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Reign of
The subject of the second coming of Christ
includes the rapture of the saints, which is our
blessed hope, followed by the visible return of
Christ with His saints to reign on earth for 1,000
years Matt. 24: 27 & 30; Rev. 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-6).
Zech 14: 5, “…you will flee …then the Lord my God
will come, and all the holy ones with Him.”
Matt. 24: 27 & 30
“For as lightning that comes from the east is
visible even in the west, so will be the
coming of the Son of Man…Then will appear
the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And
then all the peoples of the earth will mourn
when they see the Son of Man coming on
the clouds of heaven, with power and great
Rev. 1:7, “Look, He is coming with the clouds,” and “every
eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him”; and all
peoples on earth “will mourn because of Him.” So shall it
be! Amen.
19:11-14, “I (John) saw heaven standing open and there
before me was a white horse, whose Rider is called Faithful
and True. With justice He judges and wages war. His eyes
are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He
has a name written on Him that no one knows but He
Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His
name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were
following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine
linen, white and clean.”
Rev. 20: 1-6, “I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the
key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the
dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound
him for 1,000 years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and
sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore
until 1,000 years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short
time. I saw the thrones on which were seated those who had been
given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been
beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of
the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and
had not received the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They
came to life and reigned with Christ a 1,000 years. (The rest of the
dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were ended.) This was
the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who share in the first
resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will
be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a 1,000
The millennial reign will bring the salvation of the
nation of Israel:
Ezek. 37:21-22 “…This is what the Sovereign Lord
says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations
where they have gone. I will gather them from all
around and bring them back to their own land. I
will make them one nation in the land, on the
mountains of Israel. There will be one King over all
of them and they will never again be two nations
or be divided into two kingdoms.”
Zeph. 3:19-20, “At that time I will deal with all who
oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather
the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every
land where they have suffered shame. At that time
I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I
will give you honor and praise among all the
peoples of the earth….”
Rom. 11: 26-27, “…and in this way all Israel will be
saved. As it is written: The deliverer will come from
Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And this is My covenant with them when I take
away their sins.”
Establishment of universal peace:
Ps. 72:3-8, “May the mountains bring prosperity to the
people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. May He
defend the afflicted among the people and save the
children of the needy; may He crush the oppressor.
May He endure as long as the sun, as long as the
moon, through all generations. May he be like rain
falling on a mown field, like showers watering the
earth. In His days may the righteous flourish and
prosperity abound till the moon is no more. May He
rule from sea to sea and from the River (Euphrates) to
the ends of the earth.”
Is. 11: 6-9, “And the wolf will live with the lamb, the
leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and
the lion and the yearling together; and a little child
shall lead them. The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together, and the lion will
eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the
cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand
into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor
destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will
be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the
waters cover the sea.”
Micah 4: 3-4, “He will judge between many
peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations
far and wide. They will beat their swords into
plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nations will not take up sword against nation, nor
will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit
under their own vine and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid for the Lord
Almighty has spoken.”