I AM ASTONISHED AT TIMES AS TO HOW BADLY PROTESTANT PROPHETS READ THE BIBLE. I HAD TO READ THIS FOLLOWING SECTION TWICE TO MAKE SURE I WAS READING WHAT IT REALLY SAID, WHICH IT DID - Keith Hunt
From the book: "The End Times in Chronological Order" by Ron Rhodes:
During the Millennial Kingdom
IN THIS CHAPTER
The Millennial Kingdom Begins
Tribulation Saints Enter the Millennial
Israel Is Restored and Possesses the Land
A Millennial Temple Is Built
Christ Reigns from the Davidic Throne
Resurrected Saints Reign with Christ
Christ Brings Physical Blessings
Christ Institutes a Perfect Government
Christ Bestows Great Spiritual Blessing .......
The Millennial Kingdom Begins
Following the second coming of Christ, Jesus will personally set up His kingdom on earth. In theological circles, this is known as the millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:2-7; see also Psalm 2:6-9; Isaiah 65:18-23; Jeremiah 31:12-14,31-37; Ezekiel 34:25-29; 37:1-13; 40-48; Daniel 2:35; 7:13-14; Joel 2:21-27; Amos 9:13-14; Micah 4:1-7; Zeph-aniah 3:9-20).
In the chronology of the book of Revelation, the millennial kingdom clearly follows the second coming of Jesus Christ. Revelation 19 and 20 are chronological, with the second coming described in chapter 19 and the millennial kingdom described in chapter 20. The second coming lays a foundation for the establishment of the millennial kingdom. John Walvoord explains that the second coming...
includes the destruction of the armies gathered against God in the Holy Land (Revelation 19:17,21), the capture of the Beast and the False Prophet and their being cast into the lake of fire (v. 20), the binding of Satan (20:1-3), and the resurrection of the martyred dead of the tribulation to reign with Christ a thousand years (w. 4-6). A literal interpretation of Revelation 20:4-6 requires that Christ reign on earth for a thousand years following his second coming.1
(I FULLY AGREE - Keith Hunt)
The Tribulation Saints Enter the Millennial Kingdom
We have seen that following the second coming of Christ, the Gentiles will face Christ at the judgment of the nations (Matthew 25:31-46). Only believers will be invited into Christ's millennial kingdom in their mortal bodies (verses 34,46). Likewise, the redeemed remnant among the Jews will be invited to enter into the millennial kingdom in their mortal bodies (Ezekiel 20:34-38).
(THIS I HAD TO READ TWICE, COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! FIRST MATTHEW 25 IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT WILL TRANSPIRE AFTER JESUS RULES ON HIS THRONE.....THE SHEEP FROM THE GOATS WILL CONTINUE ALL THROUGH THE 1,000. IT IS NOT JUST ONE EVENT OF A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS....I'LL PROVE IT LATER - AND YES PHYSICAL ISRAELITES WILL BE RE-GATHERED FROM THE NATIONS AND BROUGHT BACK TO THE HOLY LAND - ISAIAH 11 - Keith Hunt)
Though longevity will characterize the millennial kingdom, Scripture reveals that both mortal Jews and Gentiles will continue to age and die (Isaiah 65:20). Scripture also reveals that married couples among both groups will continue to have children throughout the millennium. All who die during this time will be resurrected at the end of the millennium (Revelation 20:4-5).
(THE RESURRECTION OF SUCH IS NOWHERE TOLD TO US IN THE BIBLE. WE SHALL FIND OUT WHEN JESUS HAS RETURNED, WE CAN ASK HIM. REV. 20:4-5 IS TELLING US ABOUT THE SAINTS IN GENERAL IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION WHICH HAPPENS WHEN JESUS RETURNS AS I'VE SHOWN IN THE PAST - Keith Hunt)
Some Bible interpreters in recent days—Robert Gundry is one example—-have suggested that both saved and unsaved people will enter into Christ's 1000-year millennial kingdom. Such a view, however, does not fit the facts of biblical prophecy.
The Bible clearly indicates that only saved people enter the millennium, and the wicked are cut off (see Isaiah 1:19-28; 65:11-12; 66:15-16; Jeremiah 25:27-33; 30:23-24; Ezekiel 11:21; 20:33-44; Micah 5:9-15; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:2-6,18; 4:3). Isaiah 60:21 seems explicit: "Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified" (see also Isaiah 26:2).
(NOW THEY CAN THROW AT YOU 50 VERSES OR MORE, TO SHOW THE AGE TO COME WILL BE RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, NO WARS, SALVATION, HEALTH, GOODNESS AND ETC. BUT, SMALL WORD WITH A BIG MEANING, BUT, IF I CAN SHOW YOU JUST ONE VERSE THAT SAYS DIFFERENTLY, ALL THEIR IDEA COMES CRASHING DOWN IN A MILLION PIECES.
WHEN PEOPLE READ THE BIBLE THEY SHOULD READ IT ALL!! - Keith Hunt)
Scripture reveals that Gentiles will definitely enter into Christ's millennial kingdom, but they will be converted prior to their admission (see Isaiah 16:5; 18:7; 19:19-21; 23:17-18; 55:5-6; 56:6-8; 60:3-5; 61:8-9; Jeremiah 3:17; 16:19-21; Amos 9:12; Obadiah 17-21). Moreover, Scripture positively states that they will be in subjection to the Messiah (Isaiah 42:1; 49:6; Zechariah 8:22-23).
(SO.....FOR THEM FROM THE VERSES THEY GIVE, ONLY CONVERTED GENTILES WILL ENTER THE MILLENNIUM KINGDOM [AND HE ALSO STATES THE SAME FOR JEWS OR ISRAELITES - JEWS ARE ONLY PART OF ISRAEL].
SO NOW FOR THE VERSES THAT BLOW THEIR IDEA OUT OF THE WATER......MARK THEM..... "For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no more: he will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear it, he shall answer you. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall NOT your teachers be removed into a corner any more [as they went through the great tribulation of the end times] BUT your eyes shall see your teacherS; And your ears shall HEAR a word BEHIND you, saying, THIS IS THE WAY, WALK YOU IN IT, WHEN YOU TURN TO THE RIGHT HAND, AND WHEN YOU TURN TO THE LEFT" [Isaiah 30:19-21].
SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THAT MANY ISRAELITES MAY TURN TO THE LEFT WHEN IT SHOULD BE THE RIGHT, OR TURN TO THE RIGHT WHEN IT SHOULD BE THE LEFT.....THEY WILL BE CORRECTED AT TIMES IF NOT GOING GOD'S WAY.....DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ALL WILL BE FULLY CONVERTED TO ME.
BUT WE HAVE MORE....."Behold the Lord will come with fire....and his rebuke with flames of fire....[coming of Christ in glory - second coming]....And I will set a sign among THEM, and I will send those that escape of them unto the NATIONS, [some are then mentioned],....THAT HAVE NOT HEARD MY FAME, NEITHER HAVE SEEN MY GLORY, AND THEY SHALL DECLARE MY GLORY AMONG THE GENTILES" [Isaiah 66:15,19].
SOUNDS LIKE TO ME MANY NATIONS WILL BE IN THE MILLENNIUM WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD OR MUCH ABOUT HIM AT ALL.....STILL IN THE DARK.....STILL UNCONVERTED.
OH THERE IS MORE....SAME CONTEXT, SAME CHAPTER....."And it shall come to pass......shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord. And they shall go forth, and LOOK UPON THE CARCASES OF THE MEN THAT HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME.....AND THEY SHALL BE AN ABHORRING UNTO ALL FLESH" [Isaiah 66:23-24].
SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THERE WILL STILL BE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR CRIMES WORTHY OF DEATH IN THE MILLENNIUM AGE.
WE ARE NOT FINISHED.... THERE IS MORE. TURN TO ZECHARIAH 14. JESUS HAS COME, HE IS ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, HE REIGNS AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. THOSE THAT ARE LEFT OF THE NATIONS THAT COME COME UP AGAINST JERUSALEM [SO NOT ALL CARNAL UNCONVERTED NATIONS ARE DESTROYED] SHALL EVEN GO UP FROM YEAR TO YEAR TO WORSHIP THE KING, THE LORD OF HOSTS, AND TO KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES."
THEN NOTICE, MARK IT....."AND IT SHALL BE THAT WHOSO WILL NOT COME UP OF ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH, TO WORSHIP THE KING, THE LORD OF HOSTS, EVEN UPON THEM SHALL BE NO RAIN, AND IF EGYPT GO NOT UP, AND COME NOT, THAT HAVE NO RAIN, THERE SHALL BE THE PLAGUE, WHEREWITH THE LORD WILL SMITE THE HEATHEN THAT COME NOT UP TO KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES. THIS SHALL BE THE PUNISHMENT OF EGYPT, AND THE PUNISHMENT OF ALL NATIONS THAT COME NOT UP TO KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES" [ZECHARIAH 14:16-19].
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IS ONLY HELD ONCE A YEAR. SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THERE MAY BE A NUMBER OF NATIONS STILL UN-CONVERTED AS WE GO INTO THE FIRST NUMBER OF YEARS OF THE MILLENNIUM AGE.
THESE VERSES ARE PLAIN AND CLEAR, A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND THEM. NO NEED FOR A PhD OR THEOLOGY SCHOOL.
THERE WILL BE ANY NUMBER OF UNCONVERTED NATIONS AND PEOPLE ON EARTH IN THE FIRST NUMBER OF YEARS OF THE NEW AGE TO COME. YES IT WILL BE THE MINORITY PERHAPS, BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY BE THERE.
THEN WHEN YOU GET THE CORRECT TIME FOR EZEKIEL 38 AND 39.......AFTER JESUS HAS RETURNED, YOU ALSO GET MANY NATIONS UNCONVERTED WHO WITH CARNAL SELFISH WARLIKE NATURE, WILL COME AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL NOW DWELLING PROSPEROUSLY, WITHOUT WALLS, BARS, GATES, KNOWING THE MESSIAH IS LIVING AT JERUSALEM AND WILL DESTROY ANY ARMY COMING TO PLUNDER THEM.
THE FIRST NUMBER OF YEARS OF THE MILLENNIUM WILL HAVE PLENTY OF CARNAL UNCONVERTED PEOPLE, SOME WHO HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD ABOUT THE GLORY OF GOD, AND PEOPLE WILL BE SENT OUT TO TELL THEM - WE CALL THEM TODAY - MISSIONARIES!
Daniels prophetic book also informs us that only the saints enter into God's kingdom. We are told that "the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom....The time came when the saints possessed the kingdom" (Daniel 7:18,22). The word saint in Daniel is from an Aramaic word that is derived from a Hebrew root oilp. This word has the connotation of a divine claim and ownership of the person. It connotes that which is distinct from the common or profane. In other words, profane people do not enter into the millennial kingdom. Only those who are Gods people—those "owned" by God-—enter in.
(AND THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THE SAINTS WHO INHERIT THE GLORIFIED ETERNAL KINGDOM OF GOD, NOT THE MILLENNIUM KINGDOM OF CHRIST THAT RULES THE PHYSICAL NATIONS ON EARTH.....PEOPLE JUST NEED TO READ ALL VERSES ON ANY GIVEN TOPIC OF THE BIBLE, AND NOTE WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT IN ANY CONTEXT, AND THE CONTEXT OF THE WHOLE BIBLE - Keith Hunt)
Further, it seems inconceivable that the wicked and the saints could together inherit a kingdom universally characterized by righteousness (Isaiah 61:11), peace (Isaiah 2:4), holiness (Isaiah 4:3-4), and justice (Isaiah 9:7). The parable of the wheat and tares (Matthew 13:30-31) and the parable of the good and bad fish (Matthew 13:49-50) confirm that only the saved go into the kingdom.
(NOT SO AT ALL....THOSE PARABLES CONTINUE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE 1,000 YEARS. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO UNDERSTAND ALL THAT IS WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT. THE WAY THESE PROTESTANT PROPHETS READ THE BIBLE [SELECT VERSES - TUNNEL VISION] IS WHY AGNOSTICS SAY, "YOU CAN PROVE ANYTHING BY THE BIBLE." OF COURSE SIN CAN STILL BE HERE AND THERE IN A BASIC MAJORITY RIGHTEOUS WORLD - Keith Hunt)
Of course, the fact that only saints enter into the kingdom does not stand against the possibility that some of the children of the saints will not be believers. After a few years have passed there will be people, born during the early days of the millennium, who will grow to adulthood rejecting the Savior-King in their hearts (though outwardly obeying Him). Some of these will eventually participate in the final revolt against God that takes place at the end of the millermium under Satan's lead (who is released from the abyss after the thousand years).
WHAT A POOR WAY OF GETTING AROUND THE VERSES I'VE JUST SHOWN YOU, SO IN THE END THEY HAVE TO ADMIT, SOME ON EARTH WILL STILL BE UNCONVERTED AND REBELLIOUS. BUT FOR THEM AT THE BEGINNING EVERY PHYSICAL PERSON WILL BE HOLY ............... AND RIGHTEOUS.....CONVERTED.....JUST NOT SO AS I'VE PLAINLY SHOWN YOU.
To be continued