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The Tranquility after the Second Coming (16 of 17)
Series: Sign Posts on the Road to Armageddon
Dr. James O. Davis
Men have always dreamed of a golden age. Plato in his Republic envisioned a time when the crooked things in life would be made straight. Bacon dreamed Atlantis would be a place of universal peace and prosperity. Presidents have dreamed of utopia in programs like the new deal, the new frontier, the great society, the new world order, and I have a dream. However, the golden age is not going to be ushered in by man's programs, plans and policies. It will not happen because of man's deals and dogmas, laws and legislation, or his treaties and talks. This time will be brought about only when Jesus comes to rule and reign upon the earth. Only during the Millennial reign of Jesus will Paradise Lost become Paradise Loosed. In this message I want to share several aspects concerning Paradise being loosed upon this earth when Jesus comes to establish His earthly Kingdom.
FIRST, THE PROMISE OF THE MILLENNIUM
The promise of the Millennium is based upon a covenant. There are different kinds of covenants in the Bible. There are certain promises that were made to particular men of God. God will always fulfill his promises and covenants, whether made to a man, men, or a nation. There are basically two kinds of covenants.
A) The Conditional Promise-Here God lays down specific conditions before the promise is fulfilled. For example, 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, which are called by my name (talking about the Israelites), shall humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land." Notice, there are certain prerequisites to be met before the privileges are experienced. "If My people...then God."
B) The Unconditional Covenants-There are also unconditional covenants. One was the promise God made to David that He was going to establ ...
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