What is a Millennium? It’s a word meaning the measurement of time, or 1,000 years in duration. Some people deny that a Millennium here on Earth will occur but the Bible not only tells us there WILL be one, but describes it!
After the Antichrist has fulfilled his mission and God comes to rescue mankind at the brink of destroying themselves, He will rid the world of Satan and establish His Millennium reign. Sound farfetched? How could any of this be possible?
First of all, we haven’t seen anything yet. The strange flooding of the Mississippi, the earthquakes in Japan, the problems in the Middle East, the heat wave in the Midwest is all “play time” compared to the future. Not to scare you, but our environment is going to fight back. We’ve abused it for so long that this is only the beginning of the catastrophes we will endure. Since mankind’s nature is to fear change, people will start to go “nuts” and make irrational and bad decisions. These decisions will eventually cause our downfall and need for a one-world ruler.
Yes. We’ll welcome him. We’ll yearn for him. And the guy that fills the job makes our dreams come true. He does exactly what he’s promised and then some for 3½ years. His popularity will grow to such extremes that we’ll think of him as God.
Don’t believe this could happen? Think of how some people almost made Elvis out to be a God. If Elvis actually did rise from the dead and make himself known to the world that he was alive — don’t you think he could demand people to bow down and worship him and many of them would? Remember Jim Jones? Look at the power he had over people. Yes! An Antichrist could be possible. In fact, he will appear!
But after 3½ years, the Antichrist will break all his promises. We’ll see him for what he really is — a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Many of us will turn against him and revolt and many of us will die. But when we are on the verge of destroying ourselves and our planet entirely, God will intervene and sit up His Millennium Kingdom.
When our Creator establishes his Kingdom on Earth, it will encompass the whole world. He will rule a domain that encompasses the globe from his capital city of Jerusalem. His Kingdom will include people who have been saved as well as Jews and Gentiles who live through the terrible trials of the Tribulation. We will enter the Kingdom in normal, creation bodies, neither glorified nor resurrected. We will marry and give birth to children during the time of the Millennium. Our children will contribute significantly to peopling God’s Kingdom.
And one of the greatest parts of the Millennium reign will be that Old Testament saints will be resurrected to enjoy the blessings of the Millennium in gloried, resurrection bodies. You can find this fact in Daniel 12:2-3. Alongside these Old Testament saints will be Tribulation saints who gave their lives for their faith in Jesus Christ during the Tribulation. They will be resurrected to enter the Millennium and enjoy the blessing of the Kingdom also. And our Creator will personally and visibly reign as King and Lord during the Millennium, ruling the whole world.
He will rule with a rod of iron. Mankind will bow before Him in willing submission, as they acknowledge His authority and worship Him as Lord and God. Jesus Christ will meet open rebellion with instant justice. There will be no debate or discussion. He will mute out justice with absolute power and authority and fairness.
As a result of His power and authority, there will be righteousness and peace. The poor will not be downtrodden. There will be no class of hungry or homeless people. Christ will intercede on their behalf. Psalm 72 describes the glorious peace Christ will institute. It will be beautiful.
Economic efforts will not be expended on war and armaments, and lands will not be ravaged as battles are fought across them. The world will enjoy prosperity such as it has not known since the Garden of Eden.
However, this perfect environment will not change the evil heart of mankind. After the 1,000 years are up, Satan will be released from the bottomless pit. He will proceed to deceive humanity that has lived under the benevolent dictatorship of Jesus Christ, in a last ditch attempt to overthrow our Creator.
Let’s look at it from an overall perspective. God is actually running an experiment in the history of humanity, giving man responsibility and saying to him, “Let’s see if you can handle it and how you respond.”
In the dispensation of innocence, God gave Adam and Eve a perfect garden and just one restriction, but they blew it. In the dispensation of conscience, God says to Adam and Eve, “OK, you have entered into the knowledge of good and evil. Now live up to your conscience.” Immediately, mankind fails as Cain murders Abel.
In the dispensation of Law, God says, “I’m going to tell you everything to do. Do this; don’t do that.” Again mankind blows it. Moses was still up on the mountain receiving the Law, while the people down in the camp were worshiping a golden calf with no brain and no life.
In the dispensation of the Church, God says, “I’m going to lavish every heavenly blessing in Christ Jesus on you. Believe Him, and let grace govern your lives.” What happens? The world rejects Christ, and will gather at the Battle of Armageddon in an attempt to overthrow our Creator.
Finally, in the dispensation of the Millennium, God says, “I’m going to remove Satan, so you can’t say, ‘The Devil made me do it.’ I’m going to give you a perfect government under the Lord Jesus Christ who is God Himself. Now let’s see how you do.” At the end of the Millennium an unregenerate humanity that has outwardly conformed to the rule of God through Christ will follow Satan in his last final deception, and will join in one last attempt to get rid of God and Christ.
Sound impossible? It’s not. This is the truth straight from the word of God. If you want to study it for yourself, you’ll find the information I have talked about in 2 Peter 3:11-13, 1 John 3:2-3 and Revelation 20:7-9.
However, if you have a hard time believing there will be a Millennium it’s only because you have never really understood it or took the time to try. Due to a lack of a Church upbringing, or having religion crammed down your throat earlier in life — you missed all the great points about God and who He really is. If you only try and understand how He thinks and how He operates, you could certainly envision a time on Earth called the Millennium. Besides, it only makes sense considering the fact that He loves us more than we can ever know or understand.
Personally, I feel that we don’t have much longer to wait for the Millennium Reign of Christ. I believe the Antichrist has been born and exists on this planet already. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled every night I watch the news. Just think how much technology has advanced during the last 20 years. Things are happening today that we never dreamed could have happened. Unimaginable things will continue to happen. You can bank on it!!
If you look at History from the years 1200 to 1600 there is not a lot of advancement. From 1800 to 1900 you only see a few technological advancements. From 1900 to 1950 there was an explosion of knowledge. Airplanes, for instance, first flew in 1902. But by 1944, they flew at tremendous speeds and were capable of destroying many lives by dropping the atom bomb!
Then, from 1950 to 1970 there is even a bigger leap of technological changes. And from 1970 to the present is the fastest growing advancement of mankind since the world was created! Think about it!
But don’t be scared of it. That’s where Satan likes to play with your mind. Instead — lift your eyes up, focus on God and find security in him.
A lady called me one day and asked if I was scared about how the world was changing. I said, “No! I look at it as the most exciting time on Earth since the Bible talks so much about it. I want to do everything I can to make sure the Antichrist hurries and appears so I can be with the Lord. It’s frugal to try and stop the flow of events that were predicted by the prophets and Jesus himself. So relax — enjoy the ride and look forward to the day you get to be with God forever.”
She laughed and said I had a good attitude. I hope you can do the same. Don’t listen to mankind — not even me, without checking it out for yourself in the Bible. And, take some time each day and night to talk to God. Talk to him like you would talk to a friend on the telephone about a problem. You might not physically see him — but it sure beats going to a meeting, putting yourself in a trance and trying to find the answers from your inner self. I personally can’t trust my inner self. I can only rely on God, the one that created me to know what’s best for me. And he is a fantastic listener, educator and trainer in getting through this second Earth age we live in.
I hope to see you in the third Earth age — the Millennium.
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