Bob Reynolds (15 June 2011)
"RE: THE MILLENNIUM: WHY SATAN IS BOUND AND THEN RELEASED"


RE: THE MILLENNIUM: WHY SATAN IS BOUND AND THE RELEASED

 

Dear John and Doves:

This is an excerpt from my studies and notes on the Book of Revelation.

II Timothy 2:15; I Timothy 1:5;

 

The Book of Revelation is the 66th Book in the Bible, which is a spiritual book and is meant to be taken as a whole. We find that the spiritual definitions of the types and shadows are revealed and discovered in the preceding 65 books. The Book interprets itself. We must see with Spiritual Eyes, in order to correctly see and understand the spiritual meaning. Isaiah 46:10, Declaring the end from the beginning.

 

We must have our eyes unveiled to comprehend the revelation, which, itself means: unveiling. The secret to the unveiling is found in the Biblical definitions of its own terms. The key which, opens this, is to know the Word intimately, line upon line, precept upon precept. Because we have no Righteousness of our own we must practice Jesus’ Righteousness, (I John 3:7) and live our life in the flesh, through Him. (Galatians 2:20;) How?

 

We must walk in the Spirit in order to understand the Revelation.

 

Genesis 3:24;

So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Cherubim, is word #3742 Keroob;

 means: Imaginary figure.

The only thing that kept us, that is Adam, as mankind, from returning to the Garden of Eden and fellowship with God, the creator, was our own thinking, our own imagination

 

Satan is Our Unrighteous thinking, Self, on the throne (II Thessalonians 2:4;) When we are practicing lawlessness and not practicing righteousness, we have self on the throne and are enthroning ourselves in His (Jesus’) seat in the Temple of our lives. I Corinthians 3:16;) Our unrighteous, satanic imagination is  our own thinking. II Corinthians 10:5

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING

 

In the Garden, the Serpent was in the tree.

When Jesus spoke to Peter, saying, Get behind Me, Satan. He was talking to the way Peter was thinking, which was from the abundance of Peter’s heart, for from the heart (Matthew 12:34; Our true thoughts, of what we believe.) the mouth speaks. The answer is very simple, we take the thought captive and God does the rest. The Lord rebuke you Satan. (Jude 1:9)

 

In the Bible,

a Tree represents man.

Psalm 1: 3 He will be like a tree {firmly} planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. (Isaiah 61:3; That they might be called trees of righteousness…)

 

Ezekiel 28:13; 

You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering:… 14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 "You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you. (ADAM’S/OUR OWN imagination.)

 

This fallen condition occurred at the beginning of time Adam and Eve, in the garden of fellowship with Me. The Lord told them to eat of all of the trees in the garden, not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They could have eaten of the Tree of Life, to receive life, and been satisfied for all eternity. Rather, being beguiled by the devil, they chose to eat of the forbidden fruit. They believed Satan's lie that they would become as God, knowing good and evil. They came to know good and evil, but received the penalty of death rather than life. They became flesh man. They were no longer sons of God but became sons of Satan. You are the sons and daughters of the one you obey.

 

Romans 6:16; Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

 

II Thessalonians 2:4;

Who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he takes His seat in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God

 

I Peter 1:16; Because it is written, You shall be holy,  (Means: Perfect) for I am holy. (Perfect, Matthew 5:48;)

 

This is God’s way of thinking and He is trying to teach those who want the truth, how to rely on Him to be PERFECT, here, while our stay on earth. If by practicing righteousness He does not count the repented and confessed sin that our flesh has slipped into, then, we have kept the whole law, by faith, right here on earth. And by repenting and confessing our neighbor’s sin as our own, He brings us into Philadelphia, Brotherly Love.

 

Genesis 3:1;

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field (World, Matthew 13:38; and the field is the world;...) which, the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, (The soul of man) Indeed, has God said, You shall not eat of any tree of the garden? (The serpent has twisted the truth, this statement is a lie, as we see from, Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. In Genesis 3:4 Satan then said to the woman, “Surely, you will not die.” This is Satan casting doubt, which is the opposite of faith, into the woman’s thinking. God’s Word says, My righteous ones shall live by faith)

 

 

 

 

II Peter 3:8;

But do not let this one fact escape your notice, that with the Lord one days is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.)

 

Revelation 20:2

And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

 

Revelation 20:3

and cast him into the abyss, and shut [it], and sealed [it] over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

20:3

and cast him into the abyss, (Sea of Mankind, Form the Greek word #12 Abusos, meaning: Depthless, Abyss; deep, (bottomless) pit. A variation of #1037, Buthos: The Sea; a variation of #899, Bathos, mystery deep, profound, as going down,) (NOTE: Revelation 1:18; 13:1; 17:8; 20:1,3,;)

and shut [it], and sealed [it] over him, (Locked) that he should deceive the nations (The Greek word #1484, Ethnos; a nation, people. The whole race of mankind. Frequently signifies the heathen or Gentiles as distinguished from Jews or believers.) no more, until the thousand years should be finished: (Note: Revelation 7:16; @ Isaiah 45:23; Revelation 20:5,7;) after this he must be loosed (Released)  for a little time. (Note: Revelation 7:16; @ Isaiah 45:23; 20:5,7;)

  

The world will know how God intended it to be, before the fall. (From Grace) Just because you have always believed something, or your Pastor believes it, or your church teaches it, DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE!  IT MUST BE BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD!  No one will have to fight the fight of faith, because, Satan, who is our own unrighteous thinking, is bound for a thousand years. We will be able to hear and receive the Truth with eagerness, zeal and passion. No longer will we hear in our prideful thoughts, “Don’t believe that hogwash” or “That’s not the way I was taught.” or else “That’s not the way my church believes,” Etc., etc. We will be living, as God intended, without fighting Satan, our own, stinking, thinking, at every turn, hitting us with arrows of doubt, fear, worry, sickness and the like, every sin of wickedness. We will trust God to meet all our needs, desires, there are no wants. Totally dependent on Him, in perfect fellowship, where we accept God’s Truth and where understanding and knowledge are crystal clear, full of God’s wisdom. For God has been and will be teaching us how to abide in His Power, where every need is met.

 

Jeremiah 3:15-17; 

Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding. (Truth)

 

Did you ever wonder why, Satan is released (Loosed) at the end of the thousand years, to make war with the nations? To make war, is to fight. He (our old way of thinking) wants us to start up the old fight of faith again. Where doubt, fear and worry try to cause us to mistrust our Creator and be deceived into thinking we know better than God The Almighty. But God has a purpose in his being released, that is to offer the world a final         choice, 

a choice to love Him and to know Him. Do we want to go back fighting

or do we want to REST IN HIM?

God tells us the answer in

 

Philippians 2:10,11;

:10, So that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, :11, and that

every tongue WILL CONFESS that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

How does it say to be saved, in,

 

Romans Chapter 10:9?

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, (The word confess: #3670, means: to acknowledge ones sin and to come into agreement with fact and truth; To consent, to promise, to speak the same with, to be in unity of  Spirit and understanding in Truth.)

 

When the world sees Jesus at the 2nd Coming, every one will certainly know that God raised Him from the dead. And at the end of the thousand years the world will KNOW Him, intimately, His mercy, forgiveness, tenderness, kindness, patience and love. They too will be added to His body.

 

II Peter 3:8,9;  Let’s start with Verse 9 first.

The Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance

God will carry out His plan

His PROMISE, (That He will take out our stony heart and put within us a new heart and Spirit. We will keep His statutes and His commandments, and we will be His people and He will be our God.)

and that all will be saved, even if it takes 1000 years.

Look at Verse 8,

But do not let this one fact escape your notice,

beloved, that, one day with the lord, is like

a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.

 

The account of creation is interesting, on each of the first six days something was created, but on the seventh day, (Millennium Reign)  God sanctified it. (Cleansed, Separating flesh and spirit) We see revealed to us the character of God, As creator, and as sanctifier. He is patient, He is eternal, His plan is for us to fellowship, abide in; and to know Him, and love Him. By the way, that word to know, is the word: Ginosko, (Strong’s # 1097) which also means, to have intercourse as in relations with a wife. (Ephesians 5:31,32;  Note: Revelation 1:5; 21:9)

 

We are His Bride. The 2 become 1  By faith

It is at the midst of Daniel’s 70th week, that we must choose to live by faith.

God has always had a plan for every one of His creatures (Man) to be restored to Him

 

I Peter 3:18;

For Christ also died for sins once, for ALL, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit;

I Timothy 2:3,4;

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our savior, 4;  who desires ALL men to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.

John 15:16, Jesus says,

“You did not choose Me, I chose you.”

If it is Gods will, to give us the desires of our heart, how much more would He be willing to give Himself the desires of His heart, which is all to be saved. The Love of God is the theme of the entire Bible. It is also, the theme of the Millennium Rest.

 

The Thousand Year Reign, where, Christ rules through His body.

 

            The Book of Revelation is a letter To: The

Righteous Remnant, who are prodigal sons, returned home to a Loving Father, by PRACTICING RIGHTEOUSNESS.

It is a call for patience and endurance and exhorts us to stand firm in the light, as Overcomers, until The End of the age; (I John 3:7,10;)

 

I John 4:4

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. (Matthew 24:13, 28:20;)

 

The Book of Revelation, is not a Book of End Time Events, but a revealing of who we are, as we abide in Christ, by practicing His Righteousness.

 

Romans 11:32,33;

32 For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all. 33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways.

 

Revelation 22:21

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

 

YBIC,

Bob Reynolds