The Judgment of Satan The Antichrist The False Prophet
Let me set the stage for you. Billions have died during the 7 year Tribulation. An untold number of believers were targeted and murdered for the word of God and their testimony of Jesus Christ. God sent 21 specific judgments to punish the stubborn, stiff necked people who shook their fists at Him. The world has suffered many earthquakes, destroyed oceans and seas filled with blood, famine swept the world bringing death and disease. God cursed the rivers and streams, people suffered through a plague of boils, poisoned water and still people shook their fists at God.
The Great Tribulation is over…
Revelation 16:17. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
Then, a great sign is seen in the Heavens for everyone to see, Jesus breaks through the clouds in great Glory, Honor and Power.
The Blood of Saints and countless others is placed on the hands of Satan, the Antichrist and his False Prophet, and when humanity could endure no more God sends His Glorious Son. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ riding a White Horse.
Revelation 19:15. I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
Revelation 19:14. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Revelation 19:12-13. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
Jesus is about to wage war on His enemies.
Revelation 19:15. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He brings neither sharp Sword, Shield or Spear and smites His enemies with the very word of God.
After this great defeat of a great enemy of God and Christ, Jesus sets His sights on the Antichrist and The False Prophet.
Revelation 19:20. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
This judgment scene may go something like this. Mere speculation on my point.
The Antichrist and the False Prophet are seized and brought before the King of Kings.
Revelation 19:20. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf.
It’s unknown if an angel or a group of people have surrounded, captured and seized these men, but whatever the case may be, they are both brought to stand before The King of Kings for sentencing and judgment. In today’s world of laws and justice when someone is accused of a crime, charges must be drawn up. I suspect that Jesus will do exactly that.
I can only imagine what must be going through the minds of these men, will they remain defiant? Will they curse or blame each other for what’s about to happen to them? It’s possible. Will they make excuses for their actions over the past 7 years? Or will they plead for their lives, hoping to gain mercy from the one who has just defeated them without lifting His hand.
The chargers are brought before them, this list is very long, and I imagine that Jesus will leave no detail out. After the charges are read, Jesus announces His sentence. They were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. But, before this sentence is carried out, let’s not forget one very important verse of scripture. Romans 14:11. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’”
The Antichrist and the False prophet will bow to Jesus Christ acknowledging His authority and confess that Jesus is Lord.
The keyword in verse 19:20 is “thrown.” When someone throws a baseball, it first has to be picked up, handled and thrown at a specific target like the glove of a catcher. The Antichrist and the False Prophet will have to be bodily handled and literally thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 20:1-6. Satan is Bound in Chains for 1000 years.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
Let’s take a quick look at Satan, AKA Lucifer.
The Bible defines Lucifer as an angelic being who fell from his position in heaven due to sin and is now completely opposed to God, doing all he can to thwart God’s purposes. Lucifer was created as a holy angel. Isaiah 14:12 possibly gives Satan’s pre-fall name as Lucifer. Ezekiel 28:12-14 describes Lucifer as having been created a cherubim, the highest created angel, and became arrogant in his beauty and status and decided he wanted to sit on a throne above God (Isaiah 14:13-14; Ezekiel 28:15; 1 Timothy 3:6). Lucifer’s pride led to his fall. Notice the many “I will” statements in Isaiah 14:12-15.
Lucifer was the Anointed Cherub. Anointed means to be set apart for Gods Divine purpose. It also means “bestowal of Gods divine favor,” and “appointment to a special place or function.”
Before his fall, Lucifer had great power, authority and honor. It is unknown how many of these God given attributes Satan retained after the fall, but whatever they may be, he is still a very powerful fallen angel, and it would take an angel of greater power to subdue Satan. This angel is not identified anywhere in scripture, “at least that I can find.”
We really can’t speculate at this point about this great Angel of God. This angel is extremely strong and powerful enough to subdue Satan, bind, and lock him in a great chain and will literally throw him into the lake of fire.
I suspect Satan will not go quietly, it’s very possible that a great battle or struggle will take place, Satan will probably exhibit what remains of his attributes during this battle. I really don’t know how to explain that statement, it’s just a feeling I can’t put into words.
One last point. Romans 14:11. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.” It is not known if Satan eventually bends his knee before Jesus before being bound by this great angel, and again, I can’t find any scripture that states if he does or doesn’t bow and confess that Jesus is Lord before him and God, but he may be the only one in all of God’s creation that refuses to bow down.
When a person bow’s before another, it’s a sign of obedience and submission to a greater authority, in this case, the authority of Jesus, “The King of Kings” over Satan.
Jesus isn’t done with judgments at this point after the tribulation is concluded.