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Satan and his angels rebelled against God and were removed from their positions of authority. They are now destined for judgment.

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The rebellion of Satan and his angels

Written about a king in Isaiah’s own time, this passage has been used by both Jews and Christians as a description of the fall of Satan;
Genesis 3:1–6 KJV 1900
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
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Isaiah 14:12–15 KJV 1900
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! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Luke 10:18 KJV 1900
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
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Revelation 12:7–10 KJV 1900
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
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Isaiah is compared to these verses and that is why Lucifer here is referred to as Satan: ; ;
Lucifer: Light-Bearer. The Shining One. Morning Star. Son of the Dawn. So I looked it up on google and found actual pictures of what this looks like. It can be seen at certain times when the conditions are right. For this reason I have fact. Lucifer in the early days of the Bible was considered a verb rather than a noun. Bottom line it is commonly referred to as a name. A name for the Satan, The Devil, or whatever other names he has.

Satan. Spirit being who opposes God and seeks to frustrate his plans and lead his people into rebellion.

The Revelation of John, Volume 2 Satan, the Enemy of God (Revelation 12:7–9)

HERE we have the picture of war in heaven between the dragon, the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan—all these names describe the one evil being—and Michael and all his angels. The idea seems to be that, such was his hatred, the dragon pursued the Messiah even to heaven, where he was met by Michael with his heavenly legions and finally cast out. It will be convenient to gather together here what Scripture has to say about Satan; it presents a complicated picture.

(1) There is the echo of the ancient story of a primeval war in heaven. Satan was an angel who conceived ‘the impossible idea’ of placing his throne higher than that of God (2 Enoch 29:4–5) and was cast out of heaven. The Babylonians had a similar story about Ishtar, the god of the morning star. He, too, rebelled against God and was cast down from heaven. There is one definite reference to this story in the Old Testament. In Isaiah, we read: ‘How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!’ (Isaiah 14:12). The sin which caused the fall from heaven was pride. There may be a reference to this in 1 Timothy 3:6, where it is urged that Christian preachers must be kept from pride in case they fall into the same condemnation as the devil did. When Satan was cast out of heaven, his dwelling place became the air in which he had to wander; that is why he is sometimes called the prince of the air or the ruler of the power of the air (cf. Ephesians 2:2).

(2) There is a strong line of thought in the Old Testament in which Satan is still an angel under God’s command and with access to his presence. In Job, we find Satan numbered among the sons of God and possessing access to his presence (Job 1:6–9, 2:1–6); and in Zechariah we also find Satan in the presence of God (Zechariah 3:1–2).

To understand this idea of Satan, we must first understand what the word Satan means. Satan originally meant simply an adversary. Even the angel of the Lord who stood in the path of Balaam to stop him from his sinful intentions can be called a satan against him (Numbers 22:22). The Philistines were afraid that David would be their satan (1 Samuel 29:4). When Solomon began to rule his kingdom, he was so blessed by God that he had no satan left (1 Kings 5:4). But later the foreign kings, Hadad and Rezon, were both to become his satans (1 Kings 11:14, 11:23).

In the Old Testament, Satan was the angel who was the counsel for the prosecution against individuals in the presence of God, their adversary. Thus he is the counsel for the prosecution against Job, cynically suggesting that Job serves God for what he can get out of it and that, if he is involved in disaster, his loyalty will soon cease (Job 1:11–12); and he is given permission by God to use every weapon short of death to test Job (Job 2:1–6). So, in Zechariah, Satan is the accuser of Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1–2). In Psalm 109:6, the Authorized Version actually uses the word Satan in this sense: ‘Let Satan stand at the right hand of the wicked.’ The Revised Standard Version rightly alters the translation to: ‘Let an accuser bring him to trial.’

So, in the Old Testament, Satan was the angel who is the counsel for the prosecution when an individual was on trial before God, while Michael was the counsel for the defence. Between the Testaments, there seems to have been a belief that there was more than one Satan engaged in the task of bringing accusations against people; and we read of the archangel whose duty it was to fend off the satans (1 Enoch 40:7).

For the most part, in the Old Testament, Satan was very much under the jurisdiction of God.

(3) In the Old Testament, we never read of the devil, although sometimes we come across devils; but, in the New Testament, Satan becomes the devil. The Greek is diabolos, literally a slanderer. The dividing line is not very great between being a prosecuting counsel who brings charges against people and inventing such charges and tempting people into actions where such charges will be forthcoming. So, in the New Testament, Satan becomes the seducer of men and women. We find that, in the story of the temptations of Jesus, the three names are indiscriminately used. This power of evil is Satan (Matthew 4:10; Mark 1:13), the devil (Matthew 4:1, 4:5, 4:8, 4:11; Luke 4:2–3, 4:5, 4:13) and the tempter (Matthew 4:3).

Since this is so, we find Satan engaged in certain wicked schemes in the New Testament story. He seeks to seduce Jesus in his temptations. He puts the terrible scheme of betrayal into Judas’ mind (John 13:2, 13:27; Luke 22:3). He is out to make Peter fall (Luke 22:31). He persuades Ananias to keep back part of the price of the possession he had sold (Acts 5:3). He uses his wiles (Ephesians 6:11) and designs (2 Corinthians 2:11) to achieve his purposes in leading people astray. He is the cause of illness and pain (Luke 13:16; Acts 10:38; 2 Corinthians 12:7). He hinders the work of the gospel by sowing the weeds which choke the good seed (Matthew 13:39) and by snatching away the seed of the word from human hearts before it can gain an entry (Mark 4:15; Luke 8:12).

Thus Satan becomes the enemy of God and of human beings, the supreme evil one; for the line in the Lord’s Prayer should probably be translated: ‘Rescue us from the evil one’ (Matthew 6:13).

He can be called the ruler of this world (John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11), for, having been cast out of heaven, he has to exert his evil influence among men and women. He comes to be identified with the serpent because of the story of the Fall in Genesis 3.

(4) The strange thing is that the history of Satan is a tragedy, whatever version of the story we use. In one version, Satan is the angel of light, once the greatest of the angels, whose pride caused him to seek to be higher than God and who was cast out of heaven. In the other version, Satan was a real servant of God and distorted his service into an opportunity for sinning. Satan is the supreme example of that tragedy in which the best becomes the worst.

List the “I will” statements from Isaiah 14:12-15
List the “I will” statements from Isaiah 14:12-15
List the “I will” statements:
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I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the most High.
Isaiah 14:12–16 KJV 1900
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! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Jude 6 KJV 1900
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
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Revelation 12:7–12 KJV 1900
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
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The results of the rebellion of Satan and his angels

Constant spiritual warfare on the earth

Revelation 12:17 KJV 1900
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Dragon is Satan.
Who is the woman? The Church
Dragon, satan. Woman, who is she? I read commentaries that say the woman here is the church. Hurt the church hurt Jesus Christ. In the attack on the woman or the church God has given us a defense. We just need to wait on the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV 1900
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31
The Revelation of John, Volume 2 The Attack of the Dragon (Revelation 12:13–17)

As the Scottish Paraphrase has it of Isaiah 40:31:

On eagles’ wings they mount, they soar,

their wings are faith and love,

Till, past the cloudy regions here,

they rise to heav’n above.

The enemy is here to disrupt and attack. If we allow the enemy to win and damage the church then no one outside the church cares what we have to tell them. We must continue to fight. If a bully hit you in the face everyday, when are you going to realize you must fight back? Some will say the first time. Others will say the second or third or some other number of times. Bottom line is if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, the enemy is hitting you in the face every day without fail, and will continue to hit you until you fight back.
How do you fight back the enemy? You fight back with: Prayer, bible study, fellowship, endless love.
These are the things we use. The wings of Faith and Love.
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God’s punishment

2 Peter 2:4 KJV 1900
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Who is hell prepared for?
Matthew 25:41 KJV 1900
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matthew 25:
Jude 6 KJV 1900
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
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