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Jesus said that Satan is a murderer of men from the beginning, who never stands by the truth because there is no truth in him.[1] Satan has always hated the truth – because there is no truth in him. He does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature.[2] When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.[3] He is also the father of accusation.[4]

This is Jesus’ testimony of Satan: He is a murderer from the beginning, a murderer of men, a liar and the father of lies. What is the difference between murder and killing? A murderer takes life and hides the blood on his hands. A killer takes life, but does not hide himself and his crime.

It is now for us to know the law that will be executed against Satan that will seal his fate in the Lake of Fire.[5] A law is a word of authority that is enforceable, and carries with it a punishment or reward.

First understand that the second death, which is the Lake of Fire, does not apply to Satan. He is not a man, but spirit, and cannot die as flesh dies. Therefore, the words in Revelation 21.8 do not apply to Satan but to men, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars- their place (fate[6]) will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” So it follows that these words in Revelation 22.15 also do not apply to Satan, but to us, “Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”[7]

This is why liars and murderers will be judged and sentenced as dogs outside the city of New Jerusalem, but Satan, who is a also murderer and a liar, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. The fate in Revelation 21.8 and 22.15, which relate to the second death, applies to men, and not to Satan, even though the destination is the same.

This is the law against Satan. This is the law that will seal his fate in the Lake of Fire for eternity after he is released from the Abyss, and he goes out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the Earth to gather them for battle against God’s saints and the city He loves, once more proving himself to be the murderer of men as Jesus testified.

Hear your God, you fallen guardian cherub, you who are a murderer, for the Lord uses your own words against you. This is the Father’s law against you: “Skin for skin!”[8]

Satan’s own words of accusation against God about Job, the Lord has turned against him, enabling the Lord to execute the Law of Vengeance against him. On Satan, God will avenge the lifeblood of every beast and every man, for He is God the Avenger who executes the Law of Vengeance with justice and righteousness. And this is the Law of Vengeance: Only flesh with the life thereof, that is, the blood thereof, you shall not eat. And surely your lifeblood will I avenge, of every beast will I avenge it, and at the hand of man; and at the hand of a man and his brother will I avenge the life of man.”[9] For our Lord God only avenges one thing: lifeblood.

When the Lord avenges the lifeblood of all creatures and men at the hand of Satan, Satan will be sentenced into the Lake of Fire to be tormented day and night forever and ever, where he can never die, never be released, never deceive and never murder again. Because when Satan hated truth, he hated life. When he hated life, he murdered. When he murdered, he showed his hatred for God. And so skin for skin – the Father will punish him for what his deeds deserve. Because he hates God who is Life, he will have an eternity to hate life at a place where there is no life to murder and no truth to overturn with his deceit. Because he hates God, he will be at a place kept away from God. This is his portion – his portion of God’s kindness to him. For the Lord will avenge those who hate Him and He will cleanse the land for His people.[10]

And at a time when everything is made new, the Lake of Fire could be the only place where there will still be “day” and “night” as God called them at the creation of this world[11] – the place Satan will call home for eternity – that place will hold the key to these words of the Father: “If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then My covenant with David My servant – and My covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before Me – can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.”[12] This is his torment. Satan’s place for eternity is the resting place for these words of the Father for His Son Jesus, the Son of Man, Son of God, and the Son of David – the rightful Heir to the throne of God, that in all his power of deception, craftiness, rebellion and scheming, Satan could not even ascend despite all his efforts. Skin for skin, Satan.

So, listen to Jesus: Do not resist an evil person. And listen to the Father: Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. He must surely be put to his death. You go on your way and listen to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And if Satan should bother you, say what Jesus did, Get behind me Satan, for I am following JESUS.

Amen Holy Spirit! To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father—to Him be glory and power forever and ever![13] COME LORD JESUS!

NB: An explanation of “Skin for Skin”: The Parable of the Tomatoes:

Imagine someone who really hates tomatoes (as Jesus said in John 8.44 NLT that Satan always hated the truth), and he would destroy all tomatoes, and go on to murder people who ate tomatoes. God’s skin for skin, if God were to avenge tomatoes as He avenges lifeblood, means that God would resurrect all the tomatoes the “tomato-hater” ever destroyed and all the people he murdered. He will then put the “tomato-hater” in a place forever where there are no tomatoes. This is God’s kindness. Skin for skin does not mean that Satan has to die to recompense for the people he murdered. For Satan is spirit, he cannot die as flesh dies. And this is God’s shrewdness – the place where He has appointed to be Satan’s home for eternity – still has day and night[14] – and is the “resting place” of the Lord’s word in Jeremiah 33.20. It is the place that assures that God’s covenant with day and night can never be broken. God’s covenant with day and night will never be broken because day and night will definitely exist in the Lake of Fire. And Satan’s torment is that he will be in a place for eternity that secures the covenant with the Levites (kingdom of priesthood) and the covenant with David (Jesus’ kingship) according to God’s word of truth. Remember Satan was the very person who tried to ascend above God’s throne!!!


 

[1] John 8.44 Peshitta

[2] John 8.44 NASB

[3] John 8.44 NLT

[4] John 8.44 Peshitta

[5] The Lake of Fire of Revelation 20.14 is also known as the Lake of Burning Sulphur – see Revelation; 21.8

[6] NLT

[7] Revelation 22.15

[8] Job 2.4

[9] Genesis 9.4-6 Peshitta

[10] Deuteronomy 32.43

[11] Genesis 1.5. And God said in Revelation 21.5 that He is making everything new.

[12] Jeremiah 33.20

[13] Revelation 1.6

[14] Revelation 20.10

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