Revelation Chapter 20 Being Reveled takes us to a future point in time. God has John revealing this point in time to us; it is a time when Satan is here and Christ is arriving.
Writing this chapter, John invites us to join him and being curious is enough to have us do that.
Revelation means to reveal, to make something known and Chapter 20 is a good example of God doing that. We begin by taking on the first eight verses.
Revelation 20:1 (KJV) shows John telling what he sees; he sees Michael coming down from Heaven.
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Satan has been here five months when Michael lays hold on him. Locking Satan in the Bottomless Pit takes away any threat of him deceiving and/or influencing us for a thousand years:
2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Satan in the pit and Christ returning has us shedding our flesh bodies but this taking place will in no way affect our outcome; life continue in spiritual ones.
And Michael seals Satan in the pit for good reason; Christ is vying for our attention as He reigns for a thousand years.
3 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.
Satan loosed for a little season bears watching; God is testing us. He has to find out whom may have benefited from Christ having reigned and taught each of us a thousand years.
We, having left our flesh bodies, only have the Second Death to face at this time, the death of our souls. But prior to being raised in Christ, we remain spiritually dead.
Verse 4, taking center stage, sheds a little light on the First Resurrection:
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Interpreting the Mark of the Beast gets top priority. Worshipping the beast and receiving his mark are figures of speech; they have to be interpreted.
Not receiving Satan's Mark upon their foreheads causes one to ask: What is inside their foreheads? The answer is their brain; their brain is what they use to think; they not receiving the Mark are telling us that Satan is unable to influence their thinking.