Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord!
1 Corinthians 15:55-56 NLT
Jesus lives, and so shall I: Death, thy sting is gone forever! He for me hath deigned to die, lives the bands of death to sever. He shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust.
Jesus Lives, and So Shall I
Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769
16- “I. JESUS, HAVE SENT MY ANGEL TO TESTIFY TO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES. I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.”
QUOTE: ” IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES THAT JESUS REFERS TO HIMSELF AS THE SON OF GOD OR THE SON OF MAN. HERE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION, THE BOOK OF TRIUMPH WHERE ALL THAT IS GOOD TRIUMPHS OVER ALL THAT IS EVIL, THE LORD JESUS DEPICTS HIMSELF AS THE ROOT OF JESSE AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID. HE IS COMING TO INTRODUCE THE DAVIDIC REIGN OR COVENANT.” (Credit: quote by “Malcolm Hedding, author of “The Great Covenants of the Bible”, part 3, pp. 33-34; Mr. Hedding was the Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem. )
To get an insight of what the “Messianic Reign ” or ‘Millennium Reign of Christ” will be like let us briefly look at: Jeremiah 3:17, Revelation 2:27, and Zechariah 14:16.
Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.
Revelation 2:27 ‘ He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery’
Zechariah 12:16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King,the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.
We see that in Jeremiah 3:17 that there is an appointed time (At that time…) and Jerusalem will be called The Throne of God. All nations will collectively come to Jerusalem to Honor the the Sovereign Name of Yahweh. People will no longer hold stubbornness in their evil hearts; but praise and honor of the only True God.
Revelation 2:27 speaks of our King, Jesus, ruling with an iron scepter which symbolizes his reign and the broken pottery symbolizes judgement. The Father has given ALL authority to Jesus(Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.) The pottery-Crushed, battered, broken to pieces. This focuses on the fate of his enemies. ( Romans 16:20 is another passage in which this word is used in connection with power and judgment against an enemy. Paul refers to Satan as being “crushed” under the people’s feet.)
Also, in Zechariah 12:16 we see that year after year survivors form all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up to worship the King, the Lord Almighty and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (which is Sukkot or The Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God took special care of them under impossible conditions.)