Posted by: biblestudyseattle | April 20, 2013

Transition into the Millennium

The bible is so full of answers! Yet, “…now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
There is a lapping of ages between the gospel age and the millennial age. Some have thought this to be a period of 40 years, but I think it’s 370 years (the days of Noah). This transition is shown many ways. One is the fact that David reigned 7.5 years in Hebron before fully assuming leadership of Israel the remaining 32.5 years. This would only be 250 out of 1000 years, but it’s a long time. Another is the sequence in 1 Chronicles 22-29. Here we have the transition from the Tabernacle to the Temple. This represents the wayfaring of Christians to their permeanent condition in heaven. Notice how Solomon was made king twice! “When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.” 1 Chronicles 23:1

Later, “And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the Lord, and Zadok as priest.

Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. All the leaders and the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon. And the Lord gave Solomon great repute in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.” 1 Chronicles 29:22-25

Why twice? It will be the same with the second coming of Jesus. He will first come secretly as king. Then temple construction is started in heaven. Then he is installed a second time more grandly in front of all the people.

Thus it will be! Most Christians will miss the first second coming of Jesus! But they will not miss the second second coming of Jesus!

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