Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. 9) Do the texts really suggest that this course of events will unfold? The two cannot be separated. Now, Revelation will take up the subject of Christ's long anticipated and prophesied thousand year reign. 4. New King James Version Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. 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. Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of … To help him administer this new kingdom, Christians from the early church will be raised to rule with him. 7) After this seven year period, Christ will return to reign for 1000 years on David’s throne in Jerusalem. Many elaborate theories have been based on Revelation 20:4-6. His grace and goodness will be on display continually. ... Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand 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 … And when the thousand yeeres are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible ScanWhen the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,- New American Standard Version (1995)And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,- American Standard Version (1901)And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison,- Basic English BibleAnd when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed from his prison,- Darby BibleAnd when the thousand years have expired, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, - Webster's BibleBut when the thousand years are at an end, the Adversary will be released from his imprisonment,- Weymouth BibleAnd after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison,- World English BibleAnd whanne a thousynde yeeris schulen be endid, Sathanas schal be vnboundun of his prisoun; and he schal go out, and schal disseyue folkis, that ben on foure corners of the erthe, Gog and Magog. 8) Are these biblical concepts? At the end of Revelation, we learn that this period when Christ reigns is to last 1000 years (Revelation 20:1-6). 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. Satan shall, when many aged have rolled away, be loosed for a little season. You have been deceived by the Pope. 20.7) is actually, "with" (meta). The Number 1000 Used in Scripture. I am not a premillenialist (Jesus comes back to dwell in Jerusalem to begin a 1000 year reign) or a postmillenialist (a 1000 year victorious period for God’s people before Jesus comes back). Whatever the case will actually be, God will give us meaningful and purposeful work in the ruling of the world during the Kingdom age; the 1000 year reign of Christ over the Earth. 1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. This is how you know that the Millennium Kingdom will be lasting for a 1000 years. When the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations” (Revelation 20:5, 7, 8). vs. 6 - Those in the first resurrection will reign with Jesus for 1000 years. 4And 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. But at the end of the 1,000 years, He will have zero tolerance for rebellion. Jesus will reign as king over Israel as well as all the nations of the world (Isaiah 2:4; 42:1). 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 And he schal gadere hem in to batel, whos noumbre is as the grauel of the see.- Wycliffe BibleAnd when the thousand years may be finished, the Adversary shall be loosed out of his prison,- Youngs Literal Bible. It is found in no other passages within the book of Revelation. 20:7 And when the former thousand years are fulfilled, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison - At the same time that the first resurrection begins. Then comes the end, when he [Christ] delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. The thousand-year reign of Jesus, also known as the millennium or the millennial kingdom, is a period of time between the Tribulation and the destruction of the world when Jesus will reign over all the earth. 25 For he must reign until he has put … New Jerusalem comes down Wicked (the nations) gathered to invade the city Judgment around the white throne … I have only Bible translation with "real words." 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. We will not be on the earth during the 1000-year reign of Christ, but we will still reign with Him during that 1000-year period… in the heaven! 6) After this point, there will be a period of seven years of tribulation. Used by permission. “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,” The resurrection of the unsaved ends the 1,000 years. I had to paste this… (1) The literal interpretation of a future reign on earth of Christ with his saints for a thousand years. 6Blessed 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 born and bred from the doctrines of man, not from the Holy Scripture. King James Version (KJV). The Lutheran pastor challenged the teacher to find a single Bible passage in which Jesus sets up a thousand year reign on the earth. Acording to the life we are going through right now it shows that he has been loosen from his prison already and he doing his job by decieving people all over the world and every body see this. This is the first resurrection.  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. Revelation 20:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 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. 16:16). And like the 1000 year reign, its context indicates it is to be understood figuratively. Don’t we have to be on earth to “reign” over others during this time? 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. He shall be loosed only "for a little season" (Re 20:3). It is born and bred from the doctrines of man, not from the Holy Scripture. VERSE 7 (Rev 20:7 KJV) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, This thousand-year reign of Christ, also called the Millennium, offers people who have not known Christ or His true expectations an opportunity to respond to Him. The earth shall have its golden age, but it shall not last forever. All rights reserved. The glorified physical bodies we will receive at the rapture will equip us to live in the heaven (see 1 Corinthians 15:47-55; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Philippians 3:20,21). It lasts a thousand years. 4 And I saw (A)thrones, and they sat on them, and (B)judgment was committed to them. The teacher tells of his amazement as he searched the Scriptures and realized that the millennium as he thought of it was nowhere in the Bible. There are no textual words, "are expired." Some seek to interpret the 1,000 years in an allegorical manner. It will be the first and only chance for these people. From some cause that is wrapped in the darkness of the future, righteousness shall wane; wickedness shall revive; the great adversary shall in part regain his influence over our race. Whatever the case will actually be, God will give us meaningful and purposeful work in the ruling of the world during the Kingdom age; the 1000 year reign of Christ over the Earth. Some teach that at his second coming the Christ will set up a kingdom here on earth. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not … The Bible says plainly that the saints will “reign forever and ever” (Revelation 22:5). * In Revelation 20:4 the saints reign with Christ 1,000 years. It is the only place that tells us that it will be a thousand years duration. In that sense this is the only Bible passage that teaches there will be a thousand-year reign of Christ.