What does Thousand Years mean in the Bible?

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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Thousand Years
See Apocalypse.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Thousand Years
The millennium . The period of Christ's coming reign with His saints over this earth, delivered from Satan's presence. As Satan and His kingdom in successive stages sink, Christ and His kingdom rise (Revelation 19-20). Satan, having been foiled in his last desperate attempt to overthrow Christ's kingdom by Antichrist or the beast, shall by the just law of necessary retributive consequence be bound immediately afterward and imprisoned in the bottomless pit a thousand years. (See ANTICHRIST.) On the same just principle they who have suffered for Christ, and not worshipped the Godopposed world power, shall come to life again and reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12), at His coming, a thousand years. Their resurrection is "the first resurrection." (See RESURRECTION.) "The rest of the dead live not again until the thousand years are finished: blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."
Ten, the "world number", raised to the third power, the "divine number", expresses the world pervaded by God. Possibly the "thousand" may extend much longer than the literal number. So also (Philippians 3:10.) Paul's ambition was to "attain the resurrection from out of the rest of the dead" (exanastasis ). So our Lord declares (Luke 20:35), "they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain the resurrection from the dead cannot die any more, for they are equal unto the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection." Again, to the apostles (Luke 22:18), "ye are they who have continued with Me in My temptations, and I appoint unto you a kingdom as My Father hath appointed unto Me, that ye may eat and drink with Me at My table, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Again (Matthew 19:28), "ye that have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
Those "beheaded (virtually or actually, literally, hatcheted) for Jesus and for the word of God" stand first; then they" who have not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands," i.e. did not treat the world's riches, ambitions, and pleasures as their portion. Jesus implies, in reply to the request of Zebedee's two sons, that there are places of peculiar honour reserved by the Father for those who drink Christ's bitter cup (Matthew 20:22-23). Thus, "whosoever shall lose his life for Christ's sake (in will or deed) shall save it" (Mark 8:35). Satan thought to destroy God's people by persecutions (just as previously to destroy Christ, Revelation 12); but the church is not destroyed from the earth, but raised to rule over it; Satan himself is shut up for a thousand years in the "abyss" (" bottomless pit"), preparatory to the "lake of fire," his final doom. As before, by Christ's ascension, he ceased to be accuser of the brethren in heaven, so during the millennium he ceases to be seducer and persecutor on earth.
As long as he rules in the darkness of the world we live in an atmosphere tainted with evil physical and spiritual (Ephesians 2:2). Christ's coming will purify the world (Malachi 3:3). Sin will not wholly cease, for men shall be still in the flesh, and therefore death will come, but at long intervals, life being vastly prolonged as in the days of the patriarchs (Isaiah 65:20); but sin will not be that almost universal power that it is now. Satan will no longer seduce the flesh, nor be the "god" and "prince of this world" (John 14:30; 2 Corinthians 4:4), which now "lieth in the wicked one" (1 John 5:19). The flesh, untempted from without, shall become more and more subject to the spirit. Christ with His saints, in transfigured bodies, will reign over men in the flesh. The millennial nations will be prepared for a higher state, as Adam would have been in paradise, had he never fallen (Revelation 21:1-24; Revelation 21:26).
This will be the manifestation of "the world ("age", aion ) to come" already set up invisibly in the saints in "this world" (Hebrews 2:5; Hebrews 5:5). As each seventh year was Israel's year of remission, so of the world's seven thousands the seventh shall be its sabbatism (Hebrews 4:9, margin). Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Cyprian, expected an earthly millennial kingdom; not until millennial views carnally confounded the state of the transfigured king-priests with that of the subject nations in the flesh, and the church itself sought a present visible kingdom with Rome as its center, instead of hoping for it only when Christ shall come, was the doctrine abandoned by the church and apostasy set in. Earth, not becoming transfigured until after the millennium, shall not be, during it, the meet home for the transfigured saints; but from heaven they with Christ rule the earth, the comparatively free communion between the heavenly and earthly churches being typified by Christ's communion at short intervals with His disciples during the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension.
Old Testament prophecy everywhere anticipates Christ's kingdom at Jerusalem: Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 4:3; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 35:8; Isaiah 60:61; Isaiah 60:65-66; Ezekiel 37 to 48, etc., etc. He confirms His disciples' expectation of it, but corrects their impatience to know the time (Acts 1:6-8). The kingdom begins, not as the carnal Jews thought, from without, but from within, spiritually; then when Christ shall be manifested it shall be manifested outwardly (Colossians 3:4; 1 John 3:2). The papacy blasphemously anticipates the visible headship which Christ shall then assume, "reigning as kings" without Christ (1 Corinthians 4:8).
"When Christianity became a worldly power under Constantine, the future hope was weakened by joy over present success" (Bengel); the church becoming a harlot ceased to be the bride going to meet her Bridegroom. The saints' future priesthood unto God and Christ "in His temple" (Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 7:15; Revelation 20:6) is the ground of their kingship toward men. Men will be willing subjects of the transfigured priest-kings whose power is the attraction that wins the heart, not counteracted by devil or beast. Church and state will be coextensive; and the church and the world no longer in mutual repulsion. The distinction between them shall cease, for the church will be co-extensive with the world. The veil shall be taken off Israel first, then off all people, and the kingdoms of this world shall be the kingdoms of Christ (Revelation 11:15; Isaiah 25:7). Christ's glorious appearing, the church's transfiguration, antichrist's destruction, and Satan's binding, will dispose the nations to embrace the gospel.
As a regeneration of elected individuals "taken out" from Jews and Gentiles (Acts 15:14) goes on now, so a regeneration of nations then. As the church begins at Christ's ascension, so the visible kingdom at His second advent. What the transfigured priest-kings shall be in heaven, that the Israelite priest-kings shall be on earth. A blessed chain of giving and receiving: God, Christ, the transfigured bride, i.e. the translated church, Israel, the world of nations. The outpouring of the Spirit on Israel (Zechariah 12:10) will usher in the new period of revelation, which has been silent so long as Israel, God's chosen mediator of revelations, and of establishing His manifested kingdom on earth, has been in the background. God from the first, in dividing to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, set their bounds "according to the number of the children, of Israel" (Deuteronomy 32:8). Now is the time of preaching; then shall be the time of liturgy of "the great congregation" (Psalms 22:25; Ezekiel 40 to 48; Zechariah 14:16-21; Isaiah 2:3).
Art and music will be the handmaids to spiritual worship, instead of drawing off the soul to sensuousness. Society will be pervaded by the Spirit of Christ. Earthly and heavenly glories shall be united in the twofold election: elect Israel in the flesh shall stand at the head of the earthly nations; the elect spiritual church, in the heavenly kingdom, shall reign over both. These elections are for the good of those to whom they minister respectively; compare, as to Israel's mediating blessedness to the nations, Romans 11:12; Romans 11:15; Micah 5:7. The extent of rule (the "ten" or "five cities") is proportioned to the degree of faithfulness, as the parable teaches (Luke 19:13; Luke 19:15; Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19); all vessels of glory are filled, but those of larger dimensions are of larger capacity for glory (2 Timothy 2:20-21; Isaiah 22:24).
Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) makes the transfiguration the earnest of Christ's coming in glory (Matthew 17); it is the miniature specimen of the millennial kingdom: first, Christ in glory, then Moses a specimen of those raised from the dead at Christ's coming, then Elijah a specimen of those who never taste death, but being found alive are transfigured in a moment (1 Corinthians 15:51-52); finally Peter, James, and John, the specimen of Israel and the nations in the flesh who shall desire the tabernacling among them of Christ and the transfigured saints: "Lord, it is good to be here," etc. The privilege of our high calling in Christ is limited to the time of Satan's reign; when he is bound there will be no scope for suffering for, and so no longer the reward of reigning with, Him (Revelation 3:21; 1 Corinthians 6:2.).
Even during the millennium there is a separation between heaven and earth, humanity transfigured and humanity in the flesh. Hence, apostasy can take place at its close; out of the one element of evil in it, the flesh, man's birthsin the only influence then preventing the saving of all souls. In the judgment on this, the world of nature is destroyed and renewed, as the world of history was before the millennium. Only then the new heaven and earth are perfected. The millennial heaven and earth, connected but separate, are but a foretaste of the everlasting state, when the upper and lower congregations shall be no longer separate and new Jerusalem shall descend from God out of heaven. The millennium shall be the last season of grace; for what can move him in whom the church's visible glory, evil being circumscribed on all sides, evokes no longing for communion with the church's King? As the history of nations ended with the church's millennial manifestation in glory, so that of mankind in general shall end with the separation of the just from the wicked. (Auberlen, Daniel and Revelation.)
As "kings" the transfigured saints shall have subjects; as "priests" they shall have people to whom they shall mediatorially minister blessings from God, namely, the men on earth. The scene of the kingdom is not in, but "under, heaven"; on or over the earth (Revelation 5:10; Daniel 7:27). The kingdom shall be where the tares once were (Matthew 13:41), i.e. on earth. "The meek shall inherit the earth"; like Caleb, alone faithful among the faithless, inheriting the very Mount Hebron on which his feet trod 40 years before (Matthew 5:5; Numbers 14:23-24; Joshua 14:9). It will be a time of Sabbath peace, uninterrupted by war (Hebrews 4:9; Isaiah 2:4; Zechariah 9:10; Hosea 2:18). Even the savage animals shall lose their ferocity (Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 65:25). Christ's king-priesthood (Zechariah 6:13) shall be explained in the services of the glorious temple at Jerusalem (Ezekiel 40-48).
The marriage of the Lamb and bride, then begun in heaven, shall unfold the mysteries of the now obscure Song. The theocracy, or rule of God in Christ, shall supersede the misrule of earthly potentates who ruled for self. Finally, when the corrupt flesh and Satan shall have been cast out forever after the millennium, the general resurrection, judgment, and regeneration of our home shall follow. (See REGENERATION.) The same Spirit regenerates the believer's soul now (Romans 8:11), his body at Christ's coming, and his home (Psalms 104:30; Revelation 21:1) after the millennium. The earth, once baptized with water, shall be baptized with fire (2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:10-13). Earth and nature shall be regenerated, as the nations were previously in the millennium.
The saints not merely, as in it, reign from heaven over the earth; but the heavenly Jerusalem, having the glory of God, shall descend on earth, far eclipsing Israel's Jerusalem in the millennium. The saints shall be God's city and bride, God causing His glory to shine out through them, as the flame through a jasper colored lamp (Revelation 21:10-11-23). "The nations of them which are saved," namely, during the millennium (which will be the age of the regeneration of nations as this is the age of the regeneration of individual souls) "shall walk in the light of" the heavenly Jerusalem, i.e. the wife of the Lamb; for the elect church shall hold the primacy among the redeemed throughout eternity, because she alone shall have witnessed for Christ in the face of an opposing world and the prince of darkness (Revelation 21:24).
In the primitive paradise there was but a garden with a solitary pair; but in the final paradise and the regenerated earth city and garden shall be combined, the perfect communion of saints with individual blessedness and perfection. Satan loosed no more; the saints under the blessed necessity of sinning no more; the groans of nature hushed (Romans 8:18-23); no more sea, literal or figurative (Daniel 7:2-3; Isaiah 57:20; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:4); no more pain, crying, death. When Christ shall have accomplished the purpose of His mediatorial kingdom by bringing all things into subjection to the Father, God will be all in all. The unity of the Godhead will then be prominent, as His Trinity is now; "His name will be one," and He will come then first into direct communion with His redeemed. Lord, hasten it in Thine own time (Zechariah 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:24).

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Millenarian - ) One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a Thousand Years; a Chiliast. ) Consisting of a Thousand Years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians
Millennium - ) A Thousand Years; especially, the Thousand Years mentioned in the twentieth chapter in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world
Chiliad - ) A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a period of a Thousand Years
Millennial - ) Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a Thousand Years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness
Chiliast - ) One who believes in the second coming of Christ to reign on earth a Thousand Years; a milllenarian
Banzai - , May you live ten Thousand Years; - used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry
Millenary - ) The space of a Thousand Years; a millennium; also, a Millenarian
Millenarians - Or SHILIANISTS, a name given to those who believe that the saints will reign on earth with Christ a Thousand Years
Wrote - Herodotus wrote his history more than two Thousand Years ago
Millennium - The word ‘millennium’ means ‘a Thousand Years’. Though not found in the Bible, the word refers to the Thousand Years mentioned in one of the visions of the book of Revelation (Revelation 20:4-6). Because of the book’s apocalyptic characteristics, which involve angelic beings, strange beasts and mysterious numbers, many interpreters hesitate to measure off an exact period of one Thousand Years calculated to the year, month and day. There is considerable agreement, however, that the Thousand Years represent a long period, whether precisely measured or not. ...
The different viewpoints are largely concerned with determining what the Thousand Years reign of Christ refers to (v. ...
Thousand years reign with Christ...
Those who believe that the Thousand Years reign of Christ refers to his present exaltation in glory are called amillennialists (a meaning ‘without’), because they do not believe that the vision refers to a literal reign of Christ on earth. According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the Thousand Years, refers to a resurrection of all humankind that takes place at the return of Christ. ...
By contrast, other interpreters consider that the Thousand Years reign of Christ refers to a literal reign on earth. According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the Thousand Years, refers to a second resurrection. It has similarities with the amillennial view in its interpretation of the two groups who ‘come to life’ and in its understanding that the Thousand Years reign of Christ does not refer to a literal reign on earth. According to this view, the Thousand Years reign of Christ refers to the rule of the kingdom of God in the world (Matthew 24:14; Romans 11:11-15). ...
Thousand years binding of Satan...
In the visions of Revelation Chapter 20 the Thousand Years reign of Christ seems to correspond with the Thousand Years of Satan’s imprisonment (Revelation 20:1-3). ...
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In spite of the different viewpoints concerning the Thousand Years reign of Christ, all are agreed that it speaks of the triumph of Christ that he shares with his people (Matthew 19:28; Romans 5:17; Colossians 2:13-15; 2 Timothy 2:12)
Millennialist - ) One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a Thousand Years; a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period
Gomorrah - The city of Gomorrah was located near Sodom but, like Sodom, it was destroyed almost four Thousand Years ago
New Birth - The name which the New Testament Scriptures, and theChurch for nearly two Thousand Years have given to Holy Baptism,which is the Laver of Regeneration, the new and spiritual Birth
Millennium - (mih leh' ni uhm) A term not found in Scripture but taken from Latin to express the “thousand years” mentioned six times in Revelation 20:1-7 . The meaning of the Thousand Years and the relation of Christ's future coming to them have given rise to various millennial views. ...
Amillennialism The term suggests “no Thousand Years. ...
Premillennialism The idea is that of “before the millennium or Thousand Years. Dispensational premillennialism takes the Thousand Years to be literal both as to fact and number. Historic premillennialism holds to a literal, future reign of Christ on earth, during which Satan is bound a Thousand Years and the saints reign with Christ
Millennium - A period of a Thousand Years, during which, according to Revelation 20:2-7 , the Dragon ( i. 32 and 33), time is described as a week of seven days, each of one Thousand Years in length. Then will come a ‘sabbath of rest’ of a Thousand Years, and then an eighth day which shall be timeless. At the present time, in addition to the Second Adventists, millennial views are held strongly by a number of earnest Christians commonly called pre-millenarians because of their belief that Christ will return before the period of a Thousand Years begins and establish an earthly reign
Meni - The Arabs worshipped an idol Mannah, a large stone which a Thousand Years later Saad demolished, in the eighth year of the Hegira; from manah to "number" or "assign
Nehushtan - " The lapse of nearly one Thousand Years had invested the "brazen serpent" with a mysterious sanctity; and in order to deliver the people from their infatuation, and impress them with the idea of its worthlessness, Hezekiah called it, in contempt, "Nehushtan," a brazen thing, a mere piece of brass (2 Kings 18:4 )
Millennium - "a Thousand Years;" generally employed to denote the Thousand Years, during which, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the Apocalypse and other scriptures, our blessed Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the final completion of beatitude. About the middle of the fourth century the Millenarians held the following tenets: 1st, That the city of Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that the land of Judea should be the habitation of those who were to reign on the earth a Thousand Years. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a Thousand Years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the Thousand Years should be fulfilled; and, after that, he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a Thousand Years. But the rest of the dead lived not again till the Thousand Years were finished. But that this last supposition is a mistake, the very next verse but one assures us; for we are there told, that, "when the Thousand Years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth;" and we have no reason to believe that he will have such power or such liberty in "the new heavens and the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. That this will continue at least a Thousand Years, or a considerable space of time, in which the work of salvation may be fully accomplished in the utmost extent and glory of it. In this time, in which the world will soon be filled with real Christians, and continue full by constant propagation to supply the place of those who leave the world, there will be many thousands born and live on the earth, to each one that has been born and lived in the preceeding six Thousand Years; so that, if they who shall be born in that Thousand Years shall be all, or most of them saved (as they will be, ) there will, on the whole, be many thousands of mankind saved to one that shall be lost
Devil - The time is coming, and may be near at hand, when "the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan," shall be bound for a Thousand Years, "that he should deceive the nations no more till the Thousand Years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. "And when the Thousand Years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison and shall go out to deceive the nations
North - This is as true in Syria and Arabia now as it was three Thousand Years ago
Moseroth - What a thought! If the ashes of Adam, or Aaron, or any, or all of the patriarchs were to arise this hour, their bodies would be all alike unconscious whether they had slept a single night, or several Thousand Years
Estonia - The Estonians had been independent for about a Thousand Years when conquered and Christianized in the 13th century by the Danes and the Brothers of the Sword
Moriah - Here also, one Thousand Years after Abraham, David built an altar and offered sacrifices to God
Esthonia - The Estonians had been independent for about a Thousand Years when conquered and Christianized in the 13th century by the Danes and the Brothers of the Sword
Millennium - A Thousand Years; the name given to the era mentioned in Revelation 20:1-7
Bottomless Pit - Satan will be confined in the abyss during the Thousand Years of the millennium
Millenarians - are those who believe, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the book of Revelation and other scriptures, that our Saviour shall reign a Thousand Years with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the full completion of final happiness; and their name, taken from the Latin word mille, "a thousand," has a direct allusion to the duration of this spiritual empire, which is styled the millennium. The tradition which fixes the duration of the world, in its present imperfect state, to six Thousand Years, and announces the approach of a Sabbath of one Thousand Years of universal peace and plenty, to be ushered in by the glorious advent of the Messiah, has been traced up to Elias, a rabbinical writer, who flourished about two centuries before the birth of Christ. ...
Justin Martyr, the most ancient of the fathers, was a great supporter of the doctrine of the millennium, or that our Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth, after the resurrection, for a Thousand Years; which he declares was the belief of all orthodox Christians. Some believe that Christ will reign personally on the earth, and that the prophecies of the millennium point to a resurrection of martyrs and other just men, to reign with him a Thousand Years in a visible kingdom. Others are inclined to believe that, by the reign of Christ and the saints for a Thousand Years on earth, "nothing more is meant than that, before the general judgment, the Jews shall be converted, genuine Christianity be diffused through all nations, and mankind enjoy that peace and happiness which the faith and precepts of the Gospel are calculated to confer on all by whom they are sincerely embraced. " The state of the Christian church, say they, will be, for a Thousand Years before the general judgment, so pure and so widely extended, that, when compared with the state of the world in the ages preceding, it may, in the language of Scripture, be called a resurrection from the dead. There is, indeed, an order in the resurrection, 1 Corinthians 15:24 ; but we no where observe mention made of a first and second resurrection at the distance of a Thousand Years from each other: yet, were the millenarian hypothesis well founded, the words should rather have run thus: "Christ, the first-fruits, then the martyrs at his coming, and a Thousand Years afterward the residue of mankind,—then cometh the end," &c. According to tradition, these Thousand Years of the reign of Christ and the saints will be the seventh millenary of the world; for, as God created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh, so the world, it is argued, will continue six Thousand Years, and the seventh thousand will be the great sabbatism, or holy rest of the people of God; one day being with the Lord as a Thousand Years, and a Thousand Years as one day,' 2 Peter 3:8 . According to tradition, too, these Thousand Years of the reign of Christ and the saints are the great day of judgment, in the morning or beginning whereof shall be the coming of Christ in flaming fire, and the particular judgment of antichrist, and the first resurrection; and in the evening or conclusion whereof shall be the general resurrection of the dead, small and great; ‘and they shall be judged every man according to his works. '...
Such is the representation of the millennium, as given by those who embrace the opinion of Christ's reigning personally on earth during the period of one Thousand Years. ...
The following observations from Jones's Biblical Cyclopaedia are worthy great attention for their sobriety:—Some have supposed that the passage, Revelation 20:4 , is to be taken literally, as importing that at that time Jesus Christ will come, in his human nature, from heaven to earth, and set his kingdom up here, reigning visibly and personally, with distinguished glory on earth; that the bodies of the martyrs, and of other eminent Christians will then be raised from the dead, in which they shall live and reign with Christ here on earth a Thousand Years. And some suppose, that all the saints, the true friends to God and Christ, who have lived before that time, will then be raised from the dead, and live on earth perfectly holy, during this Thousand Years. Others have understood this paragraph of Scripture in a figurative sense; that by this reign of Christ on earth, is not meant his coming from heaven to earth, in his human visible nature; but his taking to himself his power, and utterly overthrowing the kingdom of Satan, and setting up his own kingdom throughout the world, which, before this, had been confined to very narrow bounds; subduing all hearts to a willing subjection, and thus reigning generally over the men who shall then be in the world, and live in that Thousand Years. And by "the souls of them which were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands," living again and reigning, with Christ a Thousand Years; they suppose, is not meant a literal resurrection, or the resurrection of their bodies, which is not asserted here, as there is nothing said of their bodies, or of their being raised to life; but that they shall live again, and reign with Christ, in the revival, prosperity, reign, and triumph of that cause and interest in which they lived, and for the promotion of which they died: and in whose death the cause seemed to languish and become extinct. The whole is a figure, and can mean no more than, that, when the time of the millennium arrives, or rather previous to it, Jesus Christ will lay effectual restraints on Satan, so that his powerful and prevailing influence, by which he had before deceived and destroyed a great part of mankind, shall be wholly taken from him for a Thousand Years. To suppose that Christ shall come in his human nature to this earth, and live here in his whole person visible a Thousand Years before the day of judgment, appears to be contrary to several passages of Scripture. But if he were here on earth, visible in his human nature, and reigning in his glorified body, during the millennium, he would be already here to attend the last judgment, and he could not be properly said to come from heaven, and to be revealed from heaven, because this was done a Thousand Years before
Regeneration - (See Thousand Years
Abyss - And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and Satan, and bound him a Thousand Years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the Thousand Years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season," Revelation 20:1-3
Ecuador - The kingdom of the Quitus had existed for perhaps a Thousand Years when conquered by the Peruvians in 1460
Treasures - This lost treasure, worth many thousands of dollars, had remained apparently undisturbed over two Thousand Years
Eucharistic Vestments - When we consider that these historic churches have notbeen in communion with one another for over a Thousand Years, wecannot but conclude that any point on which they are agreed mustgo back to the middle of the Fifth Century and must be part of theirunited traditions from a still earlier date
Fir (Tree) - So these leaders may rejoice in peace when Satan is cast out of the earth and chained for the Thousand Years
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He believes that after the close of the apocalyptic Thousand Years will come the loosing of Satan, the seducing of the nations Gog and Magog, the descent of fire from heaven upon their armies; then the second resurrection, the judgment, the passing away of the old things and the bringing in of the new heavens and new earth; "impii in ambustione aeterna; justi autem cum Deo in vita aeterna" (c
Giant - " The nephilim are merely said to be "in the earth in those days," and they were also seen by the spies about a Thousand Years afterwards: this is all that is revealed respecting them
Genesis - Its value cannot be overestimated as a fragment of literature or as a work of history, and it has been well observed that in the first page of Genesis a child may learn more in an hour than all the philosophers in the world learned without it in a Thousand Years
Cerinthians - Thus Plato has left some speculations concerning the "great year," when, after the expiration of thirty-six Thousand Years, the world was to be renewed, and the golden age to return. It was taught, in the Cabbala, that the world was to last six Thousand Years, which would be followed by a period of rest for a Thousand Years more. John in the Revelation would easily be perverted, where it is said of the souls of the martyrs, that "they lived and reigned with Christ a Thousand Years," Revelation 20:4
Eternity of the World - We have no credible history of transactions more remote than six Thousand Years from the present time; for as to the pretence that some nations have made to histories of greater antiquity, as the Egyptians, Chaldeans, Phaenicians, Chinese, &c
Prison - The abyss in which Satan is to be shut up for the Thousand Years is also called a prison, which may refer to the same place
Age of Man - ) In the Thousand Years of the millennium apparently no one will die but the wicked, and one at a hundred years of age will be called a child: the days of God's people will be as the days of a tree, and they will, when the curse is removed, long enjoy the work of their hands
Pagan - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a Thousand Years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five Thousand Years
Paganism - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a Thousand Years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five Thousand Years
No - They have formed a great storehouse of interesting historic remains for more than two Thousand Years
Money - The study of ancient coined money is interesting, showing the rise of the arts and their fall during the dark ages of priestcraft, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries; the coins of 400 years before Christ being superb, while those a Thousand Years after Christ are hardly discernible
Melchiz'Edek - Disappearing as suddenly as he came, he is lost to the sacred writings for a Thousand Years
Key - , knowledge of the revealed will of God, by which men entered into the life that pleases God; this the religious leaders of the Jews had presumptuously "taken away," so that they neither entered in themselves, nor permitted their hearers to do so; (c) of "the keys of death and of Hades," Revelation 1:18 , RV (see HADES), indicative of the authority of the Lord over the bodies and souls of men; (d) of "the key of David," Revelation 3:7 , a reference to Isaiah 22:22 , speaking of the deposition of Shebna and the investiture of Eliakim, in terms evidently Messianic, the metaphor being that of the right of entrance upon administrative authority; the mention of David is symbolic of complete sovereignty; (e) of "the key of the pit of the abyss," Revelation 9:1 ; here the symbolism is that of competent authority; the pit represents a shaft or deep entrance into the region (see ABYSS), from whence issued smoke, symbolic of blinding delusion; (f) of "the key of the abyss," Revelation 20:1 ; this is to be distinguished from (e): the symbolism is that of the complete supremacy of God over the region of the lost, in which, by angelic agency, Satan is destined to be confined for a Thousand Years
Genealogy - The genealogy of our Saviour is deduced by the evangelists from Adam to Joseph and Mary, through a space of four Thousand Years and upward
Bouddhists - To the present grand period, comprehending all the time included in a "kulpu," they assign five deities, four of whom have already appeared, including Goutumu, or Bouddhu, whose exaltation continues five Thousand Years, two thousand three hundred and fifty-six of which had expired, A. After the expiration of the five Thousand Years, another saint will obtain the ascendancy, and be deified
Abyss - Satan is chained in the abyss for a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:1,3 ), until he, too, is thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10 )
Gog And Magog - In Ezekiel the attack is before Israel is finally settled in the land, as may be seen by the context; whereas in the Revelation it is after the Thousand Years of the millennium, and is followed by the final overthrow of God's enemies who are led on by Satan
Millennium - This word signifies a Thousand Years, and usually refers to that period spoken of in Revelation 20 . The first resurrection will have taken place before these years commence, the saints who have part in this resurrection will be priests of God and of Christ, and reign with Christ the Thousand Years
Sechem - The sacred story of events transacted in the field of Sichem, from our earliest years, is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three Thousand Years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstacy
Embalming - Great numbers of mummies are still found in Egypt, in the subterraneous vaults where they were deposited two or three Thousand Years ago
God And Magog - In the Book of Revelation (Revelation 20:7-8) the seer tells that Satan, after being bound for one Thousand Years, shall be loosed and go forth to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle. These interpretations depend on the view taken of the ‘thousand years’ and the ‘first resurrection
Nippur - ” Nippur was for more than two Thousand Years the undisputed cultural and religious center, although it never was used as the capital city for any kingdom
Whitsun Day - Whitsun Day isthe Birthday of the Christian Church, and as such it has beencommemorated for nearly two Thousand Years by Christian people andobserved by them with holy joy and deep thanksgiving for thefulfilment of our Lord's promise to send the Comforter to Hiscomfortless people
Jew - From that time, for two Thousand Years, the visible church of God was confined to the family of this man; and for fifteen centuries the history of this family is the only sacred history of the world. Two Thousand Years after the promise was made to him; in thy seed shall all the families and all the nations of the earth be blessed. More than three Thousand Years ago, while on a conquering march, with visions of glory before them, they were warned of their future apostacy, and were told of the judgments that would fall upon them and upon their land
Thousand Years - Satan, having been foiled in his last desperate attempt to overthrow Christ's kingdom by Antichrist or the beast, shall by the just law of necessary retributive consequence be bound immediately afterward and imprisoned in the bottomless pit a Thousand Years. ) On the same just principle they who have suffered for Christ, and not worshipped the Godopposed world power, shall come to life again and reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12), at His coming, a Thousand Years. ) "The rest of the dead live not again until the Thousand Years are finished: blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a Thousand Years. Satan thought to destroy God's people by persecutions (just as previously to destroy Christ, Revelation 12); but the church is not destroyed from the earth, but raised to rule over it; Satan himself is shut up for a Thousand Years in the "abyss" (" bottomless pit"), preparatory to the "lake of fire," his final doom
Hebrew Language - For the Thousand Years between Moses and the Babylonian exile the Hebrew language underwent little or no modification
Day of Christ - Here also there is to be noticed a distinction drawn between the ‘day of Christ’ and that ‘great day of God’ which follows the one Thousand Years’ reign of Christ on earth
Sidon - or ZIDON, a celebrated city and port of Phenicia, and one of the most ancient cities in the world; as it is supposed to have been founded by Sidon, the eldest son of Canaan, which will carry it up to above two Thousand Years before Christ
Eden - This region may have been greatly changed by the lapse of many Thousand Years, and may now bear little resemblance to the luxuriant and beautiful plain of primeval times
Satan - ) "And I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand; and he laid hold of the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a Thousand Years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the Thousand Years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a Thousand Years
Fo - The worship of this idol, they pretend, was observed a Thousand Years before the Christian era, and was introduced from India into China within the first century after
Sycamore or Sycamine - Shaw states that he found the mummy chests, and that little square boxes containing various figures, which are placed at the feet of each mummy, to be both made of sycamore and uncorrupted for at least three Thousand Years
Dispensations - ) the epiphany of the glory of the great God and Savior (Titus 2:13), the manifested kingdom when He "will restore it to Israel" (Luke 17:20; Ezekiel 21:27), and Himself shall "take His great power and reign" with His transfigured saints for a Thousand Years over the nations in the flesh, and Israel at their head (Zechariah 14; Isaiah 2; 65; 66; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 11:17; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 5:20);...
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Olivet Discourse, the - They are still operative after two Thousand Years, a further indication that they do not herald the end time
Resurrection - "The dead in Christ " will be raised at the coming of the Lord Jesus, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; and John speaks of the first resurrection, and adds that "the rest of the dead lived not again until the Thousand Years were finished
Alexandria - 26, Alexandria passed into the hands of the Romans; and after having enjoyed the highest fame for upwards of a Thousand Years, it submitted to the arms of the caliph Pmar, A
Thigh - And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a Thousand Years before Christ's incarnation, had an eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East
Preparation - " Hence, therefore, to him alone should believers be always looking for the preparations of the heart; for in this sweet office of the Spirit, God's Christ and the redeemed soul are brought together; and the Lord the Spirit doth more in one moment to prepare our unprepared hearts than, without his influence, could be accomplished in ten Thousand Years by all our labours in prayers and tears
Temple - This temple was begun somewhat about a Thousand Years before Christ, and took nine years in building
Abyss - From it ‘the beast’ issues (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8), and into it ‘the old serpent which is the Devil and Satan’ is cast for a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:1-3)
Abyss - From it ‘the beast’ issues (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8), and into it ‘the old serpent which is the Devil and Satan’ is cast for a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:1-3)
Time - In God’s sight, in the Divine mind, ‘a Thousand Years are but as yesterday’ ( Genesis 1:1-3101 ; cf. 2 Peter 3:8 ‘one day is with the Lord as a Thousand Years, and a Thousand Years as one day’). The ‘seventy years’ of the Captivity is also a well-known period, as is the Thousand Years of the Apocalypse ( Revelation 20:1-15 ), with all the speculations it has given rise to
Abba - And although they know nothing of the true religion of the patriarchs, yet in provincial acts and habits, they are much the same people that they were, two or three Thousand Years ago. ) How beautiful and striking both cases! How little the change made in those things, in a period of near four Thousand Years!...
From the whole of these observations, I cannot but conclude, that the word Abba hath a peculiar sweetness in it, and is intended to intimate what a nearness and dearness of affinity there is, between Christ and his church
Language - For some two Thousand Years, "the whole earth was of one language and of one speech," Genesis 11:1 . The Hebrew may be regarded as having been a dead language, except among a small circle of literati, for about the space of two Thousand Years
Caius, Ecclesiastical Writer - 25) purporting to be written by a great apostle and ascribed by Caius to Cerinthus, in which the author professes to have been shewn by angels that after the resurrection Christ's kingdom should be earthly, that men should inhabit Jerusalem, should be the slaves of lusts and pleasures, and should spend a Thousand Years in marriage festivities
Metempsychosis - As to the opinion which some entertained concerning our Saviour, that he was either John the Baptist, or Elias, or Jeremias, or one of the prophets, Matthew 16:14 , it is not ascribed to the Pharisees in particular, and if it were, one cannot see how it could be founded on the doctrine of the metempsychosis; since the soul of Elias, now inhabiting the body of Jesus, would no more make him to be Elias, than several others had been, in whose bodies the soul of Elias, according to this doctrine, is supposed to have dwelt since the death of that ancient prophet, near a Thousand Years before
Creation - To the Lord "a Thousand Years are as one day," Psalm 90:2,4 2 Peter 3:5-10 Revelation 20:1 - 15
Euphrates - Boats of wicker work, coated with bitumen and covered with skins, are still to be seen on the river, as more than two Thousand Years ago in Herodotus' time
Cedron - This was the ever to be remembered brook Cedron, concerning which it was prophesied of the Lord Jesus, a Thousand Years before his incarnation, that "he should drink of the brook in the way
Jacob's Well - The sacred story of events transacted in the fields of Sichem, Genesis 37, from our earliest years, is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes, where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three Thousand Years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstacy
Southcotters - At present, it seems, both warning and sealing have subsided; they are waiting, probably in awful suspense, for the commencement of the Thousand Years' reign on the earth, when peace will universally prevail
Resurrection - Daniel (Daniel 12:2): Hebrew "many from among the sleepers, these (the partakers of the first resurrection, Revelation 20) shall be unto everlasting life; but those (the rest who do not rise until after the Thousand Years) shall be unto shame" (1 Corinthians 15:23)
Archangel - (Matthew 25:31; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 16:27) And whether this appearing of Christ hath respect to his coming in his Thousand Years' reign upon earth, or to the universal judgment, the sense of the words (in reference to the subject of the archangel we are now considering) is the same
Foot - They almost literally licked the dust; prostrating themselves with their faces almost close to the stone floor, and throwing out their arms and legs; then, rising on their knees, they repeated, in a very loud voice, a certain form of words of the most extravagant meaning that can be conceived, that the head of the king of kings might reach beyond the sun; that he might live a Thousand Years," &c
Dispensation - Christ will return with the church, conclude the battle of Armageddon, and rule for a Thousand Years
Eternal Punishment - In Revelation 20 the devil is cast into the lake of fire, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown "one Thousand Years" earlier ( Revelation 19:20 )
Pentateuch - But, great God! what an impostor must he be, who first spoke of the divinity in a manner so sublime, that no one since, during almost four Thousand Years, has been able to surpass him! What an impostor must he be whose writings breathe only virtue; whose style equally simple, affecting, and sublime, in spite of the rudeness of those first ages, openly displays an inspiration altogether divine!" ...
See Ainsworth and Kidder on the Pentateuch; Prideaux's Con
Jesus Christ - 1, and four Thousand Years after the creation of Adam
Pisidia - ...
The mountainous parts of the country are today inhabited by Karamanians who are as wild and rapacious as the Pisidians of two Thousand Years ago
Second Coming of Christ - Pretribulationists hold that there follows a period of tribulation for those remaining on earth (Matthew 24 ), which will last for a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:5 ). There are problems in knowing exactly how the visions are to be interpreted, none more so than in the reference to the binding of Satan for a Thousand Years and the reign of certain believers with Christ for that period (Revelation 20:1-6 ). Pre-millennialists hold that Christ will come before the Thousand Years, post-millennialists that the return of Christ will follow the Thousand Years, and amillennialists that the Thousand Years are to be understood symbolically; this period refers to the whole time before the second coming
Olives - "It is truly a curious and interesting fact," adds the learned traveller, "that, during a period of little more than two Thousand Years, Hebrews, Assyrians, Romans, Moslems, and Christians, have been successively in possession of the rocky mountains of Palestine; yet, the olive still vindicates its paternal soil, and is found, at this day, upon the same spot which was called by the Hebrew writers Mount Olivet and the Mount of Olives, eleven centuries before the Christian era," 2 Samuel 15:30 ; Zechariah 14:4
Sardis - Within a single generation the Church is repeating the city’s history of a Thousand Years
Sycamore - Shaw, "and whatever figures and instruments of wood are found in the catacombs, are all of them of sycamore, which, though spongy and porous to appearance, has, notwithstanding, continued entire and uncorrupted for at least three Thousand Years
Moses - All the religious institutions of Moses pointed to Christ; and he himself, on the mount, two Thousand Years after his death, paid his homage to the Prophet he had foretold, Deuteronomy 18:15-19 , beheld "that goodly mountain and Lebanon," Deuteronomy 3:25 , and was admitted to commune with the Savior on the most glorious of themes, the death He should accomplish at Jerusalem, Psalm 90:1-173
Apocalyptic Literature - At the close of the six Thousand Years, the new day, or Sabbath of the Thousand Years, was to begin. While there is no mention of the Messiah, the members of the Messianic age are to live a Thousand Years, and are to be free from the influence or control of Satan
Lamaism - This religion, which was early adopted in a large part of the globe, is said to have been of three Thousand Years' standing; and neither time, nor the influence of men, has had the power of shaking the authority of the grand lama
Peniel - " (John 1:18) Let the reader read the whole passage concerning this Peniel, this hallowed ground, as it is recorded through the whole chapter, (Genesis 32:1-32) and let him then compare what is there said with what the prophet Hosea, about a Thousand Years after, said concerning this vision; and let him then, looking up for the teaching of God the Holy Ghost, determine for himself
Lama, Grand - This religion is said to have been of three Thousand Years standing; and neither time nor the influence of men, has had the power of shaking the authority of the grand lama
Conflagration - The cosmogony of an ancient Etrurian, preserved by Suidas, limits the duration of the universe to a period of twelve Thousand Years; six thousand of which passed in the production of the visible world, before the formation of man
Cities - This is confirmed by an observation of Chardin upon these words of Moses: "For a Thousand Years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night:" that as the people of the east have no clocks, the several parts of the day and of the night, which are eight in all, are announced
Parousia - Among certain Christians this view was further elaborated, so that the appearance of Christ in the sky was followed by the resurrection of the martyrs, a Thousand Years of peace, during which Satan was to be bound, then the conquest of Satan, the general resurrection, and the establishment of the final conditions of eternity
Nile - " At present there is one, one Thousand Years old and half in ruins, on the little island opposite Cairo; it is under the care of the government, and according to it the beginning and subsequent progress of the rise of the Nile were carefully observed and proclaimed by authority
Prison - (2) The term ‘prison’ is also applied to ‘the bottomless pit’ (RV_ ‘the abyss’), in which Satan is bound a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:7; cf
Jericho - Trumpets, though one were to sound for ten Thousand Years, cannot throw down walls; but faith can do all things (Chrysostom)
Abraham - ...
Abraham withheld not Isaac from his Friend on one of the mountains of Moriah; and in the same country, two Thousand Years after, God was not to be outdone by Abraham in the seal of His friendship to Abraham and to his seed for ever. ' Well then, we do not need, we have no temptation now, to challenge the wisdom and the love that cast our lot two Thousand Years after Christ; as the same wisdom and love cast Abraham's lot two Thousand Years before Christ
Bible, Texts And Versions - They are over a Thousand Years older than the basic manuscripts of the Masoretic texts. There are known today more than 5,300, the earliest of which dates from the second century—a Thousand Years older
Last Day(s), Latter Days, Last Times - We must bear in mind that "with the Lord a day is like a Thousand Years, and a Thousand Years are like a day" (2 Peter 3:8 )
God - ‘One day is with the Lord as a Thousand Years, and a Thousand Years as one day’ (2 Peter 3:8; cf
Nineveh - ...
At length, after being lost for more than two Thousand Years, the city was disentombed
Conflagration - They suppose that the earth, thus beautified and improved, shall be inhabited by those who shall inherit the first resurrection, and shall here enjoy a very considerable degree of happiness, though not equal to that which is to succeed the general judgment; which judgment shall, according to them, open when those Thousand Years are expired, mentioned in Revelation 20:4
Satan - Finally, he is bound, imprisoned in the abyss for one Thousand Years, then ultimately banished in the fiery lake to suffer eternal torment (20:1-3,10; cf
Eternity - A Thousand Years in His sight are but as yesterday
Shechem - " ...
"The sacred story of events transacted in the fields of Sychem, from our earliest years is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three Thousand Years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstasy
Christianity - The essence of a great historical religion—with a record extending over some two Thousand Years, taking different shapes in many diverse nationalities, itself developing and altering its hue and character, if not its substance, in successive generations—cannot easily be summed up in a sentence. To the Orthodox Church of the East, the paramount claim of the community on the allegiance of the faithful depends on its having preserved with purity and precision the formal creed, fixed more than a Thousand Years ago, from which, it is alleged, all other Christians have more or less seriously departed. But the external factors which largely influenced the development of Christianity—Jewish beliefs and precedents, Greek philosophy and intellectual habitudes, Roman polity and law, the superstitious ideas and observances of paganism—must be taken into account by those who are studying the nature of the change which came over Christianity in the first Thousand Years of its history. But the present state of Christendom, no less than a survey of two Thousand Years of history, is anew compelling men to inquire, What, then, is the essence of Christianity?...
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Creation - As the prophetic "days" at the close (Daniel 12:11-12), so the historical "days" at the beginning of the Bible seem to be not literal but "days of the Lord"; compare Psalms 90:4, "a Thousand Years in Thy sight are but as yesterday," and 2 Peter 3:8, "one day is with the Lord as a Thousand Years and a Thousand Years as one day
Psalms, the Book of - Lord Bacon has remarked that many prophetic passages in the Old Testament are "of the nature of their Author, to whom a Thousand Years are as one day; and therefore they are not fulfilled punctually at once, but have springing and germinant accomplishment through many ages, though the height or fullness of them may refer to some one age
Interpretation - ...
Progressive revelation...
The writing of the books of the Bible was spread over more than a Thousand Years, and throughout that time God was progressively revealing his purposes
Revelation, the - Satan is cast into the abyss (not into the lake of fire yet) for a Thousand Years. Such are raised to life, and reign with Christ a Thousand Years. ) This is the first resurrection; but the rest of the dead — the wicked — are not raised until the Thousand Years are expired
Red Heifer - " (Hebrews 10:14)...
The Jews have a tradition, that this one heifer, with the ashes of the water of purification, lasted for near a Thousand Years, until the time of the captivity
Judgment, Last - The righteous, probably, will be tried first, as represented in Matthew 25:1-46 : They will be raised first, though perhaps not a Thousand Years before the rest, as Dr
Time - ...
The relativity of length of time to the mind is indicated in the conception that to God’s mind human measures and standards of time have no inherent reality (‘One day is with the Lord as a Thousand Years, and a Thousand Years as one day,’ 2 Peter 3:8)
Devil - Having failed to defeat God's purpose of making this earth the kingdom of Christ and His transfigured saints, by means of the beast, the harlot, and finally Antichrist, who is destroyed instantly by Christ's manifestation in glory, Satan is bound in the bottomless pit for a Thousand Years during which he ceases to be the persecutor or else seducer of the church and "the god and prince of the world" that "lieth in the wicked one
Prophets, the - The binding of Satan; the creation will be delivered from the bondage of corruption, and Christ will reign over the earth a Thousand Years in peace, being Antitype of Solomon
Mennonites - ...
He retained, indeed, the doctrines commonly received among the Anabaptists, in relation to the baptism of infants; the millennium, or one Thousand Years' reign of Christ upon earth; the exclusion of magistrates from the Christian church; the abolition of war; and the prohibition of oath enjoined by our Saviour; and the vanity, as well as the pernicious effects of human science
Containers And Vessels - The famous Dead Sea Scrolls were kept in these finely-crafted containers for almost two Thousand Years
Ebla - It has similarities to Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Hebrew; but because it is more than one Thousand Years earlier, it has been classified as “palaeo (old)-Canaanite
Roman Law - Roman law developed over a period of one Thousand Years, from the publication of the XII Tables in 451-50 B
Ebla - It has similarities to Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Hebrew; but because it is more than one Thousand Years earlier, it has been classified as “palaeo (old)-Canaanite
Education - On their settlement in Canaan, however, they were brought into contact with a civilization which for two Thousand Years or more had been under the influence of Babylonia and in a less degree of Egypt
Immortality - In Revelation 20:4 those who are slain during the great tribulation are raised for the millennial kingdom, and reign with Christ for a Thousand Years. Revelation 20:5 adds ‘the rest of the dead lived not again until the Thousand Years were ended
Animals - They appear in Mesopotamia (onager) and Egypt three Thousand Years before Christ. ...
Evidence indicates that the horse was introduced into the Middle East two Thousand Years before Christ
Prophets - They flourished in a continued succession during a period of more than a Thousand Years, reckoning from Moses to Malachi, all cooperating in the same designs
Pharaoh - In the wall of rock separating this basin from the one next to it some ancient Egyptian engineers had constructed the hiding-place, whose secret had been kept for nearly three Thousand Years
Bible, Canon of the - ...
The Hebrew canon was a Thousand Years in formation and nothing is known about this process
Elijah - There was not on the face of the earth another night of passion in prayer like that for the next two Thousand Years
Ammonites - But although, in addition to such tokens of its continuance as a city, more than a Thousand Years had given uninterrupted experience of its stability, ere the prophets of Israel denounced its fate; yet a period of equal length has now marked it out, as it exists to this day, a desolate heap, a perpetual or permanent desolation
New Jerusalem - 26: ‘and Mount Zion (which) will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth; through it will the earth be sanctified from all (its) guilt and its uncleanness throughout the generations of the world’; ‘And the days shall begin to grow many and increase amongst those children of men till their days draw nigh to one Thousand Years, and to a greater number of years than (before) was the number of the days’ (xxiii. The conception of the Millennium, or the reign of Christ for a Thousand Years on the present earth, with Jerusalem as the metropolis of this temporary Kingdom, occurs only in the Apocalypse (cf
Time, Meaning of - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 )...
Some are troubled that the mystery of lawlessness is still at work and has delayed the “day of the Lord” for another two Thousand Years
Retribution (2) - Though he repented and built her a better house, and had performed innumerable other good deeds, yet for this he suffered in hell for eighty Thousand Years
Revelation, Idea of - From such a perspective we must say that the Bible is not simply the record and interpretation of the Acts of God in history, but itselfcompiled as it was over more than a Thousand Years of historynot least among those mighty Acts in its faithful recording of that most frequent of all those Acts, the speech of God
the Children of Capernaum Playing at Marriages And Funerals in the Market-Place - Butler has told you the same way in your own tongue, but Epictetus was beforehand by two Thousand Years
the Thorn in Paul's Flesh - A Thousand Years of the most splitting headaches would not have laid you so low and so helpless; they would not have so taken the blood out of your cheeks, and so broken off all your interest and stake in life, and so cast you on your knees continually, as this thing has done that you point at so mysteriously, but with such evident assurance that you yourself have fallen into the same hedge of thorns with Paul
Divination - He was regarded as having his abode in the skies, in which he and his ἄγγελοι had been defeated by an ἀρχάγγελος Michael and his ἄγγελοι, and thrown down on the earth (Revelation 12:7-9) to be flung into the abyss for a Thousand Years (Revelation 20:3; Revelation 20:7)
Egypt - It is generally believed that they were erected more than two Thousand Years before Christ, as the sepulchres of kings
the Queen of Sheba - ...
Returning toward the same south a Thousand Years after the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian eunuch sat in his chariot and read Esaias the prophet
Joab - It was David's sad case that made our Lord say in David's city a Thousand Years after, Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin
Greece, Religion And Society of - The Greek language and culture intensely affected the course of civilization in this part of the world for almost a Thousand Years—until the coming of Islam in the seventh century A
Temple - There is no reason for doubting that the sanctuary always stood on identically the same spot in which it had been placed by Solomon a Thousand Years before it was rebuilt by Herod
Bible, Theology of - The Bible is much more than a book of miscellaneous, disconnected religious ideas that emerged over a period of nearly two Thousand Years
Samson - What a past Samson looked back upon as he sat at the mill! What he might have been! What he might have done! How he might have departed to his fathers and left Israel! Three Thousand Years dissolve, and this is Gaza
Scripture - "This word of God has held a thousand nations for thrice a Thousand Years spell-bound," says F
Poetry - Though the Psalms have not been written in poetical form for two Thousand Years, yet their poetry cannot be obscured
Song of Songs - of the Christian era if it had then been extant a Thousand Years as an acknowledged product of his hand
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - The New Testament, while speaking of the Christ event as a day of the Lord (Acts 2:16-21 ), also speaks of the anticipated day of Christ as his return (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 ), which is yet, after almost two Thousand Years, still future
Revelation, Theology of - After the Thousand Years there is a second worldwide conflict, another resurrection, and another throne scene for judgment (20:7-15)
David - in His Services - The temple was built, and built again, and built again; but for two Thousand Years now not one stone of that so sacred and so stately structure has stood upon another
Division of the Earth - And Herodotus represents Scythia as an uninhabited desert, until Targitorus planted the first colony there, about a Thousand Years, at most, before Darius Hystaspes invaded Scythia, or about B
Versions - Midrash first used in 2 Chronicles 13:22; 2 Chronicles 24:27, "story," "commentary," was the body of expositions of Scripture from the return out of Babylon to a Thousand Years after the destruction of the second temple
Kingdom Kingdom of God - * Ascension - Jesus is the ruler of the kings of the earth, and is worthy to receive the power and the might; the kingdom of the world is become the Kingdom of our Lord [7] and of His Christ; Jesus has many diadems on His head, and is King of kings and Lord of lords; He reigns with His saints for a Thousand Years
Revelation, the Book of - Almost two Thousand Years have elapsed since our Lord ascended to the right hand of God, but the “three-and-a-half years” still continues
Bethlehem - Here, with the noble ladies whom he had won to the religious life, Paula and her daughter Eustochium, he laboured totus in lectione, totus in libris, preparing the Vulgate translation of the Holy Scriptures, which for more than a Thousand Years was the Bible of Western Christendom, and is a powerful tribute to his piety and learning
Prophecy - In order to understand the prophecies, and to form a right judgment of the argument for the truth of Christianity, we must not consider them singly and apart, but as a grand whole, or a chain reaching through several Thousand Years, yet manifestly subservient to one and the same end
House - The recent excavations at Gezer and elsewhere have shown that the simplest type of house in Palestine has scarcely altered in any respect for four Thousand Years
Day of Judgment - Then follows the reign of Christ on earth for a Thousand Years,
Prophecy - "And we must allow," says Lord Bacon, "for that latitude that is agreeable and familiar to prophecy, which is of the nature of its Author, with whom a Thousand Years are but as one day
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - Amongst these Eusebius quotes the doctrine that after the resurrection the kingdom of Christ would be exhibited for a Thousand Years in a sensible form on
Mss - The credit of inspiring the work which was to become the Bible of the West for a Thousand Years is due to Pope Damasus (pope, 366 84)
Canon of the New Testament - The immense personal influence of Augustine and the acceptance of Jerome’s Vulgate as the standard Bible of the Christian Church gave fixity to the Canon, which was not disturbed for a Thousand Years
Jerusalem - These intersecting valleys are now almost completely filled up with the accumulated rubbish of about four Thousand Years, and betray themselves only by slight depressions in the surface of the ground
Arabia - On the smallest computation, such must have been the manners of these people for more than three Thousand Years; thus, in all things, verifying the prediction given of Ishmael at his birth, that he, in his posterity, should ‘be a wild man,' and always continue to be so, though ‘he shall dwell for ever in the presence of his brethren
Papias - ), would last a Thousand Years
Text of the New Testament - The history of Textual Criticism during the past two centuries and a half has been the history of the accumulation of all this material (and of the further masses of evidence provided by ancient translations), and of its application to the discovery of the true text of the NT; and it is not surprising that such huge accessions of evidence, going back in age a Thousand Years or more behind the date of Erasmus’ principal witnesses, should have necessitated a considerable number of alterations in the details of the TR Vulgate - Although the English Bible, to which we have been accustomed for nearly 300 years, is in the main a translation from the original Hebrew and Greek, it must be remembered that for the first Thousand Years of the English Church the Bible of this country, whether in Latin or in English, was the Vulgate
Enoch Book of - 12) with seven stars like burning mountains, bound for ten Thousand Years for not observing their appointed times (xviii
Jerusalem - What they did five Thousand Years ago, these people still continue to do
Bible - This period comprehends nearly three Thousand Years
Preaching Christ - The Kingdom of God has been coming ever since Jesus left the world; but Jesus Himself, after nearly two Thousand Years, has not yet come in like manner as the disciples saw Him going into heaven (Acts 1:11)
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - ’ Jesus said: ‘How long have you been dead?’ He replied: ‘Four Thousand Years