Annotations on the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God - Part 1

Posted in: 2016
By Tom L. Ballinger
Oct 25, 2016 - 10:48:29 PM

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ISSUE # 413
October 23, 2016
“Annotation - A remark, note or commentary on some passage of a book, intended to illustrate its meaning; generally used in the plural, as annotations of the Scriptures” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary).
In the late 1970s, the Lord Jesus Christ “opened the eyes of my understanding” to the fact that the “Kingdom of God” (which is the Theme of the Bible) is a Pre-Millennial Truth. One of the factors the Lord used to begin His process of enlightenment was that it became apparent the Lord Jesus Christ establishes His Kingdom on earth while He remains in Heaven. I began to see what Charles Welch meant when he said something to the effect that, “The Millennium is where you place prophecies you don’t know what to do with. It becomes the ‘Dumping Grounds.’” However, to my knowledge Mr. Welch never endorsed the concept that the “Kingdom of God” was Pre-Millennial. (However, he did write a study in his later years in which he placed the “Kingdom of God” as being post Millennial. In fact I read it around 1976 give or take a few years. I learned later that the study was no longer available).
I spent ten years gathering Scriptures which seemed to prove to me that there is a dispensation which is overlooked, ignored, or not comprehended by most of the Theologians, Bible Teachers, Preachers, and serious Students of the Bible. In my humble opinion, it was Otis Q. Sellers who brought to light what could be termed as a “New Dispensation.” It was new in the sense that students and teachers, alike, failed to see its significance as they endeavored to rightly divide the Word of Truth.  Mr. Sellers’ eyes of understanding were divinely enlightened. He ploughed the new ground for all of us.
In these pages, I purpose to list the Scriptures that helped me gain a better footing on the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God. These verses were recorded in my wide-margin Bible. The Annotations were written on the ruled 32 pages of the Oxford University Press which were wisely inserted in their Bibles.
Psalms 103:19
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. KJV
            This Psalm of David was written in the present tense. This was a Hebrew custom. Many times, they wrote God’s promises as if they were already fulfilled—that was how sure they were that the promise would be fulfilled. The LORD’s Throne during the Pre-Millennial Kingdom will be in the heavens, not in Jerusalem.
Psalms 22:27-28
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations. KJV
            In “Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible” – The Hebrews, referring to events which might be either past or future, were accustomed to act on the principle of transferring themselves, mentally, to the period and place of the events, themselves, and were not coldly viewing them as those of a bygone or still coming time; hence, the very frequent use of the present tense.
Psalms 25 8-9
8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the [His] way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. KJV
            During the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God, Christ speaks from Heaven teaching and directing sinners, and even all who have attained unto a new life in either resurrection or change (Phil. 3:21). As you consider these verses, it should be remembered that a verse is to be understood in light of its Context and its Scope, if required.
Hebrews 12:25
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: KJV
            I believe that the Apostle Paul penned Hebrews. He wrote this just before the close of “The Acts of the Apostles,” reminding the Acts Period’s Believers that when their Hope was realized in the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God, they will not be in possession of immortality.  A major mistake Bible Teachers make is to teach that as believers, to live in resurrection or change is a guarantee of having become immortal. Immortality is not put on until the Parousia of Jesus Christ [Second Coming] (I Cor. 15:52-54) which brings to the end the Great Tribulation.
Psalms 33:8-9
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. KJV
Psalms 67:7
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. KJV
Sickness Is Taken Away When the Pre-Millennial Kingdom Is Established in the Earth.
Isaiah 33:24
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. KJV
Luke 9:11
11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. KJV
Psalms 76:8
8 Thou [You, LORD] didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still. KJV
Psalms 97:4, 6
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled…6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. KJV
Psalms 98:1-3
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. 2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. 3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. KJV
Isaiah 11:9
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
            This certainly indicates the Pre-Millennial enlightenment of man. Not only that, but the Lord Jesus Christ causes the animal kingdom to become tame; see Isaiah 9:6-8.
Habakkuk 2:14
14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. KJV
            The “Glory of the LORD” fills the earth during the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God. Mankind will have a complete “knowledge’ of God’s Glory.
Numbers 14:21
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. KJV
Psalms 72:19
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. KJV
Isaiah 6:2-3
2 Above it [the Temple] stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. KJV
Isaiah 40:5
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh [all people] shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. KJV
            During the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God, also known as The Day of Christ, all humans will fully comprehend what the GLORY OF THE LORD is revealing. This will play a major part in the enlightenment of mankind.
Isaiah 60:1-3
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. KJV
Romans 15:10-12
10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. KJV
Matthew 21:18-21
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. KJV
Isaiah 30:20-21
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher [the Lord Jesus] will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. RSV
            A part of the illumination process during the Day of Christ will be that of providing divine guidance to all individuals. This direction will be provided by the Great Teacher; as we later learn, this turns out to be the Lord Jesus Christ as He Rules and Reigns over His Kingdom.
The verses set forth in this document can provide you with valuable Scriptural information of Truth for the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God. This is not Truth for Today  and must be rightly divided from Truth for Today—to wit, The Dispensation of the Grace of God.
Copyright© 2016 by Thomas L. Ballinger
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