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The Millennial Kingdom

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December 6, 2021 7:00 am

The Millennial Kingdom

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December 6, 2021 7:00 am

It’s common practice for movies and TV series to show previews of coming attractions. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans says God has done the same for us in the Bible, giving us a taste of what’s coming up between now and eternity. Join him as he talks about humankind’s longing for a perfect world and what’s kept us from living there so far.

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Since God has given us the Holy Spirit's kingdom. Dr. Tony Evans Hughes.

There's a reason the Lord wants is to get your preview of the future is now celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative. It's common practice movies and TV series to show previews of coming attractions and God is done the same for us in the Bible thing is a taste of what's coming in the time between now and eternity will today. Dr. Evans talks about humankind's longing for a perfect world and was kept us from living there.

So far, let's join them in the book of Revelation as he begins the dream of utopia is called sin or somebody else's backs you, even the environment that is been cursed by sin. Sin, the possibility of utopia there is coming a time when there will be utopia is coming in history before we ever get to eternity.

We call it the millennium rule of Jesus Christ.

Millennium means the thousand. So when you talk about the millennium thousand year period of time.

Let's review Jesus raptures the church seven years of tribulation. Jesus comes back to set up his millennial kingdom.

You about paradise not happened yet. I'm talking about history, the thousand year rule of Jesus Christ. There are two reasons why this will be paradise while at this moment Jesus will be ruling from drills along the capital of the earth will be if the conflict today. It will be Jesus Christ. The Bible says will rule with a rod of iron and other words that will be allowed to be no rebellion.

You and I based on our reward will be the people who he rises to make sure all the beach and nobody will be due. You will have a glorified, so you will have to learn about rebellion against you, because nobody can overcome.

One reason is that Jesus will roll through the St. capital of the world.

Jerusalem, when he returns reason why this will be paradise. Satan will be bound so that no longer able to just leave the nations but that is going to be in wedding. Look at chapter 19 verses 7 to 10, let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to him for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me right. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, these are true words of God, and I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me that that fellow servant of yours and your brother will hold the testimony of Jesus wasn't God's testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

That's the party that's the marriage supper of the Lamb, which is already Jesus Christ.

Now what will this kingdom look like. What will this earthly rule before we get to the eternal role.

What would this look like now there is so much of the Bible, on this so much of prophecy on this.

We could not possibly go over it all would be here all day because mom is a lot to think about the millennial reign of Jesus Christ. Just show you from the prophet Isaiah.

Isaiah some of the ingredients of this rule is will look at three passages in Isaiah will start with Isaiah chapter 2 verses two and three will read from beginning of chapter the word which Isaiah the son of a buzz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem that it will come about that in the last days the mountain of the lower house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains and will be raised above the hills and all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the Lord God of Jacob that he may teach us concerning his ways and that we may walk in his past. For the law will go forth from science and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. So is going to be the center place is called the mountain of the Lord, where God will send forth his law so every nation on earth will function under God's rule one Constitution, but not for the country's constitution for the whole and the whole matter where you will have to come to God's law job based on what rewards we receive will be to oversee the implementation actualization and application of God's rule from Jerusalem. What you said the whole world let's go to chapter 11 of Isaiah, then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, that's Jesus.

Jesse was David's father.

Jesus comes through that Davidic line and a branch from the root will bear fruit. Let's go down to verse four but with righteousness he will judge the poor and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth, and he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Also, righteousness will be the belt about his loins, and faithfulness the belt about his waist and will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat in the calf and the young lion and the fatling together and a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze that you will lie down together and the lion will eat straw like the nursing child will play by the whole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's then they will not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of God, as the waters cover the sea.

Now you can find that the day is laying down. The Lamb is in the stomach of a nine day the bad does not know what the cow and the baby can't play with cobra when I get bit what he saying is God doing this kingdom will be so comprehensive it will be unlike anything you've ever saw, because even animals will not be able to display nature of sin.

Not even animals, not snakes, not not not bad wife because it says the knowledge of God is going to rule all the creation notice which is on the passage child because in the natural like people still get married people still having babies because we know yet when not in eternity. Yet when the millennial kingdom where human beings are still operating in their natural bodies look at one other passage, Isaiah 65. He says beginning in verse 17. For behold, I create a new heaven and new earth in the former things will not be remembered or come to my but be glad and rejoice forever in what I create for behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing and her people for gladness. I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people. Jerusalem will be the sum of the work and there will be no longer be heard in her the voice of weeping over the sound of crying. No longer will there be an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his days for the youth will die at the age of 100 and the one who does not reach the age of 100 will be thought accursed done something wrong so early so you see different natural bodies because there is no sin. There is no allowance for no sense.

But notice what he says as he goes on here in chapter 65.

He says in verse 21. They will build houses and inhabit them. They will also plant vineyards and eat from their fruit not build and another inhabit. Take your house from you they will not plant and another eat. For as the lifetime of a tree so Dave of my people be my chosen ones will wear out the work of the hands they will not labor in vain to bear children for calamity. Children natural bodies, for they are the offspring of those blessed by the Lord and their descendents.

It will also come to pass that before they call I will answer and while there still speaking, I will hear the wolf and the lamb will graze together. The lion will eat straw like the ox and dust will be the serpent's food. They will do no evil or harm in all my holy mountain, since you take paradise. It says folks are going to work both jobs that will not labor in vain.

Number three will be happy to go to work make you want to go to the millennium right now you just fall into tomorrow morning looking like during this time and very glorified body.

So everything about us as a part because God is going to fulfill the man saw him two talks about God, was the room through man's soulmate talked about the room through man's history cannot be completed until with in history. There is the little of God through May. Jesus Christ is glorified, St. anchorman, that is the millennial kingdom. When Dr. Evans returned shortly. He'll tell us about what happens at the conclusion of the thousand year millennial kingdom stay with us as we turn the page on 2021 hopeful thinking, even though there is still uncertainty about which so many reasons to be helpless in our media traced to sound. You can help bring messages of hope and life with your year-end gift to banks will send you a special resource called Tony Evans, 20, 21 to 20 most popular sermons from this year on CD and MP3 Evans.org for details on how to get your 20 Evans.org, you know, one lasting homework ministry.

The alternative is her commitment to offer resources that help listeners like you grow strong in faith, wisdom, and dedication to God's kingdom. To that end, would like to send you all 20 full-length messages from the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, is her way of saying thanks when you make a contribution to help support Tony's work and for a limited time will also include a special year-end bonus. It's your choice of one of three popular resources you can get the details on those choices and make your selection@tonyevans.org again that's Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's message. Here's Dr. Evans. Revelation 20% when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nation which are all in the four corners of so history is not finished yet, after a thousand years. Satan is been changed and not allowed to deceive the nations will be released now. Why, if there has been no evil allowed to express itself because while there will be no evil in the millennium allowed to express itself. It will be evil in the hearts you may be saying okay I got this. What does this matter to me. I hope everyone in here has some level of retirement program I try to tell of all my kids start saving your 20.

Could you put away $100 a month of 10 to 65. You build up now for retirement. That if you 45 and you haven't started yet you behind the April but all hope is not lost. A lady come after for service and she said I'm 55 is all hope lost for me for the I said it depends on how much you put away cacique if you put away enough you can make up for some of the years you didn't do anything so the further you are in life. The more you need to put away. So when your spiritual retirement plan to exceed and we stand before the Lord.

We put enough away 165 and only make up a 66.

Because there was no looking toward the future. The whole point of God telling this prophecy is for us to live. Now, in light of the eternal future that we have to make decisions in light of what the Bible says that everyone will stand before the Lord, and you must you must give an account, you won't have a choice. You don't get to say you will be forced into his presence to give an account for your appreciation of the free gift of salvation, which he will never take away the free gift of salvation, but he will take away rewards.

The Bible says the pain you feel when he takes away your reward. He describes it as weeping and gnashing of teeth. That means profound regret that I have no time for the Lord. I have no interest in the Lord accepted and maybe when I was a child, I have anything to do with the Lord and not with the church but but I never want anybody to Christ back.

I'm happy to share Christ. You know what a shame to talk about anything else but I was ashamed to talk about habits. I have very little now and then I did. My life was not live for the Lord. It was my Savior but I would not following this model that will be examined at the judgment seat of Christ principle good news.

We do some good disciples that teach us how to pray our father who art in heaven how did I name the kingdom okay. Then he said I kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, but he told in the prey that now so let me give you some news.

God wants to give you some level of kingdom experience before he brings in his kingdom worldwide. He wants to give you a taste text. You can get all the kingdom because right now is too much sinister months in our lives in a world but he says I want to give you a taste of the kingdom. The Bible says that God has given us the Holy Spirit to give us a case of the kingdom why women in a taste test right you keep a stiff piece of cake tasting some you know what you want to give you taste tests so that you won't know to give you a taste you go to market you go to grocery store and I got a little thing that you can make a whole meal at a taste stay that long enough to hold me a lot of tasting so it gives you think it was to give you kingdom tasting so that you get every man a little taste of the kingdom that is to come, so that you will want to be as fully a part of it as possible so you won't want to miss saline devotees kingdom. Claimant is only one way you'll get to pick a taste test and that is not living for the kingdom. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. You must live for the will of God in order to taste the kingdom of God. If you're not living for the will of God.

God not let you taste something that you have no interest in right meal for a little taste text will never taste like I'm not interested in liver, liver God children were not interested in the kingdom so they don't take kingdom taste test in the will of God, and wonder why they're not getting the benefit of the kingdom, at least on the types level when I convicted BIOS and were in pursuit of our sin. When not working against it. Even though we fail sometimes because of that, because that little interest in the will of God. We don't get taste test from the kingdom of God which he told us to pray for now with this earlier taste and see that the Lord is right now.

It's not loaded and let you know when a company making this kingdom your case now all but I gotta conclude with the rest of the story because this and in this life. Some of the tasting comes through the crucible will suffer no I do not want to live as you come little Cliff and be blessed, get your blessing favor, God is good all the time on true.

I'm just saying that's not the whole story. The Bible says all those who live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution if not all the time. If you're serious, Chris. You may get fired from your job because of your faith that maybe negative things happen to you, and I don't want to stand here and lie to you that the tape of the kingdom. Dr. Tony Evans will wrap up today's message with a final note of encouragement when he returned to just a moment. In the meantime, don't forget about that special offer.

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