Many have a wrong understanding about the 1,000 years that will soon take place. Why? Dueto the preaching of the false prophet apostate modern-day Protestantism preachers, many are not hearing the truth. These professed men of God have caused the Protestant church to fall into such corruption over the last few hundred years. They have led the Protestant church into apostasy/Babylon. They are preaching some of the most damnable heresiestoday, which most can see where this kind of preaching comes from. It comes from her mother of harlots, the Roman Catholic Church. Nowhere in scripture does it talk about Christ coming to earth a second time to give the unrepentant sinners a second chance. This is the same type of doctrine as the Papacy preaches in her purgatory belief. The only difference is the Protestants preach that their purgatory is here on earth for a time period of a thousand years, and the Vatican says that it is in some other place in the universe. They claim it is another place to get right with God. We need to understand the danger in this. This type of belief system gives the soul a free pass to commit sin on this earth while they are alive. If what they preach is true, then we can do what we want. It is no wonder why we see the Catholic Church, the Protestant Churches today breaking the law of God along with the rest of the world. This system of belief also means thatwe can eat, drink, be jolly in sin and just get right with God in the 1,000 years here on earth or in purgatory after death. We need to understand, once someone goes to sleep and is put to rest in the grave, there is going to be no more second chance. The only chance anyone has to repent from breaking the law of God is now while you are living on this earth. Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Bottom line, when you die, that is it! We get no second chance! Now is the time for us to prove our love and loyalty to the Creator of the universe by striving daily to overcome Satan and his rebellion against the law of God. It is because of this doctrine that many are going to perish and be destroyed after the 1,000 years. Does it not say in Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death..."?
To better understand the 1,000 years, let us understand the resurrections that take place and where everyone is going to be in the 1,000 years. "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." John 5:28-29.
Daniel 12:2, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
It will be at midnight that God will deliver His children from the enemy of souls. The sun appears shinning in such brilliance and strength. Great signs and wonders follow in quick succession. All the unrepentant sinners who have chosen to take their stand with Satan will look with terror and amazement (shock and awe) upon the scene of that great and terrible day, while the righteous commandment-keeping saints of God will behold with such great loving joy the tokens of their Saviour delivering them from this sinful world.
All of nature will be turned out of its regular place. The rivers will stop from flowing as they once did. Dark and great terrible looking clouds will form, and heavy clouds rise up while clashing into each other. What a marvelous sight to behold. In the midst of this, we have an angry heaven that is descending towards the earth that has such indescribable glory. The voice of God as many waters will pronounce, "It is done." Revelation 16:17.
This awesome voice will shake the heavens and the foundation of the earth. Things will be moved out of its place for sure as the day when He created it. During this time, there will be a great and mighty earthquake, "such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." Revelation 16:18. The whole earth will swell like the waves of the sea. The surface that we once played on will break and split. The very foundation will give way to the voice of God.
The graves are opened, and "many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth…awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." Daniel 12:2. Everyone who has died under the third angel's message (Revelation 14) that started in 1844 will come forth from the tombs of the earth in their glorified immortal bodies, to hear the voice of many waters exclaim to them the covenant of peace to all who have kept His commandments. They have overcome and fought the good fight of faith and now they are laying hold of eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Most High God. 1 Timothy 6:12.
There is also another class that stands in this special Resurrection. Who is this class? "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." Revelation 1:7. There will also be those who had mocked and ridiculed the Christ in His dying agonies. There will be those who will also come forth that were some of the most violent opposers of His true living gospel and to His people. They are all raised together at the voice of God to see all His glory, to see the King of kings in all His beauty place honor upon His obedient loyal commandment keepers. They will realize what they have done, and they will fear Him for they know what they have done. This class will die three times. They died to go to their graves to be raised at His coming to then only go back to sleep where they will wait till after the 1,000 years to then be called forth again to their eternal death. This is where they will finally be destroyed in hell. Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
The Resurrection to Immortality:
1 Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
For the believer in the Son of God, Christ is the resurrection and the life. In our Saviour, the life that was once lost through sin will finally be restored; for He has life in Himself to quicken whomever He will. He has given His life for us and invested all that He has. So, He has the right to give immortality to all who have been faithful to Him. He risked His own eternal life when He became a man (Romans 6:23), the life that He laid down in humanity as the spotless Son of God for us, He takes up again, and gives to the obedient human family that has proven their love for Him. John 14:15.
When Christ does come to gather His children who have been faithful, the last trump will sound, and the entire earth, from the summits of the highest places in the mountains to the lowest places of the earth and in the deepest caves, will hear the sounds of God. The righteous dead will hear the sound of the last trumpet blow and will come forth from all their graves in such beauty while the wicked come forth in the old sinful looks they went forth to the grave.
The Lord will set a clear mark or line between His righteous children and the declines of the human race who failed to turn to Him in love. The Makeup these wicked women once put on their skin will not shun their true condition;no drugs will be able to cover up the aged and toll sin had taken its true course on the soul. The sting of sinning against the Great Godhead of heaven is just what it has always been, Death! Romans 6:23. All whosleep in Jesus will with the freshness and vigor of eternal youth, while the mortal, corruptible form, devoid of beauty, once polluted with sin then becomes perfect, beautiful, and immortal. All the saints will have access to the tree of life. The redeemed will "grow up" to the full stature of the race in its early family glory.
1 Corinthians 15:52-55, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?” So at the voice of God His saints will be glorified; made perfect in Christ, made immortal, and with all the risen faithful ones they will be “caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonian 4:17. All the little children are brought by holy angels to their mothers' arms. Friends who have been long separated by death are reunited with them. They will nevermore to part by death. Everyone will ascend to the new city singing with songs of gladness in victory.
What takes place in the city of God for the 1,000 years?
1 Corinthians 4:5, “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”
During the thousand years between the first and the second resurrection, the judgment of the wicked takes place. The Saints Shall Judge the World for all that they did. They rejected the Son of God who offered them forgiveness, and so shall they pay the price for their own sins. The apostle Paul points to this judgment as a great event that follows the Second Advent of our Lord’s return. "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God." 1 Corinthians 4:5. Daniel also exclaims, “Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” Daniel 7:22.
So, the Saints Shall Judge the World for all that they did, and they will reign as kings and priests unto God. The saints will rest in that holy city that has been prepared for them as Christ said He would do (John 14:3), and the saints will judge for one thousand years the sins of those who continued to live in sin. John says in Revelation 20:4, "I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them."
Paul said, "the saints shall judge the world." 1 Corinthians 6:2, 3. In complete union with God, they shall judge the wicked, comparing their acts they did against the law of God. Every act will be judged according to the deeds done in the body. Then the portion the wicked did in their body must suffer, according to their works; and it is recorded against them a long side their names in the book of death.
The saints of God will not hear a charge against them in the sins they had committed, but the charge will be clearly made against those who; for the neglect of good and noble duties they were called to do by the God of love. The incompleteness of our characters will be held up to plain view. It will then be known that all who are so condemned weregiven light and knowledge, which were entrusted with their Lord's goods, and were found unfaithful to their trust.The saints of God who will be in heaven for the 1,000 years will also be judging Satan and his evil angels with Christ. Paul proclaims, "Know ye not that we shall judge angels?" 1 Corinthians 6:3.
Now what about the resurrection of the wicked dead, the evil angels and Satan? "The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished." Revelation 20:5.At the time when the Judge of all the earth shall demand of Satan and all his host, Why hast thou rebelled against Me, and robbed Me of the subjects of My kingdom? Then the originator of all sin and those wholoved him will have absolutely no excuse. No words will they have to excuse themselves of the Lord’s just punishment that is soon to be executed when the fire of God will come down out of heaven to destroy them all for rebelling against the Most High. Every mouth will be shut, will be stopped and all the hosts of that rebellion of Satan’s will all be speechless. They will stand there condemned in their sinful condition marked with death. All of them, even those who despised and put the crown of thorns upon His sacred brow, and those who smote Him with the reed will all behold the Righteous Son of God in all His majesty. Those who even spit upon Him in His trial will turn away from His piercing appearance and glorious countenance. Knowing this too that those who drove the nails through His hands/feet will also look upon the marks of His crucifixion. Those who even thrust the spear into the Lord’s side will see their cruelty and understand that His blood is on their hands. They will all know He is the Son of God. They will all make a long cry of great agony. They flee to hide themselves from being in His presents. For they now understand that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Once again, they are all seeking to hide in the dens and rocks of the mountains for fear of Him who sits upon the throne of this universe. What a time! Satan will also cause a great and final deception that would cause the wicked to encompass the city of God where they think they will try and inhabit it.
What happens next? Revelation 20:9, “And they (the wicked) went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city (heaven): and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them (the wicked).” Emphasis supplied. The earth will be cleansed with fire, purified and cleansed for a righteous family and city to dwell. The feet of the wicked will never again have a place found for them. They will cease to ever exist again. Root and branch will be burned up. Malachi 4:1, “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”
Revelation Chapter 21
21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God.
21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
21:12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
21:18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.
21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21:21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads.
22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed [is] he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.
22:9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star.
22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.
22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.