Satan's Fall As Lightning
This study is written by Maurice Wright

In this study of ‘Satan’s fall as lightning,’ three questions must first be answered before the significance of the lightning and the thunders in end-time prophecy can be fully realized.

  • 1. What does the thunders represent in Revelation chapter ten?

  • 2. Why are the thunders the only prophecy in the book of Revelation that is sealed?

  • 3. What does the thunders have to do with Satan’s fall as lightning?

Most Christians shy away from reading the book of Revelation because they find the symbolism in it very confusing and difficult to understand. Then when the bewildered Christian who is literally starving for truth turns to their pastors for scriptural enlightenment, they soon discover that their pastors themselves are malnourished spiritually on the starvation diet of the end time (Amos 8:11-13). However you are very blessed because this study in particular is designed to feed you meat, not milk, from the table of the LORD. So, with a word of wisdom from our Father, I invite all sincere seekers of the truth to take this journey with me into the scripture to read for yourself the biblical definition of the lightning and the thunders as it relate to Bible prophecy.

Luke 10:18-And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Here, Jesus, looking beyond the minister of His disciples unto our generation, prophesied to us Satan’s fall as lightning because He wanted Christians to have eyes open when the events concerning this prophecy come to pass at the fifth trump.

Revelation 9:1-And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

The word ‘fall’ in Greek means, "through the ideal of alighting to fall." (Strong’s #4098)

This falling star that is given the turn key to the bottomless pit is none other than Satan himself. What is the relevancy of the seven thunders as it applies to Satan’s fall as lightning? Whenever lightning is discharged into the atmosphere it is always followed by the earth shaking sound of thunder. When you apply this natural phenomenon to prophecy, you will begin to understand that the thunder represents God’s voice, and His truth will always follow and destroy the lightning of Satan’s lies. The mystery is, if you were to wait to understand the meaning of the seven thunders after the fact, then it will be to late friend, because the lightning storm of Satan’s flood of lies will overtaken you (Revelation 12:15-17). If you have trouble grasping this analogy of Jesus teaching on the spiritual level then look at nature and view it from that prism of understanding.

The word ‘lightning’ defined by Webster’s Dictionary means, "a flash of light in the sky caused by the discharge of atmosphere electricity from one cloud to another or between a cloud and the earth."

The word ‘thunder’ defined by Webster’s Dictionary means, "the sound that follows a flash of lightning, caused by the sudden heating and expansion of air by electrical discharge."

Whenever the atmospheric explosion of lightning is discharged into the sky, many of us watch this aerial light show with great amazement. This excitement is always followed by great fear when the thundering sound of the electrical discharge is finally heard. As we view this natural phenomenon many of us often try to gauge the distance of the storm by applying the ‘one thousand and one’ rule. Scripturally, we are taught to gauge the distance of Satan’s storm of lies by understanding the chronological order of events in prophecy. Many people fear the sound of the thunder but it’s the deadly strike of the lightning that actually kills and so it will be spiritually if you allow your mind to be whitewashed with false teaching. Let us go to the book of Job and document for all to hear what the voice of God actually sounds like.

Job 37:2-5-Hear attentively the noise of His voice, and the sound that goeth out of His mouth. He directeth it under the whole heaven, and His lightning unto the ends of the earth. After it a voice roareth: He thundereth with the voice of His excellency; and He will not stay them when His voice is heard. GOD thundereth marvelously with His voice; great things doeth He, which we cannot comprehend (John 12:27-31 & Psalms 29:3).

Thundereth in Hebrew means, "violently agitated or irritate with anger." (Strong’s #7481)

Revelation 10:3-4-And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

The word ‘uttered’ in the Greek means, "to preach." (Strong’s #2980)

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