Satanic Evil and Influence on Earth and of Men (5)
Five (5) is an imperfect, uneven or ‘odd’ number. There are no multiples of other numbers that lead to five (5). The five (5) “I Will” statements of Lucifer (Isaiah 14:13-14) reflect his deception and boastful ego … or ‘PRIDE’ (pride is made up of five letters). Satan’s ‘PRIDE’ is manifest throughout Revelation, in a number of counterfeit entities that mimic what God, the Father, has done through his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. John the Apostle’s Revelation of Jesus Christ, treats the dragon/serpent, Satan/Devil with the number five (5), to represent his characteristics, actions, behavior, power and influence over mankind and the nations. Five (5) is a number that is NOT divisible into any of God’s divine numbers.
Five-fold Wars of Satan:
- Fights Holy Angels in Heaven. (Rev.12:7-9).
- Fights Woman’s (Israel’s) Remnant. (Rev. Rev. 12:17).
- Fights Jesus Christ at Armageddon. (4X). (Day of the Lord). (Rev. 9:16-19, 16:14, 19:19, 19:21).
- Fights and Conquers/Kills Men. (3X). (Rev. 6:2-3, 11:7, 13:7). White/Red horse apocalypse. Two witnesses. Tribulation Saints.
- Fights against saints, with nations at the end of the Millennium Kingdom. (Rev. 20:8-9). Satan is let “loosed” for a little season.
Commentary: Satan fights with (wars against) everyone he comes into contact with. Israel, Israel’s Remnant, holy angels in heaven, Jesus Christ at his return on the Day of the Lord (Armageddon) and mankind. Since Satan has already lost his battle and cause to Jesus Christ, his only recourse is to attack and war against those of whom God/Jesus Christ love and those in heaven. In his insanity, pride and one last desperate attempt, he will attempt to attack Jesus Christ again at his second coming to earth during the battle of Armageddon. The battle is over before it begins and he is thrown and chained into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years, as a result of his defiance.
Satan’s last act of defiance and rebellion occurs at the end of the Millennium period (1,000 years). Rev. 20:8-9 indicates that he is “let loosed for a short season” at the end of this period to deceive and rally the nations for one last, desperate act of rebellion against Jesus Christ and God. Even though men and the nations are living on a renewed and ‘Eden-like’ earth (perfect living conditions), they still harbor sin and resentment at not being their own masters. Satan is able to deceive them again, for an extremely short period of time, and to assemble them together to do battle. Just like at the battle of Armageddon, this final battle at the end of the Millennium is over immediately. “… Fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” (Rev. 20:9). What is the point of God allowing Satan one last act of rebellion? In his divine plan and purpose, God is demonstrating the sinfulness of men, even when they are living in a perfect, physical environment. Even when everything around them is perfect and for their benefit on earth (for the 1,000 year period), there is still the element of sin and rebellion found in them. Satan knows this and plays to it. This scenario is orchestrated by God to remind citizens on earth, and the saints in heaven and New Jerusalem, that Jesus Christ continues to conquer sinfulness and that the result of sin is still death. Men have no reason to sin and rebel against God during the 1,000 year period, yet, Satan deceives them one last time into doing this.
Satan is like a three-year old child who throws temper tantrums because he can’t get his way. He fights everyone he comes into contact with, and who present obstacles which get in his way to rule and to be exalted above God. He hates everyone and everything that has to do with the righteousness and truthfulness of God and Jesus Christ and their kingdom. He hates that God/Jesus Christ loves mankind enough to provide us with an offer of salvation, however (to our knowledge), there is no salvation or redemption offered to Satan, or fallen angelic beings. Their fate or eternal destiny was sealed once they decided to rebel in heaven against God’s rule and to follow Satan instead. Thus, if Satan can literally kill or destroy us, while we are in an unsaved / unforgiven alive state, then he has stolen a potential saint away from God and Jesus Christ. If he can’t have his way, then he will drag everyone whom he can ultimately to the lake of fire (2nd death).