Satan is not in Heaven. He reigns from the abyss on the Earth, and his final destiny is the burning lake of fire.
I was offering people bibles on a street of Norway when an angry man approached me: «You are a horrible fellow. You threaten people with the everlasting fire of Hell». My reply silenced him. «Dear friend. The fire of Hell is not created for you. It is created for Satan. If it is true that He is behind all evils, would that not be a proper place to send him? And you should not join him in his work »
There are many misconceptions related to Satan. Who he is, where he is dwelling, and his final destination. Even many Christians are confused. Some who claim they know the Messiah even think Satan is still present in the kingdom of Heaven. And will only be kicked out from there after the Church has been raptured. The reason for this confusion is deceptions caused by false teachers. Particularly linked to their instruction of how to read the book of Revelation.They claim this book can only be understood when it is read chronologically, and claim the rapture is an event found in chapter 4.
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
The call is for John, a man, not the Church. Still these teachers claim whatever is written after this chapter are events that will take place after the Church has been airlifted from the face of the Earth. Such teachers sternly refuse to acknowledge that events in the book of Revelation are both linked to the the past, present and future. One of the consequences of this serious error, is that the rebellion in Heaven must be understood as an futuristic event. If so, Satan is still present in Heaven, and do reign over his dark angels from there. If this had been the truth, it would simply be terrible. The kingdom of Heaven is not a place cleansed from sin. The purge has not taken place.
The correct version is: Lucifer launched a war in Heaven in a bid to become God, and was kicked out because of his rebellion. Being hurdled down to Earth, satan appear in the garden of Eden, where he took the form of a serpent. Keep in mind that Jesus is eternal God. Father, Son and Holt Spirit in One God, three in One. The Messiah explains that He overlooked the devils expulsion from the kingdom of Heaven. The fallen Adam was restored after Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus) gained His eternal victory on the Cross at Calvary in Jerusalem. Satan stands defeated. This is the good news. This is the true Gospel. By the sacrifice of the Lamb of God we are invited to participate in His victory. We can walk in the power of His resurrection. We are reconnected to our Father God. He alone reign from the eternal kingdom of Heaven.
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
This pre-historic rebellion in Heaven is also recorded in the book of Revelation:
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. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
If this is a futuristic event, the death and resurrection of the Messiah becomes pointless. To claim that the devil is still present in The Kingdom of Heaven rips the power of the cross. Denying that Satan is already defeated. The consequence of such an error is serious confusion.
That Satan has his throne on the face of the Earth, is explained in the both the book of Job and in the book of Revelation 2:13.
I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.
One of these satanic thrones are set up in the Vatican in Rome.
Repent. Teach others correctly. Proclaim the gospel and the true Kingdom of Heaven.
Published by Ivar