My Note: Bottomless pit 1000 years Ref. Scripture Rev. 20:3
Based on these verses:Those of us who are not awarded eternal life at Christ's return still have a chance after the Millennium!
Scripture Revelation 20:3 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.
This is the start of the Millennium, at Christ's return when Satan is to be locked up for 1000 years while we all are taught to know the difference between what is Holy and what is profane with no interference from him/Satan.
Revelation 20:1 ¶And I saw an
angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a
great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 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.
4 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.
5 But the rest of the dead (those not saved at Christ's return) lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Who are the rest of the dead refereed to in verse 5?
6 Blessed and holy is
he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath
no power, but they shall
be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 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.
9 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
10 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.
Here at the great white throne is when the rest of us can still make it if we endured until the end.
I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from
whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place
12 And I saw the dead, (those of us who have not yet received eternal life) small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
The grace period we are now in, being over, this judgment at the great white throne will be based on works for all of those who were not granted eternal life at Christ's return, (which was the first resurrection) 1000 years prior.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were
in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and
they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (which is the death of their soul)
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Judgment at the great white throne proves deadly for many of this group, but some will still be granted eternal life, based on their works. (this is the second resurrection)
Revelation 21:1 ¶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.
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