“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 for a thousand years” (Rev. 20:6, also in verse 4).
In the Lord’s timetable, the system of man was allowed to rule for 6,000 years creation. Everything on earth including man was created in six (6) days to the Lord (2 Peter 3:8). The period of creation signifies the span of time (6 days = 6,000 years) the system of man will rule, and the 7th day is the day of rest, which is called Sabbath (from the Hebrew word sha,vat’ meaning, to rest) by the Jews. “There remains therefore, then, a (one day) Sabbath – rest for the people (nation) of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of their (Israel) disobedience” (Heb. 4:9-11 NIV). The Sabbath therefore is the 1,000 years (milli annum in Latin) or the 7th day. This often referred to as the Millennial Kingdom wherein Christ and His body (the Church) will reign to effect the system of God. It is referred to as a period of rest because true peace will prosper, for a just system will prevail (Micah 4:4).
The end of the world, the second coming of Christ Jesus, and the first resurrection of the dead (Mat. 24:3; Rev 20:6) are three related events. The Second Coming of the Lord will mark the end of the world and will also be the first resurrection of the dead. The Holy Scriptures said that “After two days, He will revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth” (Hos. 6:2-3). The first resurrection of the dead will happen after two days, meaning after Bible 2,000 years. The latter and former rain was meant to be in the first month (Joel 2:23). The end of the world will mark the beginning of the millennial kingdom when God Most High (El Elyon) with the Most Holy Church will reign for a thousand years. Anyone who resists being ruled over would be slain (Luke 19:27). “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:4-5 (a).
These three different but related future events are revealed truth, which were made known (Eph 1:9) to the Most Holy Church.