Satan

Satan’s Fall. We read about Satan’s fall in Ezek. 28:14-15.
“Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
Satan’s Downward Progression. It is striking that we always see Satan moving down, down, down…
  1. Fell Spiritually (Ezek. 28:14-16)
  2. Cursed in the Garden (Genesis 3:15)
—– 4000 Years ——
  1. Bound in the Wilderness (Mat. 12:29, Luke 4:13)
  2. Defeated at the Cross (Heb. 2:14)
—– 2000 Years ——
  1. Cast to the earth (Rev. 12:9)
  2. Cast into the abyss (Rev. 20:3)
—– 1000 Years ——
  1. Cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10)
Four names of Satan. In Rev. 12:9 we are given four names of Satan…
“And the great dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent, he who is called Devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole habitable world” Rev. 12:9
  1. Dragon cruel power – Rev. 12:3 marked by persecution, Rev. 12:4 tail draws stars
  2. Serpent the deceiver – Gen. 3:1 deceiving or beguiling the woman
  3. Devil the slanderer or tempter – Luke 4, the three temptations
  4. Satan the adversary or opposer – Zech. 3:1,  I Chron. 21:1, same word as “Abaddon” or “Apollyon”, Rev. 9:11
False Triad of Evil. Satan is involved in a false triad, described in Rev. 12 and 13.
  • the Great Red Dragon (Satan vs. Spirit of God)
  • the Beast from the Sea (Beast vs. The Father)
  • the Beast from the Earth (False Prophet vs. The Son)

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