Life after the Tribulation
One hundred and done
By Craig C. White
I shared this passage about life after the Tribulation period with a class of about 40 well-read Bible students. Nobody had heard of it. Naturally they thought I was nuts. Don’t worry, I am used to it.
In life after the 7 year Tribulation period Jesus Christ will rule on earth in Jerusalem. Individuals will have one hundred years to trust in Jesus for remission of sin. If they don’t submit to God by age one hundred they are doomed to perdition (hell).
Isaiah 65:20 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.
This passage is contrasting the difference in day to day life between Tribulation period, and post Tribulation Israel. OK folks, here is something that is quite different. Literally; There shall no longer be accomplished there at that time a baby of a few days old (or a baby will not die as an infant), nor an old man who has not fulfilled his own days (an old man will not die before his entire natural life span is complete). During the Tribulation period many babies and old men will be killed in Israel. It will be different in the days following the Tribulation. Literally; the young (pre-adolescent) child shall die when he is one hundred years old. Wow, this seems to be saying that it will take over one hundred years for a child to reach adolescence. Perhaps this was the way of life after Eden? If we take a more figurative view (although I don’t see any reason to do so) perhaps this passage is saying that a one hundred year life span will be considered very short. Let me state the obvious. Children will be born during Christ’s reign on earth. Literally; but the person who misses the mark when they reach one hundred years of age shall be brought into contempt. If a person doesn’t honor God by the time they reach one hundred years old they will be judged by being sent to the lake of fire.
I think that Isaiah is describing the youthful eternal life that believers in Jesus Christ will enjoy after his second coming. Isaiah also describes the terrible fate of those who rebel against God over their long lifetime. Isaiah 65:20 specifically describes the populous in Jerusalem.
By the way, I am still waiting and praying for some dear people that I know who are approaching the age of one hundred to turn to God.