Series: Jesus and His Victory
September 26, 2021 | Dr. Wes George
Passage: Revelation 20:1-10
1A. Satan will be bound for 1,000 years. 1-3
1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
2A. Saints will reign with Christ for 1,000 years. 4-6
4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
3A. Satan will be released to deceive the nations. 7-9
7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.
9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
4A. Satan will be cast into hell forever. 10
10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
God is sovereign over Satan.
He can bind, release, and imprison him.
Saints have positions of authority and responsibility in God’s kingdom.
God’s people will serve in ministry as priests and in authority in reigning with Christ during the millennial reign of Christ.
People choose to sin even without Satan’s influence.
Jesus Christ is the only way to victory in life and death.