JOHN THE REVELATOR SAW SATAN CAST INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT
THE BOTTOMLESS PIT IS THE LOWEST REGION OF HELL AND IT IS FILLED WITH THE MOST DIABOLICAL CREATURES OF ANGELIC AND HUMAN HISTORY. Everything vile that has ever been manifest or experienced fills every moment in this horrible place. Each fallen angel or damned person hates every other being. Love, kindness, compassion, or any other emotion of the pure world is totally absent. Nobody ever gives comfort to another. A stampede at a mental hospital would only be a small measure of the normal existence in this bottomless pit.
This is not a casual event. The Holy Scripture stated this as occurring directly following the Battle of Armageddon. Lucifer’s Antichrist and False Prophet have just been defeated as they prepared to march on Jerusalem. Their army is a worldwide army and has the confiscated war machine of every nation. Babylon has already been destroyed by God’s judgment and this army has burned Rome with fire. The Antichrist’s loss of his chosen capitol has left him insane with anger. There is nobody to blame but the God of the Bible and His people called Israel. I believe Israel retakes Jerusalem right at the end of the historic Judgment of Seven Years.
The fury of the Antichrist makes this battle we call Armageddon one hellish event. The army generals and leaders are so arrogant as to turn their war machinery at Jesus Christ and His saints which fills the heavens above. I think that Christ lets them waste their weaponry attacking the glorified saints riding their white horses. Not a saint can be injured and not a horse can fall. This is clearly the “Battle of the Ages.” John describes this exciting event. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” (Revelation 19:11,14) It’s Exciting to know that the Raptured saints actually return with the Glorified Christ to finish the Devil and false trinity.
The Bible does not picture Satan in the leadership of this vast and evil crowd until the end is settled and the Antichrist and False Prophet are cast into the Lake of Fire. You can be certain he is close at hand and torn with the sorrow of the results. A picture of absolute calamity is right in his face. “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation 19:19-21) We are looking at the greatest day of victory against Lucifer since he was cast out from his lofty position thousands of years ago.
If the devil has ever looked like a coward, he certainly has reached the point at this time of God’s victory. “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” (Revelation 20:1-3) Lucifer is about to face his own angry deceivers and defeated worshipers. The bottomless pit is where the worst of the fallen angels and angry spirits are locked up together. This diabolical crowd have no weapons but their own claws, teeth and ability to tear each other apart. We think of angels as spirits, and they are, but they will be given bodies of eternal existence just like they have attacked human bodies and made wrecks out of them. They must reap their own design of pain and destruction like they have found delight in fostering.
Isaiah saw by the Holy Spirit the future hour when this fallen prince would pay for his sins. He even saw the hellish crowd stir up hell to taunt the great “God imitation” upon his fall. “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.” (Isaiah 14:9-11) Notice the wicked crowd declaring that “Thy pomp is brought down to the grave.”
No wonder there is such a hatred for the present fulfillment of prophecy. Satan is stirring up the world, including the church, to make his last ditch effort to stop the unstoppable. He will soon be in chains.