The “Casting Out” Or “Casting Down” Of Satan, The Devil, How, When And Where?

What I am going to share and explain from the following verses found below is a new understanding the Lord has revealed to me the last few days. “The path (road or walk) of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day. (In contrast) the way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” Proverbs 4:18, 19.

Remember what Jesus said about the people before the flood as well as when he stopped on the brow of the hill overlooking Jerusalem and wept? Luke 19:41-48. “They knew not.” The people before the flood did not realize what was happening even as they were being swept away. “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the son of man be.” Matt 24:38, 39. Cf. Dan 12:10, “but none of the wicked shall understand but the wise shall understand.” And how do we get “understanding and wisdom?” “For the lord gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Wisdom is identified as a female being (woman) in proverbs 1:20 “she utters her voice in the street.” In other words she is among the people available to everyone and anyone. “She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.”

Now, let’s go to our first text.

v.10 Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come–the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!

Notice the word “kingdom” also means “dominion” which is what Adam lost in Genesis 2 and 3 because he doubted the “goodness” of God, Rom 14:23 by believing that one of God’s perfect trees had death in it. That is when the death god, Satan (Lord God claiming to be the true Lord of Eden) deceived Adam and subsequently put him into a deep sleep. Gen 2:21 the same as he did to Abram later on in Gen 15. Now, in verses 10 and 11 we see that the first dominion Adam lost to Lucifer (Satan) in Eden is going to be restored to “His Christ” (Christos) which means “anointed one.” Notice that the word “power” in v. 10 means “sovereignty and authority.” Rev 11:15 is a parallel text to 12:10. Notice: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” “Our Lord” clearly identifies the one John is referring to as Jesus, in this text, the One who appeared to Him in the first chapter among the candlesticks.

Now let’s read v. 11 and notice that the Christos with Jesus are said to have overcome by the blood of the Lamb.

v. 11 And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].

The Lamb is also Jesus, the Lamb of God. And we are to be Lambs for Jesus and the Father. “I send you forth as Lambs among wolves,” Luke 10:3. Isaiah 11:6 predicts that the wolf and the Leopard and the Lion will dwell with and lie down with the lamb and the kid in the future. So, there is a reason why we are to be “lambs” among the wolves. Through Jesus this “Christos” will conquer all. “These (NWO) shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Rev 17:15. This group who overcomes with Jesus is also called the “Elect” and the mature and perfect church of Philadelphia. There are 24 titles for them in all.

Now let’s read and notice the specific timing of v. 12 and 13 below.

v. 12 Therefore be glad (exult), O heavens and you that dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in fierce anger (fury), because he knows that he has [only] a short time [left]!

v. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he went in pursuit of the woman who had given birth to the male Child.

In v. 10 we read that Satan was “cast out” for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!

The “casting out or casting down” of Lucifer (Satan) is progressive. When did it begin? The first rejection or casting out of Lucifer (Satan) by the Universal or Heavenly Council of holy or loyal angels along with the heads or Adams of all the unfallen worlds took place before the creation of this world (planet earth). EW 146; GC 499; SR 18. It took place in the courts of heaven itself. Once Lucifer and his angels were cast out of heaven they could no longer enter the courts of heaven itself, but they were allowed to wait at the gates of heaven to harass the angels as they went back and forth.

“Satan saw that his disguise was torn away. His administration was laid open before the unfallen angels and before the heavenly universe. He had revealed himself as a murderer. By shedding the blood of the Son of God, he had uprooted himself from the sympathies of the heavenly beings. Henceforth his work was restricted. Whatever attitude he might assume, he could no longer await the angels as they came from the heavenly courts, and before them accuse Christ’s brethren of being clothed with the garments of blackness and the defilement of sin. The last link of sympathy between Satan and the heavenly world was broken. Yet Satan was not then destroyed. The angels did not even then understand all that was involved in the great controversy. The principles at stake were to be more fully revealed. And for the sake of man, Satan’s existence must be continued. Man as well as angels must see the contrast between the Prince of light and the prince of darkness. He must choose whom he will serve.”
DA 761.

Even though Satan’s work was “restricted” in regard to him and his angels being allowed to speak directly to the holy or unfallen angels, as they came from the courts of heaven, he has been allowed to accuse us here on earth in the presence of our guardian angels. And since the Spirit of the Father is here via the Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost (the God family) Satan’s accusations against God’s professed people has been carried on since the cross until the present day. This explains Rev 12:10, “For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” But the controversy is not yet finished or completed, as we shall see as we study the rest of Rev 12. But first notice this statement from chapter 41 of the book, “The Great Controversy.” After quoting Jeremiah 4:23-26 re: the desolation of the earth during the 1,000 years, the author states: “Here is to be the home of Satan with his evil angels for a thousand years. Limited to the earth, he will not have access to other worlds to tempt and annoy those who have never fallen. It is in this sense that he is bound.” GC 659.

So, after Satan left heaven, Jude 6, he was not allowed to go back into the courts of heaven but he could stand at the gates of the holy city and speak to (harass) the good angels as they went back and forth. This went on from the fall of Adam and Eve until Jesus died on the cross. But, as we just read from GC 659 he still had access to the other worlds.

Now let’s read v. 12 because we will discover that only the Man Child was translated up to heaven as we read in v. 5. Who is this Man Child? Traditionally the Man Child has been interpreted as being Jesus. But this could not be Jesus because the book of Revelation is about the future. It is not a history book about the past but prophecies about the future. It was written in AD 96, at least 63 years after Jesus died on the cross and returned to heaven. This Man Child is the same as the Two Witnesses of Rev 11:11, 12 who “ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.” But let’s go back to the time of the sixth seal and see what happens. “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell …And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, … and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

This is an obvious reference to the Second Coming of Christ. And this is the first phase of His promised return because the second phase is described in Rev 7 which is a prophecy of the sealing of the 144,000. A few years ago I began studying about the topic of the HARVEST.

All I knew about the Harvest was Matt 13. But the more I studied and prayed the more I realized that the Second Coming of Christ is not a sudden “One Time Event” as most people have been led to believe. For example, probably over half of the Christian church today believes in what is known as “The Rapture.” There are actually at least three versions of this particular belief: Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib and Post-Trib. Trib is short for Tribulation which they teach will follow the Rapture of the Church in which all who are true Christians will suddenly disappear. This is known as the Secret Rapture. The word “Rapture” is a Latin term that is not even found anywhere in the New Testament. In John 14 Jesus told His disciples “I will come again.” You can also find this in Acts 1:9-11. These verses and many other teach a very literal Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, why is there so much controversy and confusion about Jesus’ Second Coming in the clouds of glory? In order to answer that question I need to ask another question. Why was there so much confusion and misunderstanding about the First Coming of Christ? It was because they did not know the true character of the Father. And that is the very same reason today. There is a book entitled, “Christ’s Object Lessons,” in which the character of God is a major theme. On page 84 we read this amazing statement of truth: “God Destroys No Man.”

Beloved, that is an unequivocal, categorical statement of fact which the life and teachings of Jesus clearly proved, documented and verified to be true.

Never once did Jesus ever hurt or kill anyone. He only went around helping and healing people. Acts 10:38. At the time of Jesus’ birth the Jewish people were eagerly expecting and waiting for the appearance of the Messiah to come and deliver them from the oppression of the Roman empire. They taught that this mighty superman hero would come suddenly to the temple as a full grown adult.

With his majestic bearing and magnetic personality he would charm the leaders and dazzle the people with his great words of wisdom and commanding personality.

With these amazing talents and powers he would organize the tribe of Judah into an invincible army and enthrone Himself in the temple as King. After he had conquered the whole world all nations would come to Jerusalem to worship and make their sacrifices as in the days of Solomon. I have written an entire article on this topic entitled, “The Stages of His First and Second Coming,” in which I show that this same false concept is almost exactly what most religious believe and agree the Messiah will do today when He comes.

In fact, they are believing that He is going to appear in Jerusalem. Even the Pope is going to be there to welcome him. But that is not what the Bible teaches nor the SOP for those of you who understand what that means. I was just listening to an old audio tape yesterday by J. R. Hoffman, now deceased. He was one of the best theologians and evangelists I have ever known. This was one of his talks from 1978. He really shocked me when he stated that in his own personal study of what Jesus Himself taught about His Second Coming that He had come to a different conclusion than he formerly believed.

First he read Matt 24:44, “Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.” He then explained that Christ’s teaching about His return emphasized a heart preparation instead of just outward observance of laws, rules and regulations in order to be ready for the end of the world and the second coming of Christ.

He also stressed that just as the Jews had been disappointed by the first coming of Christ because of their false hopes and wrong interpretations of the prophecy that the same thing is happening to this generation. In other words, as Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God does not come with observation because the Kingdom of God is within you.” That is about all he said because his talk was about the economic hard times that will come upon the earth in the last days which he believed were already coming in 1978.

Of course, it is much worse today. One of the texts the Jews misread and misinterpreted was Malachi 3:1 “The Lord whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple.”

They believed it meant the Messiah would suddenly appear in front of the temple in Jerusalem. And I think many believe this will still happen in Jerusalem. I would not be surprised if the false Messiah will fulfill this when he comes in order to deceive the people. So, what does this text mean? For me it is a prophecy about the filling of the Holy Ghost, as on the Day of Pentecost. That was the early rain when the 120 spoke in about 19 different languages and spread the gospel to all the then known world.

Let me share with you now a quote from one of these books which has helped me to understand what is going to precede the coming of Jesus.

Although the Father knows all things in advance, before they even happen, He allows His creation the right to make decisions in regard to all that is going on. He does not act independently of them but carries them with Him in all of His decisions. PP 79.

After the creation of this world (planet earth) Lucifer was allowed to test Adam and Eve right there in the Garden of Eden. I have explained in detail the means by which he deceived Adam first and then Eve causing them both to fall into our dark dimension. The Father knew this would happen and warned His Son and Daughter about it ahead of time so a plan of rescue and redemption could be put into operation immediately. This is called the Plan of Salvation. It is through this plan that the whole universe is being educated and trained for the glorious future the Father has planned for everyone of His creatures. “Our little world is the lesson book for the universe.” DA 19.

After 4,000 years of Satan’s rule over the earth mankind had almost been completely destroyed. It was at this time the Father sent His only Son to reveal their true character of love. This led to the trial, mistreatment and official rejection and crucifixion of Jesus, the Son. In John 12 Jesus said that if He were “lifted up” He would “draw all to Himself.” Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all (men) unto Me. v. 31, 32. So, this is the second time Lucifer has been cast out.

v. 14 But the woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the desert (wilderness), to the retreat where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or 1,260 days).

v. 15 Then out of his mouth the serpent spouted forth water like a flood after the woman, that she might be carried off with the torrent.

v. 16 But the earth came to the rescue of the woman, and the ground opened its mouth and swallowed up the stream of water which the dragon had spouted from his mouth.

v. 17 So then the dragon was furious (enraged) at the woman, and he went away to wage war on the remainder of her descendants–[on those] who obey God’s commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ [and adhere to it and bear witness to Him]. Comment: The KJV reads “Remnant,” instead of remainder.

Notice, my friend, that the Remnant are not translated without seeing death but must flee into the wilderness, which means into hiding, GC 55. Seclusion and obscurity are the two words the SOP uses. The first group to be translated is the Barley or Elect, Matt 24:24, or the Mature Church of Philadelphia. Rev 3:7-12.

They are not asleep but awake and give the Loud Cry to the world for 1260 days, Rev 11:3-8. During this time the entire world church of professed believers are basically asleep like the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane while Jesus sweat His precious blood.

These are the Ten Virgins of Matt 25. Five are wise and five are foolish. The only difference between them is that the wise take extra oil (character of God message) and the foolish do not, which means they will be stumbling in the darkness of this world’s confusion as the wicked destroy each other. These are identified in Ezek 9 as those who do not have the Mark of God (His seal of Approval, Rev 7) and thus are marked for death. But the Wise Virgins will wake up at the time of the World Sunday Law Death Decree and realize what is happening and take their stand for the truth.

But they will have to go through the Time of Jacob’s Trouble described in Jere 30:6, 7. “Alas for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Read v. 6 also re: how even men are in terrible anguish and suffering like a woman about to have a baby and all faces are turned into paleness.

The Man Child of Rev 12:5 and Isa 66 is translated without seeing death. They are the wise of Dan 12 and those who shine forth like the sun, Matt 23:43.

These texts are also describing this Little Company EGW describes on page 271, 272 who are translated without seeing death. Dan 12:2 describe a “special” resurrection at the same time the Elect are translated and taken to the Father’s throne to receive their gifts, with Jesus, and Dominion or Sovereign control of the earth at this same time. They are also designated/called/described as the Christos of Rev 11:15 and the Man Child of Rev 12:5. Psalm 2 speaks of them as a Son and King who will rule over the kings of the earth with a rod of iron, Ps 2:9. Rev 3:9 predict the NWO will come and bow down before them. Why? Because, like Haman pleading with Queen Esther, they realize this little Barley Group has become the Bride of the King of Kings. And now it is they who receive the sentence of death pronounced and carried out by themselves, for at this end time crisis every man’s hand will be against His brother. Ezek 38:21. Joel 2 also describe this same powerful group who become the rulers of the world that no one can stop.

As a result the nations begin self-destructing and killing each other all over the world because their demon despotic rulers turn them and each other to utterly destroy the whole world. “But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him (Satan); therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas (people of the earth) in the glorious holy mountain; (Jerusalem in Palestine); Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” Daniel 11:44, 45.

Below are the 24 Titles, Names or Designations for the Elect or Barley Group of the Final High Command Army of Jesus Christ.

  1. Kings of the East, Rev. 16:2.
  2. Those who have insight (margin says “Instructors) Dan. 11:33, 12:3.
  3. Tower of the Flock, Hill of the daughter of Zion. Micah 4:8.
  4. Rock or Stone that is cut out of the mountain without hands. Dan. 2:45.
  5. His holy Arm, The salvation of our God. Isa. 52:10.
  6. The Sons of God. Rom. 8:19.
  7. The Elect. Matt. 24:22.
  8. The Generation to come, the People yet to be created. Psalm 22:30, 31; 102:18.
  9. The Meek, Merciful & the Pure in Heart who are peacemakers. Zeph 2:3; Matt 5:5, 7, 8,
  10. The perfection of beauty. Psalm 50:2.
  11. The People who know the joyful sound. Psalm 89:15.
  12. Thy Mighty Ones. Joel 3:11.
  13. The White Horse of Rev. 19:11; Zech. 10:3.
  14. The Sharp Sickle. Rev. 14:14; Joel 13:13. Isa. 41:15; Jer. 51:20.
  15. The Branch 23:5, 6; Zech. 3:8, 9.
  16. A Barley Cake or Loaf. Judges 7:13-15; Ruth.
  17. Church of Philadelphia, Rev. 3:7-12.
  18. The Man-child, Isa. 66:7-9; Rev. 12:5.
  19. The Sons of Oil. Zech. 4:14.
  20. Jewels or Special Treasure, Mal. 3:16-18.
  21. Shepherd, man that is my fellow, Zech 13:7.
  22. The Wise who understand. Dan. 12:10.
  23. The weeping, sorrowful sowers, Zeph 3:18, Psalm 126:6.
  24. The Christos, Rev 11:15; 12:10.

The above titles do not apply to the 144,000 because they are still sleeping. All these designations are descriptions of the many aspects of the “Watchmen on the walls of Zion,” who are not sleeping. The Ten Sleeping Virgins of Matt. 25 wake up at the midnight hour, when they hear the cry go forth, “The Bridegroom is coming.” But only five have the extra oil to light their path to the Father’s house.

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