Satan’s Judgedment And Literal End (Ancient References – Feat. Ezekiel 28:18-19 Peaceably Shared).

Subject Passage

‘…I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.
(Ezekiel 28:18 ESV)
All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
Ezekiel 28:19 ESV

The fire spoken of here is that of Armageddon (Revelation 20:9-10).

It resulted in satan being judged and being turned to figurative spiritual ‘ashes’, and what these figurative ashes do represent is literal ‘destruction’; an unresponsive, immobilised state for the created spirit god.

How do we know? From the full scope of Holy Scripture.

The texts reflect reality, and even account for how there is no more communication with any spirit creature, or even the dead.

The context with regard to the literal end of satan is shared here, complete with references.

Supportive References:

(click to review explanation of chapter/passage in context)

Ezekiel 26
I will bring you to a horrible end and you will be no more. You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign LORD.” – Ezekiel 26:21 NIV
Ezekiel 28
‘…fire…consumed you…turned you to ashes…
you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”’ (Ezekiel 28:18-19 ESV)
Ezekiel 32
‘…your destruction among the nations…on the day of your downfall.’ (Ezekiel 32:9-10 ESV)
• Isaiah 14
‘…the rod…is broken…kill your root…’ (Isaiah 14:29-30 ESV)
• Habakkuk 2
Once described as an ‘puffed up…arrogant man…’ (Habakkuk 2:4-5 ESV), now Satan is deecribed as a ‘speechless idol…silent stone…’ which cannot ‘…teach…’ (Habakkuk 2:19 ESV)
• Revelation 2
‘sickbed/sleeping bed’ (Revelation 2:22 ESV)
• Revelation 17
‘…desolate…naked…burn her up with fire…’ (Revelation 17:16)

– whereby he is no longer an active spirit.

Back to the Subject Passage – Ezekiel 28:18-19:

When the verse says ‘…on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.’ (ESV) – this is again speaking of the beast, all the kings of the earth, and the false prophet who deceived the nations at Armageddon. These were present on the earth at Armageddon (Revelation 20:7-8, 20:10, 19:19-20, Matthew 25:41).

Language note:
According to Thayers, the Hebrew word (H665) which is translated here as Ashes, can represent ‘purification’ and also ‘insignificance’ amongst others.

When the next verse goes on to say that satan ‘…shall be no more forever…’ (ESV) this tends to agree with ashes in the destructive sense, so ‘insignificance’ with regard to inactivity is more fitting here.

The passage in Ezekiel continues in the same way here – when it says;

All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
Ezekiel 28:19 ESV

Phrases such as ‘…a dreadful end…’ and ‘…be no more forever…’, are a confirmation and indicator that the above more defined explanation of this passage of Ezekiel, is the actual end judgement of satan the devil (Lucifer).

Revelation agrees when it also says that his judgement is forever;

‘…thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur…tormented day and night forever and ever.’
(Revelation 20:10 ESV, see also Mtt 25:41)

When balanced with the other prophetic books referenced from the Bible above, we can learn that Satan’s judgement was not one where he is to ‘swim in a lake of fire and sulfur forever….’ – rather his judgement is as explained above, with the lake of fire and brimstone (sulfur) representing judgement.

Satan (Lucifer) Could Also Be Heard

And you will be brought low; from the earth you shall speak, and from the dust your speech will be bowed down; your voice shall come from the ground like the voice of a ghost, and from the dust your speech shall whisper.
Isaiah 29:4 ESV

We know that Satan (Lucifer) was active and in communication with mankind (Gen 3:1-4, Mtt 4:5-11).

He could be heard like a ‘familiar spirit’, where the Hebrew word used in the verse there (H178) has a legal definition of ‘necromancer’ and in the Exhaustive concordance a ‘familiar spirit’ – literal crafts where a medium would speak with, listen, and gain information from spirits and also the dead.

We know that fallen familiar spirits and the dead used to function audibly from the ground (raised up) in the account of when king Saul raised dead Samuel via a medium in 1 Samuel 28:7-20;

‘…divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.’
(1 Samuel 28:8 KJV)

Nowdays since Armageddon and the spiritual firey judgement that came of it (Revelation 20:9-10) – Satan can nolonger be found, or heard as his end was literal;

‘…You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign LORD.”’
(Ezekiel 26:21 NIV)

‘…fireconsumed you…turned you to ashes…you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”’
(Ezekiel 28:18-19 ESV)

a ‘…silent stone…’
(Habakkuk 2:19 ESV)

The Lake Of Fire Means Judgement And Literal Death To Spirit Creatures.

The spiritual fire in the lake of fire and sulfur represents judgement (wrath), and renders all spritual creatures destroyed literally.

They are inactive, uncommunicable, judged, and destroyed – whereas fallen mankind are simply reincarnated here in bodies of flesh.

Ezekiel 32 and Revelation 18 confirm this amongst others.

Ezekiel 32:4 speaks symbolically of Satan as a destroyed tree. Birds (all spiritual creatures) of the air settle on his branches. Beasts of the field (all fallen mankind) gorge on him (feed on his carcass – ref. Ezekiel 39:4).

Revelation 18 also speaks of Satan as being destroyed here – except he is symbolically spoken of as a fallen burned up city in this chapter. Demons (spiritual), Birds (spiritual – ref. Mark 13:26-27, Revelation 19:14, 19:17), Angels (spiritual), are dwelling in him (a burned up city). These are all spiritual creatures like Satan, and thus are literally destroyed together in the firey spiritual judgement of Armageddon which has rendered the city fallen, burned up, and destroyed (Revelation 18:8).

Mankind are not made of spiritual bodies, but are rather made of fleshly bodies here. Those who have recieved the mark of the beast, are described as also dwelling in Satan (taking refuge in him, aligned/worshipping him, and do what is detestable (v.2)). Such people are deemed to be allocated as being in the lake of fire and sulfur (Revelation 20:10, 21:8, Matthew 25:41).

What do these two chapters mean?

The destroyed tree is the fallen burned up city – this is the judged and destroyed Satan (Lucifer). The birds that settle (take refuge) on the tree are the birds and spiritual creatures that settle in the burned up city – these are all fallen spirit creatures which are judged and literally destroyed along with Satan as they followed him (Ezekiel 32:7-8).

The beasts of the field who figurativley feed on Satan’s (Lucifer’s) [destroyed] carcass are mankind (Ecclesiastes 3:18) who are aligned with the world spiritually and thus ultimatly with the now destroyed Satan who instilled such forbidden fruit with mankind.

These are those who dwell in the fallen burned up symbollic city – they are all fallen people on this earth who are flesh and blood.

These are ‘perishing’ – that is, ‘as they are not made of spiritual matter, if they continue in their way, they eventually die here and they are then mortals above who do not tend to have a natural lifespan that is as generous as those who do not align themselves spiritually with the world, as such ultimately renders praise to [the now literally destroyed] Satan’ (Isaiah 65:20; ‘sinner’). They never go to a spiritual underworld ever again.

We know this is true from the time of Satan being blotted out and ‘destroyed’ (Ezekiel 32:7, 32:9, Revelation 20:10 ESV).

From then, Death (the literal just in time death process) and Sheol Hades (the underworld, a spiritual place) were destroyed and rendered inactive when thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14).

Ezekiel 32:12-15 states that when ‘beasts’ (men who came from the underworld; the pride of Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt)) on this earth, they never go back down (as it has been destroyed); as it then says, the foot of man and the hoof of beast (literal) will not trouble these judged people from sheol hades that are on the earth (lake of fire) any more – in the sense that sheol hades (spiritual places) were destroyed in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14) and these people never go there (the underworld underneath this earth), where with perspective those on this earth figuratively could be seen as walking on them with their feet and hoves if they were below in Sheol Hades; instead of going down, people here now go up (Isaiah 65:20).

Ezekiel 32:15 then confirms Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt) is destroyed and ‘desolate’ (ESV), much like how Ezekiel 29:11-12 poetically confirm it is ‘uninhabbited’ and a ‘desolation’ for ‘forty years’ (‘forty years‘ a biblical length of time signifying ‘completion’ (ref. Numbers 32:13) – thus, ‘completely uninhabited and a desolation’).

These who recieve the mark of the beast, are thus those who do not have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:15).

Later we see that people realise that Satan (Lucifer) has been literally destroyed, when it says they ‘…will stand far off… (Revelation 18:9-11 NIV).

Many however still seek his forbidden fruit, which makes way for the luxurious lifestyles that only they can gain by buying and selling in a [unique] way (Revelation 13:7).

These deal in biblically prohibbited trade (Revelation 17:12) – however one day, they realise such biblically prohibbited trade is not mandatory given Satan is destroyed – they no longer trade as they did, it says;

‘…no one buys their cargo anymore…’ (Revelation 18:11 ESV).

In Closing

This full scope approach to explaining the Holy Scriptures is the only one that can assist a person with this topic with certified references provided.

When reasoning it, it also addresses and answers how;

• there is literally no communication, visitation, with satan the created god or any other spiritual angellic-type creature, demon, or any dead humans for that matter at all.

Such were staples of the occult, with listed professions/arts (mediumship, necromancy, divination and the like) that correspond to such spiritual communication as listed in Deuteronomy 18:10-12. And accounts are provided throughout the Holy Scriptures.

Without malice, if a person attempts to explain away this point, they can tend to come across as a member of a typical corrupted mainstream ‘Pentecostal’ church who also explains away the fact that a believer here is no longer able to produce outward miracles and signs of any kind in a biblically legal manner – it says,

‘…the moon will not give its light…’
(Matthew 24:29 ESV)

Reasoning that one might hold could be alone the lines of;

‘If a mainstream church explains away miracles, and if I explain away how there has been no spiritual communication, visitation from any spirit being for circa 1,950 years; then surely accounting for the judgement and literal destruction of Satan, Sheol/Hades, and any other fallen spirit being that took refuge in him and was judged in like manner – is of great value and importance.’

This explanation also shows how;

• any pagan or occult rituals and practices that a person might undertake, have no correlation or true spiritual value in reality with regard to any fallen created spiritual god/being.

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

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