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Pamphlet 1910 Rev. kc 51-1


We come now to the 20th chapter of Revelation
at which point the 7th Trump has sounded
and the true Jesus Christ has returned with great power and glory,
bringing with Him His army of saints.

Babylon the Great, i.e. the one world political system
and the great whore along with Satan's role as the spurious messiah,
has been destroyed forever and ever.

Earlier we learned that ALL flesh has been "changed"
and everyone, both the good and the bad are in their spiritual bodies.

So it is the first day of the Millennium and John,
who remember in Rev. 1:16
was taken there for an eye witness account,
gives us another advanced news report,
this time concerning the fate of Satan during the Millennium.

Can't you just visualize the headlines?


First Edition


John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was present today as Michael came down from heaven
and appeared on Satan's doorstep in Jerusalem with a warrant from the King of kings for his arrest.

Satan has been residing in the temple in Jerusalem for the last 5 months
(ever since Michael cast him from heaven) where he has been impersonating Jesus Christ
and claiming he is the Messiah come.

He also is being held responsible for orchestrating the murder of God's two witnesses,
a despicable crime, which he has been actually celebrating with his cronies for the last 3 1/2 days.

Here's John description of the first thing he saw :

Rev. 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.
It must have been pretty obvious to John when he saw the equipment,
with the "BP" label on it, which the angel had with him,
that Satan was about to be shackled and locked back up in the Bottomless Pit.

John continues:

[2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
It would seem that Michael needed no assistance
as he apparently just grabbed the evil crook by the shoulders,
threw him mercilessly up against the wall and shackled him with the binding chain.

It has also been reported that because of the manhandling of Satan
by this very powerful angel that some folks are referring to him as the "Pit Bull".

Also, we were not able to determine from John's report
whether he was close enough to hear what the angel said to Satan,
but we believe it was something like "OK chump, the party's over!

Let's go!"

John did not report that the angel read Satan his rights
because having already been judged and sentenced to die, he has none.

John then gives this account of the actual incarceration:

[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.
So as John reports,
for the next 1000 years Satan will be imprisoned
and not permitted to have any contact whatsoever,
either by person or by spirit, with anyone outside his confines.

However, we know from a related article submitted thousands of years ago
by reporting agent Isaiah that Satan will be visible throughout the Millennium
as a reminder to all of what can happen.

Here's part of Isaiah's transcript concerning Satan's casting into the pit:

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
[14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
[15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

[16] They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

And so it shall be that people will walk by the "pit" during the Millennium,
on their way to Discipline Classes,
and shake their heads in unbelief to think that this poor slob
could have perpetrated worldwide religious deception and political control.

End of article.

Yes, it's fun to imagine how it might happen,
but happen it will!

We already knew who the dragon and that old serpent was.

We also knew from 2 Pet. 3:8 that 1000 years to the Lord is as one day,
so that the Day of the Lord is 1000 years.

But the one thing we didn't discuss is
"why will Satan be released at the end of the Millennium"?

I'm sure you realize if you've studied this Book of Revelation from the beginning with us
that Satan is coming to this earth disguised as Jesus Christ
(and I'll bet you know that he comes before the true Christ).

This final generation then will be tested by the false messiah, right?

Those who fail,
who do not overcome and who don't partake of the first resurrection,
will go through the Millennium and be taught of and with discipline for 1000 years,
which is how much time they have to get their act together.

After they have been taught there will be another test,
a final exam if you will,
which they must pass before they can receive their diploma of eternal life.

That test is Satan's release once again upon the world,
but this time without the political beast and the role of spurious messiah.

And no, it is not a second chance because they never came to a full knowledge of the truth
in this generation because of the "famine" (Amos 8:11),
and as such never had a prayer of a first chance.

Next we will learn what reward comes with being part of the first resurrection.

[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.
Thrones, you know, are where rulers,
the ones who wear crowns, i.e. the ones in authority who exercise judgment, sit.

And there are two groups in this verse who sit upon them.

(1) The first group are the martyrs down through the ages, those who have been beheaded, i.e. killed or executed for the (a) the witness of Jesus, and (b) for the Word of God. It would include the two witnesses also.

(2) The second group are those of this final generation who had the seal of God in their foreheads and who overcame the beast.

Note: In our previous studies we've covered in great detail the beast (Satan), his image (role as Jesus), his mark upon their foreheads (deception), and his mark in their hands (doing his work).

Now, did you read the last phrase in verse 4,
"and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"?

What an honor and a privilege!

If you ever are in want of some incouragement to continue to fight the good fight, then just refer to Rev. 20:4.

 For if you are one of God's elect then you will be part of the first resurrection at His coming, and you will reign with Jesus Christ for the entire 1000 years during the Millennium.

[5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
But if you are not part of the first resurrection then you are part of "the remainder" who are called "the dead" and you must wait until the end of the Millennium.

You will then be tested that short season by Satan who will be released temporarily, and then you will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment when the books are opened (vs. 12).

Only then can you be part of the Second Resurrection and receive eternal life.

Until then you are called "dead" because you are still subject to the second death,
which is the destruction of your soul in the lake of fire (vs. 14).

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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