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Was it prophesied that Lucifer (Satan) would be cast out of heaven?

A prophecy is a prediction of a future event.  Because technically Lucifer was cast from heaven sometime before man was created, any scriptural accounting of it would be more of a reporting of what happened in the heavenly realm we would not otherwise know.

Lucifer’s rebellion is spoken of in Isaiah 14:12:

How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!  How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations. 

It was his misuse of power that led to his demotion and casting out from the presence of God in heaven. 

Isaiah 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.  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Since Lucifer rebelled, he has been in the role of Satan or the Adversary the devil.  He is spoken of in Scripture as “the god (or mighty one, mighty ruler) of this world.”

1 Corinthians 4:4:  In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 

He is also identified in Ephesians 2:2 as the prince of the power of the air…the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 

Jesus described Satan’s character in John 8:44, He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

This continued evil rulership provides a testing ground for Christians. Satan is dangerous, and his goal is to turn people away from God, so we must be careful.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 

Satan is sneaky and deceitful. Paul says, Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.                2 Corinthians 11:14

Fortunately, James 4:7 gives us excellent advice: Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

The LORD permitted this continued misuse of power, and this continued permission of evil rulership, to help all of our human family to experience and eventually learn the devastating consequences of rebellion against God.

This lesson will be fully learned when the earthly resurrection takes place and Satan is bound, and all people are given the blessing of healing of mind and heart and the opportunity to walk the highway of holiness, the path and lifestyle that leads to holiness of character. See Revelation 20:3, Isaiah 35:4-7, 8-10

We see the jubilation on earth when this process is completed in Isaiah 14:3-7:

And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon

(a symbol of Satan, the rulership power influencing Babylon and all evil and imperfect governments),

and say ‘How the oppressor has ceased, and how fury has ceased!

The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers

Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,

Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.’

The whole earth is a rest and is quiet;

They break forth into shouts of joy.”


To learn who Satan is listen to, “Who is Satan?”

To learn how to avoid Satan in our lives listen to, “How is Satan Trying to Devour Me?”