THE DISPENSATION OF THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM –#7
The dispensation of the millennial kingdom is described in Revelation and includes a 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on earth (Revelation 20:1–10). The main subject of the Old Testament and the four Gospels is the subject of the millennial kingdom.
The millennial kingdom is preceded by the rapture of the church and the seven-year tribulation.
The Resurrected Old Testament saints, the glorified Church, and survivors of the Tribulation and their descendants will be the managers of the Kingdom.
Time Period: From the second coming of Christ until the final rebellion, is 1,000 years.
Human Responsibility: Obedience, remain undefiled, worship Jesus (“ And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.” Isaiah 11:3-5.” And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” Zechariah 14:9).
The order of the government will be Jesus, King David, The Twelve and appointed Judges. (“ And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:13-16. “But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” Jeremiah 30:9. “And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.” Ezekiel 37:24-25. “ And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:28.)
Rebellion of sinful man following Satan’s release from the Abyss, sinful man rebels one more time “ And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” Revelation 20:7-9
Judgment: Fire from God; the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:9–15)
Grace: Jesus Christ restores creation and rules righteously in Israel, with all saints assisting (Isaiah 11:1–5; Matthew 25:31–46; Revelation 20)
The millennial kingdom is what is referred to in the Lord’s Prayer. (Matthew 6:9–10).
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.