Satan, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Satan, Summary: This fearful being, apparently created one of the cherubim (See Scofield “Ezekiel 1:5”) See Scofield “Ezekiel 28:12” and anointed for a position of great authority, perhaps over the primitive creation, (note 3); See Scofield “Genesis 1:2” Ezekiel 28:11-15 fell through pride Isaiah 14:12-14 His “I will” Isaiah 14:13 marks the introduction of sin into the universe. Cast out of heaven Luke 10:18 he makes earth and air the scene of his tireless activity; Ephesians 2:2; 1 Peter 5:8. After the creation of man he entered into the serpent. See Scofield “Genesis 3:1”, and, beguiling Eve by his subtilty, secured the downfall of Adam and through him of the race, and the entrance of sin into the world of men Romans 5:12-14.

The Adamic Covenant (See Scofield “Genesis 3:14”) promised the ultimate destruction of Satan through the “Seed of the woman.” Then began his long warfare against the work of God in behalf of humanity, which still continues. The present world-system Revelation 13:8 organized upon the principle of force, greed, selfishness, ambition, and sinful pleasure, is his work and was the bribe which he offered to Christ Matthew 4:8,9. Of that world-system he is prince; John 14:30; 16:11 and god 2 Corinthians 4:4. As “prince of the power of the air” Ephesians 2:2 he is at the head of vast host of demons. See Scofield “Matthew 7:22”. To him, under God, was committed upon earth the power of death Hebrews 2:14. Cast out of heaven as his proper sphere and “first estate,” he still has access to God as the “accuser of the brethren” Revelation 12:10 and is permitted a certain power of sifting or testing the self-confident and carnal among believers; Job 1:6-11; Luke 22:31,32; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:20 but this is strictly permissive and limited power, and believers so sifted are kept in faith through the advocacy of Christ Luke 22:31,32. See Scofield “1 John 2:1”. At the beginning of the great tribulation Satan’s privilege of access to God as accuser will be withdrawn Revelation 12:7-12. At the return of Christ in glory Satan will be bound for one thousand years Revelation 20:2 after which he will be “loosed for a little season” Revelation 20:3,7,8 and will become the head of final effort to overthrow the kingdom. Defeated in this, he will be finally cast into the lake of fire, his final doom. The notion that he reigns in hell is Miltonic, not biblical. He is prince of this present world-system, but will be tormented in the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:10

And the that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Ezekiel 1:5

Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of . And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

Genesis 1:2

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Ezekiel 28:11-15

11 Moreover the of the LORD came unto me, saying,

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and .

13 Thou hast been in Eden the ; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till was found in thee.

Isaiah 14:12-14

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

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will into heaven, I will my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the .

Luke 10:18

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as fall from heaven.

Ephesians 2:2

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the of disobedience:

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Genesis 3:1

Now the was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Romans 5:12-14

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and ; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s , who is the figure of him that was to come.

Revelation 13:8

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the .

Matthew 4:8-9

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the , and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and me.

John 14:30

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:11

Of , because the prince of this world is judged.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the , should shine unto them.

Matthew 7:22

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many ?

Hebrews 2:14

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of , he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Revelation 12:10

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 of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Job 1:6-11

6 Now there was a day when the came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from in it.

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will thee to thy face.

Luke 22:31-32

31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may you as wheat:

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, thy brethren.

1 Corinthians 5:5

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the of the flesh, that the spirit may be in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:20

Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 John 2:1

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Revelation 12:7-12

7 And there was war in heaven: fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the 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 is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the , 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 , because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Revelation 20:2-3, 7-8

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a ,

3 And cast him into the , and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his ,

8 And shall go out to which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.


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