Life in the Millennium will be peaceful

Life In The Millennium will be one of:Peace - There will be no war. See Isaiah 11:6-9. Isaiah 2:4.Happiness - See Isaiah 11:6-9 and Isaiah 12:3. Also Rev. 20:3.Long Life and Health - Read Isaiah 65:20 and Isaiah 33:24.Prosperity - This will be a time of unequaled prosperity. See … More

Millennium

This passage consists of the binding of Satan and Christ’s 1000 year earthly kingdom. This is followed by Satan’s final rebellion, and the Great White Throne judgment. This fits chronologically between the close of the Tribulation (chapter 19) and the creation of the new heaven and the new earth described in (chapters 21 & 22). This is referred to as the Millennial (1000 years) Kingdom of Christ (vv. 1-6). During the time of the Millennium, Satan will be bound and not able to promote his wickedness. Reference is made to an angel who has a key to the bottomless pit, who binds Satan and puts him there (v. 1). This angel if probably none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, for He is the only one who is a match for Satan. The duration of Satan’s confinement will be a thousand years (v. 2). However  at the end of that time he will be loosed “a little season” (v. 3).

John apparently saw at least two groups coming with Christ to share in this reign (v. 4). The first group being those who were raised at the rapture (I Cor. 6:2) and the martyrs who had refused to worship the beast and receive his mark during the time of the tribulation. The unsaved dead will not be raised until after the one thousand years (v. 1). Satan is “Bound for a thousand years.” According to 1 Cor.  6:2 and 2 Tim. 2:12; tribulation saints along with OT and NT saints will reign with Christ during the 1000 year kingdom. (v. 4). “The rest of the dead” refers to unbelievers of all ages who will not be resurrected until the Great White Throne judgment at the end of the millennium (v. 5).

Application

What comfort and strength should this passage give me in this day and age in which we live?  It should motivate me to live every day for the Lord, anticipating His coming.

Revelation 20:1-6 (English Standard Version)


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