Here are the first seven verses of Isaiah. I want to especially focus on the last verse, but the preceding six help us to fix the time of fulfillment. 1 Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. 2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. The light dawning here was, of course, Christ (Matt. 4:13-17). His message was "Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand." 3 You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. The multiplying of the nation and increase of joy already is looking toward the New Testament times. The reason for joy is threefold (signaled by the word "for"), but the last reason is foundational. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian. 5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, Will be used for burning and fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From henceforth*, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. *The above is from the NKJV except for the phrase "henceforth", which is KJV, meaning from "from this time forward". Interestingly, NKJV dulls the immediacy of the prophecy with "from that time forward". Hopefully in a few days I will write more on this passage, but for now I just want to point out the phrases above that are underlined. Notice that, once begun, the kingdom will have no end. Two things I have noticed in my studies on this topic: 1. Once these fulfillments are started there is no gap spoken of. Both here, in this very passage, and elsewhere in the prophets one is left with the impression of the continuity of the Kingdom. 2. Many of these Old Testament Kingdom passages - very many - are integrally connected by New Testament writers with the growth of the New Testament Church. Conclusion: These topics are the same. The Kingdom of Zion is none other than the Church of Christ. There will be no future spiritual rennaisance as far as the Kingdom is concerned. It will grow, but it will not metamorph into something totally different or (which would be more grotesque) lapsing back into obsolete Jewishness.