianic Kingdom of the stone (vv 44-45; cf 34,35) Interpreters of all schools- reverentChristian,Jewish rationalistic-unbelieving agree that this refers to the Messianic kingdom. Thegrammatical meaning of the verses is not obscure. Disagreement about interpretation is rooted in thevarying points of view with which readers approach the passage. Cognizance should be taken here of the two main views held by evangelical Christians. Those who identify Messiahs kingdom wholly withthe Church (mainly postmillennialists and amillennialists) see the fulfillment of the prophecy inChrist's first advent. Those who, while recognizing in the Church an aspect of the Christ's Kingdom(Col 1:13; Jn 3:3 ; Acts 1:3, 20:25 ; 1 Peter 2:9 )
expect it to be manifested finally on earth only atthe Second Advent
(chiliasts, premillennialists), see the fulfillment in both advents. They call attentionto the fact that the prophecy is of external political dominion as revealed to the mind of pagan king (cf.Dan 2:29,30 and comments) and so refer to the prophecy to the Second Advent and the establishmentof a “Millennium (cf Rev 20) .The chief reasons advanced in support of this view are as follows. (1)The prophecy relates to the political fortunes of important empires of history , The Fifth Kingdom(Messianic) of this series is apparently no different in this respect from the others. Yet the CatholicChurch (unless one takes a Roman Catholic point of view) is no political establishment. TheMillennium has such a political aspect. (2) According to the dream and its interpretation , thedestruction of the fourth kingdom by Messiah is sudden, violent, catastrophic . Just such a destructionis frequently assigned to the inauguration of Messiahs Millennial kingdom (see Rev 19:11ff.) Insofar as the Church has gained any victory of this present world , it has been in a far different manner (3) this passage predicts the complete victory of the Messiahs kingdom over the kingdoms of the world”