The Messianic Age…the Millennium

Welcome back, fellow sojourners!  Let’s continue looking at the Davidic Covenant…the covenant of TRIUMPH.  As we saw discovered yesterday, Jesus is the Root and Offspring of David, and will sit on the throne once the Davidic Covenant is fulfilled.

When will that be?  It will be after the rapture and after the tribulation, when Jesus returns to earth physically to establish His kingdom on earth for 1,000 years.  We know that as the Millennium, or the Messianic Age.  The Jews will see and know their Messiah, and will live under the reign of the King of Kings, along with all Gentiles who have come to know salvation brought to us by the Messiah.

Jeremiah 3:17 and Zechariah 14:16 both allude to a time when all nations will come up to Zion to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths).  That is significant because it is the only Jewish feast in which non-Jews are invited to participate!  Why?  Because it is at a time when there truly is no distinction between Jew and Gentile!  (Think Galatians 3:28!)

The Millennium is described in Isaiah 11 as righteous, peaceful and glorious.  Israel will mediate the Davidic Covenant.  However, though they are physically back in their land (as prophesied in Ezekiel 36-37), they have yet to be restored spiritually, as prophesied.  Once they are, they will welcome the King back to Jerusalem, just as Jesus prophesied as He lamented over Jerusalem in the 1st century:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
~Matthew 23:37-39

We know that Jesus lamented over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, just across the Kidron Valley from the Temple.  His lament was not because He knew His own fate (He was going to the cross within the week), but because His people missed the time of their visitation.  (Luke 19:44)

Indeed, they will not see Him again until they welcome Him back with the words of Matthew 23:39.  He will return as King of Kings only when Israel invites Him back!  (Believers, we should pray unceasingly for this!)

But, I want to end today’s portion with this thought:  Scripture tells us that Jesus is the Root and Offspring of David.  Is it possible this coming of the king was foretold by or through David?  Yes…and tomorrow we will find out how!  Join us then!

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