shutterstock_61876078GM Everyone.  I have been asked on more than one occasion where the saints will live following the Millenium, where the natural people will come from that will inhabit the earth and other questions along these lines.  I researched the questions and came up with some thrilling and exciting information.  The Dakes Bible (Psalms Notes, page 104) (along with others) provides the following explanation.  (I wrote out [most of] the Scriptures that the Dakes Bible alluded to so that we could read them for ourselves).  This is a very long post but the information is so important that I am presenting it here with most of the Scriptures written for you.  I have made no other changes to the commentary taken from the Dakes Bible. Comments that are in bold letters are directly taken from that reference.  Your comments are welcome, even if you have a different take on the subject.  I haven’t completed my study along these lines so your (referenced) thoughts will be considered…maybe.

Where Saints Spend Eternity (Ps. 37:27)

The modern church theory that saints are to spend eternity in heaven is nowhere taught in Scripture.  All saints will be translated and will stay in heaven until they come back with Jesus at His 2nd advent.  (Zechariah 14:5; Jude 14).

Zechariah 14:5 (KJV)
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Jude 1:14 (KJV)
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Then they will reign on earth with Christ. (Rev. 20: 4-10) but continue to live with Him in the new Jerusalem in heaven until it is moved from heaven to the new earth.  (Rev. 21:2; 9-10).

Revelation 20:4-10 (KJV)
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 21:2 (KJV)
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:9-10 (KJV)
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Saints will go back and forth from heaven to earth during the 1,000 years, then live eternally with God in the new earth.   (Rev. 21-22). (Please read both chapters).  The natural people who will go from the tribulation into the Millennium will continue to live in the new earth as the subjects of Christ and the resurrected saints forever, if they do not rebel with Satan at the end of the Millennium (Rev. 20:7-10). 

Revelation 20:7-10 (KJV)
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

They will live forever by virtue of the tree of life (Rev. 22:2) and not be changed of body from mortality to immortality as the resurrected saints.  (1Corinthians 15: 35-54; Phil. 3:21).

Revelation 22:2 (KJV)
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

1 Corinthians 15:35-54 (KJV)
35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Philippians 3:21 (KJV)
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Both classes of human beings-the resurrected ones and the natural ones will inhabit the earth forever. (v. 9, 11, 18, 29, 34;  Gen. 8:22; 9:12; 17:8; Is. 9:6-7; Dan. 2:44-45; 7:13-14; 18,27; Zech. 14; Matt. 5:5; Luke 1:32-33; Rev. 11:15; 22:4-5.

Psalms 37:8-9 (KJV)
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalms 37:11 (KJV)
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalms 37:18 (KJV)
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Psalms 37:29 (KJV)
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

Psalms 37:34 (KJV)
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Genesis 8:22 (KJV)
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 9:12 (KJV)
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

Genesis 17:8 (KJV)
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7 (KJV)
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Daniel 2:43-45 (KJV)
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Daniel 7:13-14 (KJV)
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:18 (KJV)
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Daniel 7:27 (KJV)
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Zech. 14 (Read the chapter)

Daniel 7:27 (KJV)
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Matthew 5:5 (KJV)
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Luke 1:31-33 (KJV)
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.


Revelation 11:15 (KJV)
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 22:3-5 (KJV)
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

My closing thoughts:  Many people don’t think  about life beyond the Millennium but really, that’s when eternity future actually begins.  Human beings who are alive today have a unique opportunity to live with our heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever.  We will also get to rule and reign with them.  Why miss this amazing opportunity simply because you have not been delivered from sin?  Today is the day of salvation.  Repent and be saved!

2 Comments

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this reading…Information like this encourages me to go all the way and fight for the honor of being His servant.Oh what a joy and indeed a Privilege to serve the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ..one of these days. ….I cannot wait to rule and to reign…Surely the joy of the Lord is my strength

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    1. Paula this verse from a song comes to mind when I think about eternity future:

      I’m living this life just to live again
      And with the Lord I know that I shall reign
      I shall not stray, with Him I’ll stay
      He’ll welcome His children home one day.

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