What is the Millennium in Christain terms, it is the 1000 years of Christ’s reign on earth after the7 year tribulation? This statement begs more questions than answers, so will we start when it will start and when it ends.
The Millennium will not begin until the conclusion of the 7 year Tribulation, So you may ask when will the 7 Tribulation begin? The simple answer is no one knows except God, not even Jesus. However, the Tribulation will begin after the Christians (Church) are living and the dead in Christ (so, who are the dead in Christ, represents all the Church Saints and Old Testament Saints ) will be Raptured (or caught up) to Heaven. Shortly after the Rapture the
will sign a peace treaty with Isreal. This will start the 7 year Tribulation (or God’s Wrath).
What happens on Earth and Heaven during the Tribulation? Next, the Church will be in Heaven, not on Earth while others will be experiencing the Warth of God. More importantly for the Church will participate in The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
“Revelation 19: 6-9 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; 8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Before the end of the Tribulation the Saints will given White line robes and a white horse to join Christ as He returns to the Earth for His second coming.
Back to Earth; the Anti-Chris signed a peace treaty with Israel at the beginning of the 7 years Tribulation, called the Wrath of God. You Don’t want to be there, God will be pouring out His Wrath on everyone living on Earth during that time!
“Revelation 19-11-16 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.”
As Jesus steps on Mount Olives it will split from the east to the east will conclude the Tribulation. At this time two (2) more things will occur:
1. Satan bound for a thousand years so he can’t deceive the world for that period of time,
“Revelation 20 1-3 Then I saw an angel coming down from Heaven with the key of the pit and a huge chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, the serpent of ancient days, who is both the devil and Satan, and bound him fast for a thousand years. Then he hurled him into the pit, and locked and sealed it over his head so that he could deceive the nations no more until the thousand years were past. But then he must be set free for a little while.”
2. Jesus will separate those remaining alive on Earth from the sheep and the goats. The Sheep who were faithful to Jesus will enter the Millennium and live with Jesus during His Reign. While the goats that were not faithful to Jesus and received the “Mark of the Beast” will cast into Hell until the final Judgment known as the Great White Throne Judgment
“Mathew 25 31-46 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
So, now the Millennium begins so what can we expect? There will be Two (2) types of Saints entering the Millennium, Immortal (resurrected Saints that returned from Heaven with Christ) and Mortal Saints that are believers in Christ, only believers enter the Millennium Kingdom. The Mortal Saints will have an extended life span and will have carnal nature (Adams curse) procreated during the Millenium, and have babies. The population will greatly grow during that time.
During the Millennium will be like orginal days of Adam and Eve, like paradice.
Isaiah 11:6-9, “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The infant will play by the cobra’s den, and the toddler will reach into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the sea is full of water.”
Millennial Kingdom In Isaiah 65:17-25
In verse 17 the people who enter the kingdom from the tribulation will remember nothing. (Isaiah 65:16) “The former troubles will be forgotten” In verses, 18-19 Jerusalem will exist, people will live there, and there will be no weeping and crying.
Revelation 21:4 says the God will wipe away every tear, death will no longer occur, there will be no mourning, crying or pain ”first things passed away.”
Verse 20 provides some incredible information about life in the kingdom.
- No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,
- Or an old man who does not live out his days;
- For the youth will die at the age of one hundred. and the one who does not reach the age of one hundred will be thought accursed.
- “Isaiah 65:20 (NASB)”
Everyone who enters the kingdom will be believers. Those believers who are living in the kingdom with immortal bodies will never die. Those believers who enter the millennial kingdom with mortal bodies may have babies and can die at some future time during the millennial kingdom. Those who are born in the kingdom will be sinners at birth since they are still descendants of Adam (Romans 5:12-14, 16-19). This means that they must believe in Christ as Lord and Savior in order to be forgiven their sins, escape hell and go to heaven. Unbelievers who die during the millennial kingdom will go to hell. unbelievers born in the kingdom are mortal and if they never believe and accept Christ as Lord and Savior, they will not go to heaven.
If an unbeliever becomes a believer, he or she will never go to hell or to the lake of fire. Now, what happens to believers with mortal bodies in the kingdom? If believers in mortal bodies die during the kingdom, they will receive their new body and remain in the kingdom since that is where Christ and all the saints of the ages will be living. Therefore, any mortal person who becomes a believer in the kingdom will remain in the kingdom following their physical death.
As I indicated that during the Millennium the population will greatly increase mostly because of the increased life longevity. At the end of the 1000 year reign, Satan will be loosed.
“Revelation 20:7-10 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number, they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.:
Can you imagine living with Jesus during the Millennium and not knowing Him as your Lord and Savior, only to be part of Satan’s final attack to be killed and cast to the lake of fire (Hell)!
When the Millennial kingdom ends, every believer will enter the eternal state or the new heaven and earth as described in Revelation 21-22. Do you know where going when you die? If you are not sure, there is no better to make Sure!