63. When will ALL THINGS be fulfilled?

Jesus words are what we should rely on rather than the opinions of men....

ALL THINGS WRITTEN refers to the promises in the scriptures of a Messiah ...a savior for mankind who was to come.

Luke 21:20  "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.  21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.  22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.     NKJV
 
THESE days does not refer to us almost 2000 years later. Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 and the "you" generation Jesus addressed SAW it in their lifetime.
 
Luke 24:44   Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."  45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.    NKJV
 
 
ALL THINGS WRITTEN CONCERNING ME being fulfilled means that ALL the prophecies of the Old Covenant regarding Jesus would be fulfilled. Brethren, this cannot exclude the battle of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38-39 as some claim. Please note that this battle is also referred to in Rev 20 and is sometimes known as Armageddon which Jesus (in Rev 22) said would be happening SOON and was at hand (in the first century). Surely 2000 years later we can agree that this cannot still be a 'future event'? This must also then have been prophetically fulfilled in AD 70 before THAT generation who lived on earth when Jesus ministered had passed away because it comes before the resurrection and judgment BOTH of which are 'CONCERNING JESUS'. (Jesus being the 'first fruits' of the resurrection and the JUDGE of the Earth  Gen 18:25, Jn 5:22)
 
Brethren let us be clear. According to the scriptures Jesus work was completed BEFORE that generation passed away. "It is FINISHED". After the assention Jesus was then seated on the throne next to the Father (i.e. His place of REST) after His enemies had been crushed.  
 
(For some historical context please realise that Ezekiel prophecied in approx 590BC ....BEFORE Jerusalem and the SECOND temple were rebuilt in AD 465-420 BC during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Brethren, the prophecies regarding the future restoration of Israel and the new temple which some believe is still to happen in our future, have also historically been FULFILLED in the past!) 
 
Yet some claim that this and other prophecies are still to be fulfilled and this more than 2000 years later?....contrary to Jesus words (Mat 24:34) and the book of Revelations?
 
 
(Those proposing this interpretation of some Old Covenant prophecies however usually link these prophecies to issues which very few born again Christians who know the scriptures would in anyway consider acceptable ...
 
ie that the Old Covenant which Christ made obsolete and which has vanished should be restored with Israel after Christ has previously fulfilled it?
ie that sacrifices should be recommenced after Jesus came as the once for all sacrifice?
ie that the temple should be rebuilt when Jesus himself and the church are the fulfillment of the temple?
ie that Jerusalem will be restored as a physical centre of worship for the world contrary to Jesus very clear words in John 4:21?)
 
 
God had forecast in the scriptures that Israel would reject her Messiah...and the consequential destruction and judgment were forecast as far back as Deuteronomy 28 when the Law was first given. The coming day of judgment was then confirmed by many of the prophets thoughout the centuries.
 
Luke 21:32 (and Mat 24:34)   Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.  33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.     NKJV
 
'All things' in this context refers specifically to the great tribulation (vs12), the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple (vs20), the return of Christ on the clouds (vs27), THAT Day (of the Lord) (vs34)... and the resurrection (Mat 24:31) ...and the judgment (vs36).
 
It was the generation that KILLED the Messiah and said..."his blood be on us and our children" ....that would be judged. The word THIS generation specifically refers to the HEARERS right then and there......and it is not 'THAT' (generation) which would have been used if it were to apply to some future generation. The time frame of 40 years for 'this generation' expired in AD73. Those who choose to believe that the book of of Revelations was written after AD 95 have no events they can point to which come close to the events Jesus said would SOON come to pass (many times in Rev 1 and Rev 22)...and which history records DID happen in AD 70. It seems clear that a person must choose if they are a late date believer or a believer in Jesus and the scriptures.
 
Note that Irenaeus who most late date believers quote as the 'authorative' church source for support of an AD 95 date of writing of the book of Revelations, made an ambiguous statement which has clearly been misunderstood. This same so called 'authoritive source' also claimed that Jesus lived for 50 years and ministered for 15 years which also is patently wrong according to the scriptures and all other historical records. Refer to Kenneth Gentry's 400 page book on the dating of the Book of Revelations. And why should Irenaeus be believed rather than JESUS own words? (other than by those who do not believe in God) ...and rather than the FACTUAL independant Roman historical records preserved for our confirmation and verification.
 
Note Jesus said 'Heaven and earth will pass away ..but my words would not pass away'. Yet many so called believers today would rather doubt Jesus words and believe men.  
 
 
Luke 24:44   Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."  45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.    NKJV
 
Brethren, Jesus coming on the clouds in glory was something most of the prophets wrote about ....as was the Day of the Lord, the tribulation, the resurrection and the judgement. Jesus said ALL things written about Him would be fulfilled...INCLUDING the fact that the timing was SOON! 
 
AND THE WAR OF GOG AND MAGOG in Ezekiel is also something that 'the Prophets wrote concerning Jesus'. We should believe Jesus words rather than nebulous, convoluted and contradictory interpretations of those seeking to write the restoration of Judaism back into the bible as a future event. Ezekiel 37:1-14 speaks of the resurrection... which the scripture tells us HAS happened. (Mat 27:50-52)
 
Jesus is the FULFILLMENT and END of the Law.... The end is NOT the Law being reinstated after Jesus prefect work ... as those pushing this view seem to believe.
 
Those who say there are prophecies about Jesus still to be fulfilled after the end of that generation and that these somehow now apply to us (Gentiles) who have NEVER been 'under the Law'...and this some 2000 years later.... are saying that JESUS and the apostles GOT IT WRONG! (or perhaps demonstrating at the least that they need to have their understanding opened so that they too can comprehend the scriptures)
 
 
Jesus quoted from and refers readers to Daniel 12:1-3 in Matthew 24..... but few read to the END of Daniel about the timing of these events.
 
Dan 12:6   "How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?
7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished. 8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?" 
9 And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.    NKJV
 
It is important to note that this scripture says that ALL that was revealed to Daniel would be fulfilled and finished when the power of the holy people (Israel) was destroyed. Brethren this happened when the temple which represented Israel's covenant relationship with God...the place where God dwelt in their midst... was destroyed. The sacrifices ceased...and the priesthood was destroyed...and Israel was cast out of its promised land.  Sacrifices were made OBSOLETE (Heb 8:13) ...and the whole system of the Law vanished when the temple was destroyed. The OLD covenant can NEVER be 'restored' because Jesus sacrifice on the cross has FULFILLED it. (once for ALL) (the Lamb that God himself provided)
 
Brethren the '70 weeks' prophecy of Daniel is NOT 70 weeks plus 2000 years as many today are teaching. This interpretation makes a mockery of the scriptures.
 
Dan 9:24  "Seventy weeks are determined 
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins... NKJV
 
Brethren Jesus CAME first as a MAN in the 70th week as prophecied......and was killed as the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE in the middle of the 70th week (Dan 9:26-27) ....and shortly after that the abolition of the Old Covenant was DEMONSTRATED in AD 70 with the destruction of Jerusalem and Israel.
 
Jerusalem and ISRAEL .... ie YOUR people ... were the ones to be judged for rejecting Jesus. This is the whole focus of Daniel 7-12. These prophecies have NO RELEVANCE to the church age. (other than that they were to anounce the end the Old Covenant and usher in the New Covenant which was NEVER ENDING)
 
The judgment on Old Covenant Israelites...Dan 7:10, Dan 12:2-3
The NEW everlasting kingdom Jesus would usher in... Dan 7:13-14
The rejection of the gospel by godless Israel ...and the persecution of the early church saints...Dan 7:25-26
The destruction of Jerusalem and godless Israel... Dan 8:24, Dan 9:26, Dan 10:10, Dan 12:7
The desolation of the temple ...Dan 8:11-14, 9:26-27, Dan 12:1
 
 
In the Book of Revelations the words which were sealed to Daniel in his vision (Dan 12:4) were UNSEALED for John by Jesus (Rev 5:9)....and as we look back over history from the vantage of 2000 years later we should now be able to see that ALL THESE THINGS WERE INDEED FULFILLED in AD 70.
 
The book of Revelations is FULL of quotes from the judgments which the prophets of the OLD COVENANT said were coming UPON ISRAEL. Many of them are the same scriptures Jesus quoted and said would be fulfilled within the lifetime of the very generation who heard his words and rejected Him and then killed Him. Most of what Jesus spoke of as events surrounding the END times came from what the prophets had already told Israel! ...and the apostles quotes all came from the same source ... which according to Jesus and the prophets and apostles were all to be fulfilled in AD 70. AND on top of this we have history verifying this though Josephus and other secular sources.
 
 
 
The apostles ALL wrote between AD 55 and AD 65 to warn of the IMMINENT return of Jesus.
 
Scripturally there is only ONE viable interpretation which is that the wrath of God was poured out on Jerusalem which WAS the destruction of Babylon the harlot city of Revelations and the associated ABOLISHMENT of the Old Covenant sacrificial worship system. The IMMINENT time frame for His coming as spoken of by Jesus and the apostles and prophets was thereby actually fulfilled in AD 70.
 
Historically there has not been and neither can there ever be a future repetition of ALL of these events as was so accurately prophecied by the prophets (Dan 12:1) and Jesus in the scripture below.
 
 
Matt 24:21   For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. NKJV
 
 
If you disagree then...
 
You open yourself to legitimate claims by the sceptics (and even some believers) that Jesus 'got it wrong'. Did He make prophecies which were not fulfilled?... CERTAINLY NOT!
 
or
 
You are doubting that Jesus as God IS now the One who rules this world in HIS Kingdom (especially if you believe He is still waiting to win a future final victory over Satan in the battle of Armageddon ... one which scriptures below tell us He won at the CROSS and then saw his enimies mopped up in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70)
 
 
 
When was Satan bound in chains...and when was he destroyed (along with his works)
 
 
Many believe that Satan is not yet bound as that happens only at the beginning of the milleneum. 
 
Rev 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished.   NKJV
 
 
But Jesus told us that Satan was BOUND when He came to preach the Gospel... (Mat 12:28-29, Luke 10:18-19, Acts 26:17-18, Jude 6, 2 Pet 2:4)
 
Matt 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.  29 Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. NKJV
 
The proof that the devil was bound was that Gentiles were being saved
 
Acts 26:17 I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,  18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.' NKJV
 
 
Many will say that the devil is still at work today deceiving the nations
 
BUT the scriptures tell us that Satan was destroyed by the work of the cross
 
Heb 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. NKJV
 
 
Note that the apostles taught the early church that a further and final judgment on Satan was to be served on the devil shortly after the cross ...this happened in AD 70 with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. This event destroyed harlotrous Israel and the evil rulers who killed Jesus ...and brought the Law of Moses to an end. (ie no more temple, no more sacrifices, no more priesthood of man). Judaism had become SATANS tool.
 
 
1 John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. NKJV
 
Rom 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. NKJV
 
Paul wrote in AD 57 about what would happen SHORTLY....not 2000 plus years later! This was the promise of a seed (Jesus) which God gave Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
 
 
 
Then after this the devil's minions ..the Jews ...needed to be mopped up (ie smashed / judged) by God who used the Roman armies to fulfill His purposes. Note 'NOW IS' does not allow a 2000 year time frame.
 
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this worldnow shall the prince of this world be cast out. KJV
 
Heb 10:12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.    NKJV
 
 
 
 
Satan was JUDGED at the cross and cast into the Lake of Fire in AD 70 with his minions... 
 
Rev 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.   NKJV
 
 
Brethren THIS is what AD 70 was all about....smashing the enemies of Christ. The battle was won in the heavenly realm at the cross in AD 33 ... but in AD 70 it was won on the earth.
 
 
 
Col 2:14 And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. NKJV
 
This PUBLIC SPECTACLE is recorded graphically for all to see on the Arch of Titus in Rome TODAY. God preserved this for US.
 
 
 
Revelations chapter 22 (which follows AFTER Rev 20 and the war of Gog and Magog.. or Armageddon) contains powerful TIME CONSTRAINTS ....i.e. vs 6 'things which must shortly take place' ... vs7 'I am coming quickly'... vs10 'the time is at hand' ... vs12 'I am coming quickly' ... vs20 'surely I am coming quickly'
 
These phrases do not allow for a delay of up to 2000 years between Rev 20:1 and Rev 20:10 as some, who refuse to accept what these scriptures emphatically state, still choose to believe.
 
Taking away ...or even trying to explain away ... words like 'I am coming QUICKLY'...'things which must SOON take place' ... 'the time is AT HAND' ...from the book of Revelation as MANY are emphatically teaching when they apply this prophecy to the church today almost 2000 years later surely constitutes 'TAKING AWAY WORDS from the book of this prophecy'....and this comes at a great risk. (Rev 22:19)
 
 
 
Why is there still sin in the WORLD if Satan has been cast into the Lake of Fire?
 
 
 
Brethren the continuation of SIN in the 'nations' of the world that live OUTSIDE of the kingdom is taught in the scriptures ...even AFTER the devil is cast into the lake of fire
 
 
Rev 20:10  The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.  NKJV
 
 
Then we go to the New Covenant...where the New Jerusalem... and the kingdom of God are no longer restricted to Israel and the Hebrews.
 
Rev 11:15  Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying,"The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms  of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"  NKJV
 
 
In this NEW JERUSALEM... the heavenly city (WHICH IS THE NEW COVENANT)... will be all those from EVERY NATION who are part of the 'bride of Christ'....those who are God's people and identify as 'children of God'. (Gal 4:22-26, Heb 12:22-24). 
 
But note that this CANNOT BE a physical 'HEAVEN' where we will dwell eternally with God 'like the angels' according to the scriptures. If one believes that this is referring to heaven and the time after the final resurrection and judgment ...then they must explain what are sinners doing living on earth at the same time? 
 
These verses tell us that there are still people around living 'outside' who are excluded because of their own sinful choices...
 
Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices A LIE. NKJV
 
Rev 21:27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. NKJV
 
 
In the INVISIBLE kingdom are ONLY those who are born again by the spirit of God ... those who have been transformed by the indwelling Spirit ...where ever and when ever this happens 
 
 
Rev 21:1  Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed awayAlso there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 
5 Then He who sat on the throne said,"Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." 
6 And He said to me,"It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." NKJV
 
Unbelievers, those who would rather continue in SIN (John 3:19-20) ... and ALL LIARS are excluded..... and continue to live on the 'outside'
 
Also excluded are the following ...
 
the COWARDLY... those in false religions who are too afraid to investigate TRUTH
the ABOMINABLE.... those who do heinious deeds
the MURDERERS... those who persecute and kill christians and do not cherish the LIFE of others
the SEXUALLY IMMORAL... yes those of deviant sexual persuasions who seek to corrupt others
the IDOLATATERS...those who would rather serve other so-called gods
the LIARS... those who deny that Jesus is the Son of God and that God is the Father (1 John 2:22)
 
 
These passages confirm that 'sin' still exists AFTER the new Jerusalem or New Covenant comes into force!
(either that or you need to explain how and why sin exists in heaven itself?)
 
 
Brethren, the seven churches were almost all instructed to OVERCOME false teaching/doctrine of some sort in their midst (Rev 2-3)...from the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, the synagogue of Satan, the doctrine of Balaam, the false teaching and seduction of Jezebel, self righteousness and luke-warmness, etc
 
Jesus is TRUTH and wants His bride free of heresy and lies and all false doctrine.
 
Jesus tells us that it is the OVERCOMERS who are God's sons and who shall inherit ALL things (Rev 21 vs 7), ...those that do not overcome deception are OUTSIDE the kingdom.
 
Brethren, the new heavens and new earth are the New Covenant, the bride is the church, the tabernacle of God being with men is a great promise of the the new Covenant...we do not have to go and worship God in a temple in Jerusalem...WE are the temple ... the Law which bought death and pain is gone. The 'former things' having passed away refers to the Mosaic Law being obsolete and vanishing (Is 42:5:9, Heb 8:13). The statement 'also there was no sea' refers to the fact that the nations and peoples no longer being divided (Rev 17:15, Gen 11:4-9, Eph 2:14) ... we are now all one in Christ.
 
 
Now tell me why we should not passionately reject the LIES and UNTRUTHS being promoted and practiced by much of the so-called 'church' worldwide..... when Jesus is so emphatically against this?
 
 
Rev 2:2  "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars NKJV
 
 
 
JESUS is the fulfillment of the SON OF David
 
 
Many think that there will be a physical descendant of David ruling over the world from Israel in the future....
 
But the Old testament tells us that Messiah would be David's seed
 
Ps 89:35 Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David: 
36 His seed shall endure forever,
And his throne as the sun before Me; 
37 It shall be established forever like the moon,
Even like the faithful witness in the sky." NKJV
 
 
And in the New Testament Jesus indicates that these prophecies WERE to be fulfilled in a way they had not anticipated
 
Matt 22:41  While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?"
They said to Him, "The Son of David." 
43 He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:  
44'The LORD said to my Lord,
"Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"'?  
45 If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?"  46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore. NKJV
 
 
These prophecies ACCORDING to Jesus were NEVER about David but about the Messiah
 
The apostles also preached it this way... 
 
Acts 2:25   For David says concerning Him:
'I foresaw the LORD always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. 
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. 
27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.'   
 
29 "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,   31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 
34 "For David  did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
'The LORD said to my Lord,
'Sit at My right hand, 
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."'   
36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." NKJV
 
 
And the first church council at Jerusalem confirmed this understanding also ...
 
Acts 15:14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: 
 
16'After! this I will return 
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David , which has fallen down;
I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up; 
17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD,
Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,
Says the LORD who does all these things.'   
18 "Known to God from eternity are all His works.  NKJV
 
The Gospel going out to the Gentiles is the sign that the tabernacle (ie the HOUSE or family line) of David is NOW again RULING over Israel ('the Israel of God' and not 'natural Israel according to the flesh'  ..  Rom 9-11). It is NOT a physical rule which revolves around obedience to laws but a realm where God rules in the hearts of His children....it is about His new heavenly spiritual and eternal kingdom where Christ NOW reigns. (Dan 7:13-14) (John 4:24)
 
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." NKJV
 
 
Rev 22:16  "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David , the Bright and Morning Star."   NKJV
 
Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying,"The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"  NKJV
 
Brethren Jesus has fulfilled ALL the prophecies given to David....and the destruction of harlotrous Jerusalem was the sign to Israel to confirm this.
 
Jesus NOW rules over His eternal and world-wide kingdom!
 
 
 
For those who are concerned that the 'preterist' view contradicts the 'Apostles Creed'
 
 
Please note that the apostles creed is correct as it matches what the apostles wrote PRIOR to AD 70 when the cannon of the scripture was effectively CLOSED.
 
The apostles creed based on the scripure AT THAT time should not preclude the fulfillment of the prophecies of Jesus about His return and the destruction of the temple and the judgment that would come before that very generation who condemned Him had passed away which as we now know was FACTUALLY FULFILLED in AD 70. Brethren, the AD 70 coming of Christ in judgment of Jerusalem CANNOT be denied! Neither can the TIMING of the promised return be denied!
 
Brethren, the scriptures speak of a 'SECOND coming....they do not mention a third one which many now believe is still to happen in our future today 2000 odd years later... and if the scriptures which speak of Jesus are ALL fulfilled in AD 70 then we must accept that this INCLUDED the coming of Christ on clouds and the resurrection and the judgment.
 
 
Read the HISTORY...Jesus got it right.
 
 
THE REVELATION OF JESUS was fulfilled in AD 70 and his prophecies proved He was GOD.
 
 
(This answer alone explains the EXPLOSIVE growth of the incredibly persecuted church which occurred throughout the Roman Empire at that time. The scattered Jews who had opposed the gospel would all have been 'speechless'... and the Gentiles believers would have been LOUDLY proclaiming the incredible DIVINE intervention which ALL knew had occurred in their own life time)
 
... this is exactly what Jesus promised to the persecuted Philadelphian church...
 
Rev 3:9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. NKJV
 
Do you believe that Jesus fulfilled this promise to the Philadelphian church?
 
 
This event was like the devastation which resulted after the nuclear bombs landed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WW2 ... all dispute and debate was over ...'Give me the surrender forms to sign please' 
 
 
'Your God is God Almighty and I submit to His authority'
 
 
...and like the response of Nebuchadnezzar after his encounter with the only true God in Daniel 4:34-37.
 
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