Sunday, March 1, 2009

Will The Second Coming Of Jesus Be The End Of Human History?

Will the second coming of Yahshua (Jesus Christ) be the end of human history?

No.

The second coming of Yahshua is not the end at all.

In fact, the Bible very explicitly teaches that Yahshua will reign on this earth from Jerusalem for 1000 years.

Unfortunately, almost all writing and teaching concerning the "end times" focuses on what is going to happen BEFORE the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Even most Christians don't realize what is going to happen AFTER Yahshua (Jesus) comes back.

Have you ever thought much about what life will be like after the return of Jesus?

The following passage of Scripture illustrates that the Bible clearly teaches that Christ will rule in Jerusalem for 1000 years after He returns to this earth.

Please notice how the Scripture mentions the term "thousand years" five times alone in Revelation 20:1-10.....

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

So what life will be like during the 1000 year reign of Jesus?

Did you realize that the Bible tells us some of the holidays that we will celebrate?

Read the following scriptures for yourself and see if we are wrong about this.

Zechariah 14:3-4 describes the circumstances of the return of the Messiah.....

Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.

Then, in Zechariah 14:16-19 it tells us that Yahshua will require the whole earth to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles when He reigns.....

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

One of the most neglected parts of Scripture is Ezekiel chapters 40-48. Those chapters actually describe what life will be like when the Messiah comes and reigns. Did you know that Sabbath, New Moon and Passover will all be celebrated when Yahshua (Jesus) reigns of earth for a thousand years?

Just check out these passages.....

Ezekiel 46:1-3

"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened. The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He is to worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening. On the Sabbaths and New Moons the people of the land are to worship in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to that gateway."

Ezekiel 45:17

"It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings and drink offerings at the festivals, the New Moons and the Sabbaths—at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel. He will provide the sin offerings, grain offerings, burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to make atonement for the house of Israel."

Ezekiel 45:21

"In the first month on the fourteenth day you are to observe the Passover, a feast lasting seven days, during which you shall eat bread made without yeast."

In addition, the Scripture tells us that Sabbath and the New Moon will be celebrated forever and ever.....

Isaiah 66:22-24

"As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me," says the LORD. "And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind."

What a glorious time it will be when the Lord Jesus Christ reigns over the whole earth! For more information on what life will be like during the 1000 year reign of Christ, just check out this YouTube video.....

1 comment:

Redeemed said...

YOu are right people are always concerned about what to happen before Christs coming..
Good scriptural references..
thank you..