There’s only one name under heaven whereby you may be saved…

The Fall of Satan…

Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”…

After having been born again the Bible says we are a new creation in Christ:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

The Fall of Satan…

Satan has no place in God’s kingdom.

As we read in Romans 10, when Jesus exercises God’s power through the nucleus that will become His church, then the victory is sure.!

Satan has no hope. The text does not try to answer where Satan fell to, what he did there, and how this relates to his end-time activities.

In the scripture below, the emphasis is that with God exercising His power through the followers of Jesus, Satan has lost.

Luke 10:17-19
Expanded Bible

Satan Falls
17 When the ·seventy-two came back, they were very ·happy [joyful] and said, “Lord, even the demons ·obeyed [submit to] us ·when we used your name [in your name]!”

18 Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven [symbolically in the exorcisms; Is. 14:12; Rev. 12:13].

19 ·Listen [Look; Behold], I have given you ·power [authority] to ·walk on [trample] snakes and scorpions, ·power that is greater than the enemy has […and authority over all the power of the enemy]. So nothing will hurt you!

Satan’s fall from heaven is related to authority that Jesus gave His followers.

This is authority that overcomes the power of the enemy.

Connected so closely to the fall of Satan and the overcoming of the enemy, the language here appears to be an all-encompassing symbol for all evil forces that would represent Satan and oppose Christ.

Satan is often symbolized as the serpent (Gen. 3:1-14; Num. 21:6-9) or as a scorpion (1 Kgs. 12:11,14; Rev. 9:3; cf. Deut. 8:15; Luke 11:11-12).

The followers’ victory over demons and evil spirits indicated the authority they had received from Jesus—authority over everything that represented Satan.

The disciples had seen tremendous results as they ministered in Jesus’ name and with his authority.

They were elated by the victories they had witnessed, and Jesus shared their enthusiasm.

He helped them get their priorities right, however, by reminding them of their most important victory—that their names were registered in heaven.

This honor was more important than any of their accomplishments.

As we see God’s wonders at work in and through us, we should not lose sight of the greatest wonder of all—our heavenly citizenship.

Jesus may have been looking ahead to His victory over Satan at the cross.

John 12:31-32 indicates that Satan would be judged and driven out at the time of Jesus’ death.

On the other hand, Jesus may have been warning His disciples against pride.

Perhaps He was referring to Isaiah 14:12-17, which begins, “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!”

Some interpreters identify this with Satan and explain that Satan’s pride led to all the evil we see on earth today.

“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 image of God, should shine unto them.”
(2 Corinthians 4:4)

Is there a voice whispering in your ear that you, or, “Your family and friends will never get saved.

They will be lost forever.”

Don’t believe it—Satan is a liar!

13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away.

Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins.

14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

15 In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.

Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death…

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
(Revelations 1:18 )

Keys are a symbol of control. Keys keep people in or out.

If they do not have a key to a lock, they cannot enter or exit.

Keys grant the holder access to interiors and their contents, and in ancient times the wearing of large keys was a mark of status in the community.

In the New Testament, the word “Hades” has a twofold usage: in some cases it denotes the place of all the departed dead (the grave – Acts 2:27,31); in others, it refers to the place of the departed wicked (Hell – Luke 16:23; Revelation 20:13-14).

Since Christ alone has conquered death and has Himself come out of grave, He alone can determine who will enter death and Hades and who will come out.

He has the “keys.” He has authority over death and the place of the dead.

Satan has never possessed these “keys.” Satan has never had power to determine who goes to Heaven (the Kingdom) and who goes to Hell.

Jesus did not have to fight Satan for the keys because the keys were never in Satan’s possession.

God and God alone has power over death and Hell (Revelation 1:18).

Jesus did not have to fight Satan for anything because Jesus’ death on the cross was His ultimate victory.

Colossians 2:15 tells us, “…and having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”

For the Christian, there is no need to fear death and hell.

Christ is in control of both, and the one who has faith in Christ will never enter hell.

But it must be remembered, ONLY Christ has the keys to the Kingdom.

This is why Jesus told us He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that NO ONE can come to the Father except by Him (John 14:6).

Satan is the god of this world and though he may have temporarily blinded you in the past and also your loved ones…

The Bible says that WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved! (Romans 10:13)

So whatever lies Satan is throwing at you your job is don’t ever give up!

Keep praying, and most of all, keep believing the Word of God that says Christ defeated Satan on the cross at Calvary.

The devil’s power is broken off both yourself and your loved ones.

As you continue to love them, pray for them, and witness to them as the Holy Spirit guides and gives you opportunity, you will see every chain demolished and the captives set free!

Lord, I pray that (________________) is set free from the lies of the devil and his/her spiritual eyes are open to the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. Satan, I cast down every stronghold and deception, and command you to loose your control over (________________). You have been defeated by Christ and no longer have power over my loved ones. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

You are ALWAYS more than a conqueror through Christ!

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

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