Sunday, 2 September 2018

1000 Years of Peace

Scripture: Revelations 20 v 2 - 4: "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
 3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
 4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."

We who are alive on Earth today are living on the cusp of this great blessing for all true believers, the thousand years that is the 7th millennium.

The end of 6000 years since creation was calculated to have happened on 15th September 2015, which ended the 6th millennium.  God's extension of grace before the last trumpet blows is happening right now.

Revelations 22 v 10 - 11: "And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
 11  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still."

In the military sense the certain sound of a trumpet calls for retreat.  The retreat that will blow for Christians will instantly remove them from this planet into God's presence in a cloud far above Earth.  This is the Rapture.  It hasn't happened yet.

The build up to this event includes a period of falling away from the truth, called the Apostasy.
2 Thessalonians 2 v 2 - 4: "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

The day of Christ is when He gathers His fragmented Body, us, to be united with Him in the sky above Earth.  First there is a falling away, a huge number of people who think they are Christians but they are not living a life of obedience nor doing His will.

Matthew 7 v 21 - 23: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
 22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
 23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

They will fall away because they religiously do what looks good to the congregation they serve but they have no relationship with Jesus, He does not know them.  They are fooling themselves and their followers and their end is tragic but deserved.  This falling away has already begun and is well advanced.

The man or sin, or man of perdition, is the Antichrist, who will be revealed AFTER the Rapture of the saints.  He will enter the Holy of Holies of the newly built Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself God.  At this moment the eyes of the Jews will be opened to the truth that Jesus Christ is the Messiah they have been waiting for and they will flee into the mountains and caves of Petra.

This is the moment that God unleashes the final half of the 7 year tribulation known as the Wrath of the Lamb. His wrath would not fall on the righteous believers in Jesus so they have been removed, but those who have denied Him, hated Him, persecuted Him and martyred His people will know they have been wrong and that He is justified in punishing them.

Everyone who does not worship the one true God, and His Son, Jesus Christ, will face His wrath.  The Antichrist will rule most cruelly knowing he has a short time before he, the Beast and the False Prophet are thrown into the Lake of Fire.

The Lord says in Matthew 24 that these days will be shortened that some may still be saved.  They will refuse the mark of the beast and be slain.  They will proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord and King and be slain.  The Lord Jesus will receive them as His brethren.

When the unholy trinity are thrown into the Lake of Fire, after they lose the Battle of Armageddon, then the final 1000 years of peace and restoration begins.  All pollution, corruption, destruction and loss will be cleansed from this planet.  The sea will be pure again and free of plastic, the air will be sweet and free of noxious gasses, all will live in harmony on the Earth as it was designed by God originally to do.

Oh what a glorious time it will be.  No death, disease, drugs, hospitals, morgues, demons, wars, sin, Murder, Rape, kidnapping, extortion, predators, abuse, hate, fear, deception or sorrow.  Jesus will be in our midst and He will rule from Jerusalem in absolute peace.

We know how we must live to be with Him on Earth.  We must abandon Churchianity and religious games and do what Jesus did.  Walk by faith, speak the truth, deliver the oppressed, heal the sick, raise the dead, share the gospel, live by example as witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus.  We must read the Bible and heed those words to do them that when our time comes we may be found acceptable.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, people mock and scoff about the soon coming of Jesus yet everything He said would happen has happened.  We should be praying not playing, worshipping You not idols, help us in our weakness O God, to be faithful and true. We want to escape the second death and reign with Jesus on Earth for a marvellous 1000 years.  In Jesus' name. Amen.