Torrey - Satan - 4.02- His Destiny

II. SATAN'S DESTINY. Genesis 3:14 "And the Logo God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thy go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life."

First Proposition: Ever since he tempted man, Satan has been under a special curse.

The serpent does not share in the coming redemption of the animal world.

He shall still eat dust (Isaiah 65:25). Matthew 25:41 RV — "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels."

Second Proposition: The eternal fire is prepared for the devil and his angels. 1 John 3:8 — "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."

Third Proposition: The Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil Utter failure, disappointment, and torment awaits Satan on every hand. Hebrews 2:14 RV — "Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil."

Fourth Proposition: Jesus Christ has already made Satan utterly ineffective through His death.

Satan's power was utterly undermined and doomed by the death of Christ. Colossians 2:15 RV — "Having put off from himself the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it."

Fifth Proposition: Christ made an open show of Satan's hosts and triumphed over them on the cross. John 12:31 — "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out."

Sixth Proposition: By Christ's death, Satan, as the prince of this world, was cast out.

His dominion received its death blow at Calvary. The actual casting out thus secured may be in the future, but the death of Christ secured it and it is now assured. Potentially Satan is already cast out. He is an already conquered enemy: Luke 10:18 — "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." He may bother us still, but he has to go. Romans 16:20 — "And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly."

Seventh Proposition: The God of peace shall bruise Satan under our feet shortly.

The word translated "bruise" is a very strong word, meaning to break or break in pieces. Revelation 20:1-3 RV — "And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him: that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time."

Eighth Proposition: At the coming of Christ, Satan shall be bound with a great chain and cast into the abyss for a thousand years. Revelation 20:7-8 — "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."

Ninth Proposition: At the end of the thousand years, Satan shall for a little season be loosed out of his prison and come forth to deceive the nations. Revelation 20:10 RV — "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

Tenth Proposition: Finally the devil shall be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.