The Millennium refers to a 1000 year
period during which Christ Reigns with the Believers in Heaven over the purified
nations on the Earth.
The Millennium follows the Great
Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ
After the Millennium is over, the devil
is thrown into the lake of fire, the Kingdom is handed back to the Father and
God makes all things new
The Bible does not reveal many
details about the Millennium or it's function. All those who have been
saved over the ages will have been resurrected and called up to be with Christ
after their death. They will be joined by Christians who are redeemed from
the Earth during the Great Tribulation.
When Jesus returns,
the believers will all
stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ where they will be judged for the
things that they have done whilst in the body. They will reign with Christ
for a thousand years and during this period will be rewarded for their service
in the body. Those who have been more faithful will be given more
responsibility. For example, some will reign over ten cities on the Earth,
After God redeems his people at the
end of the Great Tribulation, he will pour out his wrath upon the Earth.
Those who are not redeemed from the Earth to be with
Christ will continue to live on Earth for a thousand years if they survive God's
One would presume
that the survivors who live on the earth for 1000years are the "sheep" (the good
people who were kind to the children of God) and the ones who are destroyed are
the "goats" who persecuted the Children of God.
At the end of the thousand years,
Satan will be set loose for a brief period to try and deceive those who are
living on the earth. God intervenes before the devil can hurt Gods People
on the earth and the devil is eventually thrown into the lake of
When Christ returns
at the end of the Great tribulation, only believers, dead and alive are called
up to be with him. This is the first resurrection.
Those who did not take part in the
first resurrection will resurrected at the end of the Millennium to be judged at
the Great White Throne. Those whose names are not written in the Lamb's
book of life will be sent to hell. Death itself will also be thrown into
the Lake of Fire.
The believers who took part in the
first resurrection reign with Christ for a 1000 years and then descend from
heaven as the Bride of Christ to become the New Jerusalem where God lives with
them for Eternity
Those who are not condemned at the
Great White Throne become the Nations.
Then all authority will be given
back to the Father who will reign over the New Heavens and Earth for ever.