1000 Years of Peace?


Note: The phrase "one thousand years" appears six times in Revelation Chapter 20. This "one thousand year" period is often referred to as the millennium from the Latin mile and annum, meaning one thousand years.
        
How many resurrections did Jesus say would take place?
"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation". John 5:28,29
        
When will the resurrection of the righteous dead take place?
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first". 1.Thessalonians 4:16
Note: It is at the Second Coming of Jesus that the resurrection of the righteous takes place.
        
What does the book of Revelation call this resurrection of the righteous?
"Blessed and holy is he that bath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death bath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years". Revelation 20:6



The Biblical Millennium
We live in the last days of history. The end of life as men now know it is nearly ended. Soon Jesus will return. We only have one period of probation - and that is during our present life. The Millennium will not be a thousand years of glory and peace here on earth! And It will not be an age of technological progress or a "second chance" for the wicked. All mankind will not be converted before it, during it, or after it! And neither Christ nor His redeemed ones will be on the earth during that thousand years.
        
Here is the truth about the Millennium and the events that mark its beginning and end:
1.
Jesus is going to return for HIS people: He promised us that He would (John 14:1-3), and so we can know that He will.
2. There are four identifying marks of His Second Advent that cannot be counterfeited by false Christs: (a) He will come so that all alive on the earth at that time can see Him return (Rev 1:7; Acts 1:11; Matt 24:30,23-27). (b) He will come so all can hear Him as He returns (Malt 24:31; 1.Thess 4:16). (c) He will come in majestic glory - His own glory, His Fathers glory, and the glory of miliions of angels that will come with Him (Lk 9:26; Matt 28:2-4; Matt 25:31; Rev 6:14-17). (d) He will come unexpectedly (Matt 24:44; 24:36).
3. His Second coming will mark the beginning of the Millennium. Six events will take place: (a) He will raise the righteous dead (1.Thess 4:16). (b) He will catch up the righteous living together with the resurrected righteous dead - to meet Him in the clouds (1.Thess 4:17). (c) He will change their vile bodies to be like unto His glorious body (Phil 3:20,21) and translate them (1.Cor 15:51-55; Isa 25:9). (d) Having gathered all the righteous (1. Thess 4:17,18; Matt 25:34-40; 24:30,31), He will take His redeemed ones to heaven (Jn 14:1-3; 17:24; 1.Thess 4:16-18). (e) He will destroy the living wicked with the brightness of His coming (Lk 17:28-30; 2.Thess 2:8). (f) He will bind Satan to this earth for 1,000 years (Rev 20:2-3).
4. During the Millennium, the earth will be desolate (Rev 20:3; Jer 4:23-26; Isa 24:1,3). The wicked are dead (2.Thess 2:8). There is no man left (Isa 24:20-22; Jer 4:25,26; 25:31-33). Satan is bound on adesolate earth (Rev 20:1-3). The righteous are in heaven (Rev 20:4,6; Dan 7:22) engaged in a work of judgment (Rev 20:4; 1.Cor 6:1-3; Acts 24:25; Jude 6).
5. At the close of the Millennium, the Holy City descends from heaven (Rev 20:9; 21:1-5; Zech 14:4,9); the wicked are raised in the "second resurrection" (Rev 20:5, first part). Satan is thus loosed to deceive them again (Rev 20:7-8). Satan and the wicked surround the Holy City to take it (Rev 20:8-9). All of the wicked are destroyed (Rev 20:9), and this earth is made new (Rev 21:1-5; 2.Pet 3:10-14).

What happens to the "living righteous" when Jesus comes?
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord". 1.Thessalonians 4:17
        
What happens to the "living wicked" when Jesus comes?
Old Testament Prophecy:
"And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground". Jeremiah 25:33
New Testament Prophecy:
"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming". 2.Thessalonians 2:8
        
How do we know the "wicked dead" (the un-saved of ages past) will not be disturbed or resurrected at the Second Coming of Jesus?
"But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished". Revelation 20:5
Note: The 1000 year period of peace begins immediately following the Second Coming of Jesus. These 1000 years are bounded by two resurrections: 1) the resurrection of the righteous which occurs at the beginning of the 1,000 years when Jesus comes again, and 2) the resurrection of the wicked which occurs at the end of the 1000 years. Examine the chart carefully that accompanies this study. It will simplify these Bible events.
        
What will the righteous (the redeemed of all ages) be doing in heaven during the 1000 years?
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years... Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years". Revelation 20:4,6
"Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?" 1.Corinthians 6:2
        
What will be the condition of the earth during the 1000 years?
Old Testament Prophecy:
"I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end". Jeremiah 4:23-27
New Testament Prophecy:
"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great... and the cities of the nations fell... And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found". Revelation 16:17-20
        
What happens to Satan during the 1000 years?
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season". Revelation 20:1-3
Note: "For a thousand years, Satan will wander to and fro in the desolate earth to behold the results of his rebellion against the Law of God. During this time his sufferings are intense. Since his fall, his life of unceasing activity has banished reflection; but he is now deprived of his power and left to contemplate the part which he has acted since first he rebelled against the government of heaven, and to look forward with trembling and terror to the dreadful future when he must suffer for all the evil that he has done and be punished for the sins that he has caused to be committed". Cosmic Conflict - Desolation of the Earth.
        
When will the second resurrection (for the wicked) take place?
"But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished". Revelation 20:5
        
When will Satan be released from his prison?
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison". Revelation 20:7
        
When Satan is released, what act will reveal that he has not changed but remains a rebel against God?
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, God and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea". Revelation 20:7, 8
        
What will happen to Satan and his resurrected, wicked followers, as they attempt to take the City of God?
"And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them... And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire". Revelation 20:9,14,15
        
When the fire from God has completed its cleansing work, what has God promised to do for the redeemed?
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness". 2.Peter 3:13
        
Who will inhabit the earth made new?
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth". Matthew 5:5

Thought Promise:
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful". Revelation 21:3-5

 
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