8 And [kai] prevailed [ischuo] not; [ou] neither [oute] was [heurisko] their [autos] place [topos] found [heurisko] any more [eti] in [en] heaven. [ouranos] KJV-Interlinear
8 and they
were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in
Satan and his demon
followers, will be evicted out of Heaven, and forced to go to the only other
place available to them, earth.
They could have gone to
another galaxy, or to another planet, but the angelic conflict is still ongoing
and Satan and his demon followers have already been sentenced to the Lake of
Fire. Therefore, they have no other choice but to go to planet earth and try to
defeat God on the ground, here on earth.
Currently there are two
distinct realms which are totally mutually exclusive with no overlap between
them. There is our universe, and there is heaven.
In Job, we learned that
our universe is in a vault, and that God (figuratively for omni-presence) walks
around the perimeter of it from His place in Heaven.
Satan is evicted out of
heaven, and therefore that implies that there is a definite boundary, over
which he will no longer be permitted to cross.
Man cannot enter into
heaven, except through being saved by faith, and at Gods convenience when death
forces us out of this world.
We generally think of
our universe as endless and infinite, with popular theories of its expansion
and inevitable collapse, followed by big bangs and such. However, that is not
Just as all of humanity
has limitations, this physical universe also has limitations. In the case of
our universe, its limit is beyond mans limitation to see its edge.
Certainly we can see
approximately fifteen-billion light-years, and with technology advancements,
someday, we should be able to see or detect things in our universe that are
even further away. But, we will never see its edge, wherever that might be, and
we will never be able to see heaven with our human eye or through anything in
our physical world.
Needless to say, there
is a boundary, and Satan is going to lose his right of access in to heaven,
Consistent with the
sounding of the seventh trumpet, consistent with the final decree of God,
consistent with the finality of evil’s rule on this earth, this is but another
sign that the end is really, really near, and that there is going to definitively
be an end to the rule of evil on this earth.
However, when Satan is
evicted out of heaven, that means bad news for those in our world, Rev. 12:12. Satan’s
full fury in frustration and panic, will explode against Jews, against
believers, and finally against all of humanity, in his effort to thwart any
aspect of success in Gods plan.
Satan will fail, but he will
never accept his defeat.
Unfortunately, there are
many people who are so rigid in their thinking, that they too, will never
change, or even attempt to see the error of their beliefs.
For unbelievers, their
error is in refusing to believe in Christ. For believers, there error is in
refusing to advance, properly, in their spiritual life.
Satan will fight to
prevent Christ from establishing His Millennial Kingdom. Satan fought to
prevent the restoration of Israel after their captivity and was rebuked, Zech.
Satan is called the god
of this world, 2 Cor 4:4, the prince of the power of the air, Eph 2:2, his
demon hosts are called spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places, Eph
Satan tried to hinder
the ministry of the holy angels to Israel, Dan 10:12-13. Satan prowls around
like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour, 1 Peter 5:8, he opposes the
spread of the gospel, Matt 13:19,37-39; Acts 13:10, he oppresses individuals, Luke
13:10-16; Acts 10:38, he uses sin to disrupt and pollute the church, Acts
Believers are to be wary
of his schemes, 2 Cor 2:11, and give him no opportunity, Eph 4:27, and resist
him, James 4:7. Such resistance is by means of spiritual growth, not by means
of anything that you do.