Prophecy - Savior, 2nd Advent, Millennium

Second Advent


After sin entered the world through Adam's original sin, God promised a solution to the sin problem in the Adamic Covenant.  The woman would bear a son, who would pay for the sins of the world.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15, NAS)
Adam and the woman received Salvation by believing in the Savior who was to come.  As evidence of their belief, the LORD sacrificed an animal and clothed them in the skin (Genesis 3:21).  The animal sacrifices of their son, Abel, represented the substitutionary Spiritual death of the Savior for the sins of the world.

Under the Mosaic Law animal sacrifices on the Brazen Altar in the Tabernacle represented the atonement of the Savior for the sins of the world (Leviticus 17:11).  The Brazen Altar symbolized Christ, or sacrifice.

And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22, NAS)
Under the Davidic Covenant, the LORD promised David a son who would rule from the throne of David forever.  The anointed one was called the Messiah (Daniel 9:25-26; John 1:41; 4:25), meaning anointed in the Hebrew and Christ in the Greek.  The Christ, or Messiah, will rule as King of the world for a thousand years during the Millennium.

Isaiah further prophesied that the Savior-Redeemer (Isaiah 43:3, 11; 45:21; 60:16; Psa 19:14) would be born of a virgin.

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14, NAS)
The Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, without sin, and uniquely qualified to be the Savior and bear the sins of the world.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NAS)
At the birth of Christ, the angels proclaimed to the shepherds the Gospel of peace with God, or reconciliation.
"Glory to God in the highest! And on earth peace among mankind, with whom He (God) is well-pleased." (Luke 2:14)
"Peace among mankind" must begin with Reconciliation, which is peace with God.  To open the door for Reconciliation, the Lord Jesus Christ would be the Savior who would pay for the sins of the world on the cross.  The cross must come before the crown.  There could be no reign of peace among mankind until peace with God (Reconciliation) was restored.

Second Advent

There can be no peace on the earth so long as the Devil rules the world.  There will only be "wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6).  Therefore, the demon strongholds of Satan under the power of the Prostitute of Babylon will be destroyed through the Judgments of the Tribulation, and the Evil Kings will be destroyed at the Second Advent in the Armageddon War.   This was predicted by the Lord Jesus Christ in His First Advent.
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but the sword! (Matthew 10:34)
The word, "peace," is the Greek eijrhvnh (eirene), which means not only peace and tranquility, but also prosperity.  It refers to the peace and prosperity of the Millennium.

At the end of the Tribulation when the armies of the Evil Kings of the world are gathered round to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and annihilate them (Dan 7:13 (Psa 104:3; Isa 19:1); Rev 1:7; 14:14; 19:11-16; Matt 24:30; 26:64; Mk 13:26).  The Lord will return with His angels (Matt 25:31) and the Church (Rev 19:14) followed by Old Testament saints and Tribulational Martyrs.  In the glory of the Second Advent, the Lord Jesus Christ will be called the Morning Star (2 Pet 1:19; Rev 22:16).  The Second Advent is called in prophecy the Day of the Lord (Isa 13:6-16; Ezek 30:3; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11, 30-32; Amos 5:18-20; Obadiah 15-21; Zeph 1:1-18; 1 Thess 5:2; 2 Thess 2:2-12).  The Rapture is called the Day of Christ (1 Thess 3:13), the Great Day of God is the Battle of Armageddon (Rev 16:14).  And the Day of God is the destruction of the Universe (2 Pet 3:12) at the end of the Millennium and the Eternal State which follows.


Following the prophecy of the Davidic Covenant, the Old Testament prophets predicted that Messiah would destroy the enemies of Israel and establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth.  With the enemies of Israel dead (Isa. 66:15-21; Zech 9:13-16; 14:1-3), the demons removed (1 Cor 6:3; 15:24; Zech 13:2), and Satan incarcerated (Rev. 20:1-3), there would be world peace for a thousand years (Isa 2:4; Joel 3:9-10; Micah 4:1-3).  The Millennium will be a time of perfect environment.  Animals will lose their wildness (Isa 11:6-9; 65:25).  There will be unprecedented health (Isa 65:17-20), prosperity (Isa 65:21-23), and Spirituality (Isa 54:13; 65:24) guaranteed by the New Covenant to Israel (Jer 31:33-34; Heb 10:16-17).

Although Israel rejected the Lord in the wilderness wanderings, it will return to Him as a wife to her husband during the Millennium.  Israel will have Spiritual Rapport with the Lord in the Millennium like a wife in harmonious rapport with her husband.  Israel will be the Client Nation in the Millennium.  The Client Nation is symbolized by the Marriage of Right Man and Right Woman.

"For your Husband is your Creator.
The LORD of the Army is His title,
And your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel.
He is called the God of the whole earth." (Isa 54:5)
Even though it appeared that the Lord had forsaken Israel during the Fifth Cycle of Discipline and the Babylonian Captivity in 586 BC, the Lord will not forsake Israel (Isa 49:14-26; 50:1-2).
"For the LORD calls you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Even as the wife of youth when she is rejected," says your God. (Isa 54:6)
The Lord calls the Millennium the Covenant of Peace, which includes peace on earth as well as harmony between Israel and the Lord according to the Marriage analogy.
"For the mountains may depart and the hills shake;
But My Gracious Love will not depart from you,
And My Covenant of peace will not slip,"
Declares the LORD, who has compassion on you. (Isa 54:10)
"The mountains may depart and the hills shake." The Lord  will deliver Israel through earthquakes in the Tribulation (Rev 6:14; 16:19-20).  "Gracious Love" is the Hebrew ds#j# (chesed), meaning Gracious, unfailing Love.  As the recipient of the Lord's Gracious Love, Israel will be in Spiritual Rapport.  The "Covenant of Peace" is the Millennium (Ezek 34:25; 37:26).   Israel will have peace with the Lord in Spiritual Rapport just as Phinehas, who was made a High Priest forever with the Covenant of Peace (Nu 25:12; Mal 2:4).  The Lord's schedule for the Covenant of Peace will not slip.

Millennial JerusalemNext, the Lord addresses Jerusalem as the capital and symbol of Israel.

You afflicted, tempest tossed, and not comforted;
Behold, I will lay your stones in antimony
And lay your foundations with sapphires; (Isa 54:11)
"I will lay your stones in antimony."  This is a description of the Millennial Jerusalem, which the Lord will build.  Precious stones for the city wall will be laid in antimony.  Antimony is the Hebrew EWP (puk), meaning antimony; stibium (antimony trisulfide - lead gray crystals), black mineral powder for making eye liner (1 Chron 29:2, 2 Ki 9:30, Jer 4:30).  Precious stones set in antimony will have a dark background and look like eyes.  Eyes are symbols of grace, e.g. "Gracious Love" (verse 10).  Jezebel's painted eyes represented the grace counterattack, which opposes response to God's Gracious Love in Spiritual Rapport and subsequent harmonious rapport with others.

The foundations of the Millennial Jerusalem will be made of sapphire.  Sapphire is a beautiful blue like the sky.  The Millennial Jerusalem, which will be the headquarters of the Lord and the Church, will be very beautiful.  There will be no need to worry about the physical strength of the sapphire because there will be no adverse weather or earthquakes in the Millennium.

And make your pinnacles of ruby,
Your gates into stones of carbuncle,
And all your wall into precious stones. (Isa 54:12)
The "pinnacles" refer to the roofs, or tops, of tall buildings.  The pinnacles will be made of ruby.  This refers to the ruby stone and not just a ruby red color.  The gates in the city will be made of stones of carbuncle.  "Carbuncle" is the Hebrew jD*q+a# ('eqedach), meaning fiery glow, carbuncle (from carbunculus, a small red-hot coal).  The Millennial Jerusalem is different from the Heavenly, or New, Jerusalem in which the gates are made of pearl (Rev 21:21).  The outer wall of the Millennial Jerusalem will be covered with precious stones set in antimony.

Inside the Millennial Jerusalem will be a Temple, which is described in detail by Ezekiel (Ezek 40-48).  Ezekiel's Temple will be an elaborate complex of buildings.  The Lord will reside in the Temple, which will be the center of Jewish worship.  The Millennial saints will receive the Filling of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 44:3; Joel 2:28-29; Zechariah 12:10); however, they will not have the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit as Church Age believers do, nor will they have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit makes the body of the Church Age believer a Temple of the Holy Spirit for the Indwelling of the Father and the Son.  The Lord will be on the Earth in the Millennium and will not indwell the bodies of Millennial saints.  Levitical offerings, including Rebound offerings, will be offered in the Millennial Temple.

False Prophets

Tower of Babel
False Hopes for World Peace

Tower of Babel

Satan's first attempt to unite the world under his religion and his power came at the Tower of Babel.  The ploy aimed to alleviate the fear of invasion by foreign kings.  All the world would be one big, happy family living in a single, giant city and bound by a common religion.  The idea came from Satan, and the religion was the worship of Satan.  Under the plan, all mankind would have been enslaved to Satan, as the unseen ruler of the world.  Satan would have been in charge and all mankind would have worshipped him.  This was Satan's dream.

Freedom is necessary to allow people to choose Salvation and execute God's plan for their lives.  God saw through Satan's ploy at the Tower of Babel.  He destroyed the project and instituted nationalism to preserve human freedom.  Under nationalism independent nations would be able to defend their freedom with the military establishment.  Nationalism is a system of authority.  There is no freedom outside authority.

False Hopes for World Peace

After the Davidic Covenant promised a world government under the Lord Jesus Christ, Satan redoubled his efforts to conquer the world and set up the government of his choosing.  Two methods were sponsored to reach his goal.  Evil Kings were inspired to conquer the world, and pacifists were encouraged to unite in peace and brotherhood.  Under Satan's strategy, the end justifies the means.  The Jews were always the major obstacle to Satan's ploy.  Thus, he tried to eliminate them to prevent the birth of the Messiah and to prevent the fulfillment of the unconditional covenants at the Second Advent.  If there were no Jews, there would be no one to receive the promises.

As kings became frightened of war, they made peace treaties.  Internationalism violates nationalism and is part of Satan's ploy.  Peace treaties between nations are a violation of nationalism.  The strongest backers of peace treaties turned out to be the false prophets.  When prophets become weak, they tend to become pacifists.  Religious people were the first to compromise with the Cosmic System.  They lacked the moral courage to separate from the world and proclaimed the brotherhood of all mankind.  Religion is the hypocrisy of man by his own efforts trying to gain the approbation of God.  Religion opposes Grace.  Through Grace God does all the work, and believers are free to receive a relationship with God on God's terms.

The kings who made peace treaties and the prophets all proclaimed, "Peace, Peace" when there was no peace.

Jeremiah 6:13-14, NAS
13 “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them,
Everyone is greedy for gain,
And from the prophet even to the priest
Everyone deals falsely.
14 “And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
But there is no peace.
The Holy Roman Empire was an attempt to conquer the world.  And in the last century Evil Kings attempted to conquer the world through Nazism and Communism, which was derived from Utopian socialism.  The United Nations is also Satan's ploy.  Today followers of Islam seek world domination through the annihilation of Israel and the Church.  And in the Tribulation, Israel will have a False Prophet, who will make a peace treaty with the Evil King of the West  (Revelation 13:11-18).

Incarnation - Cross Precedes the Crown

The Hypostatic Union
Testing of Christ
The Cross

The Hypostatic Union

The promised Savior came to earth born of a virgin as both perfect humanity and undiminished deity in one unique person.  Without a sin nature, the impeccable Son of God was uniquely qualified to bear the sins of the world.  The Lord Jesus Christ was a unique creation.  He was different from man in that He is God, and different from God in that He is man.  He is the God-man.  The unique combination of deity and humanity is called the Hypostatic Union, which is from the Greek uJpovstasi" (hupostasis), meaning essence or nature (Hebrews 1:3).  The record of the life of Christ in Hypostatic Union is contained in the Gospels.  The creation of Christ in Hypostatic Union was not revealed beforehand.  It was a new and powerful expression of God that forever changed the course of human history.  The Lord Jesus Christ was the beginning of a new mystery, the mystery of the Church.

The two natures of humanity and deity coexist in the unique person of Christ (Jn 1:1-14; Rom 1:2-5; 9:5; Phil 2:5-11; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; 1 Jn 1:1-3).  In Hypostatic Union there is no transfer of the attributes of humanity to deity or deity to humanity.  The two natures remain separate.  Deity did not simply indwell humanity, and humanity did not become deity.  Christ took upon Himself true humanity.  And the humanity of Christ can live forever, but only in a Resurrection Body.   The humanity of Christ was able not to sin, and the deity was not able to sin.  The humanity could be tempted, and the deity could not.  But Christ did not use his deity to solve His problems.  He relied upon the Grace of God from His humanity.

As deity, Jesus Christ is God.  He is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit.  The incarnation does not diminish His deity; therefore, He is undiminished deity (Col 2:9, qeovth" (theotes)  = Deity).  Jesus Christ is true humanity with a body, soul, and human spirit.  He does not have an Old Sin Nature.  The imputation of Adam's sin was avoided through the virgin birth.

To solve man's sin problem, it was necessary for Christ to become humanity.  If there were an easier way, God would have used it.  The humanity was necessary:

  1. To be our Savior - Deity cannot go to the Cross; Sovereignty and Eternal Life cannot die, and Immutability cannot change (Luk 2:11; Phil 2:7-8; Heb 2:14-15).
  2. To be the Mediator - only someone who is equal with both deity and humanity can mediate both parties (Job 9:2-12; 32-33; 1 Tim 2:5-6).
  3. To be our High Priest - a priest must be a human to represent humans before God (Heb 7:4-5, 14-28; 10:5, 10-14).
  4. To be a king - the Davidic Covenant promised David a son who would rule forever (2 Sam 7:8-16; Psa 89:27-29; 35-36).
The Lord Jesus Christ has three names.  Lord refers to His deity.  Jesus refers to His humanity.  And Christ refers to the Messiah, or the anointed son of David, who will rule in the Millennium.  The deity of Christ existed before Abraham.  He has always been a member of the Godhead (Jn 1:1-3; 8:58; 10:30; Col 2:9).
John 1:1-2
1 In a beginning (Eternity past) was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
The humanity had flesh and blood (Heb 2:14; 1 Jn 4:2-3).  The Hypostatic Union was the unique God-man and Savior of the world (Matt 11:28; Jn 14:6).
And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us, and we saw His glory, the glory of the uniquely born from the Father, full of Grace and doctrine. (John 1:14)
The Hypostatic Union was necessary for the payment for sins and Salvation for all members of the human race who want it.  The human flesh and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ was a temporary tent for His dwelling on earth.  In His human body, the Lord demonstrated His desire to live among His people.  He will live forever with His people in a Resurrection body.
It has ever been the desire of Almighty God to dwell among His people.

Testing of Christ

Before beginning His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ was tested in unique ways, far beyond what any Christian will face.  Satan was allowed to cross examine the humanity of Christ.  This was like Evidence Testing before the final promotion of Jesus Christ to Spiritual Rapport in order to begin His earthly ministry.

First came the counterattack of Ecumenical Babylon.  After Jesus Christ had fasted for 40 days and nights, He was very hungry.  Satan challenged Him to make stones into bread.  Such a miracle from His deity would have violated Logistical Grace provision for His humanity (Matthew 4:1-4).  Next came the counterattack of Cosmic Babylon (related to the air).  Satan took him up to the pinnacle of the Temple and challenged Him to jump down to prove the angels would save Him.  Jesus Christ rejected the scheme, however.  It would have been a violation of the will of God to commit suicide without fulfilling the purpose of going to the cross, and it was inappropriate to put God to the test (Matthew 4:5-7).  The third counterattack came from Political Babylon.  The devil offered Jesus Christ all the kingdoms of the world if He would worship Satan.  However, Jesus Christ resisted and pointed out that only God should be worshipped (Matthew 4:8-10).

The humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ had perfect Spiritual Rapport (peace) with God through every minute of His earthly ministry up until the Cross.  The Judgment for the sins of the world was a unique test, which the Lord Jesus Christ bore alone.  The sins of the world were poured out upon Christ, and God the Father judged them.  God could have nothing to do with sin.  The Lord Jesus Christ had to suffer Spiritual death on behalf of all mankind.  He, alone bore the sins of the world.  God the Father and the Holy Spirit had to separate from Him.  He screamed out, "My God, My God, Why have You forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:46).

The Cross

The purpose of the Lord Jesus Christ in the First Advent was to pay for the sins of the world.  Even though He was greeted as the Messiah, the cross must come before the crown.  There could be no crown so long as sin separated God from man.  The Lord Jesus Christ was impeccable in His humanity.  He was without sin, and, thus, uniquely qualified to bear the sins of the world.  He obeyed the Father in all things, even to the point of the death on the cross.
Philippians 2:6-8
6 who (Jesus Christ), though He eternally existed in the essence of God, He did not think equality with God a profit to be seized and held; 7 but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant, when He had been born in the likeness of mankind. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death of the cross.
The payment for the sins of the world opened the door of Salvation for all mankind.  The "wages of sin is death" (Rom 8:23).  In payment for sins, Jesus Christ died as a substitute for all mankind.
He (Father) made Him (Jesus Christ), who knew no sin, to be sin as a substitute for us, that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor 5:21)
Because sins are paid for, mankind can be reconciled to God and have peace with God.  All that is required to receive Salvation  is to believe in Jesus Christ.  Salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone!
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Rom 5:1)
The unbeliever is separated from God, but the believer has peace with God through the work of Christ on the cross.

The Church - Bride and Royal Family

The Bride of Christ
Royal Family of God
Church Age Blessings
Enemies of Peace

The Bride of Christ

Israel was originally symbolized as the virgin bride of Jehovah, the LORD Jesus Christ (Isa 62:5; Joel 2:16).  However, Israel rejected the LORD both in the wilderness wanderings, in the kingdom, and during the incarnation.  Thus, Israel became known as the divorced wife of Jehovah.  When the Lord Jesus Christ was left without a congregation after the incarnation, God called out the Church as the Royal Family to be the Bride of Christ.  Thus, the Church became the new virgin bride (2 Cor 11:2; Rev 19:7; 21:2, 9; 22:17).
For I am devoted to you with a devotion from God; for I have betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. (2 Corinthians 11:2)
Unlike a virgin bride who begins pure, the Christian begins the Spiritual life in depravity and becomes pure through Spiritual growth from the daily metabolization of Bible Doctrine.  Christians become pure when they reach Spiritual Rapport.  However, with Old Sin Natures, they can still sin.

The divine institution of Marriage, which was instituted in the Garden of Eden, is the fundamental foundation of human culture.

For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall have face-to-face sex with his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. (Ephesians 5:31)
The Greek proskollavw (proskollao) means face-to-face sex.  This is the opposite of animal sex.  Male prostitutes and homosexuals were called dogs because they copulated like dogs rather than like Right Man - Right Woman (Deut 23:18; Lev. 18:22; 20:13).  The Evil King in his harem is symbolized by the rooster, dog, bull, bull elephant, and Billy goat.  The sedan chair (analogous to a train) of Solomon was a symbol of male prostitutes bearing the Evil King as head of the harem.  In humans, the back side represents rejection and the front represents acceptance.
This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the Church.  (Ephesians 5:32)
The Marriage of Right Man - Right Woman symbolizes the Marriage of Christ to the Church.  The man loves his wife as Christ loved the Church.
Ephesians 5:25-26
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself as a substitute for her;
26 that having purified her, He might sanctify her by the washing of water by the communicated Word (gospel),
The husband symbolizes Christ in the Christian Marriage.  He is to love his wife as Christ loved the Church.  He must lead her through the Spiritual life and go to the cross for her in Eclipse Testing.
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:27)
A spot symbolizes sin, and wrinkles symbolize human good.  Members of the Church should be holy, which means consecrated to God.  Holy also signifies Spiritual Rapport, which is the peace from the true Love response to the Lord.  Blameless means no scar tissue of the soul or subconscious guilt, both of which destroy Spiritual Rapport.  Thus, the Church is supposed to have peace with God through true Love response.

Royal Family of God

The Lord Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union came to earth to die for the sins of the world as promised through the Levitical sacrifices.  He came to His people Israel as the sin bearer, but they rejected Him.
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. (John 1:11, NAS)
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who was the King of the Jews and destined to rule on the throne of David, ascended into Heaven without a royal family.  God the Father then called out a royal family for Him.  The Church became the Royal Family of God, the Bride of Christ.

Church Age Believers are kings and priests.  Every believer as a priest can represent himself before God.  Jesus Christ could offer Himself on the cross to God because He was a priest like Melchizedek (Hebrews 6:20).  Church Age Believers are a Kingdom of Priests (Revelation 1:6; 5:10), a Holy Priesthood (1 Peter 2:5, a{gio" (hagios) = holy, consecrated to God), and a Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).  Every Church Age Believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who provides a temple for the indwelling of the Father and the Son.  The Holy Spirit is the badge of royalty of every Church Age Believer (Ephesians 1:13-14).

Every Church Age Believer as a member of the Royal Family is an ambassador for Christ.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you as the representative of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Cor 5:20)
As members of the Royal Family, the Church will rule and reign with Christ forever (Rom 5:17; 2 Tim 2:12; Rev 2:26; 3:21; 20:4).

Church Age Blessings

The Church Age is the Age of Grace in which God bestows the blessings of peace and prosperity.  One of the products of the Holy Spirit is peace and prosperity (Galatians 5:22).  It is the Greek eijrhvnh (eirene), which is usually translated peace, but means peace and prosperity.  Like the Hebrew counterpart, shalom, the Greek eirene includes peace and prosperity.  In Grace, God does all the work and pours out the blessing upon mankind.  For members of the Royal Family there are special blessings for time and eternity.  One of those blessings is peace in the midst of the intensified stage of the Angelic Conflict.
Philippians 4:6-7
6 Stop worrying about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, 7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall garrison your hearts and your thinking by means of Christ Jesus.
The Pauline epistles usually begin with the Apostolic greeting, or salutation:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:2)
Grace is God's policy toward mankind.  Grace is the free gift of God.  Peace is Spiritual production in the believer from response to the Grace of God.  It is Love for God.  The believer who responds to the Grace of God will receive the peace of God and come to know the "God of peace" (Philippians 4:9).

Enemies of Peace

The enemies of peace are the same as the enemies of Grace and the Spiritual life.  The things that thwart God's Grace in the life of the believer also upset peace.  Like Grace, there are two sides of peace.  God has to provide it, and the believer has to receive it.  Even when God is willing to bless in Grace, the believer can block it.  The believer who lacks humility and Grace Orientation will lose out on the greatest blessings of Grace.  However, he may still receive other Grace blessings, such as Logistical Grace to keep him alive so he can continue to use his negative volition.

To receive peace from God, the believer needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit with alignment of the X, Y, Z, and Time axes of the Space Time Coordinate System.  Peace is most closely associated with the Time Axis, which is upset by the sin of jealousy.  However, sin from any axis will destroy the believer's response to the Grace of God and receipt of peace.  The two major enemies of peace are scar tissue of the soul and corresponding garbage in the subconscious.  Scar tissue of the soul is held together by jealousy, which destroys peace and love.  And garbage in the subconscious causes stress, which is another enemy of peace.

Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue Righteousness, faith, Love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
In order to have the peace and Love of God, Timothy was told to turn away from lusts associated with immature believers.  He needed doctrinal orientation to replace human viewpoint.  And he must pursue "Righteousness," which is the Righteousness of God of the X-axis.  "Faith" is also on the X-axis.  "Love" is on the Y-axis.  And "peace" is associated with the Time axis.  "Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart" are those with humility of soul from Z-axis alignment and who are without scar tissue of the soul or garbage in the subconscious.

Lest the point be missed, Paul's advice to Timothy was to execute the Spiritual life.  The words, "Righteousness, faith, Love, and peace" are nouns of action.  They require correct thinking and corresponding action.  The peace of God is not received from academic instruction or discussion.  Talk is cheap.  The peace of God is one of the blessings for a believer in Spiritual Rapport who is motivated by the Love of Christ.  Rebound and the Filling of the Holy Spirit are prerequisites, but will neither remove scar tissue of the soul or bring the peace of God.  The believer who is full of stress from subconscious garbage will not receive the peace of God.  Personal problems can thwart Grace and upset the blessing of peace from God.  Those who won't obey the Holy Spirit and execute the Spiritual life will not receive the blessing of peace from God.


Suffering and Salvation
Destruction of Prostitute of Babylon

Suffering and Salvation

The Tribulation is the last 7 years of the Jewish Age.  It begins after the Exit Resurrection, or Rapture, of the Church when all Church Age Believers receive resurrection bodies.  When the Lord returns for the Church and the last believers are caught up to meet the Lord in the air, the Jews who are left on the earth will suddenly wise up.  They will see the error of their ways and accept Jesus Christ as Savior.

The first three and a half years of the Tribulation will be a time of world-wide evangelism conducted by 144,000 Jewish evangelists (Revelation 7:4; 14:1-5).  The Jews will look on Jesus Christ whom they have pierced (Zechariah 12:10) with great remorse and will believe in Him for Salvation.  Jews all over the world will believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.

The Tribulation will be the period of history like a woman in labor (Isaiah 13:8; 1 Thess 5:3; Revelation 12:1-6).  The angels will pour out great suffering upon the world to destroy the strongholds of Satan and his demons and the Prostitute of Babylon.

Destruction of Prostitute of Babylon

The last half of the Tribulation will be a time of intensified suffering such as the world has never known.  The suffering will include pestilence, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.  The domain under the influence of the Prostitute of Babylon,, including cities, businesses, institutions, and commerce, will be destroyed.  The demon counterparts of these entities and the Prostitute of Babylon will be stripped of all earthly power and left defenseless.  Satan's world kingdom of Babylon (the Cosmic System) will be destroyed along with the Prostitute of Babylon.  Satan's Evil Kings will also contribute to the destruction of the Prostitute of Babylon (Revelation 17:16).

With the Prostitute of Babylon gone, the Evil Kings will be next in line for destruction.  What does the worst suffering since the Flood have to do with peace on earth?  There can be no peace on earth so long as Satan and his demons rule the world.  They must be destroyed.  This can only be accomplished by destroying their strongholds, which leaves them defenseless.  With their power base destroyed the demons will be defenseless and the Prostitute of Babylon will be powerless.  The demons will be removed from the earth to make peace on earth possible in the Millennium.  The Tribulation is necessary for world peace.

Peace on earth can only come when Satan's Cosmic System is destroyed, and Satan and all demons are removed.

Second Advent

The Lord's Return
Armageddon War
Baptism of Fire

The Lord's Return

With the Church gone, Israel will again be a Client Nation during the Tribulation.  With the Lord's return approaching, Satan will resort to violence in the last half of the Tribulation.  He will inspire the Evil Kings of the earth to destroy Israel.  His logic is that the destruction of Israel will make it impossible for the Lord's Millennial reign to occur since there will be no recipients of the unconditional covenants.

However, Satan's evil plans fall in line with the prophecies of God for the Second Advent when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to conquer the enemies of Israel (Dan 7:13 (Psa 104:3; Isa 19:1); Rev 1:7; 14:14; 19:11-16; Matt 24:30; 26:64; Mk 13:26).  The day of the Second Advent is called "the Day of the Lord" in scripture (Isa 2:12-21; 13:6-16; Ezek 30:3; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11, 30-32; Amos 5:18-20; Obadiah 15-21; Zeph 1:1-18; 1 Thess 5:2; 2 Thess 2:2-12).

Armageddon War

In the Armageddon War the Lord Jesus Christ will destroy the armies of the Evil Kings of the North, South, East, and West.  The blood will run up to the the horses' bridles for 183 miles (295 km).  The purpose of the Armageddon War will be to annihilate the enemies of Israel (Isa. 66:15-21; Zech 9:13-16; 14:1-3).  In order to provide peace during the Millennium, the enemies of peace must be dead.
Peace is only possible when the enemies of peace are dead.

Baptism of Fire

Following the Armageddon War, Israel will be regathered; Satan and his demons will be removed from the earth; and the earth will be purged with the Baptism of Fire.  In the Baptism of Fire, unbelievers will be taken off the earth and sent to Hades to await the Judgment of the Second Death (Ezek 20:38; Matt 25:29; Luk 19:27).  Unbelieving Jews will not enter the Land (Matt 3:11-12; 8:12; Luk 13:25-28; Ezek 20:33-38).
Matthew 3:11-12, NAS
11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 “And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Gentile nations that refuse to serve Israel will perish (Isa 60:12), and Gentile unbelievers will not remain in their nations for the Millennium (Matt 25:31-46).

So, the unbelievers will be sent to Hades, and Satan and his demons will be incarcerated in Tartarus, the dungeon of Hades.  Unbelievers will not be permitted to enter the Millennial Kingdom.  Unbelievers are the enemies of peace.  There could be no peace and harmony in the Millennium with unbelievers.  The price of peace is high.

There can be no peace with unbelievers.


World Peace and Prosperity
Gog Revolution

World Peace and Prosperity

The Millennium will be a 1,000-year period of world peace and prosperity (Micah 4:1-8) in fulfillment of prophecy.  The long awaited Covenant of Peace will be fulfilled (Isa 54:10; Ezekiel 34:25; 37:26).  The Abrahamic and Palestinian Covenants will be fulfilled, and Israel will live in the Promised Land.  Everything will be beautiful and as near perfect as life on earth can be.  The Lord Jesus Christ will rule the world from the Throne of David in the Temple in Jerusalem, and the Church will rule and reign with Christ.  Old Testament saints and Tribulational martyrs will live on the earth in Resurrection bodies, and believers who survived the Tribulation will populate the earth.  Animals will lose their ferocity, and plants will prosper in perfect environment like the Garden of Eden (Isa 11:6-8; 51:3; Rom 8:21).  There will not be any death except in the case of capital punishment or those who lived to be a 100 years old without being saved (Isaiah 65:20).  Criminals will be executed (Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15; Psa 2:9).  In order to preserve the peace of the Millennium unbelievers and criminals must be removed.
Peace requires the execution of criminals.
The Lord Jesus Christ will dwell among His people on Earth for the thousand years of the Millennium.  It has ever been His desire to live among His people.


Israel will again be the Client Nation during the Millennium, and all the nations of the world will serve Israel.  Jerusalem will be the capital of Israel and the world (Jeremiah 3:17).
“And your gates (Jerusalem) will be open continually;
They will not be closed day or night,
So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
With their kings led in procession. (Isaiah 60:11, NAS)
Israel will extend from the Nile to the Euphrates in fulfillment of the Palestinian Covenant.  It will be populated by Jewish saints and Tribulational martyrs in Resurrection bodies as well as Jews who survived the Tribulation and Baptism of Fire.  The Lord Jesus Christ will rule from Jerusalem, and the Royal Family (the Church) will be near Him.

Millennial JerusalemThe Millennial Jerusalem will be prefabricated by the Lord.  It will have precious stones in its wall.  The foundation will be made of sapphire, the gates of carbuncle, and the pinnacles of ruby (Isa 54:11-12).  The Millennial Jerusalem will be the closest thing to Heaven the Earth has ever seen.  The building materials of precious stones are for the Jewish Old Testament saints and Tribulational martyrs in Resurrection bodies.

A large Temple complex as described by Ezekiel (Ezek 40-48) will be the center for Jewish worship, and the LORD will reside in the Temple (Ezekiel 44:4).  There will be no Ark of the Covenant (Jeremiah 3:16-17).  Spirituality in Israel will flourish under the New Covenant to Israel (Jer 31:33-34; Heb 8:10-12; 10:16-17).

Hebrews 8:10-11, NAS
10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them upon their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
11 “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen,
And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
For all shall know Me,
From the least to the greatest of them.
Both Jews and Gentiles, men and women, will have the Filling of the Holy Spirit in the Millennium (Joel 2:28-29).  There will be no Baptism of the Holy Spirit or Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, however, because the Lord will be on the Earth.  The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit of the Church Age believer provides a Temple for the Indwelling of the Father and Son.  The Lord will reside in the Millennial Temple and will not indwell the bodies of Millennial saints.  The Filling of the Holy Spirit in the Millennium will be an extension of the Filling of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age.  And spirituality in the Millennium will be based upon the precedent of the Church Age.

The Millennium is for Israel.  Most of the people who will come in from the Tribulation will be Jews.  Therefore, a Jewish population boom can be expected for the thousand years of the Millennium.

Gog Revolution

Satan will be let out of prison near the end of the Millennium.  He will start the Gog Revolution, which the Lord will destroy with fire from Heaven   Satan and his demons will be thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10) .  This demonstrates that even perfect environment does not solve man's problems.  And there can be no peace with Satan around.
There can be no peace with Satan around.
Those believers who have lived throughout the Millennium in human bodies will receive their Resurrection bodies at the end of the Millennium.  Unbelievers will be Judged at the Great White Throne and thrown into the Lake of Fire.  This is the Second Death (Revelation 20:11-15).  Unbelievers will have nothing to do with Heaven, the Eternal State.  There can be no peace around unbelievers.
There can be no peace around unbelievers.



1.  Larry Wood.  "Mystery Babylon the Great,"  March, 2004.

Released February 9, 2005 - Revised Sept. 23, 2013

Author: Larry Wood
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