Satan and his Demons: Real or Myth?
Satan has long been held out to be involved in a battle with God
for the souls of men. He has provoked fear in some, and laughter
in others. What is the truth about Satan and the demons? Does he really exist?
Is he in a battle with God?
Have you ever wondered where the world originally got its
ideas for "religion"? You can see a common thread run
throughout most religions in the world. That of a super being,
called by many different names, and "evil" that is
somehow in a battle with this superbeing. It had to come from
somewhere, and that source is what the Bible describes in
There are many ideas and beliefs about Satan and the demons, so how do we
dig out the truth on this subject? Is it something we should be
able to prove simply and finally in a few moments? If not, why
not? If these beings don't exist, why has the concept
persisted for so long? If they do exist, how do we know, and what
do we base this belief on?
The problem is, these evil beings are right here on this
earth WITH us, and they have no desire for the truth of their
existence to be commonly believed, or acted upon. SOUND CRAZY AND
IMPOSSIBLE? Of course, it is MEANT TO SOUND RIDICULOUS. You see,
these beings DON'T WANT YOU TO REALIZE WHAT IS REALLY GOING
ON OR WHAT THE HUMAN DESTINY CAN BE, BECAUSE THEY ARE JEALOUS AND
ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO ALL THEY CAN TO PREVENT HUMANITY FROM
ACHIEVING THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND.
The subject of Satan and his demons has been the brunt of
many jokes and cartoons over the years, but very little of the
truth is understood about who he was, is now, and what his
destiny is. We will now take a look at his story and why mankind
DOESN'T understand him or his power.
We need to begin at the beginning so we can better understand
what is happening now on this earth.
Ezekiel 28:1-19; In this set of scriptures, the origin of an
angelic being (incorrectly named Lucifer) is described who was perfect in his beginning. This
being freely decided to go his own way, contrary to the truth of
life and happiness.
Isaiah 14:12-14 "How you are fallen from heaven, O
Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] you are cut down to the
ground, which did weaken the nations! :13 For you have said in
your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne
above the stars (angels) of God: I will sit also upon the mount
of the congregation, in the sides of the north: :14 I will ascend
above the heights of the clouds; I will be like (the same as) the
POINT: Satan, whose name was called Heylel actually grew so
mentally unstable that he thought he could take over the power of
the greatest being in the universe. This attempt was easily
stopped, and Satan was cast back down to this earth.
Contrary to popular belief, God IS NOT in some kind of
contest for the souls of mankind. Satan does not have any ability
to FORCE mankind to do anything and is not in a contest with God. The following scriptures show
Satan can only do what God allows, and that includes ALL that
takes place on this earth. As bad as it all is, there is a plan
that you need to understand about WHY God allows the sorrows and
suffering to occur. It is the focal point of man's destiny.
- In Job 1:6-2:10 we can plainly see that God has complete
control over Satan's doings, and Satan CAN'T go beyond
what God himself allows. Specifically, let's look at the
precise scriptures that make this plain.
- Job 1:9-12 "So Satan answered the LORD and said, Does
Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around
him, around his household, and around all that he has on every
side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions
have increased in the land. 11 But now, stretch out Your hand and
touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your
- :12 "And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all
that he has [is] in your power; only do not lay a hand on his
[person.] So Satan went out from the presence of the
- Job 2:4-6 "So Satan answered the LORD and said, Skin for
skin! yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But
stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and
he will surely curse You to Your face!"
- :6 "And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, he [is] in
your hand, but spare his life."
Let's look at a few other scriptures that show us that
Satan doesn't have the power some might think:
Luke 10:18 "And he (Christ) said to them, I beheld Satan
as lightning fall from heaven."
POINT: Satan was cast out of heaven, forced out by
other angels loyal to God.
Revelation 12:3-4 "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. :4 And his tail drew the
third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the
earth. . .
POINT: Over time, Satan's rebellion spread to
1/3rd of the angelic population, and caused them to be cast out
with Satan back to earth from where the rebellion originated.
Ephesians 2:2 "in which you once walked according to the
course of this world, according to the prince of the POWER OF THE
AIR, (How Satan influences mankind - see Spirit in Man) the spirit who now works
in the sons of disobedience."
Ephesians 6:12 "For we do not wrestle against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual
[hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places.]"
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 "[Even him], whose coming is
after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying
wonders, :10 And with all ;deceivableness of unrighteousness
in them that perish; because they received not the love of the
truth, that they might be saved."
Hebrews 2:14 "Forasmuch then as the children are
partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part
of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had
the power of death, that is, the devil;"
John 12:31 "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall
the ruler of this world (Satan) be cast out."
POINT:If God is in a battle with Satan, how is it that
suddenly Satan is cast out and his works brought to nothing? Why
doesn't God do that right now and save us all from the
evils in the world?
John 16:11 ". . .of judgment, because the ruler of this
world is judged."
1 John 3:8 "He who sins is of the devil, for the devil
has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God
was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the
POINT: Satan is the god of this world, and has power
to influence any aspect of man's doings on this earth,
(for a purpose)... influence of who rules on this earth in
government positions, (Subject to God's purpose - Daniel 2:21
& Luke 4:6), to individuals. Yet most people do not believe
he exists, exactly what Satan wants to maintain.
Satan's days are numbered. Realize that God, in many
places in the bible, makes it plain that He has ultimate control over Satan.
Satan's first casting out as described in previous
scriptures, wasn't his last.
Revelation 12:7-10 "And war broke out in heaven (again):
Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and
his angels fought, :8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place
found for them in heaven any longer. :9 So the great dragon was
cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who
deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him."
Revelation 20:2-3 "He laid hold of the dragon, that
serpent of old, who is [the] Devil and Satan, and bound him for a
thousand years; :3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and
shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the
nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after
these things he must be released for a little while."
Revelation 20:7-10 "Now when the thousand years have
expired, Satan will be released from his prison :8 and will go
out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the
earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose
number [is] as the sand of the sea. :9 They went up on the
breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and
the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and
devoured them (the nations/people). :10 The devil, who deceived
them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the
beast and the false prophet [were cast.] And they (Satan and his
demons) will be tormented day and night forever and ever." (An age or period of time)
POINT: Satan ultimately loses, but his involvement in the affairs of
mankind will help to bring mankind to the goal of living forever.
You see, the world is a workshop and God allows all that occurs
because man has to be allowed to go his own way and do his own
thing, thereby reaping what he sows. There has to be an example
of mankind’s way without God, and this world is it!
We can look at one more area of proof that Satan and his
demons are subject to God's power and will:
Matthew 8:31 "So the demons besought him, saying, If
you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of
Mark 5:12 "And all the devils besought him, saying, Send
us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith
Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and
entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep
place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were
choked in the sea."
POINT: Again, I ask, IF there is a battle between God
and Satan for men's "souls," how can there be this
kind of power and control over Satan and his demons, yet there
still be a "battle" going on NOW?
There is significant evidence to suggest that, just as the fate
of human rebellion against God is to be
destroyed in the lake of fire, so, too, is Satan and the
demons end to come in the same way...
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Sin = death, not forever living in torment and agony
Ezek 28:18 you hast defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude
of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffick; therefore
will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it shall devour
you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the
sight of all them that behold you. :19 All they that know you
among the people shall be astonished at you: you shalt be a
terror, and never shalt you be any more.
Matt 8:28 "When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. 29 And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
Mark 1:23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!"
Why would these demons make such statements regarding their fate?
Matt 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand,
Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for
the devil and his angels:
The lake of fire was actually prepared, designed for, Satan
and his evil angels. It isn't hard to realize that, along
with those humans who rebelled against God's truth and willingly rejected Him, Satan and his
angels will also be destroyed in this fire. What God creates, He
(As a side note, Satan and the demons are spirit beings, yes, but this lake of fire which is an actual burning element, apparently will destroy even this type of spirit. This lends even more credence to the involvement by these beings in human affairs, via UFO's, Aliens, The Bible, & Humanity.)
This is an incredible story, one which Satan himself only
partially comprehends. Satan is doomed to fail at his plan to
thwart God's plan to bring mankind into his own family. (See
This should suffice in providing enough information about the
subject of Satan and his influence over the mind of mankind.
Remember, Satan is not physical so we can't discern any
aspect of his mind without some help from another power
For further reading on the subject of fallen angels, see
Free Booklet "Is there Really a Devil?" explains this issue in greater detail - PDF format/download.
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