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 who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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