Seventh Dispensation: The Kingdom Age
The Kingdom Age is also called The Millennium, which means “a period of 1000 years.” It will be Christ’s time to reign. He will take His throne in heaven (Rev. 4:2-3) to reign as God Almighty, while the Father will take a dispensational sabbath (rest). It will be the Lord’s Day, Christ’s day to reign (II Pet. 3:8). Gentile Times will have ended, they have had their day, but the nations will continue to rule in usurpation as we read in Psalm 2. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed (Christ), saying Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us” (vs. 1-3).
Psalm 2:4, “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron: thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
I Cor. 15:25 says, “For He (Christ) must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet.” A period of about seven years called tribulation days will come to pass on this earth, for Christ must judge the nations. In Rev. 3:10 it is referred to as “the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world…” God will allow Satan, the Antichrist and the false prophet to deceive the world. The three make up a trinity of evil (Rev. 13).
The nations will come against Israel to destroy them. God will use them as a instrument of judgment to purge Israel and bring a remnant of that nation unto Himself. Their trouble will cause them to cry out to their God and Christ will reveal Himself unto them from heaven. They shall finally accept their Messiah and mourn for Him whom they had pierced. Then the Lord shall turn on the nations to destroy them for coming against His people (Zech. 12:8-10). The Lord shall roar out of heaven in judgment with the armies (saints) of heaven following Him (Rev. 19:11-21). Read also Jude 14-15.
Christ Himself is the steward of this Age. Then shall the Lord be king over all the earth (Zech. 14:9). The whole world shall be blessed and there shall be peace for the Prince of peace will be reigning (Rev. 20:6). His kingdom has come as it was in heaven (Mt. 6:10). “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end…” Isa. 9:7. War will cease, Hos. 2:18. There are so many scriptures that tell of the blessedness of the Kingdom Age that we will only mention a few. Isa. 11:6-9, “The wolf…shall dwell with the lamb…the leopard shall lie down with the kid…the calf and the young lion… a little child shall lead them…the lion shall eat straw like the ox…the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp…They shall not hurt nor destroy…for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord…”. The Lord will give rain and the earth will bring forth superabundantly (Joel 2:23-24; Amos 9:14 -15). Israel shall be the head nation and no longer the tail (Isa. 49:23; 60:16; Zech. 14:16; Mal. 3:12).
It truly will be wonderful, even though sin will still be present (Isa. 65:20). Satan will not be around to stir it up. For Christ will bind Him for 1000 year in the bottomless pit after the tribulation period (Rev. 20:1-3). Man’s responsibility will be allegiance to Christ; his failure will be those who fain a devotion to Him. When the 1000 years are up Satan will be loosed out of his prison. God uses him to stir up the unbelieving nations and gather them together for God’s swift judgment (Rev. 20:7-9). Then Satan will be judged by being cast into the lake of fire (V. 10), where the Antichrist and the false prophet are. The last judgment is the Great White Throne judgment of the wicked dead (Rev. 20:11-15).
I Cor. 15:26-28, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith, all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” The seventh dispensation ends and there will be time no longer (Rev. 10:6). In the eternal state there will be a new heaven and a new earth. There will be nothing that defileth, neither worketh abomination, there will be no more curse (Rev. 21:1,5; 22:1-5).
“…It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be no son” Rev. 21:6-7.