The Messiah and the Kingdom in Daniel 2
Daniel 2:44-45, “And in the days of these kings the God
of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed;
and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break
in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the
mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the
bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold.”
The Messiah and the Kingdom in Daniel 7
Daniel 7:13-14, “Behold, one like the Son of Man, coming
with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And
they brought Him near before Him. 14 Then to Him was given
dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and
languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting
dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which
shall not be destroyed.”
Some Messianic Kingdom Themes In Government, Education, and
the Social Realm:
The Wisdom of the Messiah
The Second Regathering
Jerusalem and Israel Loved By the World
Some Messianic Kingdom Themes In the Physical Realm:
No More Poverty or Hunger
Some Messianic Kingdom Themes In the Spiritual and Moral
No More Sorrow or Weeping
No More Violence
Knowledge of God
Forgiveness of Sin
New Hearts, the New Covenant, and Righteousness People
God’s Spirit Poured Out On People
The Government of the Messiah; His Wisdom, Peace, and Justice
Isaiah 9: 6-7, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a
Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And
His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His
government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of
David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with
judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The
zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Isaiah 11:1-12, “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
[The Wisdom of the Messiah] 2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
3 His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
[Worldwide Justice] And He shall not judge by the sight of His
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,
And faithfulness the belt of His waist.
[Peace] 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
[Kingdom Education] For the earth shall be full of the knowledge
of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.
[Gentile Participation] 10 And in that day there shall be a Root
Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.
[Second Regathering] 11 It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second
To recover the remnant of His people who are left, …
From the four corners of the earth.”
Isaiah 42:1-6, “[Messiah’s Wisdom] Behold! My Servant whom I
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
[Worldwide Justice] He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. …
4 He will not fail nor be discouraged,
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law. …
[Gentile Participation] I will keep You and give You as a covenant
to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles.”
Micah 5:2, “[Birthplace of the Messiah] But you, Bethlehem
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
[Uniqueness of the Messiah] The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
Zechariah 9:9-10, “[Messiah’s Humility] Rejoice greatly, O
daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey. …
10 [Worldwide Peace] He shall speak peace to the nations;
[Worldwide Dominion] His dominion shall be ‘from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.”
David Will Be King Over Israel
Jeremiah 30:9, “They shall serve the Lord their God, And
David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.”
Israel Will Have a King and Priests Again in the Last Days
Hosea 3:4, “For the children of Israel shall abide many
days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar,
without ephod or teraphim. 5 Afterward the children of Israel
shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king.
They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.”
Jeremiah 31: 8-12, “[Second Regathering] Behold, I will
bring them from the north country,
And gather them from the ends of the earth, ...
Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden,
[End of All Sorrow] And they shall sorrow no more at all.
Jeremiah 35: 5- [Miraculous Healing] Then the eyes of the blind
shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
[Controlled Weather] For waters shall burst forth in the
And streams in the desert. …
[Everlasting Joy] 10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 65:19-25, “[No More Weeping] I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
20 [Long Life] No more shall an infant from there live but a few
Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;
For the child shall die one hundred years old,
But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed….
For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,
And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands….
[Answered Prayer] 24 It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
[Peace] 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox,
And dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain.”
Micah 4:1-8, “[The Mountain] Now it shall come to pass in the
That the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
[Gentile Participation] And peoples shall flow to it.
2 Many nations shall come and say,
‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
[Kingdom Education] He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.’
For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 [Worldwide Justice] He shall judge between many peoples,
And rebuke strong nations afar off;
[Worldwide Peace] They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.
4 [No Poverty] But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his
And no one shall make them afraid; …
[Eternal Kingdom] So the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion
From now on, even forever.
8 And you, O tower of the flock,
The stronghold of the daughter of Zion,
To you shall it come,
Even the former dominion shall come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 60: [Gentiles See God’s Glory Via Israel] Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you….
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising….
[Gentile Participation] The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to
10 The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls,
And their kings shall minister to you; …
And I will make the place of My feet glorious. …
[Jerusalem Loved] And they shall call you The City of the Lord,
Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
So that no one went through you,
I will make you an eternal excellence,
A joy of many generations….
[Good Rulers] I will also make your officers peace,
And your magistrates righteousness.
18 [No Violence or Weeping] Violence shall no longer be heard in
Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; …
And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 [Every Israelite Will Do Righteousness] Also your people shall
all be righteous;
They shall inherit the land forever,
The branch of My planting,
The work of My hands,
That I may be glorified. …
I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”
Jeremiah 31 “[The New Covenant] Behold, the days are
coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the
house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to
the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took
them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My
covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says
the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the
house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: [Law Written In
Hearts] I will put My law in their minds, and write it on
their hearts; All Will Know God and I will be their God,
and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his
neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for
they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of
them, says the Lord. [Forgiveness of Sins] For I will
forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Joel 2: “[God’s Spirit Poured Out] And it shall come to
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
[ The Day of the Lord] 30 And I will show wonders in
the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
[ Who Will Survive] 32 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.”
Not All Will Be Perfect Yet
Isaiah 66:23-24, “And it shall come to pass
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.
24 And they shall go forth and look
Upon the corpses of the men
Who have transgressed against Me.
For their worm does not die,
And their fire is not quenched.
They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”