Devils and Demons | Satan’s End
Debbie Gabbara | Assistant to Pastor Caleb
“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” Revelation 12:7-9
“But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
“…and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
It is not a question or something that we can debate, we all know that one day we will leave this world. The problem in every mind is “where will we go?”.
The Bible is very clear in telling us that when our time on earth is done, we will continue to live forever. Whether we live forever in Heaven with God the Father or in Hell separated forever from God, is a decision we must make while we are here. Our days are short. We must make a choice to choose Jesus as our Lord and Savior, so that we may join Him in Heaven forever. If we do not choose Jesus, then we have rejected Him, and the Bible says that the penalty is to be separated from God forever in Hell. We must make sure that our name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and secure our eternity in Heaven with God.
Satan, the angel called Lucifer, has waged war against God.
Satan knows the Bible, and he knows his days are short.
My brother-in-law works for the Oakland County sheriff’s department. I was thinking about situations that he has been in when a gunman is barricaded in a building. The outcome is inevitable. Either the gunman will surrender, be arrested, and go to jail, or at times when the situation escalates, and gunfire begins, the gunman’s great standoff very often ends in his death. Yet, in his pride and anger, the gunman somehow convinces himself that he can control the situation and manipulate another outcome.
Satan knows the Bible very well. He quoted Scripture to Jesus when he tempted Him on the mountain. Somehow, in his pride and anger, he chooses to wage war against God and all of Heaven. He must know that his fate has already been sealed and his final sentence is to be cast into the Lake of Fire, where there will be torment night and day forever. Hell was created for Satan and his demons. Unfortunately, all of those who do not choose to have a personal relationship with Jesus will be there with them.
Satan knows the end is coming. We are on a timetable, too. Psalm 139 tells us that God knows the number of our days. Our days were planned in advance for us before we were ever formed. Do not let your day slip by without choosing life, choosing Jesus. Do not fight the fight of pride and anger along with Satan. The Bible tells us that God wants to give us life, abundant life, not just now, but forever in Heaven with Him.
We are created with free will. According to the Scriptures in Revelation 12, the angels must have been created with free will as well. I try to imagine what it would have been like to have been set up as an angel, living in Heaven with God, surrounded by His beauty and holiness. There is no sin and life is perfect. My brain struggles to comprehend it. So, I definitely cannot imagine how Lucifer (aka Satan, the devil) could think that he could be as God. I also cannot imagine, knowing that our end is inevitable, Heaven or Hell, why everyone would not choose Jesus. Have you made your choice?
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”