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“Satan's Last Influence"

May 4, 2014

Pastor Roger Ball

Evil is real and painful. To understand the “bad and evil” circumstances of your life move your thoughts from the micro (small) to the macro (grand). Man normally sees the immediate. Here and now. The small view of life. Step back daily to see the “Grand View” of God. God feels your pain and has a plan to eliminate it. Today you will see the last influence of Satan and evil.

The Long View by God

  • 6,000 -10,000 years ago … God creates Earth. Young Earth not old. Adam and Eve. The Book of Genesis. Old Testament starts. Abraham and Moses. Ten Commandments. Israel. Prophets.
  • 2000 years ago the New Testament … Jesus CDR crucified, died and resurrected. Church. The Bible: Inspired Word of God. Jesus is in Heaven. Holy Spirit our guide, teacher, counselor and convictor.
  • 2000 years later … We live today.
  • In the future … Be ready at any moment … Rapture (Christians removed from earth except for 144,000 evangelist).
  • Seven years of tribulation on earth. Jesus punishes any one on earth who is against him.
  • End of 7 years … Next Satan is imprisoned.
  • Next Christ returns … 1000 years Reign of Christ on Earth First resurrection of all believers.
  • Universal peace on earth. Israel is restored. All Believers live and serve Jesus on earth.
  • Next Satan is released. Last battle against evil.
  • Next the Great Throne Judgment. A second resurrection of non-believers. Judged and placed along with Satan into the Lake of Eternal Lake of fire.
  • Finally the last two chapters in Revelation 21-22 God creates New Life. A New Heaven and a New Earth.

Satan’s Last Influence

Revelation 20:7 - When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, (8) and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. (9) And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. (10) And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

#1 - The ways of _____ are in the ________.

Revelation 20:7 - When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,

• God never has a bad plan. • God never has a flawed purpose. • God’s wheels of justice do move slow.

Evil and Satan come from wrong choices from the good freedom created by God.

#2 - The reasons and purposes of ___ are only ____.

Revelation 20:7 - When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,

Romans 8:28 - All things work together for good to those who love God and are called to his purposes.

Genesis 50:20 - You meant evil against me but God meant it for good.

#3 - To attack God, Satan deceives ______ people who then deceive _____ powerful people.

Revelation 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

• Gog and Magog: • Many people who live in the “1000 years” war against Jesus.

#4 - Evil seeks to destroy special _________.

Revelation 20:9 - And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

Where is the beloved city?

#5 - Evil is ______.

Revelation 20:9 - And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

#6 - Six ways of the Devil

  1. The devil uses _________.

    Revelation 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

  2. The devil uses the ________ approach. Revelation 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

  3. The devil uses ______ and ____.

    Revelation 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

  4. The devil uses _________.

    Revelation 20:9 - And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city,

    Revelation 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.

  5. The devil works a ___________

    Revelation 20:9 - And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

#7 - God ______ the Devil in ________.

Revelation 20:10 - And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Evil submits to the purposes of God.

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Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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