Monday, December 5, 2011

As Mad as H***

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him 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. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Can you imagine the absolute rage the devil is going to foist upon the unsuspecting world when he gets out of prison? After 900 and some odd years chained in the bottomless pit, he gets a short reprieve and boy, is he going to go ballistic!

Rev 12:12 tells us about his increased activity during the tribulation because he knows how short his time is. But now, after breathing brimstone for several centuries, he will pull out all the stops in deceiving the nations. He will try one last time to deceive and destroy.

But his eternal doom is sure. His little rant will be put to a sudden stop and he will be banished to the deepest part of the lake of fire to be tormented 24/7/forever.

And so will end the reign of the prince of the power of the air, the god of this world.

Amen! Hallelujah! Wave a hankie!!!


Teresa said...

Pastor Gary,
I was somewhat confused about what you said about the devil's torment being 24/7. It will be horrific, I'm sure--but v. 9 of Rev. 20 said the fire would "devour them".

Rev. 21:8 calls this "fire and brimstone" burning the "second death". And notice it would happen to the wicked AND Satan, because it said "all liars" and Satan is called the "father" of liars by Jesus himself in John 8:44.

The judgment of the wicked is described pretty graphically in Malachi 4 too. The first 3 verses say that "all that do wickedly, shall be stubble". Also the fire will "burn them up" all the way down to "ashes" (v. 3).

For me, getting rid of sin forever and ever on judgment day means that sin will never rear its ugly head again. Now that IS something to shout Hallelujah for!!! Amen!

Pastor Fuller said...

Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.