There are at least five purposes, or reasons, that God will establish a millennial kingdom. Here is the first one that I will present, a big one.
Purpose #1 — To Restore Harmony to His Creation
Certainly, all things will be put in order after the millennium when God creates a new heaven and a new earth. So why is there a need to try to restore harmony to this present creation? Or why is there a need for the millennium at all? I don’t have all the answers, but what I have gathered from my reading is that there is a need to preserve God’s character in our mind, that it will not be said or thought of God that He started a work on this earth that He could not complete. Therefore, one of the main purposes of the millennial kingdom, as I see it, is for God to finish what He started in the Garden of Eden. Thus by the power of His Spirit and by the living Christ on the throne and by all of us (Christ’s bride) and by all the Old Testament saint and by many holy, mortal servants, He will bring back His idea of a kingdom on this earth, outlined so well for us in Genesis 1:26-31.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. 31 And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Thus man, in the millennium, under God’s rule, will rule over the earth and over the animals; and he will be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and then everything on the earth will be very good and man will be blessed.
But, as we know, there will be some complications; for though all people in the beginning of the millennium will be believers, their children will have the choice not to believe—and many will make that choice.
But nonetheless we know that because Christ will rule on the earth, and because of the great power of His Spirit over the earth, and because he has lifted the curse on all creation, things will be so much better.
In the next few post (still under this point) I will give you 10 ideal conditions on the earth in the millennial kingdom, and I have been careful to gather data only from the Scriptures.
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