The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. 7) After this seven year period, Christ will return to reign for 1000 years on David’s throne in Jerusalem. Some teach that at his second coming the Christ will set up a kingdom here on earth. Re 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed. Some teach that at his second coming the Christ will set up a kingdom here on earth. And the "1000 year reign of Christ" is also a fiction according to Scripture, which has has no substance. The Thousand Year Reign. The "thousand year reign" appears nowhere in the sixty-six books, 1,189 chapters, 31,173 verses of the Bible except in this one passage where it occurs six times in six consecutive verses (Revelation 20:3-8). New King James Version (NKJV), Revelation 20:4 in all English translations, NKJV, Abide Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Lucado Encouraging Word Bible, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America. And like the 1000 year reign, its context indicates it is to be understood figuratively. At the casting out of the dragon, there was joy in heaven, but there was woe upon earth: so at the loosing of Satan, the saints begin to reign with Christ; but the nations on earth are deceived. There are no textual words, "are expired." This next verse specifically tells us that the saints who are martyred during the Tribulation will also be coming back down to rule with Jesus. During that time, the 144,000 heavenly joint heirs will be judges and will rule “as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years.” (Revelation 14:1-3; 20:1-4; Romans 8:17) Judgment Day is not some hurried event lasting a mere 24 hours. The Thousand Year Reign. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. The two cannot be separated. This is the first resurrection. This post is about PRE-MILLENNIAL; we reject preterists or any group that allegorizes the Bible. 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. Some seek to interpret the 1,000 years in an allegorical manner. The purpose of the thousand-year reign is to allow for the fulfillment of several promises God made with Israel, Jesus, the Gentiles, and creation. The Bible teaches that Christ will reign for a period of time before handing the kingdom to his Father: 1 Corinthians 15:24-26. The unsaved will be raised in this resurrection. 25 For he must reign until he has put … The Bible gives us some clues about what we will be doing in the Millennium Reign of Christ. The 1,000 reign of Christ is literal. Promises to Israel So as we see the believer is already reigning with Christ as a result of their position, and since this reigning is in effect at present, it also tells us that the thousand year reign is also in effect at present. We are going to look at one from the New Testament in a moment. This passage is, however, the only one that tells us how long that kingdom is going to last.  Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. No, it is not necessary that we reign over people on earth during the 1000 years. After that, only immortal saints will continue to live. 5But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. Which best represents the problem with the comment? To help him administer this new kingdom, Christians from the early church will be raised to rule with him. vs. 3 - During the 1000 years Satan cannot deceive the nations any more. We call the 1,000 years the Millennial Kingdom (MK) because a millennium is a period of 1,000 years. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a … Then there is a second judgement (Revelation 20:11-13), and death itself is destroyed (Revelation 20:14). ** YES, GOD'S WORD SAYS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF WILL LITERALLY REIGN ON THIS EARTH FOR 1,000 YEARS! Please notice: The resurrection of the saved begins the 1,000 years. In short, I believe that the most reasonable interpretation of the 1000 years is that we are in the 1000 years now, as the end days have already begun. Answer: At the close of the 1,000 years (when Jesus comes the third time), the wicked will be raised. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Revelation 20:4-6. This verse also tells us that this era will last for 1000 years. 9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. I am a resident of New Jerusalem and thousand years. The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years. This is the first resurrection. Following the millennial kingdom (the 1,000 year reign of Christ), God will allow Satan to be released and gather unbelievers to battle against the Lord and His people, but why? During that time, the 144,000 heavenly joint heirs will be judges and will rule “as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years.” (Revelation 14:1-3; 20:1-4; Romans 8:17) Judgment Day is not some hurried event lasting a mere 24 hours.