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.