Whether or not you are a Christian you have heard about a time when Jesus said he saw Satan falling as Lightning from Heaven.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven
Now many people will hear this passage and picture Satan as one of Gods most beautiful Angels being cast into the earth as punishment. As if the Lord God is crying out “Be Gone Satan, Be Thou Cast From Heaven into the earth!”
Others will say Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke was having a vision of Satan coming down to the earth in the end times to do torment on mankind as it states in Revelation.
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.
The prevailing idea is that when Jesus said he saw “Satan Fall As Lightning From Heaven” most believe this is in reference to the account of Lucifer Falling in the book of Isaiah – “How art thou fallen from heaven” and many think this is talking about Satan, but these are two distinctly different events and characters. (Watch my video Who Is Lucifer Really)
Now all of these incidents, ideas, are loosely connected in the spiritual sense but they are not quite as literal as you may think.
The goal of this essay is to make it clear what this one passage really means. My reasoning is simple, once you do, you too will see “Satan Fall As Lightning From Heaven As Well”.
So let’s paint the scene.
Jesus had just sent his disciples out as lambs among wolves because the harvest was plentiful (meaning many people were ready to be saved by the gospel of TRUTH and set free from the lies they have believed about themselves, the world around them, and the lord God) BUT…the Laborers were Few.
You see like today, there were A LOT OF RELIGIOUS PEOPLE IN THE LAND but NOT a lot of Children of God ready and set to deliver the Gospel of Truth to people who were possessed by the “devil” of lies they believe.
Well, after Jesus sent them out with the instructions, bring peace to those who will hear you and take your peace from those who won’t, 70 of these lambs among wolves returned super excited that even the “devils” were subject to them.
They couldn’t believe the power of the gospel that was given to them and how it literally cast out the devils (lies) that people believed.
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
Let me for a moment, explain what casting out devils in “your name” means.
Many people will teach you that you can go up to someone and cast out their “stutter” for example by saying, “Demon be gone in Jesus Name” but that is Not what this passage means.
The word “name” literally comes from two root words that means “To Come to Know” and “To be Useful”.
So you come to know the truth and you share it and it is useful.
But truly the real revelation of what this meant is, these disciples were taught the truth of God by Christ and they were led by Christ. What Christ knew they soon knew.
So, Christ sent them out into the world knowing that it would be as if he himself was going out. He sent them out in his “Name” which means everything Christ knew and was.
Legally, it would be like giving someone Power Of Attorney for you. It meant that they in fact, in all legal standing, were Christ.
Jesus actually said to them, that IF people received “them” they received Christ himself, and also God because God sent Christ.
Let me explain it this way, imagine a huge fire (that’s God), then a tree that is also part of that fire, a tree that catches fire from that fire, and no imagine and a branch of that tree which is also on fire…
If you received the branch who is now on FIRE for the Love of God, then you have also received the TREE and the Source of the Fire to begin with.
This is an important lesson for “Lambs” (young followers of Christ) to understand. When Jesus said if they receive “your teaching”, which I taught and inspired within you, which God taught and inspired within me, then it was done in JESUS’S NAME.
Now, how can this be Jacob? How can we come in Christ’s name?
Well that is because he gave us his name.
We are the Body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27 – Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
We are to put on the Mind of Christ. We are given the Name of Christ.
THIS is why Jesus said, when we understand that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him and they IN YOU, that greater works than even these shall you do.
But you can’t get there without FAITH. Faith is essential, but how can you believe if you never knew who you were in Christ?
Now if we are children, then we are heirs —heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
So the disciples were geeked about this. They were fired up that even the Devils were subject to them in Christ’s Name (authority/nature)
But Jesus wanted to put things in perspective, it was great that they were able to set so many people free, BUT that wasn’t what they should be excited about.
Let’s for a moment, look at the state the world was in before Jesus sent his Lambs out. The world was a mess and yet Jesus commanded them to …
Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
People were lost just like today. Hurting, spiritually SICK and WEAK. JUST LIKE TODAY! People needed to be warned because the KINGDOM OF GOD is once again present and the time is now for people to find the truth of who they are, and what and where the Kingdom of God is. Here’s a hint…. WITHIN YOU!
13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[b]
16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
Whoever rejects YOU rejects ME?! How can this be? IT’S THE SAME FIRE PEOPLE! Fire is not a bad thing, it is a wonderful symbol, as it devours the bad and uses its ashes to provide fertile ground for the Life that is to come.
In other words, the TRUTH may hurt but BABY its nothing compared to the Glory that is revealed because of it.
And so, the disciples came back excited. They were casting out devils everywhere they went. This act (if you aren’t new to me) you understand is a picture of people who have come to the knowledge of the truth of God through Christ who then simply shared the truth of God and Christ and Christ’s Kingdom to the lost sheep scattered throughout the land.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
There were people who were possesed by “LIES” which is what devils in scriptures are. They are Lying and deceitful spirits and we know that “SPIRIT” is the same as saying THOUGHT… for Jesus declared, that his words are SPIRIT and they are LIFE, and words begin with thought… and some would say without thought there
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
So they were pumped, “Jesus even the DEVILS were subject to us”
Now that word subject sounds like they could CONTROL the Demon and cast it out like Jesus did with the pigs that day. HOWEVER, this is yet again a religious idea that kills the true spirit of what is being shared here.
The DEVILS were SUBJECT to us… the word Subject U(pota/ssw in Greek, simple means to yield to someone’s ADVICE or admonition. Sort of like someone who is on drugs, you tell them how valuable they are, that they are not drug addicts, not losers, no criminals, not too far gone or lost, that they are PRICELESS, that they are VALUABLE, that they are GODS PRECIOUS STONES that are set to cry out in Glory and come back to life… and the LIES that person believed about themselves was CAST OUT… with the Godly ADVICE given thanks to the teaching of Christ (the power and wisdom of God).
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
And Jesus responds by saying, He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
You see, this has nothing to do with Lucifer, Or the Devil coming down in the End Times, this is a GREAT TRUTH that has been hidden from view and if it wasn’t for listening to a recommended preacher named Damon Thompson with a channel called Carolina Revival (I do not know the ins and outs of his ministry but I did like this video I watched and I realized how important it was for me to share this with everyone else.) who touched on the topic today I wouldn’t sharing.
You see, Jesus didn’t want to take the wind out of their sales, he wanted to put an even greater importance to it. Satan, which literally means adversary, taking residence in the heavens of our thinking. People are either children of God or children of the Devil.
The scripture clearly tells us where the Kingdom of Heaven is. You cant say look here or there, for behold the Kingdom of Heaven is within you!
They had the power to cast out DEVILS… but Jesus was pointed out what ACTUALLY was taking place spiritually within the people the disciples helped. THEY CAST SATAN OUT OF THEIR PERSONAL HEAVEN!
The war that takes place is taking place within our MINDS and HEARTS… the heavens and the earth… God’s ways and Man’s Ways.
Falling like LIGHTNING from HEAVEN is a picture of an INSTANT EXPLOSIVE EVENT! There is usually some fall out around the place LIGHTNING strikes… and when SATAN is cast out of THINKING… your HIGHEST form of thinking no less… it is instantaneous… THAT IS THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL (good news).
Now this is where the REAL message hits… Jesus goes on to say…
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
The question is DO YOU hear it?
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