Millennial Kingdom: 1,000 Years

Oddly enough, there is much debate about the Millennial Kingdom. Some think we are in the kingdom now. The critic says, “It is a spiritual kingdom…”

If we are in Christ’s Kingdom as of January 2016, we are getting ripped off. Where is the peace? Where is the prosperity? Where is the security?

Even more bizarre, some argue the length of the Kingdom. Revelation 20 is very clear. There will be a 1,000 year period of time prior to eternity set apart for humanity where Jesus Christ will rule. There will be many witnesses to this 1,000 year period.

The time is effectively marked by Satan’s imprisonment and release from jail.

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Satan and an angel from Heaven understand 1,000 years will be involved. Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years

Satan will not be incarcerated forever. He will have a 1,000 year sentence. Satan will not be reformed or rehabilitated when he gets out of jail, once a liar always a liar. Revelation 20:3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations any more until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Believers in Christ who will be beheaded during the Tribulation testify to the length of the Kingdom. Tribulation believers will be resurrected before the Millennium starts. They get to rule with Jesus during this Millennium. Revelation 20:4b …and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Those who do not believe in Christ understand the Kingdom is to last 1,000 years. They are in holding in Hades (Greek) or Sheol (Hebrew). Their resurrection does not come until after the Kingdom. These are the folks who are destined for the Lake of Fire. They are physically and spiritually dead. Revelation 20:5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed…

Those who believe Jesus died for their sins are eternal. They will never die. Believers get to rule with Christ. Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan will be locked up and unable to tempt humanity. Despite 1,000 years of wonderful conditions on planet Earth under the leadership of Christ, humanity is more than willing to follow Satan. Time is short for Satan. The Lake of Fire is calling. He will be let out of the hole and countless people will join forces with him. They decide to declare war on Jesus and His saints in Jerusalem. Even under prosperity and peace, humanity will turn on God the man. Revelation 20:7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison…

Per Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “thousand” is chilioi. It means… a thousand. Jesus Christ and His saints will rule for 1,000 years while Satan is confined.

Don’t fall for the trap. If my circumstances were better…

Humanity, left to its own devices, under the best of conditions, apart from God, is a failure.

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