Resurrection-Reign

JUDGMENT, RESURRECTION(s)
AND MILLENNIAL REIGN

Synopsis

“Believers will be resurrected to life and non-believers will be resurrected to face judgment before Jesus Christ. Non-believers will receive a just condemnation to an eternal lake of fire with Satan, disobedient angels, Death, and Hades. Jesus will physically reign on earth for 1000 years with the saints. Satan will be held under chains from earth during this period.”

The Judgment and the two Resurrections are tied together. The first Resurrection is for Believers resulting in a resurrection to eternal life (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:22-23; Revelation 20:4-6). This occurs at the Rapture. The second Resurrection is 1000 years later, for judgment to condemnation of those who have rejected Christ. (John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:5-6, 11-13).
The 1000 year Kingdom Age or Millennial Reign will occur before the second Resurrection and Great White Throne Judgment. We find this period described in Revelation 3:21; 5:9-10; 11:15-18; 15:3-4; 19:16; 20:4-6. It will be a time when oppression and misrule ends. A time when toil ends in rest and reward, suffering ends in glory, Israel is restored and converted.
At the end of the 1000 years, Satan will be released from chains for a short time for one last (unsuccessful) rebellion. After this, he will be eternally bound in the lake of fire. Jesus Christ then delivers up the Kingdom to the Father in Heaven.

After this Kingdom Age God will send a new heaven, new earth, and a new Jerusalem from heaven. The first heaven and first earth will be passed away (Revelation 21). This new Jerusalem is also known as the new paradise (Revelation 22:1-5). This is where eternity is spent by Believers.