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

Kingdom  

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!

Keith Hunt)




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.


Keith  Hunt



To  be  continued


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