Revelation 20:1-15 (The Thousand Year Reign of Christ - Millennium)

Dan Corner


What you are about to read is what will occur after the antichrist is defeated by the Lord Jesus at the battle of Armageddon. (Jesus’ return at this point will be bodily.) Just after the antichrist and false prophet are thrown alive into the lake of fire, we pick up in Revelation chapter 20. The millennium or thousand year reign of Christ, and related events, are shown here in Rev. 20:1-15.

● And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. (Rev 20:1,2)

Only one angel was needed to seize the devil and have him thrown into the Abyss. It didn’t take numerous legions of God’s angels, one legion or even two angels! The devil, therefore, is not as powerful as he wants us to think, but he is an incredibly good deceiver. We must be alert and self controlled to stand against his lies (1 Pet. 5:8). We are no match for him in our own strength, but through God, we will succeed.

The devil gets bound by a spiritual chain, then thrown into the Abyss, a type of spiritual prison. Mankind, during that time, is finally safe from his deceptions. When he is locked away, it will also be a time period of perfect peace even among the animals for a millennium—1,000 years—(Isa. 11). When he is loosed in verses 7, the battle of Gog and Magog will soon start! Battles are his handiwork. He is good at causing strife, divisions, fights, wars, etc. between people and nations.

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