The Millennium and Pre-millennialism :: By Daymond Duck

The news was a little light last week, and I am teaching the Book of Revelation at church, so I felt led to write about some of that.

First, there are people (called Amillennialists) that don’t believe in the Millennium (a thousand-year reign of Christ), but the Bible clearly says that there will be a thousand-year reign of Christ.

The Book of Revelation clearly says the Tribulation Period martyrs will live and reign with Christ a thousand years (Rev. 20:4-5).

One thousand years is a Millennium.

Amillennialists explain this away by saying the Book of Revelation is allegory.

They say one thousand years means a long period of time, not one thousand years.

So, one difference between Millennialists and Amillennialists is that Millennialists believe in a thousand-year reign of Christ, and Amillennialists don’t believe it.

The Bible supports the Millennialist view, and there is nothing in the Bible to support the Amillennialist view (don’t add to or take away from the Bible, etc.).

This means Amillennialism is wrong because the Bible says there will be a thousand-year reign of Christ.

Some readers may not be interested in a teaching like this, but it is very important.

Some people refuse to study the Book of Revelation because Seminary professors, preachers, theologians and others have differences of opinion; but the Bible reveals the correct view, and false teachers should be called out for keeping people from studying it.

Some preachers try to be cute about it by saying, “I am a pan-millennialist. I believe everything will pan out.”

It would be better to study the Scriptures and tell people what they say.

Second, there is a debate about whether the Second Coming will be before the Millennium (pre-millennialism) or after the Millennium (post-millennialism).

In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about the great statue, the Bible teaches that the Rock (Jesus) will destroy the kingdom of Antichrist.

After the Rock (Jesus) destroys the kingdom of Antichrist, the Rock will grow into a great kingdom and fill the earth (Dan. 2:31-35, 44-45).

This means that Jesus will come back and put an end to the reign of Antichrist before He establishes His kingdom.

The return of Jesus before He establishes His kingdom is pre-millennialism.

Here is another text:

Paul said, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (II Thess. 2:7-8).

The Antichrist will be removed at the Second Coming of Jesus and, as we just said, that is before the Millennium (also see Rev. 19:20).

The teaching that the Second Coming of Jesus will be before the Millennium is pre-millennialism.

Third, the Bible teaches that Jesus will reign on the earth.

The Psalmist said, “For the LORD hath chosen Zion (Jerusalem); he hath desired it for his habitation” (Psa. 132:13).

Jeremiah said, “At that time, they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart” (Jer. 3:17).

Jeremiah also said, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth” (Jer. 23:5-6).

Zechariah said, “And the LORD shall be king over all the earth” (Zech. 14:9).

Matthew wrote that Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10).

Matthew also wrote that the King (Jesus) will come back, sit on a throne and judge the nations (Matt. 25:31-34).

The angel Gabriel told Mary that she would bear a Son, and God would give Him the throne of His father David (That was on earth in Jerusalem; Luke 1:31-32).

This is the point: The thousand-year reign of Jesus will be on earth.

To try to sum this up, the Amillennialist view is contradicted by the Bible; there will be a thousand-year reign of Jesus (called the Millennium); the pre-millennialist view is right and Jesus will reign on the earth for a thousand years.

Theologians, professors and preachers should know and teach what the Bible says, and stop confusing people on issues that contradict the Bible.

Prophecy Plus Ministries, Inc.
Daymond & Rachel Duck
duck_daymond@yahoo.com

Pray for America, Israel and the World :: By Daymond Duck

I was honored to speak at a prophecy conference this past week, and I want to begin with some interesting things that came from other speakers.

One: One speaker showed two or three commercials that are being shown on Israeli TV.

A speaker in one commercial said this is the generation that will rebuild the Temple, and a speaker in another commercial urged the Israeli people to support the efforts to rebuild the Temple.

Think about it: When asked about the signs of His Coming, Jesus revealed that the Antichrist will defile the Temple. Later, Paul said the Antichrist will sit in the Temple showing himself that he is God (Matt. 24:15; II Thess. 2:3-4); and today, there are commercials on Israeli TV urging our generation to rebuild the Temple.

Two: We were told that some of the Jewish rabbis have reminded Pres. Trump that many U.S. Presidents have been concerned about their legacy.

These rabbis said the greatest thing that Pres. Trump can do to establish his legacy is to make it possible for Israel to rebuild the Temple.

Three: It is common knowledge that the Temple Institute has rebuilt all of the clothing, music instruments, etc., for use at the Temple, but they have not rebuilt the Ark of the Covenant.

They haven’t rebuilt it because they say they know where it is.

Four: The Jews have made a replica of the tabernacle; and if they can get government approval, they are ready to start the animal sacrifices on the Temple Mount with or without the Ashes of the first nine Red Heifers.

Five: Know that the Second Coming is not the end of the world; it is the end of human government and the beginning of the reign of the King, Jesus.

If you are discouraged or disgusted by what is going on in our government today, understand that God knows all about it; and that is one reason why He intends to bring human government to an end.

Six: Moving from the prophecy conference to current events, the Bible teaches that there will be a departing from the faith at the end of the Church Age.

It has been announced that the United Methodist Church (UMC) will meet in May of 2020 to discuss an orderly and amicable split in the denomination.

The Bible is clear on gay issues, but a rejection by many leaders and members of what the Bible says about this is splitting that once great denomination.

Seven: Recall that in May of this year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz visited Israel and the Wailing Wall where both men inserted a prayer that no hurricanes would strike Florida this year.

Hurricane Dorian headed toward Florida, but turned aside; Hurricane Humberto headed toward Florida, but turned aside; Hurricane Lorenzo, the most powerful hurricane ever this far out in the Atlantic, is headed toward the U.S., but is projected to turn aside (perhaps we really need to repent of our sins and pray).

Eight: The Antichrist and False Prophet will need surveillance equipment to track all buying and selling during the Tribulation Period.

On Sept. 19, 2019, it was reported that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said at least 75 countries are actively using artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as facial recognition for surveillance.

Nine: On Sept. 22, 2019, Pres. Trump’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, was in Israel to discuss Pres. Trump’s Peace proposal.

Mr. Greenblatt said the election turmoil in Israel has fundamentally changed things on the ground, so the publication of Pres. Trump’s Deal of the Century will be significantly delayed.

I would love to hear Pres. Trump say it is permanently delayed and the U.S. will throw its full support behind Israel (that would be great for his legacy).

Ten: On Sept. 21, 2019, it was reported that Syria has sent tanks, vehicles, troops, ammunition, and heavy weapons to areas near her border with Israel on the Golan Heights for unspecified reasons.

At some point, war will break out, and God told us how it will end (Isa. 17:1-3, 14).

Eleven: Concerning Iran’s use of missiles to attack Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Israel, EU, England, France, Germany and Japan have all said that Iran did it.

It is obvious that Iran is led by a bunch of liars.

Iran’s efforts to move missiles into Syria and Iraq, and Iran’s stepped-up enrichment of nuclear material have prompted an Israeli General to say that Israel is starting to reach the point of war with Iran.

Israel is now debating whether to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran or wait and retaliate after Iran attacks.

Twelve: The Israeli election has turned into a spiritual war over Israel’s future (God called Israel to follow their Messiah and serve Him, but Satan wants Israel to be a secular or non-religious nation and follow him).

Know that Israel will continue to have a form of godliness (They will rebuild the Temple, offer animal sacrifices, etc.); but Satan will lose, and they will accept Jesus at the end of the Tribulation Period.

Thirteen: When Russia, Iran, Turkey and others attack Israel in the Battle of Gog and Magog, the Bible says they will cover the land like a cloud (Ezek. 38:9).

I have long believed “cover the land like a cloud” refers to planes and helicopters.

On Sept. 26, 2019, it was reported that Russia is expanding its large air base in Syria, adding a second landing strip and building facilities for more aircraft.

Some of those aircraft will be drones, so we can add drones to the list of aircraft.

Fourteen: On Sept. 27, 2019, Turkey’s Pres. Erdogan said Turkey is not afraid of being sanctioned by the U.S., and Turkey will not abide by U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Erdogan said Turkey will not destroy its relationship with Iran.

Turkey is plainly on Iran’s side and lined up for the Battle of Gog and Magog.

Fifteen: Two women in Ft. Collins, Col. sued the city for the right to go topless in public because men can go topless.

According to these women, gender equality means that they should not be required to wear anything above the waist, and a federal judge agreed with them.

Women naked in public from the waist up is now legal in six states (the days of Lot have arrived, and one must wonder if this is coming to every state in the U.S.).

Sixteen: Pope Francis has scheduled a meeting at the Vatican for May 14, 2020, to present a humanistic document (human values, not religious or spiritual values) for the world to abide by.

He clearly wants the UN to use the world’s education systems to push world government and world religion without the input of Christianity.

In co-operation with a prominent Muslim Sheikh, a complex is being built in Abu Dhabi called the Abrahamic Family House.

It will have a Church, a Mosque and a Synagogue or separate places of worship for Christians, Muslims and Jews; and it will have a fourth place for people of all religions to come together as one body (world religion; not the body of Christ).

The purpose is to promote peace, coexistence and brotherhood among all religions.

Finally, Pres. Trump was at the UN this week where he urged the nations to reject globalism; to normalize relations with Israel; he opposed taxpayer-funded abortions as a global human right; he urged world leaders to let their people live by faith and to give glory to God, and more.

It is easy to see why globalists, abortionists and others dislike Pres. Trump so much and why they want him removed from office so badly.

Pray for America, Israel and the world.

Prophecy Plus Ministries, Inc.
Daymond & Rachel Duck
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