The Battle of Armageddon

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Seven Millennia (7000 years) for God to achieve His purposes.

Posted by gospelclips on July 3, 2011

The 6000 year rule of Man

A Day is like a thousand years……2Peter 3:8

It is now approximately 2000 years  since the birth of Christ, 4000 years since Abraham and about 4500 years since the flood of Noah.  The time of Adam is thought to be about 6000 years ago.

Peter says that a day is like a thousand years.  We are about 6 millennia since Adam.  If Christ were to come back now and begin his millennial reign,  God will have completed his rescue plan in 6 days and rested on the seventh just as he did with Creation.

After the seventh millennium is over, God will make all things new and God will live with his people in a New Jerusalem.

When Christ returns, he will redeem His people from the Earth (the rapture) and raise the dead in Christ (the first resurrection).  The Nations who rejected the Gospel will be left behind to suffer the Bowls of God’s Wrath.   They will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats according to how they treated God’s People.  There will also be 144000 Jews on the Earth who have been sealed and protected from God’s Wrath.  The Nation of Israel will be restored for one Millennium to fulfill God’s promises to Israel.  The Christians will be in Heaven with Christ in Heaven during the Millennium.  When the Millennium is over, God will make all things New.  The Church will descend from Heaven like a Bride for Christ and God will dwell with all His people on a New Earth in a New Jerusalem.

The Nations (Pagans / Gentiles) are to be gathered before Christ when he returns with His army of believers.  The Nations who are gathered before Christ and His army (the believers) will be separated into the ‘Sheep’ and the ‘Goats’ according to the way that they treated God’s people.  This will happen at the Battle of Armageddon which will be the final event before the Millennium starts.

At the end of the Millennium, the dead outside of Christ will be raised for Judgment at the Great White Throne.

If  anybody’s name is not in the Book of life, they will be thrown into the Lake of Fire for Eternity.

In Eternity, God’s People will be with Him in the New Jerusalem.  There is also another group called the New Nations which are not God’s people but, somehow, they escape the Lake of Fire.

The Sheep and The Goat Judgment is the Battle of Armageddon which is for pagans who are living at the time Christ returns.   Zachariah Ch 14  tells us that some of the pagans who are living when Christ returns will survive Armageddon and become the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and perhaps in Eternity as well.  It is likely that they are the Sheep who were kind to God’s people and this is their reward which was prepared for them before the begining of the world.

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One Response to “Seven Millennia (7000 years) for God to achieve His purposes.”

  1. Rocky Dede said

    Most of this looks plausible, however, I would disagree with this: ” The Nation of Israel will be restored for one Millennium to fulfill God’s promises to Israel. The Christians will be in Heaven with Christ in Heaven during the Millennium.”

    It is clear that Christ will reign over the nations when he returns, and the most natural reading of the texts point to the idea that He will return to earth during the Millennial Reign to rule from David’s “throne” as King of Kings:

    “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:10-

    “Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4-

    In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s house
    will be the highest of all—
    the most important place on earth.
    It will be raised above the other hills,
    and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.
    People from many nations will come and say,
    “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
    to the house of Jacob’s God.
    There he will teach us his ways,
    and we will walk in his paths.”
    For the LORD’s teaching will go out from Zion;
    his word will go out from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1-

    “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
    and he will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15-

    Christ will return to the Mount of Olives and enter through the East Gate into Jerusalem to reign on the earth for 1000 years (from Zechariah 14):

    “On that day life-giving waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the Dead Sea and half toward the Mediterranean, flowing continuously in both summer and winter.
    And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one LORD—his name alone will be worshiped.”

    Jesus will return to reign on the earth, as it says in Zechariah 14:3:
    “Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as he has fought in times past. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem.”

    The Mount of Olives is just where Jesus was standing when He ascended into heaven, and where the angels said He will return (See Acts chapter 1:11-12).

    I realize this is my own interpretation. There are more verses to support my view that I haven’t included. I also realize there are other verses that seem to support the other view you have postulated. One thing that your view helps reconcile are verses about the whole sacrificial system being reinstated in Israel, etc.

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