The Devil Went Down To Georgia

19 Mar

March 18, 2016

Well i hope we all remember the story about the rich man, burning in torment in hell, while Lazarus was up in Heaven, looking down on him. This was a story that Jesus told to His disciples. Perhaps it is a true story, and perhaps that really did happen, long ago, before Jesus was even born. If it was a true story, then that means that the poor rich man has been burning in torments for over two thousand years, already. For generations of people coming and going on Earth, for over two thousand years, all that the rich man has been doing is burning. And as Karen Carpenter would say, “We’ve only just begun”.

A few days ago i began wondering when exactly was it that Satan got casted out of Heaven. Was it before Jesus was born? Was it after? So i looked it up to see what Scripture tells us. I was reading REvelation Chapter 12 to figure out when exactly did Satan get cast down. Then i began trying to understand the whole of Revelation Chapter 12, because at first reading, i did not really understand it. I read it again, and i thought that maybe the first six verses were symbolically speaking of what was going to take place in the following verses. But then i read it again a few times, and after thinking about it some time, i begin to understand a little better. I can see now, Chapter 12 tells us a story about how a dragon was going to devour a baby, but the baby was saved by angels.

Revelation Chapter 12

AND there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a
crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be
delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great
red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns
upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was
ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with
a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his
throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place
prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two
hundred and threescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in
heaven.
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.

The first four verses are symbolically speaking, and they are also describing that portion of the Mazzaroth of the woman clothed with the sun. Every part of the Mazzaroth tells a different story of Jesus. And these four verses all take place in Heaven. So when John had the vision, this is what John saw, up in the Heavens, which is the symbols in the Mazzaroth.

In verse four, we see the dragon has appeared before the woman to devour her child, as soon as it is born. Again, this is in the Heavens, and there is a dragon that appears before the woman clothed with the sun in the Mazzaroth. Again, this is symbolically speaking, and explains the meaning of the pictures in the Mazzaroth. It is symbolic, but it is telling the actual story of Jesus. How do we know the child being born is Jesus? Scripture tells us

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with
a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his
throne.

There was only one child born to rule all nations with a rod of iron: Jesus of Nazareth. So we know this is about Jesus birth. Also in verse five it says that her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. Some people interpret this to mean that the dragon did devour the child as soon as it was born, and the child went to Heaven. However, this is a vision that John had, and he saw the child go to the throne of God, but that doesn’t mean it happened in that chronological order. Because Jesus didn’t go to Heaven until He was crucified. How do we know Jesus went to Heaven when He died on the cross? Because He told us so.

St. Luke Chapter 23

39 ¶ And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him,
saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear
God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds:
but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest
into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou
be with me in paradise.

They went to Heaven that day. So since we know Revelation Chapter 12 is describing Jesus birth, we know that Jesus didn’t die as a child. It’s just written that way in John’s vision. Also, we can see that it also supports Scripture in the other verses.

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with
a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his
throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place
prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two
hundred and threescore days.

We know that King Herod wanted to kill Jesus as soon as he was born. King Herod heard about Jesus, King of the Jews from the wisemen. After King Herod found out about that, he wanted to kill baby Jesus.

St. Matthew Chapter 2

16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that
were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old
and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of
the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
saying,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and
great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be
comforted, because they are not.

The dragon, symbolically, stood prepared to devour the child as soon as it was born.

St. Matthew Chapter 2

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I
bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night,
and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt
have I called my son.

This describes what is being seen in John’s vision in Revelation Chapter 12 verse 6

Revelation Chapter 6

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place
prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two
hundred and threescore days.

So we can see it is not just symbology, but it is, and it is also describing what actually happened, and explains how it is shown in the Mazzaroth. But it is also telling us a story. It makes us wonder in verse 5, did the dragon devour the child, and is that why the child went to the throne of God? No, that is not what happened, that would be a misinterpretation. Because we know Jesus did not get destroyed right after birth, even though the dragon wanted to destroy Him. The woman got away, and Jesus did too. How did they get away? Verse 7 tells us. When the dragon tried to kill the baby Jesus, the angels showed up, and had war with the dragon, and that’s how the woman and the baby got saved. And that is also when the dragon got cast down.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in
heaven.

So the dragon tried to kill the baby Jesus, but Michael and the angels fought the dragon, and won, and kicked Satan and all the angels out of Heaven. This is the time when Jesus was born! So now we have an idea when Satan got casted down. It happened after the woman gave birth to Jesus. I thought, maybe Satan went over the edge. Maybe when Satan realized God was going to have an Only Son, who was going to end up ruling over Satan, maybe that’s what drove Satan over the edge, and that’s when he got casted out of Heaven. Because maybe Satan couldn’t stand the idea of God’s child ruling over him. I don’t know. But now i have an idea when exactly Satan did get cast out of Heaven. ABout the same time Jesus was born.

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.
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.

Now all this has been going on the Heavens, so far, up until verse 9. Now Satan is down on the Earth, And a voice warns humans that they are going to have to be strong to overcome the dragon, who is very wroth. Now these verses are about the Earth, and not the Heavens. The battlefield has now come down from Heaven, and it is now taking place on Earth.

Also, i notice that the dragon is wroth, first because he got cast out of Heaven, and Scripture tells us he is also wroth because he knows his time is short.

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.
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.

Now, how does Satan know his time is short? Does Satan know exactly when the End of Time will be? No, of course not. Scripture tells us only God knows that. But how does Satan know that his time is short? Because, Satan knows Scripture is True, Satan KNows God’s Word is True, and therefore Satan knows that the Earth is going to be destroyed by fire, because this is foretold to us in Scripture. The Earth is scheduled for destruction. Satan knows this. Satan is no longer in Heaven. He is stuck on Earth, and there is nowhere he can go! So when Earth is destroyed, Satan is also going to be destroyed. Satan knows that he is also scheduled to be destroyed. His days are numbered, and they are getting shorter each day. For people, there is salvation. There is hope for people, because they can be saved by Jesus. But for Satan there is no hope. He is scheduled for destruction and it is only a matter of time. Short time. That’s when it will be the End of Time, and the Beginning of Eternity. There won’t be any such thing as time anymore, only Forever and ever and ever, and it will just keep going on, forever and ever and ever, and it will never end. Ever. For those poor folks who end up in the Lake of Fire like the rich man, it’s going to be a long, long, long time. A very long time, indeed.

As i mentioned before, if there was an emergency or disaster, people could call on Jesus at the last minute and be saved, just like the sinner on the cross who was saved just before he died. But i thought about that, and i wanted to also mention, and warn people that if they call on Jesus, they need to follow through. For example, if someone had an emergency and called on Jesus for help, and Jesus saved them, then after the danger was over, maybe the person would forget about Jesus and go back to their sinful ways. This would be a very bad thing to do, to call on God to save you, then after God saved you, to turn your back on God and go your own way. This is what the Scripture tells us that whoever takes their hand off the plough is not fit to follow Jesus. So if we call on God, we have to keep our word to God and be faithful to God, if we want Him to be faithful to us.

St. LUke Chapter 9


62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the
plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

So we don’t want to make the mistake of only calling on God for help during times of trouble, and then forgetting about Him after He saves us. This Scripture also tells us that there is no such thing as “once saved, always saved”. This proves that “once saved, always saved” is false doctrine, a teaching of the devil.

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