These are not empty promises, but are given by Him who has bound Himself to never break His word.
War, No More . . . No More War!*
What is it good for? . Absolutely Nothing!! “Violence shall no more be heard in your land.” (Isaiah 60:18)
The Battle of Armageddon is now settled. The bullies, the arrogant and “them which destroy the earth” have now destroyed each other. (Rev.11:18)
The humble and the meek will come out of their hiding places and they “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth” (Mat.5:5) The Millennium of peace has now started.
First the cleanup.
“And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons . . . . and they shall burn them with fire seven years: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire:”
Burying the dead: “seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. . . . And they shall sever out men of continual employment, to cleanse it.” (Ezekiel 39:9-15)
The armaments will be used for fuel for the next seven years and we will employ clean-up crews to bury the dead bodies. Finally after seven months of burying the dead it shall become harder to find the dead bodies and bones. “after the end of seven months shall they search. They shall . . rob those that robbed them (that means robbing the valuables from the dead bodies). . .
“At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywhere – from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground.” (Jeremiah 25:33) and it shall stop the noses of the passengers”. (Ezekiel 39:11) “it shall stop the noses” The horrible foul stench of decomposed human bodies and there are millions of them rotting away.
The saints rule
God’s Kingdom has come, where love and forgiveness reign. “Your Kingdom has come and Your will is done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Mat.6:13)
“The Antichrist “made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; until the Ancient of days came (God steps in), and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” (Daniel 7:21,22,18)
“the government shall be upon his shoulder: . . The Prince of Peace . . of his government and peace there shall be no end . . and with justice. .forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation. . and in quiet resting places;” (Isaiah 9:6,7 & 32:18)
“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:9) “they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.” (Amos 9:14)
“The Lord shall be King over all the earth. . In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD.” (Zechariah 14:9,20) Heavenly Peace for a Thousand Years!
Ruling and reigning the world for a thousand years. ‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown’. However, it doesn’t seem like a bad arrangement. Give your life to Jesus for the last few miserable years, while this corrupt political system is still in operation, and you will live forever and become a 1000 year ruler after he sets up His kingdom’. Invest a penny and get a pound! “They shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)
“Well done My Faithful Servant . . I will make you Ruler over Many” (Matthew 25:20-29)
We have the advantage that the Devil, who keeps deceiving the people, will be locked away, but we will still have our own stubborn will. So the rulers will in all probability be judging cases like: differences with the neighbours, land disputes, education or child neglect, etc.
“And he (Jesus) shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: . . . . nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4) Here we see that the complete military machine is gone, and the big disputes or cases between nations will be judged and settled by Jesus himself, so hopefully we don’t have to worry about those. Thank God, war is no longer an option.
Developing new ideas:
Finally no more military might, no more the rich oppressing the poor. The weapons shall be made into farming equipment. “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks” (Isaiah 2:4) We will be taught to work together in harmony, to forgive, to love and to enjoy life and there will be plenty for all as all the national and international spending on military budgets will now go straight back into development.
The annual military budget worldwide tops 1.2 trillion U$ or 1.200.000.000.000,- that is yearly almost 200 U$ for every man woman and child in the world. The USA is almost spending half of it under the heading “Global war on terrorism”.
Can you imagine if these resources would be spent on developing agriculture, watering the deserts and turning them into forests, further developing engines and motors run on water. G. H. Garret invented his engine that ran on water, way back in 1935. Many have invented cars running on water since. Japan recently built a car with a water powered engine. However the sad state is that the oil magnates would never allow water engines to flourish. . . . Just imagine, no more oil spills, no more greedy wars fighting over oil, etc, etc.
Medical companies and hospitals would be set up in such a way that they would have to be honest and people of principle with a sincere desire to help, instead of making money off the sick, which is so often the case today. Just think how we could change this world for good. Don’t you want to be part of it?
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6-9)
The animals will be no longer carnivores and mankind will be vegetarians again like before the flood. We will be able to play with the animals like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. I think that people might miss their barbecue steak, but then there might be a ‘meat-replacing-fruit’ that tastes ten times better and everyone will probably wonder, how we possibly could have ever enjoyed eating another of God’s creature’s meat? So much is written about this ‘thousand year’ period in the Bible that it could make it a very interesting study.
Headquarters – Jerusalem
First purged: “Jesus saw the city, and wept over it,” (Luke 19:41) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets . . You shall not see me from now on, till you shall say, Blessed is he (Jesus) that comes in the name of the Lord.” (Matthew 23:37-39)
“The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the main corner stone.” (Mat.21:42)
“I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Mat.21:43) “the blessing given to Abraham . . comes to the Gentiles through Jesus.” (Galatians 3:29) “I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle”. (Zechariah 14:2) “When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and shall have purged the blood from the midst of Jerusalem . . by the spirit of judgment, and burning.” (Isaiah 4:4)
“In all the land two parts . . shall be cut off and die . . I will bring the third part through the fire, and refine them as silver is refined, and . . as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them.” (Zech.13:8,9)
“I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob”. (Zech.12:10)
“Jerusalem, shall look upon me whom they have pierced,” (Amos 9:8)
Then blessed: “the remnant of Jacob shall return, unto the mighty God”.(Isaiah 10:21) “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen . . and I will build it as in the days of old.” (Amos 9:11) “And . . Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.” (Zech.14:11) She is no longer “the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” (Rev.11:8) She shall be “the camp of the saints . . and the beloved city . .” (Rev. 20:9)
“the law and the word of the Lord shall go forth from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:3)
“And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.” (Zech.14:17) “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” (Philippians 2:10)
The end of the millennium
Satan released: The angel “shut him (Satan) up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. . . . . But after these things he must be released for a little while.” “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison” (Revelation 20:3,7)
At the end of the thousand years Satan is released – again to test our mettle, to see if we will be worthy to proceed to the new heaven and earth – What’s going to happen when he is set free at the end of this 1000 year peace period?
Just think for a minute, how could he possibly take over the world again when it is ideal and there is plenty for all? No one overworked or stressed out, no wars, no pollution, but only all those good things that we dream of now – what will his line be?
Remember, he only has the same bag of tricks as he has zero originality. “We have had single party rule for the last thousand years. This is no democracy!! It’s time for change, an uprising. Let’s revolt! Let’s have a real democracy. Vote for me! I am not afraid of these dictators, I will lead the opposition party – let’s get rid of this regime, these tyrants that have ruled us for a thousand years. It is time we take matters in our own hands.”
“He will go out (on a political campaign) to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, (Russia) to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city” (Revelation 20:8,9) Pretty much the whole world will follow him to attack the camp of the saints, that beloved city. “Let’s storm Jerusalem, this is their stronghold.”
Enough is enough – Cleansing Fire:
“And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. . The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are”. (Revelation 20:9,10) So he can be with his cronies, the Antichrist and the False Prophet, who have been waiting for him for the last 1000 years. What a sorry lot!