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Satan’s Fate

 Peter wrote that no scripture can be interpreted privately, meaning that all scriptures on any subject must fit together and support one another and that no single scripture can  stand alone, or contrary to other scriptures.

2 Peter 1:20   Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

All scriptures on a given subject must fit together, and in studying any subject we must put all the scriptures on a subject together.  In that way God protects us from translation faults, and the truth of his Word is revealed. 

This is the process by which we must apply in resolving  the enigma of having several scriptures refer to the end of Satan as death, while Rev 20:10 seems to refer to his end being eternal torment.

Revelation 20:10   And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The wages of sin is DEATH

Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who must pay those wages?

ALL unrepentant sinners! and that includes angels who are unrepentant sinners!

God will pass judgment on Satan and those angels who follow him on a future Day of Atonement.

Can angels die?

Did the very Creator God die for us?  If the Creator God himself could give up his God-ship to die for his creation; then the sinful angels can also be destroyed by God for their wickedness.

Show me where in the scriptures it says that angels cannot die if God should choose to destroy the wicked among them?

Satan’s Fate

Isaiah said it this way:

Isaiah 27:1 “In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.”   [which deceives and leads the nations].

The Sea being a type of the peoples that follow Satan.  Satan deceives and leads the nations and peoples. 

Revelation 20:15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Because Lucifer sought to steal the throne of God the Father in heaven; he is cast down and called the Adversary [Satan].

Satan is to be restrained for one thousand years and soon after that will be cast into death

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

The king of Babylon and the spiritual king of Babylon [Satan] will be brought down to destruction.

14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

The beast and final false prophet shall be thrown alive into the fire of Ghenna; as an example of the final fate of the ultimate spiritual king of spiritual Babylon and rebellion against the will and commandments of God, Satan.

14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. 14:20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Ezekiel said it this way:

Ezekiel’s prophecy of the physical prince as a type of the spiritual king of Tyre; Lucifer/Satan himself

28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him,

The king of Tyre is quickly identified by the description.  In the beginning Lucifer was full of godly wisdom and spiritual beauty as God’s people should be. 

. . . Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Here Lucifer is undeniable identified.

28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth [the throne of God with his wings]; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Lucifer was corrupted by his beauty, wisdom and wealth and his position, into an overwhelming pride; just as the church of God has been corrupted into great pride in their assumed righteousness and imagined spiritual riches. 

28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise [riches]  they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

28:17 Thine heart was lifted up [PRIDE] because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness [you and we became filled with pride because we think of ourselves as having all spiritual knowledge and needing nothing Rev 3:16]: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Like Lucifer today’s church of God is full of iniquities and is blind to their condition because of our pride.  Because we will not listen to the Word of God and exalt ourselves above God and his Word to do as we think best, because of PRIDE:  we are rejected by Jesus Christ and by God the Father!

Revelation 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm [hot for our own ways and cold regarding any zeal for God; equals lukewarm], and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich [spiritually], and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick;

Satan’s end and the end of all the unrepentant proud who have no zeal to learn and to keep the whole Word of God: is eternal death!

. . . therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

 

The Wages of sin

Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who must pay those wages? ALL unrepentant sinners! and that includes angels who are unrepentant sinners!

God has already passed judgment on Satan and those angels who follow him; there judgment is to be cast into utter eternal darkness Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness [oblivion]  for ever.

And what is utter eternal darkness but the oblivion of death?

It is the mere assumption of a man that no spirit can die.

God is eternal and exists as long as he wants to exist, and can voluntarily give up eternal life, if he so chooses. Lesser spirits are subject to the commandments, judgment, authority and power of God!

Angels are NOT God the Father! They are subject to God the Father, and HE can judge the wicked among them, and apply to the wicked spirits the wages of their sins!  Those who do not rebel and sin have life; and those who rebel and sin will reap the wages of that rebellion and sin; just like unrepentant human beings.

To say that the Father cannot destroy the wicked spirits; is to LIMIT the POWER of ALMIGHTY GOD!

Let us consider Revelation 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The key to understanding this; is that the word “torment” in 1611 English the word “torment” is synonymous  with “judged” or “condemned”. 

Tormented and judged meant the same thing in 1611, because the condemned were tormented by torture.  Since that time various translators have maintained this wording because of their Roman Catholic doctrinal bias of an eternal tormenting hell fire.  A better wording of Rev 20:10 is that Satan would be judged and condemned forever and would never again exist day or night forever.

Can a resurrected child of God who has been given eternal life ever die?

Finally, if once given the gift of eternal life; can any human, having been elevated to God spirit status; rebel and sin and then still be condemned to death?

God has taken great pains to prevent that from ever happening and it is not likely to ever happen.

Man has been allowed to taste Satan’s ways to the full and will then be allowed to taste of God’s ways; after which we will make a well informed choice.

It is unthinkable that after tasting BOTH ways to the full, anyone person would choose to rebel and sin against God in future eternity: Yet if that were to ever happen, the wicked rebel would lose his eternal life and be destroyed.

As the possession of the physical promised land is ABSOLUTELY CONDITIONAL on being  and faithfully keeping the whole Word of God:  A place in the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life, is ABSOLUTELY CONDITIONAL on faithful, without compromise OBEDIENCE, to our Husband and our Father in heaven!

The book of Deuteronomy teaches us, that possession of the Promised Land is totally conditional on diligent obedience to ALL of God’s commandments. This is why Judah and Israel shall soon go into another captivity for the many sins and abominations they do in their land.

That lesson is also for us; the Called Out of the New Covenant of the spirit.

Any person who is not diligently, zealously, faithful to all of God’s commandments today; WILL be rejected by Messiah; just as surely as Israel was rejected and thrust out of the land for their rebellion, disobedience and for their Sabbath breaking.

And in God’s eternity; any person who willfully sins and rebels against God, will have his eternal life taken away, and be thrust out of that Promised Land of Eternity, and will reap the wages of sin; which is DEATH!

Our peaceful relationship with God the Father and our Husband: UTTERLY DEPENDS on our faithfulness and zeal for them!  FOREVER! and EVER! and EVER!

I am saying that we all have to be faithful to God forever. When I said that if a person, after being changed to spirit, began to sin deliberately and willfully and rejected God, as Satan has; he would have his eternal life withdrawn; I was not implying that such a thing would happen, only stating that IF this happened, the person would reap the wages of sin.

God will NOT tolerate any willful sin. Now if we make an honest mistake, and repent of that when it is brought to our attention, that is one thing; but God will not tolerate any willful deliberate rebellion against him and his ways.

God is working very hard to demonstrate to every person the ways of Satan and God’s own ways, so that an informed choice can be made. I do sincerely doubt that any person after being changed to spirit would ever turn against God. However: if they did, they would have to face the price for doing so.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

We need to realize that the drying of every tear cannot be accomplished without putting away the cause of our tears, which is Satan and sin itself. Yes, God will dry every tear and will put all sin OUT of his people, and we shall go on into eternity in harmony with the Father, our Husband and their teachings and commandments.

We must root out the attitude that we can compromise with God’s ways and have no tears; for it is disobedience to God and his ways, by ourselves or others, that is the source of our tears.

God will not tolerate willful sin among his people, and is eradicating it from physical persons today; so that it will not exist in eternity. 

Those who say that Jesus is love and will understand and wink at or tolerate our sins:  ARE LIARS and Antichrists! 

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