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Lesson #52

RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #52
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MILLENNIAL EARTH

  • MEMORY VERSE: ZEC 14:9
  • LIFE ON EARTH IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM OF CHRIST WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT THAN LIFE ON EARTH TODAY. LIFE FOR MAN ON EARTH HAS NOT CHANGED MUCH FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
    • THERE WERE SOME CHANGES IN LIFE ON EARTH AFTER THE FLOOD OF NOAH’S DAY. FOR EXAMPLE, MAN HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED RAIN BEFORE NOAH’S FLOOD, AND THE LIFE SPAN OF MAN GREATLY DECREASED AFTER THE FLOOD.
    • HOWEVER, AFTER THE EVENT OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, THERE WILL BE MANY MORE CHANGES IN THE MILLENNIUM THAT WILL GREATLY CHANGE LIFE ON THIS PLANET.
  • THE PURPOSE OF THIS LESSON IS TO PUT NUMEROUS OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES TOGETHER TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TO LIVE AS A HUMAN ON EARTH DURING THE 1000 YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST.

  • PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: LAND AND NATURE:
    • THE SECOND COMING EARTHQUAKE CAUSES MOUNTAINS TO FALL INTO THE SEA MAKING A PLAIN WITH NEW LIVABLE MOUNTAINS BEING FORMED. THE PHYSICAL CONTOURS OF LAND AND BODIES OF WATER WILL BE DIFFERENT
      • READ ZEC 14:8-10
    • THE SOURCE OF FRESH WATER ON EARTH WILL BE A HOLY RIVER FROM UNDER THE TEMPLE. OTHER BODIES OF WATER WILL CHANGE SHAPE FROM THE EARTHQUAKE
      • READ EZE 47:1-12
    • IN THE 30 DAY CLEAN UP, THE DEAD ARE CLEARED AWAY AS WELL AS FALLEN BUILDINGS. THERE WILL BE NEW BUILDINGS AND NEW PLANTINGS IN THE FIRST 45 DAYS OF THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM. (EZE 36:33)
    • THERE WILL EVENTUALLY BE NO WASTELANDS FOR THE DESERT WILL BLOOM AS A RESULT OF DRASTIC CLIMATE CHANGES AND ABUNDANT RAINFALL. (ISA 35:1,7 ISA 30:23-25)
      • WHY WILL THERE BE A DRASTIC CLIMATE CHANGE?
        • =1= THE CURSE OF GEN 3 WILL BE REMOVED:
          • ROM 8:22 TELLS US THAT ALL OF CREATION GROANS WAITING FOR REDEMPTION. THAT REDEMPTION WILL BE THE REMOVAL OF THE GEN 3 CURSE. ALL CREATION WILL BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHRIST.
            • READ GEN 3:17-19
              • THE LAND WILL PRODUCE ABUNDANTLY WITHOUT THORNS AND WEEDS, AND WITHOUT HEAVY WORK.
            • WITH CHRIST IN CONTROL OF NATURE, THERE WILL BE NO DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENTS IN NATURE LIKE EARTHQUAKES AND STORMS.
          • READ ISA 11:6-8
            • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND ANIMALS WILL BE LIKE THAT IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN BEFORE MAN’S SIN.
        • =2= CHANGES IN THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE WILL CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGES.
          • THE SUN AND MOON WILL STAND STILL OVER JERUSALEM CAUSING 7 TIMES MORE LIGHT (ISA 30:26 ISA 4:5) WITHOUT BURNING.
            • WITH THE SCIENTIFIC LAWS OF PHYSICS TODAY, THIS PHENOMENON IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND.

  • POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • THE LAND AND THE NATIONS

    • THE JEWS WILL POSSESS THE PROMISED LAND FROM THE NILE RIVER TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER ACCORDING TO PROMISES IN GIVEN TO ABRAHAM IN GEN 15:18. (ISA 26:15 ISA 33:17 OBA 17-21 MIC 7:14)
      • READ GEN 15:18
        • THE JEWS HAVE NEVER, IN ALL THEIR HISTORY, POSSESSED ALL THE LAND GOD GAVE THEM. GOD WILL FULFILL THIS PROMISE IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.
          • THEREFORE ALL JEWS WILL RETURN TO THE LAND DURING THE FIRST 45 DAYS OF THE MILLENNIUM. (EZE 20:41 DEU 30:3-5 ISA 43:6)
            • THERE WILL BE A TOTAL RE-DISTRIBUTION OF THE LAND TO THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL ACCORDING TO EZE 48:1-29. THIS DISTRIBUTION OF LAND WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE DISTRIBUTION GIVEN TO THE JEWS WHEN JOSHUA LED THE ISRAELITES INTO THE PROMISED LAND.
              • THERE WILL BE 3 PORTIONS:
                • =1= THE NORTHERN PORTION FOR THE TRIBES OF DAN, ASHER, NAPHTALI, MANASSEH, EPHRAIM, REUBEN, AND JUDAH
                • =2= THE SOUTHERN PORTION FOR THE TRIBES OF BENJAMIN, SIMEON, ISSACHAR, ZEBULUN, AND GAD
                • =3= THE HOLY OBLATION (EZE 48:8-20)
                  • THIS IS A PORTION OF LAND THAT IS SET APART FOR + LORD, FOR THE GOVERNMENT, THE TEMPLE, THE PRIESTS, AND THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
                  • THIS PORTION WILL BE 34 MILES SQUARE CONTAINING ABOUT 1160 SQUARE MILES.
                  • THE CITY OF JERUSALEM WILL BE GREATLY ENLARGED AND ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE. (JER 31:39-40)
    • SOME GENTILE NATIONS WILL REMAIN UNINHABITED, ESPECIALLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MILLENNIUM..
      • READ EZE 29:9-16
        • BECAUSE THE POPULATION WILL BE GREATLY DECREASED BY THE TRIBULATION PERIOD AND THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON, THE POPULATION WILL BE EXTREMELY SMALL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1000 YEARS. HOWEVER, AS POPULATION QUICKLY INCREASES WITH THE LIFTING OF THE GEN 3 CURSE, MILLIONS OF BABIES WILL BE BORN TO FILL THE EARTH.
          • READ GEN 3:16
            • CHILD BIRTH WILL BE VERY EASY FOR WOMEN IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.

    • SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS: MAN’S LIFESTYLE:
      • THERE WILL BE AN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY WITH A VEGETARIAN DIET. (JER 31:5)
        • THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT PROSPERITY WITH NO MORE FAMINE
          • REMEMBER THERE WILL BE NO MORE CURSE ON THE GROUND AND THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN LIGHT.
      • THERE WILL ALSO BE A FULLY DEVELOPED SOCIETY WITH DEVELOPED CITIES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE KINGDOM. (ISA 62:8-9 ISA 65:21-23)
      • THERE WILL BE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FOR EVERYONE WITH NO POVERTY. (ISA 4:1 ISA 35:1-2,7 ISA 30:23-25 JER 31:5,12 MIC 4:1 EZE 34:26 ZEC 8:11-12 ZEC 9:16-17 EZE 36:29-30 JOE 2:21-27 AMO 9:13-14 JOE 3:18 PSA 72:16 PSA 85:12)
      • THERE WILL BE NO MORE WAR. (MIC 4:3 ISA 60:18)
        • CHRIST’S KINGDOM IS CHARACTERIZED BY PEACE.
          • THERE WILL BE NO MORE OPPRESSION. (ISA 14:3-6 ISA 49:8-9)
          • BECAUSE CHRIST’S GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY GOVERNMENT, THERE WILL NOT BE NATION AGAINST NATION AND NO MORE THREATS OF WAR.
      • THERE WILL BE A SOCIAL CLASS HIERARCHY WITH THE JEWS BEING THE MOST FAVORED NATION (ISA 14:2 ISA 61:5)
        • BASED ON THE JUDGMENT OF NATIONS THAT WE DISCUSSED IN LESSON #50, FAITHFUL NATIONS WILL HAVE FAVOR IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.
      • THE LIFE SPAN WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO SICKNESS, NO DEFORMITY OR DEATH FOR THE OBEDIENT (ALL OF THESE WERE PART OF THE CURSE IN GEN 3 WHICH THEN WILL BE REMOVED).
        • THERE WILL BE A BABY BOOM FOR MORTALS. (ISA 33:24 ISA 29:18-19 ISA 65:20 ISA 60:22 JER 30:19-20)
        • PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN COMFORT WITH EVERY NEED MET. (ISA 12)
        • IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR A HUMAN TO LIVE THE FULL 1000 YEARS OF THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.
      • THERE SHALL BE A UNIFIED LANGUAGE.
        • MANY PEOPLE THINK IT WILL BE HEBREW. (ZEP 3:9)
          • THIS IS A REMOVAL OF THE CURSE AT THE TOWER OF BABEL WHERE LANGUAGES WERE CONFOUNDED.
        • WITH A UNIFIED LANGUAGE, THERE WILL BE FULL KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION WHERE EVERYONE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH. (ISA 2:2-3)

        • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MILLENNIAL AGE:
          • JOY (ISA 9:3)
          • HOLINESS (ZEC 14:20-21)
          • COMFORT (ISA 40:1-2 ISA 49:13)
          • RIGHTEOUSNESS (ISA 1:26)
            • RIGHTEOUSNESS IS THE ROOT WHILE PEACE IS THE FRUIT (ISA 61:3)
          • PEACE (ISA 54:13)
          • APPLICATION:
            • WHEN MAN CHOOSES TO LIVE HIS LIFE GOD’S WAY WHICH IS HOLINESS, THE RESULT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS. FROM RIGHTEOUSNESS COMES PEACE…PEACE WITH GOD AND PEACE IN FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS.
              • THEREFORE, PROBLEMS IN RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES CAN BE TRACED BACK TO ACTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN NOT HAVING DONE THINGS GOD’S WAY.

          HOMEWORK
          THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT
          THIS IS A SELF-STUDY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HOMEWORK ANSWERS TO THE TEACHER FORCORRECTION.

          • APPLICATION OF THE STUDY OF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MILLENNIAL EARTH:
            • THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFESTYLE AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WHICH OF THE MILLENNIAL CHARACTERISTICS ARE LACKING IN YOUR LIFE?
              • JOY
              • HOLINESS
              • COMFORT
              • RIGHTEOUSNESS
              • PEACE
            • ALL OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH JESUS CHRIST BY FAITH.
            • ASK JESUS TO GUIDE YOU AND CHANGE YOU IN YOUR ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS SO THAT YOU EXPERIENCE THESE CHARACTERISTICS AS A FRUIT OF HIS SPIRIT.
              • READ GAL 5:22-26.
          • PREPARATION FOR A STUDY OF THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT:
            • READ THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES AND WRITE WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT IN CHRIST’S KINGDOM.
              • MAT 5
              • MAT 6
              • MAT 7
              • ZEC 14:16-21
          • MEMORY VERSE: ISAIAH 40:10
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I came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1963 giving my heart to Jesus in a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles, CA. I have been teaching the Word of God since 1964, Usually two to three adult classes a week.

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