This is a continuation of a study series. For part 1 of this series Click Here
“Fire From Heaven Destroys All Flesh”
Exposing the Millennium Reign Doctrine – Part 2
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
We are learning to look within and not without to see what the Lord is doing and where He is focused. Thankfully, the Lord is opening our spiritual eyes to see the carnal lusts we so easily ran after in being deceived into believing false doctrines on the end times and particularly the so-called Millennium [1,000 year] Reign. We learn spiritual truths by our first erring in truth, being seduced by false Christ’s who bring false doctrine to tell our flesh what it likes to hear.
Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Our flesh desires to profit and be blessed for our walk with Christ. Yet we are learning more each day, that is not the Lord’s plan. His kingdom is not of this world [Joh 18:36] and we need to repent of these lies and desires that had us looking down upon others less blessed than ourselves. This experience of evil is shown us in the Scriptures through the experiences of the chosen disciples who moved onward to maturity in time. Christ speaks about death but our self-absorbed focus is what is in it for our flesh. What do we gain the carnal mind will be asking.
Luk 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
Luk 9:45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
Luk 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Luk 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Luk 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Those in Christ will be ministering meekly to babes, they won’t ever be lording over men. Not now or in the age to come as the Lord changes not [Heb 13:8].
The entire book of Revelation is speaking of things the Lord is working within us when our appointed day and hour for judgment is at hand. It is not “out there” in the future, it is happening in the kingdom of God which is the hearts and minds of those the Lord has appeared the second time for salvation [which day is today for the Elect in this age]. His appearing and all these acts being lived out or kept is the greatest blessing that will fall to every man when their time is come.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep [live them] those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Rev 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings [lives them out] of the prophecy of this book
The further we walk with Christ and He pulls us further upward in Spirit, the greater the gulf between us and the carnal world. The greater truth we have been given to see will be mocked and ridiculed as foolishness by those on the other side of this great gulf. Our understanding of the Lord’s absolute control over who is spiritually blind, deaf or dumb, has been sharpened by our recent trials with former brethren.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
The exposing of the outward Millennium Reign doctrine removes a giant plank from our spiritual eyes. Our discipleship for Christ comes not with special rewards and privileges other than being the first group of men to be blessed to know the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. Our flesh loves the idea that the outward world would bow before us and we would be exalted over the entire human race. This verse has never been brighter as it plainly tells us that our flesh profits nothing:
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Our walk with the Lord is an unprofitable walk for our flesh. That life is being lost in order to gain a new one in Christ. We work and toil because we love God as the Holy Spirit grows in our hearts [Rom 5:5] doing our reasonable service knowing we are unprofitable servants [Luk 17:10, Rom 12:1].
We are fleeing this carnal idolatry that has us puffed up, thinking more highly of ourselves over the rest of mankind. Our blessing is not to rule the outward, but it is to rule inwardly in His kingdom and be the first group of men [the second harvest] to sit with Him in heaven having dominion over our earth [our spiritual bodies]. Drinking the wine of the New Testament is both the blessing and the event that is destroying our flesh as we partake of His death inwardly as we become living sacrifices for one another.
1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
We all first follow Christ for the carnal benefits, being fed of the fishes and loaves, being filled with knowledge but not truly having faith which is the work of God within us. We first pursue Christ for the carnal gains to the old man.
Joh 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Joh 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Our blessings from the Lord are not outward, they are inward and come forth from the Kingdom of God.
The true Christ, the living Word, is unattractive to flesh. Learning there is no carnal benefits and the elect in this age will not be lording over men in an outward physical world will cause many to depart and walk no more with the Lord. Many are offended in hearing the truth that their flesh is not being blessed and there will be no carnal profit to our walking with Christ and following Him to death. These truths winnow down the flock and separate the true disciples of Christ from the false as it truly is a few that shall endure to the end. It is a hard saying, offending all carnal to know there is no profit in this walk for flesh.
Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
Joh 6:61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
Joh 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Joh 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Joh 6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
The Millennium Reign doctrine is just another variant of a “prosperity gospel” of Babylonian orthodoxy that teaches the Lord is blessing His people in the flesh. As we have grown to see, it is only through death that new life comes forth. Any outward flesh blessing or carnal gaining gospel is no gospel at all.
Gal 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Gal 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
The Scriptures do not tell us the details of how the Lord will bring an end to the outward world and bring about a cessation of physical life. Reverting to the letter, forgetting that all “My Words are Spirit” has led many to make up their own private interpretation of these signified words and verses [Rev 1:1, Rev 1:3] regarding the end of the carnal age which is the destruction of the old earth [spiritual land] within us.
Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 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.
Rev 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth [G1093], and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Rev 20:10 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.
Not only are all these words and events “signified”, but they have also always been shortly to come to pass in every generation since John wrote them.
Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
We have many things to relearn rightly dividing the Word, as the leaven of an outward Millennium Reign is removed from our spiritual eyes.
The death the Lord focused on doing away with is being carnal minded. That is the last enemy to be destroyed, not physical flesh. The Lord is not bound by physical flesh and considers those not alive in physical flesh to be “sleeping” rather than dead. The focus of Revelation 20 is not on the outward and the physical. The focus of His spiritual words is inward and speaks to the destruction of Satan and his messengers, our carnal thoughts with fire. This is the death and the one having power over death that the Lord is intent on destroying in these verses.
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh [acting carnally] cannot please God.
The works of the devil is this carnal mindedness that works in all flesh. Those works and that death is destroyed when Christ comes a second time to redeem us from sin.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works [carnal mindedness – death] of the devil.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Our Lord’s appearing in our hearts and minds … IN HEAVEN …, brings the spiritual fire that destroys and consumes our carnal mind. That is what the signified words for fire consistently represents in the Bible and it changes not when we get to Revelation 20. Fire is the Spirit of God, it is His Word which is, was and will be burning up all things that defile us in the day we are given to hear those words.
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Eze 22:31 Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD.
When the Scriptures speak about the outward physical earth, the Greek word Kosmos or G2889 is used that is almost often translated as the “world”.
G2889, κόσμος, kosmos
Total KJV Occurrences: 188
It is the outward world [G2889 – kosmos] that Satan promises us we will be given to rule over if only we will bow and serve him,
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world [G2889 Kosmos], and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things [THE WORLD] will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
It is the carnal mind, the mindset of death, of the devil, that has us twisting the Scriptures to seek gain and exaltation over other men. This is not the way of the Lord whatsoever! The Lord seeks to serve, not to rule over men outwardly. His words and deeds are the examples we follow. Christ withdrew from carnal followers when they were about to force Him to be their king.
Joh 6:15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Seeking to gain the whole world [kosmos] is the work of the carnal mind and is a sure-fire way of remaining lost in this age. It is a huge deception we have mercifully been delivered from.
Luk 9:25 For what is a man advantaged [profited], if he gain [rule over] the whole world [G2889 – outward “kosmos”], and lose himself, or be cast away?
Desiring the world and to rule over it, is loving the world which is following Satan and his temptations.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world [G2889], the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world [G2889].
The word G1093 or “GE” on the other hand represents “the earth” and is also spoken of as “the land”; representing the spiritual land promised to spiritual Israel.
G1093, γῆ, gē
Total KJV Occurrences: 243
Having dominion over “our earth or land” is salvation and that is what comes about via the three-day process of the Lord working righteousness through judgment in our personal earth in the appointed times for all.
Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [G1093]
The Lord comes to save men by destroying their first earth, not the outer world of kosmos, but their carnal existence [end of their carnal age] with fire.
Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth[G1093]; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
We do not pray for the world [Joh 17:9] which is speaking of the world or Kosmos. Yet we are to pray for the earth and for overcoming to come upon our earth.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth [G1093], as it is in heaven.
It is not in the plan of God to profit the flesh/carnal mind by giving physical rulership over the whole world [G2889 –the Kosmos]. This physical rulership is an insidious lie of the evil one [Luk 4:5-7] designed to entice the many called who bow and serve Satan unknowingly. The profit to our new man is the death and destruction of our beast and false prophet in the lake of fire within us.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Spiritual Fire Falling from Heaven Consumes the Carnal Mind
Fire being poured out on the earth in Rev 20:9 is spiritual speak for judgment being poured out upon our carnal existence [mind and body] that is the earth. Our salvation comes by way of the destruction of the first Temple [the land, the earth] and that BY FIRE from heaven.
1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy [with spiritual fire] for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Spiritual fire from heaven remakes a new earth wherein dwells righteousness, which is our obedience to Christ. The new earth is the result of our reigning with Christ in Spirit for one day, which is the same as 1,000 signified years which ushers in our day of the Lord bringing the spiritual fire and heat that destroys death [the carnal mind] in us and remakes a new heaven [mind] and a new earth [walk/deeds]. Peter spoke in similar spiritual language as John.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth [G1093], wherein dwelleth righteousness.
The Lord is not a liar nor a hypocrite. He strongly rebuked the disciples when they wanted to call literal fire to consume unbelievers.
Luk 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Luk 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luk 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them …
Literal fire “killing” [same Hebrew word as smite] all of mankind, would make the Lord’s covenant with Noah [mankind] a false promise. The Lord spoke to Noah and said He would never again smite all living on the physical earth.
Gen 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Many have first erred in not looking to the Lord, but instead seeking profit and power over men as a reward for following Christ. It is from such an exalted place men concoct all kinds of abominations including burning God’s creation with literal fire.
Jer 32:33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
Jer 32:34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. [=Abomination of desolation standing in holy place]
Jer 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Any doctrine that makes God a liar and contradicts His example is coming from the evil one who roams our earth seeking whom he may devour [1Pe 5:8]. The Lord burning His creation with literal fire has never come into His heart.
Jer 7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
Jer 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
We now know that any teaching that takes Revelation 20 literally, is a false doctrine as it turns our Lord into a monster doing the very abominable acts He forbids. Literal fireballs killing all mankind on the kosmos is another strong witness that the entire teaching of an outward Millennium Reign is built on a house of lies. This false doctrine is a repackaging of the Babylonian false doctrine of eternal hellfire that the more blessed Elect get to avoid. It is high time to awake out of our sleep and receive His instruction in our minds and hearts (the high place) and stop looking out there.
Walking by faith includes accepting we don’t know all the details about the end of the world and how humanity will cease to exist. Our focus needs to be put back on things of the Spirit within the Kingdom of God. The new man will be reigning over our earth [the promised land] as as a result we will be gaining dominion over sin as our carnal mind is being destroyed with spiritual fire.
Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth [G1093 GE, not the kosmos]
Our time to reign over the inner earth is now as we die with Him to death which is the Second Death. To do so, we suffer the destruction of our old way of life and thinking.
2Ti 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
Lord willing, spiritual fire is falling from our heaven right now. This fire is destroying the old man, the first man Adam, the flesh in all of us. This makes way for the second Adam, the Lord from heaven to emerge.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth [G1093 – GE], earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
This fire from heaven is putting to death our carnal mind and devouring the spirit of Satan within that is roaming our inner earth. The result of this fire falling is a remaking of a new heaven and a new earth and consuming up of the spiritual sea that is our flesh. Getting past the chapter break we see the blessed result.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea [the carnal mind, flesh, the deep where Leviathan dwells]
The Lord and all the apostles warn His people of many deceivers who will come to them as angels of light and put our focus “out there” in the world. Lord willing, our eyes are being turned back inside of ourselves, into the Kingdom of God where we are being diligent in watching and working the work of God. It is there we shall seek the treasures in heaven and learn to follow the Lord.
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
We are not told how the outward earth comes to an end. That was never the intent or subject of Revelation 20.
Next week we will look at the verses [Rev 20:9-10] specifically regarding the destruction of Satan in Part 3 as we further brighten our spiritual vision and ensure we completely remove the lie of an outward Millennium Reign.