“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18) (KJV)
THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF SATAN: The Biblical View of Satan is clearly laid out in the Scriptures. From Genesis to Revelation the narrative of the sacred scriptures presents one unified picture of a peresonage called Satan, the Devil, that “old” serpent, the Dragon and this being is presented in the Bible as a Created, Rebel who will be Judged, and placed winthin well defined boundaries by an All Powerful Omnipresent, Omniscient God who holds all power and all authority both in Heaven and in Earth.
“And the devil (Satan) 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 for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10) (KJV)
The Biblical view of Satan is that, he still stands as the great adversary against Almighty God, seeking to impede and intimidate the purposes and plan of God.
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee IN THE DAY THAT THOU WAST CREATED. 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, TILL INIQUITY WAS FOUND IN THEE. By the multitude of thy merchandise 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: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, AND NEVER SHALT THOU BE ANY MORE.” (Ezekiel 28:13‑19)
So we can see clearly, from this, that Satan was a creation of Almighty God. The Scriptures clearly establishes that Satan is a being which is destined to be destroyed. There is one Satan and many Demons presented in the Scriptures.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (Timothy 4:1) (KJV)
The Bible does not present Satan as supernatural, omnipresent, omniscient with all power and authority, on the contrary the Bible presents Satan as engaged in a lawless rebellion against Almighty God, who will be defesated, and Judged; now knowing that his days are numbered on the earth, Satan seeks to lead forth the forces of darkness as their captain. While the Bible teaches that Christ is the embodiment of all light and truth, Satan is the captain of darkness and all unrighteiousness. They are NOT co-equals, for his time for opposing God has been regulated by God. His sentence of death ahs been handed down, and Satan knowing that his days are numbered, seeks to lead the forces of darkness in opposition to God in these final days of history.
“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” (Revelation 20:7-8) (KJV)