This post is a little different from what I usually talk about. It’s not about Laodicea or the Knock of Jesus Christ. Rather it is to me at least a startling revelation concerning a scripture I must have read a 100 times but never saw in this light.
Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Did you notice that last phrase that is in bold type style? I have read that and even quoted it as part of the overall verse many many times yet the reality of that phrase always before had escaped me.
This is the end of the millennial reign of Christ on the earth for a 1000 years. A time when Christ rules the earth and there is peace an happiness for all. A time when God’s Holy Spirit is available to all who ask.
A time when the earth has been transformed into a world wide “Garden of Eden”. People have learned how to live God’s way of life and the blessings that come from that life style and the blessing that comes from being led and empowered by God’s Holy Spirit. And yet…………..?
There are people alive at the very end of that 1000 year reign who are so resistant to Christ’s rule that they would under satan’s influence, join together to attack Jerusalem. But the really disturbing part in case you haven’t caught it yet, is that they number as the sands of the sea!
How can it be that there are that many who reject God’s rule over them. What is wrong with us as human beings that we cannot accept God’s rule. Why after all that has happened in the history of mankind do we still insist that it is within our power to rule over ourselves successfully. I mean 6000 year of humanities rule should have shown us that clearly. The fact that God had to intervene when He did to keep us from destroying mankind utterly in a nuclear war should have shown that, if nothing else did.
And yet there they are after 1000 years of peace and harmony, people numbering as the sand of the sea rise up to attack Jerusalem once satan is released.
It is just plain discouraging to me. WHY so MANY?
What is wrong with us?
Has anybody out there got any idea of how this could be?
I mean I can understand living in this world with satan’s constant influence and our own human nature running amuck but how is it he can influence so many after having Christ and the First Fruits running the world for a 1000 years why would there be this rebellion?
I mean how many do you suppose there are whose count is compared to the sands of the sea? Is any one else surprised by this?
Is it just me? Do I have more faith in humanity than I should? Maybe that means I have more faith in myself than I should!
I know the bible tells us that the heart of man is desperately wicked.
Jer_17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
But you would think after a 1000 years of learning the right way more of us could have overcome our wicked natures.
Any ideas because I find this discouraging and frankly a little bit frightening given our own need to overcome that same rebellious nature when satan is not bound. WOOF!