So, when they [the disciples] met together, they asked him [Jesus], “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6, NIV 1984).
My Musings – It was not the time. But it will come. It is called the Millennium. The word Millennium is derived from the Latin words mille meaning a thousand, and annus meaning year. In other words, a period of one thousand years. Although the concept of the Millennium has its foundation in certain unconditional covenants from the Old Testament, Revelation 20:4–6 specifically and unmistakably mentions that Christ will reign on earth for a thousand years. There are three primary views on the Millennium.
The first is the Premillenial view. This view asserts that Christ will return to the earth before the millennium to destroy and bind evil forces. Immediately after this He will reign for a thousand years on earth. That period will end with the loosening and rebellion by Satan. This will culminate in a final but brief war followed by a great judgment, and the beginning of the future age.
The second is the Postmillennial view – Adherents to this view believe that the thousand-year period will be a time characterized by a great spreading of the Gospel that will eventually result in peace and that culminate with the Second Coming of Christ.
The third is the Amillenial view. This view holds that the thousand-year reign is not a literal period of time. It is the period now taking place symbolically as Christ reigns during the Church Age.
My Advice – We are not to know the “times or dates.” These have been set by the Father. But it will happen someday. Act now to be a part of that Kingdom.
Enns, P. P. (1989). The Moody handbook of theology (p. 641). Chicago, IL: Moody Press.
Hood, R. V. (2012, 2013, 2014). Revelation, Book of, Critical Issues. In J. D. Barry, L. Wentz, D. Mangum, C. Sinclair-Wolcott, R. Klippenstein, D. Bomar, … D. R. Brown (Eds.), The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.