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The Second Coming Of Satan (47 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
We have looked at the millennium in several Old Testament passages about the kingdom of God on earth. Christ will reign for a literal one-thousand-year period. Jewish scholars even from ancient times have compared the seven days of the week to the time of man upon the earth. They believe that a day with the Lord is a thousand years, a thousand years is as a day. It was their belief that God would give man seven thousand years on the earth - six thousand representing the work of creation, and the seventh being when the Messiah will come and reign over the earth. Everyone will have all they need; there will be perfect health and a perfect environment. The Bible describes this in many passages: the desert will blossom as a rose, the lion and the lamb will lay down together, and a little child shall lead them. All those passages refer to the millennium.
If that be true, look at the history of man. Even though modern science says man is millions of years old and the earth is billions of years old, there is great evidence that man is only six thousand years old. Every two thousand years, God seems to do something major in prophecy. In the beginning Adam and Eve were created. Abraham was born two thousand years later, and God gave him that covenant about his descendants. After another two thousand years Jesus Christ was born. Now almost two thousand years after that, we are living in the last days before the coming of the Lord. There will be seven years of tribulation on the earth after the church is raptured; then will come this thousand-year reign of Christ.
What will happen at the end of this thousand-year reign of peace and righteousness among the nations? The model prayer, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven," will have come to pass. If there is no millennium, then Jesus's prayer would never be answered. When wi ...
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