Then Comes the End

1Corinthians 15:24-26 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 

‘Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.’ At the end of the Millennium. This is proved by the fact Christ must reign 1,000 years to put down all rebellion and then deliver the kingdom to God that He may be “all in all” as before rebellion started (15:24-28; Rev. 20:1-10; 21:1 – 22:5).

‘End’ [Greek: telos] is not the same end as in 1Corinthians 1:8. Christ’s coming brings that end, but this end will not be until 1,000 years later when all rebellion has been put down and the earth made new (Rev. 20:1-10; 21:1-22:5). Five things will happen before the End: The millennial kingdom must be delivered to God (15:24; Rev. 21:1-22:5). All rebellious rule, authority, and power must be put down (15:24; Eph. 1:23; Heb. 2:6-9; Rev. 20:7-10). Death must be destroyed (15:26; Rev. 20:7-15; 21:3-5). Christ’s work of ridding the earth of rebellion must be accomplished and accepted by the Father (15:27-28; Rev. 20:1-15; Eph. 1:10). This is the purpose of the 1,000 years reign of Christ on earth. When it is completed the kingdom of heaven will be received by the Father as part of the universal kingdom of God, as before rebellion started. Rebellion by Lucifer and Adam made it necessary to send Christ to re-establish the kingdom of God over all again. The Father and the Son will come to earth with an army large enough to take the kingdoms of this world in one day (Zech. 14:1-21; Rev. 19:11-21). The Son is authorized to reign the first 1,000 years of the eternal reign to rid the earth of all rebellion. Afterward, the Father will move His capital city, the New Jerusalem, from the heaven to the earth to be among people forever, then accepting the work of the Son and receiving the earth again as part of the universal kingdom of God (Rev. 21:1-22:5). God becomes “all in all” again, as before a rebellion came by Lucifer in the pre-Adamite world, and by Adam in the Adamite world (15:28; Rev. 21:1-22:5).