The Kingdom is Coming

The Kingdom is Coming

The Kingdom is Coming

Temple Mound
The Temple Mound in Jerusalem

Two thousand years ago Israel was under Roman rule. Many times
Jesus pronounced, "the Kingdom of God is at hand." After His
crucifixion and resurrection, His Jewish followers asked Him
when, not if, Kingdom authority would be restored to Israel.
(Acts 1:6-7) Jesus didn’t tell them not to be so foolish as
to think that the Kingdom would be returned to Israel, but in
verse 7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or
seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

It is very clear that God does intend to fulfil His plan to
establish His Kingdom and that its location can only be in the
same place as where He had presenced Himself on two previous
occasions - Jerusalem. Since the day of Israel’s
resurrection on May 14th 1948, Christians with eyes to
see have recognized that the reappear-ance of Israel and the
return of millions of Jews are signs that the Kingdom is truly at
hand. More recently, the re-unification of Jerusalem and the
exponential growth of the number of Jewish people coming to faith
in the Messiah, is a further significant sign of the imminent
return of the Lord and the Kingdom to Israel.

On the other hand, the dramatic increase in violence in the
Middle East can be seen as the negative sign pointing to the same
thing. The Devil well knows what is written in the Bible, and he
understands the prophetic plan of God. He knows that the
restoration of Israel is a sign of the times. World history is
really the battle of the kingdoms. God and Satan are locked in a
conflict to establish their supremacy. This is the reason for the
war that broke out in Heaven even before the Earth was inhabited.
(Revelation 12:7)

Both God and Satan have a master plan. God’s plan is for
His continued reign as number 1 in the Heavenly Kingdom, and for
His Son to rule over the Earthly Kingdom from the Temple Mount in
Israel (not Palestine) Psalm 2:6 "Yet I have set My King on My
holy hill of Zion." And to fill His Kingdom with as many faithful
human beings as possible.

Satan is similarly committed to his plan to overthrow God in
Heaven and on the Earth. He is very open about his plans. Isaiah 14:12-13
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the
nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into
Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God." He openly
declares his intention to take the place of God in Heaven.

God also has a chosen location on the Earth. The site where he
called Abraham to lay Isaac on the altar, which is the exact
location of both of the Jewish Temples. The very same site where
Jesus will establish the Kingdom of God, reigning for a thousand
years from the Millennial Temple. Satan has his eyes on that site
too. Look what he says at the end of verse 13, "I will also sit
on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the
north; " (NKJ) The mount of congregation is the Temple Mount.

Israel’s history has been a testimony of trial and
tribulation. Primarily because Israel and the Jewish people were
chosen by God as the seat of His Kingdom on the Earth. Thus they
have found themselves in the epicentre of the battle. Now the
whole world is being drawn in to the arena. It isn’t hard
to see that the world is shaking apart morally, spiritually,
financially and even ecologically. The scene is being set for the
final battle.

The battle is not over Israel and the Jewish people, but over
the coming of the Kingdom. Psalm 2:1-6 "Why do the nations rage,
and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set
themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the
LORD and against His Anointed…" In its opposition to
Israel and favour towards the Arab nations, the world is
colluding with Satan and inviting the wrath and judgment of God,
who warns us that He is a consuming fire. Psalm 2:4-6 "He who
sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in
derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress
them in His deep displeasure" (NKJ)

May we in the Church not make the same mistake. Our part is to
agree in prayer and actions with the Word of God. To co-labour
with the God-head and do our utmost to hasten the day of the
Lord’s return to Jerusalem. To identify ourselves as
servants of the God of Israel, and as fellow citizens of the
Jewish people, having been grafted into the same Olive Tree. To
stand together with Israel as the enemies of God’s people
endeavour to carry out the Devils plan to destroy Israel and thus
prevent the coming of the Kingdom.

Sadly, many Christians have been deceived by Replacement
Theology and are siding on the wrong side of the battle. If that
is you, I strongly suggest you repent, and begin to fulfil your
destiny and calling to be a co-labourer of the God of Israel, to
be an ambassador of the King of the Jews, and to make the most of
every opportunity to hasten the day of the Kingdoms arrival. It
is time to bless the Jewish people so that God can bless you.
According to Romans 15:27 this is your duty if you are a Gentile

David Silver

David Silver Itinerary -– August 2004

Tues 10 ICEJ Meeting - 09 837 5384
Wed 11 Masterton meeting - Womans Aglow
Thur 12 Invercargill meeting - Apostolic Centre
Fri 13 Prayer Meeting, Gore 03 208 6977
  Southern Hills Christian Center, Dunedin - 03 4555329
Sat 14 Christchurch Seminar - 03 313 7791
Sun 15 Rangiora Baptist Church - 03 313 7791
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Tues 17 Darfield Community Church - 03 318 0776
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  Nelson Meeting - The Way Ministries - 03 544 4309
Sun 22 Bishopdale Community Church - 03 546 9057
  Richmond Baptist Church