7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison
8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
9 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 important question we need to ask is who are the nations of Gog and Magog, which Satan will so easily deceive after he is released from his prison? Satan could not possibly go out to deceive Christ's Millennial people alive in their fleshly bodies at the end of the thousand-year Millennial Age, as mistakenly believed by most Christians. It does not make any sense whatsoever for Satan to be able to undo Christ's one thousand-year glorious work. How could Satan possibly ever deceive Christ's Millennial people to whom Christ had given a new heart and a new Spirit, in the environment where the whole earth is transformed to be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea? In any case, when Satan is released, there will not be any people left in their fleshly mortal bodies on this earth to deceive, as the Second Resurrection occurs exactly at the same time as the release of Satan from his prison. So who then are the nations that
Satan will so easily deceive to cause a rebellion?
Gog and Magog were the vast army of Gentile unbelieving nations who, under the deception of Satan during the Great Tribulation, invaded the land of Israel, just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This is the prophesied battle of Armageddon when Jesus Christ destroys the whole army of Gog and Magog. (Ezekiel 38, Zechariah 14, Revelation 16:13-16)
It is clear that the nations, which Satan will so easily deceive to lead a rebellion against Christ and His Saints at the end of the Millennial Kingdom of God, can only be the same Gentile unbelievers referred to as Gog and Magog. The vast army of Gog and Magog, under the deception of Satan, will once again attempt to war against God's people, but this time they will be in their resurrected immortal unsaved bodies. They were Satan's children as unbelievers before they died at Armageddon, and they will be resurrected as unbelievers, still open to Satan's deception. God's devouring fire coming out of heaven will easily crush this rebellion led by Satan.
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