Posts Tagged ‘Common Sense’

We have learned that Satan’s fury on earth lasted approximately 33 years.

Let’s continue.

Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand were over. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

This scripture is symbolic. Satan is a spiritual being and not subject to restrain by chains. This scripture contains a great deal of imagery to explain Satan being bound. Satan is still active in the world but his activities and influence has been limited or curbed.

Although Satan is still active in the world, he no longer has the ability to deceive the nations (gentiles or non-Jews). Until this time, Egypt, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome had been in bondage of Idolatry, completely deceived by Satan. After the resurrection of Jesus and the release of the Holy Spirit, the Roman Empire was evangelized within a generation. Before this, only Israel knew the true God.

Satan has been bound for 1000 years which means “a very long time.” This means Jesus has been reigning for 1000 years or “a very long time.” Jesus has been reigning in the spiritual realm. The Holy Spirit was released to spread the gospel. Christianity and the gospel has spread to all nations. Satan could not stop it. This is called the church age. The 1000 years or “a very long time” is from the time of Jesus being resurrected and the release of the Holy Spirit to the time of the 7th trumpet and the return of Jesus. In actuality, this has been about 2000 years and counting.

For a deeper explanation of the 1000 years and why it’s considered “a very long time,” see Revelation 2021, 62-65.

For a deeper explanation of Satan being released for a short time, see Revelation 2021, – .

Thank you so much for studying. God bless.

Jeff

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Let’s continue to verify that people were much bigger and taller than people of today.

Dueteronomy 2:10  The Emites used to live there- a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anikites.

Dueteronomy 9:2  The people are strong and tall- Anakites.

The Anakites are the descendants of Anak, who was a Nephilim or “fallen one.”  Their genetic makeup allowed
them to remain larger and taller than most people for a longer time.

1 Samuel 17:4  A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Phillistine camp.  He was over 
nine feet tall.

I don’t know the exact size of these early people but they were probably between 9 and 15 feet tall.

Next week, why were these early people so much larger than people of today.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff