Bible: Rev 19:11-20:4

The Son of God Goes to War

19:11 Then 1  I saw heaven opened and here came 2  a white horse! The 3  one riding it was called “Faithfuland “True,” and with justice 4  he judges and goes to war. 19:12 His eyes are like a fiery 5  flame and there are many diadem crowns 6  on his head. He has 7  a name written 8  that no one knows except himself. 19:13 He is dressed in clothing dipped 9  in blood, and he is called 10  the Word of God. 19:14 The 11  armies that are in heaven, dressed in white, clean, fine linen, 12  were following him on white horses. 19:15 From his mouth extends a sharp sword, so that with it he can strike the nations. 13  He 14  will rule 15  them with an iron rod, 16  and he stomps the winepress 17  of the furious 18  wrath of God, the All-Powerful. 19  19:16 He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

19:17 Then 20  I saw one angel standing in 21  the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky: 22 

“Come, gather around for the great banquet 23  of God,

19:18 to eat 24  your fill 25  of the flesh of kings,

the flesh of generals, 26 

the flesh of powerful people,

the flesh of horses and those who ride them,

and the flesh of all people, both free and slave, 27 

and small and great!

19:19 Then 28  I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to do battle with the one who rode the horse and with his army. 19:20 Now 29  the beast was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf 30 signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. 31  19:21 The 32  others were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the one who rode the horse, and all the birds gorged 33  themselves with their flesh.

The Thousand Year Reign

20:1 Then 34  I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding 35  in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. 20:2 He 36  seized the dragon – the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan – and tied him up for a thousand years. 20:3 The angel 37  then 38  threw him into the abyss and locked 39  and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)

20:4 Then 40  I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. 41  I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These 42  had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They 43  came to life 44  and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

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