Sunday small thought: God is in control and that is the 1,000 years …perhaps!

Why couldn’t it have finished in chapter 19 and had the dragon (satan) thrown in the lake also?

1,000 years … what is this?

“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.”  (Revelation 20 v 1-3)

Since Bible College days I had to adopt an understanding of what kind of millenialist I am. I chose one that my friends were as I didn’t have a clue what was the truth. Basically it goes like this:

Pre-thousand years: Jesus comes before.

A-thousand years: Jesus is reigning now in the church age.

Post-thousand years: Jesus comes after.

But what if all the numbers in the vision are symbolic? That’s what I have been writing throughout these devotions. What if Jesus isn’t a physical Lamb with 7 eyes and 7 horns?!! What if the church at Smyrna didn’t go through tribulation for 10 literal days but that it was simply a symbol of a time of testing but that the 10 being a complete number shows that God was completely in control of them during the difficult season? And so …. What if the 1,000 years is not time-based but a sign of who actually is in control? What if the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan is actually under the control of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Isn’t that true anyway?

And if that is true, what are you then afraid of this Sunday morning?!!

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