The Millennium

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Is there a Jewish style Millennium coming?

temple2Within the Messianic/Hebrew Roots community there is a large contingent of those who believe in a Jewish type millennium. When pressed for verses that back their presupposition they have none that are plain and simple. They point to verses in highly symbolic books. So why then do they conclude a physical temple, is hard to understand.

We are not opposed to a Jewish style Millennium, we just don’t see it in scripture.  If Messiah shows up and wants a temple built we will have no problem in complying, however speculating that that will be the case is just that, speculation.

There is only one passage that is definitely about the Millennium.

1   Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain.  2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,  3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while. 

4   Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.  6 Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.  Rev. 20:1-6

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