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. (Revelation 20:10)
The End Of The Devil
Reading a historical record of wars comes with the knowledge of how the conflict ends. The patriots of early colonial America defeated the British Empire. After the conflict of the war between the States, the northern army was victorious. The Allies defeated the Axis powers in the Second World War. North Vietnam soundly defeated the American forces and the South Vietnamese army. The Gulf War was a campaign where the United States destroyed the forces of Saddam Hussein. History tells the outcome of wars that have plagued the landscape of humanity since the beginning of time. Nothing will change the outcome of the battles fought as they remain locked in the historical archives of yesterday.
The greatest battle in history occurred two thousand years ago when God defeated Satan with an eternal blow sealing his demise and future. Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, arose from the realm of the dead and reigns as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. With the victory of Christ over death, Satan’s future is secured. His power remains in limited force as he has been adjudicated and sentenced for his crime. There is no doubt what the future has for Satan. God has clearly determined the destiny of the devil. The serpent’s punishment is spelled out in indisputable language when John declares the devil will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. His end is certain. Satan knows his fate. There is no changing what will happen to the tempter of all men. The devil is walking a condemned path without mercy, void of grace, and filled with the wrath of the Lord God. His eternal plight is a place of unrelenting torment without end and without relief. Satan will be cast into Hell.
God has declared the end of Satan with certainty. That is not the case for those who walk on the face of the earth. The great paradox is that while the devil knows without reservation, he is going to Hell, men have a choice to seek eternal life, yet they refuse to seek the grace and mercy of God. Everything needed to avoid Hell is given by the Lord through His only begotten Son. Jesus died to save men from the horrors of eternal fire and brimstone. The word of God instructs men to know the will of God and to save themselves. Throughout history, the providence of the Lord has blessed humanity with the opportunity to find redemption in the blood of Christ. Every day is a blessing of a benevolent Father to offer salvation to sinful men. The reality is that most will go to Hell with Satan, and they do not have to follow his path. Satan knows he is condemned and is attempting to take as many souls with him as he can. His work is tireless. It is effective and powerful.
A condemned creature is destroying as many of God’s creations as possible so that Hell will be filled with humanity. The devil, who has deceived all men, will be thrown into a fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Along with Satan, the beast, and the false prophet, countless men and women will scream in eternal horror in the darkness of Hell. There will be no relief and no rest. The devil knows his eternal destiny. You must know your eternal destiny. If you do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, you will go to Hell with Satan. He has no choice. YOU HAVE A CHOICE!