When satan fell, one third of the angelic hosts joined him in his rebellion. These angels who fell with Satan are now known as demons. Hell was prepared for Satan and his demons. Demons are fallen angels are used interchangeably in the Bible.
While the Bible is silent on the exact timeline of when angels were created by the Lord, what is known for sure is that the Lord created everything good because He is Holy. When Satan, who was once the angel Lucifer, rebelled against God, he fell immediately from heaven (Isaiah 14: Ezekiel 28).
When Satan fell, one third of the angelic joined him in his rebellion (Revelation 12:3-4, 9). These angels who fell with Satan are not known as demons. The first to rebel was Satan, who was promptly thrown out of heaven along with myriads of angels who followed his lead.
The Bible says they “did not stay within their own position of authority but left their power dwelling in contrast to the elect angels” (Jude 6), who were given grace to remain sinless. In comparison to humanity, the angels fell in its representative head (Adam), each apostate angel fell be his own choice.
Was Hell Made For Satan And His Demons?
According to Matthew 25:41, hell was prepared from the devil for his angels (demons). When Jesus, in Matthew 25:41, used the possessive word his, He makes it clear that these angels now belong to Satan (Revelation 12:7-9), vividly depicts an end-time battle with Michael and his angels and Satan and his angels (demons). From these biblical references, we can get a clear picture that demons and fallen angels are used interchangeably in the Bible.
What Does The Bible Teach Us About Satan?
Satan is mentioned more from than all other evil angels combined. 29-times Satan is referred to in the Gospels, and of those 29, Jesus spoke of him 25 times.
Satan is mentioned in:
Satan is “the prince of demons” (Matthew 12:24). Who rules the evil spirits that inhabit the cosmos.
Satan is “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31), authority in the ordered system of all things opposed to the knowledge and plans of God.
Satan is “ the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), which included all the unsaved and all the fallen angels.
Satan is “the god of this world “ (2 Chronicles 4:4), meaning those in the world who reject the Creator and serve Satan.
Scripture refers to Satan 52 Tim’s. He is defined as “Satan” or adversary or opposer. 35-times Scripture refers to Satan as the devil “accuser or slanderer.” Here are some of the mention in the Bible that describe Satan:
- The Evil One (John 17:15)
- A Roaring Lion (1 Peter 5:8)
- Abaddon (destroyer) (Revelation9:11)
- A Great Red Dragon (Revelation12:3)
- That Ancient Serpent (Revelation12:9)
Such descriptions of satan help readers understand the influence he cleverly wields to the end of evil and destruction as he rules as leader of lesser spirits under his control.
Satan and demons have no blood or hearts in them, that’s what makes them so evil and callus and conniving.
Do Christians Need To Fear False Teachers or Demons?
Demons and false teachers are potent enemies of God people, but they never need to be feared. If you learn their devices. Demons and false teachers serve the purposes of God and are restrained by the mighty hand of the Lord. The Lord is never responsible for evil but does use the actions of the enemies of God to accomplish the will of God.
All that to say, when tempted to be fearful or discouraged regarding evil, remind yourself of the sovereign of the Lord over evil. Evil can only enter if we give it permission to. Wherever you are and whatever you have going on, serve the Lord faithfully and resist Satan in the strength and grace of the Lord Jesus.
What is critical to our understanding of this subject is to get the idea that Satan and his demons are not going about unconstrained. The Lord controls all the cosmos but permits Satan to assign demons to activities abs to put people to the test. Demons may tempt, accuse, and deceive or dominate and captivate people who practice sin. They can even inflict disease, ruining bodies, and souls (Luke 9:42). Even so, demons cannot possess a person who is under the Lord’s protection.
The goal of demons is to separate as many people from God forever, taking them to hell. The strategy of Satan and his demonic horde is to influence the mind to get you to reject Jesus and live in sin. Even in the Lord’s churches, demons attempt to draw people away from biblical truth (1 John 4:1).
What Can Satan Do To Christians?
Christians are those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1) and who are held secure by the power of God (Romans 8:31-39). Satan and his demonic horde may do their worst, but God’s people are to stand fast during trials (James 1:2), considering it pure joy to experience trials (James 1:2-4).
Though the world, the flesh, and the devil (1 John 2:6) and the demonic horde stand opposed to God, the church will yet triumph (Matthew 16:13-20) because of Christ alone. So Christians do not need to fear demons or false teachers but preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2).
Every unsaved person is under the demonic hold of Satan and subject to his rule and influence. The child of God is no longer under the sway of the evil one because they have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light – The Lord Jesus (Colossians 1:13). Christians make disciples of the world by called people to faith in the Lord Jesus (Acts 16:31; Romans10:7-21).
The Church will stand forever Because of the finished and sufficient work of Christ who sustained the people of God. And one day, at the end of days, the Lord will throw Satan and his demonic horde into the pit of hell where they will suffer unending, unrelenting conscious punishment (Revelation 20:10).
No it seems as if the enemy of God triumph now, the reverse is true. The kingdom of God advances, the kingdom of this world is thrown down, and Christ is still triumphing. The victory of Christ is sure because of the Lord Jesus
So, if you believe in God and believe His Word (The Bible), you must trust in the finished and sufficient work of Jesus and grow and boldness and confidence in Him by growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:18), by putting off yourself and putting on Christ (Colossians 3:5), 11), through the work of the Holy Spirit.