Characteristics of Satan’s kingdom

General Characteristics

Mission objectives

Command Structure

    Ruler:  Satan

Current status:

Powers: 
  1. Has the power of death until both he and death are destroyed during the establishment of God’s everlasting kingdom on earth (1 Corinthians 15:24-26, Revelation 20:10,14)
  2. Able to supernaturally move people (Luke 4:9) and project temptation into the mind (Luke 4:5, John 13:2).  
  3. Strong deception powers to deceive individuals (2 Corinthians 4:4) and nations (Revelation 20:3, 8,10).
  4. Can transform himself into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14)
  5. Can travel back and forth on earth and also to heaven (1 Peter 5:8, Job 1:6-7, 2:1-2)
  6. His power and rule are limited  (Revelation 12:9, 20:1-3)
  7. Not omnipresent (Luke 4:13)

Forces

    Evil Angels: 

    Imprisoned forces: Some rebelling angels were imprisoned just before Noah's flood and now await final judgment.  They rebelled by taking human wives and produced offspring (Genesis 6:1-6).  They helped draw the human race into continual evil.  God sent the flood to wipe out this corrupted race, and imprisoned the guilty angels in Hell (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6).  Jesus Christ proclaimed his victory over all evil to these imprisoned spirits during His resurrection, sealing their destruction (1 Peter 3:18-20).

    Demons/Evil Spirits

    Characteristics

     Capabilities

    People

    Sin nature:  Our own sin nature can be our worst enemy.  Evil powers may try to manipulate us by appealing to our sin nature and use sinful desires to war against us  (1 Peter 2:11-12, James 1:14-15). 

Communication:

Future:   Jesus Christ will crush Satan's kingdom completely, and the last enemy to be destroyed will be death (1 Corinthians 15:24-26).   The Archangel Michael will defeat Satan and hurl him down from heaven (Revelation 12:9).  Next, he will be bound by an angel and thrown into the pit for 1000 years (Revelation 20:1-3).  Finally, Satan and his forces will be cast into the lake of fire permanently (Revelation 20:10,14-15).  Jesus Christ will then triumphantly hand over the kingdom to God the Father (1 Corinthians 15:24-25).

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