HE IS LOOSED RIGHT NOW!
First of all we need to establish something: If you believe in a literal 'millennium' of 1,000 years that is perfectly fine, many thousands of American Christians - in particular - do, although far fewer outside of north America. Such a belief is not heretical in itself (although, without question, numerous cult and sect leaders have held this view), but I would simply like to introduce the thought to those of you from this background that such a teaching is not necessary on the basis of about two verses in Revelation. Perhaps there is a better way to view those few verses. Please read the following article which follows my introduction. Robin. April 2012.
Does God Plan a World-wide Super-Zoo?
Or, the Restoration Of All Things?
There is nothing within Revelation's text to suggest that it should be put together with certain portions of the Old Testament poetic prophecy of Isaiah, most commonly chapters 2, 11 and 35, yet millennialism does just this, applying certain portions of poetic prophecy in Isaiah to just two or three verses in Revelation 20. But nothing in the preferred Isaiah sections talks about anything like a 'millennium,' a 'thousand years,' or a world super-government to be administered from Jerusalem. Most Bible scholars have considered that such texts are a poetic picture of the affect of the world-wide spreading of the Gospel, leading to peace and harmony as and when people respond to that message. Also a reminder that it was the Fall of Man which led to animals often becoming predatory creatures.
Robin A. Brace.
Those who 'put on Christ,' therefore, share in this 'first resurrection' which is described by Paul in Ephesians, chapter two, verses 5-6: