Kingdom, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Kingdom (N.T.), Summary: See “Kingdom (O.T.)” Genesis 1:26-28. (See Scofield “Zechariah 12:8”) . Kingdom truth is developed in the N.T. in the following order:
(1) The promise of the kingdom to David and his seed, and described in the prophets 2 Samuel 7:8-17,; Zechariah 12:8 enters the N.T. absolutely unchanged. Luke 1:31-33. The King was born in Bethlehem; Matthew 2:1; Micah 5:2 of a virgin. ; Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:14.

(2) The kingdom announced as “at hand” (See Scofield “Matthew 4:17”) , by John the Baptist, by the King, and by the Twelve, was rejected by the Jews, first morally, See Scofield “Matthew 11:20”, and afterward officially Matthew 21:42,43 and the King, crowned with thorns, was crucified.

(3) In anticipation of His official rejection and crucifixion, the King revealed the “mysteries” of the kingdom of heaven, (See Scofield “Matthew 13:11”) to be fulfilled in the interval between His rejection and His return in glory Matthew 13:1-50.

(4) Afterward He announced His purpose to “build” His church Matthew 16:18 another “mystery” revealed through Paul which is being fulfilled contemporaneously with the mysteries of the kingdom. The “mysteries of the kingdom of heaven” and the “mystery” of the church Ephesians 3:9-11 occupy, historically, the same period, i.e, this present age.

(5) The mysteries of the kingdom will be brought to an end by “the harvest” Matthew 13:39-43,49,50 at the return of the King in glory, the church having previously been caught up to meet Him in the air 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17.

(6) Upon His return the King will restore the Davidic monarchy in His own person, re- gather dispersed Israel, establish His power over all the earth, and reign one thousand years Matthew 24:27-30; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 15:14-17; Revelation 20:1-10.

(7) The kingdom of heaven (See Scofield "Matthew 3:2") thus established under David”s divine Son, has for its object the restoration of the divine authority in the earth, which may be regarded as a revolted province of the great kingdom of God See Scofield “Matthew 6:33”. When this is done (1 Corinthians 14:24,25) the Son will deliver up the kingdom (of heaven), Matthew 3:2 to “God, even the Father,” that “God” (i.e. the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) “may be all in all” (1 Corinthians 14:28). The eternal throne is that “of God, and of the Lamb” Revelation 22:1. The kingdom-age constitutes the seventh Dispensation, See Scofield “Ephesians 1:10”.

1 Corinthians 15:24

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all .

Matthew 2:1

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men to Jerusalem,

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and , and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the is at hand.

Matthew 11:20

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they not:

Matthew 21:42-43

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The which the builders , the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Matthew 13:11

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 16:18

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my ; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Ephesians 3:9-11

9 And to make all men see what is the , which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the of God,

11 According to the which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Matthew 13:39-43, 49-50

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the .

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a : there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4 9 So shall it be at the : the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be of teeth.

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Matthew 24:27-30

27 For as the cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with .

Luke 1:31-33

31 And, behold, thou shalt in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the : and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Acts 15:14-17

14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a .

15 And to this agree the words of the ; as it is written,

16 After this I will return, and will build again the , which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

17 That the residue of men might , and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

Revelation 20:1-10

1 And I saw an come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that , which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be out of his prison,

8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the .

9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for .

Matthew 3:2

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the is at hand.

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek ye first the , and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25, 28

24 But if all , and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

25 And thus are the made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Revelation 22:1

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, , proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Ephesians 1:10

10 That in the dispensation of the he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:


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