I. Video Data. Paul Wilbur Shalom Jerusalem.
II. Video related comment and Scriptures. The song relates to the Jewish people returning to their promised land, leading to and, during the millennial kingdom age. The song does not relate to the Rapture of the Church (1 Thes 4:13-18).
A.. isaiah 14:1-2.
1 When the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob. 2 The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord as male servants and female servants; and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
Comment. When God brings eschatological relief to Israel, they will look back upon those who once oppressed them (The Moody Bible Commentary).
B. Zechariah 2:12.
“The Lord will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem”
Comment: Verses 10-13 describe millennial blessings for the nations, Israel, and Jerusalem. The holy land is Israel.
C. Ezekiel 37:11-14.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’
12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
13 Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people
14 I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord.’”
Comment. Ezekiel 37:11-14. The bones represent hopeless and helpless Israel. The “graves” speak of her political demise. The “Spirit” is the Holy Spirit, who will effect the regeneration of the people. The vision does not depict the physical resurrection of individuals, but the political (prior to the second coming of Christ) and spiritual (at the second coming of Christ) revivals of Israel.
III. Kingdom Prophecies: Psalm 22-72.
The following Scriptures depict the millennial kingdom age, during which time Christ will reign, and not until then. Scriptures come from the New American Standard Bible 1995. Unless otherwise noted, comments come from The Ryrie Study Bible (Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, Th. M., Th. D., Ph. D.; 1925-2016).
A. Psalm 22:27-31:
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s And He rules over the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
30 Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.
31They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
Comment: A description of millennial blessings. On the feast of verse 29, see note on Isaiah 25:6:
25:6: “The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, And refined, aged wine.”
Note: “this mountain.” I.e., Zion, the center of millennial government (cf 2:2-31). “choice pieces…refined, aged wine.” The choice luxuries of an Eastern banquet. The wine described is that in which the sediment has been allowed to remain and is particularly good wine up to a certain point in time.
B. Psalm 45:6-7:
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your fellows.
Comment: An eternal throne was promised to the house of David (2 Sam 7:16), Jesus being the final and eternal occupant of it (Luke 1:32-33).1:32-33:
Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
C. Psalm 46:8:
“Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.”
Comment: Ultimately, only King Messiah can do such things, during His future millennial reign (See notes on Isa 2:2-4 and 11:6-9).
Isa 2:2-4 note: As in Mic 4:1-5, a description of the millennial kingdom. God’s government (mountain) will be established over all the kingdoms of this world; Gentiles (nations) and Jews (peoples) will do the will of God; justice and peace will reign.
Isa 11:6-9 note: Messiah’s reign in the yet future millennial kingdom will be characterized by harmony in the whole creation (Rom 8:18-23).
D. Psalm 47:7:
“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm.”
Comment: “Ultimately, Jesus Christ will be the one who rules over all the earth.” See Ryrie note on Rev 19:15.
Rev 19:15 “He will rule them with a rod of iron.” note. Christ will be a shepherding autocrat.
E. Psalm 48:1-3:
1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.
3 God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.
Comment: In this song of Zion, the psalmist praises God and Zion (Jerusalem), His dwelling place.
F. Psalm 53:6:
“Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his captive people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.”
Comment: David longs for the establishing of the righteous kingdom of the Lord on earth.
G. Psalm 69:34-35.
34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
35 For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
Comment: These verses anticipate millennial conditions of a rebuilt and repopulated Judah, when all the earth will praise God.
H. Psalm 72:8.
“May he also rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.”
Comment: This psalm is Messianic, having its ultimate fulfillment in the ideal King, Jesus Christ, and will not be fulfilled until the time of the millennial reign of Christ (see also vv 11 and 17).
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