The Millennium

The Millennium is the term used to refer to the final dispensation in human history, when mankind’s stewardship will be to live in harmony with the risen, glorified Savior. Despite Jesus’ physical presence on Earth, however, sinful people will still rebel against Him (Rev. 20:7–8). Fire from heaven will consume the rebels; and Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire, concluding this final epoch in human history (v. 9–10). When the Millennium ends and eternity begins, mortality will cease. Thus there will be no further need for God-given managerial structures (i.e., dispensations) for mortal human stewards.

As with all dispensations, the purpose of the Millennium will be to glorify God. His heavenly Kingdom will finally be established on the earth, once and for all (Zech. 14:9). His rule will be literal, material, and spiritual (spiritual does not equate with immaterial), administered by Jesus Christ who will reign from the throne of David in Jerusalem (Isa. 9:7; Ezek. 43:7).

Jesus does not presently sit on the throne of David in heaven, as some claim. Scripture says He sits at the right hand of the Father on His Father’s throne until His Father makes Jesus’ enemies a footstool for His feet (Ps. 110:1; Rev. 3:21). As pictured by the stone cut without hands in the book of Daniel, Jesus’ Millennial Kingdom will not be manmade; it will come from God and will fill the entire earth (Dan. 2:35, 44). It will serve as the radiant portion of the Day of the Lord and will be characterized by peace, prosperity, and righteous judgment (Isa. 2:1–4; 11:1–10; Joel 3:18, 20; Amos 9:13).

Following the Millennium, there is a transition prior to the new heaven and new earth, during which the wicked are judged at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:7—21:1).

God will also be glorified in the Millennium because all of the unilateral, eternal covenants He made with Israel will be brought to fruition (Abrahamic—Gen. 12:1–3; Land—Ps. 105:8–11; Davidic—Ps. 89:3–4; New—Jer. 31:31–34). When Israel is restored to its place of blessing during this time, even the Gentiles will benefit (Zech. 8:23; Rom. 11:12).

Finally, God will be glorified in the Millennium because it will be shown that despite an ideal environment, mankind will still rebel against God’s rule, thus demonstrating God’s righteousness in all His judgments (Isa. 11:4; Rev. 20:8–9).

2 thoughts on “The Millennium

  1. My heart is burdened because there are so many believers who think God is finished with Israel. It bothers me to no end, when I am shut out of a ministry because I believe there will be a millennium and our Lord Jesus will rule from the most strategic geographical place in the world chosen by Him; Jerusalem.
    It is a real burden when people do not want to believe God’s word, they would much rather pencil in the church where Israel is supposed to be.
    I cannot for the life of me understand, why there are more mockers in the church than in the world, especially when it comes to the Rapture of the church, and after seven years, Christ will set up His kingdom for a thousand years. How can they be so blind? I’d even shared scriptures with this ministry, but they cut me off. They wanted me to lie and say I really enjoyed the Sermon, but truthfully, how could I, when I did not agree. Please pray for the people at ‘Sermon Audio’ who for the most part espouse to this type of doctrine. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone who teaches or preaches on S.A. does not agree with this erroneous teaching, but those who are in charge of their doctrinal platform do.I believe we can agree to disagree and we will all (those who love the Lord) will joyously greet each other as we ascend into heaven at the Rapture, but I am so burdened when I people are more purposed to believe lies.

  2. Jennifer, it bothers me to no end as well. Momma goes to a church where the pastor holds to replacement theology but she’s been a member there for 52 years so I don’t push the issue. Thankfully she doesn’t believe everything he teaches. The biggest problem with believers today is when they deny, reject or dismiss the explicit word of God they’re calling God a liar as per 1 John 5:10. Surely at the bema seat judgment they’ll have to give account for these false beliefs and teachings

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