Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 20
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
In the the Model Prayer we pray, “Thy kingdom come.” Jesus is going to return to earth and reign for one thousand years. Satan will be bound for one thousand years and confined to the bottomless pit. At the end of Christ’s millennial reign Satan will be loosed for a short period. At this time the devil will lead one final revolt against God. This final battle will be brief and Satan will be cast into the eternal lake of fire. After this John saw the Great White Throne Judgment where all of lost humanity will stand before God. Only unbelievers will be at this judgment. Anyone whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be thrown into the eternal lake of fire. This is the second death. God is Holy and just and He must punish sin. He is also loving and merciful and is willing to forgive. Jesus Christ took our punishment on the cross so that we would not have to spend eternity separated from God in hell. If we repent of sin and place our trust in Christ we are saved and our names are written in the Lambs Book of Life!
Prayer: “Lord Jesus, we praise You that You are holy and just and that the devil will one day be thrown into the eternal lake of fire. We praise You that You are merciful and willing to save sinners. As we ponder on the truth of the reality of hell may we become more fervent in missions and evangelism. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron