THE 1000 YEARS OF REVELATION
Revelation 20: 1-6 is the one passage of the Bible that directly speaks of the Millennium, which means a thousand years and refers to the reign of Christ. The interpretations of this scripture vary and can be expressed from three different prospectives, which include the views of premillennialism, postmillennialism and millennialism. The scripture, as documented in the King James Version of the New Testaments states: 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. 20:3 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. 20:4 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. 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 20:6 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.
It is believed the writing of Revelation occurred somewhere between 90-95AD, and that John was the author. It is here that John sees the angel coming from heaven with the keys to the bottomless pit. Satan whom is referred to as the dragon is imprisoned for a thousand years in the pit. During this time Satan can no longer influence or deceive people or nations. After the thousand years, Satan is...
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