MILLENIAL MEDITATIONS

THE LORD’S HOLY MONARCHY

A monarchy is ‘A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person.’ (Noah Webster, 1828) When God himself rules as “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16) his holy monarchy will be the most excellent of all forms of government! 

Our great God and King—When the LORD their God was their King, Israel foolishly desired a man to be king over them (1Samuel 12:12)! Samuel warned them of the unfavorable consequences, “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations…” (1Samuel 8:10-22) The heathen nations continue to rage “against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)

SECOND COMING EVENTS

TWO VERY DIFFERENT DELIVERANCES

            Failure to discern between the two future gatherings of the Lord’s saints, has led some to incorrectly believe in a post or mid tribulation gathering of the church. Hopefully the following scriptures will clear up this misunderstanding. May the blessed hope of Christ’s imminent gathering of the church give every believer the sincere desire to purify “himself, even as he is pure.” (1John 3:3)

PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAST MILLENIUM

Text: Revelation 20:1-10

MILLEN'IUM, n. ‘A thousand years; a word used to denote the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20,  during which period Satan shall be bound and restrained from seducing men to sin, and Christ shall reign on earth with his saints.’ (Noah Webster, 1828)

MAJOR  EVENTS LEADING TO THE MILLENIUM

According to the word of God, from this present time (July 2021), the following sequence of events will precede the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.

            The church will be caught up—The next great prophesied event is “the first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6) when the dead and living members of Christ’s church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), at which time “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) will be fulfilled. This great event is imminent—meaning that it could take place immediately without any forewarning signs or wonders. Therefore the Lord commanded: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:32) We Bible believers “know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1Thessalonians 5:2)