Revelation 20:7-10 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, 10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The great danger of sin is that it makes us gullible to the temptations, lies and leading of Satan, who has been sinning from the beginning (since he rebelled against God during the lifetime of Adam and Eve). This is very clear in our text for today. After the perfect reign of Jesus Christ over the entire world for one thousand years, Satan is able to rally the sinful people of the world to war against the Creator of the Universe. Sin makes people vulnerable to deceptions that lead to ruin and death.
Believers need to recognize that they are vulnerable to the deceptions of sin and Satan. Knowing their vulnerability they need to stay in constant contact with Jesus through His word and through prayer. Jesus will make sure each believer knows the truth. He has empowered each believer to walk in the truth that results in abundant, fruitful living in a sin infected world. The believer that neglects daily focusing on Jesus will fall prey to destructive ways of thinking and living and be robbed of abundant living in each area of his/her life. Believers need to be constantly learning how Jesus wants them to daily live and make the changes or growth necessary to live that way.
Satan’s way leads to eternal torment in the Lake of Fire forever and ever. Know Satan seeks to ruin your life. Jesus’s way leads to abundant and eternal life. Learn Jesus’s way and live it each and every day by faith in Him (Galatians 2:20 – have you memorized this verse yet?).