What happens after after 1000 years Millennium?

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So she’ll ask what happens after the thousand year millennium?

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Nice. So millennium seems like every week we get a question on the millennium. It’s very, very fascinating topic. Love it. So let’s start at where we see the millennium and that word never actually comes up in the Bible, but the.

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Bible talks about this period of 1000 years, which is a millennium.

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So let’s start at Revelation 21 and we see that there was an angel.

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Coming down from heaven having a key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

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And he laid hold of the dragon.

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The serpent of old who is Satan.

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And he bound him up for 1000 years.

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So during this millennium Satan is chained up.

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We’ll talk about what the chain means.

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But I believe it means that these.

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Are figurative chains of circumstance.

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That basically he’s stuck on earth, he can’t do anything.

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And verse three says and he was.

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Cast into the bottomless pit. My angel shot him up and set.

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A seal on him so that he could deceive the nations no more until.

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The 1000 years were finished. But after these things he will be released for a little while. So after the millennium Satan is going to be released before that. He’s kind of in this captivity.

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How is he in captivity? Where is this bottomless pit?

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So if you look at Genesis one, verse two, it says the earth was without form and was void and darkness.

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Was on the face of the earth or was on the face of the deep. So that word deep, there is a Hebrew word but that Hebrew word translates.

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Into the Greek as abysus and that word abyss.

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And the Greek is what we translate.

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As bottomless pit or the abyss.

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It’s the same word. Basically all this is telling us is as the Earth was back in the.

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Beginning, before God formed, it made the.

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Mountains, the oceans, all this stuff, the.

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Earth was wood without farm. And God is going to put you.

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Back to that state at the beginning of the millennium and there’s going to.

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Be no people alive on earth.

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If he stuck on earth and there’s.

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Nobody alive for him to tempt and to interact with, he is basically trapped by change of circumstance, bored, he can’t do anything.

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So how do you release Satan then?

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For a little while we’ll talk about.

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That, but basically you can.

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Then first the death of everybody and nobody on earth restrict Satan.

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Bringing people back is going to allow Satan to go back to what he’s.

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Doing to tempt them.

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And by the way, if you look at Jeremiah 423 27 we see sort of the same imagery again about this earth being desolate. I beheld the earth and indeed it.

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Was without form and void. And the heavens, they had no light.

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Because the sun had been darkened.

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And I beheld and indeed there was no man. So the earth there’s no people. And all the birds in the heavens had fled. So even the animals more or less are gone. And I beheld and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness and all its cities were broken down.

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So here we know we’re not having.

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A flashback to creation.

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We’re talking about a time where all.

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The cities, everything that’s been built is destroyed. And so this is during that time of the millennium when Satan is locked.

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Up and thus is the Lord. The whole land shall be desolate.

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Yet I will not make a full end.

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We’ll come back to that.

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What does that mean, not a full end? It’s not the end of the story for earth.

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But if you go back to Revelation.

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Four, it says and I saw thrones.

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And data sat on them and judgment.

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Was committed to them, more or less.

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We see there’s these people from Earth, right, who are up in heaven and they’re judging and they are alive.

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They live and reign with Christ for 1000 years. For tell us in verse four, and then on verse five, it says but the rest of the dead did not live again until the 1000 years were finished. All right. So at the end of the 1000 years, we’re getting a hint here that the wicked debt will be brought back. This is the first resurrection, referring to those who are alive and reigning with Christ. Less than holy is he who is a part of the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power. But they shall be priest with God and of Christ and shall reign with him 1000 years. But now, when 1000 years have expired, this is verse seven. Satan will be released from his prison and he will go out and deceive.

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The nations which are on the four.

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Corners of the earth.

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Goggin Mangok to gather them together for battle whose number is as the sand of the sea.

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And they went up on the breath of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and of the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

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So right there we’re told the story. So Satan’s released because the wicket had.

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Been brought back to life. And Satan sets about to tempt them and turn them against God. They surround the holy city. So the holy city is there on earth.

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At the end of millennium, the holy.

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City comes down, plants itself on earth.

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God caused that to happen.

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And then Christ raised the dead.

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Satan tempts them.

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They all surround the holy city and plan to attack it. But do they prevail? No, because if we just heard fire comes down from God out of heaven and devours them so they get destroyed.

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It’s interesting if you look at the term GOG Magog that’s not unique to Revelation john and Christ through John is.

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Pointing us to Ezekiel 38.

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Starting at verse 16, we see that the prophet says, you will come up.

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Against my people Israel like a cloud to cover the land it will be.

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In the latter days.

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And I will bring you against my land so that the nations will know me when I am hollowed in you, O God before their eyes. If we skip the verse 18, it.

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Says initial come to pass at the same time when God comes against the.

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Land of Israel, says the Lord, that my fury will show in my face. And often fury of God is associated with fire, flames.

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And this is what we see.

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So back to verse ten in Revelation 20 says, the devil who deceived them was cast into lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the prophet are, and they will be fermented and.

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Day and night forever and ever. This is really figurative here about basically Satan’s system. Everything you put in place is going.

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To be gone, wiped out.

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And then I saw a great white.

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Throne in him who sat on it, from whom face the earth and heaven slid away and there was found no place for them. Satan, the devil, these people.

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And I saw the dead swallowing great, standing before the Lord.

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And books were open and another book was open, which is a book of life. And the dead were judged according to the works by the things which were written in the books.

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So they surrounded holy city. We know they get destroyed by fire.

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But before that happens, we’re told they’re going to be judged, the books will.

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Be open and they’re going to be.

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Shown everything they did.

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We even talked about the works, right?

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The works reveal whether you’re a son of God or a son of the devil.

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Your works don’t save you, but your.

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Works reveal what’s inside you. And it’s these works that then God.

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Is going to reveal to them and say, hey, this is how you live, this is what you did.

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You chose not to be my child and be revealed to them during this time of judgment. Judgment could mean also execution of a judgment. So what does that look like?

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And then verse 20 sorry, Revelation 20, verse 15.

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It says, anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. So they’re thrown into lake of fire.

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If we back up one verse now, you know what? We’re keep jumping around. Revelation is not necessarily in chronological order. It’s this complex poetic structure called a chiasm. So people struggle because, oh wait, this just happened, now it happened again and now it’s happened again.

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What’s the exact order?

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I’m telling you this is the order.

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So the wicked are then thrown into lake of fire, they’re destroyed.

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Then Revelation 24 and 14 says, then.

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Death in Hades were cast into liquefier. This is the second death. So what does this mean?

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Death, Hades, same thing.

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This is just ultimate destruction, obliteration that’s the second death, they’re being destroyed, they’re gone the wicked.

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And because this is the end of sin, this is the end of death, this is how God in sense is.

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Putting an end to death. That’s what I’m saying. There’s going to be no more death. And this is confirmed when we look at Revelation 21, verse four, and it says, god will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

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One of my favorite verses that begins this chapter, in fact, is verse one.

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It says, now I saw a new heaven and a new Earth for the first heaven and the first Earth had passed away and there was no more C. That C is going back to language from Genesis of these waters, these chaotic waters of an unformed void Earth. And it’s saying, no longer the Earth in its void form, but we’re back to now a new recreated Earth.

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And you could continue reading in Revelation.

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21 to 22 what that looks like with the holy city and how beautiful.

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It is being on Earth and with the water, the tree of life, and.

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Just everybody dwelling with God and just.

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The brightness that he fills the Earth with and how we don’t even need the sun.

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There will be a sound, but we.

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Don’T even need it because there’s so.

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Much light and glory coming from God.

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So that just sort of is the.

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Beautiful sequence of events that we get from shortly after the millennium.

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So I hope that answered your question.

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Thank you so much, Sela, for asking you.

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