Satan the deceiver bound!

Scripture reading for December 26th:  Zechariah 3-6, Revelation 20

Key Scriptures:  Revelation 20:1-3  “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.  And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended.  After that he must be released for a little while.”

John saw a mighty angel with a key and an amazing chain.  This chain was to shackle the devil, that ancient serpent, for a thousand years.  He was cast into the bottomless pit and it was sealed over.  After the thousand years, he would again be released for a short time.  Then the lake of fire would be his eternal hellish dwelling.  God’s plan would be fully accomplished.

Zechariah 3:1-2 “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.  And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan!  The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke You!  Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?””

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for rebuking Satan and plucking me from the fire of Your eternal wrath against sin and rebellion.  Thank You for mighty angels to carry out Your judgments!  Amen.

 

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