But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
HERE WE ARE GIVEN A TIMELINE OF EVENTS in the future.
We are given a glimpse into the future.
The time we are dealing with begins with the arrival of Jesus Christ on earth.
Satan is bound in a bottomless pit for a thousand years!
Before then, the dead in Christ had been raised to meet Christ in the air.
The risen and raptured saints will spend seven years in Heaven during which time the marriage feast of the Lamb would have taken place.
Now after the marriage feast in Heaven, “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.” Jude 1:14
The Lord will return to earth with ten thousands of his saints. That was Jude’s way of saying millions upon millions!
When He comes on earth, He will execute judgement upon the wicked who have refused to repent.
Our Lord will then set up His kingdom here on earth, and He will reign with the saints for a thousand years! It is called the Millennial reign of Christ!
Now after the thousand years reign of Christ, Satan will be loosed again and he will make a last minute effort to deceive people again. Unfortunately he will succeed in deceiving some.
He will be arrested and cast into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophet have been burning for one thousand years. There Satan will suffer for all eternity.
But then the those that died without Christ will be raised from the dead. All these while, they have not been raised yet.
But now their time has come and they shall be raised from the dead with corruptible, putrefying and decomposing bodies.
Then they will gather at the throne of judgement where they will be condemned and sentenced to eternal damnation with their lord, Satan, in the lake of fire.
It will be a horrific time!
This is the reason we are preaching the gospel.
It is only through the gospel of Jesus Christ that humanity can be saved.
Outside of Christ there is no salvation whatsoever.
The love that God has for man is what made Him give Jesus to die for the sins of humanity.
The good news of the sacrifice of Jesus is the gospel.
And we must preach it!
Preach the gospel!
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!