Revelation Lesson 25 Day 5 Millennium

The Millennium and Satan’s Defeat

Revelation Lesson 25 Day 5

Revelation 20:1-10

11. A. Satan hates God’s people.

—He’s evil.

—He will do whatever he can through whatever means he can to oppose God and the saints.

—Satan’s days are numbered.

B. God is omnipotent.

—Did God give Satan another chance, or did He give man another chance? I think, the latter.

—God has the final word on Satan’s realm of authority and his destiny.

—God loves people and doesn’t want anyone to perish (be totally destroyed) and everyone to have eternal life. (See John 3:16)

—While we were still sinners, He sent Christ to die for us. (See Romans 5:8)

C. Keep my eyes on the prize

Press in and press on.

Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation]. 1 Corinthians 10:12 AMP

For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; Proverbs 1:32 ESV

Notice that the simple had to turn away. God put a “homing device,” or “internal compass,” inside each one of us that is continuously drawing us to Him so that we are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20). No one will ever stand before the Lord and say, “You aren’t fair!” To go to hell, a person has to climb over thousands, if not millions, of times the Spirit of the Lord tried to convict them of their need for Him.

Notice also that prosperity destroys people. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it often is. That’s because in prosperity, most people aren’t as keenly aware of their need for the Lord. They have all of man’s resources available to them to cope with their needs. They don’t see their need for the Lord as clearly.  Andrew Wommack

According to Jesus’ own words in John 17:3, everlasting life is knowing God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, and it’s not just knowing them but knowing them in the biblical sense of the word. This is speaking of intimacy. Andrew Wommack

12. Millennium

Imagining what life will like during the millennium has to be somewhat subjective. As I said in yesterday’s lesson, it seems like it should be a peaceful utopia without Satan. However, the text shows that sin still existed.

It shouldn’t be a surprise since Lucifer was an angel with a following. Even though he stood in the very presence of God, he rebelled.

Some scholars believe Jesus may not physically reign on the earth during that (likely) figurative time of a thousand years. It’s interesting that weapons of war still existed at the end of that period.

But in fact, Ephesians 2:6 says believers are already seated in heavenly places.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV

In Ezekiel 38 (if that refers to the millennium, as some believe), the economy sounds prosperous. It mentions cities without walls—a time of peace…until.

You will say, “I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’

I don’t presume to have this figured out. The Pharisees thought they would recognize the Messiah when He came. Jesus looked NOTHING like they thought he would.

The pieces of the millennium puzzle aren’t falling together the way I’ve been taught in the past. 

I don’t know if we are in that time now, if it will happen soon, or if it is in the distant future. 

Day 6

13. Satan’s days are numbered.

—Satan is incorrigibly relentless.

—The human race tends toward pride, power, greed, and self-indulgence.

—God is omnipotent, holy, loving, patient, kind, and generous. Full of grace and mercy.

Pray that my life will resemble the faithful church of Revelation 3:7-13 and not the lukewarm church of Revelation 3:14-22.

I love Paul’s words to the Philippians from the Message Version:

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.


 

My answers—not THE answers—to study questions for BSF Revelation Lesson 25 Day 5 and Day 6

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