A GREAT CHAIN
(And the meaning of "A Thousand Years")
And I saw an angel (Divine Reality) come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit (the very depths of the consciousness of that Reality itself), and A GREAT CHAIN in his hand.And he laid hold on the Dragon (the spirit of antichrist in the earth...Ezekiel 29:1-3), that old Serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan,and bound him a Thousand years...
As there was 1,000 years between the time of David and the time of Christ, so there has been a figurative period of 1,000 years from the time that the judgments wars of the 20th century began to fall upon the City of David and the manifestation of the Messiahs again in our time...(Psalm 90:4-12; Isaiah 29; 2 Peter 3:3-12).
10 X 10 X 10 (The cube of the mystery of the Tree of Life) = 1,000...(Revelation 21:10-16).
And 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 years should be fulfilled, and after that he must be loosed a little season.
And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them, and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the Beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Revelation 13:16-18); and they lived and reigned with Christ a Thousand years...
Do you not know that the Head of Prophecy was cut off with John (and, of course, Paul)?
I said, Lord can it be possible to remove the Head of Prophecy?
He said, When you come to know what "head" means, and prophecy issues from the head, then understand the meaning of "the head was removed."...(The Apocryphon of James; Psalm 74:5-9).
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the Thousand years were finished. THIS IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the First Resurrection: on such the second death (the death of the body itself) hath no power, but they shall be as priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a Thousand years.
And when the Thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle...(Revelation 20:1-15).
Or else how can one enter a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man...(Matthew 12:29-30).
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment...(Psalm 73:1-6).
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a Twoedged sword in their hand:
To execute vengeance upon the heathen (2 Corinthians 10:3-6), and punishments upon the people;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron...(Psalm 149:6-8).
The morning is come unto thee (Isaiah 14:4-16), O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish my anger upon thee (Matthew 24; Luke 21): and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations...
My Face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place; for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
MAKE A CHAIN; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the City is full of violence...(Ezekiel 7:7-9; 221-23).
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
And the angels, which kept not their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day...(Jude 5 and 6).
Surely God has prepared for the unbelievers chains and shakles and a burning fir...(Sura 76.4).