Rev 12:7-12      Is There a Way Out of the Bottomless Pit ?    2/26/2000

 

1    When was Satan cast out ?   Rev 12:7-8   Let's find out.

      Luke 11:21-23      Christ will be disarming Satan and will plunder his house, through Evangelism.

      John 12:31-33      Satan will be cast out when Christ will be crucified.

      Col 2:15      Satan defeated and plundered: Past tense.

      Heb 2:14      At the Cross Satan was defeated: Past tense.

      II Pet 2:4      Satan and his demons have been cast down: Past tense.

 

2    Where was Satan before he was cast out ?   Rev 12:7   In Heaven.

      Job 1:6-7      Satan was free to roam on earth as well as in Heaven.

      Luke 10:17-18      He was still in Heaven.   Why ?

      Rev 12:10      He is called "the accuser of our brethren".

 

3    Where was he cast down to ?   Rev 12:9   The earth.

      II Pet 2:4      Into Hell (Tartarus) and chains of darkness, until Judgment Day.

      Jude 6      Into chains of darkness, until Judgment Day.

      Rev 20:1-3    Into the Bottomless Pit, until the FTP just before Judgment Day.

 

4    What was the reason he was cast out ?   Rev 12:11   The Blood of the Lamb.

      Gen 3:15      This battle and the outcome of it was prophesied.

      Isa 14:12-14  Satan had "a perfect plan" to be like God.

      Rom 6:23a     The wages of Sin is Death.

      Ezek 18:4,20  The soul that sinneth it shall Die.

 

5    What was the result from casting him out ?   Rev 12:10   Now has come Salvation.

      Matt 12:29-30      Satan bound, not able to stop the progress of the G. (God so loved the world)

      Acts 2:41,47  One Sermon and 3000 are saved; Satan is not able to stop this.

      Rev 20:1-3    Satan spiritually bound with chains of darkness: struck with stupidity.

6    If Satan is now bound and in Hell, how does he still rule this world ?   He is here with us

      I Pet 5:8      He is roaming about in this world, seeking whom he can deceive.

      Eph 6:12      He is the ruler of all that are in darkness in this world.

      Eph 2:2      He is "the prince of the power of the air"; this world is his kingdom.

      Therefore:           The Bottomless pit is here, on this sin cursed earth !    

 

7    What does it mean to be in Hell, the Bottomless Pit, under God's Wrath ?   Total Depravity

      John 8:34,43-44      Whoever commits sin is a slave of Sin and a slave of his father the Devil.

      Rom 3:10-12      There is none that seeks after God, not one, not on God's terms.

      Eph 2:1-3      We all were by nature children of wrath, even as others who remain unsaved.

      Therefore:        People are under the Wrath of God because they sin voluntarily !

 

8    Is there Hell now, or is Hell created later ?   To be in Hell is to be under the Wrath of God.

      a.      Hell now is a Condition

      Matt 12:40      Christ while under the Wrath of God was "in the heart of the earth".

      Eph 4:9      Christ under the Wrath of God was "in the lower parts of the earth".

      John 3:36      Unbelievers are under the Wrath of God right now; God does not love them.

      Rom 1:18      The wrath of God is revealed right now: "God gave them up".

 

      b.      Hell later is a Place

      II Thess 1:7-9      There will be a place called Hell, to be created on Judgment Day.

      Rev 20:15      It is a place of physical torment, like a "Lake of Fire".

 

9    Is there a way out of the Bottomless Pit ?   Unconditional Election.

      Matt 16:18     That is why "the gates of Hell" shall not prevail against us.

      Eph 2:4-7      When we were saved we were rescued out of the Bottomless Pit.

      Eph 4:7-8      Grace: the gift of Salvation. Therefore "He led captivity captive" out of the B. Pit.

      Col 1:13      We have been translated out of the Bottomless Pit.

 

10  What does it mean that Satan will be loosed for a while ?  Rev 12:12  Woe to those on earth.

      Rev 12:9      For the Master Deceiver is now doing his utmost since he has but a short time.

      Rev 12:17      He is making war with the Saints.

      Rev 13:7      And he is victorious over them.

      Rev 13:15      He is able to make the witness of the Saints totally ineffective.

      II Thess 2:10-14  Look at the contrasts: Watch out what you believe and whom you believe !

 

      Rev 12:7-12  Is There a Way Out of the Bottomless Pit ?       2/26/2000

 

1    When was Satan cast out ?   Rev 12:7-8  

      Luke 11:21-23       

      John 12:31-33       

      Col 2:15      Why past tense ?

      Heb 2:14      Why past tense ?

      II Pet 2:4      Why past tense ?

 

2    Where was Satan before he was cast out ?   Rev 12:7  

      Job 1:6-7

      Luke 10:17-18      Why ?

      Rev 12:10      "the accuser of our brethren".

 

3    Where was he cast down to ?   Rev 12:9 

      II Pet 2:4  

      Jude 6     

      Rev 20:1-3   

 

4    What was the reason he was cast out ?   Rev 12:11 

      Gen 3:15 

      Isa 14:12-14 

      Rom 6:23a    

      Ezek 18:4,20 

 

5    What was the result from casting him out ?   Rev 12:10  

      Matt 12:29-30       

      Acts 2:41,47 

      Rev 20:1-3   

6    If Satan is now bound and in Hell, how does he still rule this world ?  

      I Pet 5:8   

      Eph 6:12 

      Eph 2:2   

      Therefore:        Where is the Bottomless pit ?

 

7    What does it mean to be in Hell, in the Bottomless Pit, under God's Wrath ?

      John 8:34,43-44    

      Rom 3:10-12 

      Eph 2:1-3

      Therefore:           Do people sin voluntarily ?

 

8    Is there a Hell now, or is Hell created later ?  

      a.      Hell now is a Condition

      Matt 12:40    

      Eph 4:9   

      John 3:36

      Rom 1:18

 

      b.      Hell later is a Place

      II Thess 1:7-9     

      Rev 20:15     

 

9    Is Is there a way out of the Bottomless Pit ?

      Matt 16:18    

      Eph 2:4-7

      Eph 4:7-8

      Col 1:13  

 

10  What does it mean that Satan will be loosed for a while ?  Rev 12:12 

      Rev 12:9 

      Rev 12:17     

      Rev 13:7 

      Rev 13:15     

      II Thess 2:10-14