After the 1000 years have ended in the Millennium Kingdom, two additional things must happen before we get our new heaven and new earth. These two events will seal the fate of Satan and all of the unsaved people who have ever lived once and for all.
This first event is almost unbelievable. When Jesus comes back for the second time to set up His Millennium Kingdom for a thousand years, the Bible tells us that Satan is chained up in the bottomless pit during those thousand years. He will no longer be free to tempt or torment humans during the Millennium Kingdom.
However, after the thousand years have ended in the Millennium Kingdom, Satan is let loose for one last time to come upon our earth to try and cause one more round of trouble.
The original King James Version tells us that Satan will be let loose for a “little season.” The New King James Version says he will be let loose for a “little while.” The Bible does not tell us how many years Satan will be allowed to run free again. All that we can surmise from the above words is that he will only be free to roam for a very short period of time.
As soon as he is released from the bottomless pit, Satan will waste no time in doing what he does best. The Bible says that he will then go out to deceive the nations once again. He will be allowed to literally go to the 4 corners of the globe to get as many people as he possibly can to do his evil bidding once again.
The Bible says that he will be targeting all of the people who are wanting to rebel against God from the Millennium Kingdom. He will get them to surround the camps of the saints and the beloved city, which is probably Jerusalem, and then get them to try and attack God’s people and holy city.
However, the Bible tells us they will not even be able to get to the point of actually launching any type of attack against Jerusalem or any of God’s people.
They get to the point where they are surrounding Jerusalem, but before they can even attack, God Himself will literally devour them by sending down fire from heaven. God will literally take them out right there on the spot! There will be no physical battles like there will be in the battle of Armageddon. No blood will be spilled with the passing of this event.
And then the Bible tells us that Satan will then be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the Antichrist and False Prophet had been thrown in earlier at the beginning of the Millennium Kingdom.
Once this is done, the Bible says they will remain in this place forever and ever! We will thus never hear from the Devil again. God will have finally taken out this blasphemous creature from His sight and our sight for all of eternity!
If we have just had perfect peace for a thousand years in the Millennium Kingdom, why would God allow the devil to be set free to cause one more round of trouble? Here is my opinion as to why.
In the Millennium Kingdom, the humans who survive the events of the Tribulation will still be procreating and bringing more children into our world.
These children will then be raised up in the Lord and all of His ways. They will have never known demonic temptation since Satan and all of his demons will have been chained up and out of their sight during the entire length of the Millennium Kingdom.
If Satan is let loose and manages to gather a certain amount of people to try and attack Jerusalem, then this means that some of these grown up children are going to rebel and go against God Almighty Himself in this last event.
The fact that Satan will be able to easily dupe some of them into actually doing this tells me that some of these people had to have been restless and not totally committed to serving the Lord in the Millennium Kingdom. Otherwise, they would have never been so easily tempted by Satan to commit this one, last, final act of rebellion against God’s people and His holy city of Jerusalem.
I believe the main reason God will let Satan loose for one more time is to prune out some of these bad people who won’t stay loyal and committed to serving Him.
These people will not be able to start any kind of trouble against God in the Millennium Kingdom because Satan is not around yet, people no longer war with one another, and we will have perfect law and order in this new environment since Jesus will now be in full control of everything.
I believe God will set these people up. He will allow Satan to roam free one more time so he can tempt these people into going against Him and His people. And right at the point where these rebellious ones are getting ready to encircle Jerusalem to attack it, God will literally destroy them right there on the spot.
What this tells us is that there will still be some people who will rebel and go against God – even in the most perfect God-environment imaginable!
These people will have all been born into and raised up in this Millennium Kingdom without any type of bad influence from Satan, his demons, and any other bad and unsaved people, since God had already thrown all of them into Hades for the entire length of the Millennium Kingdom.
These people will have also been raised up being taught who the real God is, along with being taught all of His awesome ways. There will be no other gods or false religions to confuse or seduce them.
And even in this most perfect scenario imaginable, there is obviously going to be a group of these people who will still choose to rebel against God and try to overthrow Him by attacking His holy city of Jerusalem once Satan is let loose to try and set all of this up.
When you first examine all of the above, you have to ask yourself, how could a group of humans be so stupid to think they can overthrow or go against God Almighty Himself, especially since they have probably been taught the entire history of our world during the Millennium Kingdom?
How could these people go against God when they have been raised up in the most perfect God-environment imaginable?
To answer this, all you have to do is look at what happened to Satan and all of the fallen angels. They were all initially living up in heaven with the Lord with no negative influences until Satan started to malfunction through pride and conceit.
They too were living in the most perfect God-environment imaginable, and possibly up to one-third of them decided with their own free wills to rebel against God Himself in this perfect heavenly environment.
So just as a certain of amount of the angels decided to rebel and go against God Himself in a perfect heavenly environment, so too are a certain number of human beings going to do the exact same thing at the end of the Millennium Kingdom. And once again, God will allow Satan to be the one to tempt and cause these rebellious ones to fall.
Bottom line – God knows there are going to be a certain number of people who will still try and come against Him, even in this perfect Millennium Kingdom. He is simply going to draw them out, expose them, and then prune them out by allowing Satan to deceive them like he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Then once all of this has been accomplished, you will have nothing but the good apples left that will finally inherit God’s best for all of humanity – The New Heaven and the New Earth.
Now here are the two main verses from our Bible that will give us all of the above information.
The Scripture Verses
1. This first verse will tell us that Satan will be let loose for a little while after he is released from the bottomless pit.
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.” (Revelation 20:1-3)
2. This next verse will tell us what happens after he is released from the bottomless pit.
“Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Revelation 20:7-10)
Now before God gives us our final reward with the New Heaven and New Earth, there is one more really bad event that must take place. This event is called the Great White Throne Judgment. This event will determine the eternal fate of all of the unsaved people who have ever lived. This event will discussed in the next article.