It has been my observation that most doctrines concerning satan (the devil) and his association with fallen mankind are incomplete and lack some important truths.
Existing doctrine make the rebellion of satan and the fall of man separate in their origin.
Most foundational teachings tell or at least imply that satan rebelled and was cast out of heaven before the creation of man.
While this teaching has not been overruled thus far, I feel it important and even necessary to bring some insight to the subject. My reasoning is in hope that it will bring more response to the heart of born-again believers to their role in the plans of God in the earth. We are called to be an overcoming people to God’s Glory.
Would it add fuel to your desire to overcome satan if you knew we were not just a bi-product that he pulled in on his own rebellion, but that we were very much involved in his wickedness totally when it began?
Satan: comes from a base word meaning to attack or accuse.
Below we see Jesus rejoicing and telling his disciples to do the same because their names were written in heaven, because of their association with Him. This gave them the authority to cast out devils in his name. Jesus said he saw satan fall from heaven like lightning, which was his response to what his disciples had just done.
Luk 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Luk 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luk 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
To take verse 18 out of context claiming that when he referred to seeing satan fall from heaven like lightning was before mans creation is only to make Jesus seem boastful in the past. Jesus would have been belittling what his followers had just done.
He is very much referring to what they had just did. He saw satan fall from heaven like lightning as they exercised casting out demons in his name.
So to heal the sick and cast out devils is the act of making satan, the accuser fall from heaven like lightning.
Even before the crucifixion of Jesus, which overcame death and the grave, his name carried a reputation in the heavens as the perfect sinless man. So the disciples had authority in the heavens only by Jesus’ name because he alone could not be rightly accused in heaven. The sick were being healed and demons cast out by the innocence of Jesus’ name. The disciples operated under His right to do these things.
What I am saying is that the reason Jesus operated in such authority to heal the sick and cast out devils is because as a man he could not be blamed for violating his Fathers will. Therefore; satan could not stand between Jesus and the will of God his Father. Satan’s accusations against Jesus carried no weight in the heavens.
Association with Jesus and being under his care and authority caused his disciples’ names to be innocent in the heavens also, like babes, along with His name.
It is like their names were being shadowed or influenced by His name.