The Millennium Will Happen

This is the first article on the millennium. There will be two more. The word millennium is not in the Bible. However, millennium means “one thousand” and that is mentioned 6 times in Revelation 20. The Millennium is an event that the Bible states will happen. There will be a millennium (one thousand years) of peace on the earth.

Mankind Has Been Striving For Peace

The United Nations was established by charter on October 24, 1945. The Leaders of the world hoped that it would help to end the kinds of wars that had so recently devastated the planet. They were so convinced that this would be the result that they inscribed on their building in New York, this passage that is taken from Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

It has been 65 years since this organization was formed to bring peace to the earth and it still has not happened. Is it even possible?

The Anti-Christ Will Promise Peace

Yes, this peace will come, but not by the hand of man. As long as Satan is the “Prince of this world,” there can be no peace. As long as we are tricked into believing that we can bring about that peace, it will never happen.

In fact, this is how the anti-Christ will come to power. He will convince the world that he has the answer to bringing peace to the world. He will proclaim that only he has the power to do this. And strangely enough, the world will believe him.

Only Jesus Can Bring That Peace

Yes, this peace will come, but only after Satan is removed from the world and the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, returns to this world to establish His kingdom of peace. Only after the worldly kingdoms have been destroyed and God’s Kingdom is established will be, as human beings, be able to live in peace.

Remember Daniel 2:34 (NIV): “While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them.”

Daniel had just seen the great statue that represented the four world kingdoms that will rule the world. Then notice that he saw a rock that was NOT cut by human hands strike the statue on its feet and destroy it.

This rock, not cut with human hands, is Jesus. He will come, destroy the last world kingdom and set up His kingdom of peace. This is the millennium, the thousand years of peace.

Psalm 2 Is Called “The Messianic Psalm”

The second Psalm is a well-known prophecy concerning Jesus as the coming Prince of Peace. It describes how Jesus, who is called “the Anointed  One” destroys the worldly kingdom and sets up His own Kingdom of Peace.

It shows how the rulers of the world gather together to go against “the Anointed One.” It is not until the book of Revelation that it is explained how they try to do this. Psalm 2 goes on to say how the Lord laughs at them and destroys them.

It is then stated that God will establish His only begotten Son as the ruler of this new kingdom. In fact, speaking to Jesus, He says in Psalm 2:8-9 (NIV): “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

The Millennium Will Be Established

Revelation 20 mentions the thousand year period 6 different times.

  • Satan will be bound for a thousand years.
  • Satan will not deceive the nations for a thousand years.
  • Saints from the Tribulation Period will reign with Christ for a thousand years,.
  • The rest of the dead will not come to life until the thousand years are over.

Those who were raptured will return with Christ and will be priests of God and of Christ to reign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan will be released from his prison when the thousand years are over.

Where Will You Be During The Millennium?

Will you be raptured and return with Jesus to reign as a Priest of God? Will you be killed during the Tribulation Period and then return with Jesus? I cannot imagine, knowing what you now know, that you will not accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, either before or after the Rapture.

If you do not know how to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, go to “How To Live Forever” and follow what is written there.

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