The Thousand Years

Revelation 20

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, a having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of b the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and c set a seal on him, d 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.

4 And I saw e thrones, and they sat on them, and f judgment was committed to them. Then I saw g the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, h who had not worshiped the beast i or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they j lived and k reigned with Christ for 1 a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such l the second death has no power, but they shall be m priests of God and of Christ, n and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
  2. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 5:3 - 5
    And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance.
  4. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:9
    "Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
    James 3:17
    But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 2:3 - 6
    Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding.
    Matthew 7:7
    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 29:12
    Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 11:23
    For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
    Mark 11:24
    Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
    Acts 10:20
    "Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them."
  8. Cross References
    James 4:8
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
  9. Cross References
    Job 14:2
    He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
  10. Cross References
    Job 5:17
    Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; The...
    Luke 6:22
    Blessed are you when men hate you, And when the...
    Hebrews 10:36
    For you have need of endurance, so that after y...
    James 5:11
    Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You ha...
    1 Peter 3:14
    But even if you should suffer for righteousness...
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are reproached for the name of Christ, b...
  11. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:25
    And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 10:22
    And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
  13. Cross References
    Job 15:35
    They conceive trouble and bring forth futility; Their womb prepares deceit.
    Psalms 7:14
    Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
    Isaiah 59:4
    No one calls for justice, Nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.
  14. Cross References
    Romans 5:12
    Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned -
    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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