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Presently, God is dealing with mankind through the Christian Church; during the time known as the new heavens and new earth, however, He will deal with mankind through the Jewish people.  This will follow the time of great tribulation; the time when God shakes the earth because of wickedness; the time which will culminate in the battle of Armageddon (when Christ Jesus, the holy angels, and all who make up the Christian Church return, from heaven, to protect the Jewish people at the battle of Armageddon.)

Following the battle of Armageddon, Christ Jesus will send the holy angels to gather the redeemed of earth and the nations will be judged. The redeemed will enter into the time of new heavens and new earth, and all others will depart into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his fallen angels.

During the time of new heavens and new earth, Christ Jesus will reign as sovereign over all the earth (King of king, Lord of lords); His throne will be in Jerusalem; the Christian Church and other redeemed of mankind will, also, reign with Him (as subordinate of course.)  Universal peace and righteousness will characterize His kingdom and the knowledge of the Lord will fill the whole earth.

Also, during this time, Satan and his fallen angels will be restrained in the abyss for 1000 years (they will not be permitted to operate within the earth.)  They won't be able to attack mankind because of their hate for God.

The earth will flourish, human life will be prolonged, great joy and happiness will fill the earth (sighing and sorrow will be done away with) and nature will be changed (ferocious animals will no longer be ferocious); universal peace will, also, prevail.  This will last for 1000 years (the period we know as the Millennium.)  At the end of the 1000 years, Satan and his fallen angels will be released. They will gather an army to attack the Lord but the army will be destroyed by God from heaven.  This will end the time we know as the Millennial reign of Christ (the Millennium.)  Following this time, another new heaven and new earth is spoken of in the Bible.  It will be the final state of the redeemed of earth. If you would like to know more, please CLICK HERE.



Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.