Get Ready for the Kingdom Age

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In light of the imminent appearance of the Millennium Kingdom, I thought it would be appropriate to include a brief article that not only looks at the coming Kingdom, but also the transition period (and some related observations) that leads to the Millennium age.  So here's the reality:  there is coming a "Messianic or Millennium Kingdom" when Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) will reign over the kingdoms (nations) of this earth.  As one preacher put it, "we are standing with our toes right on the edge of the Millennium." So what does that mean for us as a people, a nation, a family, an individual?  Simply put, our generation like no other generation before us has already seen and will continue to see world events and changes that are unprecedented in the history of mankind. 

Let’s first consider the transition period to this age of peace on earth.  As most Christians believe, prior to this age of peace and brotherhood there will be a relatively short period of time (7 years) that will lead away from the age of the rule of man (6000 years – see 7 Day Plan of God Tab) to the age of Messiah.  Christians refer to that period of time as the “Tribulation” period or Daniel’s 70th week.  It is a time of upheaval, war, brutality and satanic deception like the world has never seen before.  Matthew 24:21 says:   “21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

For those of us who believe the church (Assembly) will be taken out of this world (raptured) before this Tribulation period, our purpose in this earth today is clear – seek and serve the Lord with our whole heart, mind soul and strength.  Find your place in Him and hang on like a “bulldog on a pork-chop (or if you prefer – T-Bone)”!  This really is the best advice when contemplating the coming debacle…”seek Him while He may be found”…while His mercy and grace are flowing and His Holy Ghost is being poured out upon this earth.  Yeshua (Jesus) also said in Matthew 24:4-8 -  

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers or different places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

The age of deception, the satanic plan set in motion back in the Garden of Eden, has been building up and will culminate in a final crescendo in these last days with the revealing of the anti-Christ or “lawless” one spoken of by Daniel 11 and II Thessalonians 2.  The plan of satan should be no mystery or surprise to anyone who is sensitive to the plan of God and to the spirits of this age. The evidences of this great deception are all around us.  HaSatan (satan) is the prince and power of the air, he is the god of this world.  Consequently, everything that is of this world has been tainted in some way by satan and his cohorts.  Politics, economics, education, religion, media (movies, music, books, ads, etc.)…even our calendar is corrupted as mentioned in the “God Seasons” Tab.  Everything from top to bottom has been corrupted by the original lawless one.  In light of this, one should also realize the greatest deceptions are normally the ones closest to us as believers.  I’ve identified some of these in the other tabs on this website - namely false religious doctrines and teachings within Christianity that have led millions astray over the past several millennia.

satan has also inspired widely accepted eastern religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam as well as the more mystical, occult-based New Age philosophies that have spawned such groups as the Masonic brotherhood, the Illuminati, Wiccans, Rosicrucians, Shriners etc. 

One way you can identify a group’s satanic connection is by the symbols that represent them.  This is a whole study in itself that is really quite fascinating and revealing. Our government is full of occult-based symbols (obelisks, all-seeing eye, pentagram and on and on), many corporations are represented by occult symbols.  I believe it’s one way the one-worlders  communicate amongst themselves…kind of like a mystical handshake that basically says: I’m a member of the club…I’m privy to the “agenda” at hand. Unfortunately, the agenda I’m referring to is that of subjecting all mankind to the control of a new world (occult-based, satanically inspired) order…where everyone is a victim including (and most specifically) the men and women behind its’ inception.

Another thing to consider is that satan has had thousands of years to orchestrate his plan, all within the overall plan of God.  We only have our lifetime to try and figure things out…but with the help of the Holy Spirit we can and will see through satan’s deceptions. 

Something that has become apparent is that with the advent of the internet age, satan and those whom he has deceived realize they can no longer hide the evil plans that have lurked in the shadows since the dawn of man.  That being the case, his workers have basically decided to allow their schemes to be made public…they have become more and more blatant and bold in their speech and activities. If anyone challenges them or reveals details about their plans they (along with their controlled media) merely label them as crazy conspiracy theorists, religious fanatics or terrorists.  The truth is most people that have access to the media already know about the “New World Order” etc and some are aware of its masonic, satanic connection.  Many who have been influenced by mainstream, liberal media just shrug it off as being the product off the imagination, paranoia and narrow-mindedness of a conservative minority.  As believers it is not our duty to constantly chase after and focus on revealing these things but rather to do our best to keep our hands clean from the things of this world and its deception: 

Philippians 2:15 - That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

See following link for an in depth look at the deception that permeates our world:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmFm8PIz8M

He is our only means of escape from the events about to come upon this world.  John 10 says:  He is the door and the Good Shepherd whose voice His sheep will hear. In John 14, Yeshua proclaims that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

One of the main reasons I emphasize the Hebrew calendar on this site is because we can be reasonably sure that when the Lord gives us signs in the heavens they will be tied to His seasons and His Holy days, in other words the calendar He gives us in His Word (see Exodus 12 and Leviticus 23)…not to the Roman or Gregorian calendar. 

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Luke 21:25

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring…

Also see the following link regarding the recent appearance of blood red moon/eclipses on the Lord’s festival days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi78PmRX46Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxNjTveS8ys

I believe moving away from the Roman (pagan-based) calendar and toward the Hebrew (Biblically-based) calendar is part of separating ourselves from the things of this world.  This is especially vital for this generation to consider due to the prophetic timeframe we find ourselves in…basically the transition time from 6th to 7th day or from a man-centered age to a God-centered age.  Prayer:  Lord prepare us for the awesome days that lie ahead and that will shortly come to pass on your earth…we desperately need your help!

The interesting and I believe noteworthy characteristic about these discussions is that they are connected to key dates on the Hebrew calendar…and they in some way are centered around Israel.  We as Gentile believers would do well to acknowledge our Hebrew Heritage by getting back into and studying the Jewishness of the scriptures.  We are in effect, spiritual Jews, have been grafted in to the commonwealth of Israel and share the same Abrahamic heritage by faith as our Jewish brothers and sisters.

There is so much information available these days on the internet that it makes sense to make use of all these wonderful sources.  The subject of the Messianic Age or Millennium or Kingdom Age is no different…please links below for some good explanations of what the Messianic Age is:  http://parentalguide.com/Documents/Bible_Prophecy/Millenium.htm

Messianic age - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Age

Some scriptures relating to the 7th Day or last 1000 year period in God’s plan called the “Millennium”. 

 

Revelation 20:1-3 KJV
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

NO MORE WAR, THE PRINCE OF PEACE HAS COME!

Isaiah 66:10-23

 

10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

 

12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

15 For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.

18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.

21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord.

22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

 

 

Isaiah 2:2-5 KJV
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

 

Comment:  what’s interesting to note, one of the United Nation’s symbols is that of a hammer beating a sword into a plowshare…symbolizing its mission to bring peace and harmony between the nations of this world. Though working toward a New World Order and brotherhood of mankind all sounds wonderful, the sad thing is that the world will never gain deliverance from any human organization or plan…(remember Marxism and the third Reich had similar visions) it can and will only come from the Lord Most High! It is my opinion that any human organization (like the United Nations) that tries to do so through human means (in other words, acting in God’s stead – but not guided by the Lord) will ultimately end up bringing forth just the opposite…instead of peace it will lead the way to subjugation, war and more human suffering. The United Nations is just one example, but all one needs to do is look at its roots, activities, ideologies and its symbols to recognize the spirit of deception that lies behind it. (As mentioned above: the symbols of Freemasonry can be found thru out the world representing major corporations, world governments (especially the U.S.) and religious systems.)

Isaiah 11:6-9 KJV
6 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.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 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.

Israel, shall dwell in safety!

Zephaniah 3:14-20 KJV
14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.
18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

 

Ezekiel 37, 40-45 – discusses the miraculous re-gathering and rebirth of the nation Israel as well as many things that will take place during the Kingdom Age. Namely: the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, the re-institution of the Priesthood and Temple sacrifices, the return to celebration of Jewish festival days as well as observance of the New Moon and the weekly Sabbath! It also speaks of David (I believe a resurrected King David), being a Prince over Israel forever and overseeing sacrifices to the Lord Himself who will be seated in His Temple. It speaks of how the nations will come to Jerusalem to worship the Lord of all the earth. All of these things will be key elements of God’s rule and reign here on this earth.

The quote below, by Greg Crawford… found at:   https://thebaseiowa.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-shift-from-the-church-age-to-the-kingdom-age/   is one example of what Christians are saying and feeling as we draw nearer to the Lord’s coming and the close of this present age: 

 

“As the church age is closing and the Kingdom age is emerging I am wondering exactly how much must shift to be able to transition. Terminology, function and mindsets are just the beginning. New ways of ancient ways returning, new paths of ancient paths must be walked.  So much of our current approach, as much as we don’t want to admit it is really coming out of churchdom and not kingdom.

We all know and can list all the changes and shifts occurring over the last 10 years. Our expressions of worship, intercession, prayer and even teaching are starting to take on Kingdom perspectives. These outward functions are all related to one thing, revelation. Revelation comes to confront doctrine and what men believe to be true. Revelation may not replace past truth but will bring fresh understanding of what God is emphasizing for this moment.”

Comment:  I would add to the above statement that there is a big difference between “the” truth, “God’s truth” and what we and human beings perceive to be truth.  God’s truth will never change because it is an extension of Himself…and He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  However, if a doctrine or belief we’ve perceived to be truth is in error then new revelation from God is necessary and should replace what we have accepted as truth…even if that doctrine is a time-honored tradition accepted by millions of sincere believers. 

Also, as the author alluded to above, new revelations we receive from God about His Word may only be new to us but in reality they are from ancient days…in other words, they have always been, we just hadn’t discovered them yet as a denomination or as individuals.  Ecclesiastes 1:9 says – that which has been is that which shall be…and there is nothing new under the sun. It is each generation’s responsibility to do its best to return or “reclaim” those truths established from the very beginning.

Another comment:  The Kingdom Age is an awesome subject and worthy of discussion.  However, at the same time, it is the transition from this age to the Kingdom Age that makes this subject so bitter-sweet. It is the storm before the calm, the sense of impending doom (as depicted by the book of Revelation) mixed with the Biblical promise of paradise, peace on earth.  Also, there is the question of what your individual future will be in the days to come.  I believe Bible prophecy supports several different categories of believers, each with a specific destiny to fulfill in these last days.  On one hand, there Old Testament types and shadows as well as I Thessalonians 4 and the sequencing of the Book of Revelation itself that, in my opinion, most definitely supports a group of believers (both living and dead) who will be caught away or raptured “before” the 7 year transitional period or Tribulation.  On the other, you have another group of Christian believers who will endure the sorrows of the Tribulation and give their lives for what they believe and will then rule and reign with Yeshua (Jesus) during the millennium. Lastly, you have the Hebrew people themselves many who will suffer and die during the time of Jacob’s trouble (Tribulation) yet many will also find themselves in the Kingdom Age to assist Messiah build a new age/world.

As believers today I think we should look at it from the perspective that we have already begun to assist Messiah in building a new World…the Kingdom we now embrace is a “spiritual” Kingdom…but no less real.  After all, which came first – the spiritual or physical?  Was not the physical world made by the spiritual…Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning Elohim (Spirit) created…!?  Every believer according to John 3 enters the Kingdom through the “New Birth”. 2 Cor 5:17 says:  he that is in Christ is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things have become new.  In other words, thru the born-again experience we obtain a new heart and Yeshua (Jesus) has begun to rule and reign in our lives. (Special note:  due to all the different understandings today of how and when a person is “born again” it is important I point out that the book of “Acts” is the only book in the NT that gives us a historical account of how one is born (again) of water and the Spirit. More specifically, how one is to be baptized (in the Name of Yeshua or Jesus) and what evidence we should look for when believers are born of the Spirit or receive the Holy Spirit.)  See God's Salvation Pattern Tab.  Additionally, the only way to be sure we are ready to meet the Lord as individuals is through the New Birth and continuing to live (as best we can) a Messiah or Kingdom centered life.  Kingdom-minded people have begun to live by the Kingdom principles we find in God’s Word…with the love of God and neighbor as the foundation and sum of those principles.  As Kingdom-minded individuals we should be seeking to see these principles and God’s power and glory manifested in the earth as much as possible until His literal return.

But remember one thing, the physical/literal Kingdom of God will not come until the Lord Himself returns and sets His feet on the mount of Olives so that it splits from East to West (Zechariah 14)…which will be right at the end of the 7 year period of “tribulation” - the period of time the “lawless one” or anti-Messiah (anti-Christ) attempts to deceive the world into thinking He is the Messiah and God.

When Yeshua (Jesus) returns and destroys the armies of anti-Messiah then and only then will the age of peace and brotherhood come to the world…not by the New World Order or Socialism or Communism or Democracy or an Universal Church or any other world-wide Utopian plan.  When the Lord sets up His Kingdom, His presence in the earth will reverse the curse on the ground (even the desert will bloom and will produce abundantly), animals will no longer feed on one another or be a threat to man…their very nature will be changed, weather patterns will change and mankind’s life-expectancy will return to what it was before the flood.  Isaiah 65:24 says:  before you call I will answer…that’s how near He will be to His people. Understanding and the knowledge of the Lord will be universal.  Zion (Israel) will be blessed and the Lord will rule and reign from Jerusalem…!

We know these things also must come to pass - Luke 21:9 - But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by…and  Revelation 1:1 says: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass…the Lord wants us to know so that we’ll not be caught unaware but also so that we can use them as motivation to work all the more for the Lord knowing the time is short - John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

 

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06.11 | 21:23

Thank You for your comment Don, I’d be happy to discuss the Oneness of God with you. My email is bruce.laplante@yahoo.com

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06.11 | 15:43

Do you have an email to which we can discuss the subject of God who is one? To 1982/1983 I was spiritually brought Eze 33:8-9 which then manifests to God as one

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Love this Article of the Beard....

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16.07 | 10:12

Thanks Pete for your comment. I agree, we have to go where the Lord leads. There is so much of God's Truth that is not being taught in main stream churches.

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