This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: March 20 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
About God's Kingdom
What is a kingdom?
Well, the domain of a king. A king's domain.
Words such as dominion, domicile, domination and even the Russian dom for house, home, building and household with the latter biblically most useful, since all kingdoms originate from family and tribe where the householder is the head, father or king.
An interesting aside from the German/old English/Germanic:
The domain of a King contains all he can reach to claim as his own, his entire reach.
One can also ask another to “reach me the book”, phone or whatever in a sense of handing it to another either directly or place it within reach.
The German equivalent verb is reichen in all its tenses and the noun Reich.
So Kingdom in German is Königreich or King's reach and other forms of expressing the entire reach of a king/ruler within a domain as in Das Dritte Reich - The Third Reach etc..
Other words derived words das or es reicht mir means that's enough.
And there is the English word that relates to the German reich meaning rich.
So in anyone's language, a King's wealth is expressed by the entire domain within his grasp, his reach or Reich.
After Jehovah (English version) God created generic man and the rib detachment called woman (withman), He neither envisaged nor purposed kingdoms ruled by humans or God Himself.
Adam and his progeny were simply assigned dominion over Jehovah's property earth:
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26
The only kingdom by God was Israel:
When during the term of oversight by the last Judge Samuel, the still very immature people Israel (all 13 tribes) clamoured for a King to rule over them like all the other neighbouring tribes, Jehovah did not refuse their request, but told them whom they had actually rejected and what to expect from human rulers in 1 Samuel 8:7-22:
7 And Jehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that
they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that
I should not reign over them.
8 According to all the deeds that they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, in that they have forsaken me and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. 9 And now hearken unto their voice; only, testify solemnly unto them, and declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
10 And Samuel spoke all the words of Jehovah to the people that asked of him a king. 11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, on his chariot and among his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots; 12 and he will take them that he may appoint for himself captains over thousands, and captains over fifties, and that they may plough his ground, and reap his harvest, and make his instruments of war and instruments of his chariots. 13 And he will take your daughters for perfumers, and cooks, and bakers. 14 And your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best, will he take and give to his servants. 15 And he will take the tenth of your seed and of your vineyards, and give to his chamberlains and to his servants. 16 And he will take your bondmen, and your bondwomen, and your comeliest young men, and your asses, and use them for his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep. And ye shall be his servants. 18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye have chosen; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
19 And the people refused to hearken to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but there shall be a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations; and our king shall judge us, and go out before us, and conduct our wars. 21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the ears of Jehovah. 22 And Jehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go ye every man to his city.
Well, it not only turned out as Jehovah had stated, but a whole lot worse.
A stupid* people were ruled by equally stupid rulers and priests, only to disgrace themselves beyond redemption with their God and King Jehovah.
*The biblical kind that has nothing to do with lack of intelligence;
just a lack of faith and little or no godly wisdom.
God's words in Hosea 4:6 concur: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because
you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me*. And since you
have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
* God's promise to His firstborn son Israel (Exodus 4:22) in Exodus 19:3-8
Israel's Lord and King in waiting, Jesus, speaking in behalf of their God and father Jehovah, said to their wicked shepherds that they just didn't want to be taken care of by God:
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. -Matthew 23:37 NAS
Please note that it had never been Jehovah's intent to have a kingdom on earth. In fact, for 396 years from the Exodus to the beginning of King Saul's reign over Israel, there had not been a recognisable earthly kingdom of God with a human sitting representatively on His throne.
Jehovah certainly predicted, not prophesied, what were to befall Israel due to their lack of faith, stubborn rebelliousness, disrespect of Him their king, His promises and the law to guide them.
He paints the sorry tale of their sojourn in Deuteronomy 31:24-33:7, which He later expanded on in greater detail via chapter 16 of Ezekiel, while not leaving them entirely without hope.
When it comes to Israel and the kingdom, the end shall be as the beginning where Israel will not ever be a kingdom of God anywhere, least of all in Heaven.
Facets of Jehovah God's universal King-dom frequently manifest themselves as specific task-related epochs in keeping with His will and purpose.
The creative days, for instance, were long enough* for certain processes to mature and accomplish for what God had initiated them. Each epoch provided a suitable platform for laying the groundwork for the next Day epoch.
All six creative days or epochs then collectively gave the human race a platform
to exercise their in-the-image-and-likeness-of-God Genius to complete the overall
process of creation purposed for the entire creative week.
* 7000 earth-years each
Waffling on here about epochs, periods, days and ages ad nauseam, would miss the purpose of this page, concerned as it is primarily with the final 1000 years of the 7th creative day/epoch set apart for the very special expression of Jehovah's sovereignty to complete the assignment given to Adam & Eve in Genesis 1:26 quoted top of page.
That is the means to restore the opportunity for every human being that has ever lived, lives and yet shall, to live forever, subject to the small print of eating food and yielding to God’s wishes in their lives:
As a very hungry Jesus pointedly said when tempted by the wayward angel to turn stones into bread: But He answered and said, "It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’" Matthew 4:4
Needless to say, one needs to first of all continue to take in nourishment to stay alive long enough to be able to listen and comply with whatever else God may request of us . . . for:
The dead praise not Jehovah, Neither any that go down into silence;
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
The approaching heavenly 1000-year Kingdom of God will indeed restore all things to humanity as intended by Jehovah. Forty eight thousand years have almost passed since Jehovah began preparing the earth for Human habitation with one 1000 year segment of the Kingdom still to go.
Since the Kingdom of the 1000 years will complete the 7 x 7 1000-year cycle of the 49,000 year long creative week of the 7000 year days of creation, there will be a 50th 1000 year Jubilee year epoch in fulfilment of Israel's typical Sabbath year cycle of 49 years plus the Jubilee year of celebration and rejoicing.
It is only beginning with this 1000 year rebel-free Jubilee that 1 Corinthians 15:28: Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all shall attain to full realisation in that never again will rebellion and wickedness be tolerated in the universe.
Jehovah's heavenly Kingdom is NOT The Kingdom of the Son of His Love of Paul's words in Colossians 1:13. There will be no king in heaven reigning in any kingdom of God wherever either directly or by proxy even as there are no 144000 Jews/Israelites in heaven as some sort of spiritual Israel or Israel of spirits for a king descended from King David to be their king.
In fact, David was just one Israelite in a whole nation of Israelites performing a temporary role of king only because the people originally asked for one they could see rather than one they could not: Jehovah God, their King. Israel was God's Kingdom; no one else's.
So the upshot of this is simply that there are just 144000 Kings making up Jehovah's 1000-year kingdom with out any king i.e.: only begotten. forerunner, or whatever special title one may wish to overwrite that heavenly person with, ruling over them.
Jehovah will be their king and father and they in turn will be equal sons, whatever their background.
Please go to this page for more detail.
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