When was Jesus given the Kingdom?

//When was Jesus given the Kingdom?

QUESTION: If the times of the gentiles is in future, as e-watchman claims, how are we to understand the scripture at Ezekiel 21:25-27, used as a principle proof text of the Appointed Times of the Nations (Insight volume), that the Gentile Times started when Jerusalem was destroyed sometime between 607-587 B.C.E.? (Question slightly edited)

ANSWER: The verses in question read: “But your day has come, O fatally wounded, wicked chieftain of Israel, the time of your final punishment. This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Remove the turban, and take off the crown. This will not remain the same. Raise up the low one, and bring low the high one. A ruin, a ruin, a ruin I will make it. And it will not belong to anyone until the one who has the legal right comes, and I will give it to him.’”

When the Chaldeans sacked Jerusalem that was the end of the kingdom of Judah. The 10 tribe kingdom of Israel had already been destroyed by the Assyrians, but because Jehovah’s covenant with David extended over all the tribes, Zedekiah was considered the chieftain of Israel as well.

But the ruination of David’s kingdom posed a serious problem considering that God had already stated that the kingdom would rule to time indefinite. So, God made it clear through Ezekiel that the overthrow of David’s dynasty was not the end of it. In due time God would renew the kingdom, giving it to someone who was legally entitled to it.

The one who was legally entitled to the throne was Jesus Christ. He met the qualifications, in that, he was of the tribe of Judah and he was a son of David. And upon his baptism and anointing Jehovah conferred the kingdom upon his son. Before his death Jesus was hailed as the son of David and the King of Israel. And even upon his death Pilate posted signage declaring him to be such.

Although Jesus obtained the legal right to sit upon the throne of Israel while on earth, his having been born again and his faithfulness into death entitled him to be resurrected into the spirit realm as the first immortal of the new creation. However, his legal claim to the throne was retained. So, now that Christ is at the right hand of God the throne of the kingdom of Israel has been transferred from earthly Jerusalem to the Jerusalem above.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are well aware of the fact that Jesus became king over the Christian Israel of God as soon as that nation came into existence in 33 C.E. And ever since then anointed Christians are said to have been ‘transferred into the kingdom of the son of God’s love.’

So, as far as the prophecy of Ezekiel is concerned, the kingdom of Israel has already been given to the one who was legally entitled to it.

Worded differently, God did not confer the throne upon Jesus in 1914 for the simple reason that the Kingdom had already been given to him. Christ’s coming in the future is for the express purpose of asserting his power as the King. That is when all his enemies will become his footstool, as it were.

Ironically, the very first order of business will be for Christ to dispatch his angels and remove all persons doing lawlessness and all stumbling blocks out from his Kingdom. Among the many stumbling blocks destined to be removed is the demonic delusion that Jesus began ruling the world in 1914.

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2017-01-16T08:19:33+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Mailbag|8 Comments
  • Beverly kenyon

    I,m new to posting but for the past two years I’ve been reading the Watchmans Post. All I can say is that this site has saved me spiritually and taught me so much more about Jehovahs Word. I stumbled on this site when I first found out about the Watchtower,s association with the United Nations. I won’t even begin to tell you of my shock and horror when I found out that information and it went on for so long! Unbelievable!!!! But Brother King went on to explain from the Bible exactly who was at the source of such lies and deceit. My question is Brother King has said that Jesus Christ authentic parousia will happen against the backdrop of the tribulation but when I told my witness friend that information and that 1914 is a big fat lie(no change there) she replied that it says in the book of Luke that it’s not coming with all observableness. When I was taught about 1914, I hadn’t a clue what they were talking about because it was so complicated and to me, did not make sense so I just left that part but I remember at the time thinking that Jesus had arrived with a whisper and what exactly was he doing??!! So please, if anyone has an answer for me to what that witness said about the parousia I would appreciate it. Btw, I,ve done a bit of research on the matter and am still baffled! Love,love,love all Brother King,s hard work feeding all of us here at this site with satisfying spiritual food and the association of other witnesses through their upbuilding comments.

    • ewatchman

      Hi Beverly, in podcast #67 https://e-watchman.com/e-watchman-podcast-episode-66/ the question came up about what it means that Jesus is not coming with striking observableness.

      • Beverly kenyon

        Hi Brother King, Thank You for taking the time to point me in the right direction of where I can get an answer to my question. Can you believe that was the only Podcast I didn’t listen to because at the time my broadband was really playing up so I thought I,d get back to it but of course went on to other things and totally forgot!! When I couldn’t find the answer I straightaway got my grandaughter to set me up on your site as I’m not very tech minded. Actually I’m pretty dumb when it comes to things like that but I,m getting there. I just had to have an answer as my witness friend just dropped that on me and I was a bit speechless. Annoying! I also told her that there’s going to be a massive financial crash as learned on your site and that the Watchtower as she knows it is going to be dismantled, she just looked at me blank!! Hope you’re feeling a bit better because you mentioned you were feeling unwell. Once again a HUGE Thank You for all your hard work in feeding us at Jehovahs table. The first thing I do EVERY day is get my coffee and then log on to your site. I have to see what gem you’re writing about from Jehovah,s word and I’ve always had a great love of the Hebrew Scriptures especially the major prophets. Keep safe ewatchman and look after yourself. I still can’t believe to this day that when I was in such shock at the Watchtower,s double dealings and betrayal that I found this site!! It’s our congregation with the most amazing talks. You saved my spirituality and taught me so much more about our Jehovah God.

    • Welcome sister to the table of brother King and all his delicacies( through Jehovah of course).nice to have you here and commenting !

      • Beverly kenyon

        Hi Joseph S. Schiess, Thank You for your welcoming words. For quite a while now I,ve always looked forward to your comments. As soon as I see your name I think, Ooooh, what’s Joseph got to say because I’m always open to learning from witnesses on this site. Sorry I’ve taken a while to reply but there’s a time difference as I live in England, Manchester to be exact.

        • I’m glad Jehovah has led you to Robert’s site of hidden treasures of truth , he has worked tirelessly to build this treasure trove of goodies . Jehovah will use us all for what we have learned here in the near future when the system collapses along with the watchtower. I’m hopeful that more and more people will make themselves known because we’re going to need each other in the coming Great Tribulation . Nice to know I have a sister across the pond with the same desire for Truth!

    • Bklyn Kevin
      • Beverly kenyon

        Thank You Bklyn Kevin for pointing me in the right direction.

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