Satan - The Fallen Angel?
"DEVIL" / "DEMON"
The in-control, perfect, just and fair Biblical God created Satan.
The in-control, perfect, just and fair Biblical God put Satan in The Garden of Eden with ignorant / innocent Adam and Eve.
God since has punished every Human Being because Adam & Eve by disobeying God and obeying Satan.
Guard Against Satan's Temptation?
The Biblical God threatens Judeo-Christian-Islamists, by consequence of Hell and Eternal-Damnation, to guard against Satan's temptation?
Christian ignorance overcome: Satan successfully moved, tempted, enticed God, Himself - depending on which Bible version you use - in Job 2:3.
Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. KJV
God said: You, (Satan) moved Me (God) against him (Job).
God sends you and me to Hell and Eternal-Damnation for being successfully tempted, moved or enticed by Satan but God admitted, by "God's Word" C&V, to be as guilty as we are.
Does anyone claim to not believe this Bible C&V? Who claims that this Bible C&V is misinterpreted? If so, who can provide the correction? My email is at the bottom of every page of "The God Murders" website.
Questions about the Bible’s Satan Based on Biblical chapters and verses:
The First Introduction Of Satan:
1st Chronicles 21:1 And SATAN rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
G: Note: This C&V introduced Satan in the 13th book of the Bible. That means that the previous 12 books of the Bible included no character named Satan. The character named Satan is a Biblical late-comer. Up to about 600 BC, the Jewish text had God doing it all - good and EVIL. In about 586 BC, the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, capture the Israelites and exposed them to Zoroastrianism - which introduced the Israelites to Satan and Hell. It was mostly Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul who started Christianity by using - "salvation" from evil Satan and torturous Hell - to fill Christian churches. Considering the introduction of the Satan character by name in the Bible, Satan is accused to have done what the Biblical God had already taken credit for concerning David and the census stories. Conclusion: God is also Satan.
2 Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the DEVILS...
Nowhere in the Torah is the word or name Satan mentioned. The serpent in the Garden of Eden was documented to be a serpent.
The Hebrews / Jews of the Torah had no Heaven, no Hell, no Satan. God did it all.
There was no afterlife - only "dust to dust".
The New Testament then scripted Satan, Demons, Devils, et al, while quoting Old Testament scripture.
1. Outside of Biblical belief - what does anyone really know about the Satan of the Bible?
2. Can you produce one name of a Bible character who Satan murdered?
3. Do you have any Biblical documentation or evidence that Satan ever murdered anyone?
(God took the hit for the killing of Job's children.)
4. Where did Satan threaten to hurt anyone?
5. Does Satan have any commandments that Satan insists Human Beings obey?
6. Dis Satan ever threaten Hell or Eternal Torment?
7. For what specific reasons would anyone fear Satan?
8. What is the worst thing that Satan can do to you or me?
9. Do you think Satan really exists?
10. If The Biblical God is also Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost, can God also be Satan on a bad day?
Some argue: The Old Testament doesn’t matter. The New Testament replaced The Old Testament. The NT is all that counts.
Incorrect! Jesus and writers of The New Testament constantly quoted The Old Testament.
Throughout the Strong's Concordance, the words "SATAN" / "DEVIL" / "DEMON", and related words, were searched for by throughout the Bible by C&V. Some C&Vs close to the target words are included in an attempt to provide context. If some C&Vs come across as redundant, it is because they exist that way within the pages of the Bible. Gary
Leviticus 17:7 The priest is to sprinkle the blood against the altar of the LORD at the entrance to the meeting tent and burn the fat as an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 7 They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols to whom they prostitute themselves. This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the generations to come.
G: It looks as if “goat idols” qualify as DEVILS in the concordance.
Deuteronomy 32:17 16They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. 17They sacrificed unto DEVILS, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Job 1:6-12 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and SATAN also came with them. 7 The LORD said to SATAN, "Where have you come from?"
"Evil" Satan and "Good" God are having a face to face conversation? Who said that the perfect Biblical God can not stand to be around Evil? Billy Graham for one.
SATAN answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it." Then the LORD said to SATAN, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns EVIL." 9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?"
SATAN replied. 10 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."
12 The Lord said to Satan, "Very well, then everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger". Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
Job 2:1-7 On another day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and SATAN also came with them to present himself before him.
2 And the LORD said to SATAN, "Where have you come from?" SATAN answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it." 3 Then the LORD said to SATAN, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns EVIL. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."
God admits to being incited / tempted / moved by Satan - depending on which Bible version you quote.
4 "Skin for skin!" SATAN replied. "A man will give all he has for his own life. 5 But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face." 6 The LORD said to SATAN, "Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life." 7 So SATAN went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.
In charge God permitted Job's children and his servants to be killed - thus, God was guilty of their deaths. Satan successfully, incited / tempted / moved God.
Job's Children & Servants Killed
Psalm 106:37 34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: 35But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto DEVILS, 38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. 40Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
Psalm 109:6 Appoint an EVIL man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
Zechariah 3:1-2 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and SATAN standing at his right side to accuse him.
Joshua - The High Priest
2 The LORD said to SATAN, "The LORD rebuke you, SATAN! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"
Story of Satan / Lucifer
Ezekiel 28 best describes the fate of SATAN that few Christian believers acknowledge or accept. The first problem is that Ezekiel identifies The King of Tyre to be LUCIFER / SATAN. LUCIFER / SATAN is "turned to ashes from within" - becomes extinct - and exists no more. The sadistic Christian religion has preferred the Revelation version whereby SATAN rules over Hell where all of the Biblical God's rejected souls suffer Eternal Torment. The Eternal Torment scenario gives Jesus Christ more power to be a demand on believers lives through His promise to save them - if their names are in the book of life - and if they repent - and if they obey enough of God's / Jesus' 613 + commandments to make the cut. Finis - GWD
The King Of Tyre Is Lucifer?
LUCIFER is just another name for SATAN, who as head of the evil world-system, is the real, though invisible, power behind the successive rulers of Tyre, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and all of those evil rulers that we have seen come and go in the history of the world. This passage goes beyond human history and marks the beginning of sin in the universe and the very fall of SATAN in the pristine, sinless spheres before the creation of man.
We also see this same motif in Ezekiel: "Moreover the word of the LORD came to me: Mortal, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings.
Ezekiel 28:11-19 On the day that you were created they were prepared. With an anointed cherub as guardian I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from among the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings How to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever".
Ezekiel described the fate of Satan:
Ezekiel 28:11 God said to Satan: You were full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. You were in The Garden of God’s Eden. You were prepared in the day that you were created. (God Created Satan)
14 I (God) have anointed you the cherub that covers. You were on the holy mountain of God. You have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 (Satan) you were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity (sin) was found in you.
16 You have sinned. Therefore, I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God. I will destroy you, o covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 (Satan), your heart was lifted up (felt good) because of your beauty. You have corrupted your wisdom due to your brightness (Beauty? Power?) I (God) will cast you to the ground before kings, that they may behold you.
18 (Satan), you have defiled your sanctuaries by your multitude of iniquities (sins), by the iniquity of your deeds. Therefore, (Satan), I (God) will bring forth a fire from the midst of you. It shall devour you. I (God) will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.
19 All who know you among the people shall be astonished at you. You shall be a terror, and never shall you be any more.
Ezekiel documents that Satan expires by fire from the midst (within him) and Satan exists no more.
How You Were Created? Anointed Cherub?
This passage seems to be addressed to the "king of Tyre." In reality, it goes beyond the king to the one who is behind the evil king of Tyre. This passage also has near and far prophecy about LUCIFER / SATAN because although his final end is already sure, it has not happened yet and it occurs after the final judgment ("For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12, NIV). SATAN is the principality behind the powers of this corrupt world system. (But Satan, like all the other "Death Angels" take their orders from God.)
Notice the statement that is given in the passage in Ezekiel, "the anointed cherub." These statements could never apply to a human king but, they do apply to Lucifer / Satan who is behind the human king. This angel is the highest creature the LORD ever created. The LORD says of him, "You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty." SATAN was the wisest creature God ever created. No other angel, no other being was created with the intelligence that God gave to this creature. God says that this creation is "perfect in beauty." Apart from the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this creature is today the highest being.
In verse Ezekiel 28:14 it says, "You were the anointed Cherub." This tells us we are not talking about a human king. The word cherub is singular for cherubim. The cherubim are symbolic of God's Holy presence and His unapproachable majesty. These cherubim occupy a unique position. The "anointed cherub who covers" is the picture given to us in the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve had been sent out and God had placed cherubim to guard the way of the tree of life. Also, when Moses made the mercy seat and placed it into the tabernacle's Holy of Holies, God's glory came and dwelt between the cherubim. They "covered" the mercy seat with their wings. So we now see that SATAN was a cherub and his position was to guard the very throne of God. His position was that of protecting the holiness of God. Satan had the highest of all positions, a position which he despised and lost. We have here in Ezekiel a picture of the highest of God's creatures, perfect in wisdom, beautiful beyond description, a musician and on top of all that, he was given this high, exalted position. But, this creation, with all of these wonderful attributes also had a free will. One day, God says to this marvelous creature, "Iniquity was found in you."
The Throne Of God?
LUCIFER / SATAN – His Status
What kind of iniquity was found of him? In the book of Ezekiel, God has let us stand with Him at the very beginning, to see the origin and the creation of LUCIFER / SATAN. But, why does God say this? What is this iniquity? We must look back to Isaiah 14:12, which tells us of LUCIFER'S / SATAN'S choice. "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit on the mount of assembly on the heights of Zaphon; I will ascend to the tops of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High." Did you notice in this passage all of the "I wills. " He said he would exalt his throne above the stars of God. The word "stars" here does not refer to what we see in the night sky. It refers to the angels of God. In other words, "I will take over heaven, I will be God." That is LUCIFER'S / SATAN'S sin and that is the iniquity that was found in him. He does not want to be God's servant. He does not want to do what he was created to do. He wants to be served and there are millions who have chosen to do just that; serve him. They have listened to his lies and chosen to follow him. Eve believed the lie that she would be like God. The reason LUCIFER / SATAN tempted her with that was because it is the very thing that he wants - to be God. Finis:
Story of LUCIFER / SATAN
Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the DEVIL. 2 After fasting 40 days and 40 nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 Jesus answered. "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.' 5 Then the Devil took him to tyhe holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down.. For it is written: "He will command his angels concerning you and, they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test. 8 Again, the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me. 10 Jesus saidto him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." 11 Then the DEVIL left him, and the angels came and attended him.
Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with DEVILS, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out DEVILS? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 8:16 14And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with DEVILS: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Peter's Wife's Mother
Matthew 9:32-33 While they were going out, a man who was DEMEON-Possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33And when the DEMON was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel." 34But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of DEMONS that he drives out DEMONS. "Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out DEVILS: freely ye have received, freely give.
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a DEMON'. 19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
Matthew 12:22-28 Then they brought him a DEMON-Possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" 24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by BEELZEBUB, the prince of DEMONS, that this fellow drives out DEMONS." 25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If SATAN drives out SATAN, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27And if I drive out DEMONS by BEELZEBUB, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28But if I drive out DEMONS by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matthew 13:39-43 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the EVIL one, 39and the enemy who sows them is the DEVIL.The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. 40"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do EVIL. 42They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
"The Seed " Son of Man
Matthew 15:22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, SATAN! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Matthew 17:18 Jesus rebuked the DEMON, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
Matthew 25:41-46 Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the DEVIL and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was Thursday and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me. 44 "They also will answer, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' 45 He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you do not do for one is the least of these, you did not do for me.' 46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
Mark 1:12-13 At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, 13and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by SATAN. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Mark 1:32-34 32And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with DEVILS. Mark 1:39 39And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out DEVILS. 40And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 41And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. 42And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. 3And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; 44And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Mark 3:15 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out DEVILS.
Mark 3:22-26 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath BEELZEBUB, and by the prince of the DEVILS casteth he out DEVILS. 23And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can SATAN cast out SATAN? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if SATAN opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
Mark 4:15 The farmer sows the word. 15Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, SATAN comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Mark 5:12-16 And all the DEVILS besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. 14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the DEVIL, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the DEVIL, and also concerning the swine.
Mark 5-15-20 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of DEMONS, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the DEMON-POSSESSED man - and told about the pigs as well.
Legion Of Demons
17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been DEMON-POSSESSED begged you go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. 20 So the man went away and began to tell them in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
Mark 6:12-13 12And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13And they cast out many DEVILS, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Mark 7:25-30 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an EVIL SPIRIT came and fell at his feet. 26The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the DEMON out of her daughter. 27"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." 28"Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." 29Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the DEMON has left your daughter." 30She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the DEMON gone.
Mark 8:33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, SATAN!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Mark 9:38 38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out DEVILS in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. 39But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak EVIL of me.
Mark 16:9 9Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven DEVILS.
Mark 16:17 . 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out DEVILS; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Luke 4:1-13 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the DEVIL. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3The DEVIL said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread." 4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone." 5The DEVIL led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7So if you worship me, it will all be yours." 8Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." 9The DEVIL led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here. 10For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." 12Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test." 13When the DEVIL had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Luke 4:33-36 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a DEMON, an EVIL SPIRIT. He cried out at the top of his voice, 34"Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!" 35"Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the DEMON threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. 36All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to EVIL SPIRITS and they come out!" 37And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
Luke 4:41 41And DEVILS also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
Luke 7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a DEMON.' 34The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners."
Luke 8:2 2And certain women, which had been healed of EVIL spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven DEVILS.
Luke 8:12-15 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the DEVIL comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
Luke 8:27-50 27And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had DEVILS long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the DEVIL into the wilderness.) 30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many DEVILS were entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not command then to go into the deep. 32 And there was there a herd of swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would surer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 33 Then went the DEVILS out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. 34 When they that fed them that saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the DEVILS departed, siting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed by the DEVILS was healed. 37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gardarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. 38 Now the man out of whom the DEVILS were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying. 39 Return to they own house and shrew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him. 40 And I besought my disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 41 And Jesus answering said. O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the DEVIL threw him down and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
Luke 8:29 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a DEMON-POSSESSED man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torture me!" 29For Jesus had commanded the EVIL SPIRIT to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the DEMONS into solitary places. 30Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many DEMONS had gone into him. 31And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. 32A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The DEMONS begged Jesus to let them go into them, and he gave them permission.
Demons Begging Jesus
33When the DEMONS came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened. they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the DEMONS had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told, told the people how the DEMON-POSSESSED man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of the region of Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left. 38 The man from whom the DEMONS had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying. 39 "Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus haddone for him.
Luke 9:43 The Healing of a boy with an EVIL Spirit 37The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 38A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39An EVIL SPIRIT seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him. 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not." 41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." 42 Even while the boy was coming, the DEMON threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the EVIL spirit and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were amazed at all the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men." 45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
Luke 9:49 49And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out DEVILS in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Luke 10:16-20 16He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. 17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the DEVILS are subject unto us through thy name. 18And he said unto them, I beheld SATAN as lightning fall from Heaven. 19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in Heaven.
Names Are Written In Heaven?
Luke 11:15-20 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If ye then, being EVIL, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 14And he was casting out a DEVIL, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the DEVIL was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 15But some of them said, He casteth out DEVILS through BEELZEBUB the chief of the DEVILS. 16And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from Heaven. 17 But he,
knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided falleth. 18 If SATAN also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that i cast out DEVILS through BEELZEBUB. 19 And if by BEELZEBUB cast out DEVILS, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out DEVILS, no doube the kingdom of god is come upon you. Luke 10:18 He replied, "I saw SATAN fall like lightning from Heaven. 19I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in Heaven."
Luke 11:14-26 Jesus and BEELZEBUB 14Jesus was driving out a DEMON that was mute. When the DEMON left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. 15But some of them said, "By BEELZEBUB, the prince of DEMONS, he is driving out DEMONS." 16Others tested him by asking for a sign from Heaven. 17Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. 18If SATAN is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out DEMONS by BEELZEBUB. 19Now if I drive out DEMONS by BEELZEBUB, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 20But if I drive out DEMONS by the finger of God, then the Kingdom of God has come to you. 21"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. 22But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils. 23"He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters. 24"When an EVIL SPIRIT comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' 25When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of the man is worse than the first."
Demon Being Driven Out By Christ?
Luke 13:16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom SATAN has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?" 17When He said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things He was doing.
Luke 13:28-32 28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last. 31The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. 32And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out DEVILS, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Luke 22:3-6 Then SATAN entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 5They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
Judas Went To The Chief Priests For Money?
Luke 22:31 "Simon, Simon, SATAN has asked to sift you as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
John 6:70 Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a DEVIL!"
Note: He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.
John 7:20-21 "You are DEMON-POSSESSED," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?" 21Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.
John 8:44-58 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent Me. 43Why is My language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44You belong to your father, the DEVIL, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 "He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." The claims of Jesus about Himself 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and DEMON-POSSESSED?" 49 I am not possessed by a Demon, said Jesus, but I honor my father and you dishonor me. 50 I am not seeking glory for Myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 "I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death." 52 At this the jews exclaimed. "Now we know that you are DEMON-POSSESSED. Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are? 54 Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself, My glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies Me. 55 Though you do not know him, I know him. I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad. 57 You are not yet 50 years old," the Jews told him, and you have seen Abraham? 58 " I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "Before Abraham was born, I am!" 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
John 10:20-21 At these words the Jews were again divided. 20Many of them said, "He is DEMON-POSSESSED and raving mad. Why listen to Him?" 21But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a DEMON. Can a DEMON open the eyes of the blind?"
John 13:2 The evening meal was being served, and the DEVIL had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God.
John 13:27 As soon as Judas took the bread, SATAN entered into him. "What you are about to do, do quickly," Jesus told him, 28but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him.
Acts 5:3 Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that SATAN has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God." 5When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. Note: No SATAN / DEMON / DEVIL were mentioned. Because Ananias and his wife did not give all their money, both were murdered by Peter or by God.
Acts 10:37 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached - 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the DEVIL, because God was with him.
God Anointed Jesus With The Holy Spirit & Power?
Acts 13:8-11 But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. 9Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10"You are a child of the DEVIL and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? 11Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun."
Acts 26:18 I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of SATAN to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush SATAN under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Ephesians 4:27 "In your anger do not sin"[: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the DEVIL a foothold. 28He who has been stealing...
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the DEVIL's schemes.
12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of EVIL in the Heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of EVIL comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the EVL one.
1Timothy 3:6-7 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the DEVIL. 7He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the DEVIL'S trap.
The DEVIL'S Trap
2 Timothy 2:26 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the DEVIL, who has taken them captive to do his will.
Hebrews 2:14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the DEVIL— 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the DEVIL, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the DEVIL prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1 John 3:7-15 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8He who does what is sinful is of the DEVIL, because the DEVIL has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the DEVIL'S work. 9No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the DEVIL are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. Love one another 11This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the EVIL one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were EVIL and his brother's were righteous. 13Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in Him.
Jude 1:9-11 In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings. 9But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the DEVIL about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" 10Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals—these are the very things that destroy them. 11Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error; they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion.
1 Corinthians 5:4-5 4When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5hand this man over to SATAN, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Paul wrote: Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that SATAN will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
1 Corinthians 10:18-26 18Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to DEVILS, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with DEVILS. 21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of DEVILS: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of DEVILS. 22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 24Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 25Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 26For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.
2 Corinthians 2:11 I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that SATAN might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for SATAN himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of SATAN, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in results, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, I am strong.
1 Timothy 4:1 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of DEVILS; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
James 2:19-21 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the DEVILS also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
1 Thessalonians 2:18 For we wanted to come to you - certainly I, Paul, did, again and again - but SATAN stopped us. 19For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
2 Thessalonians 2:10 10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that SATAN might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Revelation 2:9-11 I know your afflictions and your poverty - yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of SATAN. 10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the DEVIL will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Revelation 2:13 I know where you live—where SATAN has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where SATAN lives.
Revelation 2:24-27 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned SATAN's so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): 25Only hold on to what you have until I come. 26To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27'He will rule them with an iron scepter; Revelation 3:9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of SATAN, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars - I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
Revelation 9:20-21 20And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship DEVILS, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 12:3-17 3Then another sign appeared in Heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. 7 And there was war in Heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the gragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in Heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the DEVIL, or SATAN, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to Earth, his angels with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in Heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power of the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 12 Therefore rejoice, you Heavens and you will dwell in them! But woe to earth an the sea, because the DEVIL has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that time is short." 13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to Earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and allowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring - those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Obey Only God's 613 Commandments?
Revelation 16:14 14For they are the spirits of DEVILS, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Revelation 19:2 2For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia and her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the 4 beasts fell down ans worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
Revelation 20:2-15 He seized THE DRAGON, that ANCIENT SERPENT, who is the DEVIL, or SATAN, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. 4I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. 7When the thousand years are over, SATAN will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from Heaven and devoured them. 10 And the DEVIL, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulpher where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. The dead are judged. 11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they ahd done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and HADES gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and HADES were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 If anyone's name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Behold - Bible contradictions:
Revelation 20:10 And the DEVIL, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulpher where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
This C&Vs claims that Satan (The Devil) and probably you will be tormented for ever.
Ezekiel 28:18Revelation 20:10 with: Therefore I (God) will bring forth a fire from the midst of you (Satan), the fire will devour you and I (God) will bring your (Satan's) ashes upon the Earth.
This C&V claims that Satan will perish / turn into ashes from within and those ashes will be upon the Earth.
Believers who threaten "Eternal-Torment" aren't much interested in Ezekiel's version because they can't threaten you like they can with Revelation.
Psalm 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Thrown Into The Lake Of Fire?
Concept Of Satan:
Contributing source: “The God Virus” page 59 by Dr. Darrel W. Ray
Paraphrased: When the Babylonians captured Jerusalem around 586 BC, they took the Jews back to Babylon (Iraq). During their decades of captivity, the Jews were introduced to and indoctrinated with Zoroastrianism, which then changed Judaism to the religious concept of God and Satan / Good and Evil. Prior to that time in the ancient Jewish dogma, God did it all. As with much of Judaism, the insane religion "borrowed", adopted and plagiarized the concept of good and evil which evolved into today’s Judeo-Christian-Islamic concepts of God versus Satan. Note: The first Jewish writings, concerning the battle between God and Satan / Good and Evil, were documented about 200 BC. Of course, the Book of Job is claimed to be ancient and includes the most profound story between God and Satan. Oh, what to believe - as the Bible constantly proves to be controversial and topically inconsistent. The early writings of the Jewish God claimed that He was a God of love and vengeance. God would punish you if you were sinful and you did not worship God properly. The Biblical God was considered to be the cause of all the evil in the world. People evolved not to like worshipping this one God who brought evil, death, misery and trouble into their lives. Like the good God idea that they invented and dogmatized, to resolve their emotional conflict, the religion later got the idea to invent or adopt an evil Satan as their good God's soul-stealing adversary. It was a logical, rational attempt to take the heat off their now re-ordained "perfect" God. Satan was first described to love God and to be in the service of God. Satan later dared to disobey God. The "all-knowing" God did not destroy Satan. For God's pleasure, God kept Satan around for a Chess-like competition with human lives and souls at stake. The US Government has adopted that God model as evident when it orders its soldiers and citizens to kill or die to protect its interests and to fulfill its self-serving agendas. Throughout their insane, evil competition, as first documented in JOB 2, God maintained authority and control over Satan. God has remained in charge and responsible for any destruction and evil that Satan may have carried out on mankind. The true evil, behind the scenes, is God Himself.
When God Is Very Angry?
Isaiah 45:7 I, the Lord, make peace and create evil. Micah: 2:3 God said: I am planning against this race an evil…
Malachi 2:2-3 The Biblical God said: I will send a curse upon you. I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already. Behold, I will corrupt your seed and spread dung (shit) upon your faces...
Hosea 13:16 Samaria has rebelled against God. They shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed to pieces, their expectant mothers shall be ripped open.
Lamentations 3:38 Is it not from the most high that good and evil come?
Amos 3:6 Shall there be evil in a city; the Lord hath not done it?
The Bible documents C&V that God creates evil and imperfection. You do believe what is documented C&V in the Bible, don't you? God's cheerleaders / Biblically ignorant believers insist that "evil" Satan spoils "good" God's "perfect" world. Insecure / frightened people wanted hero-models to save them. The Judeo-Christian religions created / invented a fictitious "good" God and later a fictitious "evil" Satan to become slaves to. Believers tend to run their "emotional" (do want - don't want) lives in the same manner. Believers impose themselves on others to support and assist them concerning their do wants and don't wants. To be a believer in this God-Satan insanity, you have to be in agreement with what you believe. I personally do not believe in nor am I in agreement with the Biblical God character - fictitious or not. Jerusalem is claimed to be God's holy home on Earth. It is where Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac.
It is where Jesus was crucified and later floated up in the air to Heaven.
Do Christians really believe that?
It is where Mohammad ascended up to Heaven on his horse.
Do Christians believe that?
According to Ezekiel and Revelation, human-soul eternal-afterlife Heaven will be located on planet Earth in Jerusalem. If Satan is truly an enemy of God and can hurt God, then God is not truly all-powerful nor in control - is He? If you and I truly have "free-will" and we can disobey God and hurt God's feelings, God is not in control. If God is the same from the Alpha to the Omega and does not change - then God, Himself, proves to have no free-will. Some believers claim that Satan tries to destroy God's relationship with mankind. I rationally view that God's heinous and murderous Biblical C&V deeds against mankind understandably destroys the relationship. With all the murdering the Biblical God did and ordered others to do in The Old Testament, how can anyone define God as "righteous"?
Do Christian Murderers Pray To Jesus?
Murderers on death row, had their own self-serving agendas and reasons for being there. Like God, they insanely felt entitled to take the life of another to fulfill their personal agenda. A virus seeks weakness and vulnerabilities in a host in order to infect it. The only reason a normally rational individual cannot judge the Biblical God is because he or she is infected with "The God Virus". The question is the highest form of thought. You can not think and question what you believe - for if you do question what you believe - you prove not to believe it. It's a paradox that produces an awesome dumb-down effect. For the most part, one cannot cure a virus. One can only hope to outlive it's sickening and life-stealing effects.
Fortunately, not all of us are susceptible to all viruses. Most of us, who were infected and somehow outlived or overcame "The God Virus", become immune and rarely get totally infected again. Reinforced, irrational fear is what keeps "The God Virus" alive, infectious and contagious among the Biblically ignorant, fear-based gullible. Many just use the dogmatic "god-game" to genetically fulfill their predator / animal desires to damage or control the lives of others.
Ernest Hemingway: "All thinking men are Atheists."
Authoritative religionists claim that Satan is at war and in a constant battle with God. Battles produce death and either God can not or God will not kill Satan. Millions of souls would be saved if God killed Satan - but God does not. God is not beyond killing so what does that mean? That means that God wants Satan alive. That means, as the Bible says, it is all for God's pleasure.
Revelation 4:11 God created mankind for His Own pleasure then God destroyed (murdered) men, women and their babies when He wasn’t pleased.
God wants Satan battling with God for the souls of mankind. This just, fair and loving God has no problem sending our souls into Eternal Torment if we do not live up to God's demands concerning God's and Satan's insane contest. Satan successfully tempted Adam and Eve in The Garden Of Eden to eat the forbidden fruit. For their disobedience, God punished Adam and Eve and then all humans beings who were born since for their sin. Believers claim that The Garden Of Eden is where Satan (the snake) started unleashing his evil and destructive powers on mankind. Satan is not mentioned, by name, until I Chronicles 21:1 - which is the 13th book of the Bible. There, Satan is credited with doing the same deed as God did in II Samuel 24:1.
Are Satan and God but heads and tails of the same coin? God condemns us with sin when we are successfully tempted by Satan to do something - yet the Biblical God, Himself, - was successfully moved / enticed / tempted by Satan in Job 2:3. Why would an all-knowing, fair, just and loving God send us into Eternal Torment for being tempted by Satan if God, Himself, is documented by Bible C&V to have been successfully tempted / enticed / moved by Satan? Satan's form and appearance comes from many religions that the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions stole (borrowed) and adopted.
Did Satan Tempt God?
Satan's pitch-fork is from the sea-god, Poseidon's, trident. Satan's red color comes from the evil Egyptian god, Set. Satan's horns come from the Greek god, Pan. Satan's horns and the tail come from the Canaanite god, Habayu. Isn't this evidence that religions and cultures just make it up as they go? If so - is not this evidence a form of "evolution"? Did God, Himself, come to Earth as Jesus Christ? Or, is Jesus Christ "The Son of God"? If Jesus Christ is also God and "The Holy Ghost", did Jesus Christ impregnate His own mother, Mary, to produce Himself?
The Bible claims that "The Holy Ghost" impregnated Mary in Matthew 1:18&20 - does it not? Of course, you would also have to believe in the "Trinity" which claims that God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost are all one and the same. Did Satan enter into Judas Iscariot so to have Jesus Christ crucified? If so, how could Judas be judged guilty for Christ's crucifixion? Did Satan defeat God / Jesus Christ by arranging for the Jews and the Romans to crucify Him? Did Satan have Jesus tortured and crucified for not bowing down and worshipping Satan in the desert just like God demands that we bow down and properly worship Him? If we don't properly bow down, worship and praise God, doesn't God judge us and then send us into Eternal Torment? If so, which is worse - Satan's arranging for 12 hours of Jesus' / God's torment, crucifixion and death - or - God's arrangement of billions of souls going into Eternal Torment? Eternity is not a long time - it is eternal / forever. And, the horrible, consistent torment is supposed to be real and beyond anything imaginable. Or, if Jesus Christ was the Old Testament Biblical God, did humanity judge and execute God for all of God's documented murdering of humanity since Adam & Eve?
The History of the Devil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5mYFJ4irxM
Corrections? Comments? Questions?