How The Heavenly Kingdom Of Jesus Differs From The Earthly Kingdom Of David

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  • Littleleslie

    How The Heavenly Kingdom Of Jesus Differs From The Earthly Kingdom Of David


    Had you ever wondered if there was a difference between the rulership of Jesus in heaven and the promised Davidic Kingdom that was to come upon earth? This earthly kingdom was to be ruled by a descendant of Adam and Eve as the Davidic Heir of this kingdom. Oftentimes, he is referred to in scripture as being “David” who rules. (Ezekiel 34:23; 37:24)

    In the past, many bible readers have confused these two kingdoms, particularly the Jehovah’s Witnesses with their 1914 teaching. But, these two kingdoms are not the same. The primary difference between the two kingdom governments is that one is a heavenly rulership that does not last forever but the length of its’ rulership is limited in time, whereas the other kingdom government is an earthly rulership that shall last forever.

    The bible does reference both of these kingdom governments, but the prophesies of scripture mostly emphasize the earthly kingdom government and its’ connection to Genesis 3:15. – Psalm 110:1,2; Hebrews 10:13; 1 Corinthians 15:24,25; -please compare with- 2 Samuel 7:12-14; Daniel 2:44; 7:13,14,18,22,27.

    By separating these two kingdoms in our mind, it may help us understand what the bible teaches about God’s Kingdom and its’ coming to earth to benefit mankind.


  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    “Truly I tell you, some of you standing here will not taste death before they see that the Kingdom of God has come in power” (Mark 9:1)

    As you likely believe, Jesus wasn’t talking about a kingdom that would come when people died and went to “heaven”. It was a literal earthly kingdom.

    You also are familiar with Mark 13:30, “Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place”.

    This kingdom would come while some of the disciples were still living to see it.

    Most Christians agree this did not happen. The core of Jesus’ message was his claim that the kingdom was to arrive soon. He was wrong.

    So why do Christians still follow him?

    Because they use apologetics. “The kingdom refers to heaven”.


    “That generation refers to those who saw 1914”

    but that generation passed away, so now what?

    ”Well, there must be overlapping generations!”

    Wrong. It is simply making cover and excuses for what happened. Or more precisely, what did not happen.

    Jesus said that earthly kingdom was coming “soon”, within the lifetime of those standing in front of him, and it didn’t happen.

    Jehovah does not get the last word at Armageddon either. Because he does not exist.

    Good will not necessarily triumph over evil. Pain and suffering and injustice are going to be with us for a very long long time. “The poor you will always have with you”, and death is the end of the whole story. Period.

    So then what hope is there with such a bleak outlook?

    Knowing that there is no Jehovah/god to destroy evil allows us to look at ourselves!

    We can make meaning for ourselves in a world full of the meaningless. We can make sense out of the senselessness.

    We can pursue and live a happy life. We can be fulfilled right now. We can be productive and successful. We can live life with the volume all the way up and we can help others achieve all these things too.

    Jesus was wrong with his apocalyptic kingdom message but he was right about fighting the forces of evil. Those forces of evil were not supernatural or demonic. They were natural and human. Today right now we can fight for good.

    Don’t become a marshmallow waiting for a god that does not exist to make everything right. Do it yourself now.

  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    Must be a hit and run

  • EverApostate

    Jesus rules in Heaven...oh but invisible.

    The invisible and Non-Existent are very much alike -- Some one said

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