Q. Does 1 Corinthians 15:24 imply that nations and kings will be abolished including the rule of the saints after the millennium? I know that the millennium and eternity are so intertwined together. I would not say there is no mention of life in eternity but rather that Revelation 21 is both the millennium and eternity together because New Jerusalem is eternal. Will our talents and the arts exist in the millennium and eternity? Will I be able to use the things I love in the millennium and eternity?
Q. My bible, which is a New King James translation, describes the size of the New Jerusalem as 12,000 furlongs high, deep and wide. All the conversions I have found tell me that 1 mile is equal to 8 furlongs. Therefore, 12,000 furlongs is equal to 1,500 miles. I notice that your writings on the New Jerusalem describe it as 1,400 miles high, deep and wide. Praise God there will be enough room for all of us whatever the size! I am just curious how you arrived at your 1,400 mile conclusion.
Q. In your email today regarding ‘revival’, part of your answer was that when the Lord returns to earth there will only be believers…if there is sin in the Millennium, how can all be believers? Have I missed something or got something wrong?
Q. My friends and I recently watched a documentary that outlined the foretold biblical prophecies both fulfilled and to be fulfilled. One of the prophecies was the reinstatement of the shekel based on Ezekiel 45:9-12. Israel has already reinstated the shekel, but this verse seems unclear to me as to how this is a prophetic claim. Can you clarify?
Q. I was Having a discussion with several of my friends about the millennium. We all agree that the earth will be restored to a Paradise. What we don’t agree on is will there be sin? I believe that Man will still have a sinful nature and sin will be limited due to Satan being absent for the 1000 yrs and because Jesus will be reigning with an iron rod. My friends believe that their will be no sin period. Can you Guide us to the correct understanding about sin in the Milennium?
Q. I’m enjoying reading your site, especially your comments on what I consider tough passages. My question is about “the day of the Lord/day of God” mentioned in 2 Peter 3:10&12. I always associated the destruction by fire of the heavens and earth in these verses with the new heaven and earth in Revelation 21:1. But the reference to these events coming as a thief in the night would seem to be about the Second Coming. I know that there will be major geographical renovations when He comes, but if that is the time-frame for the fervent heat Peter mentions, that would mean that the heavens and earth will be recreated twice, both before and after the millennium. What are your thoughts on this?
Q. You have said that eternity is not just a whole bunch of time but the absence of time. Do you think that creation and mankind were initially created without time and that the introduction of time was a part of the curse? Because with the passage of time comes decay. During the recount of creation in Genesis, it speaks about morning and evening; day and night and we associate this with a passing of time, but is that necessarily so? Couldn’t there be days and nights within eternity? If so, do you think that God, who created and controls time, slowed down Abraham and Sarah’s biological clocks so that their bodies remained young enough to have Isaac in their old age?
Q. People in the Millennium will be living longer as they did pre-flood, but I was wondering that since they still do die, what happens to them? If they are in Christ, do they then get a glorified body and still remain on Earth? Just wondering where they go since New Jerusalem is where only the Church lives.
Q. Zechariah 14:17 tells us all the people of Earth will be required to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem each year. Do these verses talk about the Millennial Kingdom and if so, how do we get there from where ever we are “Ruling and Reigning” on the planet to worship Christ each year during the Feast of Tabernacles?
Q. At our Seniors Bible Study today we were discussing Matthew 21:18-20. Does the fig tree represent Israel, Jerusalem, or neither? If Israel or Jerusalem, does it mean they will never again produce fruit? What about during the Millennium?