The Destruction of Satan Demands It
Satan, though already a defeated foe as far as the Christians are concerned( though some of you don’t realize that), still exercises a kind of dominion over this world( John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11; 2 Cor.4:4; Ephesians 2:2;6:12; 1 John 5:19). But Christ is the only rightful ruler of this world, and when He returns, He will overthrow and destroy Satan completely.
In Revelation 5, when Christ receives the seven-sealed scroll, the title deed of the earth, He unleashed judgment with the crack of each seal(Revelation6) . The seal judgments give way to the judgment of the seven trumpets( Revelation8), the trumpet judgements lead to the judgment of the seven bowls(Revelation16). Finally, after one last attempt by Satan to retain his unlawful dominion over the earth, Christ Himself returns to take care the foe- He chains him , cast him into a bottomless pit and finally confines him to an eternal lake of fire( Revelation 19). With that, Christ’s victory over Satan the evil one is complete. Christ is victorious and so are we.