Will Jesus reign on Earth for a thousand years? | Search Premillennialism

Will Jesus reign on Earth for a thousand years? | Search Premillennialism


Premillennialism teaches that after
Christ’s defeat of the Anti-Christ, that he will supposedly
establish his earthly kingdom, and he will rule from
the throne of King David in Jerusalem for a
period of 1,000 years. They would futher say that all of those who
were converted to Christ during the tribulation
and were killed, they will be resurrected just
prior to the 1,000 year period so that they may
reign with Christ. At the end of the 1,000 year
kingdom on this earth, they say the final
judgment will take place. At that time, the wicked
will be resurrected, the judgment will occur, the
wicked will be casted into Hell, and they say the righteous
will then be taken to Heaven. Now, we’ve already established
that Christ’s kingdom is not coming at some point in the
future, but rather, it is already here. The Kingdom of Christ
is the Church of Christ. Those who teach the false
doctrine of the 1,000 year reign, you say, “Where
did they get that from?” Well, they get it from a literal interpretation
of Revelation 20:1-6. Now, it’s very interesting, however,
when you read Revelation 20. It is interesting to see what
is not actually in that text. I want to go through this
and I want you to notice with me some things that are
not mentioned in Revelation 20. 1. Christ’s second coming
is not mentioned there. 2. The establishment of Christ’s
kingdom is not mentioned. 3. An earthly reign of
Christ is not mentioned. 4. Christ coming to sit on
David’s throne is not mentioned. 5. We who are alive today are not mentioned
in Revelation 20:1-6. John says that he saw disembodied
spirits who had been beheaded for the witness of Christ. Friends, the fact that an earthly reign
is not mentioned is very important because the scriptures tells us that
Christ cannot rule on an “earthly” throne. Now, follow me on this. Where
is the throne of Christ? Hebrews 8:1 says, “We have
such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne
of the Majesty in the heavens.” Now, what does that tell us? Christ’s throne
is in Heaven, not on earth. Now, in verse 4, he adds, “For if He
were on earth, He would not be a priest.” Alright.
Hold those thoughts. We’re going to tie this
together in a minute. Zechariah 6:13 tells us that
Christ will be a priest on His throne. Now, when you put all of this
together, what do you get? 1. Christ is a priest –
Hebrews 8:1 2. While a priest, he will be
on his throne – Zechariah 6:16 And then number 3. If
he were on the earth, he could not be a
priest – Hebrews 8:4. Now what is the
conclusion of this? Friends, the conclusion is:
Christ’s throne is not on this earth. Logically, it cannot be the case that
Christ will have a throne on this earth. Now, here’s another
proof that Christ will not reign in Jerusalem for
a thousand years. In Jeremiah 22:28-30, there
is a promise made of God – of the Lord – that no one
who is a descendant of Jechonias would ever
rule again in Judah. And very fascinating
is the fact that when you read Matthew’s genealogy of
Jesus – Matthew 1:12 – we are told that Jechonias
is in the genealogy of Christ. Now what does that mean? Friends, it means that Christ cannot
rule on a literal throne in Jerusalem. But you know what?
Acts 2:20-33 tells us that Christ’s throne is
in Heaven, not on Earth. Friends, the Bible
teaches us that Christ will never have a throne and a
1,000 year kingdom on this earth. His Kingdom is eternal,
and it’s in heaven.

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