Text: Revelation 20:1-10
MILLEN'IUM, n. ‘A thousand years; a word used to denote the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20, during which period Satan shall be bound and restrained from seducing men to sin, and Christ shall reign on earth with his saints.’ (Noah Webster, 1828)
MAJOR EVENTS LEADING TO THE MILLENIUM
According to the word of God, from this present time (July 2021), the following sequence of events will precede the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The church will be caught up—The next great prophesied event is “the first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6) when the dead and living members of Christ’s church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), at which time “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) will be fulfilled. This great event is imminent—meaning that it could take place immediately without any forewarning signs or wonders. Therefore the Lord commanded: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:32) We Bible believers “know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1Thessalonians 5:2)