I’m thinking about writing a fictional story titled, One Minute After Midnight.
Whether or not people believe in the rapture, or the 7-years of tribulation (some do, some don’t) — if they believe in the 1000 year reign of Jesus immediately after all that – what will the planet look like? who will be here? what will there be to do?
What will the planet look like? Like it did in Genesis chapter 1 – without form and void, as a result of war, natural and unnatural and manmade disaster, sort of like the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan after WWII, only much, much worse and widespread.
Who will be here? Supernatural (Jesus plus changed Christian) human beings; natural non-Christian human beings; natural non-changed Christian human beings; and the same old unseen beings, angels and demons.
What will there be to do? The command God gave Adam in Genesis 1:28 has never been rescinded: replenish the planet, subdue it, take control – reestablish a hierarchy of government, then rebuild and restore, like Japan and everywhere else destroyed by warfare and disasters in the past have been – only with a new supernatural set of builders and tools.
Ephesians 2:10 mentions work that God planned for humans to do, even before he created them – I don’t think just being nice to people and trying not to sin is it.
I think real physical / mental / emotional / spiritual labor is included: directing, conceptualizing, designing, building, managing, supervising, inventing, adapting, and improving.
I think muscle and brain and supernatural ability will be involved in the future reconstruction of this planet, just as it has been in parts of it in the past, this time on a global scale.
Perhaps extension of space programs. Exploration of other galaxies and dimensions – what are they for, if not to explore and investigate and settle – either during that thousand years, or afterward.
And at the end of the 1000 years, we’ll have to fight and win another war, after which the dimension of heaven and the planet earth will be recombined and a massive headquarters for them will be located here.
Imagine New York City with all its technology, arts, science, commerce, without the need for police, jails, soldiers, hospitals, or insurance companies…
That’s the idea for the story. I’m still thinking about it.