I am clearly believing 1000 years of millennium moments of peace will be wonderful. It’s not just my want for time for me to see my bucket list places that I could not see in this lifetime, but importantly, it will be 1000 years of Jesus reigning and righting wrongs (see Revelation 20:1-7). People will have a moment to find the Way without distraction.
Let’s also make no assumptions about that 1000 years, scholars debate it, yes there’s no surprise that no earthly consensus can be made on the 1000 years. (I’m trusting those scholars that believe in a Millennium where we are aware AND believe we will be Saints walking in it).
What if the Rapture happens in our lifetime, we will be watching the Millennium from the balcony cloud? We don’t know (at least I don’t) but I know that Jesus knows the RESULT even if not the timing. Therefore, will know when we will know!!!… Either way, the TRUTH is that there will be 1000 years of NO Satan and there will be 1000 years of Jesus reigning in Peace on Earth, then after this will be a restored Kingdom on Earth then the New Earth and New Jerusalem roll in. I believe in Eternal Hope so I will teach about the HOPE of mid-millennium reunion moments and then ETERNAL reunion moments of meetings.
I believe in melting hearts of forgiveness and grace.
I believe in Jesus to win us our race.
John wrote in Revelation 20:1-7
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. 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. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 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. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,…