Demonology

 

 

8. Do the devil and his demons know that one day they will be thrown into the everlasting fire, where they will be tormented forever and ever?

 

 

Of course they know it. For the devil is able to read and knows that the Bible states that the everlasting fire was “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41) and at the end of the millennial reign he will be cast into it, as it is written: “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).

The fact that the devil is aware of the terrible destiny that awaits him is confirmed by the following words written in the Book of Revelation: “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 great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12). However, the devil has not yet come down to us because the devil and his angels will be cast to the earth after they fight against the archangel Michael and his angels, who will overcome the devil and his angels and will hurl them to the earth (Revelation 12:7-9).

The demons also know their destiny, that is, they know that they will spend eternity in the lake of fire and brimstone, where they will be tormented forever and ever, for when the two demon-possessed men in the region of the Gadarenes met Jesus Christ, they said to Him: “Have You come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29 – NKJV). Obviously, it was the demons who spoke those words. They thought that Jesus had come to torment them before the time. The time of which the demons spoke is the time of their punishment appointed by God, which has not yet come.

 

 

 

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