DID YOU KNOW that there is a possibility that Christians would feel out of place in the 1,000-year reign coming to the earth after the Great Tribulation has ended?
First, let’s give some thought to some of the future inhabitants of that kingdom.
Would you feel at home with King David, whom YHVH said was a man after His own heart? For King David said, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the path of sinners (those who transgress the Torah), nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the Torah of YHVH, and in His Torah he meditates day and night.” [Psalm 1:1-2] Do you think that Christians could convince him that the Torah has been abolished?
What about Noah? “Noah found grace (favor and acceptance) in the eyes of YHVH.” Noah knew YHVH and knew how to please Him. He was obedient, so he separated the clean and the unclean animals, just as he had been instructed by Elohim (the Creator). Since YHVH had instructed him about the clean and unclean, don’t you think that Christians might have difficulty convincing him that YHVH had changed His mind and that the unclean scavengers had now become clean and acceptable? Can you see Noah offering a vulture or a pig on an altar to YHVH?
Peter himself said that he had never eaten anything unclean. This was after the Messiah had returned to the Father, so if the commands of YHVH had been abolished, why didn’t Peter know about it? (For those who still believe that Acts 10 gives permission to eat unclean animals, please be sure to read and reread this chapter, with particular emphasis on verses 28 and 35.)
Then there is Moses -- Moses, who sat on the mountaintop in the presence of YHVH, receiving His instructions for having life. What are the chances of Christians convincing him that those commands, which were given to be in effect forever, are no longer binding? Can they honestly believe -- and could they possibly convince Moses -- that forever has ended?
And what will be taking place in that kingdom?
Ezekiel devotes several chapters describing the Temple and the sacrifices that will be offered. He continues to speak of all the festivals (the appointed times), the New Moons, the Sabbaths, and specifically the Passover.
Quoting Zechariah: “And if the clan of Egypt does not come up and enter in, then there is no rain. On them is the plague with which YHVH plagues the gentiles who do not come up to observe the Festival of Sukkot. This is the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the gentiles that do not come up to observe the Festival of Sukkot.” [Zechariah 14:16-19]
From Isaiah: “ ‘And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,’ declares YHVH.”[Isaiah 66:23]
As you can see, the appointed times of YHVH (festivals) will be celebrated; sacrifices will be offered; His Sabbaths will no longer be profaned; and there will be punishment for those who disobey.
Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, New Year’s Day, or any other man-made tradition will not be celebrated.
If the Christians do not desire to be obedient to YHVH and keep the commandments in His Torah now, why would they want to be in a kingdom where it will be mandatory?