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essay: Satan, 5/ I Wills

December 16, 2016

The Five “I Will’s” of Satan  –  from Isa. 14:12-17
“I will ascend into heaven”, a reference to the throne room of God.  Satan wanted to take over God’s place.
“I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.”  Satan wanted to rule angels.
Job 38:7
Jude 13
Rev. 12:3,4
“I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north.”  Satan wanted to rule over the Earth.
Psa. 48:2
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.”  Or, “I will be supreme.”  He desired to displace God as the Sovereign of the Universe.
“I will be like the most High.”  Satan’s power lust; “I will be God.”
Satan is called the “father of lies”, John 8:44.  He is called a murderer, 1 John 3:8.  He is the highest authority in the cosmos, Eph. 2:2.  Even Michael the archangel is no match for Satan.
Satan’s Three Falls
Satan fell first at the point of negative volition toward the sovereignty of God, during the five “I Will’s”; Isa. 14; Eze. 28:15.
Satan’s second fall will occur at the middle of the Tribulation when he is denied access to Heaven.  Rev. 12:9; Eze. 28:15.
At the end of the millennial reign of Christ, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire.  This will be his final fall.  Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10; Eze. 28:18.