How many thrones will the apostles judge from? ________________
Why would this number of thrones be mentioned? _________________________________________
If this has not happened, can we say that the Lord reigning from His throne is current or future? __________
If the Lord is currently seated in heaven and glorified, where is the throne located where Jesus is not reigning now but will in the future? _____________
Thus, who will the apostles be judging and where will this occur? __________________________
What term did the Lord use to describe the period where he will take his earthly throne? ________________
Key word is "REGENERATION...THRONE OF HIS GLORY"
Whom must heaven receive? _________________
How long must he remain in heaven? ____________________________________________
How many things? _______________
Where can we read about these all things? _____________________________
Who told them? _____________
Key phrase is "TIMES OF RESTITUTION"
What were the disciples waiting for? ______________________
Did Jesus deny that Israel would have a kingdom? ____
Did the disciples ask a question if there would be a future kingdom to Israel or the timing of it? ______________
Key words "RESTORE THE KINGDOM"
How long shall Israel be blinded? ____________________________
All Israel shall be? _______________
Why is Israel still beloved as a nation? _________________
What will a conceited person believe? _______________________________________
Key phrase is "LIFE FROM THE DEAD" vs 15
John 1:21, Matthew 17:9-13
When John the baptist asked if he was Elijah, what did he answer? ____
What did Jesus say “they” did to John?__________________________________
Jesus said Elijah would come first and restore _________________
The Lord stated Elijah would truly come first but that he had already come so we have two fulfillments.
Key phrase "RESTORE ALL THINGS"
Elijah will come and restore all things so we know this is future because of the terms restore, regeneration and restoration. The term "shall come" and “is already come” is mentioned in John 4 and 5 and will clearly explain the seeming paradox at hand.
In John 4:21,23, Jesus is witnessing to the Samaritan woman and uses the same expressions to teach that there is a literal future time coming when people will not worship at the temple in Jerusalem but rather in “spirit” and yet the time now is. The Lord is teaching here plainly that a future event will take place literally but the basis of it is in place already. So He is referring to a partial near fulfillment and a future full fulfillment.
Let us look at another example.
John 5:25,28. Here we have Jesus teaching on the resurrection stating again using the same style of speech as he had in the previous chapter, that “the hour is coming and now is…” He is speaking about the resurrection of the dead from their graves. Again, what is abundantly clear is that the Lord is referring to a distant event but is speaking about it is if it is now.
Whether one looks as the “now” as a dual, partial, , in type, spiritual, metaphorical or whatever type of fulfillment you want to call the first one (which could be referring to things like raising Lazarus and others), it in no way prevents a future , literal complete fulfillment as would normally otherwise be understood.
Now back to John the Baptist. As Jesus used the expression that Elijah will truly first come and restore all things but he has come already, it has nothing to do with John the Baptist completely fulfilling the future coming of Elijah. We also know this as he did NOT restore all things.
So, what if the point of this? It is to be encouraged to understand scripture in the plain simple sense that it is used, ESPECIALLY when events we see today are confirming a straight forward literal interpretation of scripture as common sense would dictate.
We completely reject the liberal interpretation Spiritual Fulfillment, Replacement Theology and all other names whereby scripture is divorced from its context to make it mean anything but what it says.
God bless you. Edward Super