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Satan (Part 02) - Satan's Fall

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III. Satan's fall
1. Satan was/will be cast out three times.
2. The first casting out of Lucifer.
A. Satan was cast out of heaven, the mountain of God, when he rebelled against God (Isa 14:12; Eze 28:16).
i. Prior to His death and resurrection, Jesus spoke of seeing Satan fall from heaven in the past (Luk 10:18).
a. Therefore, this casting of Satan happened before Jesus bound and spoiled Satan at His resurrection.
b. Prior to His incarnation, Jesus as the Word (Joh 1:1-3) beheld Satan being cast out.
ii. Satan still had access into heaven after he was cast out the first time (Job 1:6; Job 2:1).
iii. Satan was able to enter heaven and accuse the children of God (Job 1:9-11; Zec 3:1; Rev 12:10).
B. The first casting out of Lucifer happened sometime after the sixth day of creation.
i. Lucifer was in the garden of Eden before he sinned (Eze 28:13).
ii. The garden of Eden was created on the 6th day of creation (Gen 2:8).
iii. When God finished the creation on the sixth day, He said that it was very good (Gen 1:31).
iv. Therefore, Lucifer sinned and fell from heaven sometime after the sixth day.
C. Sometime after the sixth day of creation, Lucifer decided that he wanted to be like God (Isa 14:13-14).
i. Lucifer took one third of the angels with him in his rebellion (Rev 12:3-4).
a. The "third part of the stars of heaven" are a third of the angels (Rev 12:4 c/w Rev 12:9 c/w Job 38:7 c/w Rev 1:20 c/w 2Pe 2:4 c/w Jud 1:6, 13).
b. The "tail" that he drew them with was his lies (Rev 12:4 c/w Joh 8:44 c/w Isa 9:15).
ii. The sin of Lucifer, the mutiny, and the ensuing war in heaven when God cast out Satan and his angels happened prior to Satan tempting Eve in the garden of Eden, but after the sixth day when God said everything He created was very good.
iii. God rested on the seventh day (Gen 2:1-3).
iv. Therefore, since God would not have been battling with Lucifer on His day of rest, the rebellion of Lucifer and the angels and the war in heaven happened after the seventh day.
v. Therefore, the tempting of Eve took place after the seventh day since Satan had already fallen by that point, else he would not have been tempting her to sin.
vi. Satan had not even thought of being like God or rebelling against Him prior to the seventh day because to even think of sinning is sin (Pro 24:9; Mat 5:28; 1Jo 3:15), and Lucifer was sinless on day six (Gen 1:31).
vii. There was likely a period of time that took place between the seventh day and the tempting of Eve in which Lucifer gathered one third of the angels on his side and tried to exalt himself above God before being thrown out of heaven.
a. I think it is unlikely that the war in heaven and the first casting out of Lucifer happened on the eighth day.
b. I think is unlikely that on the seventh day Lucifer conceived a plan and convinced at least 51 million angels (God's angels number at least 102 million (Rev 5:11) and constitute 2/3 of all the angels that were created before 1/3 rebelled and were cast out) to follow him in the rebellion the next day.
c. How long the time was between the end of the creation week and Lucifer's fall, I don't know.
d. It is possible that that time could have been days, weeks, months, or even years.
3. The second casting of Satan
A. In the second casting of Satan, he was cast into the earth (Isa 14:12; Eze 28:17; Rev 12:9).
B. He no longer has access to heaven to accuse the brethren (Rev 12:10).
C. This casting happened after Christ's resurrection (Joh 12:31).
D. Just prior to His death, Jesus said the time that Satan should be cast out was come (Joh 12:31-32).
E. After Christ ascended to heaven to reign, there was a second war in heaven between Michael and his angels and Satan and his angels (Rev 12:5-7).
F. It is likely that this second war in heaven happened when Christ ascended into heaven to reign on His throne (Rev 12:5; Act 2:30-36; Eph 1:20-23).
G. Satan and his angels were defeated and were barred from heaven and cast into the earth (Rev 12:8-10).
4. The third casting of Satan
A. Satan will be cast down one final time at the end of time into the lake of fire (Rev 20:10).
B. He will be brought down to hell (Isa 14:15; Eze 28:18) which will be in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14). 37