20:2 And. Note that almost every verse in this chapter begins with “and” (Greek kai). The events reported in succession, one after another, are undoubtedly real events that will happen just as John reported them.
20:2 Satan. Note the same series of identifying names in Revelation 12:9.
20:2 thousand years. The “thousand years” or millennium (Greek chiliai) should be taken literally. It is mentioned six times in Revelation 20:2-7, as though the Lord would make it emphatically clear that Satan will be restrained for literally a thousand years. He is certainly not “bound” in this present age, for he still “walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8).