A thousand-year period or, generally, an era of permanent peace, joy, and blessings on earth or elsewhere. The writer of Revelation, vividly portraying the defeat of cosmic evil powers (and of Rome, Rev 17:1-18:24), looked for a thousand-year epoch within the framework of the coming eschatological events. During this time, Satan would be bound and sealed “in the pit,” while those Christians who had withstood persecution and refused to worship the image of the beast would reign with Christ for a thousand years (Rev 20:1-6). After that, Satan would be loosed for a final onslaught, but then, with Death and Hades, he would forever be banished “to the lake of fire and sulfur” (Rev 20:7-14).

Rev 17:1-18:24

The Great Whore and the Beast
1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore ... View more

Rev 20:1-6

The Thousand Years
1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.2He seized the dragon, that ... View more

Rev 20:7-14

Satan's Doom
7When the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison8and will come out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the eart ... View more

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