Annotations on the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God - Part 3

Posted in: 2016
Part Three of the Annotations from my Study Bible relates to some exploits that David will perform during the Day of Christ, and the Nations rejoice at the Reign of Jesus Christ.
Here is Part of Peter’s Jerusalem’s address to the men of Israel. Notice the fact that David is both DEAD and BURIED.

Plainer Words on... Peace on Earth, Good Will toward man

Posted in: 2016
    “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone  round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”(Luke 2:8-14).

Annotations on the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God - Part 2

Posted in: 2016
The Day of Christ begins with the appearing (the epiphaneia) and kingdom (basileia) of Jesus Christ (2 Tim.4:1); and the blazing forth of the glory of the great God, even our Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). This is when the hope of the calling of the Mystery is realized. This is when our faith gives way to sight. This is the next event on God's prophetic clock. This is when Christ Jesus, in His role as the Head of the high calling, convenes [calls into session] His Ecclesia (Church) which is His Body. As the Great Convoker, He, alone, calls His Ecclesia into session. This marks His assumption of sovereignty over the nations. Individuals who have been “membered” into “the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” will either be raised out from among the dead, or will be changed from mortal to immortal, and will take their place, or station in His Government.

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

Posted in: 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).

For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 7

Posted in: 2016
Little did I know at “this time of my defamation by Mr. Carmichael” that the Lord Jesus Christ moved me out of Stage III as being one of the many CALLED and on to Stage IV as having become one of the few to be CHOSEN─FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.