Lesson No. 469
Book of Revelation, Chapter 20
"Pre, Post, A....Millennial...or Pan Millennial?"

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The 1,000 years
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 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. 4 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, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 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. The destruction of Satan 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. The final judgment 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Lesson No. 469 "Pre, Post, A....Millennial...or Pan Millennial?"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 20


1) What kind of an angel is needed to take a chain and wrestle Satan, bind him, and throw him in the bottomless pit? (Hint- see verses 1 and 2)

2) Why does Satan have to be put in the pit? What about the 'loosed for a little season? (Hint- What is going on during the millennial reign?)

3) Verses 4 and 5 describe who reigns with Christ for the 1,000 years and who are resurrected after the 1,000 year reign. Where do we fit in? (Hint- we are in heaven as believers at this point....)

Pre-Millennialism: The gathering, Armageddon, 1,000 year reign.

Post-Millennialism: Gathering sometime, 1,000 year reign, Armageddon.

A-Millennialism: All symbolic, we are living now in the 1,000 year reign.

Pan-Millennialism: Trust God, it will all 'pan' out.

4) What goes on during the 1,000 year reign? (Hint- verse 6)

5) At the end of the 1,000 year reign, Satan is released from the pit to tempt nations away from God, and muster a force to fight God one last time. Why? Who are these people living at this time? They started as martyr? Verses 7, 8

6) In this battle, what happens to the bad guys? (Hint- verse 9)

7) What happens to Satan and the beast and prophet after the battle? (Hint- verse 10)

8) The great white throne judgment is described in verses 11 through 15- what is going on here with heaven and earth? (Hint- verse 11)

9) Who is being judged in verse 12 and 13? Is this for believers?

10) What are the books described in verse 12?

11) What happens to death and hell? (Hint- verse 14)

12) What happens to all non-believers? (Hint- verse 15)

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