Millennium


October 26, 2015: 11:24 pm: Millennium

1 Corinthians 15:40-44
40 There are bodies in the heavens, and there are bodies on earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the beauty of the earthly bodies. 41 The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their beauty and brightness. 42 It is the same way for the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies, which die and decay, will be different when they are resurrected, for they will never die. 43 Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory. They are weak now, but when they are raised, they will be full of power. 44 They are natural human bodies now, but when they are raised, they will be spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, so also there are spiritual bodies.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Because Christ rose from the dead, He is a life-giving Spirit. This means that He entered into a new form of existence from His human body. He is the source of the spiritual life that will result in our resurrection. Christ’s new glorified human body was suitable to His natural life. He walked and talked and lived as a human after He rose from the dead. His disciples did not always know Him as Jesus, but they knew Him as a human because that was the form His resurrected body was in. And so it will be for those of us who believe in the work He did on the cross. When we are resurrected, God will give us a transformed eternal body suited to our new eternal life. So when this body you are in now fails you, remember it is just dust and will one day be gone. It just houses your spirit and will one day return to the earth. But you will go on forever and Christ will give you a new body that is not corrupted and will never get sick or die. So face the limitations of this body with the confidence that one day you will have a body that will never get old and never get sick. Praise His name forever!

Have a God Day!

 

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July 16, 2015: 7:56 pm: Millennium

Isaiah 11:1-9
Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot-yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him-the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will never judge by appearance, false evidence, or hearsay. 4 He will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked and destroy them with the breath of his mouth. 5 He will be clothed with fairness and truth. 6 In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard and the goat will be at peace. Calves and yearlings will be safe among lions, and a little child will lead them all. 7 The cattle will graze among bears. Cubs and calves will lie down together. And lions will eat grass as the livestock do. 8 Babies will crawl safely among poisonous snakes. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed. 9 Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain. And as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

This is a description of the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ as King of the world.  After the Tribulation (God’s judgment on the earth for rejecting Christ) and the Second Coming of Christ, Jesus will live and rule the world for 1000 years.  Isaiah saw this time in a word from God and wrote about it over 2600 years ago.  Many today look to this time to come after we get things right here on earth. They quote Revelation 21:5 which states, “And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making all things new!” This verse is talking about the time after God judges the world.  The world will go through a terrible time as stated in Isaiah 13:11-13, “I, the Lord, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and the haughtiness of the mighty. 12 Few will be left alive when I have finished my work. People will be as scarce as gold-more rare than the gold of Ophir. 13 For I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move from its place. I, the Lord Almighty, will show my fury and fierce anger.”  Things are not going to get better, they are only get to worse!  So much more worse, that those who live through it will think that what happened on 9/11/01 was a picnic! Don’t be fooled into thinking that God will not do what He said He would.  Judgment is coming for those who reject the One true Branch and that is Jesus Christ the Son of God who died to free us from sin.  Only those who accept His free offer will escape the coming judgment of this world.  It will not get better it will only get worse.  God will make all things new, but only after He has rid the world of evil!  Trust Him today and believe Him that the blood of Christ is all you need to be accepted by God.  Then go and be used by Him to bring others with you into His kingdom!

Have a God Day!

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December 5, 2013: 8:57 pm: Millennium, Return of Christ

Isaiah 35:3-10

3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. 4 Say to those who are afraid, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” 5 And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf. 6 The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will shout and sing! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the desert. 7 The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived. 8 And a main road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-hearted people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there. 9 Lions will not lurk along its course, and there will be no other dangers. Only the redeemed will follow it. 10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return to Jerusalem, singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Isaiah is writing about what the earth will be like after the Second Coming of Christ. He had a vision of perfection on the earth when Christ is Ruler. As Christians today, we are all on the Highway of Holiness. Our highway is the continuous process to surrender our souls (mind, will and emotions) to become more like Christ. We continue forward and put our faith into action everyday and as we do, we become stronger and we become more like Christ. This passage from Isaiah gives us hope for the future and power for the present. As we learn and study more of the Word of God, we become empowered to live the righteousness of Christ in a world of sin. Matthew 7: 13, 14 tell us, “You can enter Gods Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad; and it’s gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.” There is a highway that leads to eternal life with God, but only those who believe in the work Jesus Christ did on the cross will ever find it. It leads to righteousness and truth and peace for those who are on it. When Christians are ruling with Christ during the Millennium, will I see you on the Highway of Holiness? The decisions you make today will determine. And only you can decide where you will be. Don’t delay, make Christ your priority and seek Him with your whole heart and meet me on the Highway of Holiness!

Have a God Day!

PS: My new book, The Highway of Holiness A Grace Walk with Jesus in a Sinful World, will be out in 2014!

 

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