This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last site edit: April 16 2017
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Jesus: King over whom where?
Everyone and their party follower friends have Jesus alive and well in another dimension, ruling as king over their version of God's kingdom with everyone connecting it with Israel in some sort of way. That is very clever of them simply because it is true.
Well, to begin with, there was a king over Israel all along: The Creator of The Universe who, after humanity had decided not to listen to Him for directions, took a people under His wings, as it were, to take care of them and allow them, on the basis of Abraham's faith, to be the means to get Humanity back on track. Read all about it: http://www.sanctifyname.com/israel.html
Though He was their King, they wanted one of their own kind, one could see, hear and touch should the opportunity present itself for such intimacy. Israel failed and so did their Kings except for a few, with David one of a few exceptions especially loved by God.
Just the same, Israel messed up so badly that they had to die. The following are some of the departing words of God who spared them not:
(Ezekiel 21:25-27) “And as for you, O deadly wounded, wicked chieftain of Israel,*
whose day has come in the time of the error of [the] end, 26 this is what the Sovereign
Lord Jehovah has said, ‘Remove the turban, and lift off the crown. This will not
be the same. Put on high even what is low, and bring low even the high one. 27 A
ruin, a ruin, a ruin I shall make it. As for this also, it will certainly become
no [one’s] until he comes who has the legal right, and I must give [it] to him.’
* Israel's last king Zedekiah
Used the ‘84 ed. of the JW NWT to especially assist my former religious colleagues, while perfectly aware of the prejudices of other denominations. May I encourage them all to run with the non-denominational nature of these God-sourced scriptures, which convincingly demonstrate Jesus coming to redeem and save Israel:
(Matthew 1:20-21) . . .Jehovah’s angel appeared to him in a dream, saying: “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for that which has been begotten in her is by holy spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you must call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”. . .
Here from Isaiah 1:4 to make the point:
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly! they have forsaken Jehovah, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are estranged and gone backward. ASV.
Why seek out Israel with reference to sins? Aren't all humans sinners? Certainly are, or rather would be and accountable to Jehovah, if they had been given a law to sin against! Alas, only Israel had such a law!
Still doubtful? Well, here is Romans 4:15 clinching the matter once and for all:
for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression. ASV
(Matthew 2:3-6) . . .King Herod was agitated, and all Jerusalem along with him; 4 and on gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people he began to inquire of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They said to him: “In Beth´le‧hem of Ju‧de´a; for this is how it has been written through the prophet, 6 ‘And you, O Beth´le‧hem of the land of Judah, are by no means the most insignificant [city] among the governors of Judah; for out of you will come forth a governing one, who will shepherd my people, Israel.’. . .
(Micah 5:2) “And you, O Beth´le‧hem Eph´ra‧thah, the one too little to get to be among the thousands of Judah, from you there will come out to me the one who is to become ruler in Israel, whose origin is from early times, from the days of time indefinite.
(Matthew 2:13-15) . . .Jehovah’s angel appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying: “Get up, take the young child and its mother and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I give you word; for Herod is about to search for the young child to destroy it.” 14 So he got up and took along the young child and its mother by night and withdrew into Egypt, 15 and he stayed there until the decease of Herod, for that to be fulfilled which was spoken by Jehovah through his prophet, saying: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”*
*(Hosea 11:1) . . .“When Israel was a boy, then I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. . .*
This is NWT Cross-referenced:
*(Exodus 4:22) And you must say to Phar´aoh, ‘This is what Jehovah has said: “Israel is my son, my firstborn.
Yes, that was a historical reference to the Israel's original Exodus; their first such.
*(Matthew 2:15) and he stayed there until the decease of Herod, for that to be fulfilled which was spoken by Jehovah through his prophet, saying: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
This is also a historical reference to an Exodus of Israel, but this time in him Jesus, whose journey from Egypt to his baptism in the Jordan virtually paralleled Israel's original journey from Egypt to the Jordan.
(Luke 1:30-33) . . .So the angel said to her: “Have no fear, Mary, for you have found favor with God; 31 and, look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus. 32 This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, 33 and he will rule as king over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of his kingdom.”
Yes, the very temporary throne of David that only ever existed with reference to an Israel in the flesh because the paople demanded it.
Well, what about: ‘over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of his kingdom’ really? All earth related, where the temporary house of Jacob Israel will forever disappear along with Jesus and his rule over them. No other people will ever replace Israel through conquest.
Remember also that Jesus died a sacrifice, while all he was, had done and will yet accomplish had been inherited by the only- solely-begotten son of God who had been offered for the world of Israel, but substituted by Jesus. Must check out this link.
(Luke 1:54-55) . . .. He has come to the aid of Israel his servant, to call to mind mercy, 55 just as he told to our forefathers, to Abraham and to his seed, forever.”. . .
Yes, to the aid of an existing Israel, not a new or spiritual* one,
* whatever that nonsensical one-size-fits-all word means in this context.
(Luke 1:67-79) And Zech‧a‧ri´ah its father was filled with holy spirit, and he prophesied, saying: 68 “Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, because he has turned his attention and performed deliverance toward his people. 69 And he has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David his servant, 70 just as he, through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, has spoken 71 of a salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all those hating us; 72 to perform the mercy in connection with our forefathers and to call to mind his holy covenant, 73 the oath that he swore to Abraham our forefather, 74 to grant us, after we have been rescued from the hands of enemies, the privilege of fearlessly rendering sacred service to him 75 with loyalty and righteousness before him all our days. 76 But as for you, young child, you will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go in advance before Jehovah to make his ways ready, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender compassion of our God. With this [compassion] a daybreak will visit us from on high, 79 to give light to those sitting in darkness and death’s shadow, to direct our feet prosperously in the way of peace.”
(Luke 2:25-35) And, look! there was a man in Jerusalem named Sim´e‧on, and this man was righteous and reverent, waiting for Israel’s consolation, and holy spirit was upon him. 26 Furthermore, it had been divinely revealed to him by the holy spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Christ of Jehovah. 27 Under the power of the spirit he now came into the temple; and as the parents brought the young child Jesus in to do for it according to the customary practice of the law, 28 he himself received it into his arms and blessed God and said: 29 “Now, Sovereign Lord, you are letting your slave go free in peace according to your declaration; 30 because my eyes have seen your means of saving 31 that you have made ready in the sight of all the peoples, 32 a light for removing the veil from the nations and a glory of your people Israel.” 33 And its father and mother continued wondering at the things being spoken about it. 34 Also, Sim´e‧on blessed them, but said to Mary its mother: “Look! This one is laid for the fall and the rising again of many in Israel and for a sign to be talked against 35 (yes, a long sword will be run through the soul of you yourself), in order that the reasonings of many hearts may be uncovered.”
Could have just used scriptural references instead of verbatim rendering, but in today's instant satisfaction world, who would bother themselves? Then again, I may have too negative a view of today's seekers of wisdom and truth.
None of the above is about humanity per se, but about saving God's called, preparing His finally chosen ones to become literally Sons of Jehovah and getting the human race back on track to their destined place and purpose in the universe.
The upshot is that no creature king will ever sit on any throne and be the sovereign in and of the universe or portion thereof.
It may also be relevant to access the forerunner page.
Jesus never king over anyone anywhere!
Only the Creator and Owner of the universe shall be the omnipotent Sovereign of all there is, notwithstanding any and all extra-universe speculations.
Herein I, the reality that is, only deal with realities that likewise are.
God only knows