This is an interesting word. It is difficult to define, but basically it describes something that comes about unexpectedly that is good. Why would I include it in a list of Bible subjects? It is not a word used in the Bible. However I think it describes an event that is due to happen that most people will not be expecting. Thus I think it fits.
The Bible describes a grand and glorious event that will take place at the second coming of Christ. It is a grand kingdom of righteousness that he will set up at that time. There seems to be many Christian people who see that mentioned in the Bible but fail to understand what it is talking about. It will be a surprise to most people. I think that makes it a serendipitous event.
This is what Christians have been praying for during the
last 2000 years. “Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven”. Most folks seem to be unclear
I am not alone when I say that the Bible clearly teaches
that the one thousand year
The question here is not whether or not this is a serendipitous event. What we call it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is does God really have a plan that will see all the dead resurrected and then will make possible every person will have an opportunity to gain everlasting life?
I’ve been told that this is man’s plan not God’s. I don’t believe that man can come up with a better plan than God can. There are two thoughts out there. Here they are. The one says that when we die we go to either Heaven or Hell. The outcome will be a few of mankind will spent eternity in a state of ecstasy and the rest will be in agony forever. That is the understanding of most people. They think the Bible teaches it. It does not, in fact I think it slurs God’s name. The other plan says that a few of mankind will be with Jesus for a thousand years. These are the members of Christ’s church that he is selecting in this, the Gospel Age. Their work in the next age, the Millennial Age, the thousand years of Rev.20:4, is to assist Jesus in helping the rest of mankind to overcome their faults and come into harmony with God and live on a perfected earth forever. The ones that refuse to comply will be destroyed. Not kept alive in agony. This kingdom will go on forever. The thousand years is to bring everyone to perfection and harmony with God if they try. Some seem to think this is too good to be true and to express that thought will encourage people to be bad now because if that is true they will have what detractors call a second chance in the Millennial Age. I think it is a wonderful plan and what we should expect from a loving God and I think it is what the Bible really teaches. As far as not inspiring people to be good, I don’t know about other people. All I know is that I have been taught these things since childhood. I remember my Dad telling everyone that would listen about it. My thinking was that such a loving God made me want to please him. It’s kind of like having loving parents and not wanting to disappoint them. We do have the hope that if we give our all to him we will be with him there. “If we suffer with him we will reign with him”.
Let’s continue to pray “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Let’s look forward with joy and keen expectation to that promised Millennial Age, that great serendipitous event. The religious leaders have been right in emphasizing Jesus’ great sacrifice for us. But he has more to do. The Bible says that the last enemy to be destroyed is death. That has yet to be done. The end of the Millennial Age will see it done. Let us accept the fact that maybe the religious leaders were wrong when they taught that when one dies they go to either heaven or hell. As I understand it they go to the grave where they stay dead until resurrection day. And they would stay dead forever if Jesus hadn’t died for them. I think that is what the Bible teaches.
I will here list some of the scriptures that we look to for these thoughts. There is some difficulty in picking the best scriptures to use to make points but I will try. It would take a book to do justice to the subject. Here is a parcel list. For the thought that he is coming back probably one of the best is John 14:1-3. That he will set up a kingdom of righteousness at that time; Matt 25:31. In 1Cor.15:25 it says he must reign until all enemies are put under his feet. There are lots of places that tell of things to be done during that reign, first the resurrection of the dead. 1Cor. 15:22: also John 5:28. That his church will reign with him is definitely stated in Rev. 20:6. It is here stated that they will reign for a thousand years. 1Cor.6:2 says the saints will judge the world. Rom.1:6 &7 tells us that members of the church are called saints. Rev. 20:2 says that the Devil will be bound for a thousand years. The thousand years we call the Millennial Age.
purpose of the Millennial Age is to bring all mankind to perfection and harmony
with God. This is probably the most
important question discussed here. I
don’t know of a scripture that says that in so many words. That is probably the
reason that most people are not expecting it.
Let us begin with the promise of Jesus given in Isaiah 9:6 & 7. That’s the one that begins with “for unto us
a child is born unto us a son is given”.
It goes on to say that the government will be on his shoulders and it
will be without end and the judgment and justice will be forever. It also says that God will do this without
our help. Then I will mention the new
covenant that is mentioned in Jeremiah 31:31.
This is a new covenant as opposed to the old covenant which was the law
given to Moses and that the Jews were under until Christ came. This scripture does sound as though this is
all done for
To those of us that believe these things it will not be a serendipitous event because we expect it. To everyone else it will be.