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Armageddon, Gog & Magog, Thousand-Years


Satan is released for a “short season” to launch his attack on the saints, but he is the one destroyed Revelation 20:7-10.

The time has come for Satan’s final demise. The book’s second literary division introduced the enemies of the “Lamb” – The “Dragon,” Beast,” “False Prophet,” and “Babylon.” In the third division, their destruction occurs in reverse order – “Babylon,” “Beast” and “False Prophet” together, and finally, the “Dragon.”

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Priests, Thousand-Years


Overcoming saints reign as a “kingdom of Priests” during the “thousand years,” having overcome the “beast” Revelation 20:4-6.

During the “thousand years,” Satan is imprisoned, and the victorious saints begin to reign. Ironically, the “rest of the dead” do not live until the “second death” at the “Great White Throne of Judgment.” Behind the image of the saints’ reign is Daniel’s vision of “one like a Son of Man” who received the “kingdom” from the “Ancient of Days.”

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Abyss, Satan, Thousand-Years


The Devil is imprisoned in the “Abyss” until the appointed time when he will be released and launch his final assault against the saints Revelation 20:1-3.

Next, Revelation presents Satan bound in the “Abyss” for the “thousand years” until his release at the end of the period. During his imprisonment, he is prevented from “deceiving the nations,” and only after his release will be free to do so. The passage includes verbal links to the expulsion of Satan from heaven in chapter 12.

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The Duration of the Law of Moses

The book of Hebrews cites Jeremiah 31:31-34 to argue that God’s previous covenant proved inadequate, otherwise there would have been no need for a new and better one. This logic also indicates the temporary jurisdiction of Torah or the legislation delivered to Moses by angels at Sinai (Hebrews 2:5; 8:7-12). The very need for a new covenant demonstrates that the former covenant was not “faultless.”

Because Israel sinned, the Levitical rites established by the Torah were unable to achieve “the purification of sins.” The old system was inherently inadequate (Exodus 24:1-8; Hebrews 1:3-4).  (Hebrews 8:13) – “In saying, ‘Of a new sort’, he has made obsolete the first.” Continue reading “The Duration of the Law of Moses”