4: And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them (i.e. the Father and Christ [3:21], and the heavenly beings associated with them as ancestors [1:4; and cp. Matt. 25:31. 1 Tim. 5:21.]), and judgment was given (i.e. not judging or ruling authority, but sentence, or pronouncement, or reward in their favor) for them (i.e. those who had been beheaded, John, James, Peter &c.); even the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and whosoever did not worship the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark in their foreheads (where your brain is), or in their hands (Fig., = did not partake in Satan's work); and they lived again and reigned with Christ a thousand years.(This is you, the elect [IF you have eyes to see and ears to hear], these partake in the first resurrection. They have control with Christ during the millennium. Will you be a part of this?)
5: The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years should be fulfilled (these are spiritually dead not physically dead. They cannot live again until Satan is released. See v. 3. See also 1 Cor. 15:50-58). This is the first resurrection.
6: Blessed and holy is the one that has part in the first resurrection: over such the second death (= death of the soul) has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him the thousand years. (See Ezek. 44:23-25)
7: And when the thousand years are fulfilled, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.
8: And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corner of the earth, Gog and Magog (i.e testing all those outside the Millennial Temple), to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (So you see a great many people were and are deceived by Satan)
9: And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city (i.e. Jerusalem): and fire came down from God out of heaven, and destroyed them (see Heb. 12:29).
10: And the devil that deceived them was cast down into the lake of fire and brimstone (see 19:20), where also the beast and the false prophet were cast, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (see Ezek. 28:18,19. They will no longer exist)
11: And I saw a great white throne (that in 4:2-6 was seen by John in heaven; this one is on the earth. White indicating holiness and righteousness. No adjuncts mentioned. Only one Throne and one Judge), and Him that was sitting on it, from Whose face the earth and heaven fled away; and there was no place found for them. (i.e. end of the 2nd heaven and earth age. Full God-head comes down to earth on last day of the Millennium)
12: And I saw the dead (i.e. spiritually dead, not physically), the small and the great, standing before the Throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the the things which were written in the books, according to their works. (i.e. evil works not repented of)
13: And the sea (= peoples, see 17:15) gave up the dead (spiritually dead) which were in it; and death (= Satan) and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged each one according to their work.
14: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death the lake of fire. (The DEATH OF THE SOUL!)
15: And if any one was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.