Glory Glory to the Lord God almighty! God’s plan is amazing! The millennium is Christ’s 1,000 year earthly reign. That’s 1,000 literal years of peace with Christ living on the earth. The saints/bride of Christ will rule and reign with Jesus. Also, King David and the apostles written about from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible will be ruling and reigning in the earthly Jerusalem.
Revelation 20:4-6 says, And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
75 Day Gap:
There will be a 75 day gap between the 2nd coming of Christ and the start of the millennium. Here is what will happen during that 75 day gap.
-The 3rd temple will be cleansed because the anti-christ defiled the temple during the tribulation.
-Sheep and goat judgment. The saved gentiles and Jews that were saved during the tribulation will move into the millennium. The unsaved people who made it thru the tribulation, but who took the mark of the beast will go to Hades which is a temporary holding place in hell. So the only people going into the millennium will only be believers.
What is the Millennium going to be like?
It will be a time of great peace and prosperity! It will be a time of purity. It’s going to be a time of prolonged life. There will be joy, happiness, & peace everywhere on earth. People will be getting married & having children on the earthly Jerusalem. Can you imagine limitless energy and perfect weather? There will be plenty of food for all to enjoy. Can you imagine perfect law and justice throughout the earth? That will happen too! The millennium will be amazing and I can’t wait for it!
The heavenly Jerusalem will hover over the earth in the earth’s atmosphere. This is where the Saints a.k.a. Bride of Christ will live and will be able to travel back and forth from the heavenly Jerusalem and the earthly Jerusalem. Also King David in his glorified body will be ruling on the earthly Jerusalem. How amazing this will be! The best part of the Millennium… Christ will be there ruling and reigning for everyone to see. He deserves all the glory!
Philippians 2:10-11 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Ezekiel 34:26-27 26 I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. 27 Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
Isaiah 11:9 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.
3 Purposes for the Millennium:
1. To reward the people of God: Isaiah 40:10, Colossians 3:24, Revelation 22:12
2. To respond to the Prophets Predictions: Psalms 72:11, Isaiah 9:7<
3. To receive the answer of the disciples prayers: Matthew 6:9-10
The children born during the millennium will have a choice to either believe in the Lord or not believe in the Lord. They will be given free will just like we had free will. In Isaiah 65:20, it says God will give those people born during the millennium 100 years to decide to believe in the Lord. If they haven’t decided by the 100 years of life to believe in the Lord, they will be accursed.
Isaiah 65:20 “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old, But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.
Revelation 20:7 - 7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Satan will be let out of hell for a little while to tempt those people born during the Millennium.