Q. Will not Christ’s mediatorial dominion cease “when he shall have delivered up the kingdom (1 Cor. xv. 24, 27, 28) to God, even the Father,” when he shall have judged the world at the last day?
A. The passage referred to relates to the account which the Mediatorial King shall render to the Father of his administration of the kingdom of providence with which he had been invested—but his mediatorial dominion shall not then cease, but he shall continue for ever to rule as Mediator—as the Father’s delegated king, because only in his character of Mediator can the SON (the Father’s equal, essentially, in power and glory) “be subject unto the Father.” As the Father’s Mediatorial servant, therefore, he shall reign over the kingdom of heaven for evermore in fellowship with his saints—for “if we suffer with him, WE SHALL REIGN WITH HIM.”
Q. How do you prove that his Mediatorial dominion will be perpetual or eternal?
A. That his Mediatorial dominion is ETERNAL is proved by many arguments, of which we advance but two. 1. Scripture declarations. Dan. vii., “His dominion (the Son of Man’s—Christ’s) is AN EVERLASTING dominion, which SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, and his kingdom that which SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED.” Luke i. 33, “HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOR EVER, AND OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END.” 2 Peter i. 11, “An entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly UNTO THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.” 2. His title KING OF GLORY. This title belongs to Christ, for he is called, 1 Cor. ii. 8, “THE LORD OF GLORY, who was CRUCIFIED.” James ii. 1, “Have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the LORD OF GLORY, with respect of persons.” To him then applies the sublime title employed in a psalm which celebrates his ascension—THE KING OF GLORY. He who reigns over the state of heavenly felicity, as the regulator and dispenser of the joys of celestial bliss FOR EVER AND FOR EVER. Myriads of angelic heralds, as they demand admission for him within the portals of the celestial palace, shout, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” And when the question is propounded, “Who is this King of glory?” they meet it with the unhesitating response, “The Lord of Hosts, HE IS THE KING OF GLORY.” Psa. xxiv. 7-10.