Foundational Doctrines of Christ 6

Eternal Judgment, Part 1

The World, the Believer, Nations & Fallen Angels 

by Pastor John Hamel

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Introductio  God's Righteous Preachers of Judgment Are Not Sick

Chapter 1:  The Judgment of the Believer's Sins at Calvary

Chapter 2:  The Believer's Daily Self-Judgment

Chapter 2:  There Are Consequences for Denying Self-Judgment

Chapter 3:  The Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations

Chapter 4:  The Judgment of Living Israel

Chapter 4:  A Fountain of Blood Opens to the House of David

Chapter 5:  The Judgment of Satan & Fallen Angels

Chapter 5:  Holy Angels. The First of God's Living Creations

Chapter 5:  Lucifer Attempts to Overthrow God's Throne

Chapter 5:  God's Perfect Creation Was Thrown into Confusion & Chaos

Chapter 5:  Creator God Restored the Earth & Promised a Redeemer

Chapter 5:  Judgment & Catastrophic Destruction Return to the Earth

Chapter 5:  Satan & Unchained Fallen Angels Are Presently Confined to Planet Earth

Chapter 5:  Satan, Fallen Angels & Demons Know Their Coming Judgment & Destiny

Chapter 5:  The Christian's Daily Judgment of Satan, Fallen Angels & Demons

Chapter 5:  The Dangerous Error of Warring with Satan & Demons

Chapter 5:  Christ Returns & Satan's Final Judgment Begins

Chapter 5:  Release from the Bottomless Pit & Eternal Lake of Fire Confinement

Chapter 5:  The Redeemed Stand Amazed by Satan's Powerlessness & Humiliation    





"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." (Hebrews 6:1-2)


We have now come to the subject of what the Apostle Paul referred to as "Eternal Judgment."


Much confusion exists with regards to the judgment of God. Many believers in Jesus Christ simply do not understand that the Bible does not teach one final judgment where all who ever lived, saved and unsaved alike, will stand together before Him in judgment.


The Bible clearly teaches that there is a series of no less than seven judgments of God. Each individual judgment differs in respect to its time and its purpose. It is unwise to fall into the religious trap of believing there is only one judgment which will occur at one time for all people.


"Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment." (Ecclesiastes 8:5)


A wise man and woman of God will not allow themselves to fall into the trap of believing that there is one judgment for all people occurring at the end of all time.  A wise man and woman will go to the Word of God, bypassing religion and the traditions of man, in order to see for themselves what the written Word of God has to say about the multiple judgments of God and the timing of those judgments.


In our opening text above, the Apostle Paul said that it is not possible to go on to perfection, or maturity, in Christ when one lacks knowledge of the judgments of God.  


We are to study the judgments of God, but not only for the sake of acquiring revelation. Believers in Jesus Christ are commanded to study the judgments of God in order to be motivated to live Godly lives, knowing there is such a thing as God's judgment. 


Believers in Jesus Christ are commanded to study the judgments of God in order to be assured and comforted by them, as well.  


Almighty God wants His children to be confident in Christ's having been judged for them.  


He wants us to be confident that we can judge ourselves daily and be cleansed of unrighteousness.  


He wants us to be comforted knowing that we will ultimately face His judgment at the believer's Bema Judgment Seat of Christ where we will receive rewards for lives of faithfulness and obedience.  


Our loving Benevolent Father wants us to be comforted knowing that in Christ we will avoid the judgment of punishment which the Bible calls the Great White Throne Judgment. This is the judgment reserved for Christ-rejecters alone.



 God's Righteous Preachers of Judgment Are Not Sick


Contrary to what a popular Hyper-Grace Teacher from Singapore preaches, God still judges people and He still judges nations. 


This popular false grace Teacher is shockingly quoted as saying, "God doesn't judge people or nations and Preachers who say He does are sick."


The Old Testament Prophets and writers were not sick.  Jesus Christ, the Apostles Peter and Paul and all the other New Testament authors and Preachers of God's judgment were not sick. 


Martin Luther was not sick.  Rev. John Wesley was not sick.  Rev. George Whitefield was not sick. Rev. William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was not sick. Dr. Charles Spurgeon was not sick.  Rev. D.L. Moody was not sick.  Rev. Leonard Ravenhill was not sick.  


Rev. Billy Sunday was not sick. Pastor John Osteen was not sick. Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin was not sick.  Rev. R.W. Shambach was not sick.  Dr. Lester Sumrall was not sick.  


Rev. Reinhard Bonnke is not sick and neither are Drs. Billy or Franklin Graham sick for warning America and the nations of the world that God does indeed still judge people and nations when they defy Him.  


God is a good God, yes.  But this does not mean that we are free to cross Him with sin.  God is good but He can be severe, for our benefit, as well.


"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shall be cut off." (Romans 11:22) 


Irregardless of the extremely unfortunate popularity of this horribly misinformed Singaporean Preacher, sin still has its severe consequences.  


The New Testament Doctrine of Eternal Judgment calls our attention to this unchanging Bible fact. 


In this lesson we will briefly cover the first five of the seven primary Doctrines of Eternal Judgment.  


Later, in Parts 2 and 3 of this study, we will cover in greater depth the Bema Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment, respectively.      



Chapter 1: The Judgment of the Believer's Sins at Calvary


"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many..." (Hebrews 9:28)


When Jesus Christ went to the Cross, He bore God's judgment for the sin of all humanity.  


At that moment in time, Holy God reached out to every generation of man - past, present and future, gathering together every sin ever committed as a result of Adam and Eve's original sin in the Garden.  God then allowed His Son, Jesus Christ, to bear His judgment for each and every one of those sins.  


Every sin ever committed, presently being committed or which will ever be committed were hurled upon Jesus as He became a Sin Offering for humanity.


"Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:4-6)


What could be clearer?  Speaking by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Prophet Isaiah, hundreds of years before Christ was judged for the sin of humanity, prophesied that God would lay upon Him the iniquity of us all. This would be the judgment for the sins of the world.


Jesus Christ Himself, just prior to going to the Cross, referred to His coming passion as God's judgment upon the whole world. 


"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me. This He said, signifying what death He should die." (John 12:31-33)


The death Jesus was signifying He would die was the judgment of God for the sin of the world. 


However, this does not mean that everyone in the world is automatically forgiven.  Every individual must decide for themselves whether they will believe and receive Christ's substitutionary judgment as their own.  


One must believe what Christ has done in order to receive the benefits of what Christ has done.


"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.  He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)


Notice Jesus' emphasis on the importance of each and every individual believing for themselves that He did indeed die as their Substitute in judgment. Jesus specifically said, "Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish." 


All who are smart enough to do so, not only become right with God, but become a brand-new creation in Christ. 


Christ-accepters actually become the very righteousness of God.


"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new ... For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:17,21)


God's forgiveness and His saving us have nothing to do with good works we have done or our own self-righteousness.  God forgiveness and His saving us, by allowing Christ to be judged for us, have only to do with His incomprehensibly great mercy.


"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:5)


When Jesus Christ went to the Cross, He bore God's judgment for the sin of all humanity. All who accept God's mercy in Christ are spared the penalty and the punishment of their sin.



Chapter 2: The Believer's Daily Self-Judgment


Although saved and justified by faith in Christ's work at Calvary, Christians still find themselves daily at war with sin and might not always win every battle. There will be times when even the strongest believer in Jesus Christ can stumble and fall. 


The Christian lifestyle is one of continually saying "No" to sin and "Yes" to obedience to God's Word. This is why the Apostle John admonishes believers to fight back and resist the pull of the world.


"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world." (1 John 2:15-16)


Here the Apostle John calls all believers to say "No" to sin. However, it is a simple, realistic fact of life that although we are to constantly strive for perfection, we are not always going to hit the bulls-eye.  Sometimes we are going to miss the mark of holy living.  When we do, we must judge ourselves as having sinned and seek immediate forgiveness


This is what I refer to as the Believer's Daily Self-Judgment.



There Are Consequences for Denying Self-Judgment


When tremendous excesses had developed in the Church at Corinth, Paul sternly rebuked them. 


Specifically, there was a problem with sexual sin in the Corinthian Church.  There was a problem with pride and competition amongst believers.  There was also a problem with selfishness and drunkenness manifesting itself at the Communion table. Sadly, this sounds like many modern Churches today. 


These problems had been occurring for some time and Paul warned them that refusing to judge themselves in these areas was causing the judgment of God to come upon them through the Laws of Sowing and Reaping


Paul warned the Corinthians that the reason many of them were sick, and others had even died, was because they were refusing to judge themselves daily when it came to personal sin. 


Listen to what Paul had to say about the severe consequences for denying self-judgment.


"For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation (judgment) to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (have died). For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world." (1Corinthians 11:29-32)


The Corinthians were being controlled by carnality. They had failed to judge sin as sin and repent. Therefore, they were suffering the consequences of their sinfulness. 


In His great love, and in order to bring them back on track, Holy God was allowing the Corinthian Church to be judged through the Laws of Sowing and Reaping. This was not to punish them, but rather, it was to bring them back into fellowship with Himself. 


Notice in verse 31, Paul stated when we judge ourselves we can avoid the judgment of God. This is a reference to the believer's daily self-judgment. When a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ falls into sin, by judging themselves as having fallen into sin and confessing that sin to the Father, they can avoid the judgment of God and actually be cleansed of all unrighteousness. 


"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)


Notice something wonderful here that speaks of God's incomprehensible goodness and mercy


The Apostle said if we will do one thing when we sin, God will do four things in response. 


The one simple thing we must do is to confess, or repent. 


That is called self-judgment.  


The four things God will do in response to our self-judgment is He will be faithful to us, He will be just towards us, He will forgive us and He will absolutely cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 


That is called mercy.


Contrary to what the Singaporean Hyper-Grace Teacher insists, when we sin we are not "automatically forgiven" without self-judgment, or repentance. You will not find that deceptively dangerous doctrine in the Bible. 


But what is found in the Bible is the fact that when we judge ourselves and confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us.


Oh, the power of the believer's daily self-judgment.


Keep in mind, those who refuse to judge themselves and repent, whether through stubborn human pride or by foolishly believing the Singaporean Hyper-Grace Teacher's lie that self-judgment is not necessary, will indeed face the chastisement and judgment of Holy God.


"For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth [judges], and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons." (Hebrews 12:6-8)


"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." (Romans 8:13)


Remember, when we do one thing and judge ourselves daily concerning sin, God will do four things in response. 


He will be faithful, He will be just, He will forgive and He will cleanse from all unrighteousness.



Chapter 3: The Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations


The next judgment we will briefly mention is the coming Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations. 


A Gentile is anyone who is not a Jew, regardless of their culture. 


Just as Almighty God will judge the living Jews who are still alive at the end of the Tribulation Period when Christ returns to the Earth, so, too, will He judge the living Gentiles who also lived through the Tribulation Period. 


Although salvation is by grace and through faith in Christ alone, the Born Again Gentiles who come out of the Tribulation Period will be either specially rewarded or judged based upon their efforts in befriending Christ's Jewish brothers and sisters during the horrors of the Tribulation Period.  


During the Tribulation Period universal anti-Semitism will prevail. At the Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations, Christ will be looking for those who helped or hindered His brethren during that time.


Jesus Christ is the King of both the Jews and of the World.  At the time of the Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations, He will sit upon His Throne in judgment over every Gentile who survived the Tribulation Period.  The basis for that judgment will be as follows.


"When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the Throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.


"Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.


"Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?


"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My [Jewish] brethren, ye have done it unto Me." (Matthew 25:31-40)


Many times the above passage is quoted as Christ's command to care for the sick, suffering and destitute people of the world. It is fine to use this passage of Scripture to express the heart of Christ and His concern for the less-fortunate.  


However, if we are going to read this passage in context, there is one thing we must not miss. 


Jesus said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these MY BRETHREN, ye have done it unto Me." 


Jesus Christ is a Jew and His brethren are the Jews. 


As a result of Christ's Second Coming the Tribulation Period will finally end and the one thousand year Millennial Reign of Christ will begin.  At this time all the living Gentiles who come out of the Tribulation Period will stand before the Judgment of the Living Gentile Nations.


Each and every surviving Gentile will give account for how well or for how poorly they treated Christ's brethren during the great Tribulation Period.  


This seven-year period of time is also known as "the time of Jacob's [Israel] trouble." 


"Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." (Jeremiah 30:7)


Chapter 4: The Judgment of Living Israel

The next judgment we will briefly mention is the Judgment of Living Israel. 


Heartbreakingly, Israel has come under many cycles of judgment over her 3,000 year rebellious history of unbelief.  However, there is still one final judgment which will come upon Israel.  


When Christ's Body is removed from the Earth at what is commonly referred to as the "Rapture" of the Church, the seven-year Period of Tribulation will begin.  


As stated, the Prophet Jeremiah referred to the seven-year Tribulation as "the time of Jacob's trouble." 


Jacob is a reference to Israel. 


The Tribulation Period is a time of final judgment for Israel.  Let's look at it again.


"Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of Hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. 


"Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished." (Jeremiah 30:7-11)


Basically the seven-year Tribulation Period of "Jacob's trouble" includes four primary events.


1. Israel's actual seven-year period of Tribulation judgment through suffering. (Matthew 24:4-26)


2. The visible return of Jesus Christ at the end of "Jacob's trouble." (Matthew 24:27-30)


3. The re-gathering of believing and unbelieving Israelites who survived the seven-year period of

"Jacob's trouble." (Matthew 24:31; Ezekiel 20:34-35)


4. The final Judgment of the Nation of Israel. (Matthew 25:1-30; Ezekiel 20:35-38) 


During the seven-year Tribulation Period, Jacob (Israel) will come under the most horrific oppression of the anti-Christ they have ever experienced.  


Israel's oppression will be so great they will finally cry out to God for His help and solution. 


The Bible says at that time they will turn to Jesus as their Messiah and all of living Israel will be saved.


"And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob." (Romans 11:26)


Some have used this verse to teach that ultimately all of Israel shall be saved whether they accept Christ as their Messiah or not.  However, that is not what the Apostle Paul is saying here. 


Paul is saying in the day Christ appears in Zion as their Deliverer, at the end of "Jacob's trouble," all of living Israel who see Him will accept Him and shall be saved.



A Fountain of Blood Opens to the House of David


"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness." (Zechariah 13:1)


Here Zechariah prophesies that Jesus, the Fountain of Blood which was opened for the sins of the world, will finally be accepted by the Nation of Israel.   


"And it shall come to pass in that day, that his [anti-Christ] burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the [Christ's] anointing." (Isaiah 10:27)


What a glorious day Israel's finally accepting Christ as their Messiah will be for all the people of the world, both Jews and Gentiles!  


If the unbelief and rebellion of Israel resulted in the reconciling of the Gentile world to God through Jesus, what rejoicing and blessing will come upon the entire world as a result of Israel's ultimate faith and obedience.


"For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?" (Romans 11:15)

Chapter 5: The Judgment of Satan, Formerly Lucifer, & Fallen Angels

The Bible does not provide us with every detail of Almighty God's coming judgment on Satan, fallen angels and demons. However, there is enough evidence in Scripture to prove that it is indeed coming and to give us a general overview of what shall occur.

Holy Angels. The First of God's Living Creations

The holy angels are the first of God's living creations that we know of. He created them before He created the Earth and the universe built around the Earth. 

When God created the Earth and the rest of the universe it was so overwhelmingly beautiful His holy angels, also known in Scripture as "morning stars" and "sons of God," responded with singing and shouts of joy.

"Where wast thou when I laid the foundation of the Earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereon, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the cornerstone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:4-7)

Once God's creation was complete, He put His angels in charge of it all, with an angel named "Lucifer" as the leading angel. Lucifer was once known as "the anointed cherub that covereth." 

A cherub is an angel and Lucifer was the head of all angels until he crossed the line and stepped over into rebellion

This all occurred in what is called the "Pre-Adamic Age" before God created man.

"Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; 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. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, til iniquity was found (occurred) in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise (slander) 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. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness (pride): I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee." (Ezekiel 28:14-17)

Lucifer Attempted to Overthrow God's Throne

At some point during the Pre-Adamic Age, Lucifer was able to convince one-third of the angels to rebel with him against God's authority. (Revelation 12:4) 

Lucifer and his rebellious angels ascended from Earth to Heaven in an attempt to overthrow the Throne of God. 

"How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! 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: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 12:14-15)

As a result of Lucifer's attempted coup, the Most High God violently cast him and his fallen angels back down to Planet Earth to be held in incarceration until their coming final judgment.  Listen to what Jesus said about this.

"And He said unto them, I beheld Satan (Lucifer) as lightning fall from Heaven." (Luke 10:17-19)

This judgment of God in casting back into the Earth the now fallen, sinful angels resulted in a catastrophic destruction of the Earth's atmosphere and surface, as well as the destruction of all Pre-Adamic vegetation and wildlife. 

This destruction occurred through a flood, but not Noah's Flood. Noah's Flood would come thousands of years later during the Adamic Age. 

This Pre-Adamic flood is commonly referred to as "Lucifer's Flood."  The Prophet Jeremiah, as well as others, make clear reference to it.

"I beheld the Earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by His fierce anger. For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end." (Jeremiah 4:23-27)

God's Perfect Creation Was Thrown into Confusion & Chaos 

The Earth, which had originally been created in beauty and organization by Holy God, now became without form and void as floodwaters and darkness covered the Earth. 

"In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was (became) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved (brooded) upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:1-2)

In Genesis 1:1 we see God created the Heaven and the Earth and this would have been done to perfection. The Bible says God is not the author of confusion, or chaos. (1 Corinthians 14:33)  

Yet in Genesis 1:2 we see the Earth became "without form and void" and the Holy Spirit brooded over it. 

This verse actually says the Earth "was thrown into confusion and chaos."  

It is clear that something catastrophic and destructive occurred between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis chapter one. 

This catastrophic flood with its destruction was the result of Lucifer and fallen angels attempting to exalt Lucifer's Kingdom over the Kingdom of Almighty God and being violently cast back down into the Earth like great bolts of lightning.  

The Earth had now become a spiritual prison for fallen angels and their commander, Lucifer, whose name was later changed to Satan.

Lucifer means "bringer of light" or "light-bearer" for he once bore the very Glory of God.  

Satan means "to obstruct and oppose; to accuse; adversary."  

An appropriate name change, indeed, for a rebellious former high angel gone bad.  

Lucifer's name change to "Satan" is first revealed in the book of Job, chapter one, verses six through twelve.  

Creator God Restored the Earth & Promised a Redeemer

After Lucifer's Flood, approximately six thousand years ago at the beginning of the Adamic Age, God restored the Planet Earth and its atmosphere. 

We can read the Biblical account of the re-creation of the Heavens and Earth in Genesis chapter one, verses three through thirty-one.  

Commonly these verses are considered to be the narrative of God creating the Heavens and the Earth, but this is incorrect.  

We can know this narrative is the account of God re-creating and restoring the Heavens and the Earth because of something God said to Adam and Eve once He had finally placed them in the Garden.

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the Earth and subdue it." (Genesis 1:28a)

God would not have told Adam and Eve to "replenish" the Earth had it not been previously filled and built up only to be emptied and destroyed. defines "replenish" as "to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking and used up."  The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the verb "replenish" as "to fill or build up something again; to fill with persons or animals; to fill up again." 

God was allowing Adam and Eve to assist Him in the continuing completion of the re-creation of Planet Earth after its catastrophic destruction. A catastrophic destruction which occurred as the result of Satan and fallen angels being cast back down to Earth from Heaven.

After its re-creation, Satan and fallen angels were allowed a certain degree of freedom to roam the Earth and its atmosphere. To this day they remain and continue to tempt and deceive all who are unaware of Christ's victory over them.

When Adam and Eve were created at the beginning of the Adamic Age, Satan and his angels were already here in their fallen state. It was here, in the re-created, renewed Earth, that Satan deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden. 

As a result, Adam and Eve ceased to be like God and sin had now corrupted God's human creation - including all of their offspring for every generation to come.

Since this time Satan, fallen angels and demon powers have cast a veil of fear, unbelief, rebellion, possession and oppression across the peoples and the nations of the world. A veil which the Lord Himself will ultimately come and remove. 

"And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the Earth: for the Lord hath spoken." (Isaiah 25:7-8)

God prophesied to Satan that because of what he had done to Adam and Eve in the Garden, he would be cursed, judged and ultimately destroyed by a Redeemer Whom God would personally send.

"And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shall thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel." (Genesis 3:15)

Judgment & Catastrophic Destruction Return to the Earth

Approximately seventeen hundred years into the Adamic Age, and as a result of Adam and Eve's sin, man's wickedness had become tremendously great. 

As a result of man's wickedness, the Most High God allowed the Earth to again be judged through what is known as Noah's Flood. 

At the time of Noah's Flood, God was especially judging a specific group of fallen angels for having sexual relations with the daughters of men and producing giant offspring. The Earth was literally being overrun by these giants which are called "Nephilim." 

"There were giants in the Earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (angels) came in unto the daughters of (human) men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men (giants) which were of old, men of renown. 

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the Earth, and it grieved Him in His heart. 

"And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the Earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." (Genesis 6:4-8)

At the time of God's allowed judgment through Noah's Flood, God imprisoned the fallen angels who were having sexual relations with human women. This was obviously to prevent them from repeating their wickedness with human women and producing even more giant offspring.

I believe the disembodied spirits of their giant offspring were imprisoned with them. 

All fallen angels and demons are not yet confined in Hell, only the spirits of the fallen angels who were having sexual relations with human women and the disembodied spirits of the giants they produced.

I also believe these fallen angels, and the disembodied spirits of the giants they produced, are the imprisoned spirits Jesus preached to when He went into Hell.  

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but quickened by the Spirit: by which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few that is eight souls were saved by water." (2 Peter 3:18-20)

No doubt, while Christ was in Hell preaching to these fallen angels and the disembodied spirits of their giant offspring, He made perfectly clear to them exactly why, when, where and how they were going to be judged. 

Below is further Scriptural evidence that the only fallen angels presently confined to Hell are those who sinned with the daughters of human men.

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to Hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; and spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly ... the Lord knoweth how to deliver the Godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished." (2 Peter 2:4-5,9)

"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." (Jude 6-7)

Satan & Unchained Fallen Angels Are Presently Confined to Planet Earth

Presently Satan and his unchained fallen angels who did not commit sexual sin with human women are still incarcerated here on Planet Earth and within its atmosphere. 

Satan and fallen angels are allowed a certain degree of freedom of activity while contained here. 

As a matter of fact, the Apostle Paul referred to Satan as the god (small "g") of this world. 

"But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

The Apostle Paul also referred to Satan as "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience." (Ephesians 2:2)

Jesus Christ, Himself, repeatedly referred to Satan as "the prince of this world."

"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." (John 12:31)

"Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me." (John 14:30)

These titles, and others, signify that in many ways Satan rules over the ideas, ideals, beliefs, opinions, hopes, dreams and views of the majority of the people in the world. 

These titles also indicate that Satan's influence encompasses false religions, man's philosophies and traditions, educational systems, political systems, commerce and entertainment. 

However, this is not to say that Satan is sovereign and rules over the world in its entirety. 

God alone is Sovereign. 

But these titles do reveal that Almighty God, according to His plans and purposes, is presently allowing Satan and demon powers to operate in the Earth within the specified boundaries He has set for them.

Although the Bible says that Satan has power over the world, it is important to keep in mind that his dominion is over unbelievers only.  Believers in Jesus Christ are no longer under Satan's control. Believers in Jesus Christ have dominion over Satan and demon powers. We will discuss this later.  

However, keep in mind that only unbelievers and disobedient believers are caught in Satan's trap and lie within his power. 

"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." (1 John 5:19)

It is primarily the unsaved people of the world that Satan is "god" of.  Satan does not have absolute dominion in the Earth.  He is only able to rule over unbelievers and disobedient believers in Christ who follow his agenda, consciously or unconsciously.

Anyone who is not yielded to God through Christ and His Word is yielded to Satan, the god of this world, the prince of the power of the air.

Although Satan, fallen angels and demon powers are allowed freedom of activity and presently rule this evil world, they know they are awaiting their final judgment in the Lake of Fire.

Satan, Fallen Angels & Demons Know Their Coming Judgment & Destiny

Many times during Jesus' Earth Ministry demon spirits would recognize Him, crying out, begging Him to not judge them before their appointed, promised time.

"And when He was come to the other side in the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with demons, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out saying, What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of Man? Art Thou come hither to torment us before the time?" (Matthew 8:28-29)

Here we have clear evidence of fallen angels and demon spirits knowing there is a coming time when they will be judged for all Eternity.

Fallen angels and demon spirits seem to know better than most professing Christians that God's judgments are inescapable.  

The Christian's Daily Judgment of Satan, Fallen Angels & Demons

During Jesus' Earth walk He faced both indirect and direct confrontation with Satanic powers. 

In Matthew's Gospel, chapter two, King Herod tried to deceive the Wise Men into telling him where the baby Jesus was so he could kill Him.  He was unable to convince them to do so.  As a result, King Herod went into a rage and slew all the children two years old and under who were living in Bethlehem and surrounding areas. (Matthew 2:1-16) This was an indirect confrontation of Satanic powers upon Jesus when He was just a child. 

Over thirty years later Jesus faced direct confrontation with Satanic powers through the madman of Gadera. This man had potentially thousands of demons abiding within him, all allowed in by one ruling evil spirit. He came running at Jesus with rocks in his hands, hair matted, naked and screaming.  In eight simple words, "Come out of the man thou unclean spirit," this insane man was instantly delivered by Jesus.

Over the course of His life, Jesus the Master, our example in all things, faced continual indirect and direct confrontation with Satanic powers. 

All believers in Jesus Christ will be indirectly attacked by Satan and demon powers through demon-oppressed or possessed human beings. In some cases these indirect attacks will come through unlearned Christians, family members, friends and even strangers. 

All believers in Jesus Christ will also be directly confronted by Satan and demons with the lust for food, money, sex, power and many other things.  

When indirect and direct attacks occur, the believer  must use the Name of Jesus, commanding and demanding Satan and demon powers to cease and desist immediately.

Christians must not make the mistake of believing that only Jesus is able to put down demon spirits in this Earth as they await judgment. Jesus delegated His authority over Satan and demons to all believers in Him. 

Listen to what He told His disciples at the same time He told them that He witnessed His Father cast Satan out of Heaven as a lightning bolt.

"And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord even the demons are subject unto us through Thy Name. And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions (Satan and demons) and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not that the (evil) spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven." (Luke 10:17-20)

Here Jesus reveals to His disciples of all generations that He has delegated His power over Satan and demons to them. He specifically said that He gives His disciples power to tread on Satan and demons and that the spirits must submit to His disciples.

The Bible reveals that when Jesus went into the bowels of the Earth for three days, He defeated Satan and fallen angels, stripping them of authority over His followers.

"And [Jesus] having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Colossians 2:15)

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He [Jesus] also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He [Jesus] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and delivered them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (Hebrews 2:14-15)

Although Satan is the god of this world and the whole world is covered with his veil of deception, believers in Jesus Christ have authority over him, fallen angels and demons. 

Living holy before God, repenting immediately when one stumbles and falls, and giving authoritative voice commands such as  "Satan and demon spirits assigned against me and mine, I bind you in Jesus' Name!" will go a long way towards the believer living in victory over them.

The Dangerous Error of Warring with Satan & Demons

The popular false teaching of "Spiritual Warfare" or "warring with Satan and demons" seems to recycle back around to the Body of Christ every twenty to twenty-five years. Satan never really comes up with anything new.  

King Solomon addressed the issue of "there's nothing new under the sun" thousands of years ago.

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Satan recycles the dangerous error of warring with Satan and demons amongst the Bible-illiterate as often as he does because he has found it to be quite effective in hindering the believer's authority over him.  

This false teaching should be avoided at all costs. There is no need to re-do what Christ has already done.  There is simply the need to re-enforce Christ's victory over Satan, fallen angels and demons through the use of His all-powerful Name.

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth." (Philippians 2:9-10) 

To attempt to engage in spiritual warfare with a defeated Satan and his cohorts is to reveal to them one's Bible-illiteracy in this area. 

Satan and demon powers do not obey those who attempt to re-accomplish Christ's utter defeat of them. They know the one attempting to do so is in ignorance of God's Word, unbelief and not faith.  

Authoritative voice commands such as the one illustrated above, given frequently in faith and expecting them to obey, will hold Satan and demons in check as they await their final judgment.

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (James 4:7) 

Jesus said Satan and fallen angels, although they are awaiting eternal judgment, are presently judged in the lives of believers who know how to use their Christian authority. Again, this is done by binding Satan and demon powers daily and in the strong Name of Jesus.

"Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6:11-13)

Christ Returns & Satan's Final Judgment Begins

For the entirety of the seven-year Tribulation Period, Satan, the Beast, the False Prophet, fallen angels and demon powers will wreak tremendous havoc on the Earth, particularly against the Nation of Israel and the Jewish people.  

At the end of the seven-year Tribulation Period, Christ will return. 

At that time Satan will be taken by force by an unnamed angel and imprisoned in the Bottomless Pit for a thousand years.

"And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal  upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, til the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season." (Revelation 20:1-3) 

If this Bottomless Pit is the same one mentioned in Revelation chapter nine, it is a great bottomless furnace where light and oxygen are choked out by reason of tremendous volumes of black smoke. 

This pit is filled with demonic locusts and scorpions. The locusts are shaped like horses prepared for battle. They have man-like faces and wear crowns of a gold-like substance. They have hair as women's hair and their teeth are the teeth of lions. They wear breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings is the sound of horses and chariots running to battle. These demonic locusts have tails like scorpions with great stingers within. 

For the first time in his existence, Satan will be subjected to personal torment and punishment in this Bottomless Pit.  Indeed, this will be for him a millennium of hellish, tormenting conditions, which will make him very, very angry.

As one can imagine, during his one thousand years of confinement, Satan's mind will be obsessed with destructive thoughts and plans for what he will do to deceive the nations of the world and to destroy Holy God when he is released for a short period at the end of the Millennial Reign. 

Release from the Bottomless Pit & Eternal Lake of Fire Confinement

At the end of Christ's one thousand year Millennial Reign, Satan will be temporarily released from the Bottomless Pit in great wrath as a result of his one thousand year confinement and torment. 

He will then make one final effort to overthrow the nations of the world, Israel in particular and the very Throne of God. 

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison. And he shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the Earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together in battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the Earth, encompassed the camp of the Saints about, and the Beloved City; and fire came down from God out of Heaven and devoured them." (Revelation 20:7-9)

At the end of his final, fruitless attempt to destroy the nations, Israel and Almighty God Himself, Satan will be cast, once and for all, into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the Beast and the False Prophet are.

"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 forever and ever." (Revelation 20:10)  

Satan will also be joined by  fallen angels and demons who followed him in rebellion from his first attempted coup against the Throne of God to his last attempted coup at the end of Christ's Millennial Reign. 

Together they shall be tormented day and night forever. 

Satan, the thief, whom Jesus said came to steal, to kill and to destroy, the greatest murderer, deceiver and liar of all time, will be humiliated and tormented for all of Eternity.  

Satan will also be eternally joined by untold billions of Pre-Adamic creations and Adamic men and women who defied God, rejected His Laws, rejected human conscience or rejected Jesus Christ. 

"Then He [Jesus] shall say also to them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)

Here Jesus reveals the Lake of Fire was specifically prepared for Satan and his fallen angels.  

However, Pre-Adamic creations and Adamic men and women who followed Lucifer or Satan into rebellion, against God and Jesus Christ, have to go somewhere.  

Sadly, oh so sadly, this somewhere is the Lake of Fire. 

As a conscious act of their own God-given free will, they chose to not go to Heaven and they have to go somewhere. 

There is no other place that has been prepared for them. 

They cast their lots for Satan and now they will abide with him forever.

The Redeemed Stand Amazed by Satan's Powerlessness & Humiliation

Satan's final humiliation will now come as he is stripped of all former glory and left as a mere shadow of his former, powerful, glorious and anointed self. 

The way Satan will ultimately end up will be the absolute antithesis of the way God had originally created him in true righteousness and holiness. 

The difference will be so outstanding that all who see him at that time will marvel that he is the same one who once had power to rule over the nations and the kingdoms of the world. 

Redeemed men and women will gasp, finding it difficult to believe that this is the same one who once made the Earth to tremble and the kingdoms to shake.

"Yet thou shall be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man who made the Earth to tremble, that did shake the kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?" (Isaiah 14:15-17)

Even as Holy God prophesied his ultimate destruction to him thousands of years earlier, Satan is finally confined to the Lake of Fire.

Those who once feared him will find themselves now amazed by his absolute powerlessness and total humiliation. 

Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel



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