by Rick Ferguson

Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Genesis 47:11-26

The following words are inscribed on the cornerstone
of the United Nations Building in New York City:

"They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war anymore."

That is not some visionary dream of a utopian society;
that is a quotation from the Prophet Micah, in which
Micah described the day when Jesus comes back to earth
to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. It
described a future day in human history: A day of
perfect peace and tranquility.

That period of time prophesied of in the Bible is
called the Kingdom Age. It is sometimes referred to as
the millennial reign of Christ, or the millennium. The
word 'millenniums comes from two Latin words: "mille"
= thousand and “annus" = year.

It literally means 1,000 years; and that is the exact
length of time the Bible says Jesus will reign on the

In Joseph's story, found in Genesis 47, we see a
prophetic picture of the day when Jesus Christ will
return to planet earth and establish His kingdom.

We have already read of Joseph moving his family from
the desolate, draught-stricken land of Canaan to go
live with him--a picture of Christ's rapture of the

Now today we will read how Joseph entirely subdued all
of Egypt and brought all the land under the dominion
of the throne. That is a picture of the day Christ
returns to earth and all the world will be brought
under the dominion of His throne.

TEXT--Genesis 47:11-26

When God or aced Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
He established a perfect world order.
(1) Nature and man dwelt in perfect harmony;
(2) Violence, bloodshed, crime, and natural disasters
were unheard of;
(3) Man lived in perfect harmony with man;
(4) And man lived in perfect harmony with God. Yes,
God created a perfect world, ...

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