The Millennium

“As we understand proper hermeneutics, the best kingdom quality to understand the millennium is the Amillennial view. The Amillennial view shows us that Christ will not rule a thousand years on an earthly throne on this present earth in Jerusalem; but he reigns in the heavenly Jerusalem now. The thousand years in the book of Revelation is symbolic for an extended period of time. The Bible says in Ephesians that we are seated in heavenly in Christ Jesus (Ephe.2:6). When the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D.70, the heavenly Jerusalem came down out of heaven in the Spirit, but it is yet to appear when Christ returns. Christ rules from this place, and we rule with him because we are seated in heavenly places in Christ, and he rules in us.

Now the dead saints that have already passed away are also with Christ in heaven, “for to be absent from the body is to present with the Lord (2Cor.5:8). Their spirits rule WITH Christ in the heavens, and at the same time Christ rules IN believers through the Spirit who are alive on the earth. But again we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus through the Holy Ghost. John 14:20 says “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, AND YE IN ME, AND I IN YOU.”

At Christ’s Parousia, that’s his second coming, the spirits of those that are dead will reunite with their body’s that will come out of the grave, and we who alive and remain will be caught up with them to meat the Lord in the air and shall forever be with the Lord, and it will happen in a moment in the twinkling of an eye. But when Christ comes he is coming to judge the earth, so we are going to meat him in the air to escort him back to the earth: Jude 1:14-15 says “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord COMETH with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

-Anthony D. Booker

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