It seems to me from all the things that are happening these days that we are right around the corner to the events that will lead up to The LORD’s return. So, this morning we will continue our study on the end times, the days that lead up to Messiah’s return, and the 1,000 year Millennium. And our study verses will be the same as last week. Genesis 22.15-17.
Read Genesis 22.15-17
Briefly reviewing these words that GOD gave to Abraham in Verse 17, “And your seed, or your descendants, Abraham shall possess the gate of his enemies,” meaning, the descendants of Abraham and Isaac; Isaac because GOD said to Abraham in Genesis 21.12, “For in Isaac shall your seed be called,” meaning, Abraham’s descendants are all those people over the past 4,000 years who descend from Abraham and Isaac, who are the Jewish people.
And Abraham’s descendants also include all non-Jewish people, who as Paul teaches in Galatians 3.7, writing, “They which are of faith are the children of Abraham.” Faith is BELIEVING GOD AND MESSIAH, and faith includes obedience to GOD. And obedience to GOD is obedience to His Law of Moses. This teaching applies to Jewish people as well as non-Jewish people. There is no difference. Thus, non-Jewish people who are of faith are also the children of Abraham, fully joining in with the Jewish people.
So, getting back to Genesis 22.17 where GOD said to Abraham, “and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies,” gate meaning cities, and enemies meaning those who hate the Jewish people and Israel; the meaning is this. GOD’s people, the descendants of Abraham whose faith is in GOD and Messiah, whose faith includes obedience to GOD, His Law of Moses, and His Commandments, will during the 1,000 year Millennium, rule with governmental powers in those cities and countries that were enemies to the Jews and had hatred toward Israel. Unfortunately, that hatred is widespread today. So, GOD’s words to Abraham recorded some 4,000 years ago, saying, “your descendants, Abraham, will take possession of the cities of their enemies”, will be fulfilled during the 1,000 year Millennium.
REIGN – MAHLAKH – As King, Messiah will rule the earth with the administration of GOD’s Laws. His Law of Moses.
PROSPER – SAYKHEL – succeed with wisdom, understanding and consideration.
EXECUTE JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE – Messiah will govern according to His Law of Moses which includes justice.
IN THE EARTH – in the world, the nations and countries
SAVE – YAHSHAH – free and safe “Yeshua comes from this word Yahshah”
And in the Millennium, GOD’s people, like Messiah, will govern the same way in those cities and countries, with success, wisdom, understanding and consideration. The governing will be right according to GOD’s Law of Moses and His Commandments.
Okay, as I said at the outset of this message, because of the things that are happening these days, I believe we are right around the corner to the end of days events that will lead up to Messiah’s return. And I don’t think it’s that far off in the future. I’ll back up my thoughts with Scripture.
DANIEL 11.39 A leader of great armies will divide the land of Israel. That leader will be the anti-Christ.
HE – anti-Christ
STRONGHOLDS – his defense, his fortresses
STRANGE god – heathen god
ACKNOWLEDGE THIS STRANGE god – with respect and reverence
SEE VERSE 31 ARMS – military forces, a mighty and powerful army.
So, the anti-Christ who will divide the land of Israel, give part of Israel to the Palestians Arabs, will be a leader of great armies.
FOR GAIN – FOR A PRICE
I believe that price will be that Israel will be allowed to build their Temple in Jerusalem.
MALACHI 4.5-6 I believe, when the land is divided, GOD will send His prophet Elijah to His Jewish people in Israel.
VERSE 5 – not in Scripture, but I think Elijah will warn about the coming Tribulation, he will preach repentance as John the Baptizer/Immerser did, the coming of Messiah, and coming Millennium.
VERSE 6 – Meaning, I think, GOD will save many Jewish people because of Elijah’s preaching.
LEST – or so that when I come, I will not strike the earth with a curse. I will not annhilate it or utterly destroy it.
DANIEL 9.27 The announcement of the phoney 7 year peace treaty with Israel.
CONFIRM – GAHVAHR – strong, effective, will prevail.
COVENANT – BEHREET – An agreement, i.e., a 7 year peace treaty
WEEK – SHAHVOOAH – A week of years. 1 week = 7 years
THE OVERSPREADING OF ABOMINATIONS – idols will fill The Temple, anti-Christ will enter The Temple proclaiming he is god. 2 Thessalonians 2.3-4
HE SHALL MAKE it desolate – GOD will destroy anti-Christ, causing The Temple to be destroyed and ruined.
UNTIL THE CONSUMMATION – GOD will destroy and consume anti-Christ.
THAT DETERMINES – it is decreed, decided by Law, GOD’s Law.
POURED OUT ON THE DESOLATE – the ungodly will be destroyed and ruined – THE WORLD.
This will all happen, The Great Tribulation, because of
1. a peace treaty with Israel
2. The dividing of the land of Israel, and
3. When Israel builds The Temple in Jerusalem.
NEXT – MATTHEW 24.7 Earthquakes – 300 to 700 per week and sometimes more or 15,600 to 36,400 per year of a magnitude of 1 to 7 or 8 on Richter Scale.
MATTHEW 24.14 The true Gospel of Yeshua is not being preached today. The Gospel of Yeshua is The Good News of Messiah and then we must lead our life according to GOD’s Law of Moses. THAT WILL BE PREACHED IN THE END DAYS, PROBABLY DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
DANIEL 11.45 AND DANIEL 12.1-2
ZECHARIAH 9.14-17 The LORD will be seen by all the world, and He will save His People Israel.
ZECHARIAH 14.1-9, 12 The LORD will utterly destroy those armies who seek to destroy His People Israel.
ISAIAH 24.5-6, 19-23 This is why GOD will destroy this earth and end this age as we know it.
50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 earth-size planets orbiting in universe. GOD’S power!
EZEKIEL 36.24-28 GOD will take His Jewish People from the nations and bring them to The Millennium in Israel and save them.
MATTHEW 24.29-31 Yeshua explains His return and The Resurrection.
ISAIAH 51.11 The saved will come with everlasting joy to Israel in The Millennium.
ISAIAH 27.6 The Millennial Israel will fill the entire world with its fruit; love and obedience to The LORD their GOD, Messiah Yeshua.
AMOS 9.14-15 GOD’s People will never again experience trouble.
ROMANS 11.26-27 I believe that all people whom GOD saves will be “all Israel” in The Millennium and forever throughout eternity in Heaven.
PSALM 48.1-2 Israel in The Millennium will be magnificent and spectacularly beautiful.
CITY OF OUR GOD – Jerusalem
IN THE MOUNTAIN OF HIS HOLINESS – Where GOD our Messiah will live in His Temple
BEAUTIFUL – YAHFEH – Beautiful and bright
FOR SITUATION – Elevation and Height
MT. ZION – In Jerusalem. A hill today, a mountain in The Millennium
THE SIDES OF THE NORTH – Perhaps where GOD The Messiah will live in His Holy Temple.
THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING – Jerusalem
ISAIAH 65.18-19 Messiah will rejoice in His People and the sound of weeping will never be heard again.
ZECHARIAH 6.12-13 Messiah will build The Millennial Temple. We, I believe, will bu
ild it for Him.
EZEKIEL 42.16-20 The Temple will be huge. About 1 mile square.
VERSE 20 Between the sanctuary and the profane place – that which is Holy, and that which is common – those visiting from outside Israel, perhaps are common.
ZECHARIAH 8.3-6 20-23 – Millennial Israel will be the spiritual center of the earth.
SKIRT – corner of clothing
ISAIAH 2.2-4 There will be no more wars, worldwide, but everllasting peace.
FLOW – cheerful & flow together.
JEREMIAH 3.17 – Jerusalem will be the throne of The LORD, and the nations will honor and worship The Messiah Yeshua, The GOD of Israel.
ZEPHANIAH 3.14-20 Messiah will rejoice over us with joy and singing. The nations will honor us with praise and fame, and make us a name and a praise among all the people of the earth.
In conclusion, Messiah teaches every human being what is required of them to enter into The Kingdom of Heaven. That is the 1,000 year Millennium in Israel, and eternity in Heaven. The requirement? Believe in Yeshua The Messiah, and then lead your life in obedience to GOD’s Torah, The Law of Moses.