Anyone who lays a strong emphasis on the word “I” is a proud person. Satan lost his beautiful position in heaven because of “I”. Anyone who intends to satisfy God must be humble; his emphasis must be in “Him” (That is, in Christ Jesus!)
Satan is a prime example of pride. He initiated pride and fell for the sake. Satan lost his position in heaven because of pride.
“And war broke out in heaven… 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 12:7-9).
Just as Satan is an example of pride so is Jesus an example of humility.
Jesus Christ is the prime example of humility. He humbled himself and was willing to do the will of God at all costs. (Revelation 5:1-4; Philippians 2:5-8). Therefore, God awarded him the highest honor as the king of the entire universe (earth and heaven inclusive).
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven, on earth, and under the earth…” (Philippians 2:9-11).
God debased Satan to the lowest part of the earth with a promise to eternally condemned him to hell fire on the last day.
Be humble! Aspire to live your life in Christ Jesus; train your mind to declare, “I am what I am by the grace of God!”
Emulate Jesus Christ who is the prime example of humility.
Make humility your lifestyle to enjoy God’s premium benefits in every aspect of your life.
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What did Satan lose as a result of pride?
- He was instantly judged by God and condemned to a permanent place of punishment called hell fire.
“…The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone… will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).
- He was banished in heaven and cast to the earth pending his permanent punishment of hell fire.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!… you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
- He became a “Lesser Personality” to all creatures. (Revelation 12:11; Isaiah 14:15).
“Those who see you will gaze at you… saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble… But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch… Like the garment of those who are slain… Like a corpse trodden underfoot” (Isaiah 14:15-17).
What did Jesus Christ gain as a result of humility?
- He was awarded the highest authority in the universe – The King!
“And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13).
- He became the only channel of salvation for mankind.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
- He became the supreme judge of the universe.
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
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The scripture described Satan as a traitor who wanted to usurp the position of his master. The traitor fell from grace, and Jehovah who is the master of all judged him immediately.
Satan the Lucifer will be permanently hurled to hellfire on the last day.
The scripture explained, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the
Pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
The lesson to Learn from Satan Who Is Doomed for Hell Fire
Satan abused his position in heaven, and God promised to cast him to the eternal damnation of hellfire.
Although the arch-enemy may still be causing an uproar on earth, his time is limited. He will not trouble the world forever!
When God’s appointed time come, Satan would be chained and cast into the unquenchable fire of hell.
He will remain there permanently. However, it is unfortunate that the enemy might have some company in hell.
Those who fall for his deceits on earth will share hellfire with him (Matthew 25:41).
Meanwhile, everyone has a choice to either follow the devil to hell or follow Jesus to heaven.
All it takes to go to heaven is a confession of sin and the declaration of Jesus Christ as the true son of God.
Anyone who confesses Jesus as Lord and accepts him as his/her personal Savior will be saved (Rom 10:9-10).
Prayer of Victory over Satan and Hell Fire
Dear God, I understand that Satan (devil) is bound to go to hellfire, but I do not want to follow him there.
I want to follow Jesus Christ to heaven. Therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior.
I believe he died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that he resurrected to give me eternal life.
I confess Jesus Christ as Lord today, and I will serve him forever! So help me God. Amen!