1. The millennium is the
personal reign of Yahweh the Messiah over the physical earth for 1000 years.
A. For 1000 years: Rev. 20:4-6
B. Personal presence of Jehovah reigning in the person of Jesus the
1. Spiritual reign: Ezek. 37:27-28; Zech. 2:10-11; Rev. 21:3
2. Political reign of Messiah: Is. 9:6-7; 24:23;
Jer. 23:5; Zech. 14:9
a. World-wide: Dan. 7.13-14;
b. Jerusalem's status: Is. 2:2;
The millennial reign of the Messiah is an extension of His first advent
over sin and Satan. This is
understood through a detailed study of Isaiah 65-66.
II. The millennial
reign of the Messiah provides a total fulfillment of the unconditional
Covenants to the physical nation of Israel as first promised to Abraham at
The land promise: Gen. 15:18; 17:8
1. Fulfills the Palestinian covenant
of Deut. 30:1-10
re-gathered: Is. 43:5-6; 49:8-13; Jer. 16:14-15;
3. Land restored: 19:61.4; Jer.
31:38-40 Ez. 36:33-35
4. economic prosperity: Isaiah
65:21-23; 60:16-17a; Ezk. 34:26-21; 36:29-30;
3:18; Micah 4.4
5. Only believers alive at the end of
the tribulation will go into the kingdom in natural
including all Gentile believers.
Mat. 25:31-34; Ezek. 34:17-22.
6. The believers who are killed by
the beast after the rapture will be resurrected
with Christ. Rev. 20:4.
7. So there will be rulers in natural
bodies as in Jerusalem. Ezek. 44:3; 45:7; 46:1-18
The seed promise: Messiah's reign as covered under point I, fulfills the
covenant. Ps. 89:1-4, 33-31; 2 Sam.
The blessing promise: National forgiveness and salvation, and the extension of
salvation to all peoples.
1. Fulfills the New covenant of Jer.
31:31-34; 33:6-9 Micah 7:18-20; Isaiah 59:21
2. Holy Spirit poured out on Israel:
Ez. 39:29; Joel 2:28; Is. 32:I5a; 44:3b; 59:21
3. Extension of spiritual blessing to
all peoples. Covered under point III.
III. Israel will be
the center of truth for the whole world.
Israel will be saturated with God's knowledge and truth.
1. Jerusalem: Zech. 8:3; Is. 2:3;
2. The land: Isaiah 11:9
3. Many shepherds teaching truth:
(But no ark,
because Christ will be present.)
4. Levitical priesthood will be
functional. Jer. 33:18-22; Ezek. 44:15-31
5. False prophets will be punished.
6. The people will enjoy maximum
spiritual blessing. Jer. 31:14; 33:6;
Joel 2:28; Zech.
7. A new temple will be functional.
Ezek. 40-48. But the animal sacrifices will be
conducted as a
memorial and not as a covering for sin.
Israel will be responsible for teaching others.
1. The commission and testimony:
2. Isaiah 61:6-11
3. Jeremiah 33:9
Satanic influence will be absent since Satan and demons will be bound for
the 1000 year period.
1. Satan is bound: Rev. 20:1-3;
2. Demons and idols removed: Ezek.
11:18; 37:23; Hos. 2:17; Zech. 13:2
However, everyone except the resurrected people will still have a sin nature
and be vulnerable to the spiritual
warfare of the flesh against the soul. 1Peter 2:11.
They will need to learn and apply
God's truth for victory over the sin nature.
The spiritual issue will be to demonstrate to the human race that man is
and need of the savior and Satan
cannot be blamed for it.
Thus, all the nations will resort to
for spiritual truth and guidance.
1. Isaiah 11:10; 56:6-8; 60:3; Micah
4:1-2; Zech. 2:11; 8:20-23; 14:16-19
2. In association with this worship,
the nations will bring material possessions into
as recognition of the spiritual value that is there. Isaiah 60:4-14
IV. Maximum joy and
peace throughout the land.
1. National: Isaiah 2:4; 60:18; Ezek.
28:26; 34:28-29; Hosea 2:18; Micah 4:3;
2. Personal: Isaiah 32:17; 55:12
at rest: Isaiah 32:18; 33:20
4. International: Isaiah 14:7
1. National Israel: Isaiah 9:3;
65:18-19; Zech. 8:19
2. World: Isaiah 14:7
3. Personal: Isaiah 61:7
V. The kingdom is
characterized by righteousness and justice.
Isaiah 9:7; 16:5; 33:5; 32:16-17
B. Jer. 33:15- The Righteous Branch, ie, Messiah
1. Jer. 23:5-6
2. Isaiah 4:2; 11:1
3. Zech. 3:8; 6:12-13
4. Ezek. 17:22-24
Jerusalem's new name is Yahweh our righteousness. Jer. 33:16
The curse on the earth is removed: Rev. 22:3
1. Nature tamed: Is. 11:6-8; 65:25;
Ezek. 34:25; Hos. 2:18
2. Health and longevity: Is. 33:24a;
3. There will be normal life routine
with marriage and childbearing.
Perfect weather conditions: Is. 4:4-6; 35:1-7; Ezek. 36:34-35
But if any nation refuses to send delegates to
they will be disciplined with adverse weather
conditions. Zechariah 14:16-19.
VII. The living
waters from the temple in
C. Rev. 22:1-2
D. Is. 33:21; 35:6b-7; 43:19-21; land renovated - Is. 51:3;
E. The new trees: Ez. 47;12; Rev. 22:2
VIII. Prosperity of
specific nations mentioned.
Egypt and Assyria: Isaiah 19:23-25
B. Moab: Jer. 48.47
C. Ammon: Isaiah 49:6
- Isaiah 49:39
IX. The ministry of
resurrected believers during the kingdom.
The Bride of Christ will be serving beside Christ from the New Jerusalem
above the earth. Rev. 19:6-10;
The bride is comprised of all believers from both the Old Testament period
as well as the church age (See
The Saints in Heaven).
They all receive resurrection body at
the Day of the Lord return of Jesus when
the rapture takes place.
Day of the Lord martyrs (Those who are killed by the beast) are raised after
Armageddon and are given rulership function
in the kingdom. Rev. 20:4-6
David will be given special administration duties in Jerusalem.
Jer. 30:9; Ez. 37:24; 34:23-24
X. The Duration of
Initially, 1000 years: This is for the specific earthly reign of Christ. Rev.
B. But ultimately, everlasting in the new heavens and earth.
1. Dan. 2:44; 7:14
2. Rev. 22:5
3. Isaiah 9:7
4. See Topic:
Renovation of the universe