What Did peter mean By "jesus was in heaven" Until Time Of Restoration?

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  1. JesusFan

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    In Acts, peter said that when Jewish nation rejected theur messiah jesus, He was "being held" in the Heavens until time of restoration...

    Was that AD 70?

    is it still to come?

    Will it bring the Kingdom to isreal at his second coming, as they rejected Him and His Kingdom at the first coming?
     
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    The belief was that Jesus would return soon to set up his Kingdom of God in fulfillment of prophesy.
    To the Apostle Paul was revealed the "mystery" of the Church, the Gentile Bride of Christ, and that only later.
    So we are in the Dispensation of the Gentile "Bride of Christ" - from somewhere in the time frame from the stoning
    of Steven to the Destruction of the Temple when the Jews/Israel was completely "cut off" from the establishment
    of the Kingdom of God - until such time as the "fullness of the Gentiles be come in" - at which time the clock will
    resume for Israel in anticipation of the return of the Lord to set up his millennial Kingdom.
     
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    Peter was speaking to Jews (referring them to the prophets and Abraham, their father), so the time of restitution/restoring could not have been in 70 AD because the Jews are still in unbelief and have not been restored yet.
     
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    So its like there was a 'suspend" by God to isreal when messiah was rejected, than went into the Church Age, and at end of days will 'resume" His plans to restore isreal back again?
     
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    Can you quote an exact reference for this.
     
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    Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
     
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    For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
    lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
    that blindness in part is happened to Israel,
    until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

    Romans 11:25


    When the "fullness of the Gentiles be come in" the RAPTURE will occur, and the Nation Israel
    will once again be God's centerpiece and usher in the Millennium following the Great Tribulation.
     
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    Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:19-21

    The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

    Are, times of refreshing, restitution of all things and make thy foes thy footstool, all the same thing?
     
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    Amy G beat me to it!

    basically, appears that God would have fully restored isreal,m and ushered in theMillinium Kingdom on Earth IF the jewish nation would have received messiah, but God already had predestined that they would reject Christ as a nation and that their Kingdom would be "postponed" and the Church Age strat up!
     
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    Mark 1:1,14 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

    Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

    For three and a half years the disciples had heard Jesus preach about the kingdom of God. Everything Jesus taught concerned the kingdom of God. It is evident to me at least they associated the kingdom of God with Israel.

    Lord teach us to pray. thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth.

    David sat on the throne of the Eternal here on the earth.

    However, that which is born of the flesh IS flesh. and flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. As long as we are flesh we cannot see nor enter the kingdom of God. God made man, Adam a living soul, flesh and blood subject to death and corruption.

    God beget his Son in the woman taken from the man and he was born a man child, flesh and blood, who did no sin and this man child died to redeem sinful man from corruption. This redemption could only take place if this sinless one was given new life from the dead. 1 Cor. 15:16-18 If Christ be not raised from the dead, means he would still be dead, all would still be in their sin and all would perish upon death. This resurrection of Jesus that redeemed you through his shed blood is called by Paul in Titus 3:5 the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Per Paul in Romans 5 you are reconciled by his blood and shall be saved by his life. His resurrected/regenerated life.

    God is birthing through his only begotten man child resurrected Son a new man spiritually fit for the kingdom of God, born again in his spirit image. This will take place in a moment in the twinkling of an eye at the last trump.

    And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
     

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