Satan has a beautiful appearance and not an ugly creature as described by many artists. God created Satan. Devil cajoles into different images, but I was privileged to see his true image; big, handsome and filled with wisdom.
There are many beliefs about Satan such as: ‘He does not exist’, ‘He is nice, and God can still forgive him…’ Today’s message will tell you the truth about Satan.
The Origin of Satan
He was created by God to be a great musician. Listen to God’s description of Satan’s creation (symbolized as king of Tyre) in the book of Ezekiel chapter 28 verse 12 to 15:
“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.”
The Prideful Thoughts that Changed his Status
Lucifer was a mighty cherub in heaven, but after a while, he thought that his great influence can rise above the Throne of his Creator. But, he met his Waterloo.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (Isaiah 14:12-14)
Why was Lucifer chased away from Heaven?
He mobilized one-third of the angels in heaven to over-throw the Almighty LORD.Revelation chapter12 verses 4 say: “His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth…”
So, war broke out in heaven and Lucifer was defeated. At that moment, the general acceptance of his name changed from Lucifer to Dragon, Accuser, Satan (or Devil, because evil was found in him).
Revelation chapter 12 verse 7 to 10 says: “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”
Where is the dwelling of Devil?
Devil’s abode is presently not in hell fire as widely speculated. He is a spiritual creature without flesh and blood. He dwells in the spiritual realm outside Heaven. His place is on Earth. Satan and his demons mingle with unholy people by possessing them for various evil implementations. He also communicates from the spirit realm into the heart of holy and unholy people.
Revelation chapter 12 verses 12 say: “Therefore rejoice O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Satan is not everywhere on earth at the same time, He moves from one place to another. The book of Job chapter 1 verse 7 says: “And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
Where would be the Eternity of Satan?
The Lord revealed a vision to me that Satan and all his followers shall be sentenced to eternal fire. They would be in bondage and sorrow forever. The LORD’s judgement is Holy.
Revelation chapter 20 verse 7 to 10 says: “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.
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.”
Devil’s Secret Plan to the world?
Satan knows the judgement reserved for him and the fallen angels, but he does not want to go to the lake of fire alone. He wants all human beings to join him in the eternal punishment.
Devil could only achieve this plan by making sin to abound in the midst of people. That is the reason for the general acceptability of carnal lifestyle everywhere.
Satan knew that a single sin in ones’ life is enough to lose the kingdom of God. So, he is deceiving the Christians that the grace of Jesus will continually take care of their active sinful lifestyle – a big lie!
Devil is deceiving everyone that it is not possible to live a sinless life in this world, and that is the reason for the coming of Jesus Christ. “Once you believe in Jesus, you will enter heaven despite any active sin you enjoy committing every day” – a bigger lie!!
There are more deceptions such as: ‘God does not exist’, ‘hell does not exist’, ‘no life after death’, ‘lake of fire is a fable’, ‘God and Satan will reconcile their differences very soon’, ‘purgatory is a place for forgiveness after death’…
Satan, who was once a great cherub in Heaven, is the originator of sin. He was cast out of Heaven, because of his prideful act to dethrone his Creator. The Devil is a deceiver, and his plan is to lure everyone into sin.
The Lord will judge Satan and his demons, but, the dragon is set to drag every human being along to the eternal lake of fire. So, watch out!