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What on Earth Is the Millennium?

Watch What on Earth Is the Millennium?
August 23, 2020
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A thousand-year time of peace is coming when justice and righteousness will reign. Learn more about this coming Millennium of peace in this message.

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What on Earth Is the Millennium?

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  • male announcer: For millennia,humans have looked up
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  • into the sky and wonderedwhat lies ahead of them
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  • in the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer to what is perhaps
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  • life's greatest mystery:that which awaits us
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  • when we walk through the doorinto the world beyond.
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  • But God doesn't concealthe details about your
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  • eternal resting place.
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  • Look in God's Wordand you'll find a glimpse
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  • into heaven.
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  • Streets brighter than gold,God's radiant throne,
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  • and the eternal homeof Jesus Christ.
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  • All the magnificent detailsare written in the pages
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  • of Scripture.
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  • What heaven will look like,how your soul will get there,
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  • if you'll be reunitedwith loved ones once you arrive,
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  • and how your body will appearfor eternity.
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  • That is but just a sliver ofwhat we can know about eternity,
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  • which promises to be a placebeyond your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to dois open the Bible
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  • and you'll find that insideGod is revealing
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  • the mysteries of heaven.
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  • Now, here is your hostand Bible teacher,
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: AfterWorld War I, an organization
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  • called the League of Nations wasformed to promote world peace.
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  • Then came World War II,followed by the creation
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  • of the United Nations,another effort
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  • to bring peace into the world.
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  • Both of these organizationsfailed to reach
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  • their desired goal.
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  • But just because these effortsof man have failed
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  • doesn't mean there won't everbe peace on earth.
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  • It just means it won't comethrough man's ingenuity.
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  • The Bible saysthat a 1000-year time of peace,
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  • a millennium of peace,is coming.
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  • It's going to be administratedby the prince of peace himself,
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • And in this editionof "Turning Point,"
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  • the title of my messagesays it all:
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  • "What on Earth isthe Millennium?"
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  • You'll learn the Bible's answerto that question today,
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  • right here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪ Who breaks the powerof sin and darkness ♪
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  • ♪ Whose love is mightyand so much stronger ♪
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  • ♪ The King of glory,the King above all kings ♪
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  • ♪ Who shakes the wholeearth with holy thunder ♪
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  • ♪ Who leaves us breathlessin awe and wonder ♪
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  • ♪ The King of glory,the King above all kings ♪
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  • Michael Sanchez: C'mon, church,lift up.
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  • ♪ This is amazing grace ♪
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  • ♪ This is unfailing love ♪
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  • ♪ That you wouldtake my place ♪
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  • ♪ that you wouldbear my cross ♪
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  • ♪ You laid down your lifethat I would be set free ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, Jesus, I sing for allthat you've done for me ♪
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  • Michael Sanchez: Sing"Worthy is the Lamb."
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  • ♪ Worthy is the Lambwho was slain ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the King whoconquered the grave ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the Lambwho was slain ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the King whoconquered the grave ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the Lambwho was slain ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the Kingwho conquered the grave ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the Lambwho was slain ♪
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  • ♪ Worthy is the King ♪
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  • ♪ This is amazing grace ♪
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  • ♪ This is unfailing love ♪
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  • ♪ That you wouldtake my place ♪
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  • ♪ that you wouldbear my cross ♪
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  • ♪ You laid down your lifethat I would be set free ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, Jesus, I sing for allthat you've done for me ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah, all that you've donefor me ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • announcer: Coming upon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We will havesharper minds, stronger bodies,
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  • clearer purpose,and unabated joy,
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  • and we will serve the Lordfor 1000 years on this earth
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  • as it is,reigning and ruling with him.
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  • Can you imaginea reign of righteousness
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  • with all godly peoplein every single position,
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  • having not had to beelected there
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  • but appointed thereby King Jesus?
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  • announcer: There are a lotof myths, rumors,
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  • and conjecture about heaven.
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  • But what can you believe?
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  • What is factand what is fiction?
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  • Now, there's a biblicallybased book you can trust.
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  • A look insideDr. David Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven," gives you a glimpse
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  • into eternity, as Dr. Jeremiahanswers your most
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  • pressing questionsabout the afterlife.
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  • Questions likehow do we get to heaven,
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  • who will be there,and where exactly is it?
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  • Dive into this studywith Dr. Jeremiah and discover
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  • how our understanding of heavenmatters today and can focus
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  • every other partof our Christian life.
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  • This inspiring ten-chapter bookis only available exclusively
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  • through Turning Point.
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  • And it's yours in appreciationfor your support of the ministry
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  • with a gift of any amount.
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  • And if you give $60 or more,we'll send you the "Heaven" set
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  • which includes Dr. Jeremiah'sbook, study guide,
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  • his current teaching series onyour choice of CD or DVD album,
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  • and the"Is There a Heaven?" brochure.
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  • If your gift exceeds $100,Dr. Jeremiah will also send you
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  • the popular"Answers to Questions
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  • About Heaven" book.
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  • Don't miss outon this scriptural look
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  • at your future home,only from Turning Point.
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  • Contact us today.
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  • ♪ Amazing lovethat welcomes me ♪
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  • ♪ The kindness of mercythat bought with blood, ♪
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  • ♪ wholeheartedly,my soul undeserving ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you'reso good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ You're so good to me ♪
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  • ♪ Behold the cross, ageto age and hour by hour ♪
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  • ♪ The dead are raised,the sinner saved ♪
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  • ♪ The work of your power ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you'reso good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ You're so good to me ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you'reso good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ You're so good to me ♪
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  • ♪ I am blessed,I am called, ♪
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  • ♪ I am healed,I am whole ♪
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  • ♪ I am savedin Jesus's name ♪
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  • ♪ Highly favored, anointed,filled with your power ♪
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  • ♪ for the gloryof Jesus's name ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ And should thislife bring suffering, ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, I will rememberwhat Calvary ♪
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  • ♪ has bought for me bothnow and forever ♪
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  • Michael: Church, let'ssing this chorus together.
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  • Let's sing, "God,you're so good."
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you'reso good ♪
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  • ♪ God, you're so good ♪
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  • ♪ You're so good to me ♪♪
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  • announcer:Does your devotional life
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  • Inside, you will findinspiring articles
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  • ♪ One day you'll makeeverything new, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ One day you willbind every wound ♪
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  • ♪ Former thingsshall all pass away ♪
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  • ♪ No more tears ♪
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  • ♪ One day you'll makesense of it all, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ One day everyquestion resolved ♪
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  • ♪ Every anxiousthought left behind ♪
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  • ♪ No more fear ♪
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  • ♪ When we all getto heaven, ♪
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  • ♪ what a day of rejoicingthat will be ♪
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  • ♪ When we all see Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ we'll sing and shoutthe victory ♪
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  • ♪ One day we willsee face to face, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ Is there a greatervision of grace? ♪
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  • ♪ And in a moment we shallbe changed on that day ♪
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  • ♪ And one day we'll be free, ♪
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  • ♪ free indeed, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ One day all thisstruggle will cease ♪
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  • ♪ And we will see yourglory revealed on that day ♪
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  • ♪ When we all getto heaven, ♪
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  • ♪ what a day of rejoicingthat will be ♪
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  • ♪ When we all see Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ we'll sing and shoutthe victory ♪
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  • ♪ When we all get to heaven, ♪
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  • ♪ what a day of rejoicingthat will be ♪
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  • ♪ When we all see Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ we'll singand shout the victory ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ One day we will seeface to face, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ Is there a greatervision of grace? ♪
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  • ♪ And in a moment weshall be changed, ♪
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  • ♪ in a moment weshall be changed, ♪
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  • ♪ in a moment we shallbe changed on that day ♪
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  • male: Would you allstand and sing this
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  • great hymn with us.
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  • ♪ When we all get to heaven, ♪
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  • ♪ what a day of rejoicingthat will be ♪
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  • ♪ When we all see Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ we'll singand shout the victory ♪
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  • ♪ When we all get to heaven, ♪
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  • ♪ what a day of rejoicingthat will be ♪
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  • ♪ When we all see Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ we'll singand shout the victory ♪
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  • ♪ We'll singand shout the victory ♪
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  • ♪ We'll singand shout the victory ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, shout the victory ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: InsideDr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven," Dr. David Jeremiah
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  • will lead youthrough God's Word,
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  • uncovering the answersto your pressing questions
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  • about the world beyond,including if you've lost a child
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  • will you be reunited in heaven?
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  • How are our soulstransported to heaven?
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  • And where exactly is it located?
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  • As you read, you'll discoverthat the more you know
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  • about heaven,the more you'll live
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  • in the reality that awaitsyou every day.
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  • This inspiring bookis only available
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  • from Turning Pointand it's yours as a thank you
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  • when you give a giftof any amount.
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  • And if you give $60 or more,we'll send you the "Heaven" set
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  • which includes Dr. Jeremiah'sbook, study guide,
  • 00:17:38.774 --> 00:17:42.244
  • his current teaching series onyour choice of CD or DVD album,
  • 00:17:42.277 --> 00:17:45.948
  • and the"Is There a Heaven?" brochure.
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  • If your gift exceeds $100,Dr. Jeremiah will also send you
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  • the popular"Answers to Questions
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  • About Heaven" book.
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  • Don't miss outon this scriptural look
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  • at your future home,only from Turning Point.
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  • Contact us today.
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  • female announcer:Thank you for watching,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven,"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • Timeless teachingfrom Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • We appreciate your viewershipas Turning Point delivers
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  • the unchanging Word of Godto an ever-changing world.
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  • And now, here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "What on Earth Isthe Millennium?"
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Almost everyoneknows the lyrics to Isaac Watts'
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  • famous hymn, "Joy to the World,"but few people realize
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  • that it is reallya miscast hymn.
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  • It's not a Christmas hymn,really, at all, even though
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  • it's in the top threeof the favorite Christmas hymns
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  • of all time.
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  • Listen to the words and seeif you understand what I mean.
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  • "Joy to the world,the Lord is come.
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  • Let earth receive her King."
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  • Did we receive the King whenJesus was born at Bethlehem?
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  • "Let every heartprepare him room
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  • and heaven and nature sing.
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  • Joy to the world,the Savior reigns.
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  • Let men their songs employ,while fields and floods, rocks,
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  • hills and plains,repeat the sounding joy.
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  • No more let sin and sorrow grow,nor thorns infest the ground.
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  • He comesto make his blessing flow,
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  • far as the curse is found."
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  • Has that happened?
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  • Did it happen?
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  • "He rules the worldwith truth and grace."
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  • I don't think so, not yet.
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  • "And makes the nationsprove the glories
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  • of His righteousnessand the wonders of His love."
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  • Only during the millenniumwhich comes after
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  • the Second Advent of Christ,will the words of
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  • "Joy to the World"really be fulfilled.
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  • Only during that timewe'll be able to sing
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  • these wordswith real meaning in our heart.
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  • Now, in your Biblesthere is a place
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  • to which you should turnwhich is the central passage
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  • for this discussion,and it's the 20th chapter
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  • of the book of Revelation.
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  • Revelation chapter 20.
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  • Revelation chapter 20 introducesthe glorious reign of Christ
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  • on this earth, which is knownas the Millennium.
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  • Now, let's take the mysteryout of the term "millennium."
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  • It is a Latin wordwhich is made up of two words:
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  • the words "mille"which mean 1000 and the word
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  • "annum" which means years.
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  • Mille annum, 1000 years.
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  • So the word "millennium" means1000 years.
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  • And the textof Revelation chapter 20
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  • is the only place in the Biblewhere that actual word appears.
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  • And it appears in the textsix different times.
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  • If you look down in your Biblesyou will notice in verse 2
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  • it says, "He laid holdof the dragon,
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  • that serpent of old,who is the Devil and Satan,
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  • and bound him for 1000 years,"for a millennium.
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  • Verse 3: "And the nationsno more were deceived
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  • for 1000 years," a millennium.
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  • Verse 4: "And they lived andreigned with Christ 1000 years,"
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  • a millennium.
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  • Verse 5: "And the restof the dead did not live again
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  • until the 1000 yearswas finished."
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  • There it is again.
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  • Verse 6: "Over such the seconddeath has no power,
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  • but they shall be priests of Godand of Christ,
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  • and shall reign with Hima millennium, 1000 years."
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  • Mille annum, 1000 years.
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  • Verse 7: "Now whenthe 1000 years had expired,
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  • Satan will be releasedfrom his prison."
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  • The Millennium is a periodof 1000 years
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  • that is going to take placein the future and it is
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  • a very important subjectfor us to discuss.
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  • Now, I need to tell youthat there is no more subject
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  • in all of Bible prophecythat is more controversial
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  • than this one.
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  • There are, first of all,three perspectives
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  • on the Millennium.
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  • Roman numeral I,Three Perspectives
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  • on the Millennium.
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  • Church history has seen the riseof three competing views.
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  • Now it may not seem importantto you what a person might think
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  • about the 1000 years,but it is very important
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  • because what a person thinksabout that 1000-year period
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  • gives away their understandingas to how the Bible
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  • should be interpreted.
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  • And we're going to seethat in a few moments.
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  • First of all, there are somepeople who refer to themselves
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  • as post-millennialists.
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  • Now, I'm not trying to gettheological with you today
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  • and I haven't gone backto review my seminary notes
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  • but you need to understandthese terms so you will see
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  • what I'm talking about.
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  • Post-millennialism,let me tell you what that means.
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  • That means that a certaingroup of people believe
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  • that Jesus Christwill not come back to this earth
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  • until after the 1000 yearsof kingdom living have happened.
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  • And here'show they interpret it.
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  • This was inventedby a Unitarian minister
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  • by the name of Daniel Whitbyin the mid 17th century
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  • and it teaches that the church,we, the church,
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  • will bring about the Millenniumthrough the preaching
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  • of the gospel.
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  • According his view,as more and more people
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  • across the globe are converted,the world will gradually
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  • be conquered for Christ.
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  • God's justice will prevailacross the earth and Jesus
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  • will at last returnto a Utopian world
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  • to take up the thronethat was won him by his church.
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  • Now, I need to tell youthat view flourished
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  • until World War I.
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  • At the end of World War Ipeople began to doubt
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  • whether this hadany credibility or not.
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  • You know, World War I,the motto was
  • 00:23:49.211 --> 00:23:51.112
  • "Make the world safefor democracy."
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  • Well, post-millennialismstarted to falter a little bit
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  • because it becameapparent to everyone
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  • that the world wasn't gettingbetter and better.
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  • Justice wasn't prevailingmore and more.
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  • And when World War II came,the world war that was to end
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  • all world wars,post-millennialism
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  • primarily died and it ceasesto be a major player
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  • on the stage,though it has had a somewhat
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  • recent revival under somevery strange circumstances.
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  • Post-millennialism,which says the world's gonna get
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  • better and better and betteruntil ultimately it's so good
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  • that it's a fit placefor Jesus to come back to.
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  • Aren't you glad that isn't truebecause the signs
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  • aren't so good, are they?
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  • Jesus may never get backthe way we're going,
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  • if we believe that.
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  • And then, there's another viewwhich is sometimes
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  • referred to as a-millennialism.
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  • I wanna hear you all say that.
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  • A-millennialism.
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  • Now, whenever you put the word"a" in front of a word
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  • it negatesthe value of the word.
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  • So a-millennialismmeans no millennium.
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  • And there are some peoplethat take all the passages
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  • in the Biblethat speak about the Millennium
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  • and they say,"Those are all symbolic."
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  • Instead, the church inheritsthe Millennial blessings
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  • that were given to Israel.
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  • In other words,the events that are in
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  • Revelation chapter 20are happening right now.
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  • The church is reigningwith Christ over the earth.
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  • We are in the Millenniumaccording to a-millennialism.
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  • Oh my goodness, I hope not.
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  • Don't you hope not?
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  • If this is the Millenniumwhat in the world
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  • do we have to look forward to?
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  • I hope the Millenniumis a whole lot better
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  • than what we have right nowand, of course,
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  • anyone who really studiesthe Scripture
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  • and takes it literally wouldunderstand immediately
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  • that the prophecies of peaceand prosperity and purity
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  • and all of those thingsare not being fulfilled today.
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  • The exact oppositeis being fulfilled.
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  • And the problemwith a-millennialism
  • 00:25:47.329 --> 00:25:49.164
  • is the only wayyou can make it work
  • 00:25:49.197 --> 00:25:50.999
  • is to spiritualize and symbolizeall of the
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  • Old Testament Scriptures.
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  • Once you start doingthat and you get away
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  • from a literal interpretationof the Bible, then there is
  • 00:25:58.106 --> 00:26:00.842
  • no control on anythingand whatever you want
  • 00:26:00.875 --> 00:26:03.845
  • the Bible to say, it will say.
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  • And then there is the third viewwhich is the view that I believe
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  • is the accurate one.
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  • And that is what we callpre-millennialism.
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  • Pre-millennialism is the oldestof the three views
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  • and it believes and teachesthat Jesus Christ
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  • will physically returnto this earth.
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  • He will defeat his enemiesand there will be a battle
  • 00:26:24.633 --> 00:26:27.669
  • that is fought at the endand he will then
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  • set up his kingdom on this earthand he will reign upon the earth
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  • for 1000 years.
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  • Now, I wanna give youa little visual so you see
  • 00:26:36.077 --> 00:26:38.580
  • how this works.
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  • Draw a straight lineon your paper, all right?
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  • Just a straight line.
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  • Now, start over hereon the left-hand side
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  • of the line and put a littleparentheses about that wide.
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  • In the middleof the parentheses,
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  • just put the letters "OT,"Old Testament.
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  • That's where it begins.
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  • Next to the parentheseswhere you have "OT,"
  • 00:26:57.565 --> 00:26:59.701
  • put a cross.
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  • Just put a picture of a cross.
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  • That's a referenceto the life of Christ,
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  • to his death, his burial,and his Resurrection.
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  • Next to the cross,put another parentheses and
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  • write the word "church" in it.
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  • Just put the word"church" in it.
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  • Now you've got OT, the cross,and the church.
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  • After you get to the endof the church parentheses,
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  • I want you to put an arrowgoing straight up
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  • and one coming straight down,meeting in the middle.
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  • Because what happensat the end of the church age is,
  • 00:27:26.261 --> 00:27:28.763
  • we have the Rapture.
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  • The dead in Christ are raised,and Christ comes back
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  • and we all who are Christiansgo to heaven.
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  • After that,put another parentheses
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  • and write the word"7 years" in it.
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  • This is the Tribulation.
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  • At the end of the Tribulation,in that little parentheses,
  • 00:27:42.010 --> 00:27:44.612
  • put another arrow,this one coming straight down.
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  • That's the Second Adventwhen Jesus comes back to take up
  • 00:27:47.382 --> 00:27:50.518
  • his reign on the earth.
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  • Then put a little biggerparentheses and write the word
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  • "1000 years" in it.
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  • That's the Millenniumand after the Millennium
  • 00:27:55.890 --> 00:27:58.059
  • is the eternal stateor what we call heaven.
  • 00:27:58.093 --> 00:28:01.296
  • Now, I don't have time to goover that again, so I hope
  • 00:28:01.329 --> 00:28:03.231
  • you wrote that all down.
  • 00:28:03.264 --> 00:28:04.432
  • But I want you to knowwhat we're talking about here.
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  • We're talking abouta period of time
  • 00:28:06.768 --> 00:28:08.903
  • after the Tribulationwhen Jesus Christ comes back
  • 00:28:08.937 --> 00:28:12.273
  • and he literally reignson this earth.
  • 00:28:12.307 --> 00:28:15.477
  • And all the promisesof the Old Testament
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  • concerning the kingdomare fulfilled
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  • in that period of timeand the redeemed Jews
  • 00:28:19.848 --> 00:28:22.217
  • live in their homelandand the Millennium ends
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  • with the final rebellionand the old earth is replaced
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  • by a transformednew heaven and new earth,
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  • and this is the viewthat is found
  • 00:28:31.593 --> 00:28:33.428
  • in all of the writingsof the early church fathers
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  • and which is more widelybelieved by evangelicals
  • 00:28:35.764 --> 00:28:39.667
  • than any other viewon the Millennium.
  • 00:28:39.701 --> 00:28:42.504
  • So we have three perspectivesof the Millennium.
  • 00:28:42.537 --> 00:28:45.373
  • Now I wanna give youfour purposes
  • 00:28:45.406 --> 00:28:46.941
  • for the Millennium.
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  • Why do we have to havea Millennium?
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  • Somebody says,"What do we need this for?
  • 00:28:49.844 --> 00:28:51.379
  • Just so we can have somethingto discuss in theology?"
  • 00:28:51.412 --> 00:28:54.382
  • No, it's very importantthat there be a period of time
  • 00:28:54.415 --> 00:28:57.218
  • like this going forwardand I wanna give you
  • 00:28:57.252 --> 00:29:00.321
  • just a few reasonsand I'm gonna go through some
  • 00:29:00.355 --> 00:29:03.024
  • Scripture and I wanna tell youI'm gonna go
  • 00:29:03.057 --> 00:29:04.692
  • through these Scriptures fastso if I go through them fast,
  • 00:29:04.726 --> 00:29:07.228
  • you watch fast and listen fastand understand fast, all right?
  • 00:29:07.262 --> 00:29:10.198
  • Here we go.
  • 00:29:10.231 --> 00:29:11.432
  • Ready?
  • 00:29:11.466 --> 00:29:13.134
  • The first reason is to rewardthe people of God.
  • 00:29:13.168 --> 00:29:15.804
  • There needs to bea millennial time
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  • to reward the people of God.
  • 00:29:17.372 --> 00:29:19.174
  • There are scores of promisesscattered throughout
  • 00:29:19.207 --> 00:29:21.242
  • all of the Bible,both in the Old Testament
  • 00:29:21.276 --> 00:29:24.379
  • and in the New Testament,guaranteeing God's people
  • 00:29:24.412 --> 00:29:27.515
  • that they will receive rewardsfor faithful service.
  • 00:29:27.549 --> 00:29:31.019
  • For instance, Isaiah 40:10 says:"Behold, His reward is with Him,
  • 00:29:31.052 --> 00:29:35.623
  • and His work before Him."
  • 00:29:35.657 --> 00:29:37.659
  • "The Son of Man will comein the glory of His Father
  • 00:29:37.692 --> 00:29:39.994
  • with His angels."
  • 00:29:40.028 --> 00:29:41.029
  • When's that gonna happen?
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  • The Second Advent at the endof the Tribulation period
  • 00:29:42.397 --> 00:29:44.899
  • just before the Millennium.
  • 00:29:44.933 --> 00:29:47.202
  • "And He will reward eachaccording to his works."
  • 00:29:47.235 --> 00:29:51.206
  • Matthew 25:34:"The King will say to those
  • 00:29:51.239 --> 00:29:53.575
  • on His right hand,'Come, ye blessed of My Father,
  • 00:29:53.608 --> 00:29:56.377
  • inherit the kingdom preparedfor you from the foundation
  • 00:29:56.411 --> 00:29:59.047
  • of the world.'"
  • 00:29:59.080 --> 00:30:00.215
  • Colossians 3:24:"Knowing that from the Lord
  • 00:30:00.248 --> 00:30:02.617
  • you will receive the rewardof the inheritance;
  • 00:30:02.650 --> 00:30:04.919
  • for you serve the Lord."
  • 00:30:04.953 --> 00:30:06.020
  • Revelation 22:12: "And behold,I am coming quickly,
  • 00:30:06.054 --> 00:30:09.591
  • and My reward is with Me,to give every one
  • 00:30:09.624 --> 00:30:12.227
  • according to his work."
  • 00:30:12.260 --> 00:30:13.695
  • The Bible teachesthat when we serve the Lord
  • 00:30:13.728 --> 00:30:16.097
  • here on this earthas Christians,
  • 00:30:16.130 --> 00:30:18.333
  • we are going to be rewardedwhen we get to the kingdom
  • 00:30:18.366 --> 00:30:21.936
  • with the opportunityto serve the Lord
  • 00:30:21.970 --> 00:30:23.771
  • in a new and special way.
  • 00:30:23.805 --> 00:30:26.374
  • In the previous message,we talked about the crowns.
  • 00:30:26.407 --> 00:30:28.910
  • Here, we're remindedthat part of our reward
  • 00:30:28.943 --> 00:30:32.046
  • will be to reign and rulewith Christ upon this earth
  • 00:30:32.080 --> 00:30:35.917
  • and each of us will haveopportunities to serve the Lord
  • 00:30:35.950 --> 00:30:39.621
  • based upon our faithfulnessin serving him right now.
  • 00:30:39.654 --> 00:30:44.459
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:13 saysthat "the coming of the Lord
  • 00:30:44.492 --> 00:30:49.964
  • will happen when He comeswith all of His saints."
  • 00:30:49.998 --> 00:30:53.201
  • When Jesus comes back at the endof the Tribulation period, just
  • 00:30:53.234 --> 00:30:55.770
  • before this millennial time,we who were raptured
  • 00:30:55.803 --> 00:30:59.407
  • at the beginning,we're gonna come back with him.
  • 00:30:59.440 --> 00:31:01.943
  • We're gonna come backto this earth
  • 00:31:01.976 --> 00:31:03.411
  • and we're gonna reign uponthis new earth that he's created
  • 00:31:03.444 --> 00:31:06.748
  • with his righteousness.
  • 00:31:06.781 --> 00:31:08.549
  • And Paul told the Corinthiansthat the saints are gonna judge
  • 00:31:08.583 --> 00:31:11.753
  • the world, in 1 Corinthians 6:2.
  • 00:31:11.786 --> 00:31:15.056
  • And in Revelation chapter 20and verse 4 that we read
  • 00:31:15.089 --> 00:31:17.959
  • a few moments ago,we read: "And they lived
  • 00:31:17.992 --> 00:31:20.628
  • and they reigned with Himfor 1000 years."
  • 00:31:20.662 --> 00:31:23.665
  • Who are they?
  • 00:31:23.698 --> 00:31:24.999
  • The Christians, the saints,who come back with him.
  • 00:31:25.033 --> 00:31:27.001
  • Literally, men and women,there has to be a Millennium
  • 00:31:27.035 --> 00:31:29.904
  • so that we can live outour rewards during this
  • 00:31:29.938 --> 00:31:32.307
  • 1000-year period of time.
  • 00:31:32.340 --> 00:31:34.542
  • In the parable of the talentsJesus taught that our role
  • 00:31:34.575 --> 00:31:37.345
  • as servants and rulerswill be based upon
  • 00:31:37.378 --> 00:31:40.548
  • our faithfulness.
  • 00:31:40.581 --> 00:31:42.216
  • Matthew 25:23:"The Lord said to him,
  • 00:31:42.250 --> 00:31:44.385
  • 'Well done,good and faithful servant;
  • 00:31:44.419 --> 00:31:45.820
  • you have been faithfulover a few things,
  • 00:31:45.853 --> 00:31:48.089
  • I will make you ruler over,'"what?
  • 00:31:48.122 --> 00:31:51.192
  • "Many things.
  • 00:31:51.225 --> 00:31:52.593
  • Enter into the joyof your lord."
  • 00:31:52.627 --> 00:31:54.696
  • In the Millennium,we will be ruling the earth
  • 00:31:54.729 --> 00:31:57.665
  • with Jesus as our King.
  • 00:31:57.699 --> 00:32:01.703
  • And we will be serving the Lord,not as a punishment
  • 00:32:01.736 --> 00:32:04.973
  • but as a reward.
  • 00:32:05.006 --> 00:32:06.574
  • The idea of service as a rewardis foreign to a lot of people
  • 00:32:06.607 --> 00:32:10.578
  • who don't like their work,who only put up with their work
  • 00:32:10.611 --> 00:32:14.182
  • until it's time to retire.
  • 00:32:14.215 --> 00:32:16.284
  • We think that faithful serviceshould be rewarded
  • 00:32:16.317 --> 00:32:19.220
  • with a long vacation.
  • 00:32:19.253 --> 00:32:20.955
  • But God offers us an opportunityvery different from work.
  • 00:32:20.989 --> 00:32:25.526
  • More responsibilitiesis his reward.
  • 00:32:25.560 --> 00:32:29.130
  • Increased opportunitiesis his reward.
  • 00:32:29.163 --> 00:32:32.300
  • Greater abilities and resourcesand wisdom and empowerment.
  • 00:32:32.333 --> 00:32:36.170
  • We will have sharper minds,stronger bodies,
  • 00:32:36.204 --> 00:32:38.840
  • clearer purpose,and unabated joy,
  • 00:32:38.873 --> 00:32:41.576
  • and we will serve the Lordfor 1000 years on this earth
  • 00:32:41.609 --> 00:32:45.513
  • as it is,reigning and ruling with him.
  • 00:32:45.546 --> 00:32:48.516
  • Can you imagine a reignof righteousness
  • 00:32:48.549 --> 00:32:51.052
  • with all godly peoplein every single position,
  • 00:32:51.085 --> 00:32:54.589
  • having not had to be electedthere but appointed there
  • 00:32:54.622 --> 00:32:57.458
  • by King Jesus?
  • 00:32:57.492 --> 00:32:59.627
  • Whoa, would that be something?
  • 00:32:59.660 --> 00:33:01.796
  • Just imagine it.
  • 00:33:01.829 --> 00:33:03.898
  • So in order for thereto be a time for those rewards
  • 00:33:03.931 --> 00:33:06.501
  • to be realized,there has to be
  • 00:33:06.534 --> 00:33:08.703
  • a millennial period.
  • 00:33:08.736 --> 00:33:09.971
  • That's when they're to becarried out.
  • 00:33:10.004 --> 00:33:11.606
  • Number two, there must bea Millennium to respond
  • 00:33:11.639 --> 00:33:13.975
  • to the prophets' predictions.
  • 00:33:14.008 --> 00:33:16.677
  • The prophetsof the Old Testament
  • 00:33:16.711 --> 00:33:18.379
  • predict such a time.
  • 00:33:18.413 --> 00:33:20.815
  • The Old Testament Scripturesare absolutely totally
  • 00:33:20.848 --> 00:33:23.751
  • un-understandableif there is no such period
  • 00:33:23.785 --> 00:33:27.555
  • as the kingdombecause most of the prophecies
  • 00:33:27.588 --> 00:33:30.525
  • of the Old Testament, in fact,Dwight Pentecost
  • 00:33:30.558 --> 00:33:32.927
  • who was a tremendous scholarof prophecy said,
  • 00:33:32.960 --> 00:33:35.696
  • "There is more informationabout the Millennium
  • 00:33:35.730 --> 00:33:38.032
  • in the Biblethan any other prophetic event
  • 00:33:38.066 --> 00:33:40.101
  • in all of the Scripture."
  • 00:33:40.134 --> 00:33:41.869
  • We push it off to the side,nobody wants to talk about it,
  • 00:33:41.903 --> 00:33:44.172
  • it's sort of controversialso we avoid it.
  • 00:33:44.205 --> 00:33:46.507
  • But the Bible saysin the Old Testament
  • 00:33:46.541 --> 00:33:48.376
  • that such a time is coming.
  • 00:33:48.409 --> 00:33:50.445
  • Now I don't have timeto give you the myriad of verses
  • 00:33:50.478 --> 00:33:53.181
  • that talk about itbut I'm gonna give you
  • 00:33:53.214 --> 00:33:55.383
  • a bunch of 'emjust one right after the other,
  • 00:33:55.416 --> 00:33:57.385
  • rapid-fire, right on the screen,and you listen
  • 00:33:57.418 --> 00:34:00.021
  • to what the Scripture says.
  • 00:34:00.054 --> 00:34:01.489
  • Psalm 72:11:"All kings shall fall down
  • 00:34:01.522 --> 00:34:04.459
  • before Him;all nations shall serve Him."
  • 00:34:04.492 --> 00:34:06.794
  • Isaiah 9:7,once again often referred
  • 00:34:06.828 --> 00:34:08.796
  • to as a Christmas versebut only part of it
  • 00:34:08.830 --> 00:34:11.466
  • is a Christmas verse.
  • 00:34:11.499 --> 00:34:12.500
  • The other partis a kingdom verse:
  • 00:34:12.533 --> 00:34:14.602
  • "Of the increase of Hisgovernment and peace
  • 00:34:14.635 --> 00:34:16.637
  • there shall be no end,upon the throne of David
  • 00:34:16.671 --> 00:34:19.107
  • and over His kingdom,to order it and establish it
  • 00:34:19.140 --> 00:34:21.409
  • with judgment and justicefrom that time forward,
  • 00:34:21.442 --> 00:34:23.911
  • even forever.
  • 00:34:23.945 --> 00:34:25.246
  • The zeal of the hostsof the Lord will perform this."
  • 00:34:25.279 --> 00:34:27.815
  • Isaiah 60:21: "Also your peopleshall be righteous;
  • 00:34:27.849 --> 00:34:32.220
  • they shall inheritthe land forever,
  • 00:34:32.253 --> 00:34:34.322
  • the branch of My planting,the work of My hands,
  • 00:34:34.355 --> 00:34:36.591
  • that I may be glorified."
  • 00:34:36.624 --> 00:34:37.625
  • Zechariah 9:10:"I will cut off the chariot
  • 00:34:37.658 --> 00:34:40.328
  • from Ephraim and the horsefrom Jerusalem;
  • 00:34:40.361 --> 00:34:42.196
  • the battle bow will be cut off.
  • 00:34:42.230 --> 00:34:43.698
  • He shall speak peaceto the nations;
  • 00:34:43.731 --> 00:34:45.800
  • His dominion shall be'from sea to sea,
  • 00:34:45.833 --> 00:34:47.835
  • and from the Riverto the ends of the earth.'"
  • 00:34:47.869 --> 00:34:50.438
  • Luke 1:32-33: "He will be great,and will be called
  • 00:34:50.471 --> 00:34:54.275
  • the Son of the Highest;and the Lord God will give Him
  • 00:34:54.308 --> 00:34:56.377
  • the throne of His father David.
  • 00:34:56.410 --> 00:34:58.346
  • And He will reign over the houseof Jacob forever,
  • 00:34:58.379 --> 00:35:01.048
  • and of His kingdomthere will be no end."
  • 00:35:01.082 --> 00:35:03.985
  • Without the kingdom,without the Millennium,
  • 00:35:04.018 --> 00:35:06.420
  • none of thosecould be fulfilled.
  • 00:35:06.454 --> 00:35:08.189
  • Those prophecies all saythere's coming a day
  • 00:35:08.222 --> 00:35:10.725
  • when King Jesus is going to ruleover this earth as it is now
  • 00:35:10.758 --> 00:35:14.896
  • with his saintsas co-regents with him.
  • 00:35:14.929 --> 00:35:17.865
  • And it's going to be a ruleof righteousness and peace
  • 00:35:17.899 --> 00:35:20.468
  • that will last for 10 centuries,for a millennium.
  • 00:35:20.501 --> 00:35:26.307
  • Why does there need to bean earthly kingdom?
  • 00:35:26.340 --> 00:35:28.676
  • Because Christ will come backand triumph on the very earth
  • 00:35:28.709 --> 00:35:33.681
  • where he was seemingly defeatedby his enemy.
  • 00:35:33.714 --> 00:35:36.918
  • His rejection by the rulersof the world--remember,
  • 00:35:36.951 --> 00:35:40.087
  • he came unto his ownand his own received him not.
  • 00:35:40.121 --> 00:35:43.524
  • He will come backto the very earth
  • 00:35:43.558 --> 00:35:45.293
  • where he was rejectedand this time there will be
  • 00:35:45.326 --> 00:35:47.962
  • no rejection and it will bewhen he comes again
  • 00:35:47.995 --> 00:35:50.998
  • to rule this worldin righteousness.
  • 00:35:51.032 --> 00:35:52.900
  • He will at last pick uphis inheritance
  • 00:35:52.934 --> 00:35:55.169
  • and he will be the Kingeveryone had hoped
  • 00:35:55.203 --> 00:35:57.972
  • he would come to bewhen he came the first time.
  • 00:35:58.005 --> 00:36:01.142
  • Do you remember when Jesuscame at Bethlehem
  • 00:36:01.175 --> 00:36:03.244
  • and he started outand his disciples
  • 00:36:03.277 --> 00:36:05.246
  • began to realize who he wasin some fashion,
  • 00:36:05.279 --> 00:36:08.249
  • they wanted to know,is the kingdom gonna be now?
  • 00:36:08.282 --> 00:36:11.519
  • They weren't really interestedin Christ being the ruler
  • 00:36:11.552 --> 00:36:13.421
  • of the world.
  • 00:36:13.454 --> 00:36:14.755
  • They wanted to get the Romansoff their back.
  • 00:36:14.789 --> 00:36:17.225
  • They wanted him to comeand set up the kingdom
  • 00:36:17.258 --> 00:36:18.793
  • but Jesus said,"Not now, but someday."
  • 00:36:18.826 --> 00:36:21.028
  • And it's in this period of timethat that's going to happen
  • 00:36:21.062 --> 00:36:23.764
  • so there needs to bea Millennium
  • 00:36:23.798 --> 00:36:25.967
  • to reward the people of Godand to respond
  • 00:36:26.000 --> 00:36:27.902
  • to the prophets' predictions.
  • 00:36:27.935 --> 00:36:29.770
  • Here's an interesting onethat's just really simple.
  • 00:36:29.804 --> 00:36:32.206
  • And that's to receive the answerto the disciples' prayer.
  • 00:36:32.240 --> 00:36:35.476
  • Do you rememberthe disciples' prayer?
  • 00:36:35.509 --> 00:36:37.411
  • "Our Father in heaven,hallowed be Your name.
  • 00:36:37.445 --> 00:36:39.614
  • Your kingdom come.
  • 00:36:39.647 --> 00:36:41.716
  • Your will be done on earthas it is in heaven."
  • 00:36:41.749 --> 00:36:46.320
  • Has that ever happened?
  • 00:36:46.354 --> 00:36:48.022
  • Has his kingdom ever comeand his will been done
  • 00:36:48.055 --> 00:36:51.125
  • on this earthas it is in heaven?
  • 00:36:51.158 --> 00:36:53.127
  • Not yet.
  • 00:36:53.160 --> 00:36:54.228
  • But it's going to.
  • 00:36:54.262 --> 00:36:55.830
  • One day when Jesus returns,his kingdom will come
  • 00:36:55.863 --> 00:36:58.666
  • and his will will be doneon this earth, even it is now
  • 00:36:58.699 --> 00:37:01.669
  • being done in heaven.
  • 00:37:01.702 --> 00:37:03.704
  • When the disciples prayedthat the kingdom would come,
  • 00:37:03.738 --> 00:37:06.440
  • they were looking forwardto this very time
  • 00:37:06.474 --> 00:37:08.643
  • we're talking about this morningcalled the Millennium.
  • 00:37:08.676 --> 00:37:12.179
  • So the Millennium is necessaryto reward the people of God
  • 00:37:12.213 --> 00:37:15.583
  • and to respondto the prophets' predictions
  • 00:37:15.616 --> 00:37:18.019
  • and to receive the answerto the disciples' prayer.
  • 00:37:18.052 --> 00:37:20.655
  • And finally,the kingdom is necessary
  • 00:37:20.688 --> 00:37:23.924
  • and I want you to listencarefully because I don't
  • 00:37:23.958 --> 00:37:25.426
  • want you to lose this.
  • 00:37:25.459 --> 00:37:26.827
  • It is necessary to re-emphasizeman's depravity
  • 00:37:26.861 --> 00:37:30.598
  • and the necessityof Christ's death.
  • 00:37:30.631 --> 00:37:32.833
  • Let me show you what I mean.
  • 00:37:32.867 --> 00:37:34.869
  • The Bible says that at the endof this 1000-year period of time
  • 00:37:34.902 --> 00:37:38.272
  • when Jesus is runningthe whole world,
  • 00:37:38.306 --> 00:37:41.242
  • and Satan, if you remember,he's bound for 1000 years.
  • 00:37:41.275 --> 00:37:43.944
  • Do you remember reading thatin Revelation 20?
  • 00:37:43.978 --> 00:37:45.846
  • Satan is bound for 1000 years.
  • 00:37:45.880 --> 00:37:48.015
  • He's incapacitated.
  • 00:37:48.049 --> 00:37:49.950
  • But if you read the text it saysat the end of the Millennium
  • 00:37:49.984 --> 00:37:53.354
  • he's gonna be releasedand there will be
  • 00:37:53.387 --> 00:37:55.523
  • one final rebellion.
  • 00:37:55.556 --> 00:37:56.791
  • You say, "Well, where's theungodliness gonna come from?"
  • 00:37:56.824 --> 00:37:58.926
  • Well, only godly people willgo into the Millennium,
  • 00:37:58.959 --> 00:38:01.062
  • but guess what?
  • 00:38:01.095 --> 00:38:02.396
  • They're gonna have kids.
  • 00:38:02.430 --> 00:38:04.432
  • How many of you knowrighteousness is not inherited?
  • 00:38:04.465 --> 00:38:08.336
  • How many of you know Goddoesn't have any grandchildren?
  • 00:38:08.369 --> 00:38:11.105
  • He only has children.
  • 00:38:11.138 --> 00:38:12.506
  • So the kidsborn to the righteous people
  • 00:38:12.540 --> 00:38:14.642
  • in the Millennialand some of them
  • 00:38:14.675 --> 00:38:16.110
  • will become unrighteousand at the end
  • 00:38:16.143 --> 00:38:18.312
  • of the millennial period,in spite
  • 00:38:18.346 --> 00:38:20.181
  • of all that has happenedduring the reign of Christ
  • 00:38:20.214 --> 00:38:22.350
  • on this earth, in spiteof all the righteousness
  • 00:38:22.383 --> 00:38:24.919
  • that has been legislated,at the end
  • 00:38:24.952 --> 00:38:28.389
  • of the millennial period,there will be a final rebellion
  • 00:38:28.422 --> 00:38:31.425
  • against God.
  • 00:38:31.459 --> 00:38:33.327
  • What does that say?
  • 00:38:33.361 --> 00:38:34.729
  • It says that our problemis not our environment, amen?
  • 00:38:34.762 --> 00:38:39.867
  • Have you ever hear anybodyever tell you
  • 00:38:39.900 --> 00:38:41.268
  • that the problem we havein our world is our environment?
  • 00:38:41.302 --> 00:38:43.137
  • If we could just educateeverybody and get everybody
  • 00:38:43.170 --> 00:38:44.839
  • straightened outand change the environment,
  • 00:38:44.872 --> 00:38:46.974
  • everybody would be better?
  • 00:38:47.007 --> 00:38:48.476
  • Well, I wanna tell yousomething.
  • 00:38:48.509 --> 00:38:49.610
  • God put two peoplein a perfect garden
  • 00:38:49.643 --> 00:38:51.645
  • and they rebelled.
  • 00:38:51.679 --> 00:38:53.681
  • And at the end of the world,he's gonna run a world
  • 00:38:53.714 --> 00:38:55.516
  • for 1000 years in peaceand righteousness and at the end
  • 00:38:55.549 --> 00:38:58.185
  • there'll be a rebellion there.
  • 00:38:58.219 --> 00:38:59.453
  • Why?
  • 00:38:59.487 --> 00:39:00.788
  • Because the heart of man is eviland it's not a problem
  • 00:39:00.821 --> 00:39:03.524
  • of our environment,it's a problem of our nature
  • 00:39:03.557 --> 00:39:05.760
  • that we inherited from Adamwhen he sinned
  • 00:39:05.793 --> 00:39:08.362
  • against Almighty God.
  • 00:39:08.396 --> 00:39:10.431
  • So the Millenniumwill prove once somebody--
  • 00:39:10.464 --> 00:39:12.400
  • somebody will stand before Godat the Great White
  • 00:39:12.433 --> 00:39:14.835
  • Throne Judgment and say,"Lord God, I just didn't have
  • 00:39:14.869 --> 00:39:17.605
  • the right environment."
  • 00:39:17.638 --> 00:39:20.908
  • And the Lord's gonna say,"I gave you 1000 years
  • 00:39:20.941 --> 00:39:23.310
  • of perfect peaceand righteousness
  • 00:39:23.344 --> 00:39:25.045
  • and you still rebelled.
  • 00:39:25.079 --> 00:39:27.648
  • Depart from me,I never knew you."
  • 00:39:27.681 --> 00:39:31.185
  • All right,we've had three perspectives
  • 00:39:31.218 --> 00:39:34.188
  • on the Millennium,four purposes of the Millennium,
  • 00:39:34.221 --> 00:39:37.792
  • and now we have to really move:five profiles of the Millennium.
  • 00:39:37.825 --> 00:39:41.262
  • What's it gonna really be likeon this earth?
  • 00:39:41.295 --> 00:39:42.763
  • And all I can do hereis just tell you
  • 00:39:42.797 --> 00:39:44.098
  • what the Scripture says.
  • 00:39:44.131 --> 00:39:45.399
  • What will it be likeand can you imagine
  • 00:39:45.433 --> 00:39:47.368
  • in your greatest fantasywhat it would be like
  • 00:39:47.401 --> 00:39:50.037
  • on this earthif all sin were removed,
  • 00:39:50.070 --> 00:39:52.706
  • if all rebellion were removed,if all unrighteousness
  • 00:39:52.740 --> 00:39:55.309
  • were removed,from what you know of the earth
  • 00:39:55.342 --> 00:39:57.278
  • as it is today?
  • 00:39:57.311 --> 00:39:58.712
  • First of all, it will bea time of great peace.
  • 00:39:58.746 --> 00:40:01.682
  • A time of great peace,that's the first profile.
  • 00:40:01.715 --> 00:40:04.685
  • As you know,this is kind of a joke to me
  • 00:40:04.718 --> 00:40:06.921
  • but when I see it,did you know that
  • 00:40:06.954 --> 00:40:09.256
  • right across the streetfrom the United Nations building
  • 00:40:09.290 --> 00:40:13.394
  • there is a statue and on thestatue are these words:
  • 00:40:13.427 --> 00:40:18.132
  • "They shall beat their swordsinto plowshares."
  • 00:40:18.165 --> 00:40:21.235
  • The United Nations is supposedto make that happen.
  • 00:40:21.268 --> 00:40:25.072
  • Not.
  • 00:40:25.105 --> 00:40:27.541
  • It's not gonna happenthrough the United Nations.
  • 00:40:27.575 --> 00:40:31.378
  • That will really only happenwhen Christ rules the earth.
  • 00:40:31.412 --> 00:40:34.482
  • That which the worldhas longed for for so long
  • 00:40:34.515 --> 00:40:36.684
  • will become a reality.
  • 00:40:36.717 --> 00:40:38.452
  • Only then will the angels'message be fulfilled
  • 00:40:38.486 --> 00:40:40.754
  • that he gave to the shepherdson that night
  • 00:40:40.788 --> 00:40:43.190
  • outside of Bethlehem:Peace on earth,
  • 00:40:43.224 --> 00:40:45.759
  • good will toward men.
  • 00:40:45.793 --> 00:40:47.461
  • All manmade implementsof mechanized warfare
  • 00:40:47.495 --> 00:40:50.731
  • will be eliminated,even the natural kingdom
  • 00:40:50.764 --> 00:40:53.634
  • will be at peace.
  • 00:40:53.667 --> 00:40:54.668
  • Now, are you readyfor a scriptural tour?
  • 00:40:54.702 --> 00:40:56.370
  • Here we go.Hang on.
  • 00:40:56.403 --> 00:40:58.706
  • Psalm 72:7:"In His days the righteous
  • 00:40:58.739 --> 00:41:01.675
  • will flourish,and abundance of peace,
  • 00:41:01.709 --> 00:41:03.844
  • until the moon is no more."
  • 00:41:03.878 --> 00:41:06.113
  • Micah 4:2-3: "Many nationsshall come and say,
  • 00:41:06.146 --> 00:41:09.483
  • 'Come, let us goup to the mountain of the Lord,
  • 00:41:09.517 --> 00:41:11.719
  • to the houseof the Lord of Jacob;
  • 00:41:11.752 --> 00:41:13.320
  • He will teach us His ways,and we will walk in His paths.'
  • 00:41:13.354 --> 00:41:16.090
  • And out of Zion the lawshall go forth,
  • 00:41:16.123 --> 00:41:18.158
  • and the word of the Lordfrom Jerusalem.
  • 00:41:18.192 --> 00:41:19.727
  • He shall judgebetween many peoples,
  • 00:41:19.760 --> 00:41:21.462
  • and rebuke strong nationsafar off;
  • 00:41:21.495 --> 00:41:23.564
  • and they shall beat their swordsinto plowshares,
  • 00:41:23.597 --> 00:41:26.634
  • and their spearsinto pruning hooks;
  • 00:41:26.667 --> 00:41:29.503
  • nation shall not lift upsword against nation,
  • 00:41:29.537 --> 00:41:32.206
  • neither shall they learnwar anymore."
  • 00:41:32.239 --> 00:41:35.109
  • Isaiah 11:6-9: "The wolfwill also dwell with the lamb."
  • 00:41:35.142 --> 00:41:39.513
  • This peace even extendsto the animal kingdom.
  • 00:41:39.547 --> 00:41:42.116
  • "And the leopard will lay downwith the young goat,
  • 00:41:42.149 --> 00:41:46.220
  • and the calf and the young lionand the fatling together;
  • 00:41:46.253 --> 00:41:49.790
  • and a little childshall lead them.
  • 00:41:49.823 --> 00:41:52.693
  • The cow and the bearshall graze; the young ones
  • 00:41:52.726 --> 00:41:56.130
  • will lie down together;the lion will eat straw
  • 00:41:56.163 --> 00:41:58.999
  • like an ox.
  • 00:41:59.033 --> 00:42:00.467
  • The nursing child shall playby the cobra's hole,
  • 00:42:00.501 --> 00:42:03.637
  • and the weaned childshall put his hand
  • 00:42:03.671 --> 00:42:05.773
  • in the viper's den.
  • 00:42:05.806 --> 00:42:07.741
  • They shall not hurt nor destroyin all My holy mountain,
  • 00:42:07.775 --> 00:42:10.678
  • for the earth shall be fullof the knowledge of the Lord
  • 00:42:10.711 --> 00:42:13.080
  • as the waters cover the sea."
  • 00:42:13.113 --> 00:42:17.117
  • It will be a time when warwill be utterly unknown.
  • 00:42:17.151 --> 00:42:20.688
  • Not a single armament plantwill be operating.
  • 00:42:20.721 --> 00:42:23.591
  • Not a soldier or sailorwill be in uniform.
  • 00:42:23.624 --> 00:42:26.193
  • No military camps will exist.
  • 00:42:26.226 --> 00:42:27.795
  • Not one cent will be spentfor armaments of war.
  • 00:42:27.828 --> 00:42:30.764
  • Not a single penny will be usedfor defense,
  • 00:42:30.798 --> 00:42:33.100
  • much less for offensive warfare.
  • 00:42:33.133 --> 00:42:35.135
  • Can you imagine such an agewhen all nations
  • 00:42:35.169 --> 00:42:37.771
  • shall be at perfect peaceand all the resources
  • 00:42:37.805 --> 00:42:40.107
  • of the earthwill be made available
  • 00:42:40.140 --> 00:42:42.076
  • for enjoyment and all industryengaged in the manufacture
  • 00:42:42.109 --> 00:42:45.579
  • of the articlesof a peaceful luxury?
  • 00:42:45.613 --> 00:42:49.383
  • That's the way it will be.
  • 00:42:49.416 --> 00:42:50.951
  • It will be a peaceful time.
  • 00:42:50.985 --> 00:42:53.187
  • I know everybody says,"Is that possible?"
  • 00:42:53.220 --> 00:42:55.923
  • Not here, not now,not till Jesus comes and sets up
  • 00:42:55.956 --> 00:42:59.627
  • his rule on this earth.
  • 00:42:59.660 --> 00:43:01.629
  • And then it'll be a timeof prosperity.
  • 00:43:01.662 --> 00:43:03.564
  • Everybody's into prosperity,at least that's what
  • 00:43:03.597 --> 00:43:05.399
  • I've observedby watching television.
  • 00:43:05.432 --> 00:43:07.234
  • Everybody's into prosperity.
  • 00:43:07.267 --> 00:43:08.902
  • Well, this will be a timeof prosperity
  • 00:43:08.936 --> 00:43:10.437
  • like you cannot imagine.
  • 00:43:10.471 --> 00:43:11.772
  • Once again,listen to the Word of God.
  • 00:43:11.805 --> 00:43:14.675
  • Ezekiel 34:26-27:"I will make them and the places
  • 00:43:14.708 --> 00:43:18.746
  • all around My hill a blessing;and I will cause showers
  • 00:43:18.779 --> 00:43:21.415
  • to come down in their season;and there shall be
  • 00:43:21.448 --> 00:43:23.917
  • showers of blessing.
  • 00:43:23.951 --> 00:43:25.119
  • Then the trees of the fieldwill yield their fruit,
  • 00:43:25.152 --> 00:43:27.388
  • and the earth shall yieldher increase.
  • 00:43:27.421 --> 00:43:29.690
  • And they shall be safein their land;
  • 00:43:29.723 --> 00:43:31.792
  • and they shall knowthat I am the Lord,
  • 00:43:31.825 --> 00:43:33.160
  • when I have brokenthe bands of their yoke
  • 00:43:33.193 --> 00:43:34.962
  • and delivered themfrom the hand
  • 00:43:34.995 --> 00:43:36.163
  • of those who enslaved them."
  • 00:43:36.196 --> 00:43:37.598
  • Ezekiel 36 again:"I will call for the grain
  • 00:43:37.631 --> 00:43:40.701
  • and multiply it,and bring no famine upon you.
  • 00:43:40.734 --> 00:43:44.038
  • And I will multiplythe fruit of your trees
  • 00:43:44.071 --> 00:43:46.206
  • and the increase of your fields,so that you need never again
  • 00:43:46.240 --> 00:43:48.942
  • bear the reproachof famine among the nations.
  • 00:43:48.976 --> 00:43:51.378
  • The desolate landwill be tilled
  • 00:43:51.412 --> 00:43:53.614
  • instead of lying desolatein the sight of all who pass by.
  • 00:43:53.647 --> 00:43:56.350
  • So they will say,'The land that was desolate
  • 00:43:56.383 --> 00:43:59.119
  • has becomelike the garden of Eden.'"
  • 00:43:59.153 --> 00:44:01.955
  • Amos 9:13:"'Behold, the days are coming,'
  • 00:44:01.989 --> 00:44:04.758
  • says the Lord, 'when the plowmanshall overtake the reaper,'"
  • 00:44:04.792 --> 00:44:08.228
  • in other words,the cycle of reproduction
  • 00:44:08.262 --> 00:44:10.631
  • in terms of the harvestwill be so short that while
  • 00:44:10.664 --> 00:44:14.101
  • the guy's out there harvesting,the plowman will be
  • 00:44:14.134 --> 00:44:17.404
  • right behind him planting.
  • 00:44:17.438 --> 00:44:19.139
  • It will be just one internaland eternal production of food.
  • 00:44:19.173 --> 00:44:23.544
  • "And the treader of grapeshim who sows seed;
  • 00:44:23.577 --> 00:44:26.080
  • the mountains will dripwith sweet wine, and the hills
  • 00:44:26.113 --> 00:44:29.383
  • will flow with it."
  • 00:44:29.416 --> 00:44:31.118
  • Zechariah 8:12:"The seed shall be prosperous,
  • 00:44:31.151 --> 00:44:33.787
  • the vine shall give its fruit,the ground shall give
  • 00:44:33.821 --> 00:44:36.123
  • her increase, and the heavensshall give her dew."
  • 00:44:36.156 --> 00:44:38.258
  • Isaiah 35: "The wildernessand the wasteland
  • 00:44:38.292 --> 00:44:41.061
  • shall be glad for them,and the desert shall rejoice
  • 00:44:41.095 --> 00:44:43.964
  • and blossom as a rose.
  • 00:44:43.997 --> 00:44:46.533
  • And the parched groundshall become a pool,
  • 00:44:46.567 --> 00:44:48.836
  • and the thirsty landsprings of water."
  • 00:44:48.869 --> 00:44:51.472
  • The Millennium will be a timeof peace,
  • 00:44:51.505 --> 00:44:53.240
  • a time of unbelievableprosperity.
  • 00:44:53.273 --> 00:44:56.009
  • And then it'll be a timeof purity.
  • 00:44:56.043 --> 00:44:58.479
  • Sin will be kept in check,and disobedience
  • 00:44:58.512 --> 00:45:00.380
  • will be dealt with.
  • 00:45:00.414 --> 00:45:01.648
  • Christ's kingdomwill be a holy kingdom.
  • 00:45:01.682 --> 00:45:04.084
  • Isaiah 11:9:"They shall not hurt nor destroy
  • 00:45:04.118 --> 00:45:06.520
  • in all My holy mountain,for the earth shall be
  • 00:45:06.553 --> 00:45:08.522
  • full of the knowledgeof the Lord
  • 00:45:08.555 --> 00:45:10.090
  • as the waters cover the sea."
  • 00:45:10.124 --> 00:45:11.558
  • Isaiah 25:9:"And it shall be said
  • 00:45:11.592 --> 00:45:13.861
  • in that day:'Behold, this is our God;
  • 00:45:13.894 --> 00:45:15.996
  • we have waited for Him,and He will save us.
  • 00:45:16.029 --> 00:45:18.665
  • This is the Lord;we have waited for Him;
  • 00:45:18.699 --> 00:45:20.834
  • we will be gladand rejoice in His salvation.'"
  • 00:45:20.868 --> 00:45:23.670
  • Isaiah 66:23:"'And it shall come to pass
  • 00:45:23.704 --> 00:45:26.573
  • that from one New Moonto another,
  • 00:45:26.607 --> 00:45:28.709
  • and from one Sabbath to another,all flesh shall come
  • 00:45:28.742 --> 00:45:32.346
  • to worship before Me,'says the Lord."
  • 00:45:32.379 --> 00:45:35.349
  • Zechariah 13:2:"'It shall be in that day,'
  • 00:45:35.382 --> 00:45:38.085
  • says the Lord of hosts,'that I will cut off the names
  • 00:45:38.118 --> 00:45:40.087
  • of the idols from the land,they shall no longer
  • 00:45:40.120 --> 00:45:42.189
  • be remembered.
  • 00:45:42.222 --> 00:45:43.323
  • And I will cause the prophetsand the unclean spirit
  • 00:45:43.357 --> 00:45:45.692
  • to depart from the land.'"
  • 00:45:45.726 --> 00:45:47.094
  • It will be a time of peace.
  • 00:45:47.127 --> 00:45:48.529
  • It will be a time of prosperity.
  • 00:45:48.562 --> 00:45:50.864
  • It will be a time of purity.
  • 00:45:50.898 --> 00:45:53.066
  • Now, here's one I like.
  • 00:45:53.100 --> 00:45:54.301
  • It's gonna be a timeof prolonged life,
  • 00:45:54.334 --> 00:45:57.304
  • you know, prolonged life.
  • 00:45:57.337 --> 00:45:59.773
  • People are gonna live longer.
  • 00:45:59.807 --> 00:46:01.642
  • You know, if you studythe Old Testament
  • 00:46:01.675 --> 00:46:03.110
  • and I have a chart in my Bible,maybe you have one in yours too
  • 00:46:03.143 --> 00:46:06.013
  • that shows how before the flood,people used to live
  • 00:46:06.046 --> 00:46:08.215
  • to be really old.
  • 00:46:08.248 --> 00:46:09.817
  • But when you get to the floodin Genesis chapter 6,
  • 00:46:09.850 --> 00:46:12.286
  • something happens.
  • 00:46:12.319 --> 00:46:14.555
  • Nine hundreddoesn't happen anymore.
  • 00:46:14.588 --> 00:46:16.323
  • It starts going downand down and down
  • 00:46:16.356 --> 00:46:18.158
  • until you get to kindof where we are now,
  • 00:46:18.192 --> 00:46:20.928
  • 130 was old thenas it would be today.
  • 00:46:20.961 --> 00:46:25.632
  • Many people believethat the flood
  • 00:46:25.666 --> 00:46:27.501
  • changed the nature of the earthso that the canopy
  • 00:46:27.534 --> 00:46:30.504
  • that protected usfrom the ultraviolet rays
  • 00:46:30.537 --> 00:46:33.507
  • was contaminatedand so our ability
  • 00:46:33.540 --> 00:46:36.944
  • to live long on the earthwas destroyed.
  • 00:46:36.977 --> 00:46:41.048
  • But in the Millennium,the period of time
  • 00:46:41.081 --> 00:46:43.784
  • that we're looking forward toin our message today,
  • 00:46:43.817 --> 00:46:46.353
  • everything that happenedbefore the flood in terms of
  • 00:46:46.386 --> 00:46:48.956
  • the longevity of humanitywill return.
  • 00:46:48.989 --> 00:46:52.426
  • Let me just give youone verse that's amazing.
  • 00:46:52.459 --> 00:46:55.095
  • Isaiah 65:20:"No more shall an infant
  • 00:46:55.128 --> 00:46:58.632
  • from there live but a few days,nor an old man who has not
  • 00:46:58.665 --> 00:47:02.669
  • fulfilled his days;for the child
  • 00:47:02.703 --> 00:47:05.072
  • shall die 100 years old."
  • 00:47:05.105 --> 00:47:08.008
  • Now just get that last phrase.
  • 00:47:08.041 --> 00:47:11.612
  • When you are 100 years old,if you die, they will say,
  • 00:47:11.645 --> 00:47:15.148
  • "He was a child."
  • 00:47:15.182 --> 00:47:17.517
  • All of you who are workingon 100 right now,
  • 00:47:17.551 --> 00:47:19.853
  • doesn't that feel real good?
  • 00:47:19.887 --> 00:47:21.788
  • Someday I'm gonna be calleda child again,
  • 00:47:21.822 --> 00:47:25.125
  • and I'll be 100 years oldand people will live to be
  • 00:47:25.158 --> 00:47:27.794
  • 700, 800 years.
  • 00:47:27.828 --> 00:47:29.096
  • Some of them will livea great portion
  • 00:47:29.129 --> 00:47:30.831
  • of the millennial periodunder the reign of Christ.
  • 00:47:30.864 --> 00:47:33.934
  • Prolonged life.
  • 00:47:33.967 --> 00:47:35.469
  • And finally, it will be a timeof personal joy.
  • 00:47:35.502 --> 00:47:39.139
  • The Millenniumwill be an exhilarating era
  • 00:47:39.172 --> 00:47:41.174
  • of happinessand contentment and joy.
  • 00:47:41.208 --> 00:47:44.144
  • It will be the answerto many of the anguished
  • 00:47:44.177 --> 00:47:46.780
  • prayers of the Jews.
  • 00:47:46.813 --> 00:47:47.948
  • Once again,just a multiplication
  • 00:47:47.981 --> 00:47:49.683
  • of Scriptures.
  • 00:47:49.716 --> 00:47:51.018
  • Are you readyfor this stream of Word of God
  • 00:47:51.051 --> 00:47:52.986
  • coming to youfrom the Old Testament?
  • 00:47:53.020 --> 00:47:54.554
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:47:54.588 --> 00:47:55.656
  • Isaiah 9:3:"You have multiplied the nation
  • 00:47:55.689 --> 00:47:58.425
  • and increased its joy;they rejoice before You
  • 00:47:58.458 --> 00:48:01.461
  • according to the joy of harvest,as men rejoice
  • 00:48:01.495 --> 00:48:03.997
  • when they divide the spoil."
  • 00:48:04.031 --> 00:48:05.532
  • Isaiah 12:3:"Therefore with joy
  • 00:48:05.565 --> 00:48:07.834
  • you will draw waterfrom the wells of salvation."
  • 00:48:07.868 --> 00:48:10.771
  • Isaiah 14:7: "The whole earthis at rest and quiet;
  • 00:48:10.804 --> 00:48:14.241
  • they break forth into singing."
  • 00:48:14.274 --> 00:48:15.909
  • A time of great joyand prosperity and purity
  • 00:48:15.943 --> 00:48:19.680
  • and a time of peaceand prolonged life.
  • 00:48:19.713 --> 00:48:22.783
  • And King Jesus will bereigning and ruling
  • 00:48:22.816 --> 00:48:26.553
  • on the throne of Davidwhich will be
  • 00:48:26.586 --> 00:48:29.189
  • in the city of Jerusalem.
  • 00:48:29.222 --> 00:48:31.625
  • And out of Jerusalem will flowthis wonderful reign of peace
  • 00:48:31.658 --> 00:48:36.229
  • over all the worldas we know it today.
  • 00:48:36.263 --> 00:48:39.599
  • Can you imagine?
  • 00:48:39.633 --> 00:48:42.035
  • Whoa!
  • 00:48:42.069 --> 00:48:43.136
  • Isn't it interesting to seewhat God has planned?
  • 00:48:43.170 --> 00:48:45.272
  • And listen to me now.
  • 00:48:45.305 --> 00:48:46.306
  • Here's the kickerin the whole deal.
  • 00:48:46.340 --> 00:48:48.141
  • You ready for this?
  • 00:48:48.175 --> 00:48:49.476
  • This is just the preludeto heaven.
  • 00:48:49.509 --> 00:48:51.211
  • This is the overture of heaven.
  • 00:48:51.244 --> 00:48:53.213
  • You know when you goto a concert
  • 00:48:53.246 --> 00:48:54.948
  • or to a big symphony,they play--the orchestra plays
  • 00:48:54.982 --> 00:48:58.051
  • an overture at the beginningand it has a little snippet
  • 00:48:58.085 --> 00:49:00.620
  • of all the different songsthat are in the program
  • 00:49:00.654 --> 00:49:03.023
  • and you sit thereand the orchestra's
  • 00:49:03.056 --> 00:49:04.791
  • put this thing togetherand it gives you
  • 00:49:04.825 --> 00:49:06.660
  • sort of a pictureof what's to come.
  • 00:49:06.693 --> 00:49:08.028
  • Well, the Millenniumis an overture of heaven,
  • 00:49:08.061 --> 00:49:10.998
  • and it gives youjust a little picture
  • 00:49:11.031 --> 00:49:12.666
  • as you study itof what heaven will be like
  • 00:49:12.699 --> 00:49:15.102
  • and where we will be now,not just on this earth
  • 00:49:15.135 --> 00:49:17.804
  • but on the new heavenand the new earth
  • 00:49:17.838 --> 00:49:19.773
  • that we talked about last week.
  • 00:49:19.806 --> 00:49:21.608
  • And the same King Jesuswill be in charge and all sin
  • 00:49:21.641 --> 00:49:25.512
  • and all death will be eliminatedand everything that's true
  • 00:49:25.545 --> 00:49:30.217
  • about the Millenniumwill get kicked up another level
  • 00:49:30.250 --> 00:49:32.519
  • and into the eternal statewe go, celebrating forever
  • 00:49:32.552 --> 00:49:36.423
  • and ever with King Jesus, amen?
  • 00:49:36.456 --> 00:49:39.626
  • That's all right, isn't it?
  • 00:49:39.659 --> 00:49:41.661
  • All right.
  • 00:49:41.695 --> 00:49:42.996
  • [congregation applauding]
  • 00:49:43.030 --> 00:49:45.399
  • Now, it's interesting, isn't it,that Jesus came the first time
  • 00:49:45.432 --> 00:49:50.003
  • to become our Saviorand he's coming the second time
  • 00:49:50.037 --> 00:49:53.940
  • to become our King.
  • 00:49:53.974 --> 00:49:55.876
  • The coming of Christto set up his kingdom
  • 00:49:55.909 --> 00:49:58.378
  • will be so much differentthan the first time
  • 00:49:58.412 --> 00:50:00.347
  • that he came.
  • 00:50:00.380 --> 00:50:01.581
  • He entered the worldthe first time
  • 00:50:01.615 --> 00:50:03.483
  • in swaddling clothes.
  • 00:50:03.517 --> 00:50:05.419
  • He will reign the second timein majestic purple.
  • 00:50:05.452 --> 00:50:10.290
  • He came the first timeas a weary traveler,
  • 00:50:10.323 --> 00:50:13.060
  • he will return the second timeas the untiring God.
  • 00:50:13.093 --> 00:50:17.431
  • Once when he came he had nowhereto lay his head;
  • 00:50:17.464 --> 00:50:24.371
  • when he comes backhe will be revealed
  • 00:50:24.404 --> 00:50:26.606
  • as the heir of all things.
  • 00:50:26.640 --> 00:50:29.509
  • Once he was rejectedby tiny Israel;
  • 00:50:29.543 --> 00:50:32.479
  • when he returnshe will be accepted
  • 00:50:32.512 --> 00:50:34.381
  • by every single nation.
  • 00:50:34.414 --> 00:50:36.583
  • Once he was a lowly Savioracquainted with grief;
  • 00:50:36.616 --> 00:50:39.486
  • then he will be the Mighty Godand anointed
  • 00:50:39.519 --> 00:50:41.888
  • with the oil of gladness.
  • 00:50:41.922 --> 00:50:43.857
  • Once he was smitten with a reed;then he will rule the nations
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  • with a rod of iron.
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  • Once wicked soldiersbowed the knee in mockery;
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  • then every knee will bowand every tongue
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  • confess that he is Lord.
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  • Once he receiveda crown of thorns;
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  • then he will receivea crown of gold.
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  • Once he delivered uphis Spirit in death; then he
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  • will be alive forevermore.
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  • Once he was laid in a tomb;then he will sit on a throne.
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  • King of kings, Lord of lords,that's Jesus.
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  • And that's the Millennium.
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  • And it's a factthat we will be impossible--
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  • that will be impossiblefor us to mistake
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  • if we read the Scripture.
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  • Do you remember the commercial,I think it was
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  • for some kind of an oil filter.
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  • And the guy got on the screenand he said, "You can pay me now
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  • or you can pay me later,"and they showed the engine
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  • kind of coming ungluedbecause he hadn't taken care
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  • to make sure the oil was clean.
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  • So you can pay me nowor you can pay me later.
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  • Say that.
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  • Pay me now or pay me later.
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  • Well, I wannatell you something.
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  • Almighty God has put togethera program just like that.
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  • Do you know what it saysin Philippians chapter 2?
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  • Look up on the screen with mefor just a moment.
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  • Philippians 2:10-11.
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  • This is what it says.
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  • Let's read it out loud together.
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  • "That at the name of Jesusevery knee should bow,
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  • of those in heaven,and those on earth,
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  • and of those under the earth,and that every tongue
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  • should confessthat Jesus is Lord,
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  • to the glory of God the Father."
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  • What does that say?
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  • It says one dayin the kingdom
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  • and before theWhite Throne Judgment,
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  • the Bible saysevery single knee
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  • of every single personon this planet
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  • will bow their knee before Godand say for the final time
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  • and without any hopeof the future, "You are Lord
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  • and you are Kingand you are worthy
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  • and you are who everybodysaid you were
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  • when I was going to churchback at Shadow Mountain,
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  • when I was--when I was on earth.
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  • You're exactlywho they said you were."
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  • But by that time,it'll be too late.
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  • When you get to that placein the prophetic
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  • scheme of things,it's beyond hope.
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  • You cannot become a Christian.
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  • Your opportunity is over.
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  • Now here is the "pay me nowor pay me later" application.
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  • Jesus says, "One dayeveryone's gonna bow."
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  • You have no choiceas to whether or not
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  • you will bow before the Lord.
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  • You will either do it now,voluntarily in obedience
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  • and in humble humilityor one day you will bow
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  • before him and you willacknowledge that he is King.
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  • How much better it would befor all of us, were it be true
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  • for us that we have said,"Lord God, I believe
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  • who you are.
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  • I believe your Son Jesusis the Savior of the world.
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  • I accept you as my Savior.
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  • I bow before you as my Lord.
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  • I receive you into my heart.
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  • I bow my knee to you,Lord Jesus."
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  • When you do it now,you will never have to be forced
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  • to do it laterbecause it will be the most
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  • natural and normal thingthat ever comes to your life,
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  • to love and worshipand adore him.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Personally,I can't wait for the Millennium.
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  • Peace and justiceand righteousness
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  • of the King of kings.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: When littlechildren die before they
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  • understand the gospel,they go straight to heaven.
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  • And no matter what anybody says,the tenor of the Word of God,
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  • that children who diebefore they can understand
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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