At the beginning of the 1,000 years, we have the first resurrection when the dead are raised to meet Christ in the air.
Immediately after this, the living saints are changed.
Both the dead and the living who trust in Jesus meet Him and His angels in the air (see 1 Thessalonians 4:17; see also Matthew 24:30,31).
When Christ returns He does not touch the earth but takes His people away from the earth.
The Bible says Jesus is preparing a place for us now in His Father’s house.
We saw in the previous session how John used the Hebrew wedding to illustrate the relationship Christ has with His church.
The bride was to wait for the coming of the bridegroom.
He was preparing a place for them to live and when he was ready he would come for his bride and they would go to his father’s house where they would have a wedding feast.
Keep this in mind as we read John 14:1-3.
God’s people spend the 1,000 years in the heavenly mansions Christ has prepared for them.
In 1 Peter 1:4, Peter declares that through the resurrection of Christ from the dead there is “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you.