“‘I [Satan] will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.” Isaiah 14:14-15 NIV
Read: Isaiah 14:12-20
Satan may not physically live in the house next door, but he is closer than you think. Satan and his band of angels are all around us every day. Don’t believe they are going to walk up to you and introduce themselves telling you who they are and they want your soul to rot in hell.
GOD cast Satan from Heaven to roam this earth. It is believed his casting from Heaven was during the period of creation, during the time of Genesis 1-3, before the tempting of Adam and Eve.
Satan is believed to have been the most beautiful of GOD’S angels. His pride and vanity led him to attempt a war in Heaven.
Revelation 12: 7-9 tell us: “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
Notice, the war was fought by Michael and his angels against Satan. The battle was not fought by GOD. Satan was defeated in Heaven and was cast to earth by GOD.
We have good and evil in our daily lives. We do not have an ongoing war between GOD and Satan. Satan is still under the authority of GOD. Do not give Satan too much credit. He is evil, but he is not equal to GOD in any manner.
Today’s prayer: “Eternal GOD, Thank YOU for teaching me right from wrong, good from evil and that YOU are in control. Help me to discern the evils of this world that Satan would have me believe. Amen.”