After the believers are raised to reign with Christ during the millennium, Satan must be released for a little while. We might expect an epic battle between good and evil, but as Pastor Voddie points out, there is no need for a battle; it has already been won.
Great Sermon! Awesome word! I love the 2 Peter 3 encapsulation toward the end of Voddie's sermon. Why hasn't all this (Revelation 19 and 20 stuff) happened yet? What are we waiting for? Christ has to save all of His people in time and in history. Not one shall perish of all of His.
Susan Z. (3/31/2014)
Love Voddie's Preaching... I agree that much of the book of Revelation is "symbolic language", however we have to be really careful how we apply that. I agree with Voddie that hell is a literal place and that symbolic language is often used to describe it and the torments of hell. The symbols that describe it are symbolic of what it will be like....but the reality will outperform all of the symbolism. Words are symbols of the real...therefore every word that we speak is a symbol for something else. When we see the real that was described to us in words, we can see why it was described that way, but it isn't exactly like the words that described it. It helped us to understand some things about it, and the real is so much more than what was described. That is how I view what I read in scripture. It will be exactly what is described, and so much more because then it won't be words describing something...it will be the real thing.
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical...