Satan or the angel who became Satan or Devil, is the angelic or spirit creation of Jehovah God. Satan is a Son of God (there is no male or female angels, they are all refered to as “Sons”). Satan was created perfect just like the other angels were. Satan lived with God in Heaven for what may be Millions or even Billions of Years. Satan is a brother of the arch angel Michael and the millions of other angels who God refers to as His wife-like organization. Satan has a different name that he was called by before his rebelling, that name is not revealed to us in the Bible. The title Satan (slanderer), Devil (resister), or Father of the Lie were given him due to his actions.
Satan was there in the beginning of the Earth. Later when God created Adam, Satan was there, seeing the Love Jehovah had for His new human son . Satan came to desire the reverence Adam gave Jehovah; that desire grew to the point where Satan acted against Adam and Jehovah. Satan spoke to Eve, when she was alone; she related what Satan said to her husband, Adam. Eve was the newest creation, Satan saw how he could influence Eve which in turn would influence Adam. We learn that angels are very powerful and intelligent from such experiences written in the Bible.
What Schemes has Satan Hatched Today?
Since that first act against God in the Garden of Eden many angels have joined in rebelling. There are many other angels(debased demons) here on the Earth inflicting pain, inciting jealousy and hatreds among the nations as well as individuals as they did while Jesus was here. Today Satan has stealthfully created religious societies in every corner of the globe. Why? So that people will not come to know God and worship Him acceptably. Satan has influenced the Christian Churches to teach their congregations falsehoods. These falsehoods make their worship of God defiled, unacceptable to Jehovah. That in turn is acceptable to Satan, he has stolen Earths congregations by diversion. The Churches have deviated from the truth in the Bible. Some may only deviate in a small way and feel that it’s just a little thing and God is so merciful He will overlook it. Satan has misled them well, consider a glass of crystal clear water, just what you want on a hot summers day. Well imagine I put a small drop of poison in it, does your view of that water change? Falsehoods destroy the purity of our worship of God.
What Has Satan Done to You?
Since you were born Satan has been attacking you. How? If you grew up in non-christian areas, hatred for christians by those around you has kept shaping your attitude. How can you turn to the God of the Bible if everyone is hating Him? Why would you even want to? If you were taught that all life evolved from some nutrient rich soup somewhere on the planet, every time you hear it stated as fact, it reinforces what you have been taught, there is no god. You will hear it uttered on popular television shows about animals over and over again, “how they evolved this way”. Schools are even teaching it as fact, giving more authority to the lie. Satan is working, he’s got help too.
If you were born in christian areas, you were told how merciful God is and be assured that no matter what you do He Loves You. Can He love you, yet hate the things you do? Yes, God loves you as the work of His hands, yet your attitude toward life defining issues might make you bad association, not only for God who is Righteous, but also for others He is training. A Bad Attitude may have kept many people from getting on the Ark in Noah’s day. On that day all roads did not lead to the same God.
Have you ever seen a picture of a person thinking while there is an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other? Its actually a very truthful illustration. Angels are directing ministers to those whose heart condition may be right to turn toward Jehovah God; while Satan and the demon hordes that are of the same mind want to prevent them from learning Bible truths. It happens all the time.
Satan is called the Father of the Lie at John 8:44. That first lie caused Satan to be cast out of Gods favor in Heaven. Can you see how important the Truth is to God? Consider what Jesus said in prayer to Jehovah on the night before his death at John 17:17 “Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth” Jesus prayed that those people he had been teaching would be set apart by the Truth of the Bible.
Satan is god of this world Three Parts of Satan’s World : Government-Commerce-Religion as seen at Revelation 18.
1 John 2:15 “Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him;16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever”
1 John 5:19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.
2 Corinthians 4:4 “among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God,might not shine through.”
When Will Satan Die? Revelation 20:10
Bible Truths Satan Does Not Want You To Learn
Jehovah is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, He is Almighty God. Jehovah is Alone Almighty God. Psalms 83:18 He is not part of a trinity. No one is equal to Him. No one else states they had no beginning and will have no end. God was not born, He is from eternity in the past and is Everlasting.This is an extremely important point to understand. When you pray, understanding He is One Personage.Psalms 65:2 states “O Hearer of prayer, to you people of all sorts will come”. Jehovah is the Hearer of Prayer, if you are not praying to Jehovah you might as well pray to the wall, there is no one else listening.
Jehovah teaches us that there are 4 attributes to His being that have never changed and never will. We can count on Jehovah acting the same way year after year. Love, Justice, Wisdom and Power are the four dominate qualities of Jehovah. Out of His Love of Living, He is sharing the gift of life with thousands of forms of life. These attributes can steer humans to understand how Jehovah views common actions today. When we act in a unloving way towards Him or other people, we know this displeases Him and may hinder our prayers.
Consider this, when a woman has an abortion because she does not want a child, both she and the doctor performing it are acting in a unloving way toward the unborn child. Gods principles are unchanging. Exodus 20:13 states “You must not murder.” There is not a list of exemptions following that command. Jehovah is the only person that has the right to take a life, His attribute of Justice governs His actions, He will not act with impunity, remember that He gave His beloved first-born to satisfy the need for justice when ransoming us from sin and death.
Jesus is His firstborn Son of God. In Heaven he was created Michael by God alone. On Earth he was born as Jesus, with God being his Father. That is how he was born perfect, not having any of the first Adam’s sinful blood line. Jehovah teaches us through His Word the concept of His Justice “eye for eye”. Our forefather Adam was a perfect creation of Jehovah, this means there were no defects in his flesh. Adams cells would replace themselves perfectly for all eternity. Adam would never of gotten sick and died. He would never experience auto immune disease, loss of sight, hearing, teeth or hair. Adam had a good standing in Jehovah’s presence before he acted against Jehovah. Eye for Eye justice required another life of the same perfection as Adams be given before anyone could ask Jehovah for forgiveness and restoration to His favor. Jesus gave us the basis for forgiveness, we have to take actions in our lives to receive it. If we do not take steps to know and obey God our lot will be with Satan. We either actively choose Jehovah or side with Satan, either or, no middle ground.
The Holy Spirit is not a living being. The Holy Spirit is a force by which Jehovah accomplishes what He does, like an invisible hand that does what ever God wishes to accomplish. Isaiah 55:11 “So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, And it will have sure success in what I send it to do”.
Hell or Hades is not a place of torment but is simply a grave where dead humans or even dead animals are buried. This includes those loss at sea. The fact that it is not a literal place, but a condition of the dead is seen at Revelation 20:13,14 “And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds. And death and the Grave were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire.”
No Longer Need Graves or Graveyards
This foretells a time when people on Earth will never die, thus not needing a grave. God created millions of angels to live with Him forever in the Heavens, the majority have chosen to stay with Him during Satan’s rebellion. God created Adam and Eve to live forever on the Earth, this is why Jesus lived and died in the flesh, to give us the right to ask for forgiveness and be restored to a good relationship with Jehovah. Revelation 21:3-5 explains why we will no longer need graveyards or mourn over the death of a loved one “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Angels do not have tears or mourn over angels dyeing, this is speaking about the near future for humans here on Earth.
The Kingdom of God is a Government
Jesus came to Earth and told his apostles and disciples that Jehovah would invite them to Heaven to serve as Kings and Priests in the Kingdom of God. This is where many churches mistakenly believe that we all go to Heaven. Yet, Revelation shows that there are limited Thrones in Heaven. Jesus will sit at the right hand of God as a King with 144,000 of long time loyal and faithful servants from the Earth. Revelation 7:4 “And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel”.( these are spiritual sons of Israel, not of the literal nation)
Jesus tells us that most people will have a different outcome than the 144,000 at John 10:16 “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.” Jesus speaks of those going to Heaven as a Limited, Little Flock. Whereas these other sheep are unlimited. Jesus and the Little Flock will shepherd us from Heaven, teaching us how we can live and enjoy life as it was intended in the beginning. Isaiah foretells how good that life can be at Isaiah 48:17-19 This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel:“I, Jehovah, am your God,The One teaching you to benefit yourself, The One guiding you in the way you should walk. 18 If only you would pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19 Your offspring would be as many as the sand And your descendants as its grains.Their name would never be cut off or annihilated from before me.”
Unlike those who think they will float around in Heaven playing a harp, the Bible teaches many details about how human life will be after the Kingdom of God begins ruling. The Bible speaks of building our own houses and planting vineyards that we will enjoy with friends and grandchildren from many generations. Though a thousand years old your flesh and energy will be better than the average 26-year-old today. As you can see in the news, we are living in the last days of Satan’s way of life. Soon it will be too late, for the Bible states there is a set day, each sunrise brings us closer to it. If you would like to learn more please visit JW.ORG and take advantage of the free home bible study of visit a local Kingdom Hall in your area.
If we do nothing to seek God we will be considered as those on the Outside. Revelation 22:8 states it this way “Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and those who are sexually immoral and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices lying.”