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The Millennial reign of Christ. Satan chained

Some claim that between the Second Coming and the end of the world. Christ will establish a kingdom on earth. In which He and His chosen ones will reign for a thousand years which is called The Millenial Reign of Christ.

The millennial reign of Christ is the time in which Jesus limited the power of the devil over men. The members of this thousand-year kingdom are only those who have not bowed to the beast. And its mark resurrected at the first resurrection. And those who have not received this resurrection will not be resurrected. Until the end of those thousands of years, that is, at the second resurrection. For this resurrection, about the first, is the second. At the end of this time, the devil will be left again, for some time, to act upon men. Over them, the second death has no power. At the end of Christ’s millennium and after a period of evil action. On the saints, the devil, together with his own. Will be cast into the fires of hell, the second and eternal death, with no possibility of returning.

The 1000 year kingdom makes up the Church or Body of Christ, the head of which is Christ Himself. And inflation and entrance into this kingdom are only through the baptism of the new birth. No one can enter into this kingdom except by baptism, that is, by being born from above or born of water and the Spirit.

What is the millennial reign of Christ in the Bible?

In Revelation, we know that John said that he saw some thrones. And also judgment was given to those who sat on them. And I saw the souls of those who had their heads cut off because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and of those who did not worship the beast and his icon and receive his mark on their foreheads and their hands. They have risen and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The other dead did not rise until the thousand years were over. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

The millennial reign of Christ in the Bible is the thousand-year reign of Christ during Revelation. It will not begin until the Second Coming and will be preceded by the resurrection of the righteous who will reign with Christ. It will last a thousand years, after which will come the resurrection of sinners, the judgment, and the end of the world.

When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be loosed and will come out of his dungeon, to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to war. And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the lying prophet are. And they will be worked day and night forever and ever.

How long will Jesus reign on earth?

An angel descended from heaven and held the key to the abyss and in the other a great chain. The angel took hold of the dragon and the ancient serpent, the devil and Satan, and bound him for 1000 years. He then let him out into the abyss, shut him up, and put the seal there. So that he wouldn’t bring any more people astray until the 1000 years were up. And Christ will be reigning during the time that Satan is cast into the abyss of the earth. After the period of his imprisonment is over he will have to be loosed for a short time.

Jesus will reign on earth for 1000 years during the millennium of His reign, but then He will raise the new Jerusalem and then reign eternally on earth in the new Jerusalem.

There will be Thrones of Kingship and on them will sit the souls of those whose heads were cut off with axes because they were martyrs for Christ and given the right to judge. At the same time, they suffered torment and pain on earth and did not conform to the image of the beast, and did not receive his mark or seal on their foreheads or hands. Yesterday they rose to life and reigned for 1000 years with Jesus Christ. The other dead remained in rest until the 1000 years were completed. This was the first resurrection.

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Satan’s reign

Having turned away from the face of God and thus become the prince of darkness. Satan has sought to multiply his followers, tempting the firstborn to disobedience. In this way, he increased his dominion. Since ancient times, the Church of Christ has believed that the pride of one of the most important. Spirits has been the cause of evil in both the spiritual and material world. The eternal salvation of mankind is closely linked to the overthrow of Satan and the ruin of evil in the world. The devil who led them all astray was cast into a pool of fire. And brimstone where the beast and the lying prophet are. And they will all be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Satan the deceiver will have the right given to him by God himself to rule exactly as he wished but not for a long time. Satan will be allowed to reign to deceive people and test them from the four corners of the world and to gather them all to war.

After the 1000 years, Satan will be released from prison and will come out of there. To lead astray the Gentiles from all four corners of the world on Gog and Magog. To gather them to a war whose number is greater than the sand of the sea and the depth of the ocean. And they shall go up upon the expanse of the earth and besiege the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And God has brought down fire and burned them all to ashes.

Key Verse related to the millennial reign of Christ

Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding the key to the bottomless pit. With a large chain in his hand. He captured the dragon, that ancient serpent, also known as the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the bottomless pit, closed it, and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations until the end of the thousand years. After that, he must be released for a time.

Revelation 20:1-3 (NIV)

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Will Satan be chained?

The length of Christ’s reign will be short and it will be one of the signs that will foreshadow the approach of Christ’s second and final coming. This duration is nothing other than the time between the first and second coming. Of the Lord, or, more precisely. The time from the establishment of the Kingdom of God until the second coming. So it is about the Kingdom of God, and its duration in the world. During which time there will also be a battle of Jesus with Satan.

During this millennial reign of Christ, the devil will be defeated and bound by Jesus, therefore Satan will be chained, taking power over men.

Therefore Christ entered his house and bound him, limiting his power over redeemed mankind. To enter the millennial reign of Christ is conditional upon the resurrection, called the first. Which can be nothing other than Christian baptism, often even called resurrection. And at the end of this kingdom, the devil will again be loosed to deceive the people and work in power and fury against the saints, in the form of the anti-Christ, the beast, or the false prophet.

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What are the three main views of the millennium?

The Millennium is regarded as the reign of Jesus. The 1,000-year kingdom is the title given to Jesus Christ’s 1,000-year reign on earth. Some people interpret these 1,000 years as an allegorical, metaphorical expression. Others understand these 1,000 years as a purely figurative way of saying, in other words, a long period.

Three main views of the millennium are the following:

  1. amillennialism
  2. postmillennialism
  3. premillennialism

The amillennialists offer sermons and teachings that are intended to emphasize that there will be no reign of Christ. Because they believe that we are already living in the last days. When we have already been living in the millennium for thousands of years because the dead came out of their graves the moment Jesus breathed His last breath.

Postmillennialism offers interpretations of Revelation chapter 20 and supports the idea of Christ’s second Lordship and coming. 

The premillennialists interpret that Jesus will return to earth before the appearance of the thousand years, that is, the millennium of Christ’s reign.

Primary Takeaways

  • When Christ returns to earth He will physically become King in Jerusalem, sitting on the throne of David. God’s unconditional covenants show that a literal, physical return of Christ is necessary to restore His reign.
  • The Bible speaks of the characteristics of the 1,000-year Kingdom as a perfect physical and spiritual environment.
  • Bible also says that only believers will have access to the 1,000 years Kingdom. For this reason, the Kingdom will be a time of complete justification.


In the book of Revelation, only 6 Bible verses are referring to the millennium of Christ. But even if this is so, we can clearly understand that we must first experience the millennium of Christ with the thousand-year kingdom. And then to watch for the great event when God will allow the angel who bound him in the dungeon.

The angel who is also present in Revelation 9, to release him from bondage and continue to amaze for a little while. So that later we can arrive and enjoy what will happen at the Last Judgement.0 Knowing that we have reigned over the earth with Jesus and to take part in the new world and the new Jerusalem.