This Revelation Timeline Decoded study focuses on the premise of amillennialism.
A few people have contacted me regarding the 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20, to proclaim that it started when Messiah died on the cross and rose again, which they say bound Satan. This is the amillennialist viewpoint.
Some have suggested that it may be another chronological layer that spans from the first century until Messiah return.
So I started looking to see what Scripture proclaims and to me it appears that Satan has been active since Messiah’s death and resurrection, and there doesn’t seem to be a time when Satan has been restrained during the last 1,900 years. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
In Ephesian 6:11-12, the Apostle Paul tells us to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
James 4:7 tells us to resist the devil.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:8 proclaims that the devil is active as a roaring lion.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Those verses tell us that the Devil was not bound with Messiah’s death and resurrection, as the apostles are telling the saints to resist the adversary.
Revelation 2:10 points to the devil using the Roman Emperors to persecute the saints especially hard during the tenth persecution period that took place during the ten prophetic years from 303-312 AD, when Emperor Diocletian sought to eliminate Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
These are the same saints are are mentioned in the fifth seal, whose blood is symbolically crying out for vengeance against the persecuting pagan Roman Empire. Judgment came during the trumpet judgments, when barbarian armies were sent to attack it, leading to its fall in 1453 AD.
We can see that the devil was active in causing the Roman Emperors to persecute Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints during the first-fourth centuries, which means that he was not bound.
Read Revelation 6 – 5th Seal Martyrs
Revelation 12 points to Satan the dragon using the Roman Emperors to persecute Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints during ten persecution periods from the first century until 312 AD, which made its birth very painful.
Revelation 12 is not describing Satan and his angels being kicked out of heaven, as that happened a long time ago.
Satan is exalted in the heavenly realm when great groups of people worship false gods, which steals glory from the Heavenly Father. Satan was exalted in the mighty Roman Empire which worshiped many pagan gods.
Revelation 12:7-9 describe Satan losing power as the Roman Empire declined from the seal judgments.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 12:10-11 describes the saints winning the victory over Satan by laying down their lives for Messiah.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 12:12-13 describe Satan having great wrath against Messiah’s saints.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Revelation 12:17 describes Satan making war with Messiah’s saints.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The narrative of Revelation 12 proves that Satan was active during this time.
Revelation 13 describes Satan the dragon empowering the antichrist beast popes of Rome during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798 AD.
Revelation 13:2 says that Satan gave the antichrist beast popes his power and seat and authority.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 13:4 says that Satan the dragon gave power unto the antichrist beast popes.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Read The Antichrist Beast Of Johns Epistles And Revelation
The narrative of the sea beast of Revelation 13 shows that Satan was active during the 1,260-year reign of power of the antichrist beast popes.
Revelation 16 describes Satan empowering the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General during the sixth vial judgment.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
The three unclean spirits point to the evil doctrine of Communism, Nazism and Political Zionism, which were used to carry out two bloody world wars and may lead to a third war between Muslim countries and Zionist Israel.
We see Satan active in working through the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General during the 20th century, so he was not bound.
Now that we can see that Satan has been active during the last 1,900 years, lets look at how future prophecy plays out as we move towards the fulfillment of Revelation 20.
I believe that Revelation 16-20 is a continuous narrative, which leads to Messiah’s return.
The 7th vial of Revelation 16 points to an epic time of political upheaval which pushes the world toward Satan’s One World Government.
Earthquakes in prophecy represent government upheaval, so this mighty and great earthquake in Revelation 16:18 symbolizes the formation of the One World Government, which is split into three parts. It will be the greatest political upheaval in history!
“The cities of the nations fell” and “every island fled away, and the mountains were not found” speak of the time when the great countries and cities will lose their independent powers, and be subservient to the New World Order.
It’s telling us that the Roman beast, called the great city, will control the world via their three city-state corporations, which are already in place.
The religion part is the city-state corporation of Vatican City, which is used to control the world’s religious and political leaders
The financial part is the city-state corporation of London, which is used to control the world’s financial and trade organizations.
And the military part is the city-state corporation of The District Of Columbia, which is used to control the world’s intelligence and military powers.
Read Revelation 16 – 7th Bowl Judgment
Revelation 17 describes the harlot Roman Catholic Church and points to her judgment.
This has not taken place yet. The ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire in Western Europe are being filled with Muslims, who could be used to destroy the Roman Catholic graven images in their many basilicas and kill the priests.
Read Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
Revelation 18 describes the wealth of the harlot Roman Catholic Church who spent many billions to build her ornate basilicas which are full of graven images.
Revelation 18 ends with the harlot Roman Catholic Church being thrown down.
Read Revelation 18 – Babylon Destroyed
Revelation 19 starts with the celebration of harlot Roman Catholic Church being judged, and the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General effectively captured.
This has not taken place yet. When the harlot church is destroyed, Messiah’s bride will shine more radiantly. The antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General are effectively captured, which may mean that they are powerless as their many deceptions have been exposed.
Revelation 20:2 points to Satan the dragon being bound after Revelation 16-19 are fulfilled.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.
To me it appears that Satan won’t be bound until after great political upheaval which pushes all countries into Satan’s One World Government, the harlot Roman Catholic Church is judged, and the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General are captured.
Having his two primary leaders of the Roman beast kingdom cast down from power, causes Satan to be bound in his influence on the earth.
I don’t believe that the 1,000 years is literal, as none of the other times in Revelation have been literal. It may point to a much shorter time when the saints prevail over the enemy in the spiritual realm when many are redeemed for the kingdom.
Revelation 20:7-9 point to Satan the dragon being released to stir up Gog and Magog against the saints of Holy Jerusalem.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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. 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.
Gog is Lord Rothschild and Magog is the Khazar Jews, who control Zionist Israel and the financial systems of the world. Their judgment comes when they try to come against Messiah’s saints, who are called Holy Jerusalem.
Read Revelation 16 – 6th Bowl Judgment
Revelation 20:10 describes Satan being captured and thrown into the lake of fire.
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.
Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
5 thoughts on “Why Amillennialism Is Not A Valid Premise”
The 1,000 years may be symbolic, but I tend to take it at face value because it’s repeated six times, in manner similar to evening and morning being continuously repeated in Genesis 1. At any rate, it would seem to be an extended interval of time. I think the saints will spend this interval of time in heaven, in the spirit realm. I’m with the Adventists on this point, that Satan is bound for 1,000 years because there are none left alive on earth for him to deceive. And then in chapter 21 we see the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven, prepared as a bride for her husband, which I think represents the saints (the elect) returning to earth after the interval, at the time of resurrection (of judgement) of those who were not raised up at the Lord’s 2nd coming. Moreover, I think the saints will minister to these, and I suspect the time interval is preparation for that.
Thank you for your comment Mark. I agree that the 1000 years may point to a shorter time, as none of the previous time references in Revelation have been literal.
I think that the saints will still be on earth during the Revelation 20 narrative, as the text points to the people of Gog and Magog seeking to attack the saints, who are called ‘Holy Jerusalem.’
Revelation 20:8 says shows that Satan will be released “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,” so it appears that there are people still alive that can be deceived.
Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah!
As I see it Satan was only ‘bound’ from ‘deceiving the nations’, (Rev. 20:1-3), he was not incapacitated. Much like the ‘woman with the issue of blood’, (Mark 5:25-3), she was ‘bound’; she was still able to get around but was restricted in her abilities. I think Satan was ‘restricted’ from deceiving the nations to permit the preaching of the gospel by the Apostles, thus, building the church.
I think it’s possible Satan was ‘released’ around 1948 with the Rothschild purchase of the counterfeit Israel real-estate, which corresponded with the start of dispensationalism in America. I don’t believe the Jews could have carried this (must of the distortions in Revelation), off without ‘Christian-Zionism’. Just my opinion. Thoughts?
Thank you for your comment Linda. I don’t see that Satan was bound from deceiving the world during the last 1,900 years. Christian Zionism is from the Jesuits in Rome and the Rothschilds. This study covers that topic: https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-sixth-bowl-of-revelation-16/
My understanding is The Lord’s Day is When Christ returns , and the start of the millennium , which Satan is bound for 1000 yrs, which after will be released again to deceive as many as possible one last time before being thrown into the pit.