God, angels, demons
A dear brother recently asked me about
the older and newer angels. Pastors never talk about Lucifer's fall, or demons.
God's Word tells us God made all of the angels perfect, and God tells us why
the devil decided to become evil. God also gave us many details about His home
we call Heaven. So those are the topics of this Bible study. We Christians know
we must stand strong against the devil, even if we don't understand all of it.
But there is great value for our faith to know and understand what started all
of those problems. Please allow me to prove all of these things with Scripture.
Heaven, let's talk about Heaven for a few minutes. I capitalize Heaven
because it's an actual place, as compared to the heavens which are millions of
stars and planets. For many years I wondered what God did for millions of years
before He made earth 6,000 years ago. That answer is hidden in Isaiah 14:13 in
one of the five I will boasts of Lucifer as he started his rebellion; I will also sit
on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.
You can find all of these phrases in the two paragraphs called Ezekiel 28 and
Isaiah 14 a little farther down in this Bible study.
What we call Heaven is the top half of
holy mountain of God It is made of fiery stones. That mountain has
a lower half and a higher half, and the middle is covered in clouds. The clouds
form a social barrier and privacy barrier. The top half of the mountain is
mount of the congregation God has two thrones on the top half.
God's highest throne and large court yard is at the top of the mount of the
congregation. And God has a throne among the mount of the congregation,
among the older angels. But who is that congregation? And why did Lucifer want to sit
up there? It can't be Adam and Eve because they live on the earth. It can't be
the new angels because Lucifer and the new angels live below the cloud
barrier. The congregation
are the older angels. We get to know those older angels in Revelation, during
the 7 year tribulation/great tribulation, when God takes the earth back from
the devil, because the devil tried to steal the earth. Those older angels are
so powerful that they can deliver God's judgments to destroy everything the
devil built, and the devil can't stop them. They will deliver God's judgments
to destroy the devil's last and final government.
God has a loving and beautiful personality; love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. How could anyone
think that God remained alone floating in space for millions of years, by
Himself until He made earth? He did not. God was not alone. God made a congregation
of strong angels living very close to Him near the top of the mount of the
congregation. Their social friendship has continued for millions of
years. That congregation
explains why God didn't need to make a new heavens and earth. God didn't need
billions of new angels & humans. But 6,000 years ago God decided it was
time to make a forever expanding kingdom, with billions more angels and also
humans. The new angels had most of the same quality of fellowship with God.
Lucifer had every good thing a new angel could have, but he decided to become
evil because he/they thought and planned they could get more of everything for
themselves. But Godliness with contentment is great gain that was his best
option, but he rejected everything good and took a third of the new angels with
These two Passages from Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 are similar. Both
Passages start by condemning an evil king. Then God directs His judgments at
the devil, as the god of those evil kings. Those kings are long gone, so I only
quote God's judgments against the devil.
Ezekiel 28:12b-18 Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the seal of perfection,
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl,
onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship
of your pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were the
anointed cherub who protects; I established you; you were on the holy mountain
of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were
perfect in your ways till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading secrets you became filled with
jealous violence within, and you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane
thing, out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you from the midst of the
fiery stones, O protecting cherub. Your heart was lifted up because of your
beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to
the ground, I humiliated you before kings, that they might gaze at you. You
defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity
of your trading secrets therefore I
brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon
the earth. In the sight of all who saw you...
Isaiah 14:12-15 How you are fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
first morning.! How you are cut to the ground, you who weakened the nations.!
For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my
throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds, I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
to the lowest depths of the Pit...
6,000 years ago when God was planning the new earth there was a decision
made; should God make the new angels and humans as robots or free-will persons.
Robots will never think about sinning. Robots can't decide if they love God or
prefer sinning. Neither can they notice
the goodness of God. Robots will only do as they are instructed, but they cannot
be God's friends or real partners. But the free-will option has so many
problems; what if any of the new angels or humans decide to sin. If the angels
sin, God will have to judge and punish them. If the humans sin, God can redeem
them, but He must pay for their sins. If they reject redemption, they must be punished.
A short term punishment can't solve it, the punishment must be forever. If God
ignores any sin, then God becomes guilty as an accomplice, because He created
them. God decided on the free-will plan.
Another alternative is God could have nagged each new angel and person
forever; Saying be careful not to sin, or maybe God could have kept giving
serious warnings like 'I Am watching you.' Maybe that could have worked, maybe
that could have prevented sin. But if it worked, God was going to have to spend
eternity cautioning and nagging everyone to avoid sin. No, God didn't want that
headache forever. Instead, God warned them once, and then let any angels sin if
they wanted, also let humans sin if they wanted. Then God came and dealt with
The new earth was planned to be always growing in numbers and expanding
forever, something new constantly. We see that started in Genesis 1:28-31 After
God made everything; Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it
was very good. Including that God made Adam and Eve, then God
blessed them and saying Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it...
If they never sinned they would have been forever growing in numbers and
expanding. We see that forever expanding kingdom mentioned in Isaiah 9:7 Jesus
is called Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, and There will be no end of the increase of His
government and peace. That eternal plan will be fulfilled later
with the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21-22. Im expecting that the believers
who prove faithful in the Millennium will be promoted to become sinless, and
they will live holy. They will keep having babies, and will be building an ever
expanding kingdom. I believe that means building construction in some form
forever. Sometimes there will be accidents that will need a leaf from one of
the trees of life for healing. Rev.22:2-3 Do you remember the tree of life from
Genesis 3? It has become many trees The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the
nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the
Lamb shall be in it. Did you see that? We will get that great
friendship and fellowship with God like the older angels had for millions of
years, before the earth was formed. The nations outside New Jerusalem will be a
forever expanding population of people, and the nations will bring their praise
offerings into the New Jerusalem, to the King of Kings. And they shall bring the glory and the
honor into it. Rev. 21:24
That New Jerusalem kingdom will only have angels and people that hate
sin. God's Word explains the many steps until that plan is successful. God made
the new earth and new angels to protect the earth. But if any angels wanted to
sin, God let them do it. When Adam and Eve didn't oppose evil with a
strong 'No', God let them fall into sin.
Each of us have seen sin and we hate it. When God offered us an opportunity to
get saved from our sins we received it. Each of us made a life and death
decision to give our lives to Jesus, and live for Jesus. We see what Jesus said
to His disciples after they traveled together and preached the gospel together
for three years; I have called you friends in John 15:15. The holy angels
around us and each of us who are born again into God's kingdom have seen sin.
When we get to Heaven, each of us will oppose sin and evil forever. God
stretched His patience to allow the humans to see sin, feel the pains of sin,
and learn that we absolutely hate evil. Each of us will say 'never again'. We
will be God's partners forever. God will build an ever expanding kingdom and
all of us will make sure there will not be any sin ever again.
But how did sins get started among the angels and humans? Let's look at
Ezekiel 28:12b-18 and Isaiah 14:12-15 .
(A) Of Lucifer, God said you were the seal of protection, full of wisdom and
perfect in beauty God made all of the new angels perfect. And God
gave them great wisdom so they could do a good job of watching over the earth.
They had great fellowship with God. Job 38:7 and they sang praises to God
because of the fascinating greatness of His creation ...the morning stars sang together, and all
of the sons of God shouted for joy. Lucifer used his
workmanship of your pipes to lead the music
(B) Lucifer you were in Eden, the garden of God We know
he was there to protect them from dumb errors, instead he used his position of
authority as an opportunity to tempt
Adam and Eve
precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx,
and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. Lucifer was
a cherub , they are among the highest of the new angels, he was given a
beautiful covering, The beauty of his colors are part of how God indicates his
God given authority to angels on him. We get back to the description of the
cherub classification later.
workmanship of your pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created..
Lucifer was given that musical equipment along with the wisdom and authority to
lead praise and worship to God. We got vocal chords, he got pipes. Worship
music was a part of his assignment. We know the devil still has great musical
talent. Listen to how appealing evil music sounds. The devil can make evil
sound appealing, including fake Christian music with false teaching.
were the anointed cherub who protects. I established you. Lucifer's
assignment was to protect them from dumb errors and God established his
authority, he used that authority to do evil, he violated that authority when
he tempted them to sin.
were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of
fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways... Lucifer and the new
angels were given a dwelling place to stay on the holy mountain of God. It
was on the lower half, below the cloud line. But his dwelling place was still
called a sanctuary
They had God's protection from the fiery stones until they sinned. The holy
angels still enjoy that protection.
iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of
your trading secrets you became filled with jealous violence within, and
you sinned... You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities,
by the iniquity of your trading secrets Lucifer and some of the
greatest new angels planned their rebellion by traded secrets at Lucifer's
place. They couldn't look up and see God from below the clouds, so they thought
God couldn't see them because of the cloud barrier. God is telling the devil
that He saw them trading secrets, God heard all of it. And you defiled
(G continued) I believe they knew holy God is love, joy, peace... and could
not picture God would fight against evil. During their last planning meeting,
Lucifer decided on what he/they thought they could take from God. And he
summarized his plan with five I will boasts. Lucifer didn't get the
opportunity to go up to God and say them to God's Face. But he said those
boasts in his heart and God hears everything, Isaiah said it For you have
said it in your heart I will...
will ascend into Heaven That means he wanted to move his dwelling
up there, above the clouds. That proves that he didn't live in Heaven but
slightly below Heaven.
will exalt my throne above the stars of God. The stars of God
are angels. That particular stars of God are the older angels also called
He didn't know much about them, but he said that he wanted to move his throne
up where God's throne is. Those clouds half way up the mountain of God were a
barrier that he couldn't see past. This I will boast proves that he didn't know much about those older
angels. And he still doesn't know much about those older angels. They would not
ever worship him. The devil is a punk rebel to them. There are about 36 older
angels described in Revelation that are stronger than the devil, and there may
be many more of the older angels who are more powerful than him. The devil will
not meet them until the tribulation when God sends them to destroy the devil's
one world government. You can find them in Revelation 7:1 & 7:3 & 8:2-5
& 10:1 & 14:6-11 & 14:15-18
& 15:1 & 20:1-2.
will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the
north That is God's second throne. That verse indicates that God
has a throne down in the congregation for when He comes and visits
them. Remember the Father came down every evening in the cool of the day to visit
with Adam and Eve Gen 3:8. That in the cool of the day supports my theory that
God has an additional throne among the older angels for fellowship. I believe
it is another indicator of God's closeness to the older angels for millions of
years Im sure we will have a similar
type of closeness with God in New Jerusalem. That phrase the farthest sides of the north
is why many Bible teachers believe that God's throne is straight above the
north pole millions of miles. Im not sure if I agree with that view. Are you
surprised about how much God tells us in the Scriptures? But honest Christians
have to study God's Word to find it. We need to quit relying on the
professional messages on Sunday morning, they are paid entertainers, Church
people pay them for religious messages to help them feel good.
will ascend above the heights of the clouds The devil believed his
rebellion would move him above the clouds, because he hated the humility of
living below those clouds. That indicated that he was lower than the older
will be like the Most High. That is totally impossible. Before he
sinned he was only an angel. Angels do not have the power to create. Only God
has the power to create. Angels can only be in one place at a time, and they
have limited vision. But God does see everything everywhere all at the same
time. That is what Silas explained in Hebrews 4:13. There is an extreme IQ
difference between the All Knowing God and an angel. God holds all of the
molecules together. That statement proves he had a diminished and insulting
view of God and God's work; My Father has been working until now, and I have been
working John 5:17. God's wisdom planned everything that is why it
all works. God's power holds it all together. And some day God will quit
holding the heavens and earth together and the elements will melt with a fervent heat.... it
will be burned up... all these things will be dissolved 2Peter
-Point 5 continued; Evolution scientists are afraid, because they can't
figure what hold everything together. Every time they build a better atom
smasher, they freak out that day or the next day. Scientists tried a theory
that there is lots of dark matter inside each atom that holds those electrons
in place. But each atom smasher proves there is no dark matter inside, none. So
each experiment proves that there is nothing holding every atom and molecule together, or only God is holding
everything together. Those are frightful thoughts for rebels. There is nothing
inside an atom or molecule that keeps those electrons in their tight orbit.
That is also confirmed in Scripture. Silas talks about it in Hebrews 1:3 Jesus
things by the Word of His power. and 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were
framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were made of
things not visible. Look at 2 Peter 3:10 ...the heavens will pass away with a great
noise, and the elements will melt with a fervent heat; both the earth and the
works that are in it... since all these things will be dissolved, what manner
of persons we ought to be in holy conduct and godliness... the heavens will be
dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat. God holds
everything together, and some day God will quit holding it together. So it was
extremely stupid for the devil to say he will become like the Most High God.
Furthermore, when God punishes him forever in the Lake of Fire, the devil
cannot dissolve himself to stop the pain forever.
became filled with violence within, and you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a
profane thing, out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you from the midst
of the fiery stones It sounds like the devil and his strong demons
planned to kill God. Jesus said he was a murder from the beginning. That was
stupid because holy God can't die. The only thing that died with Jesus is His
human body, and that body couldn't rot because His new human body was still
holy, because Jesus never sinned. How did God cast them out? Right after they
had their final secret meeting in their sanctuary and Lucifer said those five I
wills in his heart, then God brought fire from the fiery stones in his
sanctuary to chase them out. As they were flying away fast, then God brought fire
from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth.
Jesus said in Luke 10:18 I saw satan fall like lightning from Heaven.
Silas said in Hebrews 1:7 God makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of
fire. There is some type of spiritual fire in all angels and
demons. When devil worshipers paint pictures of the devil, he looks scorched.
protecting cherub, your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you
corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor Lucifer's God
given beauty proved his God given authority. They used that authority as their
platform of their rebellion. They thought they could use what God gave him in
authority, to win a war against God. And they corrupted the wisdom God gave
them. They used that wisdom to plan their rebellion.
(J) Right after the devil fell and his angel friends fell into sin and
the devil decided those five I will boasts, then God made the pit of fire. It
was after the devil and his angels rebelled, but before the humans sinned. And
shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit...
Jesus described it in Matt. 25:41 ... into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and
When God made Adam and Eve He gave them a spiritual test for obedience
or failure. That test came with God's command do not eat of the fruit of the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We know God gave the angels an equal
spiritual test, but we are not told what their test was. But we are told the
consequences part of their test because several demons argued with Jesus; What have we to
do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come to destroy us before the
time? Matt. 8:29. See also Luke 4:34 and Mark 5:10. All the demons
were told about a time coming for their judgment. They know there is a judgment
coming in the future, and they didn't understand why Jesus was locking up some
of the two lowest ranking demons before the time.
Lucifer and the new angels could have passed their spiritual test. God
made everything perfect; indeed it was very good Genesis 1:31. That
proves God didn't build anything ready to fall. God made every
thing ready to last forever. God
would never push them to do evil. Instead God gave them a warning not to sin,
just like God did for Adam. God did not push them to sin. James 1:13-14 says Let no one say
when he is tempted, 'I am tempted by God.' for God cannot be tempted by evil,
nor does He tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his
own desires and enticed. Then when want is conceived it brings forth sin ...
But if any of the new angels wanted to sin, God would not stop them. After
Lucifer fell and tricked several billion angels to join his rebellion, then he
got the humans to sin. We humans had very little ability to resist that strong
of an evil influence and avoid falling into sin.
Im sure that Lucifer wanted to get rid of the fear of the Lord, get it
off of him. In his temptation to Eve the devil hints at what he thought his
falling away did for him in Gen. 3:5 God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be
opened, and you will be like God knowing good and evil. When
sinners totally reject God, they feel so much better about their rebellion,
because they lost the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is one of the most
valuable thing you will ever have. Im sure Lucifer felt the same freedom
similar to human rebels who reject God. They feel relief after rejecting and
getting rid of the fear of the Lord for a while, but a more frightful comes on
them later and they get meaner, and even dangerous. When Lucifer sinned, God
took holy truth from him, because he corrupted the use of God's wisdom. That
was OK to him because the devil decided he likes evil much more than God's holy
truth. Jesus taught about the devil's lies in John 8:44 He was a murderer from the beginning, and
does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a
lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
But shortly after the devil's fall and many of the new angels fell with him,
then God made the
everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Matt.
25:41. Then God added more fear onto the devil, because he was facing a
guaranteed judgment with eternal punishment. Even the demons believe and tremble
God didn't make the knowledge of evil, that knowledge is self existing.
God didn't make the knowledge of righteousness or the knowledge of evil. The
knowledge of righteousness is self existing. But holy God personifies
righteousness, that is who He is from eternity part to eternity future; He cannot deny
Himself 2 Tim 2:13. God did capture some of the knowledge of good
and evil and inserted that spiritual knowledge into a tree that was forbidden,
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Holy Spirit is still prompting
me to explain that tree. When humans entered the realm of sinners, we would
have been even more ignorant and stupid without the additional knowledge of
good and evil. God wanted all humans to
have the ability to understand the pains and troubles we bring upon ourselves
when we sin. That helps all humans learn from evil and its pains. But evil had
never happened, evil was never acted out until the devil decided to become
evil. The knowledge existed, but evil didn't exist until the devil decided to
At the end of earth's time, the sinners and rebels who reject Jesus'
mercy, will be judged by God, God will judge all rebels according to those
eternal truths. But when the rebels find out about eternal truths those rebels
will try to judge God at their judgment.
Romans 3:4 describes that scene That God may be justified in His judgments, and may
overcome when You are judged. But God will be proven righteous, and
the only danger they will find against God when they try to judge God; is God
put Himself out on the edge, to let humans try sin and evil so we can learn to
hate evil. But God will overcome when He is judged back by those
rebels, and we saints will love God even more, because we will realize even
more of what God did for us. Forever we will be God's partners that hate evil.
No saints will ever wish for evil again.
Lucifer thought that if he could get humans to sin, they would all
immediately become devil worshipers, and there is nothing holy God could do
about it. Wrong, each human became a self serving egotist for themselves.
Before their fall, Lucifer and those evil angels thought there were many things
they would gain from becoming evil, but nothing went as they planned. It is the
principal of unintended consequences. Im sure that Lucifer could not imagine
holy God humiliating Himself to become One of us to die for us. And how could
holy God add a human body to Himself, that would taint His holiness. We know
the wisdom of God, it was God's wisdom to be born through a young virgin.
We should all ask; Didn't God know what they would do before they did
it? Do you ever start making something in the shop or kitchen without planning
it first. If dumb humans know they need to plan it out, then of course,
Brilliant Holy God knew how to plan it all out before He made the new angels,
earth and humans. Yes, God foreknew everything, Romans 8:29 For whom God
foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
So God preplanned the good works He had for the elect to do in their lives, but
we all miss and fail some of it. And God planned what He would allow the rebels
to do in their lifetime. God will reward His children for opposing what those
evil rebels do, and God will reward us for obeying His leadership. Also Romans
if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with
much long suffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He
might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had
prepare beforehand for glory.... So God had to let it happen, that
is part of the package called 'free-will'. When God decided to give free-will,
that also includes the problems that go with it. And God will use all of those
things to amplify the beauty of His righteousness and love.
The highest ranking among the new angels was the cherub class. Lucifer
was in the class of cherubs, and he was
the only cherub to fall away to sin. We see cherubs mentioned in a few places.
When God delivered David from Saul, David wrote his praise to God and mentioned
angels in 2 Sam. 22:11and Psalm 18:10 God rode upon a cherub, and flew, and He was seen upon
the wings of the wind. We get more details from Ezekiel. He saw
both cherubs and cherubim working together in Ezekiel 10:8-17 to provide God's
transportation to earth, and back to Heaven. The cherubim appeared to have the form of a
man's hand under their wings... there were 4 wheels by the cherubim, one wheel
by one cherub and another wheel by each other cherub; the wheels appeared to
have the color of a beryl stone. .. all 4 looked alike
a wheel in the middle
of a wheel... they did not turn when they went, but followed in the direction
the head was facing... And their whole body, with their back, their hands,
their wings, and the four wheels, were full of eyes all around, the wheels were
called 'Wheel' in my hearing. Each one had four faces: the first face was the
face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, the third face of a
lion, and the fourth face of an eagle... When the cherubim went up, the wheels
went beside them, and when the cherubim lifted their wings to rise up from the
earth, the same wheels also did not turn from beside them... for the spirit of
the living creature was in them... that description sounds similar
to what John saw at God's throne in Rev.4:7-8. Maybe King David saw the same
combination of cherub and cherubim, but he didn't get a close enough view to
give that much description like what Ezekiel saw.
The Bible gives us a few more notes about God's throne and the large
the farthest sides of the north. Because Revelation 4 teaches us
there is a large court area around God's throne with a sea of glass, like crystal.
And there is a
rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. The Father is sitting on that throne, He
a jasper and sardius stone. Sardius is a red colored stone, and
jasper comes in several colors including clear like diamond. Wow that must be
awesome to see. Around God's throne are 24 thrones with 24 elders with gold
crowns on their heads. That would include the 12 apostles, and 12 more great
heroes like Paul, Abraham, Moses, Enoch, Elijah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah,
and/or others like them.) From God's throne proceeds lightnings, thunderings,
and voices. Jesus has His throne there too. God gave that piece to Paul in 2
Corinthians 5:10 Jesus' throne is called the judgment seat of Christ, that each
believer may receive rewards for the things done in the body on earth. 2 Cor.
5:10. that is where we get our rewards.
Bible prophecies are the highest prize God gave to His apostles and
prophets. God gave prophecies to the most honorable, which are also the best of
the best. And if God gave the knowledge to one apostle or prophet, God probably
did not repeat that prophecy to another. God gave the info about Jesus' throne
to Paul, and God didn't repeat it to John in Revelation 4. Back to Revelation 4:5; there are seven
torches at the Father's throne, which represent the Holy Spirit. We know the
Holy Spirit is so extremely large that those torches are just a small
representative of the Holy Spirit.
More info about that sea of glass, like crystal in Rev 15:2 John saw something
like a sea of glass mingled with fire and the saints also have
God's protection from the fire. We get one more note from Rev. 14:2, The
father's voice is like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud
thunder. Revelation 15:2 and 14:2 describe two great celebrations
with music from harps, and they are protected from that holy fire. These
Heaven notes help us understand Silas' comment in Hebrews 12:29 For our God is
a consuming fire. God's throne room is the most fascinating place
anywhere. You want to be alive and actively living for God here, because you
will want to be as close as possible to that throne room, so you can watch all
of the exciting things happening constantly.
The apostle Paul tells us there are multiple ranks among the demons in
Romans 8:38 demons, principalities and powers. Also in Colossians 2:15. When
Lucifer had secret meetings where they traded secrets, only the highest ranking
angels were allowed to conspire against God, and they probably whispered so
they wouldn't get caught. But when those high ranking commanders turned evil,
they took the lower angels under their control with them. But those lower
angels were not leaders, they were followers. They didn't make a deliberate
decision to become evil. Many were forced into the rebellion because they
didn't know how to fight their way out of the trap. Jesus knows that. That is
why Jesus was sending demons out of the country, that is why Jesus locked up
billions of demons. They are the same demons who got sent into the pit as Jesus
wanted, and some demons who begged that they wouldn't have to go out of the
country, because they couldn't believe that Jesus would do anything good for
them. They missed out on some type of secret rescue.
We see those demons who got locked into the pit in Revelation 9:1-11.
They will demon possess locusts that torment human rebels for five months, and
many of those human rebels will get saved because of their extreme pains when
humans are not allowed to die. Those people will have five months to do nothing
but think about their pain and rebellion, and they know they will have a very
bad ending forever. Amazingly many of them will get saved. They are the worst
of the worst humans, but many of them will get saved under extreme
circumstances. In that process there is a second spiritual test for those
demons. They will possess locusts, they will feel a natural urge to eat green
things, but God commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or
any tree. God also commanded they were not given authority to kill them but to torment
them for five months God doesn't tell us what He will do for those
demons who obey God's commands, but we can guess they will get a lesser
punishment. Also the next meaner demons will get some type of second chance
too, as mentioned in Rev. 9:13-19. they will possess horses that kill humans,
that will be their God given assignment. They will obey God's commands to kill
people. I believe they will get some type of lesser punishment, because they
obeyed God's command to them. I know that Im probably the only Bible teacher
who says anything about this subject, but what Im saying has many verses to
make the point, more verses than I quote here, and it's defensible.
The devil wants to do more evil to the Christians right now, but he
can't. Every time he boasted or sinned, he brought more trouble on himself. All
of the things the devil has said have brought judgments against himself like
James 3:6 warns about. Those sins prevent many evil things the devil wants to
The devil sold his soul to be worshiped by humans as their god. And he
will get parts of what he sold his soul for. The last 7 years are called the
tribulation/great tribulation. At the end of human governments the devil will
be the god of his one world government for 7 years. But the devil is an angel,
he can only be in one place at a time. The devil will need a massive amount of
spy equipment, the devil is the spiritual force behind so many spy cameras and
microphones in your home, especially your phone, and in the stores, and on the
tables in restaurants, and along the highways. Most of the things in your home
that use any electricity, also spy on you and report their recordings to your
smart meter and smart phone. Those things are digitally registered to your
identity, and the files on you.
At the middle of the 7 years the devil will enter God's tribulation
temple, and enter the holy of holies, and sets himself up as god in the
tribulation temple, then the devil will have destroyed and lost the last parts
of everything God assigned to him at creation. Then Michael and his angels will
fight against the
dragon and his angels That teaches us that Michael and the devil
are about equally matched in strength, but the devil will lose that war, and
everything his rebellion tried to achieve through evil will be lost and failed.
Nothing went the way the devil planned it with his evil angel friends.
They were the first think-tank. There are many evil think-tanks these days,
they work with the greatest money criminals in the world, and their military.
At the end of human governments, during the 7 years tribulation/great
tribulation the devil will not role play himself because the world will not
follow him. The devil will use an evil human called the anti-Christ to rule the
world; he will pretend he is like Jesus, that he is a good messiah, The dragon gave
him his power, his throne, and great authority. Rev. 13:2
because he can't do it himself. The Catholic Church will kill him right about
the middle of the 7 years, probably in an argument over what to do next. The
anti-Christ will be restored back to life. The devil will use that to promote
the anti-Christ as another Jesus and require all the world to worship that
devil possessed anti-Christ. Everything the devil sold his soul for will be
lost after a short try. Everything their evil think tank planned will fail. But
they will get the eternal torment they earned.
made us kings and priests to His God and Father.. forever in
Revelation 1:5-6. And Jesus made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign
on the earth forever in Revelation 5:10. Keep serving the Lord and
be of good cheer, the best days of your life are in Heaven, not here. Serve God
as much as you can. When you get to the other side and when you see all the
things God had for you, but you missed them. Then you will wish you had been
more diligent for God. And you will wish you had rejected more of the glittery
trinkets of this life.
We hope to write a part 2 of this Bible study. That would be to get a
closer look at prayer in spiritual warfare. Another Bible study you might like
is the Revelation Bible study. God allowed us to assemble many verses to get
the big picture. God allowed us to show who killed the anti-Christ and when.
Another Bible study you might like is our study on who wrote Hebrews. You would
be surprised how many verses point to Silas, one of Paul's companions. And
Peters last missionary journey to Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
Some false teachers see the verses showing that we will worship God
forever, then they accuse God of being an egotist. They don't understand the
great fellowship described in 1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard, we declare to you,
that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the
Father and with His Son Jesus Christ."
There is an evil group of high level religious leaders in this country,
we call the spiritual mafia. They secretly control the political system, and
the money systems. They try to accuse God of forcing the devil into sin. And
they believe in Hitler's religion. They keep trying to plan mass murder of
Christians in America. This Bible study showed you from many verses that God
didn't force the devil to become evil. There are millions of well meaning
Catholics in the world they have no idea how bad the top leadership is in their
religion, and all of the big brand name churches, all of the big box churches.
There is a Jesuit movement to control America through the president and the
supreme court, with senators and representatives. Oppose anything you see they
do. Please pray for America. This world will come to an end, so live your life