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Then John saw an angel coming down from
heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a
great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the
Devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him
into a pit...that he should not deceive the nations...then to be
loosed for a short period..
To put together Revelation 20 : 4-7 we need to look at what we know. Because we need to consider this statement “..the rest of the dead did not come to life till after the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection, for such the second death has no power but they are priests to God and they shall reign with him a thousand years.
People are priests of God and of Christs. That
is us today, we are priests to God as we are told in Revelation 1 :
5-6, “...has freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us a
kingdom, priests to his God...”
Now the premise I have stated, so John saw
thrones and seated on them were those whom judgement was committed.
These people on the thrones could be the twenty four elders we
visited in other chapters.5
But I guess the thrones could be less or more we are not told here.
But I guess we can speculated, but we do see the souls of those who
had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus, and for the word of
God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not
received the mark on their foreheads, or their hands. We did
discover in Revelation 7 the angels were to seal those who belong to
God to have a mark on their forehead. We decided at that time,
here we could be talking about all Christians who come into the
kingdom of God and the seal probably is the Holy Spirit that is in
every true Christian. And as we thought about that the thousand
years is the time of Jesus, to today and tomorrow till the Judgement
day. If that is the case it is true Blessed those who participate in
the first resurrection, which those Christians yesterday, today and
tomorrow. For us there is no fear of the second death as we are told
in Revelation 2 :11, “...He who conquers shall not be hurt by the
Now Revelation 20 : 7-10 is a rerun of what we have discussed in chapter 13. If you like chapter 13 is the detail of the event and here chapter 12 . 12 : 7-10 is a simple framework , because Satan was loosed for a short period which is at the end of the Christian era, how long Satan is loosed is speculative it can be days, weeks months, maybe the 42 months, three half years mentioned in chapter 13 : 5 God calls it a short period. Satan was defeated. Before going any further consider here in chapter 20 : 10 Satan had deceived all those who helped him as we are told in verse 8 so Satan let loose started to deceive all the nations and then he gathers together a huge number their number like the sand of the sea and marched up over the broad earth, surrounded the beloved city. The city is Jerusalem. Clearly not a spiritual Jerusalem, Zion because Satan had been tossed out of heaven and was on our earth. Those who helped Satan can be those ten nations and the two nations in chapter 12. So the kings, nations were clearly deceived and the battle was happening, but God interfered and fire came from heaven and consumed them. Being the last great battle you can imagine Satan having all stops out to destroy God's plan, this would have been Satan's most important battle, so he would have had all his people, angels and people in the battle. There is a possibility Satan could have thought he could win. That of course is speculative, but we know the end because God decimates the enormous army which could be in the millions, probably the greatest army ever gathered on the face of the earth.
So finally Satan has been completely removed
from the scene “...and the devil who had deceived them was thrown
into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the prophet
were and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Probably, verses 11-15 of chapter 20 is the most famous scene in all history of mankind. This scene has been sitting there for almost two thousand years, yet most of mankind has completely corrupted what is going to happen at the end of mankind history. There is an end. So finally there is a white throne all of mankind comes before God to give an account of their lives while they were on the earth. Those who came to Jesus and have had their sins forgiven go into eternal life in heaven, those who rejected Jesus Christ join Satan in hell in the lake of fire. Those who reject Jesus Christ experience the second death. Jesus has clearly warned people not to disregard what God has to say. Jesus said, “I will tell you who to fear, fear God who after he killed can toss you into hell” 8 and then even back further in time, in Ecclesiastes written approx 250 BC. “The end of the matter; all has been heard, Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of a person who lives. For God will bring every deed into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good or bad.”9 These statements made here are famous particularly in the Christian world. More then a hundred million Bibles are sold each year and then you add extracts millions more each year. So you can only imagine a figure that is so large that Billions of Bible and extracts are sold or handed out over the years and all these probably had those famous texts I have quoted and there are also warning right throughout the Bible warning people that when they die they will have to give and account to God.
So now it had happened, A future time in
Revelation God has shown us the actual future time, now. So there it
was all people before God, even those who died were brought up from
Hades to stand before the judge. The books were opened., then Death
and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. There are two things we
now know. At the end of time death is gone, people dyeing which is
the norm in our society will no longer have the spectre of death
around them. Death is considered an enemy of Jesus Christ.
10 And Hades is the place that people have gone when
they died. As I have said before Christians when they die go to be
But the people who reject Jesus Christ go into Hades a place of the
dead. As the rich man found out as he was “...in Hades being in
torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham...”12
so the end has become and “...if any one's name was not found
written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”13
those who rejected Jesus were in Hades
Bible Revelation 21, we see the
fulfilling a the great promise which is:
The new world will last for ever, this new
heaven and the earth is God's prophecy, Jesus said, “It is easier
for the earth to pass away then for a single Jot, if you like, not
even a dot will be missing, because everything God has said will
happen and this great event is given to us, to encourage us, to put
up with the trials, to be strong, to become absolutely committed to
Jesus Christ because you will walk in the new world, you will walk
the streets where God will live, where righteousness is the norm,
where you will see Jesus because he will be with you. You will see
the people and the multitudes who have become a child of God. A
1 Matthew 12 : 29
2 I will be doing a publication to show you that when you die you are with Jesus Christ, there simply is a misunderstanding what resurrection means for Christians.
3 John 11 :24-26
4 2 Corinthians 5 : 1, “For we know if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
5 Revelation 4 :4
6 We discussed Satan's fall earlier. And also where he tried to destroy the child Jesus. But he failed. You are witnessing his last attempt to win. Satan wins. God losers.
7 Hebrews 1 : 13.
8 Luke 12 : 5
9 Ecclesiastes 12 : 13
10 1 Corinthians 15 : 26
11 People will say, no, you die you are asleep until the resurrection, I believe that is wrong and my later publication will be when I prove my point. This in Revelation is not the place for a detail analysis of the subject be patient you will see it.
12 Luke 16 :23
13 Revelation 20 : 11-14
14 There is no reason to not be able to say here on earth we say people are dead, or asleep and in reality not here any more but alive with Jesus Christ in heaven.
15 1 Thessalonian s 4 : 13-14
16 Anyway ,read my publication when I get it to you on the WEB along side the manuscript “Revelation you can understand.”
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