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    I'm new to being a Christian and have a question about the return of Christ. The Bible states that He will return for a thousand year reign.

    Q: Why is Jesus returning for only a thousand years?

    Why not forever?

    Peace

    Blake

  • #2
    Hi Blake:

    When our Lord comes back, He is coming back for good! When He comes back, there is a Thousand Year period, called the Millenium, where He will chain and lock Satan into the Abyss for 1000 years so that Satan cannot deceive the nations anymore.

    After the Millenium, Satan will be released from the Abyss, will gather armies to destroy Jeruselum, but Satan will finally be destroyed by being tossed into the Lake of Fire.

    I realize this is an abbreviated post, I'm sure others can add more to the Millenium. But the surrounding details of the Millenium are contained in Rev 19 and Rev 20.

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    • #3
      After the Millennial reign (the 1000 years) is eternity, so Jesus never leaves, or comes and goes.

      We also know that as believers, we are to be with Him always. When we die, regardless of Millennial time on earth or eternity, we are always with Him.


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      • #4
        Read First Corinthians 15. He is going to turn the Kingdom over to the Father.

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        • #5
          24 then comes the end, 10 when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 11 The last enemy to be destroyed is death, 27 12 for "he subjected everything under his feet." But when it says that everything has been subjected, it is clear that it excludes the one who subjected everything to him. 28 When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will (also) be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
          Pretty clear really

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blake Henry View Post
            Q: Why is Jesus returning for only a thousand years?

            Why not forever?
            The Bible says that saints who were martyred by the beast (of Revelation) will reign for a thousand years. It isn't placing a limit on Christ's rule.
            To This Day

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            • #7
              Originally posted by markedward View Post
              The Bible says that saints who were martyred by the beast (of Revelation) will reign for a thousand years. It isn't placing a limit on Christ's rule.
              True, it says they rule with Him. And of course His rule never ends.

              Rev 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

              Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blake Henry View Post
                I'm new to being a Christian and have a question about the return of Christ. The Bible states that He will return for a thousand year reign. Q: Why is Jesus returning for only a thousand years? Why not forever?
                Hi, Blake Henry! After the 1000 years of Jesus' kingdom on this world, the final judgment will occur. Then God will create a new heavens and new earth for all of us who are His people to enjoy forever and forever and forever...through all the rest of eternity!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wombat View Post
                  Hi, Blake Henry! After the 1000 years of Jesus' kingdom on this world, the final judgment will occur. Then God will create a new heavens and new earth for all of us who are His people to enjoy forever and forever and forever...through all the rest of eternity!
                  That is not what scripture says.

                  2Cr 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

                  The Incarnation, Transfiguration and Resurrection is your evidence of all things, which includes creation, being new.

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                  • #10
                    24 then comes the end, 10 when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 11 The last enemy to be destroyed is death, 27 12 for "he subjected everything under his feet." But when it says that everything has been subjected, it is clear that it excludes the one who subjected everything to him. 28 When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will (also) be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
                    Are we just going to ignore this scripture?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blake Henry View Post
                      I'm new to being a Christian and have a question about the return of Christ. The Bible states that He will return for a thousand year reign.

                      Q: Why is Jesus returning for only a thousand years?

                      Why not forever?

                      Peace

                      Blake
                      Hello Blake Henry,

                      It is not that Jesus is just returning for a thousand years....

                      Gods plan for man is divided up into eras/ages/eons periods of time with a begin point and conclusion point.

                      The Era you speak of is eon 4, the millenium reign of Christ, and is actualy the only age of Gods plan for man, where God indicates to us in scripture, the length of time to pass, between the begin point and end point.

                      1000 years....there are 5 eras/ages/eons in Gods plan for Man.
                      The Pristine Earth....Era 2 that ended in the great flood of Noahs time....the dispensation of Grace era that we live in right now....the millenium reign of Christ.....the New Heaven New Earth era.....then the consumation.

                      All these eras share one thing in common, they have begin points, and conclusion points.

                      At the conclusion of the ages/eras/eons of Gods plan for man, we have the consumation of Gods plan for man.

                      Oh and do not be concerned about the Saints from the first Ressurection, they put on immortality, at the Ressurection.
                      They can never die again, even as the eras of Gods plan for man come to a conclusion and a new one begins.
                      Even at the consumation they do not die....they are immortal....immortal beings do not die.


                      Peace

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Teke View Post
                        That is not what scripture says.

                        2Cr 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

                        The Incarnation, Transfiguration and Resurrection is your evidence of all things, which includes creation, being new.
                        Hi, Teke! Check out Revelation 20:7 through 21:5.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ZDOxcar View Post
                          Hi Blake:

                          When our Lord comes back, He is coming back for good! When He comes back, there is a Thousand Year period, called the Millenium, where He will chain and lock Satan into the Abyss for 1000 years so that Satan cannot deceive the nations anymore.

                          After the Millenium, Satan will be released from the Abyss, will gather armies to destroy Jeruselum, but Satan will finally be destroyed by being tossed into the Lake of Fire.

                          I realize this is an abbreviated post, I'm sure others can add more to the Millenium. But the surrounding details of the Millenium are contained in Rev 19 and Rev 20.
                          taking your interpretations a little far, no?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Spirit Driven View Post
                            It is not that Jesus is just returning for a thousand years.... Gods plan for man is divided up into eras/ages/eons periods of time with a begin point and conclusion point.
                            The Era you speak of is eon 4, the millenium reign of Christ, and is actualy the only age of Gods plan for man, where God indicates to us in scripture, the length of time to pass, between the begin point and end point.
                            there are 5 eras/ages/eons in Gods plan for Man.
                            The Pristine Earth....Era 2 that ended in the great flood of Noahs time....the dispensation of Grace era that we live in right now....the millenium reign of Christ.....the New Heaven New Earth era.....then the consumation.All these eras share one thing in common, they have begin points, and conclusion points.
                            At the conclusion of the ages/eras/eons of Gods plan for man, we have the consumation of Gods plan for man.
                            Even at the consumation they do not die....they are immortal....immortal beings do not die.
                            Hi, Spirit Driven! One era got left out here...the period after Noah's family began to resettle the earth, God made covenant with Jacob, the Exodus from Egypt occurred, and Israel became a nation, followed later by their captivity years. This era is nearly the entire Old Testament period.

                            I'm also not sure what you mean as a conclusion or consummation occurring after the New Heaven and New Earth era. From what I understand of the new heaven and new earth, it will be eternal, never-ending, and we will dwell with the Lord forever. It is before the new heaven/earth are formed that the Great White Throne judgment occurs (check out the chronology of events in Revelation 20-21).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by braininjured View Post
                              taking your interpretations a little far, no?
                              Hi, Braininjured! I would agree with the interpretation provided by ZDOxcar. How do you feel that Revelation 20-21 should be interpreted?

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