Question 14: Does God destroy the earth before or after the millennium?

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Question 14

Does God destroy the earth before or after the millennium?

Question number 14. I'm Michael Pearl. We're here at THE DOOR to answer your Bible questions.


"When does God destroy this world and make the new one? Is the 1000-year reign right before that or after?"


So when does God destroy the world make a new one? Is it be before the 1000-year reign or after the 1000-year reign?

Taylor, if you'll send me your address, I will send you a Bible, a good Bible, one based on the original. It's easy to read, made for children to understand, totally accurate to the Greek text. This one's called the King James Version, and you will be able to decipher this by simply reading these passages right here.


Revelation 20:3 "And cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up, and set a seal up on him that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that, he must be loosed a little season."

I'm giving you the progression. So at this point, Satan's being cast into hell where he is reserved for 1000 years, until the 1000 years have finished.

Revelation 20:4-6, we're just continuing right on, "And I saw thrones, they that sat on them, and judgment was given unto them. I saw the souls of them were headed for the witness of Jesus, for the word of God, which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads and in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ thousand years."  There it says it again, 1000 years living and reigning with Christ.

Revelation 20:5-6 "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. On such, the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and Christ, and shall reign with him thousand years."  Six times it speaks of the 1000 years in that chapter.

Revelation 20:7 "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison."  Remember we started off with Satan being bound for 1000 years? 1000 years have occurred, now Satan's loose.

Revelation 20:13 - 21:1 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast in the lake of fire. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven. He said, 'Behold, I make all things new. I'm Alpha and Omega, the beginning, the end. I will give unto them that are thirst to the fountain of the water of life. He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.'"

He sees the New Jerusalem descending down into heaven as a bride adorned. And they're all taken up into the new Jerusalem, which is the heavenly state. And God creates a new heavens, a new Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. So you have a sequence of events there. And very clearly the thousand years occurs when there's still sinners on the earth.

What will the Millennium be like?

People in natural bodies that survive the tribulation who have babies, those sinners, some of them are judged and killed, a capital punishment during the thousand years. Other places were told that rain will be withheld from those who don't come up to the Feast of Tabernacles to worship during those 1,000 years. And it gives us a lot of detail. The streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing. There'll be animals, lions and lambs walking around during the thousand years. So the thousand years, he said the disciples will reign over cities, some five, some one, five, some 10 cities according to their faithfulness.

He said the 12 apostles rule over the 12 tribes of Israel during that 1,000 years. He said, Israel will be exalted and the temple will be rebuilt. Animal sacrifices will be offered in the temple. The Jews will become supreme. Christ will sit on a throne in Jerusalem right over there, right where Jerusalem is right now, right on that spot where the dome of the rock is. The temple will be rebuilt. Christ will sit there on the Holy of Holies and receive visitors, and love those who come. He'll be in a body that will look like our body. It Will be like his resurrected body, and he'll be able to be seen, be touched, be handled.

And at the end of the thousand years, Satan will be loosed out of prison. He'll go out and deceive those that dwell upon the face of the earth and cause a great number of them to come against the throne of God. And God will send out fire, and destroy those, and then destroy the earth.

So read Revelation 19, 20, 21 and 22, and you'll see the sequence of events there very clearly.

I'm not that smart. I didn't learn all this in a Bible college. I learned it reading a Bible. I went to Bible college. I've graduated Bible college. I went to Bible college and crammed a four-year course into six years. And so I worked hard at it, and I got my degree. I studied Greek. I studied all that stuff, but I didn't learn anything. I learned what other people said about the Bible. I learned the Bible by reading it.

How do you study the Bible?

The best technique you can have is not commentaries, not listening to me even, but get yourself a concordance online where you can type in “Thousand years” and see every time it appears in the Bible, you read it where you can type in Judah, Jews, And every time it appears you can read it. Anything you type in, it'll come up, and you can read all of them, and you can learn all the way through the Bible. Most words are used. Common, often used words are used 110 times. So you can read all 110 times through the whole Bible, and gives you a beautiful picture. And now I looked up the word “for” one time, it appears several 10,000s times, and I read every single one of them so I can understand the meaning of the word “for.”

You may not want to do that, but if you want imputed, account accounted, those appear 20, 22 times, things like that. And they're easy to do.

So become your own Bible student. But if you're not, I'll be right here answering you questions. Send them in. I'm Michael Pearl here at THE DOOR.

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