Immanuel’s Land

September 24, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 60 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Sept. 24, 2017 – Christ in the OT series – Alan Conner

IMMANUEL’S LAND

Intro

An evaluation of MacArthur’s “Why every self-respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist.”

A. THE USE OF TYPES IN OT PROPHECY.

1. Elijah and John the Baptist. Mal. 4:5; Mt. 11:14; 17:11-12; Lk. 1:17

2. King David and Jesus. Ezek. 37:24-25; 2 Sam. 7:12; Lk. 1:31-33.

B. THE LAND PROMISES IN THE N.T.

1. The complete absence in the NT of any reference of a future kingdom for Israel in the land of Canaan. Cf. 1 Cor. 15:23-25; Heb. 4;1-11; 12:25-29; 2 Pet. 3:3-13

2. The inheritance is the earth not the land of Canaan. Mt. 5:5; Rom. 4:13; Eph. 6:2-3.

3. How did Abraham understand the land promised to him? Heb. 11:9-10, 16.

4. Who inherits the land? Believers of all ages. Jewish and Gentile believers are all Abraham’s sons and heirs (Gal. 3:7, 29).

5. Rev. 20:1-6 is the only place in the Bible to mention a 1,000 year reign and says nothing about Israel or with reigning on the land of Canaan.

C. HOW IS IMMANUEL’S LAND DESCRIBED?

1. A new heavens and new earth. Is. 65:17; 66:22.

2. No need for the sun or moon fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 60:19; Rev. 21:23.

3. No more mourning is fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 25:8; 60:20; Rev. 21:4.

4. No more death fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 25:6; Rev. 21:4.

5. Possess the land forever fulfilled only on new earth. Isa. 60:21; Gen. 13:15; 17:8; Rev. 22:5

6. Possess the wealth of nations fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 60:3, 5; 61:6; Rev. 21:24, 26.

7. God will marry Jerusalem and its land fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 62:4; Rev. 21:2.

8. The renewed land will be like the garden of Eden is fulfilled on new earth. Isa. 51:3; Ezek. 36:35; Rev. 22:1-4.

Summary