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The Second Coming of Satan (10 of 13)
Series: THE GLORIOUS APPEARING
We are continuing our study on "The Glorious Appearing". And today as we continue this study of the glorious appearing of Christ and what will happen in the millennial period, we want to go back to the time when Satan is removed from the earth. Before there can be a thousand years of righteousness, before there can be a thousand years of peace on the earth that the Bible predicts, there has to be the removal of Satan from the earth.
For after all, the earth was a perfect place before sin entered the world. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. And we are told about the Garden of Eden and about how the garden was naturally watered and how the garden was a beautiful place that brought forth fruit, a perfect environment and a perfect place for man to live. And man had perfect fellowship with God. Adam walked with God and God walked with Adam. And all was well until Satan entered the Garden of Eden.
And when Satan entered sin entered. And when sin entered, man fell from the place that God intended for him to have. God said to man, be plentiful and replenish the earth. Subdue the earth. And man after the fall, fell from his position of being the ruler of the earth. He had to contend with many forces in the earth, demonic forces in the earth. So, when the Lord Jesus comes in His glorious appearing and He defeats the false prophet and the antichrist, before this reign of Christ on the earth can take place, Satan must be removed.
So we are going to find that not only does the prophet John mention this, but we are going to find that Daniel mentioned this as well in the Old Testament. If you will, turn to Daniel 7:13-14. Most of us know that Daniel is the revelation of the Old Testament. It is a companion book to the Old Testament. So Daniel receives his vision just as John received his vision of the end times.
Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV) "In ...
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