“The visible church, which is also catholic or universal under the gospel … is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ” -The Westminster Confession of Faith 25:2
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.” – Daniel 2:44
The New Testament Church, the body of Jesus Christ IS the promised kingdom of the Old Testament. I become very irritated with false religion as it seeks to usurp the promises that apply to God’s true people, the elect…
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” – Colossians 2:8
That word “spoil” is ROB. That is what false religion seeks to do.
Dispensational premillennialism seeks to do just that and as we have covered, the Chapel is a hideous permutation of that system of interpretation. They reject the notion that the Kingdom is the Church and assert that they are the fulfillment of these promises during a future earthly millennial reign.
The reality is, the promised Kingdom began during Christ’s ministry and was inaugurated on Pentacost Day. Later in history God begins to crush and remove stumbling blocks at the feet of the Church.
70 A.D. for instance, with the destruction of the Jewish temple and sacrificial system which was an utter abomination after Christ’s death. Then later in 312 A.D. we have the Edict of Milan with Constantine legalizing Christianity in the Roman empire essentially Christianizing it. Then in 476 A.D. the fall of the Roman empire later… these are all good historic corollaries to the stone striking the image upon the foot.
In our time the “little horn” (who is the Roman Papal power) will attempt to destroy Protestant Christian religion by undermining these false expectations latent within futuristic systems of prophecy. The Jesuits and the Papacy are the creators of futurism for the express purpose of turning the finger of judgment away from Rome.
So what better way to hinder and thwart the kingdom of God’s advance than by telling the elect that they are not a party to the promises of scripture pertaining to them?
And that is exactly what is happening.
In fact, this assault of Rome upon the church becomes so bad and so effective that in the end we see something devastating take place when Satan is released for a short time – but the gates of hell will be turned back… This is called the Occult Millennium or Golden Age of Gaia – the Omega X conspiracy is based upon this.
The Promised Kingdom of Daniel is the Body of Christ, the Church
Let’s go back to this scriptural concept of the church being the promised kingdom. We are told by premillennialists that this is future to us. But what does the New Testament say?
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” – Colossians 1:13
There is only one Kingdom of Christ, and He reigns right now – that is the millennium. Jesus Christ, seated at the right hand of God upon David’s throne reigning with his saints in heaven and on earth… ruling the nations with a rod of iron. That is NOW!
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – 1st Corinthian 15:23-26
He is reigning now friends. When He returns everything will be finished. Read the text carefully. Christ present reign IS the millennium.
The premillennialist’s will either say that there are two kingdoms or that the promised kingdom is not in effect. They assert that the church and Israel are forever distinct. Murray comes onto the scene with British Israelism and makes his cult the fulfillment of dispensational premillennial error… what a sham!