Crystallization-Study of First and Second Kings
Solomon’s Splendid Kingdom Typifying Christ’s Kingdom in the Millennium
OPENING WORD OF THE PROPHESYING MEETING
Reading the verses in each day.
Reading the main points in the outlines.
Pray-reading the verses:
1 Kings 4:24-25 For he had dominion …over all the kings west of the River; and he had peace on all sides around him. And Judah and Israel dwelt securely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan to Beer-sheba, throughout all Solomon’s days.
Rev. 11:15 And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.
Word of Appetizer
Please explain that Solomon’s splendid kingdom is a type of Christ’s kingdom in the millennium.
Chapters 9 and 10 in 1 Kings portray the highest peak of Solomon’s glory among the nations. Solomon was glorified in the kingdom of Israel with the splendor of his kingdom; this is a prefigure of Christ in the millennium.
At His second coming Christ will take possession of the earth, which has been given to Him as His possession, and will establish God’s kingdom on the whole earth, thus recovering God’s right over the earth. Psalm 72 is on the reigning Christ, typified by the reigning Solomon; Psalm 72 reveals Christ reigning over the earth, with all the kings bowing down to Him and all the nations serving Him; the reign of Christ, typified by Solomon, will be in the millennium in the age of restoration.
In Revelation 11:15 the Lord’s reigning forever and ever is the Lord’s reigning in the millennial kingdom and in the new heaven and new earth for eternity. All the overcomers will reign with Christ for a thousand years. The believers in Christ the Son of God have been regenerated into the kingdom of God, and they are in the church life, living in the kingdom of God today, but not all believers, only the overcoming ones, will participate in the millennium. In the millennium the overcoming believers will be with Christ in the bright glory of the kingdom: “then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father”.
Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting
The Revelation of the Truth
Solomon’s splendid kingdom, with his prosperity under the rich blessing of God, is a type of Christ’s kingdom in the millennium.
At His second coming Christ will take possession of the earth, which has been given to Him as His possession, and will establish God’s kingdom on the whole earth, thus recovering God’s right over the earth.
Psalm 72 is on the reigning Christ, typified by the reigning Solomon.
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever”.
After the Lord Jesus deals with the believers, the Jews, and the nations, He will bring in the millennium—the kingdom of Christ and of God on earth for a thousand years.
What is described in Matthew 16:28—17:5 is a miniature of the manifestation of the kingdom of the heavens in the millennium.
The Experience of Life
The very God in Christ who has wrought Himself into our being. We, the believers in Christ, are the greatest people in the universe. We have received God into us, and He is continuously working Himself into our constitution to make us God in life and in nature (but not in the Godhead). According to Romans 5:17, we reign in the life which we have received. To be today’s overcomers we must reign as kings in life.
Practice and Application
The victorious Christ as the coming King in God’s eternal kingdom. We need to wait and expect His coming with long endurance. “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye ancient doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” We have to lift up our heads, because the King of glory will come in. We must get ready to welcome Him.
To be today’s overcomers we must reign as kings in life. If we do not, we will lose the top portion of the enjoyment of Christ and will be chastised by the Lord in the coming age. We all have to mature sooner or later. If we mature in this age, we will reign as kings in life in this age and will be the co-kings with Christ in the next age to rule over the nations.
PROPHESYING TOPICS—TWELVE TOPICS PER WEEK
T1 The highest peak of Solomon’s glory among the nations (1 Kings 9:1)
(Please illustrate that Solomon is a prefigure of Christ in the millennium.)
T2 Solomon’s splendid kingdom is a type of Christ’s kingdom in the millennium (1 Kings 4:20, 24-25)
(Briefly illustrate that Solomon’s glory with his prosperity under the rich blessing of God.)
T1 Christ is the Redeemer, the Shepherd, and He is the King (Psa. 22:5; 23:1; 24:10)
(Please illustrate that briefly describe the content of Psalms 22-24.)
T2 Psalm 24 reveals Christ as the King in God’s kingdom (Psa. 24:7-8; Hab. 2:7)
(Please illustrate that Christ is the desire of all the nations, all the nations are expecting Christ to come.)
T1 Solomon is a type of Christ as the son of David, the One who inherits the throne and kingdom of David (1 Kings 6:2; Matt. 12:42)
(Please illustrate that what mainly two things Solomon as a type of Christ did .)
T2 When Christ returns, He will be the King, ruling over the entire earth with righteousness and justice (Psa. 72:1-3; Luke 1:32-33)
(Please illustrate that Psalm 72 gives a glorious picture of what it will be like for the Lord to recover, possess, and reign over the earth.)
T1 The kingdom of Christ is the millennium; it is also the kingdom of God (Eph. 5:5; Rev. 11:15)
(Please illustrate that In the aspect of the kingdom as the kingdom of Christ and of God, Christ reigns with God.)
T2 The kingdom of Christ and of God, the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Eph. 5:5; Rev. 11:15; 2 Pet. 1:11)
(Please illustrate that all three are the same one aspect of the kingdom.)
T1 After the Lord deals with Antichrist with his followers, He will bring in the millennial kingdom (Isa. 30:26; 11:6; 35:1-2)
(Briefly describe the revival of the Millennium Kingdom.)
T2 The millennial age will be used by God as an age of preparation (Rev. 20:4)
(Please illustrate that which three kinds of people God needs in the millennial age to prepare with the old creation.)
T1 The Lord Jesus to be transfigured, which was His glorification, was equal to His coming in His kingdom (Matt. 16:28; 17:2)
(Please illustrate that the meaning of the Lord’s glorification.)
T2 A miniature of the coming manifestation of the kingdom (Matt. 17:3)
(Please illustrate that we see in Christ’s transfiguration a miniature of the coming manifestation of the kingdom.)