κληρονόμον. Kleronomon. Heir. We see this word in Hebrews 1:2. it’s used 15 times in the Bible, so an easy word to look at.
“But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.” (Matthew 21:38, KJV)
“For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” (Romans 4:13, KJV)
It may well behoove us to spend some time reading the Bible, and trying to picture Jesus Christ being the one Moses spoke to. Or that wiped out the armies surrounding Jerusalem.
Jesus Christ made the world, and is the heir of it. Think about that. And understand there will be absolutely no form of appeal on anything Jesus Christ decrees in the Millennium.
“Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” (Psalm 2:9, KJV)
“And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” (Revelation 2:27, KJV)
“And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” (Revelation 12:5, KJV)
“And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” (Revelation 19:15, KJV)
One thing that the Bible is clear on – Jesus Christ is, from the aspects of pure power, beyond anything we can imagine. He created this world for his own enjoyment, created us to keep it, and chose to show Himself as Love.
God is Love.
But He will tolerate no dissent when He returns to earth, bodily and in power. All the stuff the Jewish people say about the Messiah, yes, all that stuff is true – and more. Because nobody, nobody is going to break God’s windows on earth (see, that’s an old Jewish proverb – “If God lived on earth, people would break His windows.”)
Now that you understand the severity of Jesus Christ, it’s time we talked about His love.
All those trite, American Christian phrases of “Jesus told me, I love you this much, and spread His arms and died for me”, yadda yadda…
Yup. think about them. There’s NOTHING incorrect about that view. Christ will be severe in the Millennium towards unrepentent mankind.
But HUGELY loving towards the redeemed.
Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Doctrinally rich, if we leave the old song right there! (the rest of it actually teaches heresy – salvation by works. No kidding! Look up the words!)
Which side will you be on?
“Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” (Romans 11:22, KJV)
If you are not saved, GET saved.