Summary: We’re not told the name of this angel. Evidently the Holy Spirit didn’t think it necessary, but be that as it may, this angel was sent from heaven with the authority and power to cast Satan into the pit and placed this chain on him to keep him there f
Rev. #71~20:1-3 PREPARATION FOR THE KINGDOM 9-18-10
Today we’ll continue on with Chapter 20: there’s much here to talk about, listen as I read chapter 20: 1-3 to get us hooked back up.
1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3And 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.
We’re not told the name of this angel. Evidently the Holy Spirit didn’t think it necessary, but be that as it may, this angel was sent from heaven with the authority and power to cast Satan into the pit and placed this chain on him to keep him there for the entire 1000-year reign of Christ. If Satan was allowed to roam the earth as he does now there could be no peace on earth.
This happens just after the battle of Armageddon, and after the Antichrist and false prophet have been cast alive into the lake of fire, this angel already had the key to the Bottomless Pit, we believe
That he is most likely the same angel that we read about in Rev.9:1-2.
One of satan’s greatest tools is deception, he is the father of lies, Jesus said so in JN.8:44, so this powerful angel has bound him and cast him into the pit so he could not deceive people for at least this 1000 years, we’re told that in verse 3.
--- that he should deceive the nations no more—
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Isaiah 11:9 says;--- for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
And for this to take place fully and completely, Satan will be removed so that the earth may be ready for the kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of heaven can not began until the King of Heaven is here.
Every thing that Jesus says and does is TRUTH.---every thing that satan says and does is one big lie.
Let’s keep in mind that there will be millions and millions killed in the tribulation, but there will be a great multitude that will some how survived the tribulation, and many of these will be the inhabitants of the Millennial Kingdom?
Ø Listen--- just after the Lord Jesus destroys His enemies at the one sided battle of Armageddon,He will immediately set on His Throne of Glory that we’re told about in Matt. 25:31-46.
Keep in mind that His Kingdom reign has not yet begun at this time, this judgment is called “the judgment of the nations;” actually it means He is judging the individuals from among all nations, the reason for this judgment is to determine who will go into the Kingdom and repopulate the earth once again, and how He will decide this is to judge the individuals as to how they treated His brethren the Jews during the tribulation, read Matt.25:31-46 and it will make this clear.
Listen;-the time of Him sitting on the Throne of His Glory and separating the sheep from the goats will last 30 days, how do we know this,
Listen as I read from Daniel 12:9-11
And he said, “Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”
LISTEN- this man is still talking to Daniel;
11And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
We understand that this is talking about the tribulation, because we read in Matthew 24:21 that the Abomination of desolation will be set up in the temple as the last half of the tribulation gets under way, but, LISTEN, the last half of the 7 year tribulation last 1260 days, not 1290 days.
Rev.12: 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.=3 ½ years.= 1260=
Ø So why the extra 30 day’s ? This is when the judgment of the nations comes about, (sheep & goats) remember this Throne of His glory (matt.25:31) is just after the tribulation but before the Kingdom begins.