Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 22, 2019

Millennium Summary

The following is a comment to a pastor regarding the Millennium. We assume that the seventh ‘day’ of creation is 7,000 years long, and that the last 1,000 years of that is a Sabbath reign of Christ: “I liked your comment about the two in the field.  I think the Left Behind series gives people the wrong idea.  I tend to think the two in the field bit is about a terrible time where one is taken captive, as in war (Luke 17:26-37).  Jesus will not visibly intervene until matters are completely desperate as in the parting of the Red Sea.  Maybe that’s the time Paul refers to when he says we will meet the Lord in the air.  I’m glad Jesus said he will come at a time when we do not expect.  Probably because Christians expect the wrong thing.  Everybody wants a strong God.  But Jesus specializes in subtlety.  His second coming will start as quiet as the first.  He says he comes as a thief – to catch the owner of the house (Satan) unaware.  He will be placed on the throne as Joseph was – completely unknown to the Jews (and most Christians).  There will first be a time of plenty.  Jesus, like Joseph, must first gather the extra wheat (Christians) into the barn (Heaven) to be disbursed when the famine comes.  We are living in that time of plenty right now.  When the famine (of believers) comes, the Jews will probably gather at Israel(?)  There, after some tough times, Jesus will reveal himself corporately to the Jews alone. And they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child (Zech. 12:10).  The Egyptians (world) will sense something but not fully know what it is.  After a time of amazing multiplication, Moses (Jesus) will lead them out of Egypt (the world) toward the promised land (eternal life).  The crossing of the Red Sea probably foretells of the horrible battle at Armageddon.  After that will be the glorious phase of Christ’s 1,000 year reign where the wolf will feed with the lamb, etc.  

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