God created mankind to rule the earth on His behalf. Since the Fall, however, we have demonstrated over and over again that we are not capable of ruling as the Lord originally intended. Instead, as we know all too well, the world today is in a state of tremendous chaos. And this chaos will eventually culminate in the rise of the Antichrist.
At the time of the end, however, the Lord will come to demolish all human government, as pictured in Daniel 2, and then He will establish His 1,000 year reign on the earth. That will be a time of absolute righteousness, and of a peace and joy and blessing that we cannot even imagine today. Moreover, it will finally show mankind what it is to live under the authority of the heavenly King.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PROGRAM
41. Daniel: A Man Who Saw Visions
A Brief Note: “The Talents and the Minas” (1)
BIBLE VERSES CITED IN THIS EPISODE
Daniel 2:31-45: The Great Image and its interpretation.
Luke 21:38: Lift up your heads!
Matthew 24:12: The increase of lawlessness.
Genesis 1:26-28: God created us to rule over the earth.
Matthew 4:17: Repent for the Kingdom!
Acts 13:32: The kind of man who can rule for God.
Revelation 3:21: Those who overcome will also reign.
Psalm 110:7: The lowliness of Christ.
Matthew 21:5: The meekness of the heavenly King.
2 Timothy 2:11-12: We will only reign with Christ if we overcome.
Acts 3:22, 7:37: Christ as the Prophet.
Hebrews 4:14-16: Christ as our great High Priest calling us to come forward to God.
This edition of the program was recorded in segments on Thursday, 6 April 2023.