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22 For I
will rise up [quwm] against them, saith [na'um]
the LORD [Yahovah] of hosts [tsaba'], and cut off [karath] from
Babylon [Babel] the name [shem], and remnant [sha'ar], and
son [niyn], and nephew [neked], saith [na'um] the LORD [Yahovah]. KJV-Interlinear
"And I will rise up against them," declares the Lord of hosts,
"and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and
posterity," declares the Lord. NASB
The end of Satan is described.
Satan is a king want-to-be. His arrogance drove himself and everyone, out of a perfect universe into one that has suffered the influence of his evil for a very long time.
Evil is his policy, and wickedness is the production of that policy. Anyone and everyone who rejects God, or is indifferent toward God, or is apathetic toward God, or simply doesn’t care about God, automatically subscribs to Satan’s policy of evil.
There are only two philosophies with which you can guide your life. The first is truth, which comes from God, and the second is evil, which comes from Satan. Evil is anything and everything that rejects truth, compromises truth, finds excuses to set aside truth, or any and all attempts to define one’s own standards for truth in place of truth.
Satan is the ruler of this world. In his mind he is a king and royalty, and surrounded by his faithful followers.
Most people probably do not think of themselves as Satan followers, but unfortunately any and all who reject God’s way of doing things, or presume they can define their own way through life, are by default followers of Satan, simply because they do not comply with Gods mandates.
As we studied in the previous verse, the children of Satan, are his firstborn sons. These are not literal sons, or people, but evil is his son, his pride and joy, which he wants to see perpetuated throughout history.
In the royal line, there is the king and queen at the top of course, and next to them would be their brothers and sisters, as far as line of succession is concerned, and beneath all of that would be children, nieces and nephews.
All of these are references to heirs or mechanisms for perpetuating the royal line, or the royal decrees.
Babylon, as we have already seen, is the symbolism for Satan, his empire, his plan, his policies, and everything he has and does to execute his own plan, in opposition of God.
But at the end of history, God is going to change all that, and put it all to an end.
He is going to cut off Babylon, which is the concept of Satan’s Empire. He is going to cut off the name, referring to the firstborn pride and joy, which is evil. He is going to cut off the remnant, which refers to evil programs and policies that are in place on planet earth up to the time of Satan’s demise. And God is going to cut off all future possibilities, referred to here as the son and the nephew.
This will all occur at the second advent. Evil will be cut off. Evil in every form, including various concepts of government such as socialism or communism and so forth, including every form of religion such as Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Islam, including every form of philosophy such as evolution and so forth.
Every aspect of evil, everything that Satan has had his hand in, one way or another, whether religions, or philosophies, or forms of government, or social norms and standards, everything that attacks God and truth, and the divine establishment principles, all of these will come to an abrupt end.
Christ will rule for the next 1000 years. Satan’s influence will not exist at all. So, man during those next 1000 years will have only truth to guide him, or his own imagination as far as what he will or will not believe.
This will demonstrate that even with Satan out of the picture, man will still reject Christ, and even when Christ is physically here and present and ruling the planet. Even when the environment will be phenomenally perfect, and prosperity will be universal, and all of the old burdens of life simply will not exist. Even the plant life and animal life will be more than pleasant.
But even though the millennium will be a picture of perfection, by the end of the millennium, there will be a huge population will have refused to believe in Christ as their Savior. And when Satan is released from prison at the end of the millennium, that large negative population will rally to Satan, for one final battle and judgment.
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