Sunday, May 28, 2006

Satan Is Cast Down

Evil is all around us.  Deception, misunderstandings, and gross error is ever present.  Many are buying the bill of goods the media is drumming out to them and many have bought into the Christian Humanism that has so easily infiltrated our churches.  Spiritual warefare is rarely talked about anymore, only programs, building funds, and new methods.  The church has forgotton how to pray, I mean really pray!  Not a five or ten minute prayer, but how about spending a half hour, an hour, a couple hours, maybe even a day or night alone with God?  

We are on the winning side, even though the devil may throw everything against us he can.  Jesus said in Luke 10:18 after the seventy came back rejoicing because the devils were subject unto them, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”  The devil has been thrown down as we read in Isaiah 14: 12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” We also read in Ezekiel 28:18 where God not only addresses the King of Tyre, but the devil who was working through him, “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”

The devil has lost his former place as an angel with God has taken the earth.  But only for a short time because the time will come when he will be thrown into the bottomless pit according to Revelation 20:1-2, ¶  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.”  That’s not the end though because he will be let lose at the end of the thousand years millennium and will make war with the saints, only to be cast into the lake of fire forever!  Read all of Revelation 20 verses 1 through 10 and see for yourself.  

We may be in a battle now but take courage.  Pray, stand, believe, and keep looking for His appearing.  Satan knows the end of the story and has little time left, but if you’ve read the scriptures and believe, you know it too.  

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