Q. Thank you so much for your site. I have been a believer since I was a preteen, I am now in my late 50’s, and I have always been interested in the end times. I have learned a lot from your site. However, I have another question about the millennium. If I understand correctly, the church will be in New Jerusalem, the tribulation saints serve in the temple, those who survived the tribulation will live on Earth to repopulate it with the Jewish people living in Israel. How about the Old Testament saints? I know they were in Sheol until Jesus went to get them and they are in Heaven now. But where will they live during the millennium? Thank you so much for your work in the faith.
A. I believe the Old Testament saints will live in Israel. The promise to Israel has always been that in the Kingdom Age, God would dwell among them again. Since He’ll inhabit the Millennial Temple in Israel, this is the likely place for them to be as well. Ezekiel 37:15-28 gives a clear picture of Israel one day living peacefully in the land forever with David as their eternal King.
Just as people from all the generations of the Church will inhabit the New Jerusalem, people from all generations of Israel will inhabit the Promised Land.