Amazing Grace Community Church

Day 1, Day 2 of the Millennial Kingdom

February 13, 2017

Daily Living as we’ve known it back prior to the Tribulation will be quite different during the Millennial Kingdom. During the upcoming glorious reign, we will see the earth flooded with peace, righteousness and justice, as the waters cover the seas

Notes and Outlne

LIFE IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
Day 1, Day 2 of the Millennial Kingdom

The Scene: we’ve just been transferred from the present heaven to the earth. We’ve rode with Jesus and watched as He dispatched those arrayed in battle against Him. We’ve see the separation of the goats and the sheep. The Tribulation is over. Satan has been bound and put in the abyss.

The Tribulation period saw God execute His 7 seal judgments and pour out the 7 bowls of wrath.

Daily Living as we’ve known it back prior to the Tribulation will be quite different during the Millennial Kingdom.

During that glorious reign, we will see the earth flooded with peace, righteousness and justice, as the waters cover the seas (Isaiah 11:1-9).

Conditions During the MK

The period starts with a reunion of the natural bodies and resurrection bodies on earth.

The Millennium will be a time for Jesus and glorified believers to rule and reign over mortal beings on the earth "with an iron scepter" (Revelation 2:27, 12:5, 19:15),

Children born to the natural bodies will die at 100 if they don’t accept Jesus as Lord. Isa 65:20

Natural bodies will not die. They will live throughout the 1000 years. Their children if not saved will die. Therefore, health will be great, maybe no doctors needed! No need to medicate. No desire to drink or smoke anything that changes our chemistry from God’s design. No recovery groups. No psychiatrists. No cancer. No need for CBD oils.

Rebellion in heaven is from the children born, even in the physical presence of Jesus. This phenomenon is not unprecedented. Did Satan and the angels not rebel in heaven? Did not Adam and Eve choose rebellion over fellowship of their Maker who walked with them? Did not Judas rebel against Jesus even after having been with Him for 3 years?

Children born to natural bodies will die at age 100 if they have not become born-again. Isa 65:18-25

The ability to sin will still be within mortal people during this time. We know this because it will not be until the very end of the Millennium that death is thrown into the lake of fire (20:14), and death is the wage of sin (Romans 6:23). Jesus will reign, for a thousand years, until all of His enemies have been placed under His feet, with the last enemy being death (1 Corinthians 15:25,26). 

 

Another purpose of the Millennium is to prove to mankind that, even without the temptation of Satan and demons, mortal man is fallen and sinful within himself, and unredeemable, apart from God.

WEATHER HAS CHANGED: There won’t be any devastating and destructive weather - tornados hurricanes sand storms freezing temps that cause death to plants people animals. All redeemed.

The sun and moon will still be, and be brighter Isa 30:26 (MK); 60:19 (NJ). But there will be no darkness now. Because the moon is too bright. I imagine this will give us a lot of time to live.

Resurrection Realized

- The 1st Resurrection begins at the Rapture concluding when Jesus physically returns to earth.

- The 2nd Resurrection and Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the 1000 year Kingdom Age or Millennial Reign

 

The changed conditions are due to the First Resurrection that has happened. Believers were resurrected and given that new body. All of Creation has been resurrected as well. John 5:28,29; 11:25,26; 

Isa 26:19. In antithesis to Isa 26:14, "They (Israel's foes) shall not live"; "Thy (Jehovah's) dead men (the Jews) shall live," that is, primarily, be restored, spiritually (Isa 54:1-3), civilly and nationally (Isa 26:15); whereas Thy foes shall not; ultimately, and in the fullest scope of the prophecy, restored to life literally (Eze 37:1-14; Da 12:2).

Conditions are set for 1000 years of devil-free, Christ-present living with no more war and destructive weather. Conditions where plants can grow into lush gardens. Geology has changed a little bit (earthquake, Zion now chief of mountains) At the end of the thousand years there will be a Second Resurrection.

Rom 8:18-23 - For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

 

The ground has been resurrected now. The curse on the ground is lifted.

no more curse--of which the earnest shall be given in the millennium (Zec 14:11). God can only dwell where the curse and its cause, the cursed thing sin (Jos 7:12), are removed. So there follows rightly, "But the throne of God and of the Lamb (who redeemed us from the curse, Ga 3:10, 13) shall be in it." Compare in the millennium, Eze 48:35.

Although it won't be the new heavens and earth that will come later, God through the Lord Jesus Christ will remove most of the curse from this Earth and its components and living things and perhaps in the heavens in the 1st resurrection. 

This will result in better conditions for long healthy life in the Messianic Age as was the case before the flood of Noah when people often lived almost 1000 years. 

CONSIDER YOUR DAILY LIFE - HOW MUCH OF IT SUFFERS FROM THE CURSE? WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THAT? 

.the devil and demons who cause so much violence, fear and destruction and sickness in this world since the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden will be bound and have no effect on people or things on Earth for the entire 1000 years of the Messianic Age.

 

Our bodies will be restored, redeemed, made new, not thrown away. The same with creation. This is GREAT news and flies totally in the face of the global warming religion. Man will not destroy the earth, God will. And God will make a new one. If you can’t believe He made the first one, you can’t believe He’ll make the second one. Genesis 1-2; Revelation 21-22. Amen.

 

What Will We Be Doing? 

Will we be bored? Part of the answer begins with reflecting on WHO will be there. Knowing this, what desires and interests will that raise? [see also ‘what will we do in the millennial kingdom]

Boredom is a sin thought. We typically relate fun with sin. You know… getting drunk or high, having immoral sex, breaking the law, etc. Think through things you like to do that don’t involve sin… [can you?!! ha ha] and the fun you have doing that. Add in the likelihood that we won’t be bound be mortal bodies and gravity. What fun can we have being unbound? We know what the first and second heaven looks like, won’t the third heaven be AT LEAST as spectacular? 

 

Consider that nobody who encountered the pre-incarnate Christ, the incarnate Christ, angels, or creatures from heaven or were shown into heaven or were told to write down what they saw—ever described things as boring. No way. Inexpressible. Unimaginable. Powerful. Nobody is described as trying to get out of heaven. Out of hell yes but not out of heaven!

 

We will be fellowshipping and visiting and testifying and listening. Think of all of the questions we could ask our bible heroes. What of the questions and stories we could ask of people we’ve known? What about connecting up with your relatives? And even your ancestors that you have not met yet. And likely every minute someone new will be saved or suddenly enter heaven. New people, new stories, new experiences. Loners will not be in heaven. Being in Christ is a draw to fellowship.

 

King David will be resurrected during the Millennium and installed as prince over Israel, ruling the Kingdom with Jesus Christ.Ez 34:24; 37:24

 

David will be resurrected at the beginning of the Millennium, along with all the other Old Testament saints. And David will be one of those who reign with Jesus in the Kingdom (Daniel 7:27). However, all believers will rule the nations (Revelation 2:26–27; 20:4) and judge the world (1 Corinthians 6:2). The apostle Peter calls Christians “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9). In Revelation 3:21, Jesus says about the believer who conquers, “I will grant him to sit with me on my throne.” In some sense, then, Christians will share authority with Christ (cf. Ephesians 2:6). There is some biblical evidence, as in the Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11–27), that individuals will be given more or less authority in the Kingdom according to how they handle the responsibilities God has given them in this age (Luke 19:17).

 

Secondly, the answer varies somewhat depending on whether we are talking about a natural body or resurrection body.

There will be work to do, to rebuild, to plant and harvest, desolate land will become like garden of Eden.  Isa 65:21; Ez 36:28

Raw materials will need to be collected and fashioned into finished materials ready for use.

Man’s God-given creativity will have time to flourish in this safe haven from war. Art and Music will likely be something we’d spend time on.

Man’s God-given desire to worship Him will flourish. People will stream to Mt. Zion, to the Millennial Temple Zech 14:18? I bet Church won’t last 1 hour! Thought: what about nations that are halfway around the globe… will they go? After all, the cost and time it takes might prevent them. Ha! Think about the ways Jesus traveled in His resurrection body! Maybe it won’t take so long.

Traveling from place to place. Think of all of the beautiful places we might travel to. Remember, all of the damage done during the trumpet judgments and the bowls of wrath will have been redeemed. Not every place on the earth will remain lush and paradise like… those nations that refuse to come up to worship at Mt. Zion will suffer a drought. This clues us in that there will still be rain in some form.

What Leisure Activities do you love? If they are sin based, you’ll have unlimited amount of time to do them.

[Rule of Thumb: At times it is hard to know whether scripture is talking about the future millennial kingdom or the new earth/new jerusalem. Distinguish the time period by looking for clues within the prophecy that state other characteristics of the future it is talking about. Then, knowing some of the characteristics of the future, one can discern what part of the future it is talking about. e.g. in Ez 47 it talks about a river coming from the throne flowing east and west to the sea. We know that in the new earth there is no longer any sea so we determine this speaks of an event in the millennial kingdom. e.g.2 when the battle in Ez 38 talks about the living conditions for the Jews it paints a picture of the millennial kingdom not the pre-tribulation or especially at the end of the tribulation right before Jesus returns.]

Maybe mission trips to nations that aren’t coming up to Mt. Zion to worship. Zech 14:17

The children of the natural bodies will need to be schooled and evangelized.

Equipped: God’s people will have spiritual understanding and know Jesus. ??Isa 32:1-4; 52:6-10

 

Weapons will be destroyed, war will cease, military preparation will end. God will put an end to death and tears. Isa 11:1-13; 25:6-9; 33:2-24; Mic 4:1-5; Isa 2:4

Talk about what happens to the Jews

Talk about the Millennial Temple

Continue the what will we do during the New Earth teaching.

At the end of the 1000 yrs the unsaved will unite with Satan against Jesus.