The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20 ESV)
Jesus tells the 72 that He saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning…
Satan was an angel, and thought he needed to be higher than God, so he was removed from heaven.
The 72 were amazed that the demons listened to them. But they shouldn’t have been, because all things are subject to God and if we actually have God in us then the God in us will make all things subject to Him.
The interesting thing in this passage for me is the original la gauge of the falling. Jesus really says I saw Satan fall over and over and over and over and over again… Satan falls, the falls again, then falls again… It is an action that happens over and over again.
So does that mean that Satan repents and is accepted back into heaven? And then goes off the deep end again?
Just like us…
So allow the God in you to lead you where He needs you and when you fall from heaven, repent and return to God.