Topic: Glorious Kingdom Dominion
[DCLM Daily Manna 19 July 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: Daniel 11:5-12 (KJV)
Key Verse: ““And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion” (Daniel 11:5).
In the preceding chapters, Daniel had seen a vision after his earnest and fervent prayers for Israel. In that vision, the angel informed him of the four kings that would rule in the ancient Persia.
The text under consideration speaks about the rise and power of two great kingdoms – the kingdom of Egypt on the south and the kingdom of Syria in the north. According to Bible commentators, the kingdom of Syria was set up by Seleucus Nicanor. He was powerful with no fewer than 72 kingdoms under him. It is however, interesting and instructive to observe that majority of sacred prophecies about kingdoms with great dominion given to Daniel have been fulfilled according to God’s revealed plan. One of these prophecies yet to be fulfilled is the establishment of Christ’s kingdom on earth.
The Millennial Reign of Christ will take place after the Great Tribulation which comes after the rapture. It is at this period that Jesus will come again with the Church to establish His Kingdom. At this time, Christ will speak and act for God. He will be given a universal and glorious dominion with absolute power to govern. It will be a reign of a thousand years of the full manifestation of the glory of the Lord.
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The people who will partake in Christ’s millennial reign must be poor in spirit. They must have recognised their state of spiritual poverty, turned away from their sins and surrendered to Christ. They must be pure and holy, watchful and prayerful, committed and consecrated unto the very end.
Thought For The Day: Jesus will install His Kingdom on earth soon; strive to be part of it.
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