Friday, January 18, 2013

The Millennium

When the Thousand Years finally comes,
The lion will lie with the lamb.
And into the viper’s nest
Will a young child put their hand.

The snake will not harm or destroy
On all God’s holy Mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge
Of our Lord, bursting forth like a fountain.

Behold, God will make new heavens,
The former things won’t be recalled.
Nor will they ever come to mind.
When this happens, you might be appalled.

Jerusalem will be a delight.
Its inhabitants, such a great joy!
And he who will die at a hundred
Will be thought as merely a boy.

Before people call, God will answer.
While they are still speaking, He’ll hear.
Animals will not harm or destroy
On God’s Mountain, nobody will fear.

Bound up for a thousand years,
In chains will satan be.
No more will the nations be tricked,
Until the devil is set free.

Upon royal thrones will be seated
Those who will be given the power
And authority by God to judge.
Meanwhile, satan will cower.

The ones who bowed down to God only,
Not receiving the mark of the Beast,
Along with the Christians beheaded,
Will be reigning with Christ in peace.

Those who are blessed and holy,
Over them, no power can death gain,
But they will be priests of our Lord.
For a Millennium with Him will they reign.

-- C.V., girl, age 14

"Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time. Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." (Rev 20:1-4)

"And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox. The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea." (Isa 11:6-9)

More of our children's poems:
The Rider
Overflowing Blessings
America, Turn Back to God
Creator We Love
Use Your Talents
The Sheep and the Goats
You Are Faithful
All Creation Proclaims

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  The painting "When the Lion Lays Down with the Lamb" © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.  Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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