Revelation 2:27 – the Son of Man will share with the overcomers in the Millennium
Revelation 2:27 – “‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ – as I also have received from My Father…”
The Father bestowed power to the Son that He will share with the overcomers in the Millennium. Jesus introduced Himself as the “Son of God” to the church of Thyatira (Revelation 2:18) and told them that He would rule with a rod of iron, which is interesting in light of the parallel passage below:
Psalms 2:7-9 – “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.'”
The following are two more parallels:
Revelation 12:5 – She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
Revelation 19:15 – Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron….
As discussed in the study on the Millennium, to rule with a rod of iron means that the Lord’s rule will be just and punishment will be swift and harsh. Iron symbolizes strength that has the power to destroy:
Daniel 2:40 – And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, in as much as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything.
It is interesting that the Lord chose to use pottery as an example in the letter to Thyatira. Thyatira was known for many trades, including a purple dye (Acts 16:14). Archeology has shown us that a guild of potters also established a trade there.
The following example about Israel illustrates that a potter can mold a pot while it is still clay:
Jeremiah 18:1-6 – The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!”
The “rod of iron” means the rule will be strong, unbending.
Literally “shepherds them with an iron rod”. During the millennial kingdom, Christ will enforce His will and protect His sheep with His iron scepter from any who would seek to harm them (compare Psalm 2:9).
The rule will be as a shepherd leads if they follow Jesus, but if not, they shall be broken to pieces. This rod spoken of could be a shepherd’s or a king’s. Whichever it is, the rod of correction will be used in love. Jesus was given all power on earth, under the earth, and in heaven by the Father.
“Shivers” means pieces.
However, when the clay has hardened, if the resulting pot does not turn out as the potter desires, he has the prerogative to destroy it:
Isaiah 45:9 – “Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
Therefore, those who live in the Millennium will either be molded by the Lord willingly, or be “dashed to pieces,” if their hearts are against Him.
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Revelation 2-27 Dr Rick Griffin
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