Note: All Scripture quotations found in this article are from the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible.
Amillennialism is the false belief that there will not be a literal one thousand year reign of Jesus Christ. There are numerous scriptures that prove otherwise though.
The first time Jesus Christ came to this earth, He came as the Lamb of God.
John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
The second time Jesus Christ comes to this earth, He is not described as a Lamb, rather the Lion of of the tribe of Juda and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Clearly, there is a different between the First and Second Coming of Christ.
Revelation 5:5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
Revelation 19:16 “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
There are numerous scriptures in the Old Testament speaking of the Second Coming of Christ, which is when He will literally reign on this literal earth, such as Genesis 49:10, Jeremiah 23:5; 25:30-31, Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:1-6; 42:13-14, Joel 3:16-21, Ezekiel 36-48, Psalms 2:1-8, Zechariah 14:16-21, Malachi 4:1-3 and many more. Those prophecies were not fulfilled at the First Coming, therefore they will be fulfilled at the Second Coming of Christ.
Jesus Christ will restore the kingdom of Israel in the Second Coming because it was not restored in the First Coming.
Acts 1:6 “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”
In the Second Coming, Jesus Christ will come and rebuild the tabernacle of David, which is on this earth, not in Heaven.
Acts 15:16 “After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:”
The Second Coming of Christ is the main theme of the Bible. To symbolize the subject means you have to symbolize most of the Bible. No where are we told that the book of Revelation is to be symbolized and is not to be taken literally. In fact, to symbolize the book of Revelation means you are privately interpreting scripture, which is spoke against in the next verse.
2 Peter 1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”
The Bible means what it says and says what it means. If you symbolize the book of Revelation, do you also symbolize the book of Genesis or the death, burial and resurrection of Christ? Let’s hope not. Instead of interpreting the verses you do not understand, why not just read it and believe it like a true Bible Believer should. Amillennialism is simply unbelief of what God has said in His word.
The kingdom of heaven is the literal kingdom that is coming at the Second Advent. It is called the kingdom of heaven because it come to earth from heaven. The below verse tells us that the kingdom will one day come to earth.
Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Notice how the next verse tell us that He will come in wrath at His Second Coming. Clearly this is not His First Coming when He came with meekness.
Revelation 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
In the Millennial reign of Christ, Jesus Christ will literally reign on this earth for one thousand years. In just Revelation 20 alone, the word “thousand” occurs 7 times talking about the reign of Jesus Christ. The only way to get rid of the one thousand year reign of Christ would be to not believe what God said plainly in His word.
When ever there is a parable in the Bible, it will tell you. So, unless it says it is a parable, there is no need for you to make a passage into a parable.
Luke 21:29 “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;”
God promises Jesus Christ the throne of David in the next verse. This throne is not in heaven, rather it is on the earth. Amillennialist deny Jesus Christ of this promise, which is utter blasphemy.
Luke 1:32 “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:”
We know the Rapture is not the Second Coming of Christ because of the differences.
When Christ comes to reign, everyone sees Him.
Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”
While, the Rapture happens in the twinkling of an eye, which is too fast for anyone to see. Also, Jesus meets us in the clouds at the Rapture, while in the Second Coming, He actually comes all the way down to earth.
1 Corinthians 15:52 “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.”
The next verse takes place during the Millennial reign of Christ, where we will reign with Christ on this earth.
Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
In Isaiah 11, it clearly tells us that Jesus will reign on this earth, especially in verses 4, 9 and 12. Do not take my word for it. Get your King James Bible and read it!
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ will reign on this literal earth for one thousand years, whether you believe it or not! God said it and I believe it.
Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”
Zechariah 14:4 “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.”