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The Bible shows Jesus Christ is returning to this Earth. He will establish what is called a 1,000-year Millennial reign, where the saints will rule, and it will be a time of reformation the Scriptures talk about.

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[Darris McNeely] Have you ever heard stories about lost treasure? There's a famous one that you can see stories about all the time called Oak Island in Canada, where people have been digging this pit for years in search of what they feel holds a lost treasure. There are stories of ships that went down in the older times that bore chests full of silver and gold and people's search for those. There's even search for lost civilizations or lost cities. There's the lost city of Atlantis, is one of those. And even in American history, a lost colony of settlers on the East Coast called the Roanoke settlement that just disappeared.

But how about also lost knowledge? You know, there's things such as lost knowledge as well. When it comes to the Bible, people think and look at various books that are gnostic gospels and gnostic writings that never made it into the Bible, and they call those the lost books of the Bible, but that's another story into itself. There is lost knowledge however from what we do have within the pages of the Bible that we should take note of and bring back and realize it's not really lost, it just has been forgotten. It's the story and the truth about the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on the Earth, commonly called the Millennium, a Latin term that just means 1,000. 

That teaching is very clear within Scripture. We just did a recent Beyond Today Bible study that will be airing on our programs regarding this particular topic, where we went through a lot of the Scripture showing what Christ reign on this Earth will be what it will produce and that it is a core truth of Scripture. One of the points I brought out is that the early church taught that and believed to very firmly from the truth of Scriptures, but within a few hundred years of the time of Christ and the original Apostles, it was lost. And the idea that Christ would literally reign on this Earth for a 1,000 years eventually became treated as a heresy by later church fathers, and an entirely different picture and teaching came about.

But the Bible shows that Christ is returning to this Earth, He will establish what is called a 1,000-year Millennial reign, where the saints will rule, and it will be a time a reformation that the Scriptures talk about. There's a scripture in Isaiah 11:1-10 Isaiah 11:1-10 [1] And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: [2] And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; [3] And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: [4] But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. [5] And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. [6] The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatted calf together; and a little child shall lead them. [7] And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. [8] And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. [9] They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. [10] And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
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. That is one of those beautiful passages that teaches this, just breaking into it. In verse 6 it says, in describing this period, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Describes a time when the nature of animals are changed, and most importantly, the nature of man will be changed. This passage that speaks to the peaceable kingdom gives hope and encouragement. The program that we did on this topic will as well you're going to want to watch that and to have a deeper understanding and belief of Christ's reign on this Earth, the Kingdom of God that will be brought at that time.

That's BT Daily, join us next time.

Comments

  • David C
    When you speak from the word about all these animals, lying down with a child and shall be led also by the child, Is it possible that God has put that there in a parable so it cannot be properly understood, I would almost be willing to take that as humans who compare themselves as such animals. That will change the meaning you are trying to explain,
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