Eschatology
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And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one. Zechariah 14:9



























Scripture Passages Dealing with the Millennium

1.                Genesis 13:15-17; 15:18; 17:7-8; 26:3; 28:13; 49:10.

2.                Numbers 14:21.

3.               2 Samuel 7:13, 16.

4.               1 Chronicles 17:12, 14.

5.               Psalms 2:6-9; 18:43-50; 22:27-31; 24:7-10; 45:3-7; 46:8-11; 47:1-9; 48:1-14; 67:1-7; 72:1-19; 87:1-7; 89:19-29, 35-37; 93:1-5; 96:1-13; 97:1-12; 98:1-9; 99:1-9; 110:1-7; 122:1-9.

6.               Isaiah 2:1-4; 4:2-6; 9:6-7; 10:20-22; 11:1-16; 16:5; 18:7; 19:23-25; 24:14-16, 23; 25:1-6, 8b-10; 26:1-15, 19; 27:6, 9, 12-13; 28:5-6; 29:17-24; 30:18-26; 32:1-5, 15-20; 33:13-24; 35:1-10.

7.                Isaiah 41:8-16; 43:1-7; 43:1-7; 44:1-5; 44:21-23; 45:8; 45:14-17; 45:23-25; 46:3-4; 46:13; 49:6-13; 49:14-26; 51:11; 52:7-10; 54:1-17; 55:3-5, 12-13; 56:1-8; 59:15-21.

8.               Isaiah 60:1-22; 61:2b-11; 62:1-12; 65:8-10; 65:16; 65:20-25; 66:10-14; 66:18-21; 66:23-24.

9.               Jeremiah 3:14-18; 23:3-8; 30:8-11, 17-22; 31:1-14, 20-34, 38-40; 32:37-41; 33:14-26.

10.             Ezekiel 11:16-20; 16:60-63; 20:39b-44; 34:11-16, 23-31; 36:8-15, 22-38; 37:1-28; 39:25-29; 40:1-48:35.

11.              Daniel 2:44-45; 7:13-14; 12:3; 9:24.

12.             Hosea 1:10-11; 3:5.

13.             Joel 2:18-29; 3:17-21.

14.             Amos 9:11-15.

15.             Obadiah 1:17, 19-21.

16.             Micah 2:12-13; 4:1-8; 5:2-5, 7-9; 7:9-20.

17.             Habakkuk 2:14.

18.             Zephaniah 2:3-10; 3:9-20.

19.             Haggai 2:7-9, 23.

20.            Zechariah 2:1-13; 3:8-10; 6:12-13; 9:9-10; 10:3-12; 13:9.

21.             Malachi 3:1-4, 17-18; 4:1-3.

22.             Matthew 3:2; 4:17, 23; 5:3, 5; 5:10, 19-20; 6:10; 7:21; 8:11-12; 9:35; 10:7; 13:41-43, 47-50; 16:28; 19:27-28.

23.            Matthew 20:20-23; 22:1-14; 24:14, 29-31; 25:1-13, 14-23, 31, 34, 46; 26:29, 64.

24.            Mark 1:15; 11:10; 14:25; 15:43.

25.            Luke 1:31-33; 6:20; 8:1; Luke 9:2, 11, 27, 60; 10:9-11; 11:2, 20; 12:31-32; 13:28-29; 14:13-15; 19:11-27; 21:27-32; 22:14-18, 29-30; 23:39-43, 51.

26.            Acts 1:6.

27.             Romans 11:26-27.

28.            1 Corinthians 15:22-28.

29.            2 Thessalonians 1:10.

30.            2 Timothy 4:1.

31.             Hebrews 1:8.

32.            James 2:5.

33.            2 Peter 1:10-11.

34.            Revelation 2:26-27; 3:21; 5:9-10; 11:15; 12:5, 10; 19:16; 20:1-10.

 This list of Scripture passages dealing with the Millennium is extensive, but not exhaustive. There are undoubtedly other Scripture passages that deal with Christ's coming one thousand year reign upon earth that are not included here. Some of the passages listed here may be debatable. In other words, it is not always easy to tell which aspect of the kingdom of God is being targeted. For example, right now Jesus is reigning as King up in heaven, but He is not yet reigning as King on earth. I have attempted to exclude passages which can only rightly be interpreted as referencing his present spiritual kingdom. (Those references to the Kingdom find their fulfillment in the present era of grace, in which God has employed his strategy for redemption in the Church.)  Furthermore, there are passages which clearly relate only to the eternal coregency of God and Christ in the Eternal State in New Jerusalem. I have excluded those passages. Just as when one views a mountain range at a distance it appears to be only one line of mountains, yet once one enters that mountainous area, he sees multiple ranges, so are prophecies about the Kingdom. Some of those prophecies do double duty. They refer to the Millennial Kingdom, but also, in many cases, to the Eternal Kingdom. So at times there will be overlap. 

It is not difficult to see that massive portions of the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament, deal with Christ's coming Kingdom upon Earth. It is a subject of monumental importance to God, and so it should be to us. Doubtless many, but not all, of the characteristics of Christ's kingdom upon this present earth will also be true of His and the Father's Eternal Kingdom upon New Earth with New Jerusalem as its capital. Notable exceptions in the final form of the kingdom will be the absence of any temple, sin, or sinners, or the consequences of sin, such as pain, tears, the curse, death, the sea. Nor will there be any night in the eternal city (Rev. 21:1-8; 22-27; 22:1-5, 14-15).

Escalating events in the United States and around the world in the last sixty five years make it clear to the student of prophecy that we are fast approaching the time of global catastrophes predicted so many times in Scripture, outlined in amazing detail in Rev. 6-18. That means we are not that far from the subsequent return of Christ in power and glory and His setting up of His Kingdom here on earth after judging those who survive the catastrophes.

What a tremendous blessing will accrue to our world when its rightful King is seated upon His throne in Jerusalem, establishing peace and justice around the earth! Then "the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14)!

Millennial Scripture Passages

Prepared by James T. Bartsch
June, 2009
Published Online by
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Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE , Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (www.Lockman.org)


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