All about the Millennium – Part Two
King Solomon, whose name means peace and who had no wars during his reign of peace, is a type of King Jesus during the Millennium. The eternal scourge of blood and war will cease when the Prince of Peace comes back. Millions upon millions upon millions, both soldiers and civilians, have drenched the battlefields of the earth with their blood in senseless fighting imposed by the monstrous appetites of power-mad rulers. Especially do the strong nations, the superpowers, prey upon the weaker nations like a beast of prey – (Dan.7). The long history of the world is written in blood. The world today is scarcely more than a huge arsenal, full of hell-bombs and bristling angrily with poised intercontinental missiles like the stiffly erect quills on an enraged porcupine. Why? Rulers require it.
In the millennium it shall not be. King Jesus is unlike all other human rulers crazed with a compelling lust for power. With Him on the world throne, there will be no quest for crowns and territory and authority. There is no need to gain, no need to conquer, no ‘balance of power’ fears. The nations of the world under His dominion, “Shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” – (Is.2:4). No more senseless slaughter of men made in the image of God. Peace is everywhere. Gone the fear and anguish of invasion! Gone the blood and tears of war! Gone the marching armies! Gone the tanks and planes and bombs and bullets! Gone the shrieks of the dying! War – God curse the evil word – is gone from planet earth. That is, with the single exception of the final battle of the ages at the end of the Millennium – the battle of Gog and Magog – (Rev.20:7-9). Satan loses this final battle against Christ and is thrown into the lake of fire.
The final battle of Gog and Magog, when the people of the earth are tested at the end of the Millennium, proves to the universe, that unless people are born again by the Spirit of God with a new heart, they are easy victims of Satan’s wiles. The philosophy of today is that if you can give a man an ideal environment, he will be good. The universities and the governments of the world operate under this philosophy. But God proves to man that even after 1000 years of ideal righteous government by the Son of God, the sinful nature of man does not change. The reason is given in (Rom.8:7) “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Again – “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” – (Jer.17:9). God demonstrates that man even under the most favorable circumstances will fall into sin if left to his choice. He also demonstrates the incurable wickedness of Satan.
The wisdom of King Solomon during his 40
year reign of peace is also a type of King Jesus’ Millennial reign. As the
The queen of Sheba gave much gold and rare
spices and precious stones to Solomon as God was showing us the treasure of
wisdom and knowledge of God which is worth far more – (I Kings10:10). Job tells
us where wisdom is found – from God. “It
cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be
weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold
and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels
of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of
wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of
In the Millennium the universal imprint is “Holiness unto the Lord.” It is a
common practice for the nations to place their imprints on their products like
– made in
In the Millennium Holy Jerusalem will be the
capital of the earth. It is not by accident that
It will in fact become His headquarters for
a world kingdom of righteousness and peace. “For
God is the King of all the earth…” – (Ps.47:7). The whole earth, and I mean
everyone, will sing praises to Christ and His father – “Great is the lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole
During the Millennium Jerusalem is the
world’s center of worship. Even in the distant past,
Worship is often dull and routine. Going to
church is so often habitual monotony. But not during the Millennium.
Worship then will be with maximum ardor and intensity. Men will worship the Lord
Jesus ardently throughout the whole earth, not just in
During the millennium, when the Divine carpenter
comes back, we shall help Him build the Millennial temple
– (Ezk.40-48). It will be a massive temple, far beyond anything earth has ever
seen. Simply because it is to be the
Jesus, along with us saints, will be the builder. The blue prints are already drawn up and recorded in Ezekiel. “Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH… he shall build the temple of the Lord. Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne and he shall be a priest upon his throne… and they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord” – (Zech.6:11-15).
We saints have helped Him build the spiritual temple of the Lord, the Church, and we shall help Him build this one also. He will be the executive branch and the judicial branch and the legislative branch to rule over the whole earth. Christ will sacrifice animals there. The temple will be memorial in nature, looking back in time to the cross of Christ, just as the temple in the O.T. pointed ahead in time to the cross. It will be a great teaching center of the world to show the atoning death of Christ on the cross, as the “lamb of God” starting from the sacrifices of Adam and Abel. The O.T. sacrifices had value in that they were pointing forward and were types of the bloody death of Christ on the cross. And they will have equal value in pointing back to the death of Christ as an accomplished fact. Yes, a memorial temple – amen.
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper through the last 20 centuries has not taken away one iota from the work of Christ on the cross – in fact it is of much value to the believer as a memorial. The sacrifices during the Millennium are going to look forward to the coming of Christ and His death on the cross in the same way that in our day the Lord’s Supper looks back to the cross. The sacrifices and the temple will show the universe this magnificent truth. The human family has a great deal of difficulty learning spiritual lessons and this temple learning center will reveal to the world the scarlet thread of redemption from the beginning to Christ on the cross. The people on earth must learn this truth before we can go on to the eternal state and New Jerusalem on earth. They must see this truth of the physical temple and the spiritual temple because after the millennium there will be no more temple – (Rev.21:22). This will not take away from the glory of Christ during His millennium reign, but instead will enhance His glory.
Be saved and born again. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart for forgiveness of sins and you will become a new born again creature in Christ. You will receive eternal life and be a king and priest ruling with Christ during the blessed millennium.
Pastor Mike Storti
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