There are more than a few scriptures that support the presence of mortals in the Millennium. I know a lot of people have a problem with that, but we cannot overlook the scriptural evidence. So, the question is, where do these mortals come from, that Satan gathers together to go against the government of Christ? He does not get them out of those that were resurrected from the dead at the Second Coming, for they have to be mortals. Therefore they must be mortals, mark my words, there will be mortals who will live through the return of Christ. I think you’d have to show me where the scripture says, that every single person on earth will be killed, except those that are resurrected upon His return. And, if that’s true, then who is there left to oppose Christ, at the end in the Gog Magog Insurrection, if there are only Resurrected Saints during the Millennium?
Did not Jesus say? “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”
So, the Resurrected Saints will not be having any children. But the mortals who are there will marry, they will be given in marriage, and of course it will be under the rulership of Christ with us, his kings and priests, who rule with Him for that thousand years! Just who are we going to be ruling over? Each other? Well, we don’t need a government, we will be self-governing, as we should be learning to be now! Therefore, we are going to rule over the mortals that do live on the earth for the thousand years. A whole new harvest of people, but still the sons and daughters of Adam. Some will be unregenerate, others will receive the gospel, in much the same way as it is now.
But it will be a different epoch: Instead of being under the rulers of Satan, and his rulers of evil, the whole earth will be under the rule of Christ’s Kingdom. But many may still rebel, except there will be no unifying spirit, like the spirit of Satan and his demons, to organize them. That’s the difference, and that will demonstrate to the world, that even with the perfect government, men will still sin and choose evil, and not repent. Yes, what does man say? We’re a product of our environment, if everyone had the same opportunities in the same environment, the same nurture, they would all choose to be good. Or, the devil made me do it, or whatever excuse. Well, that demonstration is coming for the most part of the thousand year reign of Christ.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zec 14:16)
This is an excerpt of my upcoming book, tentatively titled, Reformed Prophecy Interpretation. (c) 2020 NIcklas Arthur, all rights reserved.