In Israel, kings dictate and determine the destiny of the nation, either blessings and prosperous by obeying God and serving Him, or cursing’s and exile by turning away from the Lord to serve idols. In Chronicles we read the detestable practices of some of the kings of Israel like Ahab with his witch wife Jezebel, and many others.
If I were Israel and Judah, I would have been disillusioned by their kings for their continual downfall, and exiles. They were exiled three times in the Babylonian times, and conquered by Assyria before that all due to turning away from the Lord.
However, Ezra and Nehemiah began the restoration and rebuilding of the Temple. Temple is the most sacred object in the times of Israel, where the presence of God dwells. Though they had temples rebuilt, however, they were still far off from the real King who will truly defend them, protect them, and lead them to true blessings and honor and peace and prosperity. That King is finally Jesus Christ, Son of David in the flesh, but Son of the Living God through the Spirit of Holiness (Romans 1).
The true King came into the world when Christ inaugurated the Kingdom of God, and He continued the Kingdom and finally He will return to bring about the Consummation of the Kingdom when God and men and women will dwell together, the temple of God is the heavenly Jerusalem which will come down on earth.
Revelation 21:1–2 A New Heaven and a New Earth
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
That will happen in the Consummation, and God fully established His Kingdom on earth, and we will be blessed forever and ever, to the glory of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you long for your Eternal Righteous all Powerful King?
If you are disillusioned with life in this world, fear not, the renewal of all things has begun, and Jesus is in the business of cleaning up this world, and eventually completely renewed this world when He comes again the second time. For now the process has begun, and we will meet our King for eternal security, safety, protection, and joy for ever and ever. Amen.
Matt 19 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.