Revelation Chapter 20 - October 18th Voice of Christian Israel Program Notes - William Finck with Clifton Emahiser
XX 1 And I saw a messenger descending from out of heaven1 having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he held fast the dragon, that serpent of old, who2 is the False Accuser and the Adversary 3, and he bound him for a thousand years 3 and cast him into the bottomless pit, and barred4 and set a seal upon it, that he may no longer5 deceive the Nations, until the thousand years should be completed. After6 these it is necessary for him to be released for a short time. [Genesis 3 Serpent, Revelation 12 Dragon & Serpent = Canaanite-Edomite Jews.]
4 And I saw thrones, and they who sat upon them, and judgment had been given to them, and the souls of those having been beheaded on account of the testimony of Yahshua and on account of the Word of Yahweh and who did not worship the beast nor his image and did not receive the inscribed mark upon their7 foreheads and upon their hands. And they lived and ruled with Christ8 for a thousand years. [The jews attempted to destroy Christianity, and used the Romans to persecute them. But the testimony of the Christian martyrs prevailed over the jews! Once Christianity became the religion of Europe, the jew was more or less ejected from mainstream society, had no power over Christians, was forced to live in ghettoes, and Christian law became dominant.]
Note 1. א wants “from out of heaven”.