This study is part of a sequence of studies on end time events. With our last study, we concluded a seven part series on the Messianic Kingdom commonly known as the Millennium, that glorious period of a thousand years during which Jesus will reign bodily on a renovated earth. Neither Satan nor his demons will be permitted to roam the earth during this period. Quite to the contrary, the Spirit of God will manifest His Presence on Earth as never before except, perhaps, in Eden; and The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14).
If you'd like to review, the last of the Kingdom studies, The Significance of the Kingdom, begins with a recapitulation of all previous Kingdom studies and continues on to the final study. If you'd like to read all the studies in full, links to each may be found on our Home Page under the heading, The Future, the Afterworld and Eternity.
The two glorious periods that believers look forward to with divine hope are the Messianic or Millennial Kingdom and Eternity or the Eternal Ages. We will address the latter in due time; but there is a hiatus between the Kingdom and Eternity during which several transitional events will take place that will be characterized by divine housecleaning and the resolution of certain matters in preparation for the Eternal Ages, a hiatus which may be called The Millennium-Eternity Interval. We will begin addressing these transitional events in this study; but before we do, let us lay a foundation by reading relevant aspects of the We Believe statement* of The Association of Messianic Congregations on which this sequence of studies is based.
Satan and Demons
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the Adversary of God. Satan is the originator of moral evil and the god of this world. He and his agents are active in blinding mankind to spiritual truth, inciting anti-Semitism and attempting to defeat believers. Believers can and should resist him by applying Scriptural truth. (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4; 10:3-5; Ephesians 2:1,2, 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 3:6; 2 Peter 2:4)
We believe a great company of angels are before the throne of God, praising, worshiping, adoring, and glorifying Him. They are sent forth to bring about God's intended plans and purposes, and to minister to all believers. (Isaiah 6:1-7; Daniel 10:10-21; Luke 15:10; Hebrews 1:13,14; Revelation 7:11-12)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men. Believers shall be resurrected to enjoy eternal life with God. Non-believers shall be resurrected to experience judgment and then eternal suffering/separation apart from God. (Jeremiah 30:7 Daniel 9:24-27; Ezekiel 20:33-40; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:11; Romans 8:19-23; 11:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:1-11; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10) *Full AMC Statement