What is the meaning of Luke 10 18: I saw satan fall like lightning from heaven? The surprising connection with Isaiah 14:12 and Job 1:6 and Ephesians 6:12.
In the Bible verse Luke 10:18, Jesus Christ speaks about Satan falling from heaven like a lightning bolt. This statement has been interpreted in different ways, with some connecting it to Isaiah 14:12 and Job 1:6. Some believe that Lucifer and Satan are not the same, with Lucifer representing the Devil and Satan representing Ahriman. The fall of Satan is seen as the defeat of a defeated enemy, with Jesus having authority over the demonic realm. The fall of Satan is also seen as a reminder not to let pride take over, as it was why Satan was cast out of heaven. This verse highlights the power of the gospel in demolishing Satan’s kingdom and converting nations to Christianity.
What did Jesus mean
when He said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” in Luke 10:18?
In Luke 10:18, Jesus refers to a vision or a metaphor where he saw Satan being thrown down from heaven, symbolizing Satan’s defeat and loss of power. The phrase is often interpreted as representing Jesus’ victory over evil and sin through his teachings and actions on earth.
Connection with Isaiah 14:12
The statement “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” by Jesus in Luke 10:18 is likely a reference to the verse in Isaiah 14:12, which states, “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, who once laid the nations low!” This verse in Isaiah is believed to be prophetic. It references the fall of the king of Babylon. Some have also interpreted it as a reference to the fall of Satan from heaven. In the context of Luke 10, Jesus is likely using the imagery from Isaiah 14 to declare the triumph of God’s kingdom and the defeat of Satan, as represented by the disciples’ successful mission in preaching the good news and casting out demons.
Connection with Matthew 4:10
In Matthew 4:10, Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness and quoted from the Old Testament saying, “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'” The quote references Deuteronomy 6:13 and affirms Jesus’ complete devotion, obedience to God, and rejection of Satan’s temptations. The connection with Luke 10:18, where Jesus says, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven,” is that both verses show Jesus’ victory over Satan and his power and authority over the evil one.
Connection with Revelation 12:9
Revelation 12:9 is a passage in the New Testament Book of Revelation that provides further context on the fall of Satan described in Luke 10:18 and other passages. In Revelation 12:9, Satan is depicted as having been cast out of heaven and onto the earth: “And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, which is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” This passage in Revelation provides additional insight into the fall of Satan described in Luke 10:18 and reinforces the idea that Satan was cast out of heaven and onto the earth.
Connection with John 12:31
In John 12:31, Jesus states, “Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.” This verse is about Satan being cast out of heaven and defeated through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. This event of Satan’s defeat is referred to in Revelation 12:9, where it says, “And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, which is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” So, the fall of Satan like lightning from heaven in Luke 10:18 is connected with his defeat. It casts out of heaven as described in John 12:31 and Revelation 12:9.
Connection with John 16:11
In John 16:11, Jesus says, “Concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” This statement likely refers to the same event described in Luke 10:18, where Jesus says He saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Here, Jesus is pointing out that Satan’s power has been defeated and that he has been judged, which is why Jesus has come to the world. The reference to Satan as “the ruler of this world” highlights the extent of his influence. It also underscores that his reign is limited and temporary, as Jesus and His death and resurrection have defeated him.
Connection with Hebrews 2:14
In Hebrews 2:14, the author writes that “since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil.” This passage connects to Jesus’ statement in Luke 10:18 (“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”) by emphasizing the devil’s defeat through Jesus’ death on the cross. By taking on human form and dying for the sins of humanity, Jesus has broken the power of death and defeated the devil’s hold on humanity.
When Christ says “I saw Satan fall”,
Jesus Christ was so pleased with the report of His disciples that He exclaimed, I saw Satan fall, plummet from the sky like a bolt of lightning!” The 70 had gone out to spread the word and prepare for Jesus’ surprising event: The journey to Jerusalem, and when they returned, they were ecstatic to tell Him that even demons obeyed them in His name.
He was well aware of what would happen before the world even began – five times, Satan tried to go against God’s Holy Spirit. It wasn’t shocking or unexpected that the demons were forced out of people and had to obey.
Lucifer or Ahriman is the Satan?
The difficulty in understanding Christ’s statement in Luke 10:18 comes from the fact that people must distinguish between Satan and the Devil. Sometimes careless translation contributes to such misunderstandings.
According to the esoteric scholar and great initiate Rudolf Steiner, Lucifer corresponds to the Devil, and Satan corresponds to the familiar Ahryman of the ancient Persians. And Lucifer is also known as the demon of light, while Ahriman is the one who pulls us down into materialism. The verse in Luke 10:18 has led many people to think that Lucifer and Satan are the same things, which is incorrect. But the real answer can lead us to the mystery of the Antichrist:
The reader who wishes to get first-hand information on the truth concerning what is written in this Bible verse can exercise himself. Before falling asleep, he could picture each of his questions vividly enough and fall asleep with that image before his inner vision. Thus he packages the idea into an imaginary painting he sends to your Angels. You can try the question:
- “How exactly the lightning falls and who is in this light?
- And “How is the darkness falling?”
- Which are the real names of the two greatest evil spirits?
- How can I access divine omniscience
If he thus asks his question of the Angel several nights in succession, by the third or fourth morning, he will indeed receive an answer. And this answer will be given to him again as an image and not words. It is important not to do other things like watching movies or solving Sudoku before falling asleep. This abstinence is necessary so that there are no further mental or pictorial layers on top of the imagery question. It is a way that everyone can receive all the answers that interest them directly from the spiritual world as long as one learns a specific hygiene of thought and meditation.
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Satan fall like lightning from heaven
Looks like the devil’s in trouble, said Christ. As you gain ground, he loses it. He falls like lightning fall from heaven – so fast, so final, and everyone can see it happening. Look at how Satan’s kingdom is crumbling! They were proud of casting devils out of people’s bodies, but I’m even more pleased to see him losing his grip on their souls.
Jesus likely referred to Isaiah 14:12 when he spoke of Satan’s fall from Heaven. It happened after Lucifer sinned before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Lucifer tried to elevate himself in his arrogance, but God sent him down from his heavenly home (although Job 1:6 suggests that even the demons still have some access). Jesus’ words in Luke 10:18 show His pre-existence and how He overcame the power of Satan.
He anticipates this to be just the start of what should now be quickly accomplished and has already begun—the demolition of Satan’s reign in the world by eradicating idolatry and converting the nations to Christianity. When Satan is removed from people’s hearts, he falls from Heaven (Acts 26:18). Jesus Christ foresaw that the proclamation of the gospel, which would spread like wildfire across the globe, would, wherever it went, demolish Satan’s kingdom.
Beheld satan as lightning
When the disciples returned to Jesus with their joy over having authority over demons, He said they shouldn’t have been so shocked. Satan is a defeated enemy and has always been under the power of the Eternal Son of God. Jesus had sent out the 70 in His authority, which includes control over the demonic realm. The fact that Satan was cast down “like lightning” shows his judgment in Heaven was immediate and clear. Jesus gave the 70 authority over devils and enabled them “to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).
Command devils immediately depart
Now the ruler of this world has been overthrown. Some have interpreted this differently, as a reminder of the angels’ fall. It warned these disciples not to become too proud of their success: I’ve seen angels turn into devils because of pride – that was why Satan was thrown out of Heaven, where he had once been an angel of light. I saw it happen and am reminding you that you don’t suffer the same fate as him, who fell due to his arrogance. 1 Tim. 3:6.
Lightning fall from heaven
The 70 were ecstatic that even the demons had been defeated in Jesus’ name, as mentioned in Luke 10:17. But Jesus redirected their joy to something even more significant – their salvation! He said, Don’t be so happy about the spirits submitting to you; instead, rejoice because your names are written in heaven (verse 20). Sure, casting out demons is excellent, but having your name recorded in Heaven? That’s an eternal blessing, and no one can ever take that blessing away!
Revelation 12:9 speaks of a time when Satan was kicked out of Heaven for good – “The huge dragon was thrown down – that old snake known as the devil or Satan, who misleads the entire world. He was hurled to the ground, and his angels with him.” We think this happens during the tribulation period in the future when Satan is barred from entering Heaven ever again.
In conclusion, the phrase “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” as stated by Jesus in Luke 10:18 is a reference to the defeat of Satan and his powers. This event is also mentioned in the Bible in several other passages, such as Isaiah 14:12, Matthew 4:10, Revelation 12:9, John 12:31, John 16:11, and Hebrews 2:14. These passages highlight the ultimate victory of Jesus and God’s Kingdom over the evil forces of Satan. The Bible emphasizes the power and authority of Jesus to defeat Satan and the evil forces that seek to oppose God’s kingdom. This message is a source of hope and comfort for believers, and a reminder of the ultimate triumph of good over evil.
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