Where is Satan? Where is he located? (Submitted by Joseph)
Thank you for your question brother Joseph.
The Bible tells us that Satan is on the earth and the ruler of it. He has dominion here on earth.
Regarding Satan, Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” (Luke 10:18)
“The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him … woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”” (Rev. 12:9-12)
Satan also has children in the earth to carryout his will against God’s children. These are those who have not repented or surrendered to God’s Divine Will nor obeyed His commands and have not been indwelt with His genuine Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9)
Regarding these folks, Jesus says:
“They are not able to listen to or hear His word. They are of their father the devil, and the desires of their father they want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, they cannot believe Me … He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore they do not hear, because they are not of God.” (John 8:43-47)
Furthermore, we must be mindful of Satan’s true nature for it is also the nature of his children.
Jesus says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10)
And 1 Peter 5:8 tells those of us who are saved that we should “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
IN SUMMARY, the devil, his angels and his children are here on earth. However, his time is short. Jesus said in John 12:31 that Satan will be cast out from the earth. “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.”
Satan was thrown out of the Kingdom of God and he will be cast out of the earth.
As for now, we must be sober in spirit and contend for the True FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD remembering that “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. PRAY ALSO FOR ME, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” (Ephesians 6:12-20)
(Bishop O.W. Prince)