Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
This is a very important verse to understand, why? because we’re livin’ it. Satan was bound at the cross to be kept from deceiving the nations, the gentiles enough to receive the gospel. Although there was tremendous opposition persecution the gospel spread was carring forwad by a remnant which God always preserved who came against tremendous tribulation, beheaded literally and figuratively for the sake of the testimony of Jesus Christ. That period does come to an end in God prophetic historical work. Satan is released from his prison to go out to deceive again at the level he achieved when he had the entire religious system so controlled that they executed the very Messiah they were waiting for. How did he do that? Because they were so accustomed to their power and positions of authority that a Messiah establishing his kingdom would just cause to much trouble. As the prophetic word tells it’s deva vu all over again. Satan is again in his seat of authority, released from his prison.
Rev_12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.