5) Psalm 2:6-9 gives the description of a king on the holy hill of Zion. The uttermost parts are included, along with the heathen. He rules with a rod of iron. Again, a king ruling in a millennium-like ambiance is in view.
Here, IMO, Foster has ignored or misunderstood Isaiah's prophecy about mount Zion and Jerusalem, that says the mountain of the Lord's house will be established in "the tops of the mountains" and raised up "above the hills," [Isaiah 2:1-3] which I believe is fulfilled in the New Testament, where Jerusalem and mount Zion are depicted in heaven
. [Galatians 6:24; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:10ff.] This must have occurred, I think, when Jesus ascended to heaven, Acts 1.
The New Testament says that Jesus rules over all things from heaven, having a "rod of iron." [Ephesians 1:20-22; Revelation 12:5] He said to his disciples, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." [Matthew 29:18]
6) Other Scriptures which could be summoned to the premillennialist cause but upon which I will not comment include Isaiah 65:20, 25; Psalm 45:4; Ezekiel 37:27-28; Ezekiel chapters 40-48 (especially 43:19-27, 45:20-21), and Zechariah 14:16-21.
These and yet other Scriptures describe the rule and reign of the Lord Jesus Christ in terms that best fit the premillennial view.
My comments under #4 in reply 79
, on Isaiah 11:2-10, also apply to Isaiah 65:25, as these scriptures are similar.
Psalm 45:4 says, "And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things." I wonder how this Scripture is supposed to support the idea of an earthly millennium?
By citing Ezekiel 37:27-28, Foster seems to "shoot himself in the foot." These verses are applied to the heavenly
Jerusalem in Revelation 21:2-3, in the setting of the new heaven and the new earth, not the alleged millennium.
My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
John cites from the above Scripture in Revelation 21:3, "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
Ezekiel 43:19-27 describes animal sacrifices, types and shadows that have been abolished, now that the reality of the Gospel has appeared. This also applies to Ezekiel 45:20-21.
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
On Zechariah 14, see the following posts:
* Jerusalem in Zechariah 14:10
* Is Jerusalem in Daniel and Zechariah the heavenly city?
* William Kelly and the mount of Olives
* All nations in Zechariah 14
* Zecharaiah and the assault on Jerusalem
* The 70th week and the mount of Olives
To sum up, Foster's arguments from Scripture, by which he tries to support Premillennialism, seem rather feeble. It seems to be a passing fad, a doctrine of men, and a tempest
that has swept away many who are not grounded in the truth.