Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
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.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
There is an event that takes place after the Millennial Kingdom where satan is let loosed to deceive, one last time, to bring people together to fight, one last time, against God.
Who is Deceived?
Let’s first look at who is present in the Millennial Kingdom:
- Those Jews who died under the law and are receiving the promise (Abramic Covenant)
- Those within the Great Tribulation that endured till the end
- Those who were martyred for the name of Christ
- Those who suffered with Christ and are now reigning with him
It is important to identify that all of these classifications of people have been tested and proven, deceiving them after going what they have gone through would be pretty difficult. So then who lives during the Millennial Kingdom and has not been tested, or not had a temptation to choose right from wrong or seen the fulfilment of prophecy? … The children.
The Curse of Sin is Lifted
During the Millennial Kingdom the curse is lifted including the pains in childbirth recorded in Genesis Chapter 3. Especially with the fact that most of the nation of Israel was destroyed throughout the tribulation, a need was present to rebuild civilization. With no curse, children will be born practically every 9 months with no pain. You can grow a civilization quickly when there is no pain in childbirth.
This makes the children, millions of them, that were born over that 1000 years the group of people who have not had a temptation or a trial so that they might CHOOSE God’s way.
At the end of this battle (see Ezekiel 38-39) satan is cast into the lake of fire… forever.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Historical and prophetical references
Nearly all of Ezekiel 38-39 is about Gog & Magog. This prophet is allowed to see what will take place when God turns His power toward Gog.
Ezekiel 38:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: