What’s 1,000 Generations?
Christian believers often appraise our thoughts as to when might we expect the
second coming of Jesus Christ.
There is much contemporary anticipation that it is to be just about any
As a Christian, it would be thrilling to be present when He
comes, riding on the clouds! However, my commitment to covenant with God the
Heavenly Father, is not altered by when I think the second coming occurs, or by
when it actually occurs. My chief
future desire is the knowledge that I know that I will be with God the Father,
Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit in eternity! Praise be to God.
With my understanding about the truth in all of the Bible,
on the subject of the second coming, I’ve noticed some scriptures that mention
the term of “1,000 generations.”
Here are four Scripture verses of which I can note using “1000
What exactly is a generation, in terms of years? A generation is defined from the date of
birth until the age at which the average person initially gives issue to the
next generation (has his or her first child). In early world history, generally was
about 20 years. As times advanced with increased health and living patterns, a
contemporary generation became more like 30 years.
So, the Biblical citations of “1,000 generations” possibly could
mean 20,000 to 30,000 years. The
next question may be whether these Biblical uses of that term have any
relevance to when we could expect in the second coming? My understanding is that Moses wrote the
first five books of the Bible in the 1400 +BC era, the general time frame from
which most of those four scripture citations come about “1,000 generations.” So, do we wonder if the second coming
may be more like 18000 AD to 28000 AD?
Whenever HE comes, it will be the most supreme blessing for
all believers. I plan to greet him
then, OR to be among those already in Heaven who come with Jesus and the angels
to greet the earth resident believers at the time of the second coming! Meanwhile, my inclination is not to
spend too much energy advocating that others embrace with vigor the assumption
that He’s coming in the next few months, or even within our lifetimes.
My hope is that fellow believers will find some credence in
these comments, and that such friends would not need to render my thoughts as
without merit or even heretical.
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