Posted by: biblestudyseattle | February 7, 2021

Satan’s Binding

“He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:2

Is Satan bound right now (2021)? Some may think so, but many do not. It is the opinion of some that his binding will not be sudden, but gradual. Some think it may take 500+ years. It is also the opinion of some that there are two or three separate thousand year periods.

“They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20;4

Many think Christ reigns for one period of a thousand years. Yet there was the Sabbath year and Jubilee year. Some think there’s a thousand-year Sabbath and a thousand-year Jubilee. ‘There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God.’ Hebrews 4;9

It was a curious feature of the Hebrew calendar that the Jubilee started roughly half way through the Sabbath year. ‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years.  Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land.  Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.  The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.  For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.’ Leviticus 25;8-12

Of course there’s no way to prove whether there’s one thousand year period or more until they are fulfilled, and that is future!

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