The disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ came to Him wanting to show Him the magnificent buildings of the Temple complex in Jerusalem. “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Matthew 24:2).
Then, some of them came to Him, privately, as He sat on the Mount of Olives and wanted to know what would be the sign of His Parousia and the consummation of the age? (Matthew 24:3). The age in view was not the age in which they were living. It also was not this present age, in which we live because ours was one that no-one knew about. The age in view was the one in which their hope was centered at that time. The very one the Lord Jesus told them to pray for:
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy KINGDOM come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the KINGDOM, and the power, and the glory, forever (the aion). Amen” (Matthew 6: 9-13).
The age to come, in the minds of the disciples, was His Kingdom when He would assume universal sovereignty and rule in righteousness, and justice, and honor from His Heavenly Throne. The Lord had already given the Jews an explanation of how He would impose His will upon the world. We could assume His disciples knew what Isaiah had written concerning the coming Divine Government.
“Behold My Servant! I am upholding Him. My Chosen! Accepted by My soul! I bestow My spirit upon Him, and He shall bring forth judgment to the nations." 2 He shall not cry, nor make a tumult, nor cause His voice to be heard outside." 3 A bruised reed He will not break, and dimmed flax He will not quench, for truth will He bring forth judgment." 4 And He will not dim nor bruise till He shall place judgment in the earth. And the coastlanders will wait for His law." (Isaiah 42:1-4).
This is a clear reference to the Lord Jesus Christ. When the Kingdom comes, Christ will first show judgment, or justice, to the “goyim” Gentiles (i.e. the nations). There will be no nation of God’s Israel until He first rules over the nations. By ruling over the nations, He can effectively begin to re-gather His Chosen People and place them in their ancient land. All of mankind will be submissive to His world-wide rule. All will worship Him in that day. There will be no diversity of religions when the Lord governs. Those who fail to worship the Most High will suffer death as a result of their own iniquity (Jer. 31:27-33). When He brings Israel into the Promised Land, there will not be one Moslem to object, not one Palestinian to protest, and no United Nations to dissent.
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