Coming soon to our battered earth!
Yet Jesus Christ and His saints will be
accomplishing a mission even more all-encompassing
during the 1,000 years of the Millennium!
Do you know what it is? Will you be a part of it?
From Jerusalem Jesus Christ will
Expand His reign worldwide
“The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:9). The polluted waters are restored, but more importantly, the corrupted religious teaching.
Of huge importance, all who live into the Millennium or are born in it will have their opportunity for salvation. “All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God” (Psa. 98:3). This is their time to become part of the God Family that rules the earth. Satan has been put away (Rev. 20:1-3)—as pictured by the Day of Atonement that will be observed this year on Oct. 12—and peer pressure is godly (Jer. 31:34).
“For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Isa. 2:3). The spiritual veil that blinded humanity since Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden is lifted (Isa. 25:7). We’re no longer barking up the wrong tree!
Surprise! Animal sacrifices are going to be instituted again! Because they serve as a wonderful school teacher to point people to Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:24, Jer. 33:18, Zech. 14:21). Losing a prized animal impresses the terrible cost of sin. Despite all the lies that have been told, the fault was never with the law but with “them”—carnal human-nature plagued people who did not yet have His Holy Spirit to help them (Heb. 8:8).
All the nations will be like puny hills before the mountain of the Lord and “all nations shall flow to it” (Isa. 2:1-4, Micah 4:1-3).
Representatives from all nations will come up to Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles or they will be punished with no rain until they decide such rebellion is all wet (Zech. 14:16-19). What if that happened today to nations when this year’s Feast comes Oct. 16-23! If God expects even Gentiles to keep “His feasts” [Lev. 23:2] during the Millennium, what does that say about the spiritual delusion that they are only for Jews today.
So sure enough, God is consistent, all will keep the weekly Sabbaths in the Millennium (Isa. 56:6-7) —so they can be blessed for keeping them like we are today when we observe them!
A “Highway of Holiness” will connect the major powers such as Assyria (“the work of My hands”) and Egypt (“My people”) with Israel (“my inheritance”) (Isa. 35:8, 19:22). What a surprise to see somebody besides Israel called God’s people!
Creation restored & at peace
Wild animals are going to be tame so that a lion and lamb can be led together by a little child (Isa. 11). Get ready for cat videos of Leo instead of Fluffy!
The real story here is that humans are going to have their wild animal-like nature changed the same way! We will become like a little child the way God wants His children to be: humble, trusting and open to His guidance! That’s the cat’s meow to God!
The Millennium ends the 6,000 years of groaning for creation—as it’s “delivered from its body of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom. 8:20-22). The trees and fields clap their hands (Psa. 96:12). Well then, I’m guessing moose will blow their horns!
The land is healed and so are the people (Isa 35:3-6). The deserts blossom as a rose. The lame leap like a deer, which I can really relate to joyfully as I recover from hip surgery!
Rain in due season (Lev. 26:4). Abundant crops so that the plowman and reaper get in each other’s way (Amos 9:13-14). A feast of food and wine (Isa. 25:6). Is it any wonder that keeping the Feast of Tabernacles today includes good eating—“whatever your heart desires” (Deut. 14:26)!
Plowshares will be so needed that swords will be beaten into them in reality rather than just in statues at the United Nations, and West Points will be closed because they will learn war no more (Isa. 2:1-4).
All will become land owners (Mic. 4:4, Isa. 65:21). The Millennium will undoubtedly begin on a Jubilee Year when all property will be restored to the rightful owners and debts forgiven, giving all people a clean slate and a fresh start (Lev. 25:10).
The wealth of the Gentiles is going to be properly managed so it benefits them rather than greedy powerful dictators (Isa. 60:11, 61:6) and Israel will benefit from its abundance also.
Jesus Christ will choose one language for the entire earth—free of paganism, idolatry and spite—so godly communication can occur between all people (Zeph. 3:9).
Since the purpose of human life is to become part of the Family of God, the most important blessings of the Millennium are going to be the restoration of family life. Old folks will sit and enjoy watching children play in the streets (Zech. 8:4-5). Children will be taught God’s way, passing on to future generations (Isa. 54:13, 60:15,22).
It’s all going to be wonderful beyond imagination! “Pleasure forevermore” (Psa. 16:11). “Abundantly satisfied with the fullness of [God’s] house” (Psa. 36:8). “Drinking from the river of Your pleasures.” “The Lord commands the blessing: “life forevermore” (Psa. 133:3)! Thank God, His commandments are not done away!
When all that happiness roams the earth, imagine the inspiring, uplifting music led by musical greats like David. The Millennium will give people something to sing about!
Wow, all that!
But does God have much more in mind?
“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” (Isa. 9:7).
The big mission of the 1,000 years of the Millennium is going to be to prepare the earth for the arrival of 50 to 70 billion people at the second resurrection (Rev. 20:5) to begin the Great White Throne Judgment! Will we act now to be a part of it?
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