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The Millennium: Earth's Golden Age (45 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
The kingdom of God coming on the earth is one of the most often repeated Biblical prophecies. The Jews were looking for a political Messiah who would displace their oppressors, set up His kingdom, and reign upon the throne of David forever and ever. When Jesus came as an humble servant, the Lamb of God, they missed Him - they were looking for that Messiah that fulfilled the other prophecies. The Bible predicts a suffering Messiah but also a reigning Messiah. The first coming of Christ was about the suffering Messiah; the second coming of Christ will be about the reigning Messiah. Just as the first segment of prophecy was fulfilled, so also will the second segment be fulfilled when He comes as Savior and King.
This lesson will cover political and social conditions on the earth during Christ's reign in the millennial kingdom; the next lesson will involve spiritual conditions. What will it be like when Jesus is here physically, when we can see Him, and the saints of God are sharing in the reign of His kingdom? Others will be in their physical bodies while God's saints will be in glorified bodies. What will the spiritual condition of the kingdom be? The binding of Satan occurs in Revelation 20:1-2. A thousand years is mentioned, which in Latin is millennium. The devil will be bound for a thousand years (Revelation 20:2). He will be cast into a bottomless pit. A seal will be set upon him until the thousand years are fulfilled, and then he will be loosed a little season (Revelation 20:3). God's saints and martyrs will share in Christ's reign and judgment upon the earth (Revelation 20:4-5). The first resurrection is in different phases, Jesus being the first phase of the first resurrection. Then the rapture of the church, the believers who have died in the Lord, will be in the second phase of the first resurrection. The tribulation saints wi ...
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