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September 8, 2020 2:00 am
Revelation 20 speaks of a bottomless pit that Satan will be cast into. Is it the final hell or some intermediate place? Join Skip as he answers that question and more in the message "Heaven on Earth, Part 2: The Bad Guy Is Bound."
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Satan is bound for thousand is I mean that we know sin at all during the millennium. No, don't be sin will just be quickly challenging, quickly kept in check. The term rod of iron, CW, the devil, the sin comes from your flash Satan simply provides the stimulating environment will be out of the way the people in their moral bodies will be born with a sin nature, and thus the propensity toward sin in the future.
Satan will be locked away for a time, humanity will enjoy a break from his schemes. So what will the world be like without that influence today on connect with Skip Heitzig scriptures about that experience you get to see firsthand what the program's his wife when share some practical ways you can protect yourself from artist tell you personally what I have other believers around me. That really helps not just Scripture, not just the Holy Spirit people reminding me of my frailties moving in the right. Be sure to stay with us after today's message to full discussion right now want to tell you about a special resource that will help you become the difference maker God created you to be.
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That's what Peter calls right roaring lion is finally overcome by the lion of the tribe of Judah. Now with the devil, gone with the devil out of the picture. What a world this is going to be just that fact alone, no devil, the world is to be dramatically different in a number of ways. And again, I'll just give you a snapshot of what it's going to be like during the kingdom age months it would take to uncover all of the tax will give you just a snapshot number one, there's going to be changes in Jerusalem.
This is one of the reasons I love to take people on tours to Israel done it 31 times because it's great for people to see what it looks like now so that when they see it in the future.
The I remember what it used to look like that used to be over there. This place is changed to get a makeover.
First of all, when Jesus returns his foot is to touch what mountain, Mount of olives say Mountie left on and Zechariah 14 says his foot is gonna hit the Mount of olives. It's going to split into from east to west half the mountain will be removed to the north Amount to the south of the huge Valley will be made in between, presumably the nations will be judged at the end of the tribulation. It's also called the Valley of Jehoshaphat the huge Valley will be formed. Mount of olives will look the same. Also, a stream of water will gush from the ground from Jerusalem and flow half down toward the Mediterranean Sea and half down toward the Dead Sea. This is Ezekiel chapter 47, 48, the waters of the Dead Sea are going to be healed of the Dead Sea is called that because it's that not mostly dead. It's all dead. Nothing lives in it.
The salt solution is so high on a few mycobacterial creatures but it's dead. The Bible says the waters will be healed and fishermen will spread their nets down and and Getty which is on the shores of the Dead Sea. An abundance of fish will be caught, life-giving Israel will occupied the borders. God promised originally in Genesis chapter 15.
That means the land of Israel will then include Lebanon, Syria, parts of Jordan Sinai and Iraq and now the leaders of these countries would not be too psyched about that, but that's that's the borders. God promises that the borders are going to take. Moreover, the land will be divided the land of Israel into three sections north, south, and in the middle and the North seven tribes will occupied in the South. The other five and in the middle. That's where the priest will live, will officiate at the millennial Temple. That's just Jerusalem. Second thing in the millennial kingdom is that the animal kingdom will be tamed. You won't need zoos you won't need wild animal parts or cages. The creation will be free from its bondage. Listen to what Isaiah writes in chapter 11 verses six through eight, and that day the wolf and the lamb will live together the leopard and the goat will be at peace calves and yearlings will be safe among lions and a little child will lead them. The cattle graze among the Bears cobs and calves will lie down together and lions will eat grass as the livestock do babies will crawl safely among the poisonous snakes.
Yes, a little child will put its hand into a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed. You get the picture. The curse will be removed. Animals will be docile and tame you member that incident last year at the zoo in China when that young teenager got up against the panda bear cage. You might've seen it on television and he just wanted a picture with the panda bears the background but he got close enough that that cuddly sweet little panda bear that wouldn't hurt anybody right reached its claws to the cage and grab that young man and were it not for a few quick thinking people had been killed bear simply got his jacket and mangled. I remember one time I was in Kenya and I was in the back of a truck is an old Land Rover and we are driving through the bush. I saw lion S and her cobs, and so the driver pulled like 57 feet away from this family and here's me dumb Skip America rolling the window down sticking my camera out to take pictures of it and the driver just said very firmly but gently close the window.
He says that animal looks really nice, but here in her living room right now if you get too close that things in a jump at you and tear your head off so quickly rolled the window up I realized I'm not in the millennium yet got away for that. The third thing that you can expect during that kingdom age is this earth is gonna look lush and beautiful.
The biosphere will be lost like a flowering garden.
Just imagine looking out toward the west side of Albuquerque and it looks like a forest rain forest of Oregon.
Isaiah 35 even the wilderness will rejoice in those days the desert will blossom with flowers.
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon and it's lovely as Mount Carmel's pastures and the plaintiff, Sharon Springs will gush forth in the wilderness streams will water the desert. The parched ground will become a pool and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish were desert jackals once live that way to mountain bike to that for things albeit healing of disabilities.
Isaiah 35 continues he will open the eyes of the blind and unstopped ears of the deaf, the lame will leap like a deer in those who cannot speak will shout and sing. There's good to be long cavity as well. During this time is the fifth thing you can expect health and longevity.
Isaiah 65. Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years. He who dies at 100 will be thought a mere youth. What great news you don't up by all those fancy expensive face creams or get a scratch job on the planet just longevity course for those of us who are believers to be in glorified bodies anyway so this is and can even affect your Constitution, but a well for those who are still in their mortal bodies who have made it through the tribulation, and have children. For those thousand years. Six. And finally, again, I'm just give me a snapshot. Finally, there's going to be world peace I let those words settle upon as member last week, Will Durant. We noted said there's only been 8% of history the same world peace.
Out of 3124 years of recorded history 268 have seen no war. The millennial kingdom of Christ will be a time where there will be world peace.
Gallup organization says one of the most frequently asked questions generation after generation is when will there ever be, world peace, I can answer that and you can answer that only in the millennial reign of Christ and not before Isaiah chapter 2 verse four says the Lord will at that time settle international disputes. All the nations will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop in military training will come to an end next week to consider more of the governmental structure of the kingdom age because you to be a part of it, but here it is in some summary form, it's good to be a government by the Lord of the Lord and for the Lord a total theocracy. He will rule and reign with a rod of iron now question comes up and it's an important one. If Satan is bound for a thousand years as I'm in the be no sin at all during the millennium. No bill be sin.
It'll just be quickly challenging, quickly kept in check. Hence the term rule with a rod of iron. See, you don't need the devil.
The sin comes from your flash Satan simply provides the stimulating environment and he'll be out of the way the people in their mortal bodies will be born with a sin nature, and thus the propensity toward sin, though, kept in check until finally Satan is released at the end of the tribulation or end of the millennium go back to verse one and verse three for a moment. Just consider the place where Satan will be incarcerated. It's called the bottomless pit that I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand, verse three and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up and set a seal on him. What is that with the Greek word applesauce some translation the abyss. Our translation the bottomless pit and other dye was one of my names. My friends used to give me back in the early days when I was a early 20s I ate so much, and I ate quickly they decide you are. That was my nickname, the abyss, the bottomless pit, so I probably shouldn't let that out.
Should I have because I figure I'll never live that one down.
But the bottomless pit or the applesauce is a place of temporary incarceration. Think of it as a holding tank. It's where demons are kept and Satan will be bound temporarily awaiting his final judgment.
His final sentence, which will be in the lake of fire. Verse 10 look at that and the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. So this is like the intermediate hell before the final hell.
It's the same place Peter wrote about in second Peter chapter 2 verse four he spoke about demons who are in chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment member in the gospel stories where Jesus goes from one side of the Lake of Galilee, to the other side and the siding goes to is the eastern side called the Gadarenes or the area of good Dara and there was a demon possessed man who lived in the tombs and that when Jesus saw this man was inhabited by a legion of demons.
They spoke to that man and says they begged him that he would not command them to go into the S word they wanted to be free.
They want to torment people and their big fear is that Jesus would consign them to this pit awaiting final execution will notice it says in our text, there was a great chain in this angel's hand seat. Satan is such a great following is wrecked such great havoc on the earth, you need a great chain to bind him. I can't resist this. That story that I just mentioned about the demon possessed man the Gadarenes listen to what Mark writes in Mark chapter 5. No one could bind him, not even with chains because he had often been bound with shackles and chains and the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces. Neither could anyone tame. There's a point, Satan's demons can break the chains of man but even Satan himself will not be able to undo or break this great chain for thousand years. No weaseling out of this one. No Houdini out of this one is bounties incarcerated and why. What is the purpose. The purpose is found in verse three so that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. Why, why is it that Satan has to be bound before the millennium can even be inaugurated because of his deception know what is Satan's primary activity on the earth right now.
Given this verse that we just read his deception that the devil's main activity is to scare little children, or to murder people's main activity is to deceive people. Jesus called the devil, a liar and the father of lies.
In Revelation chapter 12 we read the devil, the Dragon, who deceives the whole world does he do that false doctrine. False religious systems. False hope for unbelievers who think they are going to go to heaven but there not because it never received Christ as their Savior to go climb good enough and only good people go to heaven only say people go to heaven. He deceives the world first John chapter 5 verse 19. John says same guy who wrote this book we know we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one now.
That's quite a statement to say what we know where of God but everyone in the world is lying under the sway of the wicked one is a deceiver is deceive a lot of people. Second Corinthians chapter 4 verse four the god of this age present Satan, god of this age has blinded the mind of unbelievers, so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Jesus Christ. So here's my point for a thousand years no deceptions but deceptions are over. That means is not to be any satanic ideologies.
No satanic philosophies, no cults, no astrological forecasts no heresies, no false theories of morality.
That's all gone. He's out of the picture. It will be understood what is right and what is wrong now. In closing member. Last week we talked about three different viewpoints of the millennium. I mentioned millennialism teaches that were in the kingdom right now. This is the millennium. I'm disappointed, that's true. This is the kingdom age. Christ is raining over his church right now. Well, if this is the kingdom age than Satan is what he's gotta be bound.
If this is the kingdom. Satan is now.
I don't think so. If this is Satan being bound. He's got an awfully long chain and here's why he's not bound. The Bible says exactly the opposite. Peter rights first Peter chapter 5, your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. That's not bound, Paul writes in Ephesians chapter 2 about the devil he calls him the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
There many text like that Satan is not bound.
This is not the kingdom's is not the kingdom were waiting for the kingdom listen when the kingdom comes you'll know you'll know it.
Everybody will know the knowledge of God will cover the earth fill the earth as waters cover the sea be very very different scene that it is today. The bad guy will be put away for thousand years.
Every now and then I'll encounter some spiritual group, some religious group.
Some well-meaning Christian who will try to take authority in and of himself as binding, Satan will even talk to Satan.
I don't even talk to them talk to God. God bind you Satan do me a favor if you bind Satan bind them for good, which is whatever you're doing is not working. He keeps getting out keeps getting out and I know Jesus said what is bound on earth is bound in heaven that's in the context of church leadership in making binding decisions that are bound also in heaven is the truth you can't bind him. Only Christ can and will bind him through this strong angel and will happen then. So here's what we have to face.
Satan is very active and he's very out in the open and he is not bound and he is loose because he is Lucy is deceiving. Could it be that some here have been deceived about the most important thing in the world most important thing ever and that is eternity.
Could it be that summer deceived still here thinking I go to church every week on a good person. I'm a nice guy. I'm not really opposed to God. I said some prayer sometime, somewhere, I think I could be a form of great deception know Jesus unless a man is born again he can never see the kingdom of God. Born-again Christianity is not a subculture like you got Presbyterians and Catholics and Methodists in that born-again group that set flavor of Christianity that new thing is only one type of person in heaven. And that's the born-again type unless a man is born again, he will never see the kingdom of God matter what flavor you are to be born again presbyterian born-again Baptist born-again nondenominational S but you have to be born again and that is where you come to an end of yourself and receive Christ solution for your sin and mine and be saved.
Don't be deceived. The deceiver walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour my my strong urge is that you like Christ come into your life is when Christ comes into your life is not going to share that house with the devil.
That's where the enlightenment comes. As for the freedom for the perspective that Skip the conclusion of the message from the series from the edge of eternity to Skip to share some practical way to protect yourself from the enemy's attacks. As we learned today roaming around my eye, seeking whom he may devour. So picturesque he's actively trying to lead people astray, including believers, what are some of the more common tactics and what can we do to guide ourselves from his attacks.
I think the most common tactic is deception. That's what he is. He's all about deceiving people. He fell by rebelling against God, and he tries to constantly add to that number of people who would rebel against God.
So he's all about deceiving people getting folks to not ever feel their need for God or their desire for God and that he has a lot to help. The Bible says he drew 1/3 of the stars of heaven with him so he is an organized network of demonic beings that help get that objective done so deception number one, but beyond that, we all know about things like temptation, complacency, impulsiveness, pride accusation. He accuses us before the throne day and night and you know the Bible says in Ephesians 6 that that we are to put up the shield of faith, which can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. So those are things that can help, but I just tell you personally know when I have other believers around me.
That really helps not just Scripture, not just the Holy Spirit but people reminding me of my frailties and moving me in the right direction.
Thanks to my experiences of God's presence and power on this earth are only thinking of what heaven will be like to share the cost of others can now forever connect others to Jesus last night's teaching ministry going strong visit connect to skip.com/connect.com/or call 892, 892. Come back tomorrow. Skip six years about to experience the future don't want to Skip presentation of connection communication through