A. After this, he must be freed for a short time.
I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given
to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of
God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead
and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for the thousand years. (Rev 20:1-5) This is the 7th.
day of God's Redemptive Week.
After the 1000 year rest the unsaved (unjust) dead rise
"The rest of the dead didn't live until the thousand years were finished."(Rev 20:5-7) These are all the unsaved, unjust, (John.5:29, Acts.24:15) unredeemed since sin entered the World. (Rom.3:23; 5:12)
After the 1000 year rest the dragon is released
"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." (Rev 20:1-3)
1. During the 1000 year rest the Devil is "shut up," and a "seal" set upon him. (Rev.20:1-3)
Therefore everything that he is the author of, or that is associated with him also shut up and
sealed. This makes the Millennium free of the Devil and all the unsaved (unjust). A Christian
Millennium. (Note: Chart below)
2. When Satan is released he "deceives the nations" once again
"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, Gog and Magog, to
gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea." (Rev 20:7-9)
a. Who are these "nations which are in the four corners of the earth?"
These are all the unsaved, (John.5:29) unjust (Acts.24:15), unredeemed that have
resurrected after the 1000 years are finished (Note: Chart above) They "went up on the
breadth of the earth," (Rev 20:9) These are the resurrected unjust, resurrecting to damnation.
b. Some think that these "nations" survive the judgement of the Second Coming and live
through the 1000 year rest, and are deceived by Satan once again. This cannot be because,
(1) No unsaved go into the Millenium
After Christ's return the only group that goes alive into the Millennium (i.e. The 1000 year
rest) are those who are in Christ Jesus. Typified by those who "remained...in th Ark."
(2) The "remnant" (remaining)
When Jesus returns, He defeats the dragon (Satan) and puts him in the bottomless pit.
The antichrist (the beast) and the false prophet (the other beast) are put in the lake of fire,
and the remnant were slain..." (Rev.19:20-21) The "remnant" is the "whole world" that
the Dragon, the beast and that false prophet had gathered together to fight against Jesus
when He returns. Armageddon! (Rev.16:13-16)
(3) There will be no unsaved alive after Jesus returns!
The "Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgement upon all,"
the ungodly. (Jude.1:14-16)
3. The Dragon and these nations compass the Beloved city.
"And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about,
and the beloved city: (i.e. The Bride, the Lamb's wife - Rev.21:9-10)
4. "Fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them." (Rev 20:9-10)
5. All the unsaved dead stand before the Great White Throne
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven
fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand
before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to
their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the
dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 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." (Rev 20:11-21:1)
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