Order of events:
1. The rapture of the Saints. 1 Thess. 4:15-17
2. The Great Tribulation rages for 7 years. Daniel 9:27 1 week = 7 years
So named by Jesus- Matt. 24:21.
3. Jesus comes back at Armageddon and sets up His 1000 year reign.
The Millennial Kingdom was prophesied in the Word (Ps. 2.6,8-9).
In those days the nations will go up to the mountain of the Lord, the mount Zion to learn the law and the way of the Lord. During this period, the nations will live in peace and even weapons of war will have a fruitful end (Isa. 2:2-4).
The earth, which now groans, with earthquakes, storms and sickness and sin, looks forward to this great day (Rom 8.18-22), the day that the Lord will reign. There will also be the manifestation of the glory associated with the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
His Omniscience is recognized (Isa. 66:18).
His omnipotence is what underlies all. (Isaiah 41.17-18) He is ALL powerful.
Justice will be fully manifest (Isaiah 60.21, 63.1). Thus, as the King, He will give a complete demonstration of all His divine attributes, so that Christ may be glorified as God.
The kingdom will be characterized by obedience.
An essential purpose of creation was to establish a kingdom in which there was complete obedience voluntarily on the part of the servants of God. The tree was placed in the garden as a test of obedience (Gen. 2:16-17). (Adam and Eve failed the test.)
The fulfillment of God’s will in the millennium will be much easier for several reasons:
Israel will experience new heart and mind, the law being written on their hearts. (Jer. 31:33).
Instead of the disunity of Israel, Israel will be seen worshiping and serving the King all together (Isaiah 52.8).
The kingdom will be characterized by truth.
The Bible says that man has changed “the truth of God into a lie” (Romans 1:25).
Instead of disunity and violence and contention over what is the truth, there will be true unity and worship of King Jesus, “the Lord, the Holy One of Israel” (Isa. 10:20), and He will be their God, in truth and justice.
THE MILLENIUM WILL BE MARKED BY:
A. Peace (Is 2:4; 32.17-18).
B. Joy. (Is 14.7; 25.9; 42.10-12)
C. Glory. (Is 24:23; 40.5).
D. Consolation. (Isaiah 12:1-2). Righteous men will no longer suffer violence at the hands of the wicked.
E. The removal of the curse upon the earth. (Is 35.7) (Isaiah 11:6-9; 35.9, 65.25).