Revelation 12:9, we’ll get to this later, says, “That great
dragon was hurled down, that ancient serpent called the Devil
or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.
He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
So, when Satan fell, he led some of the angels with him.
One-third of the angels went with Lucifer, and those fallen
angels are now what we would call demons.
And you say, “Well, that’s really scary.”
Yeah, but remember, he took one-third.
The other two thirds are still on our side.
So, we’re still on the winning side, aren’t we?
But look at what is happening here.
This bottomless pit is being opened up and out of it come
what is described as locusts.
But these are demonic creatures that are unleashed
upon the planet.
So, Satan is sort of whipping up this frenzy.
And they’ve been doing this for a long time, but now
they’re going into overdrive.
The purpose of demons seems to be twofold.
Number one, they seek to hinder the purposes of God.
And number two, they seek to extend the power of Satan.
Listen, if you’re taking notes, here’s three things you need
to know about demons.
I know you don’t want to talk that much about this, but it’s
good to know these things.
Three things you need to know about demons.
Number one, they’re real and aggressive.
They’re real and aggressive.
They’re not all bound in this bottomless pit.
This will happen later.
Right now, many are roaming freely on sort of a
Remember when the angels of the Lord appeared before God
in the Book of Job, and Satan was among them.
And God says to Satan, “What have you been doing?
Where have you come from?”
And Satan responds in Job 2:2, “Well, I’ve just been going back
and forth across the earth watching everything
that’s going on.”
Wow, that’s creepy.
He’s just walking around checking things out, looking for
opportunities, looking for ways to bring misery and destruction.
That is why the Bible describes the devil as a blood-thirsty
lion seeking his prey.
Number two, though powerful, demons and the devil himself
have clear limitations.
Let me say that again.
Though powerful, the devil and his demons
have clear limitations.
Let me tell you something that Satan does not want you to know.
His power is considerable, but it is still limited.
Remember, this is all allowed by God.
We already read in Revelation, “To him was given the key
to the bottomless pit.”
This is temporary, and God has given his permission
for a period of time.
So, all these demons are out and about, according to Revelation
9, like scorpions with a power to sting, but not to kill.
But notice that they can’t attack everyone.
Revelation 9:4 says, “They’re commanded not to harm the grass
of the earth or any green thing of any tree, but only those men
who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.”
Third thing I want to say about demons, and I’m done,
demons flee at the name of Jesus Christ.
They flee at the name of Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us in Philippians 2 at the name of
Jesus Christ, every knee will bow and every tongue will
confess of things in the earth and things under the earth that
Jesus Christ is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.”
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