Why the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ?
The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ is a critical juncture in God’s eschatological plan relevant to dealing with the war, the rebellion, of His anointed cherub angel and the host of rebellious angels that followed Satan in that rebellion. Our entire creation in Time is the resultant of God’s eschatological plan through the Gospel “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) through self-less love as opposed to arbitrary power and authority; had God simply destroyed Satan for his rebellion, God ran the risk of alienating the remaining two-thirds of the faithful angels remaining in the Kingdom of God; therefore, God extricated the destructive rebellion initiated by Satan, commissioned the Son (John 3:35; John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1) to create the Heavens and the Earth with rapidity (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:3) at which time Satan and the rebellious angels were placed upon the Earth (Luke 10:18) to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom and partially constrained by Time and physics within this temporary Universe and Earth that will eventually be consumed and purified by fire, the abode for the New Jerusalem (2 Peter 3:7-10; Revelation 21).
The previous 6000-years have been provided as experiential relevance concerning the faithful angelic creation who are witnessing the horrors of rebellion and sin and defilement by those who follow Satan and his desire to usurp God’s authority. As a point of differentiation and comparison/contrast, the Millennial Kingdom will provide undeniable evidence that Satan is indeed the culprit of all suffering and decay/atrophy as during the Millennial Kingdom Satan will be imprisoned for 1000-years and virtual peace will prevail upon the Earth and the life-span of human kind will be extended providing irrefutable evidence of Satan’s defilement and to accentuate the evilness of Satan, God will release this Evil cherub angel upon the Earth once again at the close of the 1000-year Millennial Kingdom and Satan will, once again, deceive the Nations and conspire with them to rebel against God at which time God will destroy all who come against Jerusalem, Israel culminating with the Great White Throne Judgment of the condemned (Revelation 20:11-15); that is, those who have rejected God’s redemption through faith in Jesus as Lord.
Finally, Satan and the fallen angels will be relinquished to Hell, the Lake of Fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20) and suffer eternally without recourse…and…the faithful angelic creation will fully concur with God that their former “boss,” Satan, and their former brethren, the fallen angels, do deserve eternal punishment; in this, God will have successfully maintained volitional love with the angelic creation He loves beyond human comprehension and God will have accomplished this via self-less love demonstrated by Jesus Christ at Golgotha.
It is the previous 6000-years of horror upon the Earth, the 1000-years of peace during the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ, that will act as a bulwark against future rebellion in the Kingdom of God where free will remains extant out of necessity. Jesus will rule and reign as the Lion from the Tribe of Judah during the Millennial Kingdom, a Kingdom denied Him at His first-advent.