A Question Regarding Revelation 20
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QUESTION:

Would you please comment on Revelation 20?

ANSWER:

The angel represents God's messenger / ministry; the chain represents the pure gospel preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

The dragon here is the same as in Revelation 12. You can't bind a spirit with a literal chain.

The "thousand years" represents a long period of time.

This chapter says nothing about a literal kingdom here on earth, and says nothing about people living here in a literal kingdom of a thousand years. It speaks of "souls" i.e., those that were beheaded for the witness of Christ. These souls are the same John saw when the fifth seal was opened. A reading of that passage of Scripture—Revelation 6:9-11—shows they were NOT on this earth.

Another point, those who teach a "Rapture" teach: the first resurrection comes ahead of the thousand years, but notice what verse five says: "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.

This is the first resurrection."

The Bible doesn't teach two literal resurrections of the physical bodies—separated by 1,007 years. The first resurrection is spiritual and is the same as salvation—see Ephesians 2:1-7 and John 5:24, 25.



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