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The Messiah's Dominion

In this Psalm by, or for, King Solomon ("72:1 A Psalm for Solomon" Psalm 72:1 KJV) the Israelite monarchy is recognized and spoken of as merely awaiting the ultimate King by which, and for which, it was created (see Israelite Monarchy - The Origin, The Civil War, The United Kingdom, The Division Of Israel, The Northern Kingdom, The Southern Kingdom and The Messiah). No mere human king is capable of doing what is described here:

"72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth." (Psalm 72:2-8) KJV)

"There was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him"

The Christ is a "religious" Savior - for the "political" purpose of creating the natural-born (supernatural-born, actually) citizens of God's Kingdom on earth (see The Throne Of God, From Heaven To Earth). When He returns, it will not be to take over the kingdoms of man because Christ has been the King and Creator right from Day 1 (see Christ The Creator).

The Holy Scriptures

"1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood [see Why Blood?], even the forgiveness of sins: 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:14-18 KJV)

The prophet Daniel was given to see the Kingdom of God long before Christ's first coming (the reason that the term The Ancient of Days was used).

"7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." (Daniel 7:13-14 KJV)

The immediate purpose of those who will be in the first resurrection (see When Will You Be Judged?; also Could Christ Return Tonight?) is to serve Christ as the world is transformed into the Kingdom of God beginning on the day of Christ's return. They, along with those who will be granted salvation later, will serve God forever thereafter.

"7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him." (Daniel 7:27 KJV)

"1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." (Revelation 1:6-7 KJV)

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