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. . . Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen [nations] for thine inheritance, and the farthest reaches of the earth for thy possession. (Psalms 2:7,8)
To inherit the spirit paradise of God will be glorious beyond the power of mortals to express or even to comprehend.
But to inherit the nations and an earth filled with the Life of God stuns the hopes and imaginations until our present perceptual abilities no longer can receive the glory of it all.
The Father issued the eternal fiat (above.) This is the royal charter for the establishing of the Kingdom of God on the earth.
God has given the earth and its peoples to the Lord Jesus, and He will rule wisely and well.
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. (Psalms 72:2-5)
The last prayer of David was that the Kingdom of God would come to the earth:
And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psalms 72:19)
Christ will sit on the Throne of David, His "father." Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and possesses the key of David—the key to the Kingdom of God.
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things that I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. (Psalms 45:1)
The Church, the Body of Christ, the new Jerusalem, is the Wife of the Lamb, the Queen of the Kingdom of God.
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. (Psalms 45:9)
The reason that the King, Christ, did not set up His Kingdom at His first coming to the earth is that His Bride must be made an integral part of Himself. The Lamb and the Wife of the Lamb are One. They are One because the Wife has been formed from the body and blood of Christ just as Eve was formed from Adam. At His first coming, the disciples of Christ were entities separate from Himself.
The basis of the Kingdom of God is the eternal union of Christ and His saints. The Lamb and His Wife are One with the Oneness that exists only in the Godhead. God will not give His glory to another person.
Daniel. We can notice the oneness of the King and His Bride in the vision of Daniel:
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13,14)
This is a vision of the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth.
The question is, who is the "one like the Son of man"?
We know from the Scriptures that only the Lord Jesus Christ will receive "dominion, glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him." The "one like the Son of man" is Christ.
To be continued. A Description of the Kingdom of God 34