Most prophesies in Scripture speak in terms and analogies that Ancient Israel would have understood in order to encourage them and bring them back into the right Blood-Covenant Behaviour. However there is a very specific picture that’s being painted in the minds of most 21st Century believers . . . of a Millennial Kingdom, which is fuelled by various warped views of Scripture texts.
WHAT IS A MILLENNIAL KINGDOM/REIGN?
1000 years where the Devil and his minions are chained up and there is peace. The general idea (erroneously) is that a King will rise up from the root of Jesse (which is King David) to finally conquer this earth, heal it, shepherd it, and rule it with a rod of iron. The two stick of the broken, scattered 12 Tribes of Israel will finally be reunited under this Majestic Messiah and the nations (that survive the global scorching by fire) will be given a second chance, and will be trained and taught the Instructions and Feasts of Yahusha as they come up to His mountain and be ruled in peace for 1000 years.
There are 4 main views on how and when this will happen :
DISPENSATIONALISM IS A SYSTEM THAT WAS INVENTED BY JOHN DARBY IN 1827 AND STATES THAT HISTORY IS DIVIDED INTO MULTIPLE AGES OR "DISPENSATIONS” (2000 YEARS) IN WHICH THE CREATOR ACTS WITH HUMANITY IN DIFFERENT WAYS (AGE OF LAW, AGE OF GRACE, JEWISH AGE, CHRISIAN AGE ETC ETC). IT PROMOTES A FUTURE RESTORATION OF NATIONAL ISRAEL AND A RAPTURE THAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THE SECOND COMING, GENERALLY SEEN AS HAPPENING BEFORE THE TRIBULATION.
NOW LET'S EXPLORE A FRESH APPROACH :
CAN YOU SEE HOW YAHUSHA HAS BROUGHT ME TO THIS CONCLUSION :
LET'S CONCLUDE WITH SOME SCRIPTURAL UNDERSTANDING :
“When you walk through the waters, I'm with you and through rivers, they don't drown you. When you walk through fire, you are not scorched, and a the flame won't burn you.”
“And this is the plague with which Yahuah plagues all the people who fought against Jerusalem (HIS FELLOWSHIP - THE PLACE THAT HOUSES THE TEMPLE & PRIESTS OF HIS PRESENCE) : their flesh will frackle while they stand on their feet, and their eyes melt in their sockets, and their tongues decay in their mouths. And it will be in that day that a great confusion from Yahusha is among them, and everyone of them will grab the hand of his neighbour, and his hand rise up against his neighbour’s hand”.
JOEL 2:1 & 28-32
“Blow a ram’s horn in Zion, and sound an alarm in My set-apart mountain! (BRIDAL FELLOWSHIP) Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of Yahuah is coming, and it is near: a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains – And after this I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men dream dreams, your young men see visions .... And I will give signs in the heavens and on the arets earth: blood and fire and columns of smoke, the sun is turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahusha. And it will be that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahusha will be delivered. For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem (HIS FELLOWSHIP - THE PLACE THAT HOUSES THE TEMPLE & PRIESTS OF HIS PRESENCE) there will be an escape (as Yahusha has said) and among the survivors who Yahusha calls.”
2 PETER 3:7-13
“And the present heavens and the earth are treasured up by the same Word, being kept for fire, to a day of judgment and destruction of wicked men. But, beloved ones, let not this one thing be hidden from you: that with Yahuah one day is as 1,000 years, and 1,000 years as 1 day. Yahuah is not slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of Yahuah will come as a thief in the night, in which the heaven will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with intense heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Seeing all these are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be in set-apart behaviour and reverence, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of Yahusha, through which the heaven will be destroyed, being set on fire, and the elements melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we wait for a new Heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
“Now, brothers, we do not wish you to be ignorant concerning those who have fallen asleep (DIED), incase you be sad as others are who have no hope. For if we believe that Yahusha died and rose again, so also Yahuah will bring with Him those who `sleep in Yahusha'. For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we, the living who are left over at the coming of the Master will in no way go before those who are asleep. Because the Master Himself will come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a Arch-Angel, and with the trumpet of Yahuah, and the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we, the living who are left over, will be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we will always be with the Master. So, then, encourage one another with these words.”
And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through belief in Yahusha, the righteousness which is from Yahuah on the basis of belief, to know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if somehow I might attain to the resurrection from the dead (FIRST RESURRECTION AT YAHUSHA'S RETURN, BEFORE THE MILLENNIAL REST) Not that I have already received, or already been perfected, but I press on, to lay hold of that for which Messiah Yahusha has also laid hold of me.Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold of it yet, but only this: forgetting what is behind and reaching out for what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling (FIRST RESURRECTION & WEDDING FEAST) of Yahusha. As many, then, as are perfect, should have this mind. And if you think differently in any respect, Yahusha will also reveal this to you. But to what we have already attained –walk by the same rule, be of the same mind. Become joint imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.