Does Jesus Come To A Conquered World?

False Teaching:

Dominionism teaches that the authority of Jesus is given over to the Body of Christ on earth, and His functions as Shepherd and King are enacted by "apostles" on his behalf! Thus, it becomes the responsibility OF THE CHURCH to destroy the wicked and establish the Kingdom on earth.


This is a pipe dream. Zechariah 14 describes the coming of the Lord, and it’s clear that it will not be to a subdued earth during a time of victorious peace, but rather at a time when evil has almost completely taken over and the nations have gathered to destroy Israel.

In his first coming, Christ came as a lamb. The next time, he comes as a lion. The first time as "the lamb of God." The next time as "the Lion of the Tribe of Judah."

v3. “Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.

v4. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives..." (No, this hasn’t happened yet!)

To a subdued earth? No, it describes a nuclear war:

v12. "And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths."

v9. "And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be "the Lord is one,'' and His name one."

For further confirmation, read the last chapters of the Book of Revelation which describe what’s going on when Jesus comes. He is not coming to a subdued and conquered earth. It is not a time of peace, it is a time of terrible tribulation. And it shows Jesus coming from heaven, WITH armies of believers, to an earth so corrupt and devastated that had he not come when he did, “no flesh would survive it.”
Matthew 24:22