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What A Day

by David Jeremiah

Gleaned From July 23rd  Today’s Turning Point by David Jeremiah

     He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:4
     As Herman Hoyt points out in The Meaning of the Millennium, our belief in the thousand-year reign of Christ in Revelation 20 provides a solid and satisfying philosophy of history. It “points to the fact that God is progressively moving through history and directing the course of events to some good end. It is true through sin humanity has failed.

But in spite of that fact the movement of history is forward and upward, and will at last come to a grand consummation in the future under the power of God.” During the Millennium, Hoyt suggests, we’ll succeed by God’s grace in conquering disease, preventing wars, lengthening the span of life, eliminating social and political ills, and increasing agricultural productiveness. God’s people will have absolute, uninterrupted joy for a thousand years as He reigns over the entire world. The prophet Isaiah said of the millennial inhabitants of earth, “[They will] come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10).   What a day to anticipate!
All this points to that day when within the context of the power and grace of God, and on the earthly level, there will be ushered in the golden age of all civilization.
Herman A. Hoyt

Recommended Reading: Isaiah 11: 6 – 9

 

1Herman A. Hoyt, The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1977), 68-69.

 




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