(not sure about appropriate forum, mods move if needed)
The book of Revelations talks about the Tribulation- the time when the Antichrist reigns and disasters come close to extinguishing the human race. It ends with Christ’s physical return to Earth to put things right. Now if I"m reading it correctly, this isn’t the Final final showdown: the one where the souls of all mankind receive their eternal judgement, Satan, the fallen angels and the damned are cast into the lake of fire. and Heaven and Earth are remade. Rather, the Tribulation is followed by the Millenium, the thousand years of Christ’s rule. Revelations doesn’t go into it in much detail. It says that Christ will rule the nations “with an iron hand”, and that during this time Satan will be “bound”. My question is, just what exactly is this imagined to entail?
Is a physically immortal Jesus supposed to be a soft of theocratic world dictator, ruling the world presumably from Jerusalem? And what does it mean that Satan will be bound? That for the Millenium no one will be evil, or subject to original sin? If not, what will happen to the people who are evil? Will there still be natural disasters or will they be supernaturally prevented?
In other words, inbetween our current world of sin, pain and evil, and a new universe in which reality itself has been remade to create a perfect paradise, there will be- ???