How long will people live in the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom?
I’ve written many articles about the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom, but I think I haven’t touched on this aspect in a profound way so far.
The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom will be very different from what we have on this Earth now. I think few believers really think about this period of time about which the Bible speaks a lot, though the term of the “1000 Year Millennium Kingdom” is found only one time in the Bible in Revelation 20. If a believer studied the book of Revelation in a serious way, he will easily recognize the texts of the Old Testament that describe this period of time. The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom will be on the Earth, but it will be very different from the modern society. It will be a combination of the heavenly and earthly. It will be a time when Lord Jesus and the overcomers will rule the nations with an iron rod so that all the promises of God come true:
then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.The last enemy that will be abolished is death. (1 Corinthians 15:24-26)
The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom ends with the Last Judgement, when Death and Hades will be thrown into the lake of fire, which proves that during the 1000 year Millennium Kingdom death will exist:
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15)
So, death will exist during the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom, but it will not have power over all people who will be in that kingdom. As I wrote earlier, the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom will be a combination of the heavenly and earthly. The governance and the authority in that kingdom will belong to Lord Jesus and the overcomers.
Those who experienced the first Resurrection will rule during the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom
The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom will be a kingdom on this earth ruled by Lord Jesus and those who will experience the first resurrection. They will have new bodies, bodies of glory, eternal bodies, spiritual bodies.
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. ((1 Corinthians 15:50-54)
Death will have no power over them:
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. (Revelation 20:6)
They will be like angels in heaven concerning marriage: they will not get married.
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30)
Those who had no part in the first resurrection
The Old Testament has a text that describes clearly the age of those who will enter in the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom. We find it in Isaiah 65:
“But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing And her people for gladness.
“I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of weeping and the sound of crying. “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. “They will build houses and inhabit them; They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
“They will not build and another inhabit,
They will not plant and another eat;
For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.“They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the Lord,
And their descendants with them. It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 65:18-25)
So, during the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom, those who will enter that Kingdom, meaning will be alive on the second coming of Jesus, they will have the opportunity to live long, if they choose to obey God. Satan will be bound at that time so that he cannot deceive people, so it will be the man’s personal choice whether to obey God or not:
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.(revelation 20:1-3)
In conclusion, we can say that during the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom people will live long, and the rulers will have eternal life, they will have a different nature, they will be as Lord Jesus is now:
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:1-3)
Can you see God’s love? Do you have the hope that, on the coming of Jesus, you will be like Him? The apostle Paul says that if we put our hope in Jesus for this life only, we are the unhappiest of all people! Do you want to be happy? Study the Scriptures, understand God’s love, see the riches God has prepared for you in Christ, put your hope in Him and on His coming, you will be like Him, you will reign with Him, if you are a faithful and just servant!
If you are at peace with God, do the ministry He has called you to faithfully so that you do not lose your reward and enter God’s Kingdom with empty hands!