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In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. (Amos 9:11-13)
At the time of Jesus' return to earth, the victorious saints will follow Him in the great cavalry charge, the attack of Armageddon. They then will participate in the greatest of all coronation ceremonies, when the Lord Jesus Christ ascends the Throne of David in Jerusalem.
The Lord Jesus will establish His kings on the spiritual thrones that were vacated when Satan and his angels were hurled down from their positions in the air.
Then will come the period when the sons of God bring the liberation of the thousand-year Jubilee to the members of the nations of the saved.
And saviours [deliverers] shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord's. (Obadiah 1:21)
Because the Lord will have established us as both kings and priests we will be ministering to people constantly: crushing all rebellion with the rod of iron; acting as judges when problems of law and equity arise; teaching adults and children of the Person and ways of God; bringing the Presence and blessing of God to all who are obedient.
The Apostles of the Lamb will be judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Because of the horrors of the great tribulation and the slaughter of Armageddon, the cities of the earth will have to be restored.
And they [God's saints] shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:4)
In addition to these activities, ordinary living will be taking place.
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. (Isaiah 65:21,22)
The victorious saints will serve God forever and will rule over all the works of God's hands.
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:3-5)
The program of expansion. The Kingdom of God has a program of expansion, a plan for growth and development. The Kingdom of God will grow throughout eternity.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:7)
The Kingdom of God expands now as human beings are born physically and God's Seed then is planted in the human and nurtured into a child of God.
To be continued. A Description of the Kingdom of God, 31