Monday, 15 April 2013
THE GLORIOUS AND THE MAGNIFICENT MILLENIUM REIGN AND THE NEW JERUSALEM
What a mighty moment in time as we share an amazing, powerful, beautiful, exciting and a peaceful destiny that awaits those who have washed their garments in the precious blood of Him who was sent to mankind so that them who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life: The LORD Jesus Christ.
So the LORD is going to take us through this very lovely, powerful, exciting, joyful, peaceful, fulfilling and beautiful destination that is soon going to be availed to them who have embraced absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ.
So after having gone through the trying, difficult, worrisome, chaotic life on earth full of tears and sorrow; The LORD God Almighty, The LORD Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit have prepared in store the most glorious destiny for The Children of God to rest, enjoy, be satisfied and be fulfilled forever and ever. These destinies are what are known as: The Millennium reign and then followed thereafter by: The New Jerusalem.
The millennium reign will be a time and a moment to restore the earth to what it was initially meant to be when God Almighty created man (Adam and Eve) and placed them in the Garden of Eden. So millennium reign will be to restore mankind and the earth to what it was initially purposed to be: Beautiful, exciting, joyful and peaceful etc.
So the millennium reign will be right here on the earth but it will be a totally different earth since The LORD will remove evil and all evil men who have refused to accept the sacrifice offered by The LORD Jesus Christ to restore them to God Almighty through His precious blood that He shed at the cross of Calvary so that all those who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Therefore, it is absolutely very important to note that it is only through the blood of The LORD Jesus Christ that mankind is restored back to The Creater of Heaven and The Earth, The God of The Universe: The LORD God Almighty.
Buddha, Mohammed, Haile Selassie, Hindu gods-Krishna etc, Mormonism, Illuminati, Jesuits, Rastafarianism, new age movement, Free masonry, spiritual guides, Yoga and meditation in which they worship Hindu gods and goddess knowingly or unknowingly etc are all pathways to eternal destruction: Hell.
New Jerusalem will be a reward to those mankind who lived in the fear of The LORD and worshiped the LORD in truth and in spirit and effectively chose to accept the sacrifice offered by God Almighty for the redemption and restoration of mankind back to God Almighty: The blood sacrifice by The LORD Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary. These are them who embraced absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ.
After the millennium reign (1,000-year reign) with the redeemed on the earth by The LORD Jesus Christ, the redeemed of The LORD will then be taken to New Jerusalem which is based in a level of Heaven (even though it is brought down from up in Heaven). Here they will stay forever and ever and ever i.e. eternity. The present earth will actually pass away (gone forever).
So at this juncture we are going to discuss the key parameters that will be at the centre of the millennium reign:
THE KEY PARAMETERS THAT WILL BE AT THE CENTRE OF THE MILLENNIUM REIGN:
1-The millennium reign will be a time when The LORD Jesus Christ will reign on the earth as The King of The earth. So The LORD Jesus Christ will be based at the centre of the earth which is Jerusalem in Israel and as The King of Kings He will reign on the earth. The LORD will reign together with His servants who will form part of the royal priest-hood.
This reign of The LORD as the king of Kings is well stated in the book of Zechariah 14:6-9 “On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light. On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter. The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.”
The LORD also revealed to Apostle John this coming reign of The LORD Jesus Christ on the earth, and this is stated in the book of Revelation 19:14-16 “The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
2-The LORD Jesus Christ will tabernacle amongst His people on the earth during the millennium reign. The people of the earth will live in peace and joy. And so there will be no fear of harm or attack because all the evil and evil men shall have been wiped away from the face of the earth. So The LORD will live amongst men (and women) on the earth and He will protect His people and His people will live in safety, never again will they be afraid.
This is well stated in the book of Zephaniah 3:9 “But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the Lord. They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zechariah, the prophet of The LORD also was shown this coming tabernacle of The LORD amongst His people, and this is stated in the book of Zechariah 2:10-13 “Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the Lord. “Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
3- During the millennium reign, the Mountain of The LORD’s temple will be established and The LORD Jesus Christ will be in this mountain and people will stream to see The LORD Jesus Christ and He will teach the people when they go to Him His ways so that the people may walk in the path of The LORD; The narrow path of absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. On this path of the LORD, the people who have no fear of The LORD i.e. who lack wisdom and so are wicked fools will not be allowed on this highway of The LORD. This is well stated in the book of Isaiah 35:8-10 “And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
The LORD also revealed to His servant Micah this upcoming mountain temple of The LORD where The LORD will reside. This is stated in the book of Micah 1:1-2 “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”
Zechariah was also shown this upcoming uplifting of Jerusalem in readiness for the millennium reign of The LORD Jesus Christ and this is stated in the book of Zechariah 14:10-11 “The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place. It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.”
4-During millennium reign, people will go To Jerusalem to not only worship The LORD but to also give their offerings to The LORD as a form of worship and praise.
This is well stated in the book of Zephaniah 3:9- “Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder. From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings.”
Those who will not go to worship The LORD will be punished while those who go to worship The LORD will be rewarded with rain and sacred items from The LORD etc.
This is well stated in the book of Zechariah 14:16-21 “Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. On that day holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord Almighty.”
5-During millennium reign, The LORD Jesus Christ will be the supreme judge on the earth and He will settle disputes amongst the nations; and as a righteous judge there will thus be no war or nations training for war.
This is well stated in the book of Micah 4:3 “He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war.”
6-During the millennium reign, The LORD will comfort His people and will wipe away their tears.
This is well stated in the book of Isaiah 66:12-14 “For this is what the Lord says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass; the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,”
7-During the millennium reign, all the land will flourish with water and even the previously desert land will be full of water and vegetation will grow on the land and so all the land will be fertile. The climate and weather patterns will be constant and will be favorable all the year. There will also be no distinction between day and night because when evening comes ushering the night, there will be light. And this light will be the glory of The LORD.
This is well stated in the book of Isaiah 35:1-2 “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.”
Also in the book of Isaiah 35:7 “The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.”
Zechariah the prophet of The LORD was shown this upcoming constant and favorable weather that will be on the earth during the millennium reign, and this is stated in the book of Zechariah 14:6-8 “On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light. On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.”
8-During the millennium reign all those who were previously blind, deaf, lame, mute tongues, feeble hands, knees that gives way will all be set free.
This is well stated in the book of Isaiah 35:3-6 “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer and the mute tongue shout for joy.”
So at this next particular juncture we are going to discuss the key parameters that not only describe but also form the features that will be at the centre of the New Jerusalem:
THE KEY DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES OF THE NEW JERUSALEM
(i)- The New Jerusalem is a replica of the old Jerusalem on the earth. That’s why it derives its name from Jerusalem. Just as The LORD tabernacles (lives amongst men) in Jerusalem on the earth during the millennium reign so will He tabernacle in The New Jerusalem with the redeemed.
That’s why apostle John heard it being announced as he was being shown the upcoming New Jerusalem and its stated in the book of Revelation 21:3 “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”
(ii)- The new Jerusalem is a reward presented by The LORD God Almighty to His people; them who have washed their garment clean, bright and spotless and have been obedient and faithful to The LORD.
It is like a very beautiful, well dressed present/gift offered by The LORD God Almighty to reward His children who have been redeemed by having embraced absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. The beauty of this present/gift by The LORD God Almighty is that it is eternal and so eternally enduring and it’s pure and very beautiful. That’s why it is stated in the book of Revelation 21:2 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband”
(iii)- In New Jerusalem, the people of God will be in a state of joy, peace, life and maximum satisfaction. This will be the place where when people say: “We are enjoying life then the true meaning of it will dawn on the redeemed.” This will be the real life to be enjoyed, and the good part of it is that it is eternal and permanent. And that’s why The LORD Showed apostle John what He states as follows in the book of Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
(iv)- In New Jerusalem, God Almighty will be making everything new. Meaning that in The new Jerusalem, the corrupt, filthy, deformed, unpleasant, violent, chaotic, disorganized, unpredictable, evil, thirst, death and fearsome characteristics and features that denotes the present day earth will not be found there in The New Jerusalem. Everything will be made new for the glory and honor of The LORD as He rewards and dwells amongst His children in unbelievably beautiful, magnificent and glorious environment.
That’s why The LORD states as follows in the book of Revelation 21:5-7 “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
As a serious warning, to those who are disobedient to The LORD God Almighty and have rejected the sacrifice offered by The LORD God Almighty for redemption and restoration, The LORD gives a very serious warning to what awaits such obedient children if they don’t turn away in time from their lifestyles of sins. This warning of The LORD is in the book of Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
(v)- The new Jerusalem has got the glory and the brightness of The LORD. It takes the features of the bride of Christ and so it’s shinning with the same brilliance as the bride of Christ who during the wedding supper of the lamb was given fine linen to wear just as stated in the book of Revelation 19:7-8 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
So since the bride of Christ has assumed such glory, brightness, cleanness and fineness from The LORD by being given a fine linen to wear and so a place comparable to the features that now attests to the bride of Christ has thus now assumed likeness, similarities and comparison to the bride of Christ; and that’s why it is also now called the bride of Christ (The New Jerusalem). That’s why The LORD showed apostle John what is stated in the book of Revelation 2:9-11 “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.”
(vi)- To show that it is a replica of the city where once The LORD Jesus Christ dwell in and tabernacle in, the new Jerusalem will recognize the things that Israel, a chosen nation of God Almighty had. That’s why it is stated in the book of Revelation 21:12-14 “It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
(vii)- The New Jerusalem will be made of very precious stones, the kind of which is very rare on the earth. This will make it very beautiful and exciting.
This is well expounded on in the book of Revelation 21:18-21 “The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.”
(viii)- In the New Jerusalem, The LORD God Almighty and The LORD Jesus Christ are the temples since they dwell amongst the redeemed children of The LORD who worship and praise The LORD. There is thus no need for a temple in New Jerusalem because The LORD tabernacles amongst His children.
That’s why John the apostle stated what he was shown in the book of Revelation 21:22 “I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.”
(ix)- Since The LORD dwells in The New Jerusalem, His glory brightens and shines The New Jerusalem and so The Holy City of New Jerusalem does not close its gates because of the worries of nightfall.
That’s why apostle John was shown what he stated as follows in the book of Revelation 21:23-26 “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.”
(x)- The Holy city of New Jerusalem is for those who are Holy.
The LORD forewarns the people and the nations of the earth in the book of Hebrew 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no-one will see the Lord.” So those who live in Holiness will eventually be allowed entrance into the Holy City of New Jerusalem and these are them who have embraced absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ and so have their names written in the lamb’s book of life. That’s why The LORD declares in the book of Revelation 21:27 “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”.
What a painful, agonizing eternity that awaits those who are disobedient and rebel against The LORD by rejecting His Sacrificial Lamb: The LORD Jesus Christ. The LORD reveals what awaits them in the book of Isaiah 66:22-24 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord. “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
May We All Embrace Absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to the LORD Jesus Christ So That We Make It to the Glorious and The Magnificent Millennium Reign and the New Jerusalem and Eternity.
PREPARE THE WAY IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!