the last enemy

fireRev. 20. Before the LORD makes all things new, he must destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8), and ultimately the devil himself (Ezek. 28:18). His place is the lake of fire, which is the second death. But first he will be thrown into the bottomless pit for a thousand years while humanity restores the planet he defiled (1-6). Then he will be released, only to be defeated in his attempt to retake power, and tormented (literally for ages and ages, not forever and ever)  in the lake of fire (7-10). He will watch all those whom he controlled be judged, and destroyed because of what he led them to do. Finally, he himself will die, and then the last enemy — death itself — will be destroyed.

LORD, help us to have compassion on those controlled by the devil, knowing the fate that awaits them — and him.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at -- !
This entry was posted in conditional immortality, future, judgment and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s