I woke up a little early this morning, so I had a little time. Gotta go to work, so I will be brief and come back to this later.
The following are passages from The Revelations that got me to thinking.
"20:2 He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years,
20:3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for a short time."
Okay, so are we the last generation, or will there be another "circle" (remember the Mayans belief that the world has began and ended 3 or 4 times already).
Are we the generation that the Bible talks about, and are in the times of The Revelations or has the dragon, old serpent, devil and Satan already been chained for 1000 years and we are the last generation he will tempt.
Just something to think about. I'll come back to this when I have a little more time.
Below I copied and pasted some passages from the Bible on this subject...
20:1 I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
20:2 He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years,
20:3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for a short time.
20:4 I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for the thousand years.
20:5 The rest of the dead didn't live until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over these, the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him one thousand years.
20:7 And after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison,
20:8 and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
20:9 They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. Fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them.