Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Why Must Satan be Released from the Abyss?

 Rev.20:1-2,7 read; "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 snake, 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 any more until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time."

Why is it that Satan's release, is when the "thousand year" kingdom of Jesus Christ, ends?

The "thousand year" kingdom of Jesus, is while he reigns over his anointed congregation 
(Eph.1:22; Col.1:18) as he gathers together those proving faithful, to gather an administration for God's eternal Kingdom 
(Luke 16:10; Matt.25:19,21; 3:12; Eph.1:10-12; Dan.7:13-14,18,23-24,25-26,27; 2:44).

Upon Satan's release, he goes off to wage war with the remnant of the woman's seed (Rev.20:7-8; 12:17). 
Satan's agents (Rev.16:13-14; 13:11; 2Thess.2:9-12; 1Tim.4:1) are successful against the saints 
[Rev.13:7; Dan.7:25; 11:36 (2Thess.2:4); Dan.8:12-13; Rev.11:2; Matt.5:13; 24:24-25]. 
Through an alliance with a fallen star/false prophet (Rev.8:10-11; 9:1-3; 13:11; 19:20); 
Satan is released, and brings with himself a flood of his agents of deception, both spirit and human 
(Eph.2:2; 2Tim.3:13; 2Cor.4:4; 2Cor.11:13-15; Matt.24:24-25; 1Tim.4:1)... who successfully alienate the saints, from Christ... 
resulting in the remnant of the saints, being taken captive to deception and death 
(Hosea 4:6a; John17:3; 6:63; Eph.2:12; 4:18; Col.2:19; John15:6).
(Rev.12:15; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10; Dan.11:33; Luke 21:24,20; Rev.20:9a).

Satan employs the dark powers of his abyss/Hades, and through his alliance with "Wormwood", releases the agents of the Abyss, upon the remnant... resulting in the captivity and spiritual death of the remnant.

When the Chosen elect then alive, become enslaved to Satan... Is Jesus still their ruling king? Is Jesus still the Head over his Body and Temple? No. At the time that God's Temple is overcome and trampled by the Gentile "man of lawlessness" (2Thess.2:3-4; Dan.11:36-37,38-39)... the "abomination of desolation"... the "disgusting thing, standing where it does not belong" (Mark13:14) (1Cor.3:16-17), Satan becomes ruler over the remnant. The "thousand year" kingdom of Jesus Christ over his living saints, ends. 

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During this period of Great Tribulation/testing/sifting; Satan's sayings of deception will battle with the truths of Christ, within the hearts of men 
(Rev.12:7; 16:13-16; 17:14; 19:19; 2Cor.10:3-5; 6:7; Eph.5:11) 
(Luke 8:8-10,11-13,14-15; James 1:21). 
Each will be sorted according to which teachings they prefer 
(1Tim.4:1; 2Tim.4:3; 1John4:1; 1Thess.5:21; 2Thess.2:9-12; Joel 3:14; John13:20; Matt.10:40-41,14-15,24-25; 24:31,28; Rev.19:9; Matt.22:10), 
and the resulting harvest of the earth and its vineyard, will conclude (Rev.14:14-16,17-19; 22:11).

Why must, the spiritual confusion that results from Satan's release, run amok?
(Matt.18:7; 24:24-25,6; 1Cor.11:19; Mal.3:18; Rom.8:18-19; Matt.13:43)
That period is said to be, "short" (Rev.20:3; 12:12; Matt.24:22).

Why must Satan be released?
Before God's kingdom commences; all His enemies must be subdued through Jesus and Zion (Ps.110:1-2; Rev.2:26-27; 3:21; 1Cor.15:24-26). 

Establishing those condemned to that consignment as conquered, entails a judgment. As men are judged through the opened understanding of the teachings of Christ (John12:48-49; Acts 17:31; Rev.22:10; 20:12); the harvest of the faithful, is concluded.

This short period of time during which the Great Tribulation and Armageddon take place, is called Judgment Day. During it, the un-sealed saints, undergo affliction (Isa.48:10; Zech.13:9; Rev.8:7-9,10-12; 9:2-3; Eze.2:6; Rev.9:15,18; 12:4) by means of Satan's released agents. 

The works of those tested will either be refined, or burned up (1Cor.3:13-14; 2Pet.3:7,14; Luke 21:34-36). 

During that great test, those willing to follow the full course of Christ, will surrender their souls for the sake of the Truth 
(Rev.13:15; 11:7; Mark 8:35; Rev.12:10-11; Rom.6:5) and then receive their "white robe" (Rev.6:9-11; 19:8).

But Satan and his agents also, face this time of Judgment.
See where, in a spiritual sense, the Bible tells us, that takes place...

2Pet.2: "4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment".
Jude ch1: "6 And the angels who did not keep their own proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day".

Does this judgment of Satan and his cohorts, take place while they are still in the abyss? No. Those who occupy the realm of spiritual blindness and death, must come forth from there, to appear before the Judgment seat of God 
(Rev.20:13,10,14) (Rom.14:12; 2Cor.5:10; Dan.7:9-10,11,13-14,18,22).
A description of this "Day" is given, 
as is the method through which each one is examined 
(2Cor.5:10; Rom.2:6; Acts 17:31; John12:48-49; Rev.20:12).

Satan too, must appear before the judgment seat of God. God's throne does not enter the realm of darkness and death to sentence the Devil and his demons. 
As Hab.ch.1:12-13a reads; 
"12 Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction. 13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, And cannot look on wickedness."

The Devil, his demons, and the rest of those consigned to death... must "come out" of the demonic realm of deception and death, to appear before God and Christ (Rev.20:7; John5:28-29).
Satan must be let loose for a short period of time, because it is Judgment Day.

In addition,
Satan's release brings with it his final and greatest Magnum Opus... the Greatest Tribulation (Matt.24:21; Rev.7:14; Dan.12:1-2,8-9)... his last attempt to continue his reign over creation.
This will result in him finally being condemned as the father of deception, destruction, corruption, and death 

Yet it is not God or Christ who release Satan from the Abyss. The purpose of this post is to present, why God allows Satan's release. 
To learn how Satan is released from his prison, please consider: 

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  1. Is Satan in the abyss, I feel he was in the abyss and he is out now only because of Jesus being King. That was a while ago. But when was he thrown in and when was he released?

  2. As a result of my previous communication with you, I believe that what you mean by your first sentence, is this: "Is Satan (STILL) in the abyss(?), I feel he was in the abyss (BUT) he is out now, only because of Jesus (NO LONGER) being King. That (SATAN'S RELEASE) was a while ago.
    And then you ask; "When was he thrown in and when was he released?"
    Jesus chained and sent Satan into his prison, in the first century (Luke 10:17-20). As you can see from those verses; the point of chaining Satan, is so that Jesus' own anointed disciples *of all nations*, are free of Satan's influence of deception (John3:13; Rev.20:1-3; Luke 4:16-18; Mark 3:27; Rev.20:1-2; 5:9-10*).
    Then you ask, When Satan was released.
    The Bible does not give us a date on the calendar. It gives us a description of the circumstances within which, Satan is released... as well as the consequences of his gaining his freedom. If we have eyes to perceive, we will recognize that event, and "short period of time" during which Satan is free (Rev.20:3; 12:12; Mark 13:20) and initiates a war with the remaining ones of the Woman's Seed/offspring (Gal.4:26; Rev.20:7-9; Luke 21:20; Rev.12:17; 17:14; 16:13-16; 2Cor.10:3-5; Rev.19:11,14; 2:26-27; 3:21; Eph.2:6; Rev.12:7-8,11). For more information about the details of when this occurs; here is additional information:
    It is a search result, so there are many posts. Within each post are more links to other posts. You can choose which ones to read, based upon your individual need. Read all you can, because the more you flesh out the whole picture of truth, the greater your ability will become, to perceive and understand the details, and how they all fit together.
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    I will post here my original reply to you, when your question was a bit different. You had originally asked how Satan could be chained in the abyss, if we still observe his influence over the world.
    My reply was;
    Being in the abyss does not remove Satan's influence over the world (1John5:19). That will not be accomplished until Judgment Day, and the last enemy death, is conquered (Jude 1:6; Matt.25:41; Rev.20:10,15,12; 1Cor.15:24-26). Until then, the only place that Satan lost his ability to mislead "the nations", was among Christ's Body members... his kingdom of priests and kings who were OF "the nations" (Rev.20:2-3; Luke 10:18-20; Rev.5:9-10). - As we are told, "When the thousand years have ended, Satan will be released from his prison" (Rev.20:7). He IS then able, to deceive the remaining ones of the woman's seed (Rev.20:8; Matt.24:4-5,24-25; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24) which is precisely why, Jesus' "thousand year" reign over his Congregation (Col.1:18; Eph.1:22-23; Rev.1:5; 5:9-10; 20:6), then ends (Rev.20:3; 11:2; 13:7,10; Luke 21:24). - You are correct... Satan IS now out of the abyss. He HAS misled, taken captive, and conquered the last of the saints. But prophecy does not end there. - There are those who wake up and take their stand for the truth. They join Christ to battle against the dark deceptions, and conquer them. Prophecy contains much to teach us. I hope you will verify my assertions, by considering the scriptures I have cited.

  3. Can you please add more understanding to 1 Corinthians 15:25?
    Did Jesus put all his enemies under his feet?

    What brought Jesus thousand year kingdom to an end?

    Why would anyone let Satan out of the Abyss? Who was responsible for that and why?
    Thanks. Obadiah.


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