Is Christ reigning on David's throne now?

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The Creation Concept

Dispensationalism and the eyes of our understanding

On the throne and key of David

Christ's reign of peace

Which Jerusalem remains forever?

Was David's throne raised up?

Jesus, King of the Jews

What is the land of Christ's kingdom?

A royal priesthood

I reap where I did not sow

Many days without a king

They shall no more be pulled up out of their land, Amos 9:15

Is the throne of David a type?

When will Israel’s kingdom be restored?

David's throne in Acts 2:29-36

Was the kingdom offered to the Jews?

James and the tabernacle of David

Mountains, hills, and rivers of prophecy

The thousand years of Revelation 20

Heavenly Jerusalem

The Wings of the Great Eagle

F. B. Meyer’s interpretation of the land of promise

11. Is the throne of David a type?

In this article, George Zeller discusses 15 prophecies referring to the throne of David, and attempts to show that none of them apply to the present reign of Christ in his church. Zeller is the assistant pastor at the church, and the author of most of the articles at the site.

His 11th argument states:

“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 for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:32-33).

Notice that His sitting on the throne of David is clearly linked with His reign over the house of Jacob (Israel). Today Christ is Head over the Church which is His body. It is not until the future millennium that Christ will rule over the house of Jacob. It is then that the kingdom will be restored again to Israel.

The throne of David is linked to Christ’s reign over Israel because David was king of the twelve tribes of Israel, in Jerusalem, and Christ’s reign in his church is also over the twelve tribes of Israel, in the heavenly Jerusalem, the Gentile saints being grafted in. [Romans 11:17] The twelve tribes are depicted in Revelation 7:4-8, where 12,000 are sealed from each of twelve tribes. This is an ideal, and highly figurative description of the sealing of the church with the Spirit. [2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30]

David’s rule in the earthly Jerusalem was a type of the reign of Christ in the heavenly city. It was not a type of a future king who will reign in the earthly city, as in the types and figures of prophecy, earthly things foreshadow spiritual, eternal things, not a repetition of the earthly event. The reign of David does not foreshadow the reign of a future king in the earthly Jerusalem; rather, it foreshadows and typifies the reign of Christ during the whole age of the church.

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