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The Truth About the Millennium

The Millennium

We will attempt to answer these following questions:

Q    I- What is the Millennium?

Q  II- When does it start?

Q III- When does it end?

Q IV- What will happen during the Millennium?

Q  V- What is the relation between the Millennium and the First Resurrection?

Q VI- What will happen when the Millennium is finished?

Q VII- Why do Christians and globalist Jews claim that it is a thousand years?


First, let us read the text where this term is mentioned:


Revelation 20:1. And I saw a Messenger (Angel) that descended from heaven, having the key of the abyss (bottomless pit) and a great chain in his hand.

Revelation 20:2. And he seized the dragon, the old serpent, who is the Deceiver and Satan, who seduced the whole habitable world: and he bound him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:3. And he cast him into the abyss and closed and sealed upon him; so that he might deceive the nations no more until these thousand years will be completed: but after that, he will be released for but a short time.

Revelation 20:4. And I saw thrones, and (persons) sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and to the souls that were beheaded for the testimony of Yeshua and for the Word of Elohim: and these are they who had not worshiped the beast of prey nor its image; neither had they received the mark upon their forehead or on their hand; and they lived and reigned with their Mashiyach those thousand years.

Revelation 20:5. This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:6. Blessed and Set Apart (holy - saint) is he that has part in this first resurrection: over them the second death has no dominion; but they will be, (and) are, priests of Elohim and of his Mashiyach; and they will reign with him the thousand years.

Revelation 20:7. And when these thousand years will be completed, Satan will be released from his prison;

Revelation 20:8. and will go forth to seduce the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog; and to assemble them for battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.

Revelation 20:9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth and encompassed the camp of the Set Apart believers and the beloved city. And fire came down from Elohim out of heaven and consumed them.

Revelation 20:10. And the Accuser who seduced them was cast into the lake of fire and sulfur where also were the beast of prey and the false prophet: and they will be tormented day and night, forever and ever.


Q I- What is the Millennium?

It is a period of time.

✦ Let us examine the exact word “thousand” or Millennium

Xilias, Xiliados, Xiliades = group of thousand

xilioi, xiliai, xilia = thousand (The x is pronounced like the German kh)


The Greek language expresses indefinite words by having no definite articles.

The Greek definite article is “Ó” or “‘H” or "TO". (pronounced as ho - he - tw). 


The word xilia (xilioi) is indefinite (without the definite article), thus it means "some thousand," or "about thousand," or "long period," or "large number."


When the word xilia (xilioi) is definite (has a definite article), then it means one thousand exactly.


In order to indicate exactly one thousand, the Greek language demands one of two things: (I) It must be preceded by a definite article (ó - ‘h - to), or (II) it must be preceded by number one (óv - íva), (pronounced as hon and hina). None of these are present with the word xilia, hence it is indefinite.


The mention of the word “thousand” here in the book of Revelation, had no definite article. However, some manuscripts had the definite articles. The Greek scholars analyzed all the thousands of early manuscripts and agreed based on evidence that the definite articles were not definitely in the oldest half of the manuscripts. This means that they were added by transcribers into Greek. The book of Revelation was written by John (Yohanan ben Zebedee) in Aramaic and in Hebrew (not in Greek).


Following is the Greek text. I marked it with numbers (1) and (2):

(1) Indefinite article = thousands or some very long time or thousand.

(2) The words marked with (2) are to be translated as: “These thousand years.” not the thousand years. “These”, refer to the previous mention marked with (1) in the verses.

Thus from the text, I conclude that it is not necessarily one thousand years, but could be one or two or more thousands of years.

Q II: WHEN DOES THIS MILLENNIUM PERIOD BEGIN?


Revelation 20:2. And he seized the dragon, the old serpent, who is the Deceiver and Satan, who seduced the whole habitable world: and he bound him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:3. And he cast him into the abyss and closed and sealed upon him; so that he might deceive the nations no more until these thousand years will be completed: but after that, he will be released for but a short time.


The beginning happens at the moment when Satan is locked up in the bottomless pit (the abyss).


✦ Jesus told us when this had already happened:


When the seventy messengers (disciples) came back, Jesus told them that Satan is fallen.

Luke 10:17-20 “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."

And He (Jesus) said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning (baraq) from heaven.

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”


Jesus did not only tell them that Satan is fallen like lightning from heaven, but also He told them that they are ruling over the spirits. These are exactly what is mentioned in Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and (persons) sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and to the souls that were beheaded for the testimony of Yeshua and for the Word of Elohim God.”

This is a confirmation that it is the same context.

 

Another strong evidence that the binding of Satan in the Abyss occurred while Jesus was here at His First Coming is found in

Luke 11:20-23 “But if I (Jesus) cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (This means the Millennium has come upon you.)

“When a strong man (Satan), fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes (Jesus) upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”

And also, Jesus reaffirms the same in the Gospel of Mark:

Mark 3:27 “No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.”

This direct teaching (which is not a parable) explains that:

(1) Jesus is stronger than Satan.

(2) Jesus is God and He casts out demons with the finger of God.

(3) Jesus is liberating the captives who were under the law and who were kept under Satan because of their sins. Jesus is taking them away from Satan.

(4) For Jesus to subjugate Satan, He had to bind him first. This is what is mentioned in Revelation 20:2. “And he seized the dragon, the old serpent, who is the Deceiver and Satan, who seduced the whole habitable world: and he bound him a thousand years.”

Thus the context is clear from Jesus’ teaching and Revelation 20 that the Millennium (the Kingdom of God) had arrived beginning in the time of Jesus and more specifically, at the Cross.

(5) Jesus calls this "The Kingdom of God." This is the Millennium clear and simple.


Satan was locked up in the abyss at the Cross, when Jesus uttered the words: “It is completed.” Redemption and the victory over Satan is complete. Satan is locked up.


Jude, the brother of Jesus described this locking up event (beginning of the Millennium) in Jude 1:6 “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved (locked up) in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day (the Second Coming).”


Notice, the word “everlasting” means more than one thousand years. It could be two or more thousands.

2 Peter 2:4 “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell (abyss) and delivered them into chains of darkness (in the abyss), to be reserved for judgment (the Second Coming Last Day).

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”


✦ Another clear and decisive evidence is found in 2 Peter 2:4: “For if God did not spare the Messengers that sinned but cast them down into Fiery Regions in chains of darkness, and delivered them up to be kept to the judgment of anguish.”

Notice: Satan is “kept,” i.e., locked up in chains which is a past participle indicating a constant state of being locked up (Greek: teroumenous).


God is NOT saying that Satan will be locked up in the “Fiery Place” in chains and anguish, but God is saying that Satan had already been locked up and is being kept.


This verse speaks of judgment on fallen angels, Lucifer and his mighty generals. The Aramaic and the Hebrew use the term "Fiery Regions," where these rebellious powerful angels are locked up, or bound for a thousand years until their judgement.

The New Christian converts, the Roman and the Greeks, rejected everything Jewish or Hebraic. The Hebrew Apostolic writings were destroyed by the Christians and the Roman governors, except for the Gospel of Matthew and Revelation in Hebrew and the Eastern Aramaic text in Babylon which were out of their reach. The Christians, however, translated the Hebrew Apostolic writings into Greek for which we are thankful.


They translated the words “Fiery Regions” by the Greek word "tartarwsas - tartaros." The word tartaros refers to a Greek mythological place were evil souls were judged after death and were tormented in this “tartaros deep pit” or abyss.

Many Christians assume that the word tartaros was original and they build a false theology on it. Tartaros in Greek is not the Gehenna of the Jews. Tartaros in Greek does not represent the “Fiery Place” mentioned here in 2 Peter 2:4.

In English, the word tartaros is translated as the “bottomless pit” or “the abyss.”


This verses says clearly that God did already lock up Satan and his military generals in a “Fiery Place” which is spiritual. Since they are locked up in chains, this also means they are limited in physical movement and in spiritual powers.


This is what the book of Revelation tells us, that the Millennium begins by binding Satan under chains awaiting his judgement.

Notice again, that God through Peter is saying that Satan had already been locked up and is actively locked up awaiting his release in the very final days for his judgement.


Thanks be to God for we are already living in the Millennium. Bible teachers do not teach us that we have authority and that we are rulers now with Christ.


Actually and sadly, Bible teachers create a dependency on them by teaching mixed messages leading the faithful believers to be weaker and needy of their milk.


Few people know that true faithful believers have authority over Satan, principalities, authorities, and demonic powers of the air and we do rule over them in Christ, now not only in the future.


✧✞ The Millennium had begun at the Cross of the Lamb. Praise YHWH the Lord.


When Jesus accomplished this victory, He went on to declare the completion of the salvation to the spirits who were awaiting Him. The captives under the law and under the false claim of Satan had become captive of Jesus Christ, i.e., the sons of God moved from First inter-dimensional Heaven to be with Jesus, in Paradise.


When Jesus died, his spirit went to Hades (which is the First inter-dimensional Heaven). There He met the spirits of the faithful Messianic believers who were awaiting Him. We read: Acts 2:31 “He (the prophet David), foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.”

Psalm 68:18 “You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That YHWH the LORD God might dwell there.” (Where Jesus the Messiah dwells is Paradise.)

Ephesians 4:8-10 “Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men. Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.”


(The lower parts of the earth, refers to the inter-dimensional Hades were the spirits of the sons of God were awaiting the completed work of Jesus the Messiah.)


Q III - WHEN WILL THE MILLENNIUM END?

Revelation 20:3 “... until these thousand years will be completed: but after that, he (Satan) will be released for but a short time.”

The end of the Millennium is marked by the release of Satan from the Abyss.


Q IV- WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE MILLENNIUM?

Revelation 20:4. And I saw thrones, and (persons) sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and to the souls that were beheaded for the testimony of Yeshua and for the Word of Elohim: and these are they who had not worshiped the beast of prey nor its image; neither had they received the mark upon their forehead or on their hand; and they lived and reigned with their Mashiyach those thousand years.


The true faithful believers (Messianic - Christians) are ruling with Jesus during this Millennium which is here and now.

Satan is locked up in the abyss. He cannot deceive and control the nations during this lockup Millennium.

Someone may say, but there is so much evil in the world now, this must be from Satan.


No, man is very smart and man can devise many evil and horrible acts against others. Man does not need Satan to invent evil.

Let us not blame Satan as Adam’s wife did. She was the one who sinned. Man is wickedly genius. But faithful believers are obedient to the Law of God, the Ten Commandment which sanctify them and keep them holy (separated unto God).


Both man and Satan are free moral agents.


Added to this, the demons continue to come and go without power. But, they can seduce us and give ideas to men and women to cause them to sin against God and others and invent perverted passions and abuse to each other.


We should not assume that any evil thought or passion comes from Satan. We should recognize that the demonic seduction continues, but without power. We generate our own evil and perverted passions and feelings.


Men and women, when they submit themselves willingly to the demons, they become possessed and act accordingly. This applies to both non-believers and false confessing Christians.


True faithful believers have absolute power in the Name of Yeshua Jesus to throw out and away any and all demons. True faithful believers are rulers and we reign with Christ YHWH now since the Millennium had begun already at the Cross of Jesus.

True faithful believers should never be afraid of demonic powers because we are ruling with Christ. This is not our own strength, but the name and the strength of Christ in us.


Q V- WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN THE MILLENNIUM AND THE FIRST RESURRECTION?

Revelation 20:4-6 explains that those who are ruling with Christ are the true faithful Messianic believers who had the First Resurrection.


The First Resurrection is the regeneration of our dead spirits by Christ through the Holy Spirit.


The following verses teach us succinctly that faithful believers are truly resurrected (the First Resurrection) with Christ:


Colossians 2:8-12 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.”

Ephesians 2:1-3 “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”

Romans 6:1-9 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.”

1 Corinthians 15:21 “For since by man (Adam) came death, by Man (Jesus) also came the resurrection of the dead.”

This is the First Resurrection. It is the resurrection of our dead spirits.


The Second Resurrection will be that of the bodies of the faithful believers, as they change into inter-dimensional glorified bodies, just like the glorified body of Christ when He rose from the dead.


Remember, the resurrected Jesus Christ was the First Fruit (Bikkurim) offered before God’s throne on the First Day of the week early in the morning when Mary attempted to hug him and he refused then.


1 Corinthians 15:52-54 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will 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 has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory.”


✦ Now, it is important to link a very important verse which explains to us about the souls (spirits) of the faithful believers who died in the flesh but continue to be alive in the spirits.

Job 1:6 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.”


Most scholars believe that the term “sons of God” refers to angels. But, actually, the term “sons of God” refers to the faithful believers. For the following reasons:

1- The sons of God are called gods, not in the sense that their nature became divine, but by virtue of their adoption by God as sons of God. This does not apply to all professing believers, but only to the truly born-again regenerated faithful believers in Christ.

Psalm 82:6 “I said, "You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.”

John 10:34 “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, "You are gods"?”

This meaning is different from the depiction of demons as god, because they are false gods. They may have some powers and they demand men to worship them in the form of idols, but they are false gods and the Bible warns us adamantly from incorporating any pagan or idol (demonic) worship in our faith.

2- the term “sons of God” does not refer to angels. Satan could not come and attend the council of the angels of God. He is a fallen angel and has no right to be admitted there.

But, Satan believes that all the human race is subject to him by virtue of the sin of Adam’s wife. Thus, Satan boldly entered into the ekklyssia (congregation - meeting) of the sons of God. God stopped him and asked him: what evil do you have in your heart against my son Job? (paraphrased).

3- Whenever you read the term “sons of God” in the Scriptures, you will notice that it applies to the faithful believers, whether they are alive in the body, or they died, but their spirits are alive.


Q VI- WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE MILLENNIUM IS FINISHED?

Satan, when released at the end of the Millennium, will come out enraged. He will attempt to seduce all the nations, as vicious successful lawyers say: By Hook or by Crook, to unite in a global government and plot the destruction of all the faithful Messianic (some Christians) believers.


His strategy is to destroy all meetings and clubs that claim the name of Jesus and above all, he wants to destroy Jerusalem.

He will get all the kings of the earth together to plot at Armageddon.


He will make the armies move against Jerusalem and destroy the city and kill many Jews, Christians, and Messianic Hebrews.

Then, very quickly, Jesus will come from the South (Mount Sinai which is in Seir (Saudi Arabia)) and reach the Mount of Olive and will destroy all these nations at the Valley of Jehoshaphat (a mile east of Jerusalem).


After the release of Satan, the days will be shortened which may mean that as a great asteroid passes by the earth (or hits the earth), then the earth may increase its revolution and rotation; thus the day becomes less than 24 hours. It may also mean that the final evil events will take a couple of months, rather than a couple of years.


✦ It is very important to understand the following principle: Satan with all his hype, threats, and fears cannot touch any of the true faithful believers (Messianic - Christians) without permission from YHWH Jesus Christ. But, Satan can motivate other people to attack the true faithful believers. This is why Satan has to possess and control the minds of the kings and rulers of the earth to attack Jerusalem and the faithful believers. People have power to attack people even within the family. 


We should be watchful to live right before God and protect ourselves from other people. Be not afraid of Satan and his powers. Have faith that YHWH Christ, the Creator, is more powerful and that you are, (if you are truly born-again), son/daughter of God.

Remember, by heart if you can the following words:


Romans 8:31-39 “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God's elect?

It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns?

It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


AMEN


Q VII- WHY DO CHRISTIANS AND GLOBALIST JEWS CLAIM THAT IT IS A THOUSAND YEARS?

There are many reasons which are all sad. We will list some of them for your caution and spiritual alertness.


1. Some early Greek philosophers and wisdom seekers accepted Jesus Christ, but probably they were not true believers. They had ideas about a future physical kingdom where the sons of light have power, dominion, riches, glory and peace on earth. The Church which is created in the fourth century adopted some of their ideas. Some of these ideas are similar to Greek mythology and utopia New World.


2. Replacement Theology. While I hear some pastors claim that they reject the Replacement Theology, yet at the same time, they believe in the Age of the Church; then during the Millennium, the Age of Israel. This is replacement theology.


3. Red Herring Distraction. The Roman Catholic Church, attempting to deflect the reformers’ accusation that they are the antichrist, created a futurist eschatology in which the Millennium is a key doctrine.


4. Money, Money and more Money. Many pastors (who are not really pastors) and Bible teachers have a great income (declared and undeclared) as they teach these fantastic futuristic revelations and the people love to hear them. The people are generous. These pastors have many mansions on earth. But, they are completely missing the true meaning of the Millennium.


5. Keeping your job. If a pastor (teacher - administrator of a Church Club) dares to oppose the common mainstream teaching of the Millennium, he (she) is treated as an outcast. They simply will lose their job (which they call falsely anointing).


6. Blind sheep. Many of the advocates of the future 1000 years Millennium are people who heard such teachings and were told to believe or else they are heretics. People are generous, trusting and they are willing to give their faith and money to those teachers. Thus, they are blind sheep. Some of the teachers are also blind leaders who are led by wolves and not by Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd.


7. Popularity. Most of the preaching in most of the churches is psychological in nature with a few verses quoted here and there. Preaching about the future Millennium is one of the popular attractive presentations even though it is not biblically sound. To them, it is a fantastic drama.


8. Strong Flood of False Information. For many years, the Christian literature in the public and in seminaries are filled with such teachings. One must have intensive and honest rejection of the common teachings in order to understand the Scriptures more correctly.


9. Global Zionists dream of ruling over the entire earth. The doctrine of 1000 future years Millennium is feeding into their expectations of domination.


10. Ignorance due to the confusing 36 varieties of interpretations.


Finally, remember how Jesus described the Millennium Kingdom.


John 18:35-38 “Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here." Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him at all.”


FINAL CONCLUSION:

We are living in the Millennium.

The Millennium is real and concrete.

We (the faithful only) are rulers with Christ.

The Millennium is not spiritual but real and concrete long period of time.