The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 20:7–10)

This entry is part 56 of 58 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

Satan is released from imprisonment in the abyss after 1,000 years (Rev 20:7), only to deceive the nations and amass from them an army from all those born into this time who rejected Christ (Rev 20:8). This army attempts to overcome Jerusalem, only to be quickly vanquished by heaven’s fire (Rev 20:9). Satan is then eternally judged by being thrown into the lake of fire, joining the Antichrist and his false prophet (Rev 20:10).

Old Testament in the New

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
20:8 Ezek 38:2; 39:1, 6 God opposes and judges the Gog and Magog, whether literally or symbolically named.
20:9 Gen 19:24; 2 Kgs 1:9–12; Ezek 38:22; 39:6 Fire from heaven is God’s severe judgment for His enemies on multiple occasions.

A Parting Thought 

What a sad thing it will be for much of the world to have Jesus as King in Jerusalem and yet reject Him in the end. Apart from the grace of God, man will reject Him and worsen in his sin. Also, whatever the size of the army may be, and even if it be headed by Satan himself, no creatures can ever overcome their Creator.

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