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Satan and evil spirits will die!
Frank Borg & Steve Jordan
1st April 2010

At the end of the one thousand year reign of Jesus Christ a fire will be burn, the result of which is recorded in Malachi 4:1:

“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

Notice that ALL the proud and wicked shall be as stubble!  The word “ALL” means “entire, everything, everybody”. Could this include Satan and evil spirits/demons as well as mankind?  “Surely not?!” you might say. Did not Jesus Christ say the following in Luke 20:35-36:

“But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage; Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”

Here Christ did say that spirits can neither die nor marry. This is correct. In their spiritual state, spirits cannot die. However, we must review other scriptures on this subject to fully understand the fate of evil spirits.

On a Sabbath day in Capernaum Jesus Christ was teaching in a synagogue and a man with an unclean spirit cried out saying:

 “Let us alone! “What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth?  Did you come to destroy us?  I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” (Mk. 1:24).

The word “destroy” could also means “perish, die, lose and mar” (Strongs No G622). But can a spirit being die? We will answer this question in this article using the Word of God as our source:

“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I WILL DESTROY THEE [make thee to perish], O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I WILL BRING THEE TO ASHES UPON THE EARTH in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and NEVER SHALT THOU BE ANY MORE” (Ez. 28:13-19).

Is not the Word of God so clear and straight forward? Do not verses 16, 18 and 19 irrefutably state that God will destroy Satan, and bring him to ashes so that he will no longer exist? Notice further regarding the fate of the demons:

“But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes” (Ps. 82:7).

Scripture clearly indicates that spirits can in fact die! Understand: In Genesis 18:1-8, 16-22 and Genesis 19:1-13 there are examples where angels appear in the flesh. We also know that Christ, a Spirit being, divested Himself of His divinity and became flesh. At the end of Christ’s physical life, He died and was placed in the sepulcher. If God the Father did not resurrect Christ, He would be no longer! Similarly, could not God change Satan and the demons from spirit to physical matter and end their existence once and for all? Absolutely! Everything is possible with God (Mk. 19:26), and this is how scriptures such as Ez. 28:16, 18-19, Ps. 82:7 and others can be fulfilled! The fate of Satan and his demons is clearly stated in the Word of God. As we shall see, scripture outlines that Satan and his demons will be thrown into the Lake of fire which will destroy them forever! Carefully read the following two scriptures:

“Then shall he say unto them on the left-hand, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire (Strong’s 166), prepared for the devil and his angels” (Mr. 24:41).

 

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone…and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Rev. 20:10).

When all the scriptures on this subject are placed together, it is evident that the intent of what is being stated in Rev. 20:10 is that the effects of the Lake of fire will be eternal! Satan the devil will become ashes under the feet of the righteous (Mal. 4:3)!

Notice Rev 12:9:

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” 

Why? Matthew 25:41:

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”

Truly indeed, all the proud and the wicked including evil spirits that rebelled with Satan against God will be changed into flesh and will be devoured in the Lake of fire to become as ashes under the feet of the righteous. How truly wonderful is the plan of God!

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