Falling from Heaven
Is Satan or Angels Falling from Heaven spiritually pointing to the death of the Church? Let's examine.
CHURCH AGE: GOD RESTRAINS EVIL
Mt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?hi
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth^2722 that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth^2722 will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy^2673 with the brightness of his coming:
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down^2673 all rule and all authority and power.
] 1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought^2673:
TRIBULATION: SATAN FALLS FROM HEAVEN IN JUDGMENT?
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Re 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great^3173 star^792 from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Re 12:1 And there appeared a great^3173 wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars^792:
Re 6:13 And the stars^792 of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty^3173 wind.
Re 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Lu 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone^3037 shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Mt 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone^3037 upon another^3037, that shall not be thrown down.
Re 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Re 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
Re 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
TRIBULATION: SATAN IS ALSO SAID TO ASCEND INTO HEAVEN AS HE RULES IN THE TEMPLE
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
JUDGMENT: SATAN FALLS PERMANENTLY – CHURCH BODY IS DISSOLVED
Re 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Mr 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Eze 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
Isa 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
Re 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Re 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Re 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Re 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Da 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Re 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Re 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Re 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Re 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Ps 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Re 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Re 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Lu 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Lu 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. (Christ not yet gone to the cross. Time does not seem to be in view; With the pending success of the cross, Satan is guaranteed to be cast out)
Historically God appears to be setting the stage where Satan would have been in the Heavens and then Cast out when Christ went to the cross. However, this would be spiritually pointing to the church being in the presence of God prior to judgment. Two pictures: (1) Satan is said to fall from heaven; begin judgment to the third part in tribulation (2) He is also said to exalt his throne above the stars of God at that same time. Then at the revelation of Christ, antichrists permanently fell from heaven never to rise again.