Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Please Pray!
Before continuing this study, we ask our Readers to take a moment to pray for God's Spirit to be your only Guide. This is the only way to be sure of learning the real truth about this, or any Bible subject. Thank you SO much. 

"I Go to Prepare a Place for You"

At His Last Supper Jesus said, "Let not your hearts be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house (Heaven) are many mansions (rooms); If it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself that where I am there you may be also(Jn.14:1-3). 
That should forever settle what happens when Jesus comes at His Second Coming! It should also forever settle where Christ's Kingdom will be located for the thousand years following His Coming. But evidently it doesn't, because almost every Christian Denomination declares that Jesus is coming to set up some kind of Millennial (1000 Year) Kingdom here on this earth rather than in His Father's House. The fact that Jesus and all Bible Prophets, speak of Christ's EVERLASTING Kingdom, and never speak of a temporary, 1000 year Kingdom, should end ALL speculation about anything other than an Everlasting Kingdom! But it doesn't! The fact that Jesus said, "My Kingdom is NOT of this World (Planet)" (Jn.18:36) should end all Earthly Millennial Kingdom Theories, but it doesn't! To be fair, there are some Scriptures that could be appear to support a thousand year, temporary Kingdom. We'll have more on this in a moment.

Rather than accept what Jesus really said about going to prepare a place for His people, many have attempted to say Jesus was talking about what happens at death. But, the text is too clear. Jesus didn’t say, If I prepare a place for you, when you die you’ll come and be with Me. He told when and how His People would be with Him. He said, "I will COME again." He also didn’t say He’s coming back to unite new bodies with our souls. Jesus said what He meant, and He meant He was going to return and take His people to Heaven, the place He prepared for them. Let's hold on to the that word "Prepared," and look at what Jesus said about "Prepared," just one day prior to His Last Supper.
In order to get around what Jesus really said and really meant about going to His Father's House to prepare a place for His people, some claim that Jesus is talking about what would happen at death. But, the text is too clear. Jesus didn’t say, If I prepare a place for you, when you die you’ll come and be with Me. He told when and how His People would be with Him. He said, "I  will come again and receive you." He also did not say He’s coming back to unite new bodies with our souls. Jesus said what He meant, and He meant He was going to return at His Second Coming and take His people to Heaven, the place He prepared for them.

"Prepared for You From the Foundation of the World"
Following are Christ's Words: "Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the Foundation of the World" (Matt.25:34)! When Jesus said, "Then," what time frame was He referencing? When we establish this, we'll see that Jesus was really speaking about events a thousand years AFTER His Second Coming when New Jerusalem "Comes down from God out of Heaven" (Rev.21:2). We will prove this using Pre-Trib's Benchmark Proof Text, which is, "One shall be Taken - The other Left (Behind)" (Matt.24:40). 

Second Coming - One Taken/One Left
We have a Blogsite discussing how Pre-Trib uses the "One Taken and One Left" Scriptures to promote a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, but the official position of Pre-Trib says the Taken and Left Scriptures do NOT refer to a Pre-Trib Rapture, but rather to Christ's Second Coming. Pre-Trib says that at Christ's Second Coming, the lost wicked are "Taken," and the righteous Saved are "Left." Pre-Trib's position is the opposite from the way Jesus describes it. Jesus said He will "Send His Angels to gather (take) His Elect," thus, "One will be Taken (gathered), and the other (lost wicked) are Left."  Pre-Trib reverses the "Taken/Left." We discuss this in detail and show Pre-Trib's position to be incorrect in our Blogsite "Who's Taken - Who's Left Behind." The point here is, Jesus clearly said that some people will be "Taken" and some will be "Left." For Pre-Trib's position to be correct about Jesus setting up a kingdom here on earth at His Second Coming,  those Angels could not take some and leave some, they have to gather all and take them all to Old Jerusalem. Old Jerusalem, says Pre-Trib, will be headquarters for that Millennial Kingdom here on earth. So, for Pre-Trib to be correct, those Angels have to  "Gathers ALL Nations" at His Second Coming, Jesus would not instruct those Angels to Take some and LEAVE some! They'd "Gather EVERYONE!"  Now let's get back to Pre-Trib's version of Christ's Millennial Kingdom here on earth.

Before Him Shall be Gathered ALL Nations
The Pre-Trib Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Question here is clear. They are trying to force two entirely different "Gatherings" into one event. When Jesus comes at His Second Coming, He "sends His Angels to Gather His Elect"  (Matt.24:31) while the lost wicked are "Left" behind here on this earth. When Jesus returns a thousand years later, He brings New Jerusalem with Him (Rev.21:2) and sets up the "Great White Throne Judgment(Rev.20:11). At this time,and this time only, "All Nations will be Gathered" (Matt.25:31-32)! As we continue, this will become clear.

Millennial Kingdom or Everlasting Kingdom?
We owe our Readers another apology.  The title of this Blogsite, "Christ's Millennial Kingdom," was named such, not because Christ's Kingdom will be a "Millennium," a thousand years, in length, but because Popular Preachers are on the radio and TV every day telling us there really will be a thousand year Kingdom. Scripture makes no mention of a, "Millennial Kingdom." Those Popular Preachers tell us the Bible does contain information about a "Thousand Year Kingdom," but if you examine their proof-texts, it is clear that this is not so. We will explain in a moment and examine those Scriptures. "Everlasting Kingdom," is quoted many times throughout the Bible, however Daniel prophesied that, "And in the days of these Kings shall the God of Heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...it shall stand forever" (Dan. 2:44). The first thousand years of Christ's Kingdom will be in Heaven. Christ's people will live in the "Mansions" Jesus prepared for them. John calls Christ's Father's House, "New Jerusalem." John describes the end of the thousand years in which he saw, "New Heavens and a New Earth" (Rev.21), but he says this happens at the end of the thousand years! 

Everlasting Kingdom
In Revelation 20, John makes mention of a thousand years several times, and some prophecies could be interpreted as saying Christ's Kingdom is only a thousand years in length. For example, he wrote concerning those who had been, "beheaded," for resisting Antichrist and his Mark of the Beast, saying, "And I saw thrones, and they (who are "they") sat upon them, and judgment was given them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the Beast (Antichrist), neither his image, neither had received his Mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"  (Rev.20:4). Speaking of these same martyred people, John continued: "Blessed and holy is he (those who resisted Antichrist and were beheaded) that hath part in the first resurrection; on which the second death hath no power, but they (again, those resisting Antichrist) shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with Him a thousand years"(Rev.20:6). 

(Let's stop here for a moment to examine several questions Pre-Trib must Ponder. 
1. Pre-Trib says that Christ's Millennial Kingdom here on earth will be the reward for Jews who survived the Great Tribulation, and that these Jews will still be in the mortal bodies while they, "Reign with Christ a thousand years." John prophesied that those reigning with Christ will be those beheaded by Antichrist, thus no longer mortals. 
2. Pre-Trib says the Priests in the Millennial Kingdom will all be mortal Jews, but John prophesied that those serving as Priests will be resurrected in the "first resurrection."
3. Pre-Trib says the "first resurrection" occurs before the Tribulation, and says that Antichrist will not, cannot, is not allowed to inflict his Mark of the Beast until after that "first resurrection." John prophesied that many of those raised at the "first resurrection" were killed (beheaded) by Antichrist, thus, Antichrist will work before that first resurrection.)

Let's get back now to examining Christ's Millennial Kingdom. So, is Christ's "Everlasting Kingdom" actually only a thousand years in length? Of course not! So is John disputing all other prophecies about Christ's Kingdom? Anytime an apparent discrepancy appears in Scripture, we can always be certain that the problem is not the Scripture. The problem is man's improper interpretation of the Scripture! So, how do we resolve the fact that Scripture repeats many times that Christ's Kingdom is "Everlasting," and will never be destroyed, yet John seems to imply a thousand years?  
     Solution - John did not say that Christ's Kingdom was a thousand years in length. He only said that everyone who was resurrected in the, "First Resurrection," and everyone who had been, "beheaded," for resisting Antichrist and his Mark will, "Reign with Christ a thousand years." Evidently, according to John, a significant event will occur after a thousand years of Christ's Everlasting Kingdom has past. So, there are two possible scenarios. One scenario creates a Scripture conflict, and the other eliminates any possibility of a Scripture conflict:
  1. Jesus comes to earth at His Second Coming, sets up a Millennial Kingdom here, then at the end of this Kingdom, destroys Planet Earth completely (see 2Pet.3:10), then creates a New Earth much the same as He did at the beginning of our Earth (see Vs13). Not only does this make no sense, such a Millennial Kingdom would not be an everlasting Kingdom. So let's set this scenario aside for a moment and look at one that does make sense.
  2. Jesus, at His Second Coming, takes all of His people still living, and, resurrects every saved person from creation till the present time,and takes all of the Redeemed to the, "Place He has prepared for them in His Father's House" (Jn.14:1-3). All of Christ's people occupy those, "Mansions."  and "they live and reign with Christ (in His Father's House) for a thousand years." Then, when the thousand years are ended, the redeemed continue undisturbed, living in those "Mansions" "Jesus prepared for them" (Jn.14:1-3), while that Heavenly City, New Jerusalem, gently and quietly relocates, descending out of heaven and settles here on earth. Christ's Throne and everything and everybody in Christ's Kingdom are not disturbed in any way. "New Jerusalem comes down from God out of heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband" (Rev.21:2). The lost wicked, along with Satan and his evil demons, surround the "Beloved City" (Rev.20:9; 22:15). The "Great White Throne Judgment Scene" takes place (Rev.20:11). "Fire comes down from God out of heaven devouring the lost wicked" (Rev.20:9). "The heavens pass away with a great noise, and the elements melt with fervent heat! The earth also, and the works that are in it are burned up" (See 2Pet.3:10). Jesus then, "Creates a New Heavens and a New Earth, in which dwelleth righteousness" (2Pet.3:13, see also Rev.21:1, Isa.66:22).

Questions Clarified
If the Reader is a person that thinks through things carefully, and all of our Readers do, if not, you would not have read this far in this Blogsite, there remains the question in Scenario 2 as to what happens to those who were, "beheaded" and then, "became Priests of God and of Christ and reigned with Him a thousand years."  Do these and the rest of the resurrected Redeemed stop, "Reigning with Christ?" No, but notice what it says about the Temple after New Jerusalem descends to earth. "And I saw no Temple in it (New Jerusalem); for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple of it" (Rev.21:22). Where do Priests serve? In Temples. We know that New Jerusalem has a Temple now because John mentions it 14 times in Revelation. We can assume the Priests John mentioned will have certain tasks during that first thousand years of Christ's Kingdom, but, when the Great White Throne Judgment is finished, and New Jerusalem is settled on the New Earth, evidently the purpose of the Temple is over and no Priests will be needed throughout eternity. From we see in John's Revelation, the Temple is eliminated. We hope this clears up any questions. Now let's look closer at the things the Bible tell us about Christ's Everlasting Kingdom:

Popular Confusion
Let's quickly answer some questions, then look closer at each question, including Scriptural documentation.
"Where Will the Kingdom Be?" We will show Scriptures proving that Christ's Kingdom is NOT here on Earth, but in fact, Earth will be Satan's "Bottomless Pit."
"When Will It Be?" It starts immediately after Jesus comes to take His people to the "Place He has prepared for them" (Jn.14:1-3).
"Why Will It Be?" Because it has been our Creators plan from the "Foundation of the World"
"Who's In It"? The Bible says, No Sinners (Matt.18:3;25:34;1Cor.6:9-10; Gal.5:19-21). The Bible says, No Mortals (1Cor.15:50-57;Matt.25:46). Pre-Trib disagrees, and we will examine the Scripture answers.
"Why has the Kingdom not Come Long Ago?" Because Jesus said, "This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached into all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matt.24:14).
Satan's Gospel Distortion
We will begin here with why God's Kingdom has not come yet. Jesus said, "This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached into all the World first."  
"The Real Gospel" Some of our Readers may (will) get angry about what we say next. So, we will make it in the form of a Question: "Is there any possibility that Satan has not distorted the real Gospel of Jesus; the Gospel of Salvation?" Dear Reader, please be honest! You KNOW Satan has distorted Christ's true Gospel in every way he can! You can, and most likely do, point out doctrines and views held by Denominations other than yours, and if you are honest, you say you believe Satan has been the reason the other Churches hold these false doctrines and false views. So, please don't be upset if we point out error we believe is in the Church directly due to Satan's influence. 

     Since this is a Blogsite is about Christ's Everlasting Kingdom, we will not spend any time on the "Distorted Gospel" Satan has thrust upon Christianity. But, we must point out that Satan's "Distorted Gospel" is actually a repeat of what he told Eve in the Garden. He told her she could live forever and be rewarded specifically for disobeying God. He told her that obeying God would actually diminish her rewards and her quality of life. Satan has used this lie as his number one tool from the time he left his life with God in Heaven, and he will keep this tool with him till he is cast into the Lake of Fire at the end of the Millennium. So, what form has Satan's Lie taken on now? 

Grace Frees Us From Obeying God
   As we mentioned, we will not spend any time here covering this Distorted Gospel, but will spend the rest of this Blogsite looking at how Satan has distorted the Gospel of the Kingdom. The most successful Doctrine of Demons Satan has thrust upon Christianity comes in the form of taking statements from Paul and twisting them into the almost universal doctrine stating that, "Grace has freed you from Obeying God." If the Reader is a Pre-Trib Minister, you know all about the "Dispensation of Grace." If the Reader is a Minister from almost any other mainstream Christian Denomination, you also know what we are addressing. For more on this, we have a Blogsite in which we show directly from Scripture where Jesus warned specifically, on three occasions, that this will be exactly how Satan deluded the Church from its early days and will continue right up until His Second Coming. See, "Christ Exposes Satan's Last Day Delusions." We have another Blogsite showing how Satan has used this deception in spreading a delusion about Christ's Bride. See, "The Bride of Christ."  Please be sure to check these Blogsites, but for now, let's get back to Christ's Everlasting Kingdom.
Satan's Kingdom Distortion
Almost all of Christianity teaches that Earth will be Christ's Paradise Kingdom for a 1000 years. Do they get this from Scripture? No, but let's look at what they would find if they did use only Scripture:

Earth's Condition During the Thousand Years
We will not spend a lot of time here on earth's physical condition during the thousand years Christ's people are in Heaven. We have two Blogsites covering this in detail. One is, "Satan's Bottomless Pit Kingdom," and the other is, "When Hell Freezes Over, For Real." We will say here that when Pilot asked Jesus if He was, "King of the Jews," Jesus answered him saying, "My Kingdom is not of this world" (Jn.18:36). This is one of dozens of Scriptures that deny any possibility of there being a Millennial Kingdom here on this earth. In spite of these clear words from Jesus, all but a very few Christian Denominations declare that Christ's Kingdom will be here on this present world! Did Jesus miss-speak? The picture at the right illustrates exactly what the Bible really says earth will be like during the thousand years. Two days before Jesus said to Pilot, "My Kingdom is not of this World," He told His Disciples exactly where His Kingdom would be. Let's look: 

Prepared from the Foundation of the World. 
"Then shall the King say unto those on His right hand, Come ye Blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."  Does this really look like a, "Kingdom Prepared from the Foundation of the World," or, does it look more like a great place for Satan to spend his thousand year prison sentence?

 "Mortals in God's Kingdom?"
In the previous Bible Verse, Jesus said the Blessed of His Father would, "Inherit the Kingdom Prepared for them from the Foundation of the World." Now let's look at that word "Inherit." Is there any possibility for mortals, flesh and blood people, to inherit God's Kingdom? Paul answers:
"Flesh and Blood CANNOT Inherit the Kingdom"
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
[humans in their mortal and sinful condition] cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality" (1Cor.15:50-53).
     According to Pre-Trib, when Jesus will say, "Come ye Blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world," all of those He will be addressing will be Mortal Jews. In fact, according to Pre-Trib, the whole and sole purpose of Jesus setting up a Millennial Kingdom here on earth is to reward Mortal Jews with a Kingdom so that all Old Testament promises made to the Jews will be fulfilled. 

"Death is Swallowed up in Victory"
Immediately after telling the Corinthian Church about, "Flesh and Blood not inheriting the Kingdom of God," Paul wrote something additional, and what he wrote further establishes that no mortals can possibly enter the Kingdom. Paul said, "Death will be swallowed up in Victory." However, Pre-Trib says that for at least the following seven years, there will continue to be good people dying. Is Pre-Trib quietly saying, "Nay Paul! Thou art wrong?" If Paul is correct, when Jesus comes, ALL believers go to Heaven and inherit the homes and the Kingdom Jesus prepared for them, and NO more righteous people die or have any part in any resurrection, period.

  Sinners CANNOT Inherit, Enter, or See The Kingdom
Scripture tells who cannot and will not be in God’s Kingdom at all. Jesus said sinners cannot inherit it: "Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God" (Jn.3:3). "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt.18:3). Jesus also said, "I say unto you, Except your righteoisness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt.5:20). 
Paul Wrote - "No Sinners"
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived : neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of God" (1Cor.6:9-10). We have a choice. We can agree with Paul, or we can disagree. 
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God" (Gal.5:19-21).  Should we agree with Paul, and make whatever adjustments to our Views that are needed?  It's either that, or, we can say, "Nay Paul!! Thou art wrong, again!"

"Eye Hath Not Seen" 
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man the things God hath prepared for them that love Him" (1Cor.3:31). Notice again we see again that word, "Prepared." This is Paul doing his best to describe what is in store for Christ's people. According to Pre-Trib, Jesus will say the following at His Second Coming: "Come ye Blessed of My Father, Inherit the Kingdom Prepared for You from the Foundation of the World!"Now let's look again atthe words of Jesus,   his best to describe what is in store for those who love and follow Christ.  If Pre-Trib is correct, Jesus will point to earth in its most devastated condition EVER, and say, "Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom PREPARED for you from the foundation of the world" (Matt.25:34).  

Seven Plagues will have have utterly devastated the entire planet. Oceans, seas, and rivers will, "be as the blood of dead men" (Rev.16:3-4). The most destructive worldwide earthquake in history will have just occurred (Rev. 16:18). Cities will be reduced to complete rubble (Vs. 19). Islands and mountains will be devastated (Vs.20). Fifty pound blocks of hail will have flatten everything (Vs.21; see also Rev. 6:7 and 11:19). Billions of dead bodies will lie, "unburied," and will be scattered all over the planet (Isa.26:21; 34:3; Jer. 25:33). Jeremiah prophesied, "I beheld the earth and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light" (Jer.4:23). These verses, along with a great many other prophecies pertaining to Christ's Second Coming, describe the condition of Planet Earth immediately after Jesus comes.

You Have Got to Be Kidding!

Is it remotely possible that this horrid mess is the, "Kingdom prepared for God’s people from the foundation of the world"? Does this picture look anything like what Jesus will prepare for His people, the Blessed of His Father? Does it, however, look perfectly suited as a prison for Satan and his evil demons to spend a thousand years? Immediately after Jesus comes and takes His people to the, "Mansions He has prepared," here on earth there'll be no sunshine, only pure darkness (Jer.4:23). When describing this exact time period, Peter said Satan's angels are, "chained in DARKNESS, reserved unto judgment" (2Pet.2:4). They will not be allowed to leave earth, so they have no choice but to observe, up close and personal, the horrid results of their evil. When Jesus says, "Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world", He will be referring to a magnificent and glorious Kingdom, not a pile of rubble containing billions of stinking bodies (Isa.26:21; 34:3; Jer. 25:33).
What tasks will God’s people perform in this glorious Kingdom? Scripture records little, but let’s look at what it does say.

Judge the World and the Demons
"Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the World? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels"
(1Cor.6:2-3)? Paul describes two tasks; judge the world and judge angels. Scripture doesn’t say exactly what part the righteous have in judging angels, but it says they will, thus, they will.
Who Will The Redeemed Judge?
The process of judging usually involves living persons. But in this case a huge amount of judging may be needed, and we suggest it will involve the lost wicked who are all dead throughout the Millennium. At the end of the Millennium every lost wicked person who has ever lived will be raised from the dead and stand before the Great White Judgment Seat of God (Rev.11-13). There will be billions upon billions of wicked people present on Judgment Day. Of course God Almighty is their Judge, but, consider the possibility that when the Redeemed get to Heaven, they'll be involved in some kind of process in which each lost person’s record will be examined. The records of Satan and his evil demons could be investigated, thus Paul's words, "Ye shall judge angels" (1Cor.6:3). Peter said evil angels will be, "delivered into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto JUDGMENT" (2Pet.2:4). Perhaps this is the time the Redeemed can research their questions as to why certain people were saved and others were lost. When the Redeemed get to Heaven, they will be surprised. Persons considered reprobates might be their next-door neighbors and persons they thought were saints may be absent. They'll have a thousand years to research all the reasons. Perhaps they'll examine our own records. "For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hidden, that shall not be made known and come abroad" (Lk. 8:17).

Priests and Judges
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had NOT worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"
(Rev.20:4). "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be PRIESTS of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years" (Vs.6). 
For more about Pre-Trib's view concerning the Temples John and Ezekiel saw, and to see if they are one and the same, see "Ezekiel's Millennial Temple."

12 Disciples as Judges

 "And Jesus said unto them (His 12 Disciples), Verily I say unto you that ye who have followed Me in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit on the Throne of His glory, ye shall also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matt.19:28). We can gather from this that Christ's Disciples will have some kind of role connected to the tribes of Israel, but since these words are all we have, we must be careful not to over speculate.   

Who Will be in the Kingdom of God?
Pre-Trib's interpretation limits the Millennial Kingdom to only those people who survive alive through the Great Tribulation. A careful study into all the information available in the Bible reveals that Christ's Kingdom will include every saved person that ever lived on Planet Earth. As we have seen above, no sinners will inherit, enter, or even see Christ's Kingdom. So, only the saved from Earth;  all of the saved from Earth.

Where Will the Kingdom be Located?

Hopefully we have shown that there's no possibility for there to be any Kingdom/Paradise here on earth during the Millennium. So, the Kingdom will be located wherever Jesus has gone to, "Prepare for His people."

Why Will God's People be Rewarded with the Kingdom?

Throughout eternity the people included in the group making up the, "Bride of Christ," will be highest and most honored of all created beings in God's Universe. This position of Bride of Christ is "Forever." Paul prophesied about Jesus taking His people to Heaven, and ended his prophecy by writing about them being, "Caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1Thess.4:17). So, one purpose for the Kingdom will be a reward for Christ's Bride.

Another purpose will be so that every creature in God's Universe will forever see living proof of how God redeemed humans from what should have been death. Everyone, past, present, and future, will forever know how Lucifer’s rebellion led to horrid death and destruction. God will allow sin to run its deadly course this one time so that it will never happen again! NEVER EVER!! 

Sometimes, when we are studying Bible subjects, and there are differing views and doctrines being promoted, we must rely on common sense. However, we must always rely on God's Holy Spirit to be our Guide. We hope all of our Readers have taken our advise at the beginning of this Blogsite where we ask you to please pray for God's Spirit to be your only Guide.
     Now let's do a little reasoning. Pre-Trib Promoters, and all religious groups teaching that a Millennial Kingdom will be here on earth, agree that earth will be in an extremely devastated condition at Christ's Second Coming. Everyone understands the Seven Plagues, the worldwide Earthquake, the Hail, and all of the events decimating earth at that time. Although it is difficult, if not impossible, to find any documented evidence where credible Pre-Trib Promoters claim Jesus will miraculously clean up the horridly messy condition of earth at that time, obviously they assume He will do this. There is Bible evidence that Jesus will do exactly this, but that Biblical evidence always refers to the end of the Millennium, and never the beginning. So, we must ask the question, would Jesus send complete and total devastation on the earth if He planned to offer earth as a reward to the, "Blessed of His Father as the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the World?"  Jesus would have to either, miraculously clean up the mess, or, turn the task over to those people who He will be honoring. What equipment would be available to these people left alive on earth after the world's most devastating earthquake? Where would they get the gasoline to operate the thousands of units of heavy equipment necessary for the cleanup? We could go on and on considering the impossibilities.

On the Other Hand
It goes without saying that God would never devastate this earth, and then call it the, "Kingdom Prepared from the Foundation of the World," but it makes perfect sense if God prepared the perfect place for Satan and his Demons to spend their thousand year prison sentence. It couldn't be more perfect!! Satan and his Demons can look upon those billions of dead bodies, direct results of their evil actions for the previous 6000 years! They could see all of the once beautiful buildings all destroyed by the earthquake and the hail. They can see the once beautiful oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams now filled with putrid water as if it were the blood of dead men. The Bible actually has much evidence that this will be exactly earth's purpose during the Millennium.

We continue this study in our Blogsite, Satan’s Earthly Millennial Kingdom. Also see, "When Hell Freezes Over, For Real." In these we show from Scripture that the condition of earth during the Millennium will be the exact opposite of the popular views promoted by the majority of Christian organizations. The amazing thing about all this confusion is the fact that Scripture makes the truth abundantly clear. All Bible Prophecy fits like a glove and is perfectly understandable, when we read it as it is written in Scripture. Then, when we seek help from God's Holy Spirit, we are guaranteed that we will find the Truth.
Thank you SO much, Dear Reader for your time and interest! Let's continue Studying God's Word.
Your Brother in Christ
Walter C. Martin Jr.


Check Our Other Blogsites:

Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Post-Tribulation Second Coming of Jesus
Will We Eat Pigs During the Millennium?

Planet Earth WILL be Destroyed After the 1000 Years!
New Jerusalem - How BIG is It?
Great White Throne Judgment Seat - When and Where
Christ's Kingdom - Millennial or EVERLASTING?

Hell Fire
Is God Torturing People Now
Did Jesus Suffer ALL of Your Hell?
The Rich Man and Lazarus?
The Dead - Dead or Alive - What is Death?
Did Jesus Die YOUR Death for You?
Will Satan Ever Die - Bible Says "YES!"
Testing Our Doctrine About Death
The Dead Stand Before Great White Throne Judgment Seat

The Gnostics Attack the Sabbath
Were Gnostics Really Christian?
Were Gnostics Satan's Implants into the Church?
Is Gnosticism Alive and Well in Today's Churches
Church is Israel - Israel is Church
Is the Church Israel and Israel the Church?
Is the Bride of Jesus the 144 Thousand?
Did Jesus Offer the Jews a Millennial Kingdom in His Ministry?
Will New Jerusalem Sit in Israel? How Big is It?
Christ's REAL EVERLASTING Kingdom is for ALL Believers!

The Sabbath
Is it a Sin to Observe the Sabbath?
Is There a Connection Between the Rapture and the Sabbath?
Will the Sabbath Be Observed By God's People During the Tribulation?
Who REALLY Changed the Sabbath in Early Christianity?
Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Sabbath Questions For Popular Preachers
How to Test Your Doctrine Concerning the Sabbath

Marriage in Heaven - Millennial Kingdom?
Strange Animal/Demons the Millennium?
Why Jesus Hasn't Come to Take Us To Heaven?
Teachers of Anomia (Law Annulling)
Good Ministers Teaching Against God's 10 Commandments?
Teaching of Anomia - The Reason Jesus Hasn't Come Yet?
Pre-Trib Rapture and Sabbath
Pre-Trib Rapture and the Sabbath?

Walter C. Martin Jr.
Everlasting Gospel Ministries

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Your Brother in Christ!
Walter C. Martin Jr