Tuesday 31st August
When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Satan is insignificant to God!
Compared to us, Satan is an incredibly powerful being — one of the greatest angels ever created, beautiful in appearance, fearsome in ability. But compared to God, Satan is like a speck of dust on the scales.
Some time before the creation of mankind, God created the angels. Satan was one of those angels created with a mere word from God. Satan was cast out of heaven for his rebellion and has made the earth his sphere of activity, attacking the work of God in people's lives.
But our passage today makes it clear that when Satan's part is finished, God will simply throw him into hell. Don't fear Satan — respect the God who made him!