-enni-, -ennial, -ennium
(Latin: year, years)
When a Roman spoke of something as being aere perennius, or "more durable than bronze", he meant that it would last forever.
2. A figurative belief of what is called the "church age" during which Jesus literally will rule on the Earth after the church age; that is, Jesus will rule in the hearts and lives of the believers from the birth of the church until his Second Coming.
3. Etymology: from Greek a-, "no" + Latin millennium, "thousand years" = "no millennium".
During the millennium, persecution will continue, though Satan has no real power over the church because Christ already defeated him on Calvary.
The tribulation represents the church persecution throughout the millennium. At some point in the future, Jesus will return and initiate a final judgment and eternity.
It is believed that Christ is even now reigning or there is "nunc-millennialism" (nunc means "now") at the right hand of God over His church.
After this present age has ended, Christ will return and immediately usher the church into their eternal state after judging the wicked.
Eschatology is the study of the eschaton which is equated with "last things". While other views focus on the final days of humans on earth, amillennialism sees "the last things" as having been initiated at Christ's resurrection and so, being applicable from the earliest days of the Christian church.
From the amillennialist perspective, the whole of God's redemptive revelation is twofold: promise and fulfillment. It also emphasizes that a strict-literal interpretation of the Old Testament is not necessarily the most accurate way of determining what the text means.
2. A plant that lives for only one year or season: Pearl planted some annual flowers in front of her house.
2. Lasting indefinitely; perpetual, continual: Lydia is sitting there with that perennial grin on her face.
3. In botany, having a life span of more than two years; such as, a recurring plant: There are many perennial plants that produce flowers every year.
It is that annual time of year when Tara plants several new perennial flowers in her garden.
Greg chose this year’s annuals and perennials from the new seed and flower catalog which he received on an annual basis. Last year, he had to annul his old subscription for a different catalog.
Edna's country cousins come to visit on a biannual basis; however, her cousins who live across the ocean come here on biennial trips. It is always great fun to garden together; Jane and Carmen like to plant perennial flowers which will be in bloom whenever their cousins come to visit them.
2. Something that happens every two hundred (200) years.
2. Used to describe a plant that lives for two years and produces flowers and fruit in the second year.
Note: biannual means "twice a year"; which is, within the same year.
It also refers to a hundred things of the same kind collectively.