Premillennialism 02:Prophecies Kingdom 1

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Premillennialism teaches that prophecies concerning Christ are to be literally, physically interpreted. For instance, it teaches a literal kingdom on earth. This was supposed to happen in the first …

Premillennialism teaches that prophecies concerning Christ are to be literally, physically interpreted. For instance, it teaches a literal kingdom on earth. This was supposed to happen in the first century, but postponed until a still future date. Teaching such as this causes confusion and speculation. It declares God failed to do what He intended to do—blasphemy.
When allow the Bible to be our guide, we can have confidence in God’s plan. God accomplishes His will. The prophecies about Christ’s first coming were fulfilled and give us confidence in other statements made in the word (Rom. 15:4). The prophecies about His second coming will be fulfilled as well (2 Pet. 3:7-9).
This lesson examines prophecy: general principles & Premillennial perversions.

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  • 1. www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com
  • 2. Premillennialism teaches propheciesconcerning Christ are to be interpretedliterally & physically
  • 3. Wicked raised Christ returns Wicked – hell Righteous - heaven Paradise Tribulation 1,000 years of peace Church est. Battle of Armageddon instead RAPTURE Resurrection of trib. SaintsChrist to est. kingdom Judgment of saintsRejected by Jews Kingdom est. in Jerusalem Jews converted Satan bound
  • 4. When using the Bible as our guide,we can have confidence in God’s plan ✶ God accomplishes His will ✶ Prophecies about the 1st coming were fulfilled, Rom. 15:4 ✶ Prophecies about the 2nd coming will be fulfilled, 2 Pt. 3:7-9
  • 5. Prepared the world for Christ &kingdom, Acts 26:22, 23
  • 6. Prepared the world for the spiritual nature ofChrist’s kingdom ✶ Old Covenant on stone, 2 Cor. 3:7 ✶ New Covenant on heart, 2 Cor. 3:3; Jer. 31:31-34 ✶ Kingdom within, Lk. 17:20, 21
  • 7. Old Testament prophets inspired of God,2 Pt. 1:20, 21 ✶ Accurately foretold future events & people ✶ Prophecies about Christ ▴ Apply to either 1st or 2nd coming ▴ Not both ▴ What it applied to when first written, it applies to for all time
  • 8. When inspired men interpret prophecy,it is an infallible interpretation, 1 Cor. 2:7-13 ✶ No man has a right to alter ✶ It cannot be applied to additional outcomes ✶ Ex. Jesus’ birth, Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:18-23
  • 9. Passages such as Malachi 3:1-6; Ezekiel20:33-38; 37:11-28; Zechariah 13:8-9;Revelation 7:1-8, and many others, indicateclearly that when the Lord returns to earththere will be a believing remnant in Israelawaiting His return - J. Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come
  • 10. Read Ezekiel 20:33-38 ✶ No mention of Christ ✶ No mention of the 2nd coming ✶ Ezekiel dealing with Babylonian captivity & Jews return from it, Eze. 1:1; 24:2
  • 11. Moses prophesied about the captivityDeut. 4:26, 27; 30:1-3; Neh. 1:8-10 ✶ No mention of Christ ✶ No mention of the 2nd coming ✶ Ezekiel dealing with Babylonian captivity & Jews return from it, Eze. 1:1; 24:2
  • 12. The remnant was in Ezra’s day,Deut. 7:2-4; Ezra 9:6-15
  • 13. The large body of unfulfilled prophecy makesthe second advent absolutely essential...[it ispromised] that He shall rule all nations (Psa.2:8-9) - J. Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come
  • 14. Read Psalm 2:1-9 ✶ Peter on Psalm 2, Acts 4:24-28 ✶ Paul on Psalm 2, Acts 13:31-33
  • 15. ’…literally restore the Davidic throne andKingdom…that they were justified in so doingby the very language of the covenant.It was confirmed by oath (Ps. 132:11, and89:3, 4, 33) - J. Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come
  • 16. Jesus disagreed & rebuked His disciplesfor such a view, Lk. 24:25-27, 44
  • 17. Psalm 132:11 is about the resurrection,not the return, Acts 2:29-32
  • 18. It has been agreed that the time of the newcovenant was future...Isaiah (55:3) ...It mustbe viewed as yet future, for this covenant cannot be realized by Israel until God haseffected her salvation and restoration to theland” - J. Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come
  • 19. This is a Theocracy in deed and truth... TheRulership is safely and powerfully lodged inone Person ...who becomes, according to ...‘the sure mercies of David’ (Isa.55:3, 4, …), ‘the Chief and Commander ofnations’ - J. Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come
  • 20. Paul applied Isaiah 55 to the 1st advent,Acts 13:33-39