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Satan's Doom. According to Revelation 20:1,3; Satan will be deposed or bound throughout the duration of the Millennium (a thousand years). At the conception of the millennial reign of Christ on earth, an angel from heaven will have the authority and ability to cast Satan and presumably all demons into the Abyss (vs. 1,2)
Jesus Christ will rule His kingdom on earth without the deceptive influence of Satan. People on earth, however, who are born during the millennial will have their sinful nature that can only be remedied by the new birth. Throughout the millennial reign of Christ, multitudes will be born again by the grace of God. However, there will be those who refuse to submit to Christ and His rule.
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Even though Satan is not present during the millennial, sinners will rebel against Christ. Ultimately, it is not the enemy (Satan) that causes mans rebellion... it is our enmity against God (Romans 8:7). It is for this reason that Jesus Christ will rule with a "rod of iron" during the millennial. At the conclusion of the thousand year reign of Christ, Satan will be let loosed from the Abyss for a brief period of time to gather those who would not submit to Christ from the four corners of the earth to war against Christ. Their effort to dethrone Christ will be met with swift destruction (Revelation 20:7,9).
It should be noted that Satan is not all powerful. He possess no raw material. He can only take that which God created and pervert it. As Believers, we should always acknowledge the biblical account that Satan is a fraud and a master counterfeiter with his false bibles, false professions, false prophets, false doctrines, false teachers and false miracles. He is defeated and defanged. Praise The Lord! Yet spiritual warfare is real and many sincere Christians are habitually defeated. Our only sufficiency necessary to expose Satan and his false prophets and their teachings is the Word of God under the direct influence of the Holy Spirit.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger