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    When Satan is released from the bottomless pit after the Millennium, he orchestrates the final human rebellion. God dramatically brings this to an end by raining fire down from heaven. Then the Bible clearly states Satan is to be cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev 20:7-10). Verse 10 “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” This is the last place in the Bible where Satan’s fate is mentioned. It says he will be there forever. The Greek literally means for all time. Satan’s torment mentioned here cannot be physical since Satan is an eternal spirit being. While God is omnipotent and can do what he chooses sometimes He chooses to do nothing. There is no indication in the Bible that Satan will be turned into flesh or will die. Furthermore, Satan would not be tormented forever if he was somehow put to death. This torment is likely mental. By the time he is put away permanently he will have lost all that was important to him - his position as the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) and his rulership over the kingdoms of the earth Gal 1:4 1John 5:19
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    Hi Jim,
    Thank you so much for your input. I agree with your point. The Roman Empire and Europe are indirectly referenced in the book of Daniel. By tracing the historical empires that follow Babylon, identified as the first empire, we can identify the remaining empires.
    Daniel gives God’s inspired interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon’s vision. It is found in The Amplified Bible Footnote D.
    D. “Daniel 2:32 Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream outlines the further history of Gentile world power. The four metals of which the statue was made represented four successive empires, each with the power to rule the inhabited earth—though each stopped short of that. They were: (1) Babylon (Jer 51:7); (2) Medeo-Persia; (3) Greece under Alexander the Great; and (4) Rome. The latter power was divided first into the two legs, corresponding to the eastern and western Roman Empires, and then (after a very long time apparently) into the ten toes, a loosely associated confederacy made up largely of European nations (7:24-27).”
    God inspired Daniel to see the future empires. The final earthly kingdom will arise shortly before Christ returns (Dan. 11:44, Rev. 17:12).