Purpose continued...

It is the same way in the heavenly court.  Our heavenly court has already brought
criminal charges against Satan for his criminal conduct.  He has already been tried, found guilty and sentenced.  He received part of his punishment immediately as seen in the following scriptures.

Ezekiel 28:14-19 – ““’”You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones,14 you were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.15 By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within; and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.16 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you.17 You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you.18 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”’””19

Luke 10:18 – “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.’”18

Isaiah 14:12-15 – “’How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!12 For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;13 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”14 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.’”15

He will receive another part of his sentence when Jesus returns to the earth to rule for a thousand years:

Revelation 20:1-3 – “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 1 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 2 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.”3

He will receive the final part of his sentence after he leads the last rebellion against God and His people.

Revelation 20:10 – “And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”10

All that remained to be done was the filing of the civil action against Satan.  This was accomplished in October of 2003.  A verdict in our favor was rendered in 2004.  We have been awarded our judgment and there IS NO HIGHER COURT of appeals for the enemy.  This has resulted in the largest judgment ever issued by any government to any people in the history of the world!  We need our portion of this judgment to fulfill the great commission.  We need the ability to do whatever the Lord is directing us to do, whenever He directs us to do it, however He directs us to do it!  We not only need to get the Lord’s work done, but we need to be an example of the goodness of God by allowing His glory to be seen in and upon us and our households.  Some of us will receive material wealth and provision for many others which we are to faithfully distribute as the Lord directs so that they can fulfill their destinies and His mandates.  But this is not just about money.  Many have been robbed of due honor and recognition.  Others have been robbed of ideas and discoveries because of Satan’s tactics.  But by and large, the majority of individuals and ministries have been limited in the fulfillment of their God-given commissions because of a lack of finances.  Can you imagine what you could do for God if there was no lack of anything?