Q. It is believed that on Christ’s return with His angels at the second coming, He will judge all nations (The sheep and goat judgement – Matthew 25:31-46) after which the 1000 year reign begins. Satan is said to be captured through this period but must be released after The Millennium to once again deceive many. Who are those to be deceived by Satan after the Millennium?
Q. Can Satan know things about our future and then make those things come true? I know he can’t be 100% accurate like God is, but are there things he knows about our future, and can he work behind the scenes to make those things come true?
Q. I believe in Jesus as my personal savior who died for all my sins, and when I really think about it, I’m sure of it. But I still get attacked in my mind about whether I actually believe it, which concerns me. I do believe in Jesus, yet these thoughts make me worried and uncertain at times. I believe they’re lies from the devil, but how can I get rid of those thoughts and be more certain about my salvation in my mind?
Q. The Bible refers to Satan as being an angel of light in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15. And in my Nelson’s Student Bible Dictionary it refers to Lucifer as Morning Star and I believe Jesus has been referred to as the Day Star. This is all a bit confusing. First are there Angels of Light that are Angels of God and are good and still exist. Satan was one but fell because of wickedness. Is Satan also the Morning Star and is Jesus the Day Star and how is that meant?
Q. Why do Satan and his demons hate us and want us to not make it to Heaven?
Q. Rev. 20:3 states that Satan will be released for “a little while” after a Christ has reigned for a thousand years. Although we will have glorified bodies by that time, are there any corroborating scriptures that may indicate how long that will be? If not, would you have an educated guess to offer?
Q. In my recent study of false prophets in 2 Peter 2:10 and Jude 8 the term glorious ones (ESV) or celestial beings (NIV) was used to describe that which the false prophets blaspheme but angels dare not. Who are these glorious ones? The Greek word for glorious ones and how it’s used in other verses it puzzling.
Q. Regarding the reason Job was afflicted by Satan in Chapters 1 and 2. You’ve made the point many times that is was due to the sin of self-righteousness, he was out of fellowship with God and thus Satan was allowed to afflict him. This is diametrically opposed to what we read in the Word of God. In Job 1:8 God says to Satan “Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”, no condemnation here. Satan’s only response was not to point out any sin, but to say (v. 9-11) “Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.”
We know that Job was not without sin but in the eyes of God he was perfect and we are told this twice. So we must conclude that Job was afflicted by Satan only because God allowed it to happen to prove to Satan how a believer can live a life pleasing to God no matter of one’s circumstances in life.
Q. Since the devil knows the Bible, does he know what the rapture means and could he be trying to rush it, slow it, or is he not concerned?
Q. If a person is saved once and for all time why does Satan even bother tempting them to sin? Why would he waste his time on something he can’t change?