The Lord God Almighty knows all the ways in which the devil has sought to corrupt God's creation. The Lord God Almighty also knows that the devil is on his last breath. Nothing in all creation can prevent the Lord from rescuing his creation from the hands of the devil. Nor can anything in all creation prevent the Lord from taking control of the earth for one thousand years.
Even if all of China were to fall into the hands of Satan, the Lord God Almighty will still reign. Even if all of Israel were to fall into the hands of Satan, the Lord God Almighty will still reign. Even if all of the United States of America were to fall into the hands of Satan, the Lord God Almighty will still reign. And even if the entire globe, except for two million people, were to fall into the hands of Satan, the Lord God Almighty will still reign.
The Lord's millennial reign was etched in stone on Calvary's cross. The Lord's millennial reign was etched on marble when he ascended into heaven. And the Lord's millennial reign was etched in eternity when the Holy Spirit descended on his twelve apostles in an upper room in Jerusalem. Nothing in all creation can prevent the Lord's millennial.
The Lord God Almighty will never forget the ones whose cries caused him to descend on Mount Sinai. The Lord knows that there are some who will never bow the knee to Satan. It is they who must be rescued. And it is them for whom the Lord will reign. The Lord hopes that others who may have bowed the knee to Satan will seek refuge in him when he returns. They will have forfeited the kingdom of God and all of its benefits, nonetheless, they will have an opportunity to face destiny at the final judgment. They will either be reprimanded, punished, or will die as sinners (the second death of the soul).
No one has ever experienced a death of the soul, and nor should anyone presume to think that it is a quick and painless process. We should assume the worst, because it is Satan who has designed the second death. What a tragedy it will be to have served Satan for five or ten years, only to experience death at his instigation. The tortures he visited upon the people of God do not compare to what he has reserved for the end, because he assumed he would rule the earth for eternity, and that the dead would be the people of God. Not only was he sadly mistaken, but also he was sadly deceived in his thinking that evil and depravity could create a world as beautiful as this.
Anytime we unilaterally assume that we know the end result, we should assume that we are wrong. We cannot see into the future for a reason--we will assume that what we see is what will happen. We are not privy to the myriad circumstances that could cause a change in outlook. Satan assumed he could see into the future, yet he missed the cross. He also assumed that when the millennial reign began, it would be his reign. He may still be spreading that false rumor.
All the world will see and witness God's power when he returns in his glory. God Almighty reigns, Amen.