In Proposition 76, George Peters states:
“This Kingdom of covenant promise and prediction, is to be distinguished from the Sovereignty which Jesus exercises by virtue of His Divine nature.”
Just as there is a need to differentiate between the universal sovereignty of God and the Kingdom of God, we must also do the same between the sovereignty of Jesus and His rule over the Davidic-Theocratic Kingdom. Jesus by virtue of being God is Divine and thus His sovereignty is eternal. As we noted in the previous post, the Davidic Kingdom is not perpetual or eternal in its current state.
The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 80 is the following:
“When Christ assumes the Kingdom at the time appointed, in view of His being the predicted seed of David, this does not by any means cause Him to lay aside the Sovereignty that He has with the Father over the universe. As Divine He is with the Father evermore, but as the Divine-human, He manifests Himself (and the Father through Him) on earth in a specified form of reigning adapted to humanity. Hence the predicted Kingdom is something that pertains not merely to the Divine but to “the Christ”, i.e. the Divine-human united. The right comes to Him in the covenanted line through the human element (i.e. as the lawful seed of David) delegated by the Divine Sovereignty of the Father and rendered efficacious and Theocratic by the intimate and ever-enduring union of the Divine, thus constituting Him in the highest and purest sense the Theocratic King.”
This is an important observation by Peters. Jesus in no way will relinquish any element of divinity when He assumes the Davidic throne. He is Divine and thus His sovereignty as God is eternal. The coming Davidic-Theocratic Kingdom promised through the covenants made by the Father with His people will be given by covenantal right and by rights of lineage (i.e being in the line of David) to the Messiah. This combination of realities will result in the establishment of the eternal Theocratic Kingdom by the Divine-human Jesus our Messiah.