OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE
Satan is bound during the Millennium—The saints shall then live and reign with Christ—The dead stand before God and are judged out of the books according to their works.
I saw an aangel
come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless bpit
and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old aserpent
, which is the bDevil
, and Satan, and cbound
him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the anations
no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be bloosed
a little season.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and ajudgment
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 breigned
with Christ a cthousand
But the rest of the adead
lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is
the first resurrection.
and holy is
he that hath part in the bfirst cresurrection
: on such the dsecond
death hath no power, but they shall be epriests
of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
And when the athousand
years are expired, bSatan
shall be loosed out of his prison,
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, aGog
and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is
as the sand of the sea.
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.
And the adevil
that deceived them was bcast
into the lake of cfire
and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are,
and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the aearth
and the heaven fled away; and there was found no bplace
And I saw the adead
, small and great, bstand
before God; and the cbooks
were opened: and another book was opened, which is the dbook
of life: and the dead were ejudged
out of those things which were written in the books, according to their fworks
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and adeath
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
were cast into the lake of fire. This is the csecond
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.