Getting To Know God
His Name Is...
The LORD Of Hosts - The ANGEL Of The LORD - The Fear Of God - The Providential Sovereignty Of God
Control Of The Devil
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. 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.
The darkness of the world makes it seem like the devil is able to do whatever he wants. This is not true. The devil is a tool in God’s hand, used to exalt the glory of His majesty, just like anything else. The influence that the devil has in the world, shows the extent of God’s control as the LORD of hosts. At the 2nd Coming of Jesus, He will command Satan to be locked up for 1,000 years. After that time period, Jesus will allow the devil to be released for a time, only to be judged and utterly destroyed forever! It seems scary that the devil has charge in this world, but God’s control is far more fearful, seeing how easily He’s able to give power, take it away, and then destroy!