A certain popular study Bible published in 1917 says Rev 3:21 “is conclusive that Christ is not now seated upon His own throne.” (Because Christ says “…I overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”) Is the exalted Son of David, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, merely sharing God’s highest throne temporarily until he can inherit some really powerful Davidic throne on earth?
Christ means Messiah. So how can Jesus Messiah’s present throne not be a Messianic throne?
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20 KJV)
Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.” (Acts 2:36 NRSV)
- hath made that same Jesus, — both Lord and Christ. Hath raised the same Jesus whom ye crucified to his own right hand, and, placing Him there as head of the Church, hath instated Him in the kingly office of the Messiah.
~Dr. Henry Hammond (1605-1660) Quoted from the British Family Bible
The LORD says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” The LORD sends out from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes. (Psalms 110:1-2 NRSV)
…which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:20-23 NIV)
…from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6 NRSV)