“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” Revelation 12:3-4
We learn about Satan, and how he fell, and that a third part of angels fell along with him. The question now is, what are these fallen Angels doing?
I don’t usually write about the devil, and the reason isn’t fear or that I’m ignorant about him, but I’ve chosen not to glory him from my wall. He is fallen, under my feet and is defeated much in every way. However, some people talk about Satan as if he knows everything and is all powerful like God, he’s not. Satan cannot be everywhere at once like God – He’s a fallen angel. All he does is work with the other fallen angels, devils, demons (evil spirits) who continue to obey his will. But at present, his kingdom is not divided. Jesus asked, “If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand?” Luke 11:18.
These fallen Angels manifest in kind, as; the gods of the Gentiles (1 Corinthians 10:20) the spirits of false prophets, and princes like that of Persia, etc. In many ways their power is greater than man’s, (Deuteronomy 13:1-3, Matthew 24:24, Revelation 13:13-15).
In these fallen Angels we see the work of SATAN, falsehood, lies and hate.
Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
This is how these fallen Angels work; “whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish…”
Satan always is an enemy of God and His people. Sometimes he goes around like a wild animal, 1 Peter 5:8.
When he wants to deceive he appears as an angel of light, 2 Corinthians 11:14. The Wicked One takes away the good seed, Matthew 13:19, and sows the bad, 13:28,38.
His hate for Jesus Christ and his work never changes, but his flaming attacks can be put out by faith, Ephesians 6:16. Even young believers can overcome him and keep themselves so he cannot harm them, 1 John 2:13. So, you don’t have to worry.
Satan acts as an accuser in four ways:
- He accuses man to God.
- He accuses the brethren before God day and night, Revelation 12:10.
- He accuses God before the angels of heaven, Job 1:10.
- He even accuses God to man. He wants us to doubt God’s love. Men blaming God for allowing people to suffer. It is the Devil who puts these thoughts in their minds.
- He accuses us, and one to another.
As tempter Satan tries to make us sin, Matthew 4:3. But the Tempter’s greatest effort always results in failure.
I said above you don’t have to worry much about him; don’t ignore him though, rather reprove him at his appearance, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
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