1. What two great events mark the beginning of the one thousand years of restitution?
“And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you; Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began,” Acts 3:20, 21.
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,” Revelation 20:1, 2.
2. Will he be allowed to deceive the nations any more until the thousand years have expired?
“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,” verse 3.
3. What particular reference is made to the martyrs among the dead, and their future work?
“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,” verse 4.
4. Where will this reign be?
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth,” Revelation 5:9, 10.
5. Have we other proof that this reign will be on the earth?
“And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him,” Daniel 7:27.
6. What promise was given to Mary by the angel?
“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord shall give unto Him the throne of His father David,” Luke 1:32.
7. What condition will exist during the Millennium?
“And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,” Isaiah 2:4.
8. What is said of the knowledge of the Lord during this age?
“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea,” Isaiah 11:9.
9. Will houses be built, and vineyards planted during this age?
“And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them,” Isaiah 65:21.
10. Will they build and another inhabit, or will they long enjoy the work of their hands?
“They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands,” Isaiah 65:22.
11. During this time, what will be the condition of the Holy Land?
“For the Lord shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody,” Isaiah 51:3. See also Ezekiel 36:35.
NOTE: Isaiah says of this time, “But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and faithfulness the girdle of His reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea,” Isaiah 11:4-9. See also Isaiah 65:18 to 25 and Psalm 110.
12. What event marks the closing of the Millennium?
“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,” Revelation 20:7.
13. After he is turned loose what is his mission?
“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,” verse 8.
14. What will be the mission of this great throng of wicked people?
“And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city,” verse 9.
15. While they are thus engaged what great calamity befalls them?
“And fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them,” verse 9.
16. What classes of people are included in this great destruction?
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolators, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” Revelation 21:8.
17. What class of people will escape this great destruction?
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son,” verse 7.
18. What event marks the completion of the millennial age?
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea,” Revelation 21:1.
“The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth,” Proverbs 10:30.
19. And what great voice did he hear?
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away,” verses 3, 4.
NOTE: How wonderful will be the great eternity, and how glorious will be the time when God shall dwell among men? Each one should do every thing in their power; they should be willing to make any sacrifice they are called upon to make in order to have part in the great eternity, when all tears shall be wiped away from our eyes. And as Isaiah has said, “The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick,” Isaiah 33:24.
Be of good cheer, ye friends of Jesus;
Never succumb to doubts and fears,
Cherish the great and precious promise,
To reign with Christ a thousand years.
To reign a thousand years with Jesus
Free from all trials, toils and tears,
This is the Father’s precious promise,
To reign with Christ a thousand years.
Tell the whole world these blessed tidings:
Speak of the time of bliss that nears:
Tell the oppressed of every nation,
Jubilee lasts through endless years.
Through endless years earth’s coming glory,
`Tis the glad day so long foretold:
`Tis the bright morn of Zion’s glory,
Prophets foresaw in times of old.