3 Bible Tips: The Millennium
The phrase "thousand years" is used nine times in the New King James Version of the Bible. Six of those are in Revelation 20. The thousand years described in that chapter has come to be known by the Latin word for thousand years, Millennium.
1. Satan and his influence will be removed for the Millennium.
"He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while" (Revelation 20:2-3).
2. The saints, converted followers of Jesus Christ, will help Him rule and judge during the Millennium.
"And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years" (Revelation 20:4).
3. The Millennium will just be the start, because those in the first resurrection will not be subject to death ever again.
"Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years" (Revelation 20:6).
For more about the Millennium, see The
Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.