Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10, Revelation 20

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I've always heard after the tribulation Satan will be thrown into a pit for 1,000 years and then he'll be released. During that time he will gather an army of those in heaven that will try to defeat God. I assume this chapter is where they get that idea.

It's hard to imagine that anyone could be in the presence of God and decide to take sides with Satan.

I don't get it but I think that's what this chapter is saying.

1 comment:

  1. Revelation 20
    The Thousand Years
    1-3 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit and a heavy chain in his hand. He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years. The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.

    7-10 The Defeat of Satan
    7-8a When the thousand years come to an end, Satan will be let out of his prison. He will go out to deceive the nations—called Gog and Magog—in every corner of the earth.

    38:1-23 A Message for Gog
    39:1-24 The Slaughter of Gog's Hordes
    Genesis 10:2 The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

    Revelation 20
    8b He will gather them together for battle—a mighty army, as numberless as sand along the seashore.

    Ezekiel 39:1-24 The Slaughter of Gog's Hordes

    Revelation 20
    9-10 And I saw them as they went up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded God’s people and the beloved city. But fire from heaven came down on the attacking armies and consumed them. Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

    Ezekiel 39
    25-29 Restoration for God's People