Their Enemies Judged Them, So, They Judged Their Enemies

An angel bound Satan for a thousand years, but after that time he would be released. After John saw that vision, he saw this one, “And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4).
Who sat on thrones to judge? It was the beheaded saints. The enemy judged them, so God enabled them to judge the enemy. First Corinthians 6:2 says the saints will judge the world. Daniel 7 also speaks of this time.
Then John learned that the beheaded souls lived and reigned with Christ for 1,000 years. John did not say that Christ would only reign for a thousand years, but that those whom the beast of Rome had beheaded would reign with Christ for a thousand years. The verse focuses upon these people. This is a specific group of Christians.
The rest of the dead Christians have another part to play, as John showed in Revelation 20:5, 6.
Either way, so live that Jesus will want you to live and reign with Him for eternity.

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