Millenial Kingdom of God -- What Will It Be Like?

The word “millennium” is derived from two Latin words: mille, meaning “thousand” and annus, meaning “year.” Millennium therefore means “thousand years.” We read in 2 Peter 3:8 that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Also, "a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday" (Ps.90:4). Revelation 20:1-7 mentions a period of "a thousand years" during which Satan is chained and the saints live and rule with Christ. This thousand-year period is called a "rest" which Christians can "enter into" if they aren't "disobedient" (Heb.4:1,6,10,11; ASV, Gspd, Moffatt, Ber, Bas). Just as God physically created the earth in six literal days, making man in his physical image, and rested on the seventh day, so also he is creating his spiritual image of moral character in man for 6000 years before the Millenium when man will have a chance to rest. The Sabbath is "a shadow of things to come" (Col. 2:16-17). The penalty God threatened Adam with was that, "in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" which caused Adam as well as all his descendants to die within 1000 years of their birth. A week is therefore 7000 years. 

1. Vegetarian at Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so" (Gen. 1:29-30). There will be a return and restoration to this ideal in the Millenium.

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them . . And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down togerther: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox" (Isa. 11:6-7).

When did the change come to a carnivorous diet? Noah was told, in 2304 BC, "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things" (Gen. 9:3). Yes, "the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also" (Rom. 8:22-23)." "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain" (Isa. 11:9).

2. Springtime Forever at Last, Just like at First & No Inclined Orbit of 23.5 Degrees At Last, Just Like At First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

"Spring was forever ... earth, unplowed, brought forth rich grain" (Ovid Metam. 1:108) from pole to pole.

Seasons as we know them will disappear in the Millenium: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth the seed" (Amos 9:13).

When did the change to four seasons come? In 2304 BC: "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Gen. 8:22).
"In those days Noah saw that the earth became INCLINED, and that destruction approached" (Book of Enoch 64:1). "The earth is moved exceedingly" (Isa. 24:18). "All the foundations of the earth are out of course" (Ps. 82:5). Yes, His "voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet ONCE MORE I shake not the earth only, but also heaven" (Heb. 12:26). Yes, "the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also" (Rom. 8:22-23).

3. One language at Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech" (Gen. 11:1).

In about 2203 BC, the Tower of Babel confusion took place. "Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech" (Gen. 11:7).There are SEVENTY-TWO nations mentioned in Genesis 10 (see LXX) (not counting the three sons of Noah). Japheth's 14; Ham's 30; and Shem's 28. Horus Apollo says, "It is reported that the world was formerly in SEVENTY-TWO divisions:" Epiphanius adopts SEVENTY-TWO nations. Hippolytus' Chronicle refers to SEVENTY-TWO nations (pp. 50, 52, 331). Syncellus mentions SEVENTY-TWO languages. Clement of Alexandria says there were only SEVENTY-TWO languages (Strom. 1:21; 142:2). Enoch agrees to SEVENTY-TWO languages of the world (3 En. 17:8; 18:2; 20:2). As Moses said, "When the Eternal divided to the nations their inheritance; when he separated Adam's sons, he set the boundaries of the people, according to the number of the children of Israel" (Deut. 32:8) because there were also SEVENTY-TWO Israelites. "And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were TWO souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were THREESCORE and TEN" (Gen. 46:27) -- a total of SEVENTY-TWO. "He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents." (Ps. 78:55). "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent" (Zeph. 3:9).

4. A 360-Day Year & a 30-Day Month at Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3) .

The year was originally 360 days long with 30-day months (Genesis 7:11,24 and 8:3-4) -- "very good" (Gen. 1:31). This is how 150 days, counted from the seventeenth day of the second month, and ended on the seventeenth day of the seventh month (Genesis 7:11,24 and 8:3-4) equal exactly five months of 30 days each. Then the year became our modern 365.2422 days per year in 701 BC as reflected in the calendar changes around the world at this time. The story in Isaiah 38 tells us about God adding years to Hezekiah's life and using a miracle to prove it. That miracle implies accelerating the earth's orbit so that a 360 day year with a 30 day month becomes our modern 365.2422 day year with a lunar month equal to 29.531 days. "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

The earth is headed for a 360-day year again! Daniel 7:25 speaks about the last part of the tribulation with the Antichrist in power as lasting three-and-one-half years. The book of Revelation 11:2 and 13:5 describes the same period of time as being 42 months. Revelation 11:3 and 12:6 tells us that it is 1,260 days. Therefore 1,260 days divided by 42 months = 30 days per month and 42 months of 30 days per month = 3 1/2 years exactly of 360 days per year. To achieve a 30 day month the earth's orbit around the sun must be speeded up so a year would = 360 days. "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elects (chosen ones) sake those days will be shortened." (Matthew 24:22) "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." (Matthew 24:37). Our Calendar of 365.2422 days per year x 3.5 years = 1278.3477 days. Revelation's Calendar of 360 days per year x 3.5 years = 1260. This time period of 3.5 years would be shortened by 18.3477 days. 

According to the Bible (Gen. 5:23-24; Heb. 11:5) Enoch did not die, but was taken or raptured by God when he was in his 365th year. We believe this is a type of the rapture that will occur of those who "walk with God" in the end-time during a 365-day age. In other words, just before a destruction of the world, "as in the days of Noah", there was and is a 365-day age of both Enoch and modern man. After the rapture, we then revert to Noah's perfect 360-day age which is also mentioned in the book of Revelation.

5. Long Lifespans At Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

"And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died" (Gen. 5:5).

But for the past 6000 years, "men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days" (Ps. 55:23). Even Jacob said, "Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they do not attain to the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their sojourning" (Gen. 47:9). "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

"There shall be no more in it an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall die an hundred years old, but the sinner, being an hundred years old, shall be accursed ... for like the DAYS OF A TREE are the days of my people, and mine elect shall LONG enjoy the work of their hands" (Isa. 65:20-22).


6. God's Laws, Sabbath, and Festivals Will Be Obeyed At Last, Just Like At First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3).

Originally, God "rested on the seventh day from all his work" (Gen. 2:2) as an example to Adam and Eve since God "doesn't faint. He isn't weary" (Isa. 40:28).
For the past 6000 years, men "have violated my law (Heb. "torah"), and have profaned mine holy things; they have put no difference between the holy and the profane, neither have they shown difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hidden their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them" (Ez.22:26).
"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).
Starting in the Millenium, God's laws will be kept forever and ever (Ps. 119:44, 160).
The Law shall go forth from Zion (Micah 4:2; Isa. 2:3) .
All flesh shall worship God from one Sabbath to another (Isa. 66:23).
All nations shall keep the Feast of Tabernacles (Zech. 14:16-19).

7. Saints Glorified At Last, Just As Adam & Eve Were Probably Covered in A Garment of Light At First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3).

In Scripture, "garments" symbolize both righteous and evil works:
"His garment was white as snow" (Dan. 7:9).
"Their webs will not become garments, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And the act of violence is in their hands" (Isa. 59:6 )
"He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels" (Isa. 61:10) (Adam and Even were clothed originally in these white robes of righteousness.

We shall be joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17). 
We shall also appear with Him in glory (Col. 3:4).
We will have power and sit with Him on His throne (Rev. 2:26; 3:21).
As kings and priests, we shall reign on earth (Rev. 1:6; 5:10). 
We shall reign with Him a thousand years (Rev. 20:6). 


8. Wicked People Will Be Excluded From the Kingdom at Last, Just Like At First When Adam & Eve Were Originally Righteous By Themselves in the Garden of Eden; Then Driven From the Eden When They Sinned (Gen. 3:24) -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21)
-- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom (1 Cor. 15:50). "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

The unrepentant sinners shall not inherit the kingdom (Rev. 21:8, 27; 22:15).

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters (X-mas, Easter, Halloween), nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homosexuals), nor thieves (non-tithers), nor covetous (pornography if woman is married), nor drunkards (nor high on drugs), nor revilers, nor extortioners (interest on loan), shall inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Cor. 6:9-10).

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness (pork-eaters; no niddah bathing), lasciviousness (being sexy), idolatry, sorcery (drugs), hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, factions, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders (abortion), drunkenness, revelings ... they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (Gal. 5:19-21). 



9. No Sickness or Pain At Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

Inhabitants shall not say, “I am sick” (Isa. 33:24) 
The blind, deaf, lame, dumb, healed (Isa. 35:5-6).
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard (Isa. 65:17-19). 
God shall wipe away all tears and pain (Rev. 7:17; 21:4)

"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

10. No War At Last, Just Like at First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3). But There Will Be A War At His Return:

First War:
He will smite the nations and rule them with a rod of iron (Ps. 2:8-9; Rev. 19:15).
He will smite the earth with the rod of His mouth (Isa. 11:4; Job 4:9). 
The Stone [Christ] will smite and replace the image (Dan. 2:34-45). 
He shall fight against those nations (Zech. 14:3-5). 
In flaming fire He will take vengeance on the disobedient (2 Th. 1:7-10).
Christ will destroy the wicked with His brightness (2 Th. 2:8). 
The Lamb shall overcome those who make war with Him (Rev. 17:13-14). 

Then Peace:
There will be an abundance of peace forever (Ps. 72:3,7).
Israel will no longer be a prey to the heathen (Ez. 34:28).
“For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isa. 2:2-4).
No end to the increase of His government (Isa. 9:7).
The work of righteousness shall be peace forever (Isa. 32:17). 
Men shall learn war no more (Micah 4:3).
He shall cut off war and speak peace unto the heathen (Zech, 9:10).
"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

11. The Nature of Animals Changed At Last, Just Like At First -- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31)
At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

A little child shall lead formerly fierce animals (Isa. 11:6-9). 
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together (Isa. 65:25). 
God will make covenant with the wild beasts of the field (Hos. 2:18). 
Christ will establish a covenant of peace with all beasts (Ez. 34:25).
"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).

12. The Fertility of Earth Will Be Restored At Last, Just Like At First
-- "Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3)

There shall be showers of blessing (Ez. 34:26). 
There shall be bountiful harvests (Ez. 34:27).
The desert shall blossom as the rose (Isa. 35:1-7). 
The wilderness shall be as a pool of water (Isa. 41:18-19). 
Peace, singing, abound; no more thorns or thistles (Isa. 55:12-13). 
Desolate lands rebuilt; earth to become a Garden of Eden (Ez. 36:33-35).
The plowman will overtake the reaper (Amos 9:13-14). 
There will be a restitution of all things (Acts 3:20-21). 
The creature shall be delivered from bondage (Rom. 8:19-22)

"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).


13. The Whole Earth to be Filled With the Glorious Knowledge of the Lord Just Like on a Weekly Sabbath Day --
"Very Good" (Gen. 1:31) At the Restitution of All Things (Acts 3:21) -- "No More Curse" (Rev. 22:3):

The whole earth shall be filled with His glory (Ps. 72:19). 
Earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord (Isa. 11:9). 
The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea (Hab. 2:14) 
"The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ... waiting" (Rom. 8:22-23).




















 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. . . . ‘[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ ” “No longer will there be any curse” (Revelation 21:1, 4; 22:3)

“For the lord shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody” (Isaiah 51:3). The waters will come alive with every type of fish and become 100 percent pure for drinking, and the land will blossom with an abundant harvest. This will be a time of tremendous agricultural blessing. The earth literally will not be able to receive its bounty (Joel 2:24–26).  Those who are sick or afflicted will be miraculously healed (Isaiah 65:20).


 

4. Israel Will Be Regathered, Converted, Exalted:

Bring again people of Israel. Amos 9:14,15

Put a new spirit within you. Ezekiel 11:17–20

Exalted above the Gentiles. Isaiah 61:4–6

5. Christ’s Kingdom Will Supercede and Replace All Earthly Kingdoms:

The kingdoms of this world will become Christ’s. Rev. 11:15

Christ will be King of kings and Lord of lords. Rev. 17:1419:16

Christ’s Kingdom shall never be destroyed.   Daniel 2:44 

Jerusalem will be the throne of the Lord.                             Jeremiah 3:17

The Kingdom shall be given to the saints of the Most High Daniel 7:182227

6. The Worldwide Extent of Christ’s Kingdom:

Satan and his influences shall be put away.   Revelation 20:1–3

Jesus Christ to be King over all the earth   Zechariah 14:9

All nations will keep the Feast of Tabernacles.   Zechariah 14:16

Gentiles shall seek Him.   Isaiah 11:10

Uttermost parts of the earth.   Psalm 2:7–9

All nations shall serve Him. Psalm 72:8–9

The Stone Who will fill the whole earth. Daniel 2:35–44

All people, nations, languages shall serve Him. Daniel 7:14

All dominions to serve and obey Him. Daniel 7:27

Christ’s Kingdom exalted above nations. Micah 4:1–3

Earth shall be full of glory. Isaiah 11:9

7. The Eternal Duration of Christ’s Kingdom:

The throne of His Kingdom to be established forever. 2 Samuel 7:1316

There shall be no end to His peace and government. Isaiah 9:7

God’s kingdom shall stand forever. Daniel 2:44

His dominion is everlasting. Daniel 7:14

The saints to possess the kingdom forever and ever. Daniel 7:18

Of His kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:33

Christ’s kingdom to last forever. 2 Peter 1:11

Kingdoms of this world to be Christ’s forever and ever. Revelation 11:15

8. The Structure of Christ’s Kingdom—
Christ, King of Kings,
 Will Reign In Jerusalem:

Christ’s Kingdom to be exalted above the nations. Micah 4:1–4

Israel’s returned and praised among all people Zephaniah 3:20

The Son of man shall sit on the throne of His glory. Matthew 25:31

Christ it sit upon the throne of His father, David, forever. Luke 1:32–33

9. The Church Will Be Glorified With Him:

 

10. All Nations That Are Left Will Serve the King of kings:

All nations and kings shall serve Him. Psalm 72:8–11

Nations to go to Jerusalem to be taught of His ways. Isaiah 2:2–4

Those left of all nations will worship the King. Zech. 14:9,16

11. The Temple Will Be Rebuilt

The temple described in detail. Ezek.  40– 48

Animal sacrifices temporarily reinstated Ezek. 40:42–43;       44:11

Burnt, sin, meat, trespass, and peace offerings Ezek. 43:19–27;  45:17 

12. The Character and Blessings of Christ’s Kingdom—

Christ Will Rule With Righteousness and Justice:

With righteousness. Psalm 72:8–10

With righteousness shall judge. Isaiah 11:3–5

Walk in his paths. Micah 4:2

In righteousness He doth judge. Revelation 19:11

 

 

 





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