"And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season."
(Revelation 20:3 KJV)
Many Christians get fanatical about the millennium and sometimes even the tribulation. We really must not get fanatical or upset over the reign of Jesus Christ for a thousand years. The Bible says it will happen some way and we obviously see that this event could happen several ways. So we go around when it will happen and how it will occur and agree that it will occur. Jesus will reign for a thousand years while Satan is bound in the lake of fire. This thousand year reign of Christ should be a time of seeing the world and people at their best.
We need to look at Revelations 20:6 which says, "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." (Revelation 20:6 KJV)
Yes, Our Awesome God has a purpose for us to fulfill. Can you be a priest and a ruler? We have seen some very poor ones but none that leaned heavily on God all the time. Surely we can do better and Jesus will help us.
All our imaginings about what could happen are not as important as knowing that Our Awesome God knows best and His plans will be carried out. His plan for us is much bigger and even broader than eternal life for believers. Let us draw comfort, love, hope and encouragement from knowing our loving, creating God is in control and His will, shall be done, Amen!
Meanwhile, stay focused on Our Awesome God and His kingdom and His will. He wants us to know His plan, know His Bible, and to go into all His world and tell them about His plan. It needs to start with you becoming a Christian if you aren't. Then realize all the laws of God you have broken and that Jesus Christ, God's Son, came to earth as a man to save you from having to pay in eternity for breaking those laws. (A Christian is just a saved sinner who believes and repents of breaking God's Laws.) Become a Christian by repenting of those sins and obeying God.
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.
Flo & Bill