THE KING OF THE KINGDOM
WHO is to reign finally over God's kingdom?
"And Thou, 0 tower of the flock [Christ], ... unto Thee shall it come, even the first dominion." Micah 4:8.
What description does John the revelator give of Christ in 'His future role as King?
"And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 19:16.
A FAINT PICTURE OF FUTURE GLORY
In His transfiguration how did Christ appear?
"His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light:" Matthew 17:2. - Who else appeared on this occasion? "There appeared unto them Moses and Elias." Verse 3.
NOTE.—In this miniature representation of Christ's kingdom, as in His triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), Christ appeared as King; Moses (Jude 9) represented the sleeping saints to be raised at Christ's coming; and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11) the living saints to be translated then.
THE SAINTS AND EVERLASTING GLORY
'For what purpose will Christ come again?
"To be glorified in His saints." 2 Thessalonians 1:10.
Of what will the saints speak?
"They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom." Psalms 145:11. oHow enduring is this kingdom to be? "Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom." Verse 13.
"In that day the redeemed will shine forth in the glory of the Father and the Son. The angels touching their golden harps, will welcome the King and His trophies of victory,—those who have been washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb."—A Christian Writer.
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