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After Jesus defeats Satan and binds him for a 1,000 years, all of the dead saints, who died during the Tribulation for Christ's name and those who survive the Tribulation without worshipping the beast, will reign with Christ for those 1,000 years. Rev 20:4 - this is the first resurrection and is reserved for believers only. Yes, people will marry and have children, just like before the 1,000 year reign,. However, when Satan is released, he manages to find those who reject God even while Jesus is reigning on earth. Rev 20:7 When Satan's last rebellion is put down by Christ, Satan is finally thrown into the lake of fire and that's the end of evil on earth forever. Some speculate that the point of this 1,000-year reign is to prove that even when the environment is perfect with a holy and righteous ruler (Christ), men, in their natural sinfulness, will rebel--i.e., our sin is within us, not a product of our upbringing, environment or anything other than our own choice. God proves without question that men choose their destiny. After this last rebellion is quelled, then God resurrects the dead and they are judged according to whether or not they appear in the Book of Life--in the Book, on to eternal life with God; not in the Book, on to eternity in the lake of fire. By their own decision, then as now, man chooses to live separately from God.
First a let's review the Bible sequence of events surrounding the 1000-year period. This period will begin with Christ's return and the resurrection of the saints (Rev 1:7, 20:4-6). Both, the resurrected and those who are alive will "be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thes 4:16-17). During this time Satan will be on earth, bound in the bottomless pit (Rev 20:13). This means that during the 1000-year the earth will be empty and void, no one will be alive while the saved will be with God in heaven (Jer 4:23, 25, 28). The Bible says that at Christ's return the saved will be give immortality and bodies like Jesus. (1 Cor 15:51-55; Phi 3:21). Knowing that the winched dead will remain in the grave until the end of 1000 years (Rev 20:5) and that the living wicked will be slain by the Lord's glory at His return (Isaiah 11:4), it make sense to think that during this period no one other than Satan will remain on earth. Also knowing that there will be no more death (Rev 21:4) and in heaven will be like angels, it is unlikely that children will be born (Mat 22:30).
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