What Do Followers of Christ Say to Those Who Do Not Believe in the Millennium?

Welcome to Prophecy Q & A with Jimmy DeYoung!

We simply teach the Word of God to them. The only way we can help somebody understand what is going to happen in the future is not because we use logic or our ideas; we simply have to go to the Word of God.

The Lord lays out through some ancient prophets, 40 men over 1,500 years, writing the Word of God. I refer to them all the time as prophets because every single book of the Bible has prophecy in it. God lays out the plan for the future. Isaiah has more information about the Millennium Kingdom (millennium means a thousand). Revelation 20:1-6 tells us that Satan is bound for a thousand-year period of time, and then the Tribulation saints will rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years. The kingdom is talked about more than any other prophetic event in all of the world and in all of the Bible.

The Millennial Kingdom was presented by Jesus Christ to the Jewish people in Matthew 4. Jesus Christ went about teaching the kingdom to the Jewish people. He made a legitimate presentation of His Kingdom to the Jewish people at the time He came the first time 2,000 years ago. They rejected that, so His program moved into the area of the church, and the Jews were put on the shelf, momentarily, not negated but put aside in order to have the Lord work out the rest of His program. The Millennial Kingdom was presented and promised to the Jews.  2 Samuel 7 is the Davidic Covenant where the Lord told David that He would give HIM a kingdom that will be forever which will be on the Earth for a thousand years with a temple in the city of Jerusalem. One of His sons, a descendant of King David, a representative of His family in the temple at Jerusalem, would be Jesus Christ. King David will be resurrected and will be coregent with Jesus Christ. There will be a Millennial temple that Jesus will build (Zechariah 6:12) and described in Ezekiel 40-46.

The Ancient of Days, God the Father, will give to the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, a kingdom or dominion forever (Daniel 7:13, 14). Forty days after the resurrection of Christ, He spent much of that time with His disciples. In Acts 1 they returned to Jerusalem just before Christ returned to the heavenlies. The disciples asked Him if He was ready to set up His kingdom, and Jesus said that He was not. He told them that He didn’t know when and that only my Father knows. As He ascended into the heavenlies, two men stood in white apparel and said to the disciples “Why stand ye here gazing into heaven? As he has gone, so he will come again one day.”

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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