The Millennial Kingdom: Living and Eating

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The Millennial Kingdom: Living and Eating
By Nathan Jones

What will life be like during the Millennial Kingdom?

(Note: This series of questions about Jesus Christ’s coming Millennial Kingdom were sent in to Lamb & Lion Ministries and answered by Dr. David Reagan, Nathan Jones, and Tim Moore on our television program Christ in Prophecy.)

Tim Moore: There are a number of different characteristics that we have to consider when it comes to life during the Millennial Kingdom. Life will be full of spiritual bounty and blessings as the Lord reigns from Jerusalem. The world will be flooded with peace and righteousness and justice. Even the bells on the horse’s bridles and, the pots in the kitchens will be inscribed with, “Holy unto the Lord.” In other words, everything in Jerusalem will be set apart as holy to God. With that kind of righteousness, you can just imagine there will be little to no crime, there will be no injustice with Christ as Judge, and there will be a limited amount of sin found anywhere in the world.

Particularly for those people who had survived the Tribulation and so entered the Millennial Kingdom as believers, they will be looking forward to that kind of life, because they will have endured seven years of great terror during the Tribulation. Their children and grandchildren will grow up in a world never knowing about any of the darkness that we see today. But, some of these people born during the thousand years, sadly, will not be so eager to subject themselves to the Lord’s reign. They will be the ones who will eventually revolt against Jesus in the Second Wars of Gog and Magog at the very end of the Millennium, as Revelation 20:7-9 reveals.

“Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.”

Other than that tragic ending, the world will be flooded with peace and righteousness and justice for a thousand years. We today can only imagine living in such a utopia.

Nathan Jones: I love Jeremiah 31:13 which reads, “Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men, and the old together, for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.” I love to preach about the Millennial Kingdom because it is the time and place Christians are promised. The Millennial Kingdom is our true home. We might consider where you live now to be your home, but it is only a temporary home. The saints’ future home is the Millennial Kingdom and then on into the Eternal State which follows.

Dr. Reagan: It wouldn’t be exactly correct to say there will be no crime during that time, because that era is going to have people still living in the flesh, and the flesh is going to want what the flesh wants. What I think is going to happen is that when people violate the law of God, there won’t be legislatures, there will only be the law of God. And, when they violate one of Christ’s laws, they will be arrested immediately. They will be tried immediately. There will be no appeal because the local judge is going to be a glorified Christian with the mind of Christ. Justice will be swift. Justice will be certain. Justice will be for sure. In fact, the book of Micah indicates that if a person is actually rebellious they won’t live past the age of 100.

Tim Moore: As I’m watching the raising of my new grandchildren now I realize that children have to be taught, and at times they have to be admonished. We all are born with a sinful nature within ourselves that wants to rebel against our parents. Even in a utopian world, the repopulated children will have to be taught right from wrong. So, you are exactly right, crime itself will not be eliminated, but certainly reduced. Sin will be tamped down and it will be corrected almost immediately.

Dr. Reagan: Some people ask how can there be any evil during the Millennium because Satan is going to be bound in the Bottomless Pit during that time. If Satan is going to be chained, how can there be any evil?

Tim Moore: Again, the presence of any sort of evil in the Millennial Kingdom just proves that evil is not just external to mankind, but that it’s in mankind’s very heart. Sin lives inside us, and even in a utopia, mankind will still wish to rebel.

Nathan Jones: That’s the true tragedy about living in the Millennial Kingdom though. When people read Revelation 20 they are often surprised to learn about the release of Satan. That’d be like letting loose a serpent into a daycare center, right? But, once Satan is released by God, then Revelation reveals that Satan will lead an army against Jerusalem one last time to try and overthrow Jesus. The numbers who will follow Satan will number “as the sand of the sea” How tragic! They grew up in almost a utopian society, and yet so many of these children who were born to the Tribulation Saints will follow Satan in an attempt to overthrow King Jesus.

Tim Moore: John Milton wrote the book Paradise Lost which was a phrase attributed to Satan. It reflects the notion that there will be many people who will share the philosophy: “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven.” People will live in a heavenly kind of environment with perfect peace and righteousness and justice, but even then the will seethe at having to serve someone, even Jesus Christ, and not willingly. So, given the opportunity and half a chance, these rebellious Millennials will seek to rebel. Yes, it is a very tragic scenario.

Dr. Reagan: I suspect that during the Millennial reign when people see that justice is swift and certain and sure that what you’ll have is people saying, “We love you, Jesus” with their teeth clenched because they want everything that the evil nature wants. And so, at the end of that time after Satan is released, he’ll rally a whole bunch of people ready to engage in rebellion.

Nathan Jones: We even read in the Bible that when the nations are supposed to go up at least once a year to Jerusalem to see Jesus, for Jesus wants to connect with His people, we learn about how Egypt at some point is going to basically say, “Ah, no, we are not going up.” In response, the Lord shuts off the rain until Egypt finally repents and comes to see Him. So, we already read a little bit of rebellion during that time period both individually and nationally.

Dr. Reagan: There’s the fact that human history goes in a circle. It begins with two people in a perfect environment, and they rebel. It ends with all of humanity in a perfect environment and humanity rebels. I think God is trying to prove that Humanism is absolutely wrong because Humanism is basically the religion of the world. Humanism goes under many different names, but it is the belief that mankind can be perfected. It’s a belief that all of the sin in the world is due to society, not man. And, if we could just perfect society, man will also be perfected. But, no, the Bible says that the problem lies with the evil nature of man and that the only thing that can change that is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Will the lion lay down with the lamb?

Tim Moore: Some people mistake our ministry’s namesake — Lamb & Lion Ministries — as a reference to the Millennial Kingdom. They turn to Isaiah 65:25 which reads, “The wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, the dust will be the serpent’s food, and there will be no evil or harm in all My holy mountain.” The animal kingdom will experience a recreation, having been restored from the devastations of the Tribulation, for the Lord promises that all of creation will return to Garden of Eden-like conditions. But, notice Isaiah prophesies that it will be the wolf and the lamb, and not the lamb and the lion, that lie down in peace with each other.

Dr. Reagan: People actually argue with us about that reference! They’ll write in or they’ll say, “Now I know it says somewhere the lion will lie down with the lamb and that is the name of your ministry, so where is it?” And, I’ll reply, “The reference is not there.” And, they’ll reply with, “No, it’s got to be there, for I get a Christmas card every year with a picture on it of a lamb lying down with a lion.”

Nathan Jones: Lions are going to be so depressed during the Millennial Kingdom. After all, can you imagine a lion sitting there chewing straw and looking at the sheep going by and no longer being able to take a bite? I’m kidding, of course, but one of the characteristics of the Millennial Kingdom will be that mankind and animals will once again be at peace with each other.

Tim Moore: Animal interactions are restored to their properly peaceful condition.

Dr. Reagan: One of my all-time favorite religious cartoons depicts the Millennium with a lion sitting under a tree and he is reading a book. A little lamb is sitting next to the lion, leaning against the lion and sleeping. The title of the book is, Veggie Recipes!

Nathan Jones: That brings up the question as to whether we are going to be eating meat during the Millennial Kingdom. Or, are we going to all become vegetarians during that time?

I love the verses that talk about how the person who is reaping will actually surpass the person who is planting. In other words, the crops will be growing so abundantly that the farmers can barely keep up with them.

Tim Moore: It’s been noted that anybody who makes a vegetable burger always claims it tastes like meat. Well, they don’t taste like meat, rather they taste like broccoli. I cannot imagine that humans will cease eating meat, but the Bible really doesn’t specify.

Why are there animal sacrifices during the Millennial Kingdom?

Dr. Reagan: That’s a very complicated question with many different opinions about it. One approach that many people take is the position that these sacrifices that will be offered at the Millennial Temple will be sacrifices likely reminding people of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. They could be part of a remembrance process, very similar to what Communion is today in order to remind us of the cross. And so, that is one of the major positions that is taken.

Another position is that these Millennial sacrifices relate to the fact that there will be Gentiles and Jews born during that time who remain unsaved. They will have to go through certain cleansing processes in order to enter the Millennial Temple. I don’t know about that position.

What I do know is that the Bible says in quite a number of verses, such as Isaiah 2:2-3; 60:7,13; 66:19-21; and 56:6-7, that indicate there will indeed be animal sacrifices held in the Millennial Temple. They’re certainly not sacrifices to save people’s souls. They are either enacted as part of ritual cleansing or else they relate to a remembrance of the cross.

Nathan Jones: So, the whole world population will not be holding sacrifices, just at the Millennial Temple. I think sacrifices for the ritual purification for the priests makes the most sense. There wouldn’t be any animals left on the earth if all 20+ billion people had to have sacrifices made for them.

Tim Moore: Sacrifice relates to a first fruits giving over to the Lord, whether it is a bounty of crops or we offer up our unblemished animals to Jesus as first fruits. I could be these sacrifices are made just out of recognition and honoring of Jesus.

To become a participant in the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, what you need to do is you need to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Not just Savior, but let Him reign now as Lord over your life. We know that He’s going to reign as Lord in Jerusalem during the Millennial Kingdom, but He can do so right now in your life when you surrender your life to Jesus today. And, when you do, you are guaranteed to enter that Millennial Kingdom in a glorified body and reign with Jesus Christ.

https://www.raptureforums.com/bible-prophecy/the-millennial-kingdom-living-and-eating/
 

mikhen7

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Concerning Millennial sacrifices.

What I do know is that the Bible says in quite a number of verses, such as Isaiah 2:2-3; 60:7,13; 66:19-21; and 56:6-7, that indicate there will indeed be animal sacrifices held in the Millennial Temple. They’re certainly not sacrifices to save people’s souls. They are either enacted as part of ritual cleansing or else they relate to a remembrance of the cross.

Nathan Jones: So, the whole world population will not be holding sacrifices, just at the Millennial Temple. I think sacrifices for the ritual purification for the priests makes the most sense. There wouldn’t be any animals left on the earth if all 20+ billion people had to have sacrifices made for them.
This position makes the most sense. There will be sacrifices, and a word study on the Hebrew used referring to these sacrifices shows that it is not for salvation, but for cleansing to purify entrance into the temple. If any are interested in a great study on this let me know. A seminary teacher of mine, has written a great article on it.
 

JamesSuth

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People will live in a heavenly kind of environment with perfect peace and righteousness and justice, but even then the will seethe at having to serve someone, even Jesus Christ, and not willingly. So, given the opportunity and half a chance, these rebellious Millennials will seek to rebel.
Fascinating article. The above quote sums it up and makes an interesting reflection on the world as it is. The world is full of rebellion against (often/ usually legitimate) authority, with the excuse that there is some injustice. But the Millennial Kingdom will have Christ as ruler, and people will still rebel, they will be totally without excuse. It is very exciting prospect for Christ to be ruling on earth :).
 

Rocky Rivera

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Nathan Jones: I love Jeremiah 31:13 which reads, “Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men, and the old together, for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.” I love to preach about the Millennial Kingdom because it is the time and place Christians are promised. The Millennial Kingdom is our true home. We might consider where you live now to be your home, but it is only a temporary home. The saints’ future home is the Millennial Kingdom and then on into the Eternal State which follows.
I disagree that the Millenial Kingdom will be our true home. It is still a fallen world, though renovated by Christ to an almost Edenic condition. Almost Paradise is not Paradise. The wages of sin is death, and people will still die for committing certain sins or being the victim of particular sins. Our true home is the New Heavens and the New Earth, where the Tabernacle of God is with men, and where God has promised to wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no suffering and death, for the former things have passed away. The Old Earth is a wrecked tent, the Millenium is beautiful apartment (beautiful because Jesus will be there), but the New Heavens and the New Earth is a magnificent gilded mansion!

Dr. Reagan: It wouldn’t be exactly correct to say there will be no crime during that time, because that era is going to have people still living in the flesh, and the flesh is going to want what the flesh wants. What I think is going to happen is that when people violate the law of God, there won’t be legislatures, there will only be the law of God. And, when they violate one of Christ’s laws, they will be arrested immediately. They will be tried immediately. There will be no appeal because the local judge is going to be a glorified Christian with the mind of Christ. Justice will be swift. Justice will be certain. Justice will be for sure. In fact, the book of Micah indicates that if a person is actually rebellious they won’t live past the age of 100.
Almost Paradise is not Paradise. Except for those with glorified bodies (and I'm not sure if the glorified will be allowed to mingle with mere mortals), people will still be sinners, and sinners will do as the flesh drives them. They won't be able to say that the Devil made them do it. Hopefully, sinful proclivities will be vastly reduced with the deterrent of immediate, permanent justice.


I love the verses that talk about how the person who is reaping will actually surpass the person who is planting. In other words, the crops will be growing so abundantly that the farmers can barely keep up with them.

Tim Moore: It’s been noted that anybody who makes a vegetable burger always claims it tastes like meat. Well, they don’t taste like meat, rather they taste like broccoli. I cannot imagine that humans will cease eating meat, but the Bible really doesn’t specify.
I believe we will still eat meat in the Millenial Kingdom. Ezekiel 47: 9-10 says, "There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. "

Gotta have my salmon, shrimp, and crab. Those desires aren't wrong, and when I am perfected I will no longer want wrong things. Therefore, I'll still want my salmon, shrimp, and crab. However, on the New Earth (after the Great White Throne Judgment), we're told that there will be no death. If animals' diets are transformed, why not us? But how difficult would it be for an all-powerful, infinitely creative God to make a food product that looks, smells, cooks, and tastes exactly like the meat we've enjoyed since Noah left the ark without involving any kind of animal death? If we missed something good from the Old Earth, it will be ours in a higher and better form on the New Earth.
 
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Endangered

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There are verses in Matthew, Mark and Luke that say the resurrected will NOT be given or taken in marriage. God's design for a family of a man and woman committed for life raising kids has worked magnificently since Adam and Eve. I may be misinterpreting these 3 verses but it sounds to me like no marriage in the afterlife. I dont know where new kids will come from.
Maybe this is just one of Gods mysteries.
 

Rocky Rivera

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There are verses in Matthew, Mark and Luke that say the resurrected will NOT be given or taken in marriage. God's design for a family of a man and woman committed for life raising kids has worked magnificently since Adam and Eve. I may be misinterpreting these 3 verses but it sounds to me like no marriage in the afterlife. I dont know where new kids will come from.
Maybe this is just one of Gods mysteries.
In the New Heavens and the New Earth there will be ONE marriage -- the marriage of Christ to His Bride, the Church.
 

mikhen7

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In Reply to Rocky Post#4:

Concerning your first Point above, Nathan stated:

"The Millennial Kingdom is our true home. We might consider where you live now to be your home, but it is only a temporary home. The saints’ future home is the Millennial Kingdom and then on into the Eternal State which follows."

I believe Nathan would agree with you. He is trying to differentiate between our home now-->Then--> and future Eternity. He could have worded it differently.

I agree with point two, but the article never mentions paradise in the sense that you mention it. It is not paradise for sure, but many of the ancient curses will be lifted, but not all. Paradise will be the Eternal state. We agree on this. :)

I love your point three!! Gotta have that fish and shrimp. Yes, Jesus ate this with His disciples after He rose from the dead, so yes, glorified bodies can digest food.
 

RonJohnSilver

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There are verses in Matthew, Mark and Luke that say the resurrected will NOT be given or taken in marriage. God's design for a family of a man and woman committed for life raising kids has worked magnificently since Adam and Eve. I may be misinterpreting these 3 verses but it sounds to me like no marriage in the afterlife. I dont know where new kids will come from.
Maybe this is just one of Gods mysteries.
You're confusing the millennial remnant with the raptured church. After the tribulation time, anyone who became a believer in that time and is still alive will enter the millennium as a human. Those already raptured before the tribulation began will be in their new glorified bodies. But, those humans entering the millennium will have children in the conventional manner and raise them in a near perfect world. Because they are humans, though, they will still have their sin nature (original sin) and, over time, and with the physical presence of Jesus, some will still rebel. That rebellion will come to fruition at the end of the thousand years with Satan's final deception.
The millennial time will show definitively that, even in a perfect world, mankind will still sin and thus needs a savior.
 

RonJohnSilver

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Concerning Millennial sacrifices.


This position makes the most sense. There will be sacrifices, and a word study on the Hebrew used referring to these sacrifices shows that it is not for salvation, but for cleansing to purify entrance into the temple. If any are interested in a great study on this let me know. A seminary teacher of mine, has written a great article on it.
I'm speculating here, but is it possible that, in the millennium, the sealing ministry of the Holy Spirit will not be evident and it will be like Old Testament times where sacrifices were required? I believe that is the case in the tribulation, so I'm wondering if it's also the case here.
 

mikhen7

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I will write more later, but for now, we must remember that the only sacrifice required for salvation is that of Jesus our Lord. He was offered once for the sins of those who will believe, and that sacrifice makes us part of the New Covenant. During the tribulation sacrifices will be offered in the rebuilt Jewish Temple for Jews, but they will be for naught. Those sacrifices will not save them. They must believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Today we get excited when we see the signs of the Temple being prepared, not because we rejoice that the Jews will be able to be saved by the sacrifices they desire to continue to be under, but because it shows us that Christ will soon call us home. Salvation will come to the Jews, but only when they enter into the bond of the New Covenant of Christ. This will happen at the End of the Tribulation, (Zech 12:10-11). There was no indwelling of the Spirit for all believers during the OT. Some, Kings, prophets, priests, and tinkers were indwelt but it was not permanent. The Spirit could be taken away. Only under the New Covenant is the indwelling and sealing permanent. It makes the true Church special and sactified in God's eyes.

See also, Ezekiel 20:33–38 (NKJV)

33 “As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “surely with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out, I will rule over you. 34 I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will plead My case with you face to face. 36 Just as I pleaded My case with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will plead My case with you,” says the Lord GOD.
37 “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; 38 I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

So to say sacrifices in the Millennium will be like those in the Tribulation is not comparing apples to apples. In the OT there were sacrifices made for purification of Holy objects, things used in the temple, and purification to come before God. That is more like what will happen in Jerusalem during the Millennium. God will be present on His Holy Mountain of Zion and in His Holy Temple. All things that come into His sight, including Holy Objects and clothing used in worship must be purified. I believe the purification process is what Ezekiel and the other prophets mean when they refer to Millennial sacrifices. In the Old Testament, one could be "unclean" but still have faith and be saved. Look at a woman during childbirth or a leper, God did not cast them off. They were simply unclean at times, just like a person coming in contact with a dead body. Sacrifices of purification were made to cleanse them of the impurity so they could enter the temple and serve or worship. God will protect the purity of His presence on earth during that time. It is an interesting study and the sacrifices then have nothing to do with salvation of the soul.
 

TheRedeemed

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You're confusing the millennial remnant with the raptured church. After the tribulation time, anyone who became a believer in that time and is still alive will enter the millennium as a human. Those already raptured before the tribulation began will be in their new glorified bodies. But, those humans entering the millennium will have children in the conventional manner and raise them in a near perfect world. Because they are humans, though, they will still have their sin nature (original sin) and, over time, and with the physical presence of Jesus, some will still rebel. That rebellion will come to fruition at the end of the thousand years with Satan's final deception.
The millennial time will show definitively that, even in a perfect world, mankind will still sin and thus needs a savior.
I would tend to agree. There will be folks born into this utopian world and will only have teaching to reveal the wars, murders, starvations etc., that existed for the 6,000 years before they were born.

Their faith will be in believing that this Jesus who resides in Jerusalem is God in the flesh and that 2 or 3 thousand years ago, He died for the world’s sin and to enter into eternity at the end of the millennial age, you need to believe and call upon His name, the same as everyone else had to after His resurrection.

Humans, being what they are, and the flesh still being corrupt and sinful, will either refuse to believe, or much worse, choose to rebel against God even while living in near permanent paradise where death is a rare thing and everyone lives in peace with one another.

God is just and perfect, and at the end of the millennial reign He will prove to mankind once again, that rejecting Him and choosing your own way, will lead to destruction, even when life is perfect and peaceful.

He will also prove that even when you’ve wanted for nothing, lived in perfect harmony with nature and each other, given the choice, some will still choose to reject Him and go their own way.
 

Steve53

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The New Jerusalem comes down from Heaven to Earth, so that Heaven and Earth become one (the tabernacle of God is with men). Ultimately, our home will be the New Earth.
New Jerusalem's physical dimensions preclude it from landing on earth. It will be a satellite from which, God's radiance will light earth.

Jack Kelley left us with a number of Q&A's on the subject of New Jerusalem. Here are just 6:

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/questions-about-the-new-jerusalem/
https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/new-jerusalem-new-earth/
https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/confused-about-the-new-jerusalem/
https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/heaven-and-the-new-jerusalem/
https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/more-on-who-lives-where/
https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/when-does-the-new-jerusalem-appear/

There's much more at gracethrufaith.com and the topic is easily searched.
 

Rocky Rivera

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Revelation 21: 1-2 says, "Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. "

There will be a New Heavens and a New Earth. The New Jerusalem will not merely float in the sky, but come down out of Heaven to the New Earth, NOT the Old Earth. Their present incompatibility is because of mankind's sin, and the fact that Satan is still active on this old Earth. On the New Earth, and in God's New Universe, all enemies of God are banished from our dimension and locked far, far, far away in Hell. Verse 3 of Revelation 21 says, "And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. " Will God merely float in the sky in the New Jerusalem or will He dwell with us? Remember the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the day? How about the Mosaic Tabernacle, where God wanted to dwell with His people, and the Tabernacle was among them. If they had not defiled the camp with the golden calf, God would have continued daily to be with them in the Tabernacle. On the New Earth, there are no enemies of the Kingdom, nobody thinks any sinful thoughts, so therefore God would be with us ALL THE TIME! Imagine walking hand in hand with the Creator of the Universe. It would be blasphemy if this were our idea, but it's not -- it's His idea! It's what He wanted all along with us -- close, personal, loving relationship. All of us will be married to Jesus the Christ -- the marriage of the Lamb to the Church. We even get a foretaste of this right now because if you are a child of God, the Holy Ghost, the great Third of the Trinity, dwells in you!

Given the dimensions of the New Jerusalem, in order to maintain proportional gravity, the New Earth (taking into consideration our present understanding of physics) would dwarf Jupiter by at least a thousand times. In order to work, play, and live normally on such a big world our strength would have to be increased by about 10,000 times what it currently is. However, we're told we'll have glorified bodies that are like and made in the image of the LORD Jesus Christ. Now, was Jesus Christ a wimp? NO NO NO! Do you think He'll give us weak bodies in the Resurrection? I don't think so! Yes, God can (and I believe He will) make the New Earth exceedingly bigger and far better. He is the God that can do above and beyond all that we ask or think. Can you imagine the abundant resources of such a world? We wouldn't be able to exhaust all its stock resources (and because God is with us He can supply more) for a trillion years even if we tried.
 

Steve53

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Revelation 21: 1-2 says,.....
In your reply above, I see a conflation of two distinct lines of thought, Rocky. One, you're in the Millennium, the other, you're in eternity beyond the millennium.

Once again, I suggest reading all that Jack has to offer on the subjects of the New Jerusalem and the Millennium.

The new heavens and new earth referred to in Rev. 21 are fashioned at the outset of the Millennium. The Church will reside in New Jerusalem throughout that time period and arguably for eternity as well.

Once the 1000 years are up and the Devil and the lost are tossed into the lake of fire, then eternity will begin for the Millennial generations - and the Bible is silent regarding what happens then or where people will reside.

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/understanding-rev-20-22/
 

ItIsFinished!

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There are verses in Matthew, Mark and Luke that say the resurrected will NOT be given or taken in marriage. God's design for a family of a man and woman committed for life raising kids has worked magnificently since Adam and Eve. I may be misinterpreting these 3 verses but it sounds to me like no marriage in the afterlife. I dont know where new kids will come from.
Maybe this is just one of Gods mysteries.
The children that are born in the Millennial Kingdom come from those who accepted Jesus Christ during The Tribulation, but did not become martyrs.
However , they still receive an inherited sinful nature and need to make the greatest decision of their life and that is whether to accept or reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
No human flesh is exempt other than children below the age of accountability or one who is mentally incapable.
All in Christ that have received a glorified body cannot marry or reproduce.
Those in Christ that recieved Him during The Tribulation and survived will enter the Millennial Kingdom but have not yet received their glorified bodies can reproduce.
Only those in Christ enter The Millennial Kingdom by the way.
;)
 

ItIsFinished!

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In your reply above, I see a conflation of two distinct lines of thought, Rocky. One, you're in the Millennium, the other, you're in eternity beyond the millennium.

Once again, I suggest reading all that Jack has to offer on the subjects of the New Jerusalem and the Millennium.

The new heavens and new earth referred to in Rev. 21 are fashioned at the outset of the Millennium. The Church will reside in New Jerusalem throughout that time period and arguably for eternity as well.

Once the 1000 years are up and the Devil and the lost are tossed into the lake of fire, then eternity will begin for the Millennial generations - and the Bible is silent regarding what happens then or where people will reside.

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/understanding-rev-20-22/
Key words (yours) , 'fashioned at the outset of The Millennial '...
Because there is ABSOLUTELY NO SIN in New Jerusalem.
However , there is an immense amount in the Millennial Kingdom.
Unfortunately.
 
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