The 4th of the 15 arguments by George Zeller against the idea that Christ now reigns upon the throne of David in this article is from Jeremiah:
“And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the THRONE OF DAVID, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates: For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the THRONE OF DAVID, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people” (Jeremiah 22:2,4).
“Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, and ruling any more in Judah” (Jeremiah 22:30).
David’s throne is in Jerusalem of Judah, on earth, not in heaven.
The Jews who delivered up Jesus to be crucified were looking for a restoration of the temporal power of the kingdom of David, in this world. But Paul said that they had been made blind. “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” [Romans 11:7] What were they seeking? The promised king, reigning on David’s throne. They did not recognize Jesus as their Messiah, and had him killed. But God raised him up from the grave, and he ascended to heaven. This is when the prophecy of Isaiah 2:2 was fulfilled. In Christ, the promised king of the line of David, the mountain of the Lord’s house, the true temple, mount Zion, and the holy city were established in the “tops of the mountains” and exulted “above the hills,” in heaven.
The world is blind to this, as it is spiritually discerned.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Many signs accompanied the fulfillment of this prophecy. Miracles were performed by the apostles.
After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Jerusalem of prophecy is not the earthly city, but the heavenly one.
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