Summary: The Bible is a cosmic chess match. God vs Satan, Good vs Evil, Angels vs Demons. Satan would stop at nothing to destroy the Messiah that was prophesied to "Crush his head" in the Garden of Eden!
The entire Bible is a chess match between God and Satan. Now we know that God is going to win in the end but we see countermoves by Satan to try to go against every move from God…right until his final breath in the last days!
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
It is clear throughout Scripture that there is a war going on between good and evil all around us. It is a war that rages outside of our time and space continuum.. Satan sinned against God and was cast down from Heaven along with 1/3 of the Heavenly angels who sided with him.
In Luke 10:18 Jesus says that he saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. THOR AND MOVIES LIKE IMMORTALS STOLE A LOT FROM THE BIBLE…Satan had made the mistake of letting his pride gets so big that he truly thought he could take over
Satan vs God, Angels vs demons. Good vs evil. It is in the midst of this cosmic raging supernatural war that mankind is born.
Scripture tells us that Satan had been kicked out of heaven but he still had access to it (Book of Job) he was punished but it was not a death sentence. Put yourself in the shoes of Satan in the Garden of Eden. I’m not at all defending him but I want you to see things through his eyes. He was close in proximity to God, his beauty and power was nearly limitless. He absolutely had it all until he fell then he was cast down to earth only to watch God create His most prized possession …man in his own image. The human race is a slap in the face to Satan and a blow to his pride.
Satan says God you’re going to create this in front of my face… You’re going to do this to me well I have no other choice but to corrupt them and get them to sin. See what’s saying I am going to get them to fall as hard as I did! After Adam and Eve had sinned, God sat them down along with Satan for the first ever principals office meeting. Trust me, I’ve been there. These days it’s Lee’s office.
Genesis 3:15 God says to Satan…And I will put enmity between you and the seed of the woman and between your seed. He will crush your head and you will strike his heel. NIV
Satan new exactly what God was saying… God was telling him that because of his actions there would be a Messiah coming that would crush Satan’s head. This moment begins the cosmic chess match.
Satan knew that a man was going to be born that would destroy him… he just had no idea when and where. MAYBE HE THOUGHT IT WAS ABEL
Satan is not all-knowing (omniscient) like God so the only option he had was to try to destroy mankind.
The book of Genesis chapter 6 verse 4 just might give us an idea as to how he was doing it.
Gen 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also afterward when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them, they were the heroes of old, the men of renown.