Chapter 8: Millennial Life and Health
Robust physical health is one of the most valuable possessions a mortal can have, and during the Millennium all mortals will have it. one short verse says it all: “The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick” (Isa. 33:24). Other translations are similar: “No man who dwells there shall say, ‘I am sick’” (NEB); or “no resident will say, ‘I am sick’” (NAS). Even the healthiest person today would appreciate this blessing; how much more those who live with constant pain or discomfort.
In Isaiah 35 there is even more good news about Millennial health: All who are sick or crippled or deformed shall be healed. What a time of rejoicing it will be, when the “eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.” Then “the lame man will leap up like a deer, and those who could not speak will shout and sing!” (vs. 5-6, KJV and TLB).
So many common aids to health will become obsolete—simple devices like hearing aids, glasses, dentures, crutches, wheelchairs, surgical tools will all be unneeded.
Jesus and His apostles performed miracles. They healed many sick; they even raised a few people from the dead. But Isaiah’s prophecy reaches down to the time when the Messiah will come to reign in power, when “your God [Emmanuel, God with us—Matthew 1:23] will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you” (35:4). It is the time when “all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” (Isa. 52:10). Only then will these wonders be seen worldwide.