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Sealed in the Pit
by Pastor Kevin Sadler "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 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 should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season" (Rev. 20:1-3).
Satan will be seized and bound with "a great chain" by an angel, and then he will be hurled into the center of the earth and shut up in the pit. We are to take a literal interpretation of the Bible unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. That's how God intended His Word to be understood and interpreted. When the Bible is not taken literally, our understanding of the Word is left to the opinions and imaginations of fallible mankind....
After the Savior's death on the cross, a seal was placed on the stone at the entrance of Christ's tomb. Matthew 27:66 tells us, "So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch." On resurrection morning though, the seal was broken and the stone was rolled away, because Christ had conquered the grave. That seal could never have kept Him in that tomb. He is "the Resurrection, and the Life" (John 11:25). He is the "Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending...which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty" (Rev. 1:8).