304: Daniel 7:14a
The Prophecies of the Messiah: Prophecy 304
The Messiah will be given a kingdom on the earth in which He will rule over all people, nations, and languages.
Old Testament Prediction:
Daniel 7:14a …Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.
New Testament Fulfillment:
Philippians 2:5-11 …Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
By the time that you arrive at this 304th Old Testament Prophecy, no doubt you have already read many other prophecies in this book testifying of this same point.
“The Messiah will be given a kingdom on the earth in which He will rule over all people, nations, and languages.”
I have often wondered why the Holy Spirit repeats certain principles over and over again. Why a single reminder or instruction by the Spirit is not enough, is a question that we might ask of the Lord. When I inquired of Him why He repeats Himself so many times, His response to me was: “Because you need it…”
Paul seemed to agree with this theme in the various places of the New Testament where he repeats certain principles on more than one occasion.
2 Timothy 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Repetition is a teaching principle that the Holy Spirit uses in our life to help us learn certain principles that we might often forget. The prophet Isaiah described the method which the Lord uses in teaching us as: “precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”
Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.”
We do not learn everything in our first encounter with the words of God. It takes time and diligent study over the course of many years to grasp all that the Lord has for us in any particular principle of His word.
I was talking to my wife Marissa about this very subject just a few days ago. We were discussing how this book came into being. In reality, everything that I am sharing with you was researched and acquired over the course of about 35 years. I still remember the first few days that I realized that the Bible was filled with prophetic predictions from God. I discovered that every prediction the Lord had made in the Bible that should have come to pass–had, in fact, already been fulfilled. Not one word of all the promises of God has ever failed. This stunned me and set into motion—three decades of study in the area of Bible prophecy. I do not consider myself to be an expert in these things, and I do not believe that anyone on this side of heaven can rightly be given the designation of “expert” when it comes to a complete knowledge of all the prophecies of the Bible. The fact is—the more that we learn and discover about the Bible, the more we realize how much we still do not know. It is really quite humbling when we begin to grasp what God has said and how each prophetic utterance builds on previous prophecies to help us understand further predictions that God has made.
Although I have been writing this book six to eight hours a day for the past 24 months, the actual principles were learned step by step, line upon line, precept upon precept, over the course of many years.
The fact that this 304th prophecy found in Daniel Chapter 7 is a repetition of several other prophecies in this book is really compelling evidence for the true origin of these prophecies. Only God can speak with such clarity and detail about events which have not occurred, to 40 different writers, over the course of more than 1,500 years and cause them all to be fully integrated into one single message. As you read each of these 365 prophecies, do not lose sight of the fact that there are 26 books from the Old Testament that contain the prophecies that are the subject of this book. The fact that there are the same exact predictions found in the writings of multiple authors is quite extraordinary. This should give us great confidence in these prophecies as authentic words from the Eternal God.
The following are the multiple prophecies given by God to many Old Testament prophets who recorded them for our posterity—so that we might know that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. In order to see how Jesus fulfilled each of these prophecies, click on the following links.
The following 24 prophecies speak of the kingdom of the Messiah as ruling over all the nations.
Psalms 2:1-5 The nations of the world will oppose the Messiah, as He sets into motion the events of the last days that will eventuate His rule over the entire earth.
Psalms 2:6 The Messiah shall be placed by the Lord as the King of Jerusalem, from where He will reign over the whole earth through the power of Holiness.
Psalms 2:9-12 The Messiah will rule His kingdom with absolute power and authority.
Psalms 72:1-11 The future reign of the Messiah, predicted as being a worldwide kingdom.
Psalms 72:12-16 In the future kingdom of the Messiah, He shall care for and bless all the people of the nations of the earth, as they have an abundance, and prosper.
Psalms 72:17 The prediction of an everlasting kingdom for the Messiah with all the nations calling Him “Blessed.”
Psalms 89:36-37 The Faithfulness of the Messiah to be forever.
Psalms 110:1 The Messiah will overcome every enemy and reign supreme over the earth.
Psalms 110:5-7 The Messiah will be a Warrior-King who will conquer all nations and leaders to rule supreme.
Isaiah 2:2-4 The Messiah shall rule the earth from Jerusalem, judging the nations and bringing peace to the whole world.
Isaiah 9:6-7 The Messiah will come to earth to establish a kingdom upon the throne of David.
Isaiah 42:4 The Messiah will not fail to bring the justice of salvation to every nation and all people.
Isaiah 45:23 The Messiah shall be given all authority to judge, and every knee will bow to Him.
Daniel 7:13-14 The Messiah will be given a kingdom on the earth in which He will rule over all people, nations, and languages.
Daniel 7:27 The Messiah shall give rulership in His everlasting kingdom to those who have waited and watched for His return.
Micah 2:12-13 The Messiah shall gather all the nations and the remnant of Israel when He comes to earth to establish His kingdom.
Micah 4:1-8 In the “latter days,” the Messiah’s kingdom will be established on the earth above all other kingdoms, and all the nations will come to hear Him and walk in His ways. All people will dwell together in peace and safety—the implements of war turned instead to instruments of industry. Every sickness and disease will be healed and all the outcasts of Israel will be united as one people.
Haggai 2:6-9 The Messiah, “The Desire of All Nations,” will shake heaven and earth one more time in the last days, and His glory will fill the Millennial Temple.
Haggai 2:6-9 The Messiah is called “The Desire of All Nations.”
Haggai 2:6-9 The Messiah will build the Millennial Temple and fill it with His Glory. It will be a greater Glory than all four of the previous Temples.
Amos 9:11-12 The Millennial kingdom of the Messiah predicted.
Habakkuk 2:14 When the Messiah returns to earth the second time as King, the knowledge and glory of the Lord will cover the earth.
Zechariah 2:10-13 The Messiah will come and dwell in the midst of His people during the Millennial kingdom.
Zechariah 6:12-13 The Messiah will be both a Priest and a King when He returns to build the Millennial temple and rule the nations.
These twenty-four prophecies of the coming kingdom of the Messiah and the fact that Jesus is the one to whom they are written—are overwhelming proof for His deity, His right to rule the world, and the fact that He is coming again to establish a one thousand-year kingdom here on the earth.