(From: REVELATION #21 - 20:1-21:8)
J. 20:1-10 THE FATE OF SATAN AND THE SAINTS
1. 20:1-3 SATAN BOUND IN THE ABYSS 1000 YEARS
a. 20:1 THE KEY TO THE ABYSS
Kai EIdon AGge-lon ka-taBAInon-ta ek tou ou-raNOU,
And I saw an angel coming down out of the heaven,
Echon-ta ten klein tes aBUSsou kai HAlu-sin meGAlen ePI ten CHEIra auTOU.
having the key of the abyss and a great chain over his :hand.
b. 10:2-3 THE 1000 YEAR BINDING OF SATAN
kai eKRAte-sen ton DRAkon-ta , ho Ophis ho arCHAIos,
And he laid hold on the dragon, the old :serpent,
HOS es-tin diAbo-los  kai ho Sa-taNAS , kai Ede-sen auTON CHIli-a Ete,
who is the Devil and :Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
kai Eba-len auTON eis ten Abus-son, kai Eklei-sen ,
3and cast him into the abyss, and shut it,
kai esPHRAgi-sen  ePAno auTOU, HIna meplaNEseEti ta ETHne,
and sealed itover him, that he should deceive the nations no more,
Achri te-lesTHEta CHli-a Ete: meTA TAUta dei luTHEnai auTON miKRON CHROnon.
until the thousand years should be finished: thereafter he must be loosed for a little time.
2. 20:4-6 THE FIRST RESURRECTION
a. 20:4 THE REWARD OF SAINTS FOR RESISTING THE BEAST
Kai EIdon THROnous, kai eKAthi-san ep' auTOUS, kai KRIma  eDOthe auTOIS:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them:
kai tas psuCHAS ton pe-pe-le-kisMEnon 
and I saw the souls of those beheaded
diA ten mar-tuRIan IeSOU, kai diA ton LOgon tou TheOU,
for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of :God,
kai HOIti-nes ou pro-seKUne-san to theRIon, ouDE ten eiKOna auTOU,
and such as worshiped not the beast, neither his :image,
kai ouk Ela-bon to CHArag-ma  ePI to MEto-pon kai ePI ten CHEIra auTON;
and received not the mark upon theirforehead and upon their :hand;
kai Eze-san , kai e-baSIleu-san meTA tou ChrisTOU CHIli-a Ete.
and they lived, and reigned with the Christ a thousand years.
b. 20:5a The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished.
hoi loiPOI ton neKRON ouk Eze-san Achri te-lesTHEta CHIli-a Ete.
c. 20:5b This isthe first :resurrection. HAUteheaNAsta-sis hePROte.
d. 20:6 THE FIRST RESURRECTION: ITS BLESSEDNESS
maKAri-os  kai HAgi-os ho Echon MEros  en te a-naSTAses te PROte:
Blessed and holy who has part in the first :resurrection:
ePI TOUton ho DEUte-ros THAna-tos  ouk Echei e-xouSIan ;
over these the second death has no authority;
all' Eson-tai hi-eREIS  tou TheOU kai tou ChrisTOU, kai ba-siLEUsou-sin met' auTOU ta CHIli-a Ete.
but they shall be priests of :God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him the thousand years.
3. 20:7-10 EARTH'S LAST REBELLION
a. 20:7-8 SATAN'S LAST OPPORTUNITY
Kai HOtan te-lesTHE  ta CHIli-a Ete, luTHEse-tai  ho Sa-taNAS ek tes phu-laKES  auTOU,
And when the thousand years are finished, :Satan shall be loosed out of his :prison,
kai e-xeLEUse-tai plaNEsai  ta ETHne,
8and shall come forth to deceive the nations,
ta en tais TESsa-roi goNIais  tes ges, ton Gog kai MaGOG,
those in the four corners of the earth, :Gog and Magog,
su-na-gaGEIN  auTOUS eis ton POle-mon: hon ho a-rithMOS auTON hos he AMmos tes thaLASses.
to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
b. 20:9 HIS FINAL WAR AND DEMISE
kai aNEbe-san ePI to PLAtos  tes ges,
And they went up over the breadth of the earth,
kai eKUKleu-san  ten pa-rem-boLEN  ton haGIon , kai ten POlin ten e-ga-peMEnen:
and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved :city:
kai kaTEbe pur  ek tou ou-raNOU, kai kaTEpha-gen  auTOUS.
and fire came down out of the heaven, and devoured them.
c. 20:10 A DREADFUL BUT FITTING CONCLUSION
kai ho diAbo-los ho plaNON  auTOUS eBLEthe  eis ten LIMnen tou puROS kai THEIou ,
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of :fire and :brimstone,
HOpou kai to theRIon  kai ho pseu-do-proPHEtes ;
where arealso the beast and the false prophet;
kai ba-sa-nisTHEson-tai  heMEras kai nukTOS eis tous aiOnas  ton aiOnon.
and they shall be tormented day and night unto the ages of the ages.
K. 20:11-21:8 GREAT WHITE THRONE USHERS IN NEW HEAVENS AND EARTH
1. 20:11-15 GREAT WHITE THRONE USHERS IN THE SECOND DEATH
a. 20:11 THE TOTAL AWESOMENESS OF THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
Kai EIdon THROnon MEgan leuKON , kai ton kaTHEme-non ep' auTON,
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,
hou aPO tou proSOpou  Ephu-gen  he ge kai ho ou-raNOS; kai TOpos ouch heuREthe auTOIS.
from whose :face the earth and the heaven fled away; and no place was found for them.
b. 20:12 THE NATURE OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT
kai EIdon tous neKROUS, tous meGAlous kai tous miKROUS,
And I saw the dead, the great and the small,
heSTOtas eNOpi-on tou THROnou; kai bibLIa  eNOICHthe-san :
standing before the throne; and booklets were opened:
kai ALlo bibLIon eNOICHthe, HO es-tin tes zo-ES :
and another booklet was opened, which is thatof :life:
kai eKRIthe-san [2919 hoi neKROI ek ton ge-gramMEnon en tois bibLIois, kaTA ta ERga  auTON.
and the dead were judged out of the thingswritten in the booklets, according to their :works.
c. 20:13 THE SOURCES PROVIDING THOSE TO BE JUDGED
kai Edo-ken he THAlas-sa tous neKROUS tous en auTE;
And the sea gave up the dead that werein it;
kai ho THAna-tos kai ho HAdes  Edo-kan tous neKROUS tous en auTOIS:
and :death and :Hades gave up the dead :in them:
kai eKRIthe-san  HEka-stos kaTA ta ERga auTON.
and they were judged each according to their :works.
d. 20:14a And :death and :Hades were cast into the lake of :fire.
kai ho THAna-tos kai ho HAdes eBLEthe-san eis ten LIMnen tou puROS.
e. 20:14b This is the second :death, the lake of :fire.
HOUtos ho THAnatos ho DEUteROS es-tin, heLIMnetou puROS.
f. 20:15 And if any was not found written in the book of :life, he was cast into the lake of :fire.
2. 21:1-8 THOSE WHO WILL ENTER THE NEW JERUSALEM
a. 21:1 THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
Kai EIdon ou-raNON kaiNON kai gen kaiNEN: ho gar PROtos ou-raNOS
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven
kai he PROte ge aPELthan ; kai he THAlas-sa ouk EStin Eti.
and the first earth aregone; and the sea is no more.
b. 21:2 THE NEW JERUSALEM: CHRIST'S BRIDE
kai ten POlin  ten haGIan  Ie-rou-saLEM  kaiNEN  EIdon
And I saw the holy :city Jerusalem new
ka-taBAInou-san  ek tou ou-raNOU aPO tou TheOU,
coming down out of :heaven from :God,
he-toi-masMEnen  hos NUMphen  ke-kos-meMEnen  to anDRI  auTES.
made ready as a bride adorned for her :husband.
c. 21:3-4 THE HIGH HEAVENLY CALLING OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
kai Ekou-sa phoNES meGAles ek tou THROnou leGOUses,
And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying,
I-DOU, heskeNEtou TheOU meTA ton anTHROpon,
Lo, the tabernacle of :God iswith :men,
kai skeNOsei met' auTON, kai auTOI laOI auTOU Eson-tai,
and he shall tabernacle with them, and THEY shall be his peoples,
kai auTOS ho TheOS met' auTON EStai:
and :God himself shall be with them:
kai e-xaLEIpsei  pan DAkru-on  ek ton oph-thalMON auTON;
4and he shall wipe away every tear from their :eyes;
kai ho THAna-tos ouk EStai Eti; OUte PENthos ,
and :death shall be no more; neither shall therebe mourning,
OUte krauGE, OUte POnos , ouk EStai Eti: ta PROta aPELthan.
nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things aregone.
d. 21:5a And who sits on the throne said, Lo, I make all thingsnew.
kai EIpen ho kaTHEme-nos ePI toTHROno, I-DOU, kaiNA poiOPANta.
e. 21:5b And he says, Write: because these :words are faithful and true.
kai LEgei, GRApson: HOti HOUtoi hoi LOgoi piSTOI  kai a-le-thiNOI ei-sin.
f. 21:6a And he said to me, They are come to pass. kai EI-PEN moi, GEgo-nan .
g. 21:6b I amthe Alpha and the O, the beginning and the end.
eGOto ALpha kai to O, hearCHEkai to TElos .
h. 21:6c I will give to the oneathirst of the fountain of the water of :life freely.
eGOtodiPSONti DOsoek tes peGES tou HUda-tos tes zo-ES do-reAN .
i. 21:7 Who overcomes shall inherit these things; and I will be God to him, and he shall be son to me.
ho niKON kle-ro-noMEsei TAUta; kai Eso-mai auTOTheOS, kai auTOS EStai moi huiOS.
j. 21:8 A WARNING NOTTO BE SKIPPED OVER
tois de deiLOIS , kai aPIstois , kai eb-de-lugMEnois , kai phoNEUsi ,
But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers,
kai PORnois , kai phar-maKOIS , kai ei-do-loLAtrais , kai PAsi tois pseuDEsin ,
and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all :liars,
to MEros auTON en te LIMne te kai-oMEne  purRI kai THEIo ;
their :part isin the lake that burns with fire and brimstone;
HO es-tin ho THAna-tos ho DEUte-ros.
which is the second death.
NOTE: This is an amazing section: not just that Satan gets his just desserts for 1000 years - but that God releases him once again at the end of that period. It reminds me of God permitting Satan to test Job on two occasions, that His Name and character might be vindicated in the light of His evaluation of Job. And what would God be vindicating in His release of Satan on this last occasion?
20:4-6 - Here we see the faithfulness of God vindicated in the light of His promises to martyred saints. Does it pay for us as saints to be faithful to God and resist the temptations of Satan through the beast and false prophet? Indeed it does! - participation in the firstresurrection, and eternal service to God and His Christ as reigning priests for 1000 years!
20:7-10 - Here is Satan's last opportunity - and his failure! Wickedness and rebellion in the end alwaysfails. Note Satan's end with the beast and false prophet: the trinity of evilends up together in eternal punishment. Derek Prince wrote an article on “Ultimate Reconciliation”, confirming this. Does Satan and the wicked in the end join the righteous? I think not. Dr. Thayer, noted for his Greek Lexicon, pointed out to an inquirer that 4 combinations of Greek words settle this question once and for all. Age; ages; age of ages; and ages of ages are adjectives describing the eternity of God. These same4 adjectives are used for the description of the eternity of the Lake of Fire. Dr. Thayer, a Unitarian said that for Bible believers - theyhave no choice. He as a Unitarian of course did not accept the infallibility of the Bible, so he excused himself from believing.
20:11-15 - The Great White Throne Judgment is 1000 years later than the BEma Judgment for the saints at the beginning of the Millennium. This last is an awesome judgment for the wicked. The Lake of Fire was prepared for the devil and his angels; - but for men who choose to side with them, theywill share with Satan what was prepared for him.
21:1-8 - The New Jerusalem comes to earth after the Millennium, and is altogether different from the present earthly Jerusalem, which mistreated Jesus and all the prophets. It is important to remember that in this book by John, the New Jerusalem is called “Christ's Bride”! To gain an unusual insight on this Heavenly Jerusalem, by all means read H. A. Baker's “Visions Beyond the Veil” - an account of a supernatural visitation of God in the 1920's to a number of Chinese orphans and beggars. The key thought here is from Jesus who says, “Lo, I make all thingsnew.”What will follow the Millennium is not clearly spelled out. We will have to wait and see. The promises of Jesus to His saints are awesome, but 21:8 as a warning is one of the most sober in all of Scripture. The 3rdon this list is the “abominable”. God calls homosexuality among others, an abomination! The world and these sinners may not accept God's judgment upon them now - but like Satan - they are sureto find out. Sodom and Gomorrah is but a dim foretaste of God's coming judgments. Felix was terrified when Paul “reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment :to come” (Acts 24:25). Fornication (porNEIa) is a comprehensive term covering allsexual sin, which is a second way to pin-point God's thinking on “abominations”. The Lake of Fire which burns for eternity is the final position for all such. J.A.W.