The Thousand Years

201 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit[1] and a great chain.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Revelation 20:1

Commentary on Revelation 20:1-3

(Read Revelation 20:1-3)

Here is a vision, showing by a figure the restraints laid on Satan himself. Christ, with Almighty power, will keep the devil from deceiving mankind as he has hitherto done. He never wants power and instruments to break the power of Satan. Christ shuts by his power, and seals by his authority. The church shall have a time of peace and prosperity, but all her trials are not yet over.