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PROPHECY QUESTION 61
Why does God allow Satan to go free, for a little while, after the 1000 years? (Revelation 20:7)
When you look at the Bible dispensationally you will find that God is ever seeking to prove or test man’s obedience to Him. Adam had only one duty, to obey God, he fail.. Man continued for 1656 years and became so bad that God gave them up and destroyed all living in the Flood. He gave Noah and his boys the task of government, and this all failed under Nimrod and the tower of Babel in (Genesis 11).
God started over with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who ended His life in Egypt and his offsprings as salves. God led them in the wilderness for 40 years to prove them, (Deuteronomy 8:2) they failed.. He led some of them in the land and gave them the covenant of the law again seeking the nation to obey Him, but again they disobeyed and God drove them out of the land.
God is now dealing with man under the dispensation of grace and the gospel. Christianity on the whole has failed. The last of the seven church ages see the Lord spewing out Laodicea. (Revelation 3:16).
The Lord comes in Revelation 19:11 and smites the nations and set up a kingdom on earth for 1000 years. Except a person is born again he cannot enter that kingdom (John 3:5) Man will be in their natural bodies and children will be born that need to be saved. (Isaiah 65:23) These offsprings will go on during that period under Christ’s rule of righteousness, in a near perfect environment. At the end, God will loose Satan to test them again as to their obedience to Him. They will fail and God will destroy them and Satan at that time.
Only the redeemed will be left. All sinners, sin, Satan and his angels will be cast into the lake of fire.
Dear reader, “where will you be then?” Heaven or hell? What you do with Jesus Christ will determine that. The closing message of the Bible to you is, "..whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17). Jesus said, " I am the door; by me if any man enter in he shall be saved. John 10:9. Get right with God!
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated July 2009, by Shelly Allen