What Will It Really Be Like? – Craig Bong

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        The year is 2030. Satan’s counterfeit Agenda 2030 is in ruins. It is early winter. The 7-year Tribulation is past. 6000 years of man’s rule on earth is over. The battle of Armageddon has ended on Day of Atonement. The kingdom of God is at hand in where He tabernacles with man for 1000 years. The millennial reign of Christ begins.

        When Christ came the first time, He came as the meek and lowly Lamb of God whose mission was to die for the sins of the world. But when He comes the second time, He is coming as a mighty conqueror—as King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 17:14; 19:16)—and He will wage war with the nations who oppose Him (Revelation 13:7; 17:14; 19:11). But before worldwide reconstruction can commence, Christ must deal with His enemies—and they are many. He must “destroy them which destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18).

        Few, even those in traditional Christianity, give any thought to what the Bible says lies shortly ahead. Few understand what the Bible foretells about that period of time referred to as the Millennium, or “the thousand years” in Revelation 20:5–6.


        The writer of the Epistle of Barnabas (circa. 117/132 AD ) held to the idea that after six thousand years of history that would correspond to six days of creation, there would be a seventh day “sabbath” rest which would last one thousand years. The following is from the Epistle of Barnabas:

        Attend, my children, to the meaning of this expression, “He finished in six days.” This implies that the Lord will finish all things in six thousand years, for a day is with Him a thousand years. And He Himself testifies, saying, “Behold, to-day will be as a thousand years.” Therefore, my children, in six days, that is, in six thousand years, all things will be finished. “And He rested on the seventh day.” This meaneth: when His Son, coming again, shall destroy the time of the wicked man, and judge the ungodly, and change the sun, and the moon, and the stars, then shall He truly rest on the seventh day.

        On the universal Sabbath all things are brought to rest and a new world begins. From the time of Barnabas onwards millennial expectation was always within the framework of a universal week of 7000 years.


        Many have recited the prayer, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10) without thinking it through. The good news is that this oft-recited prayer will soon be answered in a magnificent way! Jesus Christ will soon return to put down the present wicked system of things and replace it with the long-awaited Kingdom of God.

        The word “millennium” is derived from two Latin words: mille, meaning “thousand” and annus, meaning “year.” Millennium simply means “thousand years.”

        The Millennium is the promised Kingdom of God—those first thousand years of Christ’s world-ruling reign on earth at the time of His return. It is mentioned six times in Revelation 20:2–7 and is alternately referred to as the Kingdom of God (Luke 19:11), the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 6:10), the Kingdom of Christ (Revelation 11:15), the regeneration (Matthew 19:28), the times of refreshing (Acts 3:19), and the world to come (Hebrews 2:5). At this time, Christ will be the undisputed Lord of lords and King of kings along with His resurrected spirit-composed saints who will reign in positions of co-rulership with Him (Revelation 1:6; 5:10; 19:16; Isaiah 61:6; Daniel 7:18,22). This time is described in detail in Isaiah 2:2–4; chapters 11, 12, 35 and elsewhere. This millennial period is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic, Davidic, and New Covenants, and will be completely fulfilled when the New Jerusalem and God the Father comes down out of heaven to dwell on the new earth (see Revelation 20:4; 21:1–3, 7, 10).


        What will life be like on earth in God’s promised brave new world? The limited mind of man can scarcely fathom the glory and splendor of what life will be like for mankind during this time. For now, we see only in part, as through a glass darkly (1 Corinthians 13:12). This future thousand-year reign of Christ on earth—described in Isaiah 35 and elsewhere—will be a time of wonderful peace, joy, and blessing, the utopia men have hitherto only dreamed about!

        One of the first things King Jesus will do is to put Satan and his demons out of commission—locked away in an abyss of inactivity. No longer will those evil, fallen angels be lurking behind the scenes, fomenting trouble, goading mankind into acts of disobedience to God (Revelation 20:1–3). What a relief!

        During this time, the nations will become exceedingly prosperous. Undoubtedly, many advanced technologies will be discovered for the benefit of those who are on the earth.

        The Millennium will be a time of perfect, beautiful weather, a veritable tropical paradise. There will no longer be extreme shifts in the weather to fear—droughts, floods, storms, hurricanes, or tornados—for God will maintain proper climate control year round (Joel 2:23).

        After centuries of pollution and war, the land will be healed, restored, and enjoy her Sabbaths. God’s commandments will be strictly adhered to (Psalm 111:10; 119:44; Isaiah 2:3). God will once again bless the earth, returning it to its former glory of Eden. “For the lord shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody” (Isaiah 51:3). The waters will come alive with every type of fish and become 100 percent pure for drinking, and the land will blossom with an abundant harvest. This will be a time of tremendous agricultural blessing. The earth literally will not be able to receive its bounty (Joel 2:24–26).

        Millennial life will be active and productive (Isaiah 65:21, 22). God will change the nature of man so that he will greatly enjoy his labors (Isaiah 65:21–23). No more will a man dread going to his livelihood on Monday morning. He will be perfectly suited for the profession he has chosen and will do it with joy. Vibrant health will be the rule of the day. Lifespans will be increased. Those who are sick or afflicted will be miraculously healed (Isaiah 65:20). This great society will also be characterized by one universal language (Zephaniah 3:9).

        The world will enjoy the absolute peace of God and be completely safe. Crimes such as murder, rape, and theft will be non-existent. Thoughtfulness and consideration will be the norm and social status. Vanity, jealousy, lust and greed will be a thing of the past.

        All war materials and weapons will be destroyed. “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 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.” Imagine what it will be like being taught by Jesus Christ Himself! “For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isaiah 2:2–4). With Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords, no one will need worry about nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom, for He will be our sole protector. No longer will man study war, but will covert their weapons into instruments of farming.

        Does this sound too good to be true? We need not speculate, because the Bible plainly tells us, and what it says is thrilling, almost beyond belief and beyond our wildest dreams!

        Craig Bong

        FAIR USE

      • #117591

          What job or occupation do you desire the Lord grant you for this time of rest…. We will be part of bringing forth his Kingdom for those born during the 1000 years from among those who survived the tribulation and wars and remained steadfast against the enemy.

          We will also be ready and equipped for when God releases Lucifer from the pit for a time and then he is destroyed forever and eternity…..

          I have often wondered where will I live, what will I do — I have so many things I like to do, so many talents I would like to have. The new earth will be something to behold and the exploration of God’s entire kingdom will be such a joy and adventure…..

          These are random thoughts gathered from many various reading sources and not based entirely on scripture….

          Feel free to add your thoughts or speculations or hopes.

        • #117611

            Maybe the Lord would have me/us do something we’d never yet thought of till then, but if not, I would like to be involved with:

            Musical instruments

            Not sure if all that could be covered in one occupation though. :scratch:

          • #117616

              Kolleen that is quite the list for sure — I would like to join you on most of that — not the musical instruments — I would like to sing mostly and play a piano type instrument, or maybe a type of small harp. Having been in healthcare for over 20 years I would rather just be able to walk by folks and like Paul and Silas, even their shadow healed them :wacko: no more stethoscope, probing, or diagnostics, just be there :mdrmdr:

              The farming and animals fits me — I have not been considered creative, my brain is primarily a left-brain that is analytical, scientific, etc…. Maybe I will get a joined right and left brain — that would be so cool a “whole brain” :mdrmdr:

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