The Kingdom of Heaven was prophesied, the King arrived, the Kingdom was announced as being "at hand" and Israel rejected her Messiah King. The Kingdom Age, as detailed in the ancient Hebrew scriptures, was then delayed.
Continuation of the importance of using a consistent hermeneutic (method of interpretation) for both the first coming of Jesus and the second coming.
Either both types of prophecy are metaphorical (which we know is not true since the prophecies concerning the 1st coming are clearly literal), or they are both literal. This is why the Grammatico-Historical method is vital. It allows us to interpret real/literal things as real/literal while leaving freedom to recognize metaphor, simile, and other nuances of language. Concrete language is meant to be interpreted as concrete language, Ie., 1,000 years means 1,000 years, etc.
These are the last words of Holy Scripture, Revelation 22:16-21, they are solemn words of warning but also contained therein are exceedingly precious promises that the Son of God will soon fulfil. Follow the link.
Paul Scharf, church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, continues a new series in his weekly column, dealing with this question: Where is Dispensationalism Going?
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SharperIron version: https://sharperiron.org/article/where-dispensationalism-going-part-2
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Who will enter heaven? Scripture says Revelation 22:14 "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." God's people who are born again, live unto Him. Follow the link