David, When I read Paul's exhortation to "rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks," I can fully appreciate the value of studying biblical prophesy. Not all views of prophesy are optimistic. Some really could knock the wind out of a persons zeal.
On the other hand, friends like you and others who have looked more carefully at the whole of scripture, and have a clear view of our exalted Lord, already reigning over His realm, are a breath of fresh air.
I find it sad that all the confusion and debate over the promises and prophecies of the bible have caused many to avoid any discussion altogether. If all I could see was what the devil is doing and not have my eyes open to our Lord enthroned, I would be most miserable.
Somewhere out there is a new era or dispensation. Good people can disagree about the when. An era in which "He must reign." Interestingly, this precedes - not follows - the last enemy which is death.
Therefore, I will keep praying and hoping that his will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.
But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.0 0 0 0 0 0 0