Talks for Growing Christians
Jerusalem During the Future Millennial Kingdom of Christ
Lesson Number 5
- Spiritual conditions will be different during the Millennium.
- Physical conditions will be different during the Millennium.
- Try describing summer to a person who has only known winter.
- What are the consequences of rebellion against the Lord (Isaiah 3)?
- What historical background will help us understand Isaiah 4:1?
- Who is the “Branch of the Lord”? What other prophetic passages use this title?
- How do amillennialists interpret Old Testament passages such as this?
- What is the meaning of verses 5 and 6?
- When people rebel against the Lord there is the breakdown of society, the judgment of society, and the humbling of society.
- When the Babylonian forces besieged and conquered Jerusalem in the 6th century B.C., there was a shortage of men in Judah, because so many had been killed.
- The “Branch of the Lord” is one of the messianic titles of the Lord Jesus. He is a branch in the genealogical tree of David. See also Jeremiah 23:5-6 and Zechariah 6:12-13.
- They spiritual or allegorize these prophetic passages and make them apply to the Church today.
- There will be topographical changes in the physical condition around Jerusalem, the headquarters and capital of our Lord’s millennial reign.
- Spiritual conditions will be different during the Millennium. Discuss who will be present in Christ’s literal earthly kingdom.
- Discuss what the motivation may be for amillennialists to spiritualize prophetic passages, rather than acknowledge that God is able to fulfill them literally.
- When we talk about how everything is going to be so different in the future, some folks have a hard time grasping the truth that such changes are possible. Remember this illustration: Try describing summer to a person who has only known winter.
- “In that day the Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.” Isaiah 4:2
- “And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy.” Isaiah 4:3