Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Serpent is in the Lake of Fire
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:10 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.
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Futurists have been deceptively misled into believing that Satan is alive and well on planet earth and is continuing his deceptions and lies.
Revelation 20 points out that after Satan is released from the Abyss (which Futurists must believe has happened because of his present-day rampant activity- according to them) he has a short time to gather the nations to war against the camp of the saints (who are/were in Jerusalem).
But Satan is unable to attack the camp of the saints in Jerusalem because "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" [ref. Rev 20: 9, 10].
Satan is powerless today. He has been powerless since AD70.
The evil we see on earth is nothing more than the acts of sinful men, some who have no fear of God in them whatsover.
Futurists have also, amongst many other things, been deceptively misled into believing that during their version of the "millenium" there are 1,000 years of peace on earth because Satan is bound with the chain and is held captive in prison in the Abyss.
Unfortunately for them (and according to Revelation 20) after the 1,000 years of peace of theirs
expires, Satan is released from the Abyss and only has a short amount of time to start Armageddon.
So after the 1,000 years of peace during the "millenial reign of Christ", all of a sudden Armageddon starts.
They cannot explain their rationale for their understanding of these events when confronted with this dilemma.
Some have gone so far as to defy Revelation 20 and state that their "millenium" occurs after Armageddon.
And then they brazenly say that preterists and preterism is not true.
Preterism is true Christianity.