Monday, 29 December 2008

He may found a kingdom and empire which shall be literally ‘universal’

The purpose of God in creating the world, and in bringing it to its present political constitution, by checking the full manifestation of the evil that exists, is that He may found a kingdom and empire which shall be literally ‘universal’ (Dan. 2:44; 7:14), and under the government of which all nations may be blessed (Gen. 7:3; Psa. 62:11). The Hebrew nation, established in the Holy Land, will be the kingdom (Exod. 19:5–6; Micah 4:6–8; 5:2; Ezek. 37:21–28); and all other nations the empire attached to that kingdom. The Jewish and other nations will constitute a family of nations, of which Israel will be the first-born; Abraham, the federal patriarch; and Christ, his seed, the king.

John Thomas. (1990; 2002). Comments from Brother Thomas (1). Logos Publications.

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