Five-fold Evils of Satan:
- Blasphemes God/Jesus Christ. (Rev. 13:6)
- Wars. (7X). (Rev. 12:7-9, 12:17, 13:7, 16:14, 19:19, 19:21, 20:8-9)
- Deceives. (4X). (Rev. 12:9, 20:3, 20:8, 20:10)
- Empowers his five (5) Counterfeits. (5X). (Rev. 13:2, 13:12, 13:14, 13:15, 19:20)
- Falsely Accuses. (Rev. 12:10)
Commentary: There are seven (7) verses that reference five (5) satanically driven wars against holy angels, Israel’s remnant, saints, Jesus Christ at Armageddon, and the saints at the end of the Millennium (1,000 year period). In every single instance of war, Satan loses. His batting average is .0000000. He is ‘oh for five’ (using a baseball euphemism). Satan blasphemes God, midway through the Tribulation when he indwells the beast/antichrist and commits the Abomination of Desolation in the rebuilt Jewish temple, and demands to be worshiped as God. Satan falsely accuses Christians (indicated by angels as “our brethren”) before he is thrown out of heaven by Michael and his battalions. There are four (4) verses referencing Satan’s deception of mankind. Four (4) denotes God’s foursquareness of symmetry or balance in design. It is also a double-double, or a double confirmation of a matter. Deception is the single most evil of Satan which is perpetrated on man. Although there are more references to satanic wars, several of these wars are waged directly against angels or Jesus Christ. The actual wars referenced against men or mankind, are fewer in number than the number of deceptions committed against men or mankind directly. Lastly, Satan’s five (5) counterfeits are; the beast, beast worship, beast image worship, false prophet, false prophet miracles. These five (5) counterfeits are all satanically empowered and created by Satan, to deceive men away from the gospel of Jesus Christ and to keep them from ever knowing of the salvation that is provided to them through the shedding of Christ’s blood and his resurrection. Satan, historically and in the future, attempts to deceive men through counterfeit actions that mock what God achieved through his plan of redemption through his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Satan mocks Jesus Christ via his beast/antichrist. Satan mocks the worship of Jesus Christ via beast and image worship. Satan mocks Christianity through the Mystery Religion Babylon (worship of anything). Satan mocks God when he causes the Abomination of Desolation (demands to be worshiped as God), in the rebuilt Jewish temple. Satan mocks the miracles of Christ through the false prophet’s false or otherwise showy miracles (causes fire to come down). Everything that God does or did through Jesus Christ, is severely mocked or counterfeited by Satan in one form or another. God provides us with a positive in Jesus Christ. Satan provides evil men with a false-positive via the beast/antichrist, whom is still a ‘negative.’ Interestingly, the Holy Spirit used five (5) references spread throughout Revelation, to reveal or describe the five (5) evil counterfeits of Satan’s plan on earth during the Tribulation. All combined verse references add up to eighteen (18), which is the evil number of man (6) x three (3 – emphasis and intensity).