306: Daniel 7:27


COPYRIGHT WARNING

The Prophecies of the Messiah: Prophecy 306

The Messiah shall give rulership in His everlasting kingdom to those who were waiting and watching for His return.

Old Testament Prediction:

Daniel 7:27 Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.

New Testament Fulfillment:

Matthew 24:44-47 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, “Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.”

Revelation 1:6 and (He) has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:10 And (You) have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Application:

The reward for waiting and watching for Jesus’ return at the Rapture is seen in this 306th prophecy of Daniel 7:27.

In Matthew 24:44-47 above, Jesus describes the faithful servant who has been watching for the arrival of his master. That servant shall be rewarded with “rulership over all his goods.”

In Luke 19:17, Jesus again describes the servant who has been anticipating the arrival of his Master. When his Lord arrives—because that servant was faithfully serving his Master while he was gone, he shall be given rulership over “ten cities.”

In the Book of Revelation Chapter 5 above, John hears those who have been redeemed by Jesus, declaring they have been made kings and priests by Jesus and they will reign with Him for a thousand years.

A king is a ruler; a priest acts as an intermediary between God and man.

Whatever you might consider exciting in this life, these things are nothing compared to the work that the Lord will give you to do during His kingdom. Those who turn their lives over to Jesus now to live for Him and serve Him with their whole heart, will experience the unfathomable joy of effecting the lives of millions of people with the great wisdom and power given to them by Jesus.

After the horrors of the seven year Tribulation—when perhaps two thirds of the population of the earth will die, there will be many millions who will survive. Everyone who has not taken the mark of the beast and have yet to receive Jesus as their Lord, will enter this kingdom age with the opportunity to live in a world free of sickness, pain, suffering, murder, or death.

It is a mystery how these people could exist at all. The terrors of the last three and one half years of the Great Tribulation, coupled with the antichrist’s strict requirement to bow in worship to him or die, seems to necessitate that very few, if any, could survive. If we do the math in numbering how many will perish during the 21 different judgements from God during these last three and one half years, it appears that nearly 4 billion people will die.

7 billion people on the earth (2014).[1]
1 billion people Raptured.[2]
6 billion people go into the Great Tribulation.
Two-thirds perish.[3]
About 2 billion people survive,
Separated into “sheep” and “goats.”[4]
1 Billion people go into the Millennium.[5]

The approximate one billion who are allowed by the Lord to enter the Millennium will have the opportunity to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord during His reign upon the earth. They will be ruled by Jesus, with co-rulership being committed to those who are a part of Jesus’ church and who have been faithful to serve Him during their earthly life—before the Rapture has occurred. It is to these who co-rule with the Lord during His kingdom on the earth, that this 306th prophecy characterizes in Daniel 7:27.

“…Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High….”

There are seven Prophecies that speak of the Messiah’s delegation of authority during the Millennium.

Prophecy 121

The future reign of the Messiah, described as a worldwide kingdom.

Psalms 72:1-11 “Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king’s Son. He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice. The mountains will bring peace to the people, And the little hills, by righteousness. He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear You As long as the sun and moon endure, Throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, Until the moon is no more. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, And His enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him.

When Jesus returns with His church at the end of the seven-year Tribulation, He will immediately set up His kingdom. The nations of the world will be divided into two categories: Those who treated God’s people kindly during the previous seven years, designated as “sheep”; and those who were cruel and persecuted God’s people, classified as “goats.” The sheep will be permitted to enter the kingdom age; the goats—cast into hell.

Matthew 25:31-33 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Matthew 25:34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…

Matthew 25:41 Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels

Upon the completion of this judgment, the Lord will begin the promised kingdom of David’s Son—the Messiah—who will reign over the earth for one thousand years, and finally the universe forever.

Prophecy 144

The Messiah will overcome every enemy and reign supreme over the earth.

Psalms 110:1c The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.

The Bible describes Jesus Christ as reigning over the whole earth until all of His enemies are placed “under his footstool”. This term is first seen in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings where David is spoken of as reigning as king until the Lord put his foes under the soles of his feet.

1 Kings 5:3 You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side, until the LORD put his foes under the soles of his feet.

Psalm 110 is one of the most frequently quoted texts in the New Testament. Quoted from in the Gospels, the Book of Acts, many of Paul’s epistles, the Book of Hebrews, and the writings of Peter.

Psalm 72, written by David as a description of the coming reign of the Messiah, speaks of: All kings shall fall down before Him (the Messiah); All nations shall serve Him.

Psalms 72:1-11 Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king’s Son. He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice. The mountains will bring peace to the people, And the little hills, by righteousness. He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear You As long as the sun and moon endure, Throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, Until the moon is no more. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, And His enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him.

When Jesus returns to earth at the end of the seven-year Tribulation—all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will determine which nations will be permitted to go into the one thousand-year reign of the Messiah and which nations will be cast out into outer darkness.

At that time, all of the enemies of the Lord will be subjugated under His sovereignty and this prophecy will come to pass: till I make Your enemies Your footstool.[6]”

This term, “make your enemies your footstool,” came from a thirteenth century reference to an Assyrian king called Tukulti-Ninurta, the 1st. He is said to have put his foot on the neck of the kings whom he had conquered, as a symbol that they had been subdued. They were said, at this point, to be his “footstool.”

Today, we think of Jesus as a meek and graceful Savior who would harm no one. When He returns to the earth, He will be a mighty conquering King who will rule the nations by force. To those who love Him and have already submitted to His Lordship over their lives, their knees will bow willingly to Him. For those who have refused to submit to Jesus authority during their life—they will be compelled to bow their knee to His rulership by overwhelming force. I am not speaking of physical strength, but by the eternal power of the Living God who simply speaks and all creation obeys.[7]

All the enemies of Jesus will be placed as His footstool, and He will rule over all people and nations. Imagine the look of utter amazement from those who have mocked and ridiculed Jesus, thinking Him nothing more than a fool, when He suddenly appears again on the earth and every eye will see Him.

In the Book of Acts Chapter 2, Peter stands before the crowd on the day of Pentecost and proclaims the greatness and right to rule that Jesus alone possesses:

Acts 2:32-36 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool (Psalm 110:1).” ’ Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Peter confirms in the above verse from Acts 2:33 that David was not writing of himself in Psalms 110:1, but of the Messiah who was to come. This once obstinate fisherman, now acknowledges before all the nations gathered before him that the object of David’s prophecy was Jesus Christ whom God has made both Lord and Christ.

Prophecy 158

The Messiah shall rule the earth from Jerusalem, judging the nations and bringing peace to the whole world.

Isaiah 2:2-4 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’S house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.

Prophecy 289

During the Millennial reign of the Messiah, all nations will come to Jerusalem to see His Glory.

Isaiah 66:18 … It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory.

Prophecy 293

The Messiah shall be born a descendant of David. He will be raised up (literally, raised from the dead) and be Israel’s King in the future.

Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them…

See Also:
Prophecy 319
Prophecy 326

Those who are able to endure the seven-year Tribulation as mortal human beings will be allowed to enter the one thousand-year reign of Jesus. They will be co-ruled by the “saints,” (saved) whom Daniel 7:27 speaks of.

Remember that the Biblical designation given to anyone who has placed their complete trust in Jesus Christ is “saint.” There are only two kinds of people in the world today: saints and aint’s. The Catholic Church has venerated certain individuals whom they view as Holy, who they view as deserving of the special title of saint. The Bible, however, designates all those who have believed in and have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior as—Saints.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…

The Lord has defined the saints as those who are redeemed by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

The criteria Jesus will use in determining rulership with Him:

1. They are saved, a part of His church before the Tribulation begins.
2. They were faithful to serve Jesus in whatever position of life they had.
3. They were watching and anticipating His return at the Rapture.

All those who are faithful to Jesus during their brief time here on earth, watching for His return, these individuals will receive authority to judge the world during the Millennium.

1 Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that the saints (Saved) will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

The basis for rulership

Those who will rule with Jesus during His kingdom are not chosen based on their talents, abilities, or physical appearance. Jesus will designate individuals for service—based on their “faithfulness” in the little things: Those who continued to serve the Lord in whatever small position of life they were given while on the earth, doing all things—as “for the Lord.”

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ (RCR)

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (NIV)

You might be a stay at home mom or perhaps one who bags groceries at the local supermarket. Perhaps, you simply sweep floors in the early hours of the morning at a local business. Some may have faithfully taught little children for years and years in the Sunday school class of their church. Whatever we do, no matter how small it might seem to us—if we do it faithfully as unto the Lord, then He will reward us with rulership when He returns.[8]

Ephesians 6:6-7 …as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men...

Watching for Jesus return

A second criteria for rulership is whether or not we were living our life in anticipation of Jesus’ return. Those who believe that the Lord could come at any moment will be living lives apart from sin.

Matthew 24:44-47 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.”

1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

It is certain that the Lord is about to make His return for His church. Those who have been living their lives in anticipation of His soon return, being faithful to what they are called to, will receive the reward of rulership. It is to this purpose that Daniel writes this 306th prophecy. The coming kingdom of the Messiah will also be given to the saints of the Most High—His church.


NOTES:
[1] http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
[2] Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Luke 13:23-24 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. (NIV)
[3] Seven seals: 1/3, Revelation 6:8, Seven Trumpets: 1/3, Revelation 9:15, Seven Bowls: 1/3, Revelation 16:1, Zechariah 13:8-9, two-thirds die.
[4] These survivors will now come before Jesus in the “Judgment of the Nations”, as described by Jesus in Matthew chapter 25. He will separate those who survive the Great Tribulation into two groups, the “sheep” and the “goats”. The sheep are those who helped the Jews survive during the reign of terror by the antichrist in the last three and one half years of the Great Tribulation. Matthew 25:31-46, “Sheep”: those who helped Israel during the Tribulation, “Goats”: those who persecuted Israel during the Tribulation. Conservative Estimate, 50 percent.
[5] Revelation 20:4
[6] Albert Kirk Grayson (1972). Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: Volume I. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz. p. 108. §716.
[7] Matthew 8:27 So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
[8] It was not the intention of the author to demean any person who may have one of these positions in life. The comparison is based on what people have told me over the past 37 years, as they have stated that they do not consider that their service to the Lord in these particular types of tasks, are of any great importance. As I assured them, I assure you, everything that you do for the Lord is extremely important.

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