#15 – The Millennial Kingdom

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

The Earthly Kingdom is, in effect, God’s way to fulfil His promise to the nation of Israel. This earthly kingdom will have attributes to it unlike mankind has seen since the Garden of Eden.

This Kingdom has a specific set period of time

Revelation 20:2  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.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

It is important to note that this Kingdom is, in essence, a transition to the New Heavens and new earth with an Edenic fulfilment. Its pre-stated goal is to fulfill prophecy an well as fulfil God’s promise to the nation od Israel.

Isaiah Chapters 35 & 65 Gives us some highlights of what it will be like during the Millennial Kingdom:

Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.


Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

If you haven’t picked up on it yet… Israel is God’s chosen people. Most of the bible deals with God’s relationship with Israel with the Church having its own promises, time period and doctrine. The two seldom mix, hence the main verse of our studies (2 Timothy 2:15). So we can properly understand the scriptures we must rightly divide the word; NOT place the promises of the church on Israel and NOT take the promises meant for Israel on the church. There is no such thing as the so-called “spiritual Jew” where-by they teach that all the bible is written for you and that all the laws, promises and doctrines are all for you today.

The purpose for the Millennial Kingdom is Jewish.

This is the reward for the Jew. Not the Church! This land will flourish and God’s people will experience joy unlike never seen. They will receive a body like Adam that will last 1,000 years. Even a person is referred to as a child at 100 years old!

Isaiah 65:19  And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

As a comparison look at the Church: The Church is taken out at the rapture and are provided a different reward.

Ephesians 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

The Church Shows up again as the Bride of Christ Revelation 21. It comes down AFTER the Great White Throne Judgement and the New Heavens and the New Earth. (see following lessons)