SATAN'S PAST AND FUTURE
Questions compiled by Ernest B. Rockstad
Answers & printing in HTML by Gavin Langley

Scriptures from NKJV

25 Questions.

 

Answers to be found in The Word OF God

Lesson One

Satan's Past and Future

 

2. How had he had his beginning? 28:13

EZEK 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

3. What title and position did he have? 28:14

EZEK 28:14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

4. What was his original Character? 28:15

EZEK 28:15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.

5. What change took place? 28:15-16

6. What was to be the result? 28:16

EZEK 28:16 "By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.

7. What seems to have been his downfall? 28:17

8. What happened to his wisdom? 28:17

EZEK 28:17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.

9. In a prophecy which looks back over Satan's career from his first judgment, from where is it indicated that he fell? Isaiah 14:12

10. As what was he originally known? 14:12

11. What effect had his career had on the nations? 14:12

ISA 14:12 "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

12. What two words repeated five times in 14:13-14 reveal the sin of which he was guilty?

ISA 14:13 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;

ISA 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'

13. To what does he aspire? 14:13-14

14. What is his first recorded activity in the Bible? Gen 3

15. What judgment was pronounced on him? Gen 3:15

GEN 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.

GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."

16. How do we know this was the devil? Rev 12:9

REV 12:9 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.

17. What did Satan seek to secure from Jesus? Matt 4:9

MATT 4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."

18. Compare the results between the confrontations of Satan with the first man and the Second Man. Gen 3 & Matt 4:1-11

MATT 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

MATT 4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

MATT 4:3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

MATT 4:4 But He answered and said, "It is written,' Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' "

MATT 4:5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,

MATT 4:6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:' He shall give His angels charge over you,' and,' In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' "

MATT 4:7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again,' You shall not tempt the LORD your God.' "

MATT 4:8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

MATT 4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."

MATT 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan For it is written,' You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.' "

MATT 4:11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

19. What was one of the reasons why the Son of God became a man? Heb 2:14-15

HEB 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, HEB 2:15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

20. Why was He manifested? 1 John 3:8b

1JN 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 devil.

21. What event in Satan's life was foreseen by the Lord Jesus as having happened? Luke 10:18; Rev 12:7-9

LUKE 10:17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."

LUKE 10:18 And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

LUKE 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

REV 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,

REV 12:8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.

REV 12:9 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.

22. What will characterize him at that time? Rev 12:12

REV 12:12 "Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time."

23. In what specific way will he manifest himself? 11 Thes 2:3-9 In a person (the Antichrist) Rev 13:1-10

2THS 2:3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

2THS 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

2THS 2:5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

2THS 2:6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.

2THS 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

2THS 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

2THS 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

(the Antichrist) Rev 13:1-10

REV 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.

REV 13:2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

REV 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

REV 13:4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

REV 13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.

REV 13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. REV 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.

REV 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

REV 13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

24. What will happen to Satan when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to the earth? Rev 20:1-3

REV 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

REV 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

REV 20:3 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.

25. How and when will this limitation upon him terminate? Rev 20:7

REV 20:7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison

26.What will be the final disposition of Satan? Rev 20:10 Matt 25:41

REV 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

MATT 25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand,' Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

26. Why does the child of God not need to fear the devil?

HEB 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, HEB 2:15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

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