A Thought for Today December 29, 2018

“Can You Imagine? ”
Can you imagine, living in a place where Satan is gone from?
Wow, this would be great.
But even then, people are not satisfied with the Lord God.
I invite you to read the following verses.
Revelation 20:1-10
1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.
2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3 He threw him into the Abyss and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison
8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth — Gog and Magog — to gather them for battle. In number, they are like the sand on the seashore.
9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Once again, can you imagine?
A group of people will live without the presence of Satan for a thousand years.
When he is turned loose, he will still deceive the people and it sounds like the majority will follow him.
Those who long for Satan will become sick of Satan as they spend eternity in the lake of fire with him.
Can you imagine how this will be?
Probably not.
Simply grasp and cling to the promises of the Lord God.

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