MILLENNIUM KINGDOM USHERED IN – CONTINUED

REVELATION 20:4-6

As we begin our study today let’s be reminded of four facts about God’s free gift of eternal life [salvation– John 3:16], which is available to those who truly want to be saved.

  1. Salvation is always by innocent blood (Hebrews 9:22). We are reminded that on the Cross Jesus shed His precious blood in order that we might have salvation.
  2. Salvation is always through a person (John 9:5; Acts 4:12; I Thessalonians 5:9; Hebrews 5:9). We are reminded that the person through whom salvation must come is the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3-10).
  3. Salvation is always by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:11). We are reminded that we are saved by God’s Grace and not by works.
  4. Salvation is always through faith (Romans 5:1; Hebrews 11:6). We are reminded that without faith it is impossible to please God.

H.L. WILLMINGTON, in his Bible Lists, reminds us that there are several key words dealing with our salvation that we should think about, such as:

  1. Repentance–turning from sin (Matthew 9:13; Acts 17:30; 26:20)
  2. Faith–turning to the Savior (Acts 20:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11:6)
  3. Substitution–Christ dying on the cross in our stead (I Peter 3:18; John 10:11)
  4. Reconciliation–bringing together through a third party two opposing parties (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
  5. Propitiation–Christ satisfying the holiness of God on the cross (Romans 3:25; Ephesians 2:13; Colossians 1:20; I John 2:2; 4:10)
  6. Remission–putting away or carrying away our sins–also synonymous with forgiveness (Leviticus 16:21-22; Hebrews 9:26; 13:12-13; Romans 3:25; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 2:13)
  7. Regeneration–receiving a new nature through the second birth (John 1:12-13; 3:3; I John 3:1)
  8. Redemption–obtaining by paying a ransom price (Luke 1:68 Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 9:12)
  9. Imputation–God adding the righteousness of Christ to the believing sinner (Isaiah 53:5, 11; Romans 4:3-8; Philippians 3:7-8)
  10. Adoption–wherein the believing sinner enjoys all the privileges and responsibilities of adult son-hood (Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 8:15-23; Ephesians 1:5)

More to come…. however, much has been drawn from several different sources, such as the Preachers Outline and Sermon Bible; The New Inductive Study Bible; The MacArthur Topical Bible; Pastoral sermons, etc.

Now let’s move back to considering the Millennium Kingdom and what life will be like in the Millennium Kingdom.  We begin with the 29th statement concerning the Millennium kingdom life.

29. There will be no evil done by one nation against another nation.

“The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid” (Zephaniah 3:13).

“The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil anymore”(Zephaniah 3:15).

30. There will be no sickness.

“And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.  There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill” (Exodus 23:25-26).

“Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert” (Isaiah 35:5-6).

31. There will be a fruitful human population; no more barrenness or miscarriages.

“There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill” (Exodus 23:26).

“For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you” (Leviticus 26:9).

“Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle” (Deuteronomy 7:14).

“Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine [oxen, livestock], and the flocks of thy sheep….And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee” (Deuteronomy 28:4, 11). 

“Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil” (Isaiah 9:3).

32. There will be bread and water and the necessities of life for everyone on earth.

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.  And I WILL BRING AGAIN THE CAPTIVITY OF MY PEOPLE OF Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them” (Amos 9:13-14).

“And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Exodus 23:25).

“Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.  Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou when thou goest out….The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee….The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow” (Deuteronomy 28:5-6, 8, 12).

“And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers” (Deuteronomy 30:9).                                      

“He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.  In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth….There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth” (Psalm 72:6-7, 16).

“In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel” (Isaiah 4:2).

“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.  And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them….And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen anymore” (Ezekiel 34:26-27, 29).

“And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;  and the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel” (Hosea 2:21-22).

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim” (Joel 3:18).

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt” (Amos 9:13). 

33. There will be food and rest for all and no fear of enemies or criminals.

“I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel” (Ezekiel 34:14).

“…for they shall feed and lie down, none shall make them afraid” (Zephaniah 3:13).

“In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack” (Zephaniah 3:16).

“And it shall come to pass IN THE DAY that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve” (Isaiah 14:3).

“In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: AND FROM TERROR: FOR IT IS NOT COME NEAR THEE” (Isaiah 54:14).            

34. There will be long and full life spans.

“There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: number of thy days I will fulfill” (Exodus 23:26).

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it” (Isaiah 25:8).

“There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die, an hundred years old; but the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed” (Isaiah 65:20).

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for every age” (Zechariah 8:4).

35. It will be a day of no tears, but of joy.

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoke it” (Isaiah 25:8).

“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10).

“Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (Isaiah 51:11).

“Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem” (Zephaniah 3:14).

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24).

“And in that day, shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted” (Isaiah 12:4).

36. Shame and guilt will be removed.

“In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain” (Zephaniah 3:11).

“And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.  And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed” (Joel 2:26-27).

37. There will be recognition and honor and a healthy ego and emotions.

“Behold at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.  At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD” (Zephaniah 3:19-20). 

38. Everyone will be a neighbor to everyone else.

“In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree” (Zechariah 3:10).

39. There will no longer be any slavery.

“For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his [the oppressor’s] yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him.  But they shall serve the LORD their God, and [the descendent, the Lord Jesus Christ of] David their king, whom I will raise up unto them” (Jeremiah 30:8-9).

40. People will be able to trust the Lord’s strong arm.

“My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust” (Isaiah 51:5).        

41. It will be a day of mercy.

“And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness” (Isaiah 16:5).

42. All things will be restored.

“Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21).

43. Destroyed cities will be rebuilt. (Remember: most of the major cities of the world will have been destroyed.)

“And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generation” (Isaiah 61:4).

“And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them” (Isaiah 65:21).

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shalt melt.  And I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them” (Amos 9:13-14).

The Millennium is going to be a wonderful time and you can be involved in it, if you want to.  See John 3:16; Romans 10:9-13 and Hebrews 11:6. It is your choice, and no one can make it for you.  

SALVATION:

Remember that God loves you (John 3:16) and He wants to be able to bless you for all of eternity, but you must first know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.  Also, you must be walking the narrow path of Matthew 7:13-14.  Examine your life to see if you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5) and if you find you are not saved, please consider the above verses and take the steps to heaven in Romans 10:9-13; and Ephesians 2:8-9.

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