Breaking News
Home > New Testament > Lesson #53

Lesson #53

RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #53
THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT

  • MEMORY VERSE: ISAIAH 40:10
  • BECAUSE THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM IS GOVERNED BY CHRIST WITH BELIEVERS INVOLVED IN THE GOVERNMENT, WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THIS GOVERNMENT WILL BE LIKE AND WHAT CHRIST WILL EXPECT FROM BELIEVERS WHO RULE WITH HIM. THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LESSON.
  • THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT:
    • THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM WILL BE 1000 YEARS OF STRICT LAW ON THE EARTH. (REV 19:15)
      • WHY WILL THERE BE A DISPENSATION OF LAW?
        • REMEMBER THAT WE BEGAN OUR STUDY OF REVELATION WITH AN EXPLANATION OF THE AGES AND DISPENSATIONS OF HUMAN HISTORY.
          • WE OBSERVED THAT THE AGES ALTERNATE BETWEEN PERIODS OF GRACE AND PERIODS OF LAW. WE ARE IN AN AGE OF GRACE NOW, SO THE NEXT PERIOD WILL BE AN AGE OF LAW. THAT WILL BE THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM OF CHRIST ON EARTH.
      • THE CODE OF LAW WILL BE THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT CONTAINED IN MAT 5,6,7.
        • READ MAT 5:3-12, 21-22
        • READ MAT 7:7-8, 12
        • GOVERNMENT BY THEOCRACY (REV 19:16)
          • THEOCRACY MEANS = A GOVERNMENT IN WHICH GOD IS RECOGNIZED AS THE SUPREME RULER.
          • GOD RULING ON EARTH IN THE FORM OF HIS SON IS CONTRASTED TO SATAN’S RULE ON EARTH IN THE FORM OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
          • GOD PROMISED A DAVIDIC THRONE (ISA 55:3-4 JER 30:9 EZE 34:23-24 AMO 9:11)
            • READ EZE 34:23-24
              • THE VARIOUS INTERPRETATIONS:
                • THE NAME “DAVID” IS USED HERE TYPICALLY OF JESUS CHRIST.
                • DAVID WILL BE LITERALLY RAISED UP AS A PRINCE TO BE A LEADER UNDER CHRIST. (EZE 45:16-25 ESPECIALLY VS. 22)
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT:
      • RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE, LOVE, AND MERCY WILL ALL BE IN PERFECT BALANCE. (JER 23:5)
        • THERE WILL BE INFLEXIBLE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE
          • CHRIST WILL DEAL SEVERELY WITH SIN AND DISOBEDIENCE IN THE KINGDOM
            • READ ISA 65:20
              • THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM WILL BE 100 YEARS OF AGE.
                • WHAT IS THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY?
                  • EVERY HUMAN BEING IS BORN WITH A SINFUL NATURE. BESIDES THIS SINFUL NATURE, EVERY HUMAN BEING COMMITS SIN EVEN THOUGH HE KNOWS WHAT HE DOES IS WRONG. THESE ARE PERSONAL SINS OF WHICH MAN BECOMES ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD.
                  • GOD DOES NOT PUT TO OUR ACCOUNT THE PERSONAL SINS WE COMMIT UNTIL WE ARE OF AN AGE WHEN WE KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. THAT AGE IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE IN THIS PERIOD OF GRACE TODAY. THEREFORE, WE DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHEN IS THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY, BUT GOD KNOWS.
                  • IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY IS 100 YEARS. ANYONE BELOW 100 YEARS IS CONSIDERED A BABY.
            • READ PSA 22:29
              • SATAN IS BOUND SO THERE WILL BE NO SATANIC DECEPTION.
                • DISOBEDIENCE THAT IS IN THE WORLD NOW COMES FROM THE FLESH, THE WORLD, AND THE DEVIL.
                • IN THE MILLENNIUM, THE DEVIL WILL NOT BE PRESENT, AND THE WORLD IS A PERFECT WORLD, SO DISOBEDIENCE WILL COME FROM THE FLESH NATURE OF MORTAL HUMANS.
                • WHAT WILL CONSTITUTE SIN?
                  • REPRESENTATIVE PILGRIMAGES TO JERUSALEM ANNUALLY WILL BE REQUIRED OF NATIONS IN ORDER TO GIVE ALLEGIANCE TO CHRIST. (ZEC 8:22)
                  • FAILURE TO DO THIS MEANS NO RAIN ON THAT NATION AND PLAGUE (ZEC 14:16-19).
                  • PERSONAL SIN CONTRARY TO THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WILL BE PUNISHABLE BY DEATH. (ISA 66:23-24)
            • DESPITE A FEW DISOBEDIENT WITH WHOM CHRIST WILL DEAL SWIFTLY, THE AGE WILL GENERALLY BE CHARACTERIZED BY OBEDIENCE FOR THERE WILL BE UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WILL. IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR AN OBEDIENT HUMAN TO LIVE THE FULL 1000 YEARS OF THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.
        • ALL THINGS WILL BE UNDER CHRIST’S FEET.
          • IT WILL BE A UNIFIED GOVERNMENT. (PSA 72:8-11)
            • READ 1COR 15:25-28
            • CHRIST WILL RULE UNTIL ALL THINGS ARE SUBDUED.
              • SIN
              • SATAN
              • DEATH
        • THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE A PROTECTION FOR THE PEOPLE (JER 23:6) UNLIKE MANY GOVERNMENTS TODAY THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE AND ABUSE THEM.
        • THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT WILL BE A NEW MILLENNIAL CITY BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE OLD JERUSALEM. (PSA 102:16)
          • JERUSALEM WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE EARTH.
          • WORSHIP WILL OCCUR IN A NEW TEMPLE BUILT ON MT. MORIAH IN JERUSALEM (PSA 68:29)
        • THE GOVERNMENTAL STAFF: (THESE ARE RESURRECTED BELIEVERS WHO HAD RECEIVED A NEW BODY)
          • DAVID, THE PRINCE
            • READ EZE 45:16-25 (ESPECIALLY VERSE 22)
          • THE 12 DISCIPLES WILL BE JUDGES OVER THE 12 TRIBES (MAT 19:28)
          • RESURRECTED BELIEVERS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT, FROM THE CHURCH AGE, AND FROM THE TRIBULATION PERIOD WILL HAVE AUTHORITY OVER CITIES AS GOVERNORS AND NOBLES (JER 30:21 LUK 19:17)
            • THESE POSITIONS ARE A REWARD FOR FAITHFULNESS TO CHRIST DURING ONE’S LIFE TIME.
            • READ REV 5:10
            • READ REV 20:6
              • BECAUSE THE BELIEVERS ARE TO REIGN WITH CHRIST FOR 1000 YEARS, WHAT IS IT WE WILL BE DOING?
                • THESE TWO PASSAGES IN REV 5 AND REV 20 MENTION TWO FUNCTIONS:
                  • AS “KINGS”…IN OTHER WORDS A GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTION.
                  • AS “PRIESTS”…IN OTHER WORDS A PRIESTLY FUNCTION.
                • OUR GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTION:
                  • WE WILL BE USING OUR TALENTS AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS IN POSITIONS OF GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY OVER HUMANS BORN IN THE MILLENNIUM.
                  • WE WILL USE OUR LIFE EXPERIENCES TO COUNSEL AND GUIDE THE KINGDOM KIDS IN FOLLOWING CHRIST AND LIVING A HOLY LIFE.
                • OUR PRIESTLY FUNCTION:
                  • WE WILL USE OUR SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES IN LIFE TO GUIDE THE KINGDOM KIDS INTO A BORN-AGAIN EXPERIENCE WITH CHRIST.
                  • WE WILL BRING THE PEOPLE’S PETITIONS TO CHRIST FOR RESOLUTION.
  • APPLICATION:
    • BECAUSE BELIEVERS WILL HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM, THIS LIFE ON EARTH NOW IS OUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THAT ROLE IN THE MILLENNIUM.
      • HOW ARE YOU DOING IN YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN PREPARATION FOR RULING WITH CHRIST IN THE MILLENNIUM?

HOMEWORK
RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE MILLENNIUM
THIS IS A SELF-STUDY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HOMEWORK ANSWERS TO THE TEACHER FORCORRECTION.

  • APPLICATION OF THE STUDY OF THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT
    • IN THE MILLENNIUM, OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IN THIS AGE OF GRACE TODAY, OUR OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST IS BASED ON OUR LOVE FOR HIM.
      • READ JOH 14:15, 21
        • HOW FAITHFUL ARE YOU IN YOUR OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST?
        • IN WHAT AREAS OF YOUR LIFE DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICT YOU CONCERNING YOUR LACK OF OBEDIENCE?
        • PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU MANIFEST YOUR LOVE TO HIM THROUGH YOUR OBEDIENCE.
  • PREPARATION FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE MILLENNIUM
    • READ THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES AND WRITE WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN CHRIST’S EARTHLY KINGDOM.
      • ISA 66:21-24
      • EZE 47:1-12
      • ISA 56:6-8
      • EZE 43:18-27
      • ZEC 14:16
      • ISA 56:6-8
      • EZE 20:40-41
  • MEMORY VERSE: ISAIAH 66:23

 

 

Print Friendly

About Joyce

Joyce
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.

Check Also

Lesson #03

RETURN TO SYLLABUS REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMINGLESSON #03PROPHECY, DOCTRINE, AND DEFINITIONS: PREPARATION THE SECOND …