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June 18, 2021 8:00 am
So just what is the millennium and why is it needed.
We will have sharper lines stronger bodies clear purpose unabated joy and we will serve the Lord 4000 years on this earth as it is raining and ruling with him.
Can you imagine a reign of righteousness with all godly people in every single position, having not had to be elected there, but appointed there by King Jesus will come to understanding the times radio with Jim Markel radio for the remnant brought to you by all three ministries media team is taking some time off, so we thought we would share a pertinent message recently given by Dr. David Jeremiah on the millennium.
Just what is this thousand years of life on earth that follows the second coming of Jesus Christ who occupies the millennium and what will believers do during this extended time. Here is today's program and welcome to the program.
So glad you can join me this week say I'm just taking a little divergent from the interview format today and presenting a message that I love given recently by Dr. David Jeremiah on the millennium. I was prompted to do it in part because of an email and I'm going to read the email here it's from Jackie and she's in Pennsylvania and she's given me permission to read it. She says I have been attending a reformed Baptist church for 17 years, I ran across your program two years ago and was completely drawn to it. I've been a Christian for 40 years.
I loved reading through the book of Revelation.
I asked our pastor if he would please preach through the book and he did, but I had no idea what millennial lists believed I was in shock when he started hitting chapter 4 and everything became symbolic, and after that, she says. I left my church for five weeks because I was so distraught another paragraph. She says I couldn't understand how he literally change the words on the page and said this doesn't mean this but it means this I thought this is almost heresy. Jackie continues, I quietly left after going up through chapter 14. I couldn't believe the people sitting in my church were just believing what he said I love my church family and so many in the church say that we can agree to disagree on eschatology and I say why and I still ask that and then she concludes the Bible is the Bible. After going to many churches in our area. I realized spiritual starvation is everywhere churches I visited didn't even know there was a stand on eschatology. They didn't have one so I'm writing to tell you at the moment that I heard you my heartfelt headpiece with everything you say and talk about but I cannot understand how teaching can be so solid and she indicated that all the other areas of teaching in her church were totally solid but then the so off on eschatology and that she concludes and I must be this belief in millennialism and then I heard Dr. David Jeremiah give this wonderful message on the literal interpretation of a coming millennium which the Bible talks about in says it's a literal says a thousand years, a number of times and I thought I would play that short message for this program now because it's a short message. I'm gonna come back at the end of Dr. Jeremiah's message and I'll have some closing thoughts and comments to wrap up this week's program but for now, Dr. David Jeremiah presenting his wonderful message on the coming literal 1000 year millennial reign of Jesus Christ here on the earth. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to Isaac Watts's famous hymn Joy to the world but few people realize that it is really a miscast is not a Christmas him really at all. Even though it's in the top three of the favorite Christmas hymns of all time. Listen to the words and see if you understand what I mean Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King did we receive the king when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Let every heart prepare him room in heaven and nature sing Joy to the world, the Savior writing. Let men their songs employ, while fields and floods, rocks, Hills and Plains repeat the sounding no more. Let's assume that sorrow grow more thorns impress the ground becomes to make his blessing flow far as the curse is found, is that happen did it happen. He rules the world with truth and grace, I don't think so. Not yet, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness, and the wonders of his love, only during the millennium, which comes after the second advent of Christ, will the words of Joy to the world really be fulfilled only during that time will be able to sing these words with real meaning in our heart not in your Bibles.
There is a place to which you should turn which is the central passage for this discussion, and it's the 20th chapter of the book of Revelation.
Revelation chapter 20 Revelation chapter 20 introduces the glorious reign of Christ on this earth which is known as the millennium now let's take the mystery out of the term millennium. It is a Latin word which is made up of two words.
The words Millay, which mean thousand and the word animal, which means years, Millay and number of thousand years of the word millennium means of thousand year and the text of Revelation chapter 20 is the only place in the Bible where that actual word appears and it appears in the text. Six different time. If you look at in your Bibles.
You will notice in verse two it says the laid hold of the Dragon that serpent of old was the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years for a millennium. Verse three and the nations no more, were deceived for a thousand years, a millennium verse four and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years, a millennium verse five and the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years was finished, there it is again verse six. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a millennium of thousand years Millay and them a thousand years.
Verse seven now when the thousand years had expired, Satan will be released from his prison, the millennium is a period of one thousand years. That is going to take place in the future and it is a very important subject for us to discuss. Now I need to tell you that there is no more subject in all of Bible prophecy that is more controversial than this one. There are first of all three perspectives on the millennium XIII perspectives on the millennium.
Church history has seen the rise of three competing views. Now it may not seem important to you. One person might think about the thousand years but it is very important because when a person thinks about that thousand year. Gives away their understanding as to how the Bible should be interpreted and will going to see that in a few moments.
First of all, there are some people who refer to themselves as post-millennialist snow.
I'm not trying to get theological with you today and I haven't gone back to review my seminary notes but you need to understand these terms so you will see what I'm talking about post millennialism let me tell you what that means.
That means that a certain group of people believe that Jesus Christ will not come back to this earth until after the thousand years of kingdom a living have happened and here's how they interpreted this was invented by a Unitarian minister by the name of Daniel Whitby in the mid-17th century, and it teaches that the church we the church will bring about the millennium through the preaching of the gospel according his view as more and more people across the globe are converted. The world will gradually be conquered for Christ. God's justice will prevail across the earth. And Jesus will in the last return to a utopian world to take up the throne. That was one him by his church. Now I need to tell you that you flourished until World War I at the end of World War I.
People begin to doubt whether this had any credibility or not you know World War I. The model was make the world safe for democracy. Well post millennialism started to falter little bit because it became apparent to everyone that the world wasn't getting better and better justice wasn't prevailing. More and more and when World War II came the world war that was to end all world wars post millennialism primarily died and it ceases to be a major player on the stage, though it is had a somewhat recent revival under some very strange circumstance post millennialism which says world to get better and better and better until ultimately, it's so good that it's a fit place for Jesus to come back to.
Aren't you glad that intro because it the signs are so good are they Jesus may never get back the way were going, if we believe that and then there's another view which is sometimes referred to as all millennialism want to hear you all say that millennialism now where we put the word on front of the word med negates the value of the word so all millennialism means no millennium, and there are some people that take all the passages in the Bible that speak about the millennium and they say those are all symbolic.
Instead, the church inherits the millennial blessings that were given to Israel. In other words, the events that are in Revelation chapter 20 are happening right now the church is reigning with Christ over the earth. We are in the millennium, according to all millennialism all my goodness, I hope not. Don't you hope not. If this is the millennium. What in the world. We have to look forward to. I hope the millennium is all a lot better what we have right now to course, anyone who really studies the Scripture and takes it literally would understand immediately that the prophecies of peace and prosperity and purity in all of those things are not being fulfilled today exact opposite is being and the problem with all millennialism is the only way you can make it work is to spiritualize and symbolize all of the Old Testament Scriptures. Once you start doing that and you get away from a literal interpretation of the Bible and there is no control on anything in whatever you want the Bible to say it will say if you join me late. I am playing a message given by Dr. David Jeremiah recently on the coming millennium. The literal 1000 years where Jesus Christ rules from Jerusalem plan that this weekend on the program, then there is the third view, which is the view that I believe is the accurate one and that is what we call premillennialism. Premillennialism is the oldest of the three views and it believes and teaches that Jesus Christ will physically return to this earth. He will defeat his enemies. And there will be a battle that a spot at the end and he will then set up his kingdom on this earth, and he will reign upon the earth a thousand years now. I want to give you little visual so you see how this works. Draw a straight line on your paper.
I is the straight line now start over here on the left-hand side of the line and put a little parentheses about that wide in the middle of the parentheses. Just put the letters OT Old Testament that's work begins next to the parentheses where you have OT put across this put a picture of the cross. That's a reference to the to the life of Christ to his death is barely in his resurrection next to the cross. Put another parentheses and write the word church and it just put the word church and you got OT across the church after you get to the end of the church parentheses I want you to put an arrow going straight up and one coming straight down meeting in the middle because what happens at the end of the church age is we have the rapture, the dead in Christ are raised in Christ comes back and we all who are Christians go to heaven after that.
Put another parentheses and write the word seven years and it this is the tribulation at the end of the tribulation in that little parentheses. Put another arrow this one coming straight down. That's the second advent.
When Jesus comes back to take up his reign on the earth. Then put a little bigger parentheses and write the word of thousand years and it that's the millennium, and after the millennium is the eternal state or what we call heaven. Now I don't have time globe that again so I hope you wrote that all down what I want you to know what were talking about here were talking about a period of time after the tribulation when Jesus Christ comes back and he literally rains on this earth and all the promises of the Old Testament concerning the kingdom are fulfilled in that period of time and the redeemed Jews live in their homeland and the millennium ends with the final rebellion and the old earth is replaced by a transform new heaven and new earth. And this is the view that is found in all of the writings of the early church fathers, and which is which is more widely believed by evangelicals than any other view on the millennium so we have three perspectives of the millennium not want to give you for purposes for the millennium. Why do we have to have a millennium, so this is what we need this for just so we can have something to discuss in theology.
No, it's very important that there be a period of time like this going forward and I want to give you just a few of reasons and want to go through some scripture and I want to tell you want to go through the Scripture's facile if I go to fashion watch fast and listen fast and understand fast. All right here we go ready. The first reason is to reward the people of God needs to be a millennial time to reward the people of God. There are scores of promises scattered throughout all of the Bible, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, guaranteeing God's people that they will receive rewards for faithful service. For instance, Isaiah 4010 says behold his reward is with him and his work before him, the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, ones that could happen. The second advent at the end of the tribulation. Just before the millennium and he will reward each according to his works.
Matthew 25, 34, the King will say to those on his right hand, come, you blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Colossians 324 knowing that from the Lord, you will receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve the Lord. Revelation 2212 and behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me to give everyone according to his work. The Bible teaches that when we serve the Lord here on this earth. As Christians we are going to be rewarded when we got to the kingdom with the opportunity to serve the Lord in the new and special way.
In the previous message we talked about the crowns here were reminded that part of our reward will be to reign and rule with Christ upon this earth in each of us will have opportunities to serve the Lord. Based upon our faithfulness and serving him right now. First Thessalonians 313 says that the coming of the Lord will happen when he comes with all of the saints when Jesus comes back at the end of the tribulation.
Just before this millennial time we were enraptured at the beginning were going to come back with him were going to come back to this earth and will go to reign upon this new earth, and he's created with his righteousness, and Paul told the Corinthians that the saints are going to judge the world in first Corinthians 62 and in Revelation chapter 20 in verse four that we read a few moments ago we read and they lived and they reign with him for a thousand years, who are they the Christians. The saints will come back with him. Literally, men and women there has to be a millennium so that we can live out our rewards during this thousand year period of time. In the parable of the talents Jesus taught that our role as servants and rulers will be based upon our faithfulness.
Matthew 2523 the Lord said to him, well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over what many things.
Enter into the joy of your Lord and the millennium we will be rolling the earth with Jesus as our King and we will be serving the Lord not as a punishment, but as a reward. The idea of service as a reward is foreign to a lot of people who don't like their work will only put up with their work until it's time to retire. We think that faithful service should be rewarded with a long vacation. But God offers us an opportunity very different from work more responsibilities is his reward increased opportunities is his reward greater abilities and resources, and wisdom, and empowerment. We will have sharper mind, stronger bodies, clearer purpose and unabated joy and we will serve the Lord for a thousand years on this earth as it is raining and ruling within. Can you imagine a reign of righteousness with all godly people in every single position, having not had to be elected there, but appointed there by King Jesus low. Would that be something, just imagine it. So in order for there to be a time for those rewards to be realized there has to be a millennial. That's when there to be carried out number two there must be a millennium to respond to the prophets, predictions, the prophets of the Old Testament predicts such a time.
The Old Testament Scriptures are absolutely totally un-understandable if there is no such. As the kingdom because most of the prophecies of the Old Testament.
In fact, Dwight Pentecost was a tremendous scholar of prophecy said there is more information about the millennium in the Bible than any other prophetic event in all of the Scripture we push it off to the side. Nobody wants to talk about it sort of controversial so we avoided what the Bible says in the Old Testament that such a time is coming. Now I don't have time to give you the myriad of verses that talk about it when I want to give you a bunch of them just one right after the other rapidfire right on the screen and you listen to what the Scripture says, Psalm 72.
11. All kings shall fall down before him, all nations shall serve him. Isaiah 97. Once again, often referred to as a Christmas verse, but only part of it is a Christmas verse.
The other part is a kingdom verse of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward. Even forever the seal of the host of the Lord will perform this. Isaiah 6021.
Also, your people shall be righteous, they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands that I may be glorified. Zechariah 910. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. The battle bowl will be cut off shall speak peace to the nations. His dominion shall be from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.
Luke 132 and 33 he will be great and will be called the son of the highest in the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end without the kingdom without the millennium.
None of those could be fulfilled. Those prophecies all say there's coming a day when King Jesus is going to rule over this earth as it is now with his saints as co-regents with him and is going to be a rule of righteousness and peace that will last for 10 centuries for a millennium. Why does there need to be an earthly kingdom because Christ will come back and triumph on the very earth where he was seemingly defeated by his enemy's rejection by the rulers of the world. Remember he came unto his own and his own received him not. He will come back to the very earth where he was rejected, and this time there will be no rejection and it will be when he comes again to rule this world in righteousness he will at last pick up his inheritance and he will be the king. Everyone had hoped he would come to me when he came the first time I'm coming back in just a couple of minutes and were going to continue with Dr. David Jeremiah. I took his message from an online presentation he gave recently because I just feel that understanding a literal millennium is so important and I opened the program with an email from a follower of this ministry that attends and millennial church which would allegorizing make everything symbolic when it comes to Bible prophecy, and she stated how tremendously confused this made her when her pastor began through the book of Revelation and everything was spiritualized. Allegorizing, so that's why I'm emphasizing this message this weekend, and the importance of the literal understanding of the literal millennium more in a moment.
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Thank you for your support of this outreach. Remember that her support is just as vital as financial support. We returned to Dr. David Jeremiah and Jan Markel wrap up this message on the coming millennial reign of Jesus Christ on her on return now to Dr. David Jeremiah appreciate his teaching on eschatology so very much makes things crystal-clear and particularly as it concerns you know what every one of my listeners. If you are a believer you're going to be experiencing the 1000 year millennial reign of Jesus Christ on earth when the lion lays down with the lamp the animal kingdom is totally restored to perfect peace and harmony as would be all of humanity and that's ahead for every believer's outlook and return now and that Dr. David Jeremiah wrap this up, but I will close this program with some comments of my own because his message was actually quite brief, so I'm there is some things up at the very end. Here's Dr. David Jeremiah remember when Jesus came to Bethlehem and he started out in this disciples began to realize who he was, in some fashion. They wanted to know is the king going to be now. They weren't really interested in Christ being the ruler of the world they wanted to get the Romans off their back. They wanted to come and set up the kingdom. But Jesus said, not now, but someday, and it's in this period of time that's going to happen so that needs to be a millennium to reward the people of God and to respond to the prophets predictions. Here's an interesting one with just really simple and that's to receive the answer to the disciples prayer room of the disciples prayer our father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Has that ever happened has his kingdom ever come in his will been done on this earth as it is in heaven.
Not yet, but it's going to one day when Jesus returns his kingdom will come, and his will will be done on this earth even it is now being done in heaven when the disciples prayed that the kingdom would come, they were looking forward to this very time were talking about this morning call about millennium so the millennium is necessary to reward the people of God and to respond to the prophets, predictions, and to receive the answer to the disciples prayer and finally the kingdom is necessary and I want to listen carefully because I want to lose this it is necessary to reemphasize man's depravity and the necessity of Christ's death, let me show you what I mean.
The Bible says that at the end of this 1000 year period of time when Jesus is running the whole world and Satan. If you remember, he's bound for a thousand years remember reading that in Revelation 20. Satan is bound for 4000 years.
He's these incapacitated, but if you read the facts that says at the end of the millennium. He's going to be released and there will be one final rebellion you say will work as the ungodliness going to come from well only godly people will go into the millennium. But guess what, they didn't have kids, how many of you know righteousness is not inherited. How many of you know, God doesn't have any grandchildren. He only has children so the kids born to the righteous people in the millennial and some of them will become unrighteous and at the end of the millennial. In spite of all this happened during the reign of Christ on this earth. In spite of all the righteousness that has been legislated at the end of the millennial.
There will be a final rebellion against God.
What is that say says that our problem is not our environment. A man will hear anybody ever tell you that the problem we have in our world is our environment if we could just educate everybody get everybody straightened out and change the environment. Everybody would be better, while enticing God put two people with perfect garden and they rebelled and at the end the world is going to run a world for a thousand years in peace and righteousness and at the end of May rebellion, then why because the heart of man is evil and it's not a problem of our environment. It's a problem are natures that we inherited from Adam. When he sinned against Almighty God. So the millennium will prove once somebody of somebody will stand before God at great white throne judgment and say Lord God, I just didn't have the right environment and the Lord say I gave you a thousand years of perfect peace and righteousness, and you still rebelled the park for me. I never knew you are with had three perspectives on the millennium.
For purposes of the millennium, and now we have to really move five profiles of the millennium.
Once again, really be like on this earth and all I could do here just tight with the Scripture says what will it be like and can you imagine in your been your greatest fantasy what it would be like on this earth.
If Olson were removed. If all rebellion were removed.
If all unrighteousness removed what you know of the earth as it is today. First of all, will be a time of great peace, a time of great peace. That's the first profile if you know this is kind of a joke to me, but when I see it. Did you know that right across the street from the from United Nations building. There is a statute and on the statute are these words, they shall beat their swords into plowshares United Nations is supposed to make that happen. Not not going to happen to the United Nations that will really only happen when Christ rules the earth, that which the world has long for for so long will become a reality. Only then will the Angels message be fulfilled that he gave to the shepherds on that night outside of Bethlehem. Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. All man-made implements of mechanized warfare will be eliminated.
Even the natural kingdom will be at peace now you ready for a scriptural tour.
Here we go hang on Psalm 72 seven in his days.
The righteous will flourish and the abundance of peace until the moon is no Micah for two and three, many nations shall come and say, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the Lord of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths and out of Zion, the law shall go forth in the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples and rebuke strong nations afar off, and they shall be their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn Isaiah 11 629.
The Wolf will also dwell with the lamp.
This piece even extends to the animal kingdom, and the leopard will lay down with the young goat and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze the young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like an ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobras whole and the weaned child to put his hand in the viper's been, they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. It will be a time when war will be utterly unknown. Not a single armament plan will be operating not a soldier or sailor will be in uniform, no military camps will exist. Not one cent will be spent for armaments of war.
Not a single penny will be used for defense, much less for offensive warfare.
Can you imagine such an age when all nations shall be at perfect peace and all the resources of the earth will be made available for enjoyment and all industry engaged in the manufacture of the article of a peaceful luxury slidably be a peaceful time.
I know I'm been since is possible. Not here. Not now. Not until Jesus comes and sets up his rule on this earth and then will be a time of prosperity. Everybody is in the prosperity.
At least that's what I've observed by watching television everybody's in prosperity. While this will be a time of prosperity like you cannot imagine once again listen to the word of God. Ezekiel 3426 and 27 I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing and I will call showers to come down in their season.
There shall be showers of blessing, then the trees of the field will yield their fruit and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and they shall know that I am the Lord when I have broken the bands of their joke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslave them. Ezekiel 36 again I will call for the grain and multiply it and bring no famine upon you, and I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your field so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. The desolate land will be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by so they will say the land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Eden Amos 913 behold, the days are coming, says the Lord. When the plow man shall overtake the reaper. In other words, the cycle of reproduction in terms of the of the harvest will be so short that while the guys out there harvesting the plow man will be right behind in planning it'll be just one internal and eternal production of food and the treader of grapes him who so see the mountains will drip with sweet wine and the hills will blow with Zechariah 812, the seed shall be prosperous, divine, shall give its fruit. The ground shall give her increase in the heaven shall give her do Isaiah 35 wilderness in the waistline shall be glad for them in the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose in the parched ground shall become a pool in the thirsty land springs of water. The millennium will be a time of peace at time of unbelievable prosperity and that it will be a time of purity.
Sin will be kept in check and disobedience will be dealt with Christ's kingdom will be a holy kingdom. Isaiah 11.
Nine they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be all of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 25, nine, and it shall be said in that they behold this is our God. We have waited for him and he will save us. This is the Lord. We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 6623 and it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the Lord. Zechariah 13 to it shall be in that basis, the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land they shall no longer be remembered, and I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land will be a time of peace, it will be a time of prosperity. It will be a time of purity. If you just join me you are listening to understanding the times radio but this weekend I'm taking a little break from the interview format to play what I believe is a vitally important message. Every believer listening to this program will experience the millennium. The 1000 year rule of Jesus Christ on earth with perfect government out of Jerusalem perfect government on this planet. The animal kingdom at peace, for that matter mankind at peace were going to conclude now with Dr. David Jeremiah and then I'm gonna wrap up the hour with just some closing comments because his message was actually quite short so I'll wrap it up in just a few minutes. That is what I like it's going be a time of prolonged life. You know, prolonged life, people are going to live longer you if you study the Old Testament and I have a chart in my Bible. Maybe you have one in years to that shows how, before the flood, people used to live to be really old but when you get to the flood in Genesis chapter 6 something happens 900 doesn't happen anymore. It starts going down and down and down into you get to come to where we are now hundred and 30 was was the old then, as it would be today. Many people believe that the that the flood changed the nature of the earth so that the canopy the protected us from the ultraviolet rays was was was contaminated, and so our ability to live long on the earth was was destroyed, but in the millennium. The period of time that were looking forward to in our message today. Everything that happened before the flood in terms of the longevity of humanity will return. Let me just give you one verse that's amazing.
Isaiah 6520. No more shelling in front from their lives but a few days, nor an old man who was not fulfilled his days for the child shall die 100 years old, not just get that last phrase when you are 100 years old if you die, they will say he was a child all of you are working on 100 right now do not feel real good. Someday I want to be called a child again and I'll be 100 years old and people will live to be 7800 years. Some of them will live a great portion of the millennial.
Under the reign of Christ, prolonged life, and finally, it will be a time of personal joy.
The millennium will be an exhilarating era of happiness and contentment and joy. It will be the answer to many of the anguished prayers of the Jews, and many of the heart hopes that are represented here today.
Once again, just a multiplication Scriptures are you ready for this stream of word of God coming to you from the Old Testament. Listen to this. Isaiah 93 you have multiplied the nation and increased its joy. They rejoice before you.
According to the joy of harvest as men rejoice when they divide the spoil Isaiah 12. Three therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 14 seven. The whole earth is at rest and quiet.
They break forth into singing. Isaiah 25 89. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all of their faces.
The rebuke of his people and will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 3029. You shall have a song and in the night when a holy festival is kept and gladness of heart is when one goes with the flute to come into the mountain of the Lord to the mighty one of Israel.
Isaiah 42, 10 to 12 sing to the Lord a new song in his praise from the ends of the earth.
You will go down to the sea and all that is in it you coastlines and you inhabitants of them let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, villages, and cater inhabitants and the inhabitants of see the same let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory to the Lord and declare his praise to coastland from several passages in the Old Testament and these are just representative few you get this impression that the millennial time is everything we have always heard it would be even if we didn't know the Bible, a time of great joy and prosperity and purity, and a time of peace and prolonged life in King Jesus will be raining and ruling on the throne of David, which will be in the city of Jerusalem and out of Jerusalem will flow this wonderful reign of peace over all the world as we know it today. Can you imagine well isn't it interesting to see what God's plan and listen to me.
Now here's here's the kicker in the whole deal. You ready for this. This is just a prelude to heaven. This is the overture of heaven know when you go to a concert or ultra big symphony. They play the orchestra plays an overture at the beginning and it has a little snippet of all the different songs that are in the program and you sit there in the orchestra put this thing together gives you sort of a picture of what's to come. While the millennium is an overture of heaven, and it gives you just a little picture as you study it of what heaven will be like and where we will be now, not just on this earth but on the new heaven and the new earth that we talked about last week and the same King Jesus will be in charge and all sin and all that will be eliminated and everything that's true about the millennium will get picked up another level and into the eternal state. We go celebrating forever and ever.
With King Jesus.
A man now that's interesting isn't that Jesus came the first time to become our Savior is coming the second time to become our King, the coming of Christ to set up his kingdom will be so much different than the first time that he came he entered the world the first time in swaddling clothes.
He will reign the second time in majestic purple became the first time as a wary traveler. He will return the second time is the untiring God once, when he came he had nowhere to lay his head when he comes back he will be revealed as the terrible thing. Once he was rejected by tiny Israel when he returns he will be accepted by every single nation.
Once he was a lowly Savior acquainted with grief. Then he will be the mighty God anointed with the oil of gladness.
Once he was smitten with her read then he will rule the nations with a rod of iron once wicked soldiers bow the knee and mockery. Then every knee will bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord. Once he received the crown of thorns.
Then he will receive the crown of gold. Once he delivered up his spirit. In death, then he will be alive forevermore. Once he was laid in the tomb, then he will sit on the throne, King of Kings and Lord of lords that Jesus and that's the millennium and it's a fact that we will be impossible, that will be impossible for us to mistake if we read the Scripture. Remember the commercial think it was for some kind of an oil filter.
The guy got on the screen and he said you can pay me now or you can pay me later and they showed the engine kind of coming unglued because he hadn't taken care to make sure the oil was clean, so you can pay me now or you can pay me later say that pay me now or pay me later. While I type something Almighty God has put together a program just like that you know what it says in Philippians chapter 2. Look up on the screen with me for just a moment.
Philippians 210 and 11.
This is what it says let's read it out loud together that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and those on earth, and of those under the air, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the father. What is that say it says one day in the kingdom and before the white throne judgment. The Bible says every single need of every single person on this planet will bow their knee before God and say, for the final time and without any hope of the future, you will her Lord and you are kidding and you are worthy, and you are who everybody said you were when I was going to church back in shadow Mountain. When I was when I was on earth. Exactly who they said you were but by that time it'll be too late when you get to that place in the prophetic scheme of things beyond hope cannot become a Christian. Your opportunity is over now here is the pay me now or pay me later application. Jesus is one day, everyone's been about. You have no choice as to whether or not you will bow before the Lord, you will either do it now voluntarily in obedience and in humble humble humility. One day you will before him and he will acknowledge that he is King how much better it would be for all of us were at the true for us that we have said, Lord God, I believe, who you are.
I believe your son Jesus is the Savior of the world. I accept you as my Savior.
I bow before you as my Lord I receive you into my heart, I found my need to you, Lord Jesus. When you do it now. You will never have to be forced to do it later because it will be the most natural and normal thing that ever comes to your life to love and worship. So remember we as believers come back with Jesus Christ at the second coming were coming back his glorified saints we return with the Messiah to witness his triumph over evil of the evil world system over the antichrist and we are going to rule with him in the messianic kingdom.
One thing Dr. David Jeremiah didn't cover extensively at all and that would be what really be doing in the millennium and I think he didn't cover it because we really don't now know there are some verses and I'll get a few of them in this winding things up here during the millennium. Revelation 510 says that we will be kings and priests to our God raining on earth to do the will of the son and the father we will have the mind of Christ, the heart of God.
The discernment of the Holy Spirit, we will think, speak and do all for the glory of God. Just some further thoughts here on what are we going to be doing during this 1000 literal years were going to be in glorified bodies. There will be people coming into the millennium and natural bodies that those of us in glorified bodies we will possess power to ensure that the rule of Jesus Christ is carried out according to his divine decree and the rule of godless men will and isn't that encouraging because we see evil winning all the time.
In the end they don't, we will the emissaries holy representatives of the divine order, and faithful servants of the King of Kings to every faithful believer in this life.
Jesus will say well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.
That's what were going to be doing ruling in the millennium. Matthew 2523 okay let's go on, what are we going to be doing during this incredible time of peace on earth, the devil is bound glorified believers. That's us will be the go-betweens motivated by love self.
Leslie serving God in people and we do not know exactly what kind of services we will provide you can imagine the list will be long and include everything from teaching the Bible answering questions, helping establish and direct people in all sorts of capacities leadership capacity that will be in in one of our first tasks will more than likely take place after Jesus steps onto the Mount of olives after the tribulation that's going to cause the mountain to split into Zechariah 14 verses three and four and we will be there to witness this event so this split will mark the fulfillment of this prophecy. In the beginning of a new era for humanity and the world will witness an army of glorified beings both saints and angels descending with the King of Kings. Again, that's Revelation 19.
So at this time the enduring and battered world population will be in survival mode. It's political leaders will have been confused its armies destroyed and its religious elite left without any kind of a message of hope so. One of our first tasks in the millennium might involve helping survivors those displaced from families, homes and jobs during the tribulation.
Well that's an interesting thing to speculate on Reese settling will begin a new some more thoughts on what earth are we going to be doing during this time the number of issues stemming from the failed let's call it what it is.
The failed New World order was once ruled by the Antichrist will be immeasurable and it will demand our involvement at every level.
The needs of all surviving humanity. You know what they're going to do their going on bow before the Lord Jesus, in recognition of his authority of his power, and of his deity.
Won't that be a glorious day and those who raged against the Lord of glory and fought his most holy purposes will intuitively know that for then it did not end well. Revelation 20 shall be on the cleanup will help set up the kingdom of God on earth is that not an awesome thoughts. Setting up the kingdom of God on earth that will be part of our assignment, a holy rule that will usher in unimaginable peace and prosperity based on the two greatest commandments love God and love people. I'm going back to those living on earth will enjoy the fulfilled promises of the messianic kingdom embodied in all of the unilateral covenants God made with Israel. It will be the final dispensation of history. That's the millennium and the messiahs rule will provide peace, prosperity, and righteousness. Not only will there be no more again. All species of animals will coexist harmoniously and humans will no longer be threatened by predatory or venomous creatures.
The world will be restored to its pre-fall condition and mankind will enjoy longevity beyond what it experiences.
Today some kind of wrapping things up because I asked the question, what are we going to be doing during this millennial reign. If it's a literal thousand years. That's a long time to be doing something the Lord Jesus will be the undisputed ruler having dealt severely with the ruler of this world, he will not allow evil to run rampant as it is today.
The reign of Jesus Christ will be righteous.
It'll be glorious. It will be bountiful. It will be gentle. It will be kind, it will be caring and it will be joyful and peaceful and ill be everlasting in harmony will rule the day in the millennium.
The woes of this present hour will one day become absolutely is fading memory of a bygone era. I think we could say that the millennium is a new beginning exactly what we do.
It's hard to say it's about today and the opportunity to prepare for tomorrow. It's about getting ready to take on future duties that they'll be very doubly long-lasting. More importantly, the future will take care of itself. When we focus on living in the moment learning to abide in Jesus Christ and willing to serve in whatever capacity we are given there is a measure of peace and rest knowing the future is in his hands, and that we've received a personal invitation to go on this incredible journey just conclude here by saying that today every level of creation groans for the climax of Earth's history and the peace, tranquility and righteousness associated with the messiahs.
One thousand year reign in our anticipation of a world where every system on the planet is under the messiahs direct control is summarized in two words mind-boggling and I say bring it on. I can't wait. And this 1000 years is followed by absolute perfection, known as the new heavens and the new earth. In the meantime, all we can do is to look ahead and trust him to look around and serve him to look behind us and thank him and to always look up and expect him because he is coming soon sooner than anyone can imagine. Indeed, Jesus Christ could return even yet today I want to thank you for listening and we will talk to you again next week. Since every believer will experience what the Bible calls the millennium. We have presented this hour today to give the biblical basis for this thousand year reign of Christ on earth he found it helpful and even hopeful we looking for the feedback acknowledged three views.org olive tree use.or call a central time at 763-559-4444 763-559-4444 get our mail when you write to Jan Martel and allocate ministries. Box 1452, Maple Grove, MN 55311 Xbox 1452 Maple Grove, MN 55311. All gifts are tax-deductible. This church age is not as peaceful nor tranquil as the millennium so we have daily trials and much tribulation number God has not forgotten you, you are engraved on the palm of his hand. Everything is falling into place