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be subject, not to angels, but to man. This   to sea, and from the river even to the ends
        is “not yet” seen (v8) but we are left in no   of the earth” (Zech 9:10, KJV). It will be a
        doubt that it will be seen, and Who the   righteous reign, with justice administered
        Man is: “we see Jesus …” And, of course,   fairly: “He cometh to judge the earth: with
        the book of Revelation has many references   righteousness shall He judge the world,
        to His return and reign.             and the people with equity” (Psa 98:9, KJV).
          The last view a godless world had of   There will be peace: “They shall beat their
        Him was on the cross, with His superscrip-  swords into ploughshares, and their spears
        tion, “King of the Jews.” That cannot be   into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up
        its last view of Him: “every eye shall see   a sword against nation, neither shall they
        Him, and they also which pierced Him”   learn war any more. But they shall sit every
        (Rev 1:7, KJV). He must be vindicated here,   man under his vine and under his fig tree;
        where He was rejected, and acknowledged   and none shall make them afraid” (Micah
        as “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (Rev   4:3, 4, KJV). Jerusalem will no longer be a
        19:16, KJV).                         place of conflict, but the centre to which the
        The Commencement of His Kingdom      nations gladly come to worship: “Jerusa-
          During the Tribulation that is coming   lem shall be safely inhabited … And it shall
                                             come to pass, that every one that is left of
        to the world, the Church, having been   all the nations which came against Jerusa-
        raptured, will be with Him in heaven. The   lem shall even go up from year to year to
        Lord told His disciples that, at the culmi-  worship the King, the Lord of hosts (Zech
        nation of those dark days on earth, “then   14:11, 16, KJV). There will be worldwide
        shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in   knowledge of Him: “the earth shall be full
        heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the   of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters
        earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of   cover the sea” (Isa 11:9, KJV). Natural di-
        Man coming in the clouds of heaven with   sasters, sickness, oppression, hunger, and
        power and great glory” (Matt 24:30, KJV).   so many other sorrowful consequences of
        The beast and his associates “shall make   the fall will be gone, for creation “shall be
        war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall   delivered from the bondage of corruption
        overcome them: for He is Lord of lords,   into the glorious liberty of the children of
        and King of kings” (Rev 17:13-14, KJV). His   God” (Rom 8:21, KJV).
        decisive victory is graphically described in
        Revelation 19:11-21. Satan will be cast into   We eagerly anticipate that day, when
        the abyss for 1000 years (Rev 20:2-3). The   all that is so grievous to us in this world
        Millennium – His 1000-year reign – will   will be put right, and when He reigns in
        begin, when saints of the Church age and   the place where the attitude to Him is still
        of the Tribulation will reign with Him (Rev   “Away with Him.” How we delight in the
        5:10; 20:4-6).                       truth of the words by Isaac Watts:
        The Character of His Kingdom              Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
          His kingdom will be the very opposite   Doth its successive journeys run;
        of what we see in the world today. It will   His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
        be universal: “And the Lord shall be King   Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
        over all the earth: in that day shall there be   In the next (and concluding) article, God
        one Lord, and His name one” (Zech 14:9,   willing, we will look at the Climax and the
        KJV); “His dominion shall be from sea even   Continuation of His Kingdom.

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