Tuesday, March 24 2009
Key Verse: Isaiah 11:7 “And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”
Are you discouraged by wars, conflicts, crimes, violence, corruption, wickedness and evil deeds of the world? My friends, one day, there shall be a period called the Millennium, when Jesus Christ shall reign on earth and 3 main events shall unfold before our eyes:
1. God’s Judgment on Sins
V4 “But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breadth of His lips shall He slay the wicked.”
Today, God is longsuffering and He has yet to judge man’s wickedness and evil. But not for long, as one day, during the millennium, Jesus Christ shall reign on the new earth. Christ shall destroy the wicked and the proud, including Satan, who shall be bound for a thousand year.
Revelation 20:2 “And He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,”
2. God’s Animals in Harmony
V6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”
How can the lion eat the straw like the ox? God who creates the lions can surely make them eat straws!
During the millennium, there shall be no bloodshed as the wolf shall not devour the lamb, neither the leopard eats the young goat or the bear attacks the cow. The animal kingdom and mankind shall live in harmony with one another.
3. God’s People in Unity
V12 “And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcast of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
What is this ensign? The ensign is none other than Jesus Christ. During the Millennium, Jesus Christ shall gather all His people from all parts of the world, including the people of Israel who believes in Christ, into new Jerusalem to worship Him. This new Jerusalem shall be different from the present Jerusalem as it shall be a holy city.
Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
Food for Thought
Fret not as there shall be perfect peace one day.