1) What is the Last Day?
The Last Day (John 6:54) indicates that for example that the First Resurrection of the righteous to life is within this current age itself. The Last Day (John 6:40) indicates that for example the Second Resurrection of the righteous to life (John 5:28 – 29) is within this current age itself.
Last Day = Last Day of the Current Age.
The second group of righteous being raised to life are raised simultaneously with the wicked (Daniel 12:2, John 5:28 – 29) and hence cannot be the First Resurrection (Revelation 20:4 – 6).
Between these two Resurrection is the Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:5 – 6).
Please note that the Second Resurrection immediately leads to Judgment for the Wicked (John 5:28 – 29) which is only on Judgment Day before the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11 – 15).
Thus the Millennial Reign is NOT the next age but rather occurs within the Last Day (a Day is like a thousand years) of this same current age.
2) What is the Timeline for this Current Age?
Timeline for this Current Age (AGE1) is as follows:
Christ’s Return is one the events leading to the end of this age (Matthew 24:29 – 31).
The Judgment of the Nations (people of the Nations gathered before Him) is after the Millennial Reign (Matthew 25:14 – 30).
You are treating all these Verses without distinction as referring to ONE LAST DAY or MILLENNIAL AGE which is INACCURATE.
Also, please note that the Millennial Reign happens within the LAST DAY and Scripture does NOT call it an “age” at all which is further solidified by the fact that ‘a thousand years is like a DAY (not an “age”)’ supporting this Claim Biblically:
The Last Day = ‘a start hour NOW IS’ + “1000 years Millennial Reign” + ‘an end HOUR which is COMING’
To be specific:
(i) Christ’s Return on His White Horse and events leading up to it or during it (Matthew 24, Revelation 19:11 -21).
(ii) Christ’s Marriage with the Bride after the Elect are gathered during His Return (Matthew 24:31, Revelation 19:7 – 9, Matthew 25:1 – 13).
This causes the First Resurrection which is only for His Bride who are given thrones and Judgment, they reign with Him over the remaining mortals of the earth for a thousand years first (Revelation 20:4 – 6).
(iii) The Millennial Reign happens as the remaining Servants (mortals, e. g. Jews, the Brethren) are given stewardship during this “long time” of a thousand years (Matthew 25:14 – 19).
The Master Returns at the End of this Millennial Reign to judge His “Brethren” (mortal Israelites first, Matthew 25:19).
(iv) Great White Throne of Judgment
The Remaining mankind are Resurrection for Judgment vs Life (John 5:28 – 29) at the last hour of the Last Day.
The Israelite Brethren’s Judgment is described separately first (Matthew 25:20 – 30).
Next, the Judgment of all remaining mankind as “all the Nations” are gathered before Him (individual people of these nations as He separates the sheep and the goats, righteous individuals vs wicked individuals first, Matthew 25:32 – 33).
All Mankind having been Drawn (John 12:32) after Satan has been cast out into the Lake of Fire just at the end of that 1000 years (John 12:31, Revelation 20:7 – 10) signifies Judgment first (Revelation 20:11).
The Servants or brethren being Judged is described in Matthew 25:20 – 30.
The rest of all nations being Judged is described in Matthew 25:34 – 46.
In Revelation, this Judgment is described toward all men (Jew or Gentile together) in all generality in Revelation 20:11 – 15.
(v) The Beginning of the Last Day is NOT the End of the Age.
The Bible Details out the Details above in the specified order.
Here’s the Timeline:
- a) First Day of this Age
Christ Resurrected and the New Testament came in Force.
First Day of this Age = His Resurrection Day and the initial Time Period of the Earliest Church.
- b) Days of the Son of Man (Second Day of this Current Age onwards till just before the Day of the Son of Man, which is His Returning Day)
Perilous Times referring to Various Days of Difficulty before the Coming of the Son of Man on His White Horse.
Some of these Days were past for example apostle John speaks of the “last hour” of a particular Day during his time which pertains to the preterist view (1st century theory).
But at the same time whilst mentioning the “last hour” (for that Day) in regards to the antichrist, apostle John also mentions ‘other Antichrists’ who are coming (for each of these perilous Days). A specific last antichrist or the beast (or lawless one) will come as it is described in the Book of Revelation first just before His Return.
- c) Day of the Son of Man (second last Day of this age)
Christ’s Return is NOT on the Last Day. Christ’s Return is on the Day of the Son of Man (2nd Last Day).
Christ Destroys the Beast and His armies on this Day.
Christ Marries His Bride of this Day.
- d) Last Day of this age
At the Start of this Day, Satan is caught and bound for a thousand years into the bottomless pit.
The Beginning of the Last Day = During An HOUR NOW IS, it is Prophetically mentioned to refer to the First Resurrection during the Start of this Last Day.
The Middle of this Last Day = Millennial Reign for a thousand years.
After the thousand years are finished, one last deception of Satan is allowed as he is released and then Judged being thrown into the Lake of Fire.
The End of this Last Day = During an HOUR which is COMING, it refers to where all remaining mankind are resurrected for life vs Judgment simultaneously before His Great White Glorious Throne next.
- e) First Day of the Next Age
The Great White Throne of Judgment is at the First Day of the Next Age.