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Millennial Kingdom: Animal Harmony

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Genesis 9:2 The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.


When Noah and his family were free of the flood and out of the ark, God made the promise stated above. Animals were instilled with a sense of “fear” and “terror” of humanity. Animals are now meals.

The Hebrew word for “fear” is mowra’. It means: fear, reverence, or terror.

The Hebrew word for “terror” is chath. It means: fear, terror, shattered, or dismayed. (Strong’s Concordance).

Humanity was told they could eat whatever animal they wanted, just make sure there is no blood in the animal that is being consumed. Genesis 9:3-4 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

What happens when an animal is backed into a corner? It will defend, attack, and bite. The animal will also flee and retreat.

As a result, animals have hostility towards each other. The height of animal fear and terror will occur during the Tribulation. Animals turn on humanity. The fourth ashen or pale green horse of the Apocalypse confirms in Revelation 6:8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

In the Millennial reign of Christ, all of this changes. A new covenant is coming between zoology and humanity. Hosea 2:18 “In that day I will also make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds of the sky and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, and will make them lie down in safety…”

The result will be harmony in the animal kingdom. The hostility between animals ends. Animals stop eating and attacking each other. For examples, lions, bears, and wolves will become herbivores. Isaiah 11:6a, 7 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together…The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Isaiah 65:25a The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox…

The hostility between humanity and animals ends. Would you let your child play near snakes? One of these days, it will be okay. Isaiah 11:8 The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.

Every animal gets a reprieve…except one, the snake.

Millennial Kingdom: Ending Hunger

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

Genesis 3:17b-19 …Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field; by the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

In the Millennial Kingdom, the Genesis curse will be reversed. Adam’s choice to eat the forbidden fruit resulted in a curse to the ground. Because of this, we have weeds and thorns. Food does not grow as plentiful as intended. Acquisition of food is by hard, laborious work and effort. Sweat was not originally intended. Sweat is a consequence of the fall in Eden.

In Romans, the Apostle Paul confirms the earth is still under the curse even though Christ has died for sin. The fact we still have thorns and thistles on plant life confirms the ongoing curse. Check out a rose or a cactus. They are reminders of the fall of man. The land has yet to be freed from bondage. The redemptive and liberating event remains in the future as of 2016 AD.

Romans 8:19-22 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Here is a glimpse into the future. The Bible describes what agricultural production will be during the Millennial Kingdom under Jesus Christ.


Zechariah 8:12 For there will be peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce…

The Hebrew word for “peace” is Shalom. Per Strong’s Concordance, it means: peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, welfare, health, prosperity; completeness (in number); safety, soundness (in body).

The seeds of plants and trees will no longer face a hostile soil or earth. They will grow in a safe and tranquil environment, free to grow to their potential.

Ezekiel 36:29b-30 …and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you. I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.

Joel 2:22b … for the open pastures are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig-tree and the vine yield their riches.

Joel 2:24 The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil.

Isaiah 30:23b …and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous…

Say goodbye to commercials with starving children. Jesus will end hunger once and for all.

Millennial Kingdom: Healthcare

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2016 by paulthepoke

When Jesus roamed the Earth over 2,000 years ago, He was a healer. Jesus fulfilled prophecy. Isaiah 35:5-6a Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy…


Matthew 15:30 And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.

Jesus healed the deaf in Mark 7:31-35.

A man with leprosy was cleansed in Matthew 8:1-3. Ten men with leprosy were cleansed in Luke 17:11-19.

When He comes the second time, health will be a hallmark of His kingdom. At the onset of the kingdom, residents will be healed from their illness. Jeremiah 30:17 ‘For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the LORD…

Ezekiel 34:16a “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick…”

History will repeat when Christ heals the deaf and blind. Isaiah 29:18 On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

Of those born into the kingdom era, they will not face disease. Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say, “I am sick”; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.

Isaiah 65:20 No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his days; for the youth will die at the age of one hundred and the one who does not reach the age of one hundred will be thought accursed.

Still births and sudden infant death syndrome will be a thing of the past. The Hebrew word for “youth” is na ‘ar. It means: a boy, lad, servant, youth, or retainer (Strong’s Concordance). A young boy will be the age of 100 years.

Longevity of life will be restored as in the days prior to Noah’s flood. Prior to the flood as the oldest man, Methuselah lived to be 969 (Genesis 5:27). It was not uncommon to live 700-900 years as noted in Genesis 5.

With people living longer lives, the population of humanity will explode during the Millennial Kingdom.

Bad news for 21st century politicians, Jesus has a better health plan.

Zechariah 10:8 I will whistle for them to gather them together, for I have redeemed them; and they will be as numerous as they were before.

Millennial Kingdom: 1,000 Years

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2016 by paulthepoke

Oddly enough, there is much debate about the Millennial Kingdom. Some think we are in the kingdom now. The critic says, “It is a spiritual kingdom…”

If we are in Christ’s Kingdom as of January 2016, we are getting ripped off. Where is the peace? Where is the prosperity? Where is the security?

Even more bizarre, some argue the length of the Kingdom. Revelation 20 is very clear. There will be a 1,000 year period of time prior to eternity set apart for humanity where Jesus Christ will rule. There will be many witnesses to this 1,000 year period.

The time is effectively marked by Satan’s imprisonment and release from jail.


Satan and an angel from Heaven understand 1,000 years will be involved. Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years

Satan will not be incarcerated forever. He will have a 1,000 year sentence. Satan will not be reformed or rehabilitated when he gets out of jail, once a liar always a liar. Revelation 20:3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations any more until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Believers in Christ who will be beheaded during the Tribulation testify to the length of the Kingdom. Tribulation believers will be resurrected before the Millennium starts. They get to rule with Jesus during this Millennium. Revelation 20:4b …and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Those who do not believe in Christ understand the Kingdom is to last 1,000 years. They are in holding in Hades (Greek) or Sheol (Hebrew). Their resurrection does not come until after the Kingdom. These are the folks who are destined for the Lake of Fire. They are physically and spiritually dead. Revelation 20:5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed…

Those who believe Jesus died for their sins are eternal. They will never die. Believers get to rule with Christ. Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan will be locked up and unable to tempt humanity. Despite 1,000 years of wonderful conditions on planet Earth under the leadership of Christ, humanity is more than willing to follow Satan. Time is short for Satan. The Lake of Fire is calling. He will be let out of the hole and countless people will join forces with him. They decide to declare war on Jesus and His saints in Jerusalem. Even under prosperity and peace, humanity will turn on God the man. Revelation 20:7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison…

Per Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “thousand” is chilioi. It means… a thousand. Jesus Christ and His saints will rule for 1,000 years while Satan is confined.

Don’t fall for the trap. If my circumstances were better…

Humanity, left to its own devices, under the best of conditions, apart from God, is a failure.