by Stan Coffey

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The Millennium: Earth's Golden Age (46 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
Revelation 20

We have stopped for a moment in Revelation 20 to look at what the Bible says about the millennium. The past two lessons concerned the thousand-year reign of Christ. The last lesson covered some of the governmental, economic, and spiritual aspects during the millennium. This lesson will illuminate the righteous reign of Christ during the millennium. The millennium means a thousand years, and it refers to the literal reign of Christ on the earth. The subject of the kingdom is the most oft prophesied subject in the Old Testament. We will look at several passages of scripture about the righteous government of the millennium. Satan will be bound for a thousand years, after which he will be released for a short time (Revelation 20:1-3). Revelation 20:4 describes the judgment at the beginning of the millennium. Those who had not worshipped the beast or his image will come to life. They will be a part of the firstfruits of the first resurrection. The rest of the dead will not live until the thousand years are completed. We have this thousand years mentioned repeatedly in Revelation 20:1-6.

Notice they came to life and "reigned with Christ a thousand years" (Revelation 20:4b). Ask yourself these questions about the following scripture: Has this passage been fulfilled? If not, when shall it be fulfilled? "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us" (Psalms 2:2). This describes the reign of the Antichrist when the kings of the earth will come to rebel against Jesus. Then it describes what will happen in the Battle of Armageddon when Christ comes in power and glory and defeats the armies of Antichrist. "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall h ...

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