The Old Testament continually prophesied about the coming of the Messiah to Israel. It described when it would occur; where it would occur; how it would occur; and why it would occur! Most Jews, however, did not believe Him. They expected a physical kingdom and not a spiritual kingdom.
Those who advocate for a physical “thousand year” millennial kingdom for Israel in the future are offering exactly what Christ rejected. The Jews looked for a physical kingdom, but Christ said “NO” to that idea. His kingdom is NOT of THIS WORLD or a physical kingdom of the nation of Israel. It is a spiritual kingdom, which is within each of His born-again believers, who are the true Jews in Gods plans. This was fulfilled in 70ad with the full establishment of His New Covanent spiritual kingdom.
Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD. If My kingdom were of the world, my servant’s world fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is NOT FROM HERE.'” -John 18:36
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with OBSERVATION; now will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed the kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU.”-Luke 17:20-21.
Jesus did not have to prophesy to HIs disciples about His first coming because He was already there with them. He ministered for three and one-half years in their presence. He fulfilled all of the previous Old Testament prophecies about His first coming. He was crucified, dead and buried in their presence. He then was resurrected and appeared to them and many others to show He was alive and had defeated death. – Acts 13:30-31.
Then He said to them, “These are the words which were spoke to you while I was still with you, that ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” – Luke 24:44
So Jesus taught that ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Him. This referred to the Old Testament Scriptures and His coming as Messiah to the Jews. Jesus and His disciples would proclaim the gospel, which would be a light to the Jews and also to the Gentiles. All of these things were fulfilled at His first coming in 26-30 ad. – John 19:29; Luke 2:32; and Acts 13:47.
But THOSE THINGS which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, HE HAS FULFILLED.” -Acts 3:18
Now when they had FULFILLED ALL THAT WAS WRITTEN CONCERNING HIM, they took Him down form the tree and laid Him in a tomb.”- Acts 13:29
Therefore, having obtained help from God to this day I (Paul) stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come– that the CHRIST WOULD SUFFER, that would be the first to RISE FROM THE DEAD, and would PROCLAIM LIGHT to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.” -Acts 26:22-23
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All my kingdom Love from within, ❤ Diana xo