Apostolic Preterist

Jesus Kingdom Postponed?

 

By Thracia Gharst

Dispensationalists (People who believe in a future rapture) teach that Jesus postponed his Kingdom because the Jews rejected him, but 1. The Jews tried to make Jesus King by force. John 6:15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. 2.The disciples and Jesus followers were Jews and believed on Jesus and to them he was their King3. A large crowd of Jews worshiped him as their King John 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!" Had Jesus wanted or intended on being an earthly king he would have let them crown him as king and he definitely would not have ran from the Jews who wanted him to be King Jesus wanted a kingdom, but not an earthly kingdom John 18:36 Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place." Jesus never intended the majority of the Jews to accept him. Jesus intended on 1. coming 2. preaching the new covenant plan of salvation 3.dying on the cross for the sins of the world. He did this so that his people back then and those who would get saved in the future could live with him in his kingdom of heaven for all eternity. In Rev 13:8 it makes reference to the lamb(Jesus) and says that the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world. Before Jesus ever created the world, he knew and intended on dying for our sins. This means that he knew and intended the majority of the Jews to reject Jesus so that they would crucify him. This made way for not only the new covenant being the everlasting plan of salvation but also the Gentiles and the Jews to be his people not for a Christian age that would end, but forever. There was only two worlds (Ages) in the bible. There was the world (age) of law keeping and there was a world (age) of grace. I would like to add that in Daniel 9 he prophesied that Jesus (messiah) would come and be killed (cut off) for the people in the middle of Daniels 70th week. He preached the new covenant from the age of 30 until 33 ½ when he was killed. Cut off in the mist of Daniels 70th week. The last 3 ½ years was the great tribulation from 66 ½ – 70 A.D. It then says “The people of the Prince (Jesus) that shall come (Roman armies) shall destroy the city and the temple.” Which they did in 66 1/2- 70 A.D. Daniel 9 is proof that it was prophesied that Jesus would bring the new covenant and die for the people meaning Jesus intended and knew that the majority of the Jews would reject him. If the Jews had not rejected Jesus then Jesus perfect plan of salvation wouldn't have been complete.

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