And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.(Revelation 11:15, 19) KJV
This is not another earthquake, it is the ongoing earthquake that is the reshaping of the surface of the earth.
There is a very literal way to look at the statement, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord,” which is that the continents will be physically moved into contact with each other, so that they once again form one super continent. This was the case at the end of the third day of creation, and it remained that way until the formation of the tectonic plates in the time of Peleg. The popular science paradigm is in alignment on this point, and the original super continent even has a name: Pangaea. All of the land surface of the earth will be moved into position around Jerusalem at the center. The land will be flattened out, and Jerusalem will be lifted up so that the entire surface of the dry ground will be a gentle incline towards the summit, Jerusalem. This is where we have gotten to by considering all of the scripture that we have looked at so far.
My image today is an idea towards understanding the physical size of the Millennial Kingdom. So here are the highlights of our reasoning so far:
- The radius of the earth at the time of the Millennial Kingdom will be approximately 10,795 Km.
- This number is derived by calculating the volume of stellar material that will be added to the earth during the tribulation.
In circumscribing the size of the Millennial Kingdom we have to consider the following:
- Everyone has to be able to see the summit of the mountain (Jerusalem) from wherever they are.
- The surface of the earth can have no curvature.
- The surface of the earth is an inclined plane with a gradient that everyone can walk up.
I chose to draw the flat surface of the earth, from the summit to a point where a 45 degree angle intersects with the circumference, for aesthetic reasons. However, it turns out to have been a pretty good guess for the following reason:
- The area of a cone with a radius of 7,500 Km and a height of 3,300 Km is 3.7E+8 Km
- The land mass of the present day earth is 3.15E+8
The entire habitable portion of the surface of the earth, as it is today, will fit into the area I have described in the diagram as the Millennial Kingdom.
I am looking at this material, which I wrote, for the second time now. When I wrote this in November 2017 I was employed. Since then the events of my life have been nothing but miraculous. I was expecting to look at this material and cringe. I figured that I had grown so much and my ideas had solidified in the year that has passed that I may need to revise a lot of it. I have to say that looking at this again, given what I now know about the rest of the story, I believe that my reasoning is sound and it doesn’t need to be changed.