The fallen angels



When Satan rebelled against God many angels followed him in his rebellion; we don’t know their number but we know that they are many. The angels of Satan are free to act all over the world. Paul wrote to the Corinthians that an angel of Satan was given to him to torment him, in order to keep him from becoming conceited because of the surpassingly great revelations from the Lord (2 Corinthians 12:7 – Both the IBRV and the IBDV read ‘un angelo di Satana’ that is, ‘an angel of Satan,’ while the KJV, NKJV and NIV read ‘a messenger of Satan’). As we saw before, before the return of Christ, Michael and his angels will fight against Satan and his angels, but Satan and his angels will not prevail and they will be hurled to the earth (Revelation 12:7-9). The everlasting fire was prepared by God for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41), therefore the angels of Satan were appointed to be thrown into the everlasting fire, where they will be tormented forever and ever.

Besides these angels, there are other wicked angels who - unlike the above mentioned angels - are not free to act in this world, because they are in a prison called Tartarus (Greek word which indicates the deepest abyss of Hades). God cast them down to this place, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgement, because they did not keep their first estate but left their own habitation and gave themselves over to fornication (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6-7). As to these angels, in the book of Genesis it is written that they saw that the daughters of men were beautiful and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose (Genesis 6:1-4).

According to the Word of God, we will judge the fallen angels (1 Corinthians 6:3).