History, and Destiny of Satan
Have any others
than the human family sinned?
For if God did not spare
angels when they sinned, but sent them to
hell, putting them in gloomy dungeons to be held
for judgment. 2 Peter 2:4.
What is the one who led
the angels to sin called?
Then he will say to
those who are on his left. Depart from me,
you who are cursed, into the eternal fire
prepared for the devil and his angels.
Note He is also
called the great dragon, that
old serpent, Satan, Lucifer.
Lamb-like beast. (Revelation 12:9;
What was Satan condition
You were blameless
in your ways from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you. Ezekiel
Note Under the
figure of the king of Tyrus the prophet Ezekiel
describes him as follows: You were the
model of perfection full of wisdom and perfect in
beauty. You were in Eden the garden of God;
every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and
emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire,
turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings
were made of gold; on the day you were created
they were prepared.
Thus it is evident that
Satan was a high and exalted angel before he
fell, a masterpiece of wisdom and beauty.
Lucifer, or son of the dawn led the angelic host
in song. In the earthly sanctuary the covering
cherubim overshadowed the mercy seat. (Exodus
25:16-22; Hebrews 9:3-5; Psalm 99:1.)
Cause of Satans
What unholy, ambitious
spirit led to Satans fall?
You said in your
heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will
raise my throne above the stars of God: I will
sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the
utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will
ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make
myself like the Most High. Isaiah 14:
13,14. Your heart became proud on
account of your beauty, and you corrupted your
wisdom, because of your splendor. So I threw you
to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before
kings. Ezekiel 28:17.
What does Solomon say
precedes destruction and a fall?
before destruction, a haughty spirit
before a fall. Proverbs 16:18.
Under the figure of the
king of Babylon, how does the prophet Isaiah
describe Satans fall?
How you have fallen
from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You
have been cast down to the earth, you who once
laid low the nations! Isaiah 14:12.
Why was Satan cast from
his high position?
You were filled
with violence, and you sinned.
Satan Cast Out
How is the conflict
And there was war
in heaven. Michael/Jesus and his angels fought
against the Satan/ Dragon, and the dragon and his
angels fought back. But he was not strong enough,
and they lost their place in heaven. The great
dragon was hurled down that ancient
serpent called the devil, or Satan who lead the
whole world astray. Revelation 12:7-9.
In what terms did Christ
refer to Satans fall?
I saw Satan fall as
lightening from heaven. Luke 10:18.
In what figurative terms
did Peter describe the fate of the rebellious
For if God did not
spare angels when they sinned, but sent them
to hell, putting them in gloomy dungeons, to
be held for judgment. 2 Peter 2:4.
Satan Since The Fall
What has been the
character of Satan since his fall?
He who does what is
sinful is of the devil, because the devil has
been sinning from the beginning. The
reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the
1 John 3:8.
Was he ever in the truth?
You belong to your
father the devil, and you want to carry out your
fathers desire. He was a murderer from the
beginning, not holding to the truth, for there
is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks
his native language for he is a liar and the
father of lies. John 8:44.
Note This implies
that Satan, once in the truth, did not remain
What besides a murderer
did Christ say Satan is?
He is a liar,
and the father of lies. Verse 44.
What did God tell Adam
and Eve would be the result if they transgressed
by partaking of the forbidden fruit?
You will surely
die. Genesis 2:17.
What did Satan say to Eve
through the serpent?
You will not surely
die. Genesis 3:4.
Note This, as far
as the record shows, was the first lie a
direct denial of the word of God. By persuading
Eve to accept and believe it, Satan led the first
parents to commit sin; and, as the
wages of sin is death, by it, also,
he caused their death, and so, in reality,
the first murderer. A lie therefore is a
twin brother to murder, and one of the most
hateful things to God, the God of truth. (See
Proverbs 6:16-19; 12:19.) All liars will
have their part in the lake of burning sulfur and
brimstone. Revelation 21:8. (See also
Revelation 21:27; 22:15.)
What has been the result
of sins entrance into the world?
Therefore, just as
sin entered the world through one man, and
death through sin, and in this way death came
to all men, because all sinned.
Romans 5:12. And the whole world
is under the control of the evil one. 1
John 5:19. For as in Adam all die,
so in Christ all will be made alive. 1
When Christ came to
redeem man, what did Satan do?
And he was in the
desert forty days being tempted by the Satan.
Mark 1:13. (See Matthew 4: 1-11.)
How severely was Christ
tempted during His earthly life on Earth?
But we have one who
has been tempted in every way, just as we are
yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15.
What has the church
suffered since the days of Christ?
When the dragon saw
that he had been hurled to the earth, he
pursued the woman who had given birth to the
male child. Revelation 12:13. [Pursued the
millions of the people of God have been put to
death under pagan and papal persecution, all of
which has been instigated by Satan.
Is the remnant church to
feel his wrath, and why?
Then the dragon was
enraged at the woman and went off to make war
against the rest of her offspring
those who obey Gods commandments and hold
the testimony of Jesus.
Through what agency will
Satan cause deception in the last days?
Then I saw another
beast coming up out of the earth. He had two
horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He
exercised all the authority of the first beast on
his behalf, and made the earth and its
inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal
wound had been healed. And he performed great and
miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down
from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because
of the signs he was given power to do on behalf
of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants
of the earth. He ordered them to set up an
image in honor of the beast who was wounded by
the sword and yet lived.
Revelation 13: 11-14.
Note This, we
understand, refers to spiritualistic
manifestations and miracles that will deceive men
to turn them from God and cause them to take the
mark of the beast. This will happen during the
fifth trumpet where Satan will masquerade as
Jesus and try to deceive the whole world except
for Gods saints.
What will influence the
nations to gather for the battle of the day of
They are spirits
of demons performing miraculous signs, and
they go out to the kings of the whole world, to
gather them for the battle on the great day of
How long is Satan to be
bound at the Second Advent?
He seized the
dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil,
or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
What is to take place at
the close of the thousand years?
When the thousand
years are over, Satan will be released from
his prison and he will go out to deceive the
nations in the four corners of the earth
Gog and Magog to gather them for battle.
In number they are like the sand of the seashore.
evil career began in rebellion against God in
heaven, and the ends in rebellion against Christ
What is the final fate of
Satan and his host?
They marched across
the breadth of earth and surrounded the camp of
Gods people, the city he loves. But fire
came down from heaven and devoured them.
Personal Defeat or
How are Christians warned
against Satans hatred?
self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the
devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking
for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8,9. Submit
yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you. James 4:7.
Why will men be allowed
to fall under the delusion of Satan?
And in every sort
of evil that deceives those who are perishing.
They perish because they refused to love the
truth and so be saved. For this reason God
sends them a powerful delusion so that they might
believe the lie and so be condemned who have
not believed the truth but have delighted in
wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
Why did Christ partake of
Since the children
have flesh and blood, he too shared in their
humility so that by his death he might destroy
him who holds the power of death that is
What was Christs
weapon against Satan?
The Word of God. It
is written. (See Matthew 4: 4-10.)
Note The Word of
God is the sword of the Spirit.
(Ephesians 6:17.) If Christ met and vanquished
the enemy with this, so also may we.
History, and Destiny of Satan
Sin originated in the
heart of Lucifer, one of heavens most
exalted beings. Through seductive influence and
traitorous insinuations, he enticed one-third
of the angelic host in heaven to join his
rebellion against God.
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