How Will Satan Be in Everyone After the Millennium?

Hi L____,

Thank you for your question.
I am so gratified to know you are feeling edified by the studies in the book of the revelation of Jesus Christ.
I encourage everyone to read the studies on the spiritual significance of numbers, colors, metals, and the animals of scripture before reading the studies in the book of revelation. You will certainly get much more out of those studies if you read those studies first.
You say:

So you might want to go back and read those studies and then go back through the studies in the book of Revelation.
You ask:

You are exactly right about Satan having many minions under him and through whom he carries out the work the Lord gives him to do. We know this is so because of the man out of whom Christ cast a legion of demons, and because Christ told us that an unclean spirit can bring with it seven spirits more evil than itself:

Mar 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Mat 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

When we are told that Satan is imprisoned during the thousand years, what we are being told is that he and his entire kingdom is being neutralized for that period of time, and he and all his demons are not given of God to go forth and deceive the nations during that time:

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.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3 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.

When we are told “he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years” are expired, we are not being told that the nations are converted and are becoming overcomers. That doctrine of a world- wide revival under the rulership of God’s elect is simply not based upon the truths of scripture.
Satan and his demons simply will not be permitted to “roam about seeking whom he may devour” with his false doctrines for this symbolic period of time.
For more on that subject read these links:

God’s Purpose For The Millenium Within and Without
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Gods_ Purpose_ For_ The_ Millenium_ Within_ and_ Without. php
What And Where Is The Bottomless Pit?
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ What_ And_ Where_ Is_ The_ Bottomless_ Pit. php

The phrase “the bottomless pit” is translated from the Greek word ‘abussos’, which is most often translated as as ‘bottomless pit, but with a couple very revealing exceptions.
Here are all the entries for this Greek word ‘abussos’:

bottomless, 7
Rev 9:1-2 (2), Rev 9:11, Rev 17:7-8 (2), Rev 20:1, Rev 20:3
deep, 2
Luk 8:31, Rom 10:7

Here are the two verses where this Greek word ‘abussos’ is translated as ‘deep’ instead of ‘bottomless pit’:

Luk 8:31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. (G12, abussos)
Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? [ G12, abussos] (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

What is so revealing about these two verses is that when we go back to the Old Testament and read the verses Paul is quoting in Rom 10:7, we discover that the word abussos is “the sea”.
Here are the verses in Deuteronomy from which Paul is quoting:

Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
Deu 30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:14 But the word [ Christ] is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

The Hebrew word translated as ‘sea’ twice in verse 13 is ‘yam’. It is Strong’s H3220, and it is the word translated as ‘sea’ in this verse:

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea [ Hebrew, yam, H3220], and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So the legion of demons really was asking Christ not to send them into the ‘sea’. But knowing what the word ‘sea’ means in scripture, they were also asking Christ not to “torment [ them with imprisonment and with His Word] before the time”.

Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

So it is apparent that the spirit realm has been given to know that they, too, face a time of judgment.
But the spiritual significance of the word ‘sea’ is as the symbol of that unstable substance which is the flesh of all men, and from which we all first “rise up”.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [ you and me and all flesh], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

The legion of demons wanted to be right where the action was, and at this moment the action was in possessing the man whom Christ had come to cleanse of a legion of “foul spirits”.

Mar 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

The word ‘sea’ in Rev 13:1 is the Greek word ‘thalassa’. It appears 95 times and it is always translated as ‘sea’.
But our flesh is by nature “enmity against God… is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”.

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So we are “by nature children of [ God’s] wrath” and children of Satan, who is also at enmity against God.

Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [ the kingdom of our “father the devil”], the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

“The prince of the power of the air” is not a prince at all if he is not given dominion over others. But Satan has indeed been given many false and lying spirits over whom he presides, in the same way that God Himself presides over and directs Satan and his subordinates. Here is just a one more verse which makes this point:

Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

I hope all these verses of scripture help you to see that Satan is a prince who has indeed been given “all the kingdoms of the world”, and has been granted power over all this earth, except for a few chosen for God’s service at this time and in this age.

Luk 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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