In the world to come, Israel shall rule as a global theocracy; and in the chain of command under her absolute authority as the Queen of the nations; shall be many Gentile kings chosen from those who attained to Sainthood in this lifetime. They will be appointed over one to ten or eleven cities according to the testimony of Christ in Saint Luke 19:17. America is far too large a nation for a king or a president to rule over, so the Lord will reduce the size of a man's domain considerably to increase the efficiency of HIS RULE.
To understand just how confused the present church system is to believers in America and throughout the world who have embraced Christianity as a religion rather than a spiritual path, the roles of leadership shall be reversed at the Judgement Seat of Christ where "MANY OF THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST, BUT THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST."
Promotion to the role of a Gentile king is by merit rather than materialistic advantage. The Lord "RAISES UP THE POOR OUT OF THE DUST, AND LIFTS UP THE BEGGAR FROM THE DUNGHILL, TO SET THEM AMONG PRINCES, AND TO MAKE THEM INHERIT THE THRONE OF GLORY: FOR THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH ARE THE LORD'S, AND HE HAS SET THE WORLD UPON THEM." 1 Samuel 2:8
You will notice the word "THRONE" is singular in the prophecy. The kings of all the earth will be brought into one mind with the Lord of glory to share the authority of his throne. In regard to judgment, there will be the thrones of David set down, twenty four in number; to judge Israel and the nations.
The wonderful thing about this promise is the equal opportunity for any man willing to "STUDY TO SHOW HIMSELF APPROVED OF GOD" to "DENY HIMSELF AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY" to become a "PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE NATURE" and become a king of the Gentiles. The saints are much closer to God and Christ and also are able to instruct the population under the authority of Christ in them in things of the Spirit and to manage the economy in the world to come in such a way as to produce a more spiritual environment for the people to learn the ways of God that are hidden in Christ.
You can get a better picture of the world to come through the prophecies, but the actual experience of the thousand year reign will be so all consuming at times in the higher reality of the Spirit of Christ that EYE HAS NOT SEEN NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER HAS IT ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN THE THINGS GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. (Ref. 1 Corinthians 2:9) A careful study of the prophecies can be very helpful in your choices in this lifetime however, to remove much if not all of the dogma blinding the churches and to advance spiritually as much as it is possible for you individually. But man cannot discern the future through the senses nor by imagination. A proper study of sacred Scripture with absolute abobedience to what is written will bring you closer to understanding truth than ten thousand sermons.
The kings of the Gentiles will serve Christ and Israel. Isaiah the Prophet wrote to his fellow Israeli's saying "MEN MAY BRING UNTO YOU THE FORCES OF THE GENTILES AND THAT THEIR KINGS MIGHT BE BROUGHT..." (55:5) 'AND THEIR KINGS SHALL MINISTER UNTO YOU...." (60:10) "THEIR KINGS SHALL RUN UNTO YOU."
"AND KINGS SHALL BE YOUR NURSING FATHERS, AND THEIR QUEENS YOUR NURSING MOTHERS: THEY SHALL BOW DOWN TO YOU WITH THEIR FACE TOWARD THE EARTH, AND LICK UP THE DUST OF YOUR FEET; AND YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD: FOR THEY SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED THAT WAIT FOR ME." (49:23) Those who are thought of as "THE FILTH AND THE OFFSCOURING" in this lifetime to attain to the kingdom of God spiritually SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED THAT WAIT FOR THE LORD in all longsuffering and virtue. Those who have eaten the book in the angels hand that is sweet to the taste and bitter to the belly progress to spiritual wisdom in Christ and the grief accompanies it. They know the deplorable condition of carnally minded believers and the treatment they have received from religious leaders in opposition to the truths they profess to live and teach is hard to bear and impossible to penetrate when THE FOUNDATIONS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. Their promotion in place of religious leaders will remove the shame they suffered in this lifetime
Honour shall come to Saints who suffered dishonour in this lifetime. They "SHALL BE CALLED THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF PATHS TO DWELL IN." Isaiah 58:12 When they and the people under their authority in Christ are called to Jerusalem, THE KINGS OF THE GENTILES WILL BRING THEIR GLORY into the holy city. But 'ALL THE HONORABLE OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BROUGHT INTO CONTEMPT" who misled the Lord's people in this lifetime.
In the world to come, the Gentiles will see their Gentile king singing in the glory of God in public as he goes about the business of the Lord. "PRAISE THE LORD FROM THE EARTH....KINGS OF THE EARTH, AND ALL PEOPLE; PRINCES, AND ALL JUDGES OF THE EARTH:" Psalm 148:7&11) There will be opportunities to see the glory of God upon them and rivers of living waters flowing into the sound of their praise. For there shall be a spiritual awakening throughout the earth among the resurrected who shall come up out of themselves into the Spirit of Christ and the log in the eye shall be removed from many.
The Saints love the Lord intensely to suffer absolute poverty and self denial in this lifetime to attain to his Spirit. They will develop ears to hear and eyes to see and will greatly appreciate hearing the Lord speak in the thousand year reign in Jerusalem. "ALL THE KINGS OF THE EARTH SHALL PRAISE YOU, O LORD, WHEN THEY HEAR THE WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH." (Psalm 138:4) "KINGS SHALL SEE AND ARISE, PRINCES ALSO SHALL WORSHIP..." (Isaiah 49:7) "ALL KINGS SHALL FALL DOWN BEFORE HIM." (Psalm 72:11)
The kings of the Gentiles shall be first in line to be chosen to go up to the house of the Lord in the thousand year reign, a great and precious privalege. "BECAUSE OF YOUR TEMPLE AT JERUSALEM SHALL KINGS BRING PRESENTS UNTO THEE." (Psalm 68:29) There on those excursions to Jerusalem THE GENTILES SHALL SEE THE ISRAEL'S RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL KINGS SHALL SEE HIS GLORY. (Ref Isaiah 62:2)
There apparently will be gatherings of the kings of the earth in Jerusalem to train them better to rule. King David will "SPEAK OF YOUR TESTIMONIES ALSO BEFORE KINGS, AND WILL NOT BE ASHAMED." (Psalm 119:46)
A healthy fear of God is taught in the precepts of sacred Scripture but is little known by believers nor accepted by them as a virtue. In the thousand year reign, the Lord's people will know the fear of the Lord and it will motivate them to the greater obedience needed for the worldwide spiritual awakening early in the thousand year reign.
So it shall be when kings of the Gentiles have contact with Christ the Lord, they will discover "HE IS TERRIBLE TO THE KINGS OF THE EARTH." (Psalm 76:12) When they leave the Lord's divine Presence, there will be no doubt in their minds that they shall carry out the Lord's edicts and leave nothing out. "SO THE HEATHEN SHALL FEAR THE NAME OF THE LORD, AND ALL THE KINGS OF THE EARTH YOUR GLORY." (Psalm 101:15) "BE WISE NOW THEREFORE, O YOU KINGS: BE INSTRUCTED; YOU JUDGES OF THE EARTH." (Psalm 2:10)
In closing, be advised there is a difference between A CROWN OF LIFE and A CROWN OF GLORY. The kings of the Gentiles shall wear THE CANDLE OF THE LORD upon their heads that Job speaks of in his writings. It is an exterior shining not as bright as the blinding shikinah glory of Moses, but a crown of glory nonetheless that is much to be desired. May the Lord motivate and guide you to attain to his glory. Amen.