Satan is bound for a thousand years: the souls of the martyrs
reign with Christ in the first resurrection. The last attempts of Satan against the Church: the last judgment.
1 And I saw an Angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless
pit, and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and
Satan, and bound him for a thousand years:
3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal
upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished: and after that, he must be loosed
a little time.
4 And I saw seats, and they sat upon them: and judgment was given unto
them: and the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored
the beast, nor his image, nor received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ
a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead lived not till the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: in these
the second death hath no power: but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed
out of his prison, and shall go forth and seduce the nations which are over the four quarters of the earth, *Gog, and Magog,
and shall gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
8 And they ascended upon the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp
of the saints, and the beloved city.
9 And fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them: and the
devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast
10 And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose
countenance the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place found for them.
12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in presence of the throne,
and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged by those
things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it: and death and hell gave
up their dead that were in them: and they were judged every one according to their works.
14 And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into
the pool of fire.
7: Ezechiel xxxviii. 14.