Revelation 20, the 20th chapter in the final Book of the Bible, begins by describing an angel with the keys to the bottomless pit in His hand. This angel seizes the Dragon(Satan), and binds him for 1,000 years). This is the beginning of what is called the “Millenial Reign” of Christ. During this period, Christ reigns for one thousand years. After this period of time, Satan is finally released from His prison, where he will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, to be tormented day and night for ever and ever. How great is this event, that Satan is finally brought to justice for all of eternity. Also, this chapter describes the “Great White Throne Judgement” of God. Trust me, you do not want to be in front of this throne!
Revelation 20: Chapter 20 in the Book of Revelation (King James Version)
[Revelation 20:1] And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. [Revelation 20:2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, [Revelation 20:3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
[Revelation 20:4] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. [Revelation 20:5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. [Revelation 20:6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
[Revelation 20:7] And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, [Revelation 20:8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. [Revelation 20:9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. [Revelation 20:10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
[Revelation 20:11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. [Revelation 20:12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [Revelation 20:13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [Revelation 20:14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [Revelation 20:15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Chapters of Revelation
- Book of Revelation: Brief Introduction
- Revelation 1: Revelation Chapter 1 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 2: Revelation Chapter 2 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 3: Revelation Chapter 3 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 4: Revelation Chapter 4 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 5: Revelation Chapter 5 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 6: Revelation Chapter 6 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 7: Revelation Chapter 7 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 8: Revelation Chapter 8 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 9: Revelation Chapter 9 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 10: Revelation Chapter 10 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 11: Revelation Chapter 11 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 12: Revelation Chapter 12 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 13: Revelation Chapter 13 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 14: Revelation Chapter 14 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 15: Revelation Chapter 15 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 16: Revelation Chapter 16 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 17: Revelation Chapter 17 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 18: Revelation Chapter 18 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 19: Revelation Chapter 19 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 20: Revelation Chapter 20 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 21: Revelation Chapter 21 | Bible KJV
- Revelation 22: Revelation Chapter 22 | Bible KJV