The end of the thousand years.
The end of the thousand years will usher in the events that will destroy evil forever. God will destroy Satan and erase the memory of evil forever. Revelation 20:10. However, before these things happen, Satan will be allowed to exercise his evil craft for the last time. “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.” Revelation 20:7 – 8.
Satan will go to all the people on earth because the ten horns, the ten kings, will give him back his great power and authority. Revelation17:17. The beast out of the sea and its ten horns have received the power from Satan, the dragon. Revelation 13:2. The ten horns of the wounded but healed beast will install Satan as the prince of this world, and, therefore, Satan will get back his throne. Revelation 17:17.
While the ten kings rule their respective regions, there is only one kingdom, the seventh kingdom. The ten horns, the ten kings, will rule by consensus; therefore, they will give Satan the seventh kingdom. Satan will then establish the eighth kingdom on earth. Satan will then rule the eighth kingdom as the sole king. Revelation 17:11. Satan will have a short time after his release from prison. Revelation 20:3. How long will it be? We are not told. However, there will be the resurrection of the dead in sin after the thousand years. The earth’s population will be large; therefore, it will take time for such a large population to synchronize their thinking and understanding of the circumstance. Finally, they will prepare for the last battle, the Armageddon. The Armageddon will be a war of influences; therefore, the entire population must think the same as close as possible.
The earth’s population will be large after the Millennium because of the resurrection of those who have chosen to remain God’s enemy. They did not accept God’s unconditional gift of life in Jesus Christ to the dying world. Therefore, their names are not in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain. In contrast, those who have crucified themselves in Jesus Christ, and accepted His perfect and eternal life, have passed from death to life and cannot be judged again. John 3:18. However, those who have not crucified their sinful nature and accepted the righteous life of Jesus Christ must suffer the same consequences as the sin itself; the eternal death. Revelation 20:7 – 15.
Jesus and the redeemed return to the earth; read the next blog.