Brighton Church of Christ
Jesus will Not Ruler In Jerusalem
There is not one word in the Bible of Jesus setting His feet on earth again.
We hear stories about Jesus coming back to place His throne in Jerusalem, but there is not one word in the Bible of Jesus setting His feet on earth again. In fact, the Bible says the opposite. The prophesy that ended the earthly reign of Solomon’s lineage is announced by Jeremiah 22:30. The Lord God said that if king Coniah did not repent, there would be no seed of David ruling anymore in Judah (v. 30). He was the last to rule Judah. But what about Jesus who was prophesied to sit upon the throne of David? Bible does not reveal that Jesus will sit on a literal throne of David anywhere in the world, but He will sit on His throne.
Luke 1:31-33 – The angel said to Mary, “you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” The angel did not say in Judah. It’s true that Jesus’ throne, did not follow Solomon’s lineage of kings, because He became“ King of kings and Lord of lords” through Nathan, David’s other Son, (Luke 3:31).
Peter made it plain in the sermon in Acts 2:29-33- ”Men and brethren, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day. Therefore he being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of his descendants, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hades, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus has God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. Therefore, being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this, which you now see and hear.”
Jesus is on the throne of righteousness in heaven, ruling with all power and authority over heaven and earth, given to Him by the Father. Hebrews 1:2-3, “God in these last days has spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
v. 8 – But unto the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.” Think on this: where is God’s throne? Where will God’s throne always be? Jesus said to Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world!” He died to establish a spiritual kingdom; to build his church to govern over the righteous. Why are men telling that Jesus will return to earth to set up a physical kingdom? He came to call all believers out of darkness of Satan’s kingdom into His kingdom (Col.1:13; 1 Peter 2:9) so they could place their minds on heavenly things where their king rules: Col 3:1-2 “If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Christians receive by faith of the New Covenant of Christ that He is on the throne ruling today with all power and authority (Matt 28:18), and will rule over His subjects on earth until He returns a second time to judge the world (Heb 9:27-28) and give everyone their eternal reward (1 Cor 15:20-28). I trust what our apostle John said about himself being in the kingdom: Revelation 1:9- “ I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom…”
Jehoiakim and his son were the last kings of Solomon’s lineage to rule in Judah. If you are looking for Jesus the Son of God to set foot on earth again and dwell in Jerusalem, you didn’t hear that from the Bible. Rejoice dear hearts that He is in heaven as our Savior and King over His kingdom to make intercession for His subjects called Christians. Believe and obey our heavenly King.