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An Interview with Author Nathan Jones About ‘The Mighty Angels of Revelation’ (Part 3 of 6)

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The Mighty Angels of Revelation

(Note: Nathan E. Jones serves as an evangelist with Lamb & Lion Ministries and is the co-host of the television program Christ in Prophecy. This article is an interview that Dr. David Reagan conducted with Nathan about his newest book, The Mighty Angels of Revelation.)

3. Are demons for real, and if so, are they fallen angels?

Absolutely real! When we arrive at the Great Sign as described in Revelation 12, we are introduced to the villains of the Tribulation. That’s where we encounter the Red Dragon, a symbol of the lord of the demons himself — Satan. Too many people today have come to the conclusion that there is really no such thing as the Devil. They think he’s just a symbol for evil, or a force of nature. But, the Bible makes it crystal clear that Satan is a very real being.

The evil entity we call Satan today was once a good angel known as Lucifer long ago. He actually existed for the purpose of glorifying God. He was created extra special, imbued with great wisdom and sculpted perfectly in beauty. Lucifer was given a great honor, having been anointed to serve in the illustrious role as guardian over God’s throne.

Day and night Lucifer led the hosts of Heaven in singing the Almighty’s praises with his “timbrels and pipes.” But, it wasn’t too long before this superior chief among the angels believed someone as special as he should also get a share of the attention. Lucifer’s heart became lifted up in pride, and in his avarice, he committed the very first sin — he coveted God’s authority and position. The angel once considered perfect in all his ways was found to have iniquity seething in his heart. Where once beauty and brightness defined Lucifer’s virtues, now the blackness of greed and the lust for power corrupted his every thought.

The Red Dragon

This is one of 12 full-page illustrations of angels drawn especially for Nathan’s book by Christian artist, Shalis Stevens.

Like all of God’s sentient creatures, Lucifer enjoyed free will, and so he could have chosen to repent before his Creator, but he instead plotted to usurp his Liege. Lucifer convinced other angels with the likely promise that if they joined him in overthrowing God they themselves would become gods and so be worshiped by mankind. Sin is like a virus, spreading and infecting others very quickly, and it wasn’t too long before a staggering third of the angels plotted alongside Lucifer.

Lucifer, as one of the “chief princes” along with the Archangel Michael, makes him one of the most powerful beings ever created; and yet, his power is nothing compared to the Creator. Therefore, Lucifer had zero chance of successfully pulling off his coup. He and his scheming co-conspirators easily lost out to the Almighty and His loyal angels. Banned from their celestial abode, the insurgents fell to the earth like falling stars. In their fall, the rebellious angels transformed into demons, and Lucifer became known as the Devil or Satan.

Revelation 12 also describes how Satan will lead his armies back to Heaven at the midpoint of the Tribulation in yet another attempt to overthrow God. But, he will again fail miserably, and he will then be permanently and forever locked out of God’s abode. At that point God will allow the Red Dragon to muster his demonic hordes — Abaddon and the Locust Demons, the Four Horsemen of the Euphrates, the Chimera and the Frog Demons — who become judgments upon all of wicked humanity. Even in rebellion, Satan and the demons play a role in Christ’s inevitable victory.

Revelation 20 provides the final details of Satan’s last attempt to overthrow God during the Millennial Kingdom. The story will end joyously with Satan’s and the demons’ inevitable failure and eternal sentence to the Lake of Fire.

In the fourth part of this interview with author Nathan Jones, we’ll look at some of the most common or surprising misconceptions about angels.

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  • Beautiful cover of LampLighter Magazine for Jan and Feb, The Mighty Angels of Revelation with the Sword of the Lord.

    Satan and his minions are out to do disastrous things to the Lord’s People.

    Whats in a name? (Prince of the Power of the Air/Prince of Darkness) means the devil does not work alone. He is the chief leader of the tribe of dark forces who seek to carry out his purposes in the domain of darkness…a very real yet invisible realm that effects everything seen and heard in the physical visible realm. Ephesians 2:2 and Ephesians 6:12.

    (Ruler of the World) means the enemy’s approach is not isolated to individuals . He has collective cultural and global methods designed to derail entire nations and people groups from God’s intended plan.

    I hope people realize we are in spiritual warfare, now more than ever before, they need to understand the forces that work against God’s people and creation.

    Good point made by Nathan in this article. God continues to utilize His Angelic forces in today’s affairs. After all, why would God use them in both the Old and New Testaments, and again so prolifically in the future, and yet give them a lunch break during the Church Age? Some theologians claim that since Christians receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, angels have become superfluous in this age. But that runs counter to what the Bible says about them and to the teaching of many notable Christians.

    Angels can take on human form. There are incredible events happening on this earth, some so very uplifting and eventful, we have to attribute them to supernatural events. God most certainly has his Mighty angels doing his bidding and carrying out his commands!

    We can all be assured that in spite of evil, God still accomplishes His Will on Earth and in Heaven. No scheme of man can thwart God’s will.

  • Primitive fairy tale for children. Angels have no free will. They have no own agenda. They are simply messengers of God, totally dedicated to serve their Creator. Fallen Angels, corruption, animosity against God, god of this world — false idolatrous ideas. All roots of understanding the issue are in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the mystery of the Tree of knowledge and Tree of Life. Thanks

    • If angels have no free will or their own agenda then how do you explain the scheming and manipulations of Satan and his demons? Accepting that the Bible as the Word of God and interpreting it literally will lead one to true knowledge and not to have to rely on one’s own mere speculation.

      • No, Satan is not real at all—he is merely a metaphor for sinful desires, evil inclinations, “Yetzer Hara.” It is wrong to say that Satan and God – two opposing forces, two hostile powers. There is only one force that controls the world – God! That is why Satan mentioned in the Bible 4-5 times, but in the NT more than 150 times.
        You said that the Bible is the word of God, I agree. “The Bible makes it crystal clear that Satan is a very real being,” you wrote. Although you did not specified which Bible says it, your detailed description of Satan-Lucifer “as the most perfect and powerful chief among the angels ever created, the bright morning star, who enjoyed free will, who wanted to substitute God and be worshiped by heavenly beings and men, whose heart became lifted up in pride and he and his angels rebelled against God, were defeated and thrown out of heaven to earth, where Lucifer became known as the Devil or Satan or god of this world, the prince of darkness” and so on. Somehow you did not mention that all these descriptions (or most of it) were taken from the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 14:12-14).
        12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
        O Lucifer, son of the morning star, son of the down!
        How you are cut down to the ground,
        You who weakened the nations!
        13 For you have said in your heart:
        ‘I will ascend into heaven,
        I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
        14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
        I will be like the Most High.’

        But the problem is, it is not speaking of Satan and his demise – it is speaking of Nebuchadnezzar, the wick king of Babylon: “You will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon”. Please read this Chapter in full context.
        The notion that there is an independent source of evil in the universe that serves as a counterweight to all-power Creator of all things, which opposes the Divine Plan of Almighty God, is absurd. Satan is under total jurisdiction of God. There is no one example in Hebrew Bible where any Angel, including Satan, ever opposes God’s will. Satan is carrying out God’s purpose on Earth! Thank you

  • Sorry to disagree on 2 points: Point #1, God didn’t provide an opportunity for Lucifer to repent, so the statement that “Lucifer enjoyed free will, and so he could have chosen to repent before his Creator, but he instead plotted to usurp his Liege.” is incorrect. Please give a Scriptural reference. I know of know of no Scripture stating Lucifer could have repented after his rebellion.
    Point #2, although demons existed prior to the New Testament, the demonic indwelling described and frequently dealt with and described in Jesus’ ministry. Demons inflict their resident person and display violent behavior along with super human strength. In case after case, demons seek a physical body. These facts indicate to me that they once had a physical body, which leads me to believe they are not angels, but the offspring and hybrids being half angel and half human. This fits more in line with Genesis 6 in my opinion..

  • I just finished reading your book. It was very interesting. I have a friend who says she is a Christian and believes in the Bible. When I asked her about the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist and the 144,000, she said that it is a false doctrine. I even shared a post from Dr. David Jeremiah about the Rapture and she still does not believe it. You made everything so clear what will take place after the Rapture. I have been praying for her.

    • Naomi, so good to hear the Mighty Angels book has been a blessing to you! So sorry to hear about your friend, for she’s denying a good chunk of biblical teaching in denying those doctrines.

  • Lamb & Lion puts alot of work into their magazine as well biblical scenery. I’m glad to get this magazine to read to my relatives. Angels are God’s messengers, spiritual beings created by God and under HIS authority. Colossians 1:16. They have several functions, serving believers, protecting the helpless, Matthew 18:10, proclaiming God’s messages, and executing God’s judgment. Revelation 20: 1-3.

    Angels will play a huge part in the Thousand Years, Revelation 20. And saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the Dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended.

    I take God’s word as truth over every worldly explanation. God is NOT man that he should lie.The scriptures prove that everything is being fulfilled, just as God told us.

  • More of God’s Truth:

    2 Peter 2:1. False Teachers and their destruction.

    But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them bringing swift destruction on themselves.

    Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation and their destruction has not been sleeping.

    Matthew 7:18. Watch out for false prophets, they come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

    (Look for depraved conduct, greed, lying, misrepresenting the truth.)

    2 Timothy 4:2. For the Time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

  • Satan is very real. The third of the angels of heaven that sided with Satan are very real too. They are Satan’s demons. They influence people, governments, schools, movie makers, media makers, and EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in the world. World meaning people and societies on the planet. Fallen angels? They’re not fallen, they were KICKED OUT of heaven. If people stopped putting the labels and beliefs of religion on everything, and only used God’s word, they would be a LOT better off. All religions are FALSE RELIGION, and all churches are false religion also. The only REAL religion was taught by Jesus in the first century. Everything else is fake. An attempt to create what only God or God’s son could create. All religions of Christendom, for example, are mostly pagan, and they don’t even realize it. They’re all off shoots of the FIRST pagan religion of Christendom, the RCC. It was founded by a PAGAN emperor, who was head of ALL pagan religions in Rome at the time, Constantine, in 325 a.d. He mixed pagan religions and writings of Christianity and it’s beliefs together, and came up with his new state religion that everyone was REQUIRED to attend. This was so he could collect more money than if just pagans went, or if just Christians went. And that first pagan mess has infected all religions of Christendom, and now people believe in many, many pagan beliefs like hellfire, immortality of soul, ghosts, idols and icons, and meny other things. What a horrible mess Satan has created. So the things religions believe about Revelation that aren’t quite what God had written are now mainstream beliefs. The fiction of hellfire is now mainstream. The belief that the NT was written for the masses, and not for the 144,000 now has most of the world all mixed up and separated from God. Ripe for destruction. And destruction is indeed what they have to expect.

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