The Millennium Bible Study

1000 Years

Start Of Millennium

Satan Bound — Revelation 20:1-3

Saints Taken To Heaven — 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

Living Wicked Slain —Luke 17:26-30; 2 1 Thessalonians 1:7-10.

Righteous Dead Raised — First Resurrection — 1Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-55. Revelation 20:4-6, last part

Second Coming Of Christ —1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Close Of Probation —Daniel 12:1-3

Seven Last Plagues— Revelation 16:1-19

 

During The Thousand Years

Earth Desolate — Prison-house Of Satan — Revelation 20:1-3.

Judging Of Satan And Wicked — Revelation 20:4

 

End Of Millennium

Holy City Descends — Revelation 21:2-5.

Earth Purified By Fire Revelation 19:20-21, 20:10, 14-15.

Satan Loosed — Revelation 20:3, 7-8.

Wicked Raised —Second Resurrection — Revelation 20:5, first part.

Satan And Wicked Destroyed — Revelation 20:9-10; Ezekiel 28:16-19, 2 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Corinthians 15:26.

Christ And Saints Return To Earth

Saints Possess The Kingdom — Revelation 21:6-7.

The New Earth — Eden Restored — Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:1

 

EXPLANATION

The millennium is the closing period of God's great week of time — a great sabbath of rest to the earth and the people of God.

It follows the close of the gospel age, and precedes the setting up of the everlasting kingdom of God on earth.

It comprehends what in the scriptures is frequently spoken of as "the day of the Lord."

It is bounded at each end by a resurrection.

Its beginning is marked by the pouring out of the seven last plagues, the second coming of Christ, the resurrection of the righteous dead, the binding of Satan, and the translation of the saints to heaven; and its close, by the descent of the New Jerusalem, with Christ and the saints, from heaven, the resurrection of the wicked dead, the loosing of Satan, and the final destruction of the wicked.

During the one thousand years the earth lies desolate; Satan and his angels are confined here; and the saints, with Christ, sit in judgment on the wicked preparatory to their final punishment.

The wicked dead are then raised; Satan is loosed for a little season, and he and the host of the wicked encompass the camp of the saints and the Holy City. Then fire comes down from God out of heaven and devours them. The earth is cleansed by the same fire that destroys the wicked, and renewed, becomes the eternal abode of the saints.

The millennium is one of "the ages to come." Its close will mark the beginning of the new-earth state.

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