The literal thousand year reign of Christ begins immediately after the 2nd Coming to Resurrect his people and conquer the earth. Let us begin with a prophecy from the book of Revelation indicating a thousand years will follow the seven year Tribulation that closes out this present Age:
"AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM: : AND I SAW THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE WITNESS OF JESUS, AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED HIS MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HAND; AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS." (Revelation 20:4)
THE BEAST is Antichrist who will become Emperor of the future world government that attempts to destroy Jews, Christians and holy Saints from the earth. In the second half of the seven years of global Tribulation, Antichrist will use the guillotine for purposes of executing those perceived to be enemies. Like most prophecies, the interpreter has to be skillful to read what is unsaid in them; but there to be understood. "THE WISE WILL UNDERSTAND." (Daniel 12:10)
There being a sufficient number of BEHEADED believers to warrant a prophecy strongly suggests Antichrist's government will guillotine saintly believers in the God of the Bible in the second half of the Tribulation when he ascends to the throne of world ruler. If there were but a few believers beheaded, why would the Lord mention it through the Prophet John? Death will be so abundant in the seven year Tribulation that by the end of it, Isaiah the Prophet tells us there will be "FEW MEN LEFT." (Isaiah 24:6) That means billions will die in seven years of global Tribulation, and the most formidable of all opponents, the Saints who "LOVE NOT THEIR LIVES TO THE DEATH" are captured and executed by beheading. Their numbers will not be great but their opposition to Antichrist will be.
Those beheaded Saints are seen among millions of Resurrected believers present in Israel after THE HOUR OF WRATH in which the earth is purged of the wicked and evil works. The Lord comes "TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS," and sets them apart because they are of the last generation before his supernatural second coming. "AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS." (Revelation 20:4) The Churchman still wearing his head while claiming he will live and reign with Christ a thousand years errors. If the Church lives and reigns with Christ a thousand years, who would the Lord reign over?
But there will be enlightened men of God among the Gentiles whom the Lord will set over them as kings. It is they whom the Lord of glory is speaking of.
The prophecies can be extremely difficult to interpret, therefore it is important for the reader to see the transition from the seven year Tribulation to the thousand year reign in the above prophecy.
Revelaion 20:4 is a starting point.It bridges both the Tribulation and the Millenium Age in the hard to understand prophesies.
The use of a PROPHECY CODE was the method God chose to seal up the prophecies until these last days. The medical profession has its own language, law enforcement speaks a numbered code language and the prophets move from one era or time zone to another by the use of conjunctions like "and" or "but."
Call them CONJUNCTION TIME BRIDGES if you like. When you are reading any of the prophets and you come to a verse beginning with "and" or "but" or any other conjunction, be on the alert for a leap into another time zone.
The prophets may be speaking one moment of prophecies in the past from our point of view in time; and they may cross over a CONJUNCTION TIME BRIDGE to speak of the Millenium Age, or the Tribulation, or beyond it all to the descending of New Jerusalem from heaven to the newly created earth. Once you realize this is their method of concealing the prophecies to the last days; they should become understandable to diligent and prayerful students of the Bible.
Much confusion also exists around subjects of great interest such as what will the resurrected state of being be like? What will you look like? Will you wear flesh and bone like Jesus did after he rose from the dead? You will also want to know positionally; how does Israel fit in? What part of the world will the Gentiles inhabit? Will some of the unsaved actually survive the day of the Lord's wrath and live on into the Millenium Age and why? And what will it be like to come before the Judgment Seat of Christ?
Very few believers in this wicked and perverse generation have bothered to really get to know the Lord Jesus Christ once they have received him as their Saviour. Building themselves into "A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST" has escaped their notice because they have been taught by many instructors what they wanted to hear, that they are already new creatures.
When many presumptuous believers in America read any of the promises in the Bible, they almost always presume they are God's little darlings with no more need of learning the strict disciples of the Lord than an eagle has of flying. So when they read the following text, most believers presume they are going to receive a delightful name from the Lord. May I remind you the quote we are about to examine was taken from a call to repentance to the churches.
In that context the Lord said, "He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him that receives it." (Revelation 2;17) You ought to take seriously what name the Lord is going to give you secretly embodied in a white stone. The Lord is able to speak even now into the consciousness of some believers who are able to hear him with the hearing ear inwardly while others in the same room with them hear nothing. Do you want your secret name to be pleasing to you when the Lord speaks to you in the world to come or would you prefer to be put in your place every time he addresses you? Did he not say you would "REAP WHAT YOU SOW."
Lets take this discussion a little further. Do you know a believer who is a big mouth bully? And when he is angered; he pours out PROUD WRATH upon those whom he finds offensive to his way of doing things. Have you ever read Proverbs 21:24 with understanding?
"PROUD AND HAUGHTY SCORNER IS HIS NAME WHO DEALS IN PROUD WRATH." His name? Why that's not a name in American society! But we are not going to be caught up to the clouds to live for a thousand years in the nation we presently know as America. America will be burned to the ground! There will be A new world set up on this very same planet we are presently inhabiting, and there will be a completely different culture. What is to stop the Lord from calling a big mouth bully of a believer what he really is, so the believer will know beyond any shadow of a doubt how the Lord sees him. Of what use would your American name be to the Lord who has so many vessels to deal with in all creation? George or Frank or Bobby. Those names have no meaning. But hidden secretly in a white stone will be the name "PROUD AND HAUGHTY SCORNER." And you can be sure that man "WILL KNOW HIMSELF AS HE IS KNOWN." And he will no longer be a proud and haughty scorner. His name will cure him of his evil mouth full of deadly poison. His secret name will have a secret purpose.
If you think Jesus cannot talk to us in this manner, consider seriously this statement of his in the seven letters of rebuke to the churches. Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you maye be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." (Revelation 3:17/19)
There are Millenium prophecies that are well known, and many you probably have never heard of; and of course there has to be some good healthy controversy due to the fact too many people make themselves experts when they are not. So turn off your cell phone and find a quiet place where you can meditate upon the prophecies as they are clearly presented here for your knowledge and edification. Instead of speaking foolishly as most do of going to heaven to walk on streets of gold, the picture that unravels from the proper interpretation of prophecy is uniquely different.
Anyone wishing to comprehend the world to come must balance the literal with the spiritual. Were you to look at just the literal prophetically, you might be unhappy with the Lord. What? No technology! No democracy! The American buck gone! No more TV or movies! Oh my God! There will be no more real estate markets! No more selling God's land.
On top of it all, "THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE CALLED TO MIND." You won't even remember this miserable world civilization. Who would want to? Everything will change so drastically, you will not be able to envision it all anyway. Are you ready to go there and "TASTE THE POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME." The Resurrected will be living in a well managed monarcy globally with Christ on the throne of glory in Jerusalem. The Resurrected will see him there. The Resurrected will go to Jesus to be taught how to walk in his Spirit.
Learning the prophesies should bring you closer to seeing through the veil "THAT IS SPREAD OVER ALL NATIONS" (Isaiah 25:7) but certainly not with the vision of Saint Paul who saw through "A GLASS DARKLY" with the spiritual eye of Christ. That veil (spelled vail in the sacred King James Version, 1611 edition) will be removed in the Millenium Age. The veil is made up of theological ignorance, cultural pride, a fleshy religious relationship with God and Christ, a retention of our former sins, and a lack of the fullness of the Spirit. When those obstacles are removed from God's people, the Lord will be truly known in all the earth. Should you be numbered among the few who are enabled by the Spirit of God to understand the prophesies as they are understood here, do not be too disappointed if your fellow believers cannot and will not grasp it.
"IT IS THE GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A MATTER..."
The prophecies were written by Hebrew prophets and apostles and were primarily addressed to Israel. Israel's rejection of Christ as Saviour appears to have disqualified them from the promises, but what many religious leaders neglect to consider is the Jewishness of Jesus and the historical and spiritual significance of so many great Jewish prophets and apostles returning with him in the Resurrection.
Believers tend to interpret what they want to hear from the Word of God. Consequently, the fleshy theology of the churches in America is of little use for understanding the future according to the Prophets. Read the following prophecy in its context and tell yourself what it means. Then read the paragraph after it, and you'll be surprised to find a completely different meaning:
Jesus spoke as the Prophet of all prophets saying, "Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which you have, so no man can take your crown. Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches." (Revelation 3:11/13)
Since the Lord was speaking in the Light of his second coming, believers here in THE LATTER DAYS are thinking the Word the Lord spoke only applies to their overcoming. How easily believers forget the Lord addressed these same prophesies to his Apostles and Prophets. They above all are the overcomers and will be made pillars in the Millenium temple Christ will have built and they shall no more go out as they did in times of old when they were persecuted to death. They will have the name of the city of God, and the secret name of God the Father, and the Lord's new name written upon them. And they shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
That is the proper interpretation of Revelation 3:11/13. Jesus spoke those prophesies to his Apostles, and went to prepare a place for them to live in the glorious Millenium temple palace of his thousand year reign where mansions will be built for them. The Lord did not ascend into heaven to build mansions for you and me. We have not walked in the power of the Apostles and Prophets. We have not overcome death perfectly as they did in martyrdom.
There is a lot of talk among Gentile believers in America about ruling and reigning with Christ, but the holy Apostles and Prophets already won that race before we were born.
Think of God in Christ as the Coach who must select the best players possible to help him rule the world for a thousand years. At his side are Moses, Joshua, King David, Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, Sampson, and so on. Have the Gentile nations supplied him with players of that calibre? No. Then let there be no doubt in your mind, the global Kingdom will be returned to Israel. When the Apostles asked Jesus on the Mount of Olives when the Kingdom would be returned to Israel, he did not reject the idea. Instead he said unto them: "IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR THE SEASONS, WHICH THE FATHER HAS PUT IN HIS OWN POWER." (Acts 1:7) deny it; but informed them it was not for them to know when. Jesus told them: "IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR THE SEASONS, WHICH THE FATHER HAS PUT IN HIS OWN POWER." (Acts 1:7)
Another grand misunderstanding exists in regard to the state of being of believers graduating to the Millenium Age. King David said, "AS FOR ME, I WILL BEHOLD YOUR FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: I SHALL BE SATISFIED, WHEN I AWAKE, WITH YOUR LIKENESS." (Psalm 17:15) The anointed King David was not speaking of anyone but himself in this prophecy pointing to the Resurrection. He specifically said, "AS FOR ME,..." He did not say "AS FOR US,..." Yet believers throughout the United States are saying they will awaken with the Lord's likeness.
Presuming to be equal or greater than a great Saint like King David is foolishness. Leave off pointing to Bathsheba and ask yourself, are you an anointed Saint of God like King David who proved to be supernaturally angelic at times killing Goliath whom the entire Israeli army feared, playing the harp and singing in the beauties of holiness so King Saul invited him to the palace to drive off his demons, surviving pursuit by King Saul's army to outlive him, establishing the throne of God over Israel, subduing the nations in the Middle East and leaving behind a dynasty that will return to rule in Israel during the Millenium Age. How can you claim the same Resurrection as King David? Are you not serving two masters while King David served one? How can a worldly Christian suppose they have built Christ in themselves? The faithful will have their Resurrection at the same David is Resurrected, but worldly Christians will not even be able to stand in the Judgment Seat of Christ where Jewish prophets and apostles wearing crowns of gold will judge the Church.
One error leads to another in interpreting the Bible. There is an extensive teaching regarding "the Anointing" on the menu of this website where you should be able to discover the idea of what it might be like when "THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY" which every religious leader seems to think is the "CHANGE" that takes place in the catching up. That is what God intended the majority to think, but did you know when Saints put on the Spirit of Jesus Christ, that mortal men put on the immortality of the Lord? In the Millenium Age, every believer can expect to live a communal, monastic, God seeking lifestyle as opposed to the materialistic worldliness of this present Age. In the Millenium Age, the Resurrected will learn how to put on Jesus Christ and walk in the Spirit of his anointing. Only Saints like King David who are able to remain in the Spirit of Christ's immortality perpetually will be like Adam and Eve before they fell in the garden of Eden.
God does not call every believer to Sainthood in this Age, but in the Age to come all will be called. God's people will learn to obey the two greatest of all commandments in the Millenium Age. To love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself and the nations will have a much greater desire to learn the things of the Spirit than they do now. A worldwide spiritual awakening will take place in the Millenium Age which is covered more specifically in the Millenium link of that name on this website. "AND THEY SHALL TEACH NO MORE EVERY MAN HIS NEIGHBOUR, AND EVERY MAN HIS BROTHER, SAYING, KNOW THE LORD: FOR THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST OF THEM UNTO THE GREATEST OF THEM, SAITH THE LORD: FOR I WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SIN NO MORE." (Jeremiah 31:34)
"TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD," but except for murdered believers from all nations found under the altar of the fifth seal in seven years of global Tribulation, God's people will not see much of heaven. They are the squeaky wheel that gets oiled after crying out for revenge day and night. For many generations, heaven is simply a resting place until it it time for Christ to return in the second coming. "BEHOLD, I SHOW YOU A MYSTERY. WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP, BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED." (1 Corinthians 15:51)
The earth is the inheritance of the Resurrected. "THE MEEK INHERIT THE EARTH AND SHALL DELIGHT THEMSELVES IN THE ABUNDANCE OF PEACE." What you have before you in the collection of Millenium prophecies is a picture of conditions on the earth and in the worldwide government to come. Many have prayed "THY KINGDOM COME" without knowing they were asking the Lord to establish his monarcy globally. Well, those prayers will be answered. And the Lord's will "WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN" shall come to pass.
The ultimate purpose of God is to bring all believers into absolute obedience to Christ before he turns the Kingdom over to the Father who comes down from heaven in New Jerusalem.
The tendency among Gentiles to think of the King of kings and Lord of lords solely as the Lamb of God is another serious mistake people are making. By doing so, believers think to enjoy the goodness of God without the severity. (Romans 11:22)
Americans are accustomed to Presidents with a little power ruling over them, but are you ready for Christ to rule over you in absolute power? Is it not THE LION OF JUDAH who returns in the second coming to conquer the earth? The Lord makes a great slaughter throughout the earth killing the wicked and destroying the evil works of mankind to make ready for the establishment of his global Kingdom. Do you think he is going to ask for public opinion polls or put anything to a vote? No, not at all. His Law shall go forth from Zion.
Regarding the cross of the living sacrifice few believers understand and suffering which most believers avoid at all costs. Do you think the cross will be forgotten or that suffering will be no more? Oh no, "DENY YOURSELF AND TAKE UP YOUR CROSS" is just as eternal as Christ who spoke those words. You who thought to avoid the cross of Christ have only succeeded in putting off the bearing of it as a living sacrifice until the thousand year reign.
Christ suffered for all of us at Calvary then called us to suffering. "FOR EVEN HEREUNTO WERE YOU CALLED: BECAUSE CHRIST ALSO SUFFERED FOR US, LEAVING US AN EXAMPLE, THAT YOU SHOULD FOLLOW HIS STEPS." (1 Peter 2:21) If you understood the cross of the living sacrifice dear believer, you would have already embraced it. For it is in the bearing of the cross obediently that you will learn to "FOLLOW HIS STEPS" in the anointing of the Spirit.
Christ is not a genie in the bottle we rub to come out and serve us whenever we want to name and claim something or when we have our eyes on something we wish to consume upon the lusts of our flesh. Christ is our Creator. He fully intends to transform the saved into a "PEOPLE FOR HIS PRAISE" and his purposes cannot be frustrated like yours and mine.
Christ has a violent side to his divine nature. He comes as the Lion of Judah in the wrath of God to take back the planet earth from the forces of Satan's Antichrist. "THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT; IN THE WHICH THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT, THE EARTH ALSO AND THE WORKS THAT ARE THEREIN SHALL BE BURNED UP. SEEING THEN THAT ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE DISSOLVED, WHAT MANNER OF PERSONS OUGHT YOU TO BE IN ALL HOLY CONVERSATION AND GODLINESS." (2 Peter 3:10/11)
The works of mankind are burned in a worldwide purge to remove them from use right before the beginning of the thousand year reign. The purge takes place in the HOUR OF WRATH immediately following the Lord's victory in the battle of Armageddon against the armies of this world.
All of the manufacturing plants of wickedness upon the earth will be gone. Factories producing weapons of mass destruction will be dissolved. Bars and nightclubs will be burned to the ground. Government buildings where the wicked ruled will be destroyed. The printing plants for evil newspapers and magazines will lie in ashes. The beginning of the Millenium Age will involve rebuilding world civilization as it should be according to the will of God rather than the fleshy will of mankind.
No-one will sit around on the clouds playing a harp and those mockers who scorned our faith shall not be found among us while the Lord's people grow increasingly into "THE BEAUTIES OF HOLINESS" in word and in songs sung gloriously by Christ in us "THE HOPE OF GLORY."
God Almighty will always give you something to do. "THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE CALLED TO MIND." The faithful will be living in a God ruled world with an entirely recreated economy. The temptations Satan planted in the economies of this present world will be gone. Godliness will become the way of Life.
"THE GOD OF HEAVEN SHALL SET UP A KINGDOM." (Daniel 2:41/45) It will be a complex global Kingdom. A worldwide theocracy with Jesus Christ reigning as King of kings, and Lord of lords. David will be King again in Israel. There will be Gentile Kings. Moses and Aaron will be back to reign with Christ. The holy prophets and apostles will play a powerful role.
Saint Paul will be the Apostle to the Gentile nations.
Those Jewish holy men of old shall carry THE LAW SHALL GO FORTH FROM ZION where the Lord of glory shall reside in the rebuilt MILLENIUM TEMPLE. In it shall be MANY MANSIONS. The apostles will reside there with him and the nations will go to Jerusalem to worship the Lord and to learn his ways.
Early Messianic Jews and early church leaders (Papias, Justyn, Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Lactantius) held the literal interpretation of the Scriptures foretelling the return of Messiah in glory to set a global Kingdom in order which we also address in this series of documents as THE MILLENIUM AGE or thousand year reign of Christ. This view is pre-millennialism, meaning the return of the Lord immediately prior to THE MILLENIUM AGE. This view was based not only on the literal fulfillment of biblical prophecies, but in Jewish writings as well looking with expectation towards the restoration of a State in Israel similar to Eden before the fall.
The rejection of global Jewish rulership was rejected down through the centuries due to the despising of the Jews. A Jewish dominated global kingdom was unacceptable to the unsanctified Gentile ego worldwide and the tilt will continue until our Jewish Lord, Jesus, the Son of David, returns to end "THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES."
When Constantin made Catholism the official religion of the Roman Empire, there was no further encouragement to believe in the future establishment of a global empire. It was already done, or so believers wanted to think in the Roman Kingdom which ruled over the known world. The natural consequence was a belief in amillennialism which says the Kingdom already exists and we are simply waiting for the Lord to return gloriously.
It was Augustine in his famous work, "The City of God" who taught that the visible church is the kingdom of God. He taught a spiritual fulfillment of the thousand year reign prophecies would take place in the Catholic Church. His Amillennialism fed the ego of the growing power of the Catholic Church over the people of the world. The Catholic Church continues to see itself as spiritual Israel with the rule of Christ exercised through the Pope as his representative on earth. Their viewpoint is anti-Jewish. It denies the glorious establishment of Israel as the Queen of the nations during the literal thousand year reign. And it denies the literal fulfillment of those prophecies.
Religious dogma easily finds a foothold in Protestantism as well where people are told what their fleshy pride wants to hear. Along came "Dispensationalism" and the escape hope of a pre-tribulation Rapture planted by Darby in America. The Churches swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Merchandisers of religion made themselves big names selling the idea God would never let his people suffer when we are "CALLED TO SUFFER."
Man should never publish his opinions on the pages of sacred Scripture. When you buy an authorized King James Bible, 1611 edition; always be sure there are no references in it whatsoever. Any Church that believes they will be caught up before the seven years of worldwide Tribulation has not read their Bible thoroughly and "WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH".
Many of THE MILLENIUM AGE prophecies are fulfilled parallel to one another. Many are vague in regard to their sequence and require the preponderance of other prophesies to weigh them into their proper place in interpreting the future sequence of things.
What you have in this series of documents is the big picture the Lord gave by his Spirit to the prophets to record in the Bible.
Know the interpretation of the prophecies provided in this website library and you will recognize them when they are taking place while others who have been hammered with promises of walking on streets of gold and mansions prepared for them, will be confused when the Lord sets the body of Christ down upon the battlefield of Armageddon where vultures are descending upon the slain for the great supper of the Lord.
Learn these prophecies well. A good understanding of them will help you grow in sanctification in the right direction spiritually in preparation for what is sure to come.
When you come to realize you are nothing, that you were made from nothing; and to fulfill God's perfect will in your life; you must return to nothingness to become Everything God is in "A VESSEL SUITABLE FOR THE MASTER'S USE," then you will be pleased God has not rejected Israel forever. Were he so harsh, no man might be salvaged from this evil world.
God will return the Kingdom to Israel upon his return to rule the world through the Jewish people whom he has prepared for that purpose, and in whom he shall plant his Spirit and give them a heart of flesh to replace their heart of stone. The fact Israel literarily fulfilled the "CAN A NATION BE BORN IN A DAY" prophecy in 1948 ought to prove to any rationale student of the Bible that Israel will literally fulfill the Millenium prophecies too. Even so, Come quickly Lord Jesus.
In this study, you'll find many Scriptures for you to look up in your KJV 1611 if you wish. Other versions will confuse you and the prophecies. So for accuracy in studying the prophecies, you will need to use the authorized King James 1611 Bible. Don't be surprised if some of the quotes seem to be misquoted. The author paraphrases many of his quotes to capture the essence of the quote and upgrade it from the language of Shakespeare.
The study of the Millenium Age should prove edifying and challenging to your faith and to your intellect.
May God assist you through Christ and his holy Spirit. Amen.