A future with hope.
By Jack Heckathorne, Author of the book “Separation of Church and God”
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
Four thousand years elapsed from Adam to Jesus. Since the time Jesus was resurrected two thousand years have passed for a total of six thousand years. We know from prophecy of scriptures that there will be a one thousand year future millennial period.
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)
This will make a total of seven thousand years for the entire world’s history. Six thousand years of satanic rule and one thousand years of rest in a perfect environment under the rule of our King, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan has been given six thousand years to prove his worth as a god and has failed miserably. He has left behind a trail of death, hatred, destruction, misery, desolation, despair and an eternity of torment for those that were deceived by him. This also justifies God’s condemnation of Satan and the demons to the Lake of fire.
During the final one thousand years Jesus Christ will demonstrate to all demons, elect angels and every human being who ever lived, the loving virtues that only He, the one true God can possess.
The seven thousand years of Earth’s history relates to the days six days of creation and the seventh day of rest. The days of creation also set the seven day week which we still observe.
“For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” (Exodus 20:11)
The Work Week
It was a command to the Jews to work in six days and to keep the seventh day Holy.
“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD…” (Exodus 35:2)
In addition, six days refers to Joshua’s march around Jericho. The seventh day culminated in the destruction of the evil city by the Lord and giving it to the righteous.
“And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.” (Joshua 6:14-16)
Jesus revealed his glorious resurrected body on the seventh day:
“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.” (Mark 9:2)
Jesus Healed on the Seventh Day
“And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath (seventh) day.” (Luke 13:14)
Supper With Jesus on the Seventh Day
Lazarus had the honor of sitting at the table with the man who had previously raised him from the dead.
“Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.”(John 12:1-2)
A Jewish Covenant
“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” (Exodus 31: 16-17)
The New Jerusalem
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.“ And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (Revelation 21:3-7)
If you have never come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ it is possible for you to be exalted as well but not in your current state of unbelief. At the moment the issue for you is:
“If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
We, as believers in Jesus Christ, will not always suffer the indignities that the world has always hurled at us. The one thousand year millennium will be an unparalleled time of happiness, joy and peace and it is possible to be only seven years or so away, as we are definitely in the last days. The Lord destroys evil and gives the seventh day of one thousand years to the righteous and exalts them.
“He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them forever, and they are exalted.” (Job 36:7)~