Friday, October 17, 2014

Quick thoughts on THE MILLENNIUM

Quick thoughts on THE MILLENNIUM by Tuese Ahkiong


The millennium was between 30-70AD. Revelation is a highly symbolic book and I do NOT believe it is talking about a literal 1000 years but a completeness/ fullness. 

Like God owns the cattle on a 1000 hills (Ps 50:10) but the 1001st belongs to satan. No, it means God completely owns every sheep, hill, everything... 
I will curse those who hate me to the 3rd and 4th generation, but to those who love me I will bless to a thousand generation (34:6-8). Simply those who love God are completely blessed.
Better is one day in your house than a 1000 elsewhere (Ps 84:10). It's saying 1 day in God's house is far better than the completeness/fullness of being anywhere else outside of God's presence. 

Rev20:1-10 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the THOUSAND years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a THOUSAND years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the THOUSAND years were ended. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and THEY WILL REIGN WITH HIM FOR A THOUSAND YEARS.
7 And when the THOUSAND YEARS ARE ENDED, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, BUT FIRE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND CONSUMED THEM, 10 AND THE DEVIL WHO HAD DECEIVED THEM WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND SULFUR WHERE THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET WERE, AND THEY WILL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.


At the end of the thousands years, the complete transition out of the Old Covenant into the New Covenant, judgment falls on the devil and his minions, the apostate jews. See below to when this occurs. At the end of the age.


Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
**Paul wrote Romans around 58 A.D. and said Satan would be soon crushed.  

Revelation 20:7-10 teaches that the devil would be thrown into the lake of fire at the end of the millennium.  

**Notice that the resurrection takes place at the end of the millennium in Rev 20:50-6






MATT 13:24-30, 36-43 24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 LET BOTH GROW TOGETHER UNTIL THE HARVEST, AND AT HARVEST TIME I WILL TELL THE REAPERS, GATHER THE WEEDS FIRST AND BIND THEM IN BUNDLES TO BE BURNED, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE AGE, AND THE REAPERS ARE ANGELS. 40 JUST AS THE WEEDS ARE GATHERED AND BURNED WITH FIRE, SO WILL IT BE AT THE END OF THE AGE. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 AND THROW THEM INTO THE FIERY FURNACE. IN THAT PLACE THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Notice how at the end of the age, the end of the old covenant age, this fiery judgment described in apocalyptic language parallels the judgment in revelation regarding the end of the millennium.  Thus, the timing of the millennium takes place between Christ's ascension and Parousia (coming, return presence).



From the First to the Last Chapter of The book of Revelation, one will see that it is loaded with imminent time statements TO the 1st Century 7 churches of Asia.   The events within The Book of Revelation are said to must soon take place, the time is near, coming quickly, coming soon, at hand?  The events within the book of Revelation are: the return of Christ (Parousia), Satan drown into the lake of fire, judgment upon apostate Israel, Armageddon, resurrection, new heaven and new earth.


Rev. 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants THE THINGS THAT MUST SOON TAKE PLACE. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

HOW LONG IS SOON?

Rev. 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, FOR THE TIME IS NEAR.

*THE TIME IS NEAR FOR WHAT?  WHO? 

Rev.1.4   John,  To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne,

WAS THE BOOK OF REVELATION WRITTEN TO 21ST CENTURY CHRISTIANS?

Rev. 1.7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even THOSE WHO PIERCED HIM and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.

*ARE THOSE WHO PIERCED JESUS STILL ALIVE? DOES THIS TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THE TIMING OF JESUS COMING IN THE CLOUDS?

Rev 1:9-11 I, John, your brother and partner IN THE TRIBULATION and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, 11 saying, “Write in a book what you see, and SEND IT TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

*DID YOU EVER NOTICE THAT JOHN SAID HE WAS IN THE TRIBULATION? DID YOU EVER NOTICE THAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION WAS WRITTEN TO THE 7 CHURCHES IN ASIA AND NOT TO YOU (IN THE 21ST CENTURY)?


Rev. 22:6 And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants WHAT MUST SOON TAKE PLACE."

Rev. 22:7 "And behold, I AM COMING SOON. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

Rev. 22:10 And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, FOR THE TIME IS NEAR.

Dan 8:26 “The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but SEAL UP THE VISION, FOR IT CONCERNS THE DISTANT FUTURE.”

Rev. 22:12 “Behold, I AM COMING QUICKLY.”

Rev. 22:20 “Yes, I AM COMING QUICKLY.”

*IS SOON AND NEAR LONGER THAN 2000 YEARS? DOES I AM COMING QUICKLY MEAN HE’LL BE DELAYED FOR 2000 PLUS YEARS?



Did the aha moment happen for you????  I hope this helps.


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