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The Millennium
The Millennium Series was taught by Dr. James Modlish

Lesson Five

The Christian's Place in The Millennium


The Millennial Reign of Christ has specific promises and implications for Israel, yet there is a place in the Millennium for the Christian. (2 Tim. 2:12) says, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us..." God has a way of paying His servants back.


The Judgment Seat of Christ

(Rom. 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10; Gal. 6:7,8). The Judgment Seat is pictured in (1 Cor. 3:11-16) and is shown in type in (Lk. 19:12-27). It is here that the "fine linen which is the righteousness of the saints" (Rev. 19:8) will first show up. Do not confuse this robe with the robe of righteousness which Christ gives to his saints at salvation (Rom. 3:22).

The scriptures say we are to suffer, (2 Tim. 2:12; 1 Pet. 2:21). "All those that live godly will suffer. (2 Tim. 3:12), the afflictions of the gospel (2 Tim. 1:8,12). What is this suffering? (2 Cor. 11:20), imprisonment, victimization, ridicule, loss of personal wealth, physical abuse; (Heb. 13:12,13) bearing the reproach without the camp; prayer (Lk. 22:44), giving (1 Pet. 2:21-24). How did Jesus suffer? Rejection, crucifixion, humiliation, physical and verbal abuse, became a servant, bearing the reproach without the camp.

The rewards at the Judgment Seat will be determined based on "of what sort" they are. God is concerned about motives. Why do we do the things we do? First Corinthians tells us the rewards consist of gold, silver and precious stones.

(2 Cor. 1:5-14) - "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth in Christ... as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation."

The Consolation - Paul wasn't concerned about losing all (Phil. 3:8); he knew he had a consolation later. This consolation of rejoicing is defined as the Corinthians themselves in (2 Cor. 1:14). The same language is employed in (1 Thess. 2:19). Paul invested his life in people and he was convinced that in so doing he was laying something up in Heaven for the future (2 Tim. 1:12).

The Crowns - The symbol of reigning is a crown on the head of the regent. "We shall wear a crown."

[1]. Incorruptible Crown - (1 Cor. 9:25-27)

[2]. Crown of Rejoicing - (1 Thess. 2:19)

[3]. Crown of Righteousness - (2 Tim. 4:7,8)

[4]. Crown of Life - (Jas. 1:12)

[5]. Crown of Glory - (1 Pet. 5:4)

Treasure in heaven!!! - (Matt. 6:19-21) 

Why crowns, gold, silver etc.?

(Prov. 14:24; 15:6) - Your rewards could very well be the basis of your millennial bank account. There could very well be a millennial class structure (Gal. 6:7,8). "Rocking chair over here, garbage can over there… "

(Read Lk. 19:12-27)

(Rom. 8:17,18) - may make a little more sense in light of these principals.

"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

(Phil. 3:7,8) "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,". 

The Denial - (1 Tim. 2:13)

The text does not say that Christ will deny us salvation. The context is reigning. It is the reward that will be denied to the unfaithful (Lk. 19:24; 1 Cor. 3:15; Rom. 8:17). (2 Tim. 2:13) - clarifies the statement by assuring us that God will remain faithful (1 Cor. 1:8).


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