Millennial Views Following the Ante-Nicene Church: Origen and Allegory – Part 1

The death of Lactantius in A.D. 325 marked the end of Premillennialism as a commonly held belief in the church until after the Reformation of the 16th century.  No doubt there were some saints that read the Scriptures and believed what they said on the Messianic Age, but extant teachings on the matter are few.  […]

Present Age, Millennium or Eternal State? New Testament – Part 4

The majority of New Testament passages pertaining to the Millennium are those that teach on the kingdom, when Jesus returns to reign from His throne (Matt. 25:31-34).  One of the most striking is Matthew 8:11: I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the […]

Present Age, Millennium or Eternal State? Isaiah and Daniel – Part 2

ISAIAH Isaiah contains far more millennial passages than any other book in Scripture, including some of the most descriptive and comprehensive.  Following the classic depiction of the Millennium in Isaiah 11:6-9, is the instructive 11:10-12: In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his […]

Present Age, Millennium or Eternal State? Torah and Psalms – Part 1

Passages on the Millennium are found regularly throughout Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.  Many fail to recognize this because a given writer did not explicitly mention a thousand year reign of the Messiah.  This is not a problem, as the specificity of the thousand years in Revelation 20 is a product of progressive revelation.  However, […]

The Kingdom According to the Prophet Daniel

A GREAT IMAGE The clearest explanation of the Kingdom of God comes from the Book of Daniel, especially in chapters two and seven.  In chapter two, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, has a dream of a great and frightening image with a head of gold, a chest and arms of silver, a core and thighs […]

Papias Said Judas Was an Amillennialist

The Ante-Nicene Church Father Irenaeus taught extensively on Chiliasm (the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus upon the Earth beginning after His Second Coming) in his fifth book of Against Heresies.  In chapter thirty-three, Irenaeus provides further proofs that mandate a Chiliastic or Premillennial realization of the Kingdom.  This includes the blessing made from Isaac to Jacob: […]

The Jews Were Supposed to Return to the Land in Disobedience

Those who question or deny that the return of the Jews to the Promised Land beginning in 1948 was a fulfillment of prophecy often appeal to the people’s continued rejection of God.  After all, the returns from the Babylonian captivity under Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah were done out of national obedience to God.  And there […]

The Twenty-Four Elders of Revelation Listed By Name

The specific names of each of the twenty-four elders of Revelation[1] are as follows: Judah                             13. Peter Reuben                          14. Andrew Gad                 […]

The Millennial Kingdom’s Ecology

ANIMALS AND MAN IN HARMONY Much of the Millennium’s ecology can be understood from even a cursory reading of Isaiah 11:6-9: The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead […]

The Millennial River

The valley formed by the splitting of the Mount of Olives allows for the flow of an amazing river that will exist during the Millennium.  The river’s fountainhead will be in the house of the LORD (Joel 3:18).  Specifically, it will flow from below the temple’s threshold (Ez. 47:1).  The river begins as only a […]