During the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth, His saints will also be ruling with Him. Everyone on the earth at this time will be so blessed to have Jesus, our Lord, and Savior, with them. This time on earth will be unmatched, as people are able to grow a good old age, not having to worry about the same kinds of sicknesses as before. Although this is not the new earth we learn later on about in Revelation 21, it will be much better than ever before. Satan and His temptations will not have any effect on people until the thousand years are over. This is because the devil is finally put in a place that he cannot tempt anyone. This is in the bottomless pit. However, people have to be ready, for at the end of the thousand years, he will be loosed. What he then attempts to do is absolutely crazy. He causes people who are on the earth at this time, even the sons and daughters of the saints of God, to wage war against Jesus and the saints. Here is how it will go down. It is written, “and when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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.” (Revelation 20:7,8) Satan may think he is smart in doing this, but in the end, it will only end in much bloodshed, like the war of Armageddon, by fire.
This new war, Gog and Magog, will also be a war of much bloodshed, but we know who will win out in the end. We learn that the moment that Satan is released from prison that he is able to influence people that number more than the sands of the sea. This is most likely in the millions of people. It is crazy that these people are choosing to war against Jesus who is ruling on earth, but they will get the just punishments at the end. Not to say the people who first were a part of the millennium were not saved, for they are. However, these descendants are not as strong-willed as people who first came, and therefore, went astray. In saying this, we hear that “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. 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.” (Revelation 9,10) Much like Sodom was destroyed with fire, these wicked people are also destroyed with fire from the heavens above. And we read, the devil is thrown into the lake of fire after this is all set and done. This leaves the people who fought against God to await their just judgments. The outcome will not be good, nor will it be for anybody who is not on God’s side. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, prepare our hearts now for the millennium. I am talking about the time when You will be on earth, Jesus, and ruling and reigning with the saints. I hope to be around at this time, as well as many others. Our faith is secure in You, Jesus. We want nothing to do with anything that will cause us to drift and go astray. Therefore, continue to work in our lives daily, that we might serve You and You alone. Even in our workplaces, open our mouths that the gospel will be shared with boldness. I know there are times for this to happen, especially with certain co-workers, but help us know when the time is right. Then, these people will be reached for Your kingdom’s sake. Much like, Josh, whom I work for. Earlier this year, I was prompted to speak to Him at different times about You, Jesus, and Your gospel message. At first, he wasn’t interested, but his heart softened as time went by. Thankfully, a neighbor of his was also influenced by the Holy Spirit to reach out to Him for Your sake. Then, after going to church a few times, He knew in his heart that what we were telling him was true. He then got baptized and is telling many people about You, Jesus, now. This is so amazing, God. I am so grateful that I was able to influence Him for Your glory and unto salvation. These next few days I’ll be in Utah with a few friends of mine, as we share the gospel with any person who has an ear to hear. Lead us to the very elect. I believe in You. I trust in You, God. I love You with all my heart, mind, and strength. Amen.