After writing my last post, I am aware that some will balk at what I am saying. Some will attack my motives, like my mother, when I told her that I had discovered that God is not against polygamy, responded “So Dan, does this mean you want another woman”!
The truth is that this is not about me, and I am still married to the same woman I was when I made this discovery some 15 or more years ago. This is about God’s plan for repopulating the world after the Tribulation, and their witness throughout the Millennial reign.
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Isaiah 4:1
You see, the families referred to in Isaiah 4:1 will have children in the natural ratio,which is very close to 50:50, male to female. It is actually slightly heavier on the male side, with around 1-2 extra boys for every 1000 children born. It appears that God has designed this ratio to account for the male tendency to get killed doing stunts, racing cars, jumping out of airplanes, etc. In the Millennial Reign, these extra men might just be free to serve the Lord.
What this means then, is that after the first generation in the Millennial reign, there will be no need for the practice of poygyny (polygamy) in subsequent generations! I’m not saying it won’t ever be seen, but it will be extremely rare. What woman would want to be a second wife, when there is a young man who could be all hers? There will be no more war, so there will be no need.
Many prophecy scholars have stated that they believe that life-spans during the Millennial Reign will be very long, with many people living the entire length of that age! Many people will live longer than Methuselah who only lived to 969 years old! The believers who enter the Millennial reign as young people will exit the age by being raptured themselves at the end of the age, one thousand years later!
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. Isaiah 65:20
Infants shall not be dying during the Millennial Reign, and if someone dies at one hundred, he will be considered to have died in his childhood. Someone who dies at one hundred years old will be considered accursed, who had died because of his sin! (my paraphrase)
So yes, Garden of Eden conditions will return to the earth, and people will indeed live as long as in the early earth, and probably longer, because Jesus will be here physically, in all His Glory! The down side is that when people live in a perfect environment they think quite highly of themselves. As Isaiah 65:20 says; if a person dies, people will consider that it was because he was a sinner, and by extension, they will reason that since they are still alive, that they are not! This is a huge mistake, but one made frequently even today!
These families of one man and seven women will attract attention to themselves by the unusual marriage arrangement they live in. This is by the Lord’s design. He wants them to stick-out!
These people will be eye witnesses to the events of the Tribulation, and Armageddon, and their presence and ability to give eye-witness accounts of the events they have seen, will provide evidence that Jesus means what He says! The first generation, and some of their children will see the aftermath of Armageddon. They might actually see some of the dead bodies of the Antichrist’s soldiers lying on the open ground, but very quickly the world will recover, and in the ensuing years of prosperity the horrors of the Tribulation will become a distant memory.
These are a missionary generation to their own children and later descendants, and the things they talk about should be a warning to those who rebel at the end of the age! (Revelation 20:8) The people who saw Jesus return from the sky, and who saw the horrors of the Tribulation will never abandon Him, but many of their very own descendants will; as usual many people discount the accounts of older generations! “What does Grandma know?” Well, actually, Grandma just might know a lot, especially if your Grandma is a survivor of the Great Tribulation!