Quote Originally Posted by billy-brown 2 View Post
This is a very good question . . . but there does not seem to be a way to explain EXACTLY what the "1000 years" represents in normal methods of representation (as in "1000 earth clock-time years" and so on).


Well, because the goal of the "1000 years" is to configure the eventual eradication of Satan to the complete control of YHWH. And this has been going on throughout our age--the age we both live in--for a long time.


In other words, our God has commanded John the Revelator to let all of the saints observe the superiority of YHWH's cosmic gamesmanship against Satan; this is one of the reasons for the writing of the book of Revelation (especially Chapter 20). One of the things we should observe in this is that Satan can not even initiate his own doom in the Lake of Fire; it is controlled over the "1000 years" in every way by YHWH.

Therefore, according to the applicable verses, Satan cannot begin to deceive nations to gather FOR a war until he is released BY YHWH from the "binding" to do so. And when we should expect there to be an abundance of fighting and so on, YHWH simply devourers by FIRE the rebel armies of the nations (Gog and Magog) that have been DECEIVED during Satan's little season to gather against the saints and the beloved city, and casts Satan in the Lake of Fire. And YHWH is in complete control of every bit of this destruction "set up" of Satan from beginning to end.

But of course, Satan thinks he is going to win in the end still. However, Satan is self-deceived; he is unaware of a LOT of things--after all, he is not omniscient nor omnipresent. And so, the "1000 years" represents the time that Satan's has been given by YHWH to develop a sufficient amount of arrogance and pride to even think that he can defeat YHWH at the end of our age.

He must be kidding . . .

No way . . .

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This is a clever responce and im being serious, so dont take it negatively.

This is what God says:

"12Therefore 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."

Fair enough to say he knows exactly whats going on and can do nothing about it, therefore he is taking every single person he can down with him.....that is pride and selfishness one o one.

I suggest and will commit to anyone who desires or wants to discuss this whole matter, as the entire topic alone of God's prophecy given to John about Revelation 12 and Satans work tie into other
accounts given within Revelation (including 20:8), David and Matthew which paint a vivid description of what exactly is going on at this time between different participants ie Man of sin, Satan, the wicked, saints and Jews/Jerusalem at the time Satan is cast out which he is then shortly sealed afterwords during the man of sin's reign and eventual fall to Christ's return where Satan's sealing for a thousand years takes place by an angel.