What Does the Book of Enoch Have to Say About Satan Being Cast Out of Heaven?
From the book Breaking The Antichrist Code: The Blueprint of Deception
by Apostle Eric vonAnderseck and Teacher Maria vonAnderseck
2 Enoch 31:3 reads, “And the devil understood how I wished to create another world, so that everything could be subjected to Adam on the earth, to rule and reign over it.”
The account given in the book of Genesis also speaks of God giving the earth over to Adam’s dominion, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen.1:26).
God was going to create another world and in that world create a power (Adam) that would exceed the glory and brightness of the angels. Adam was to be given the position to rule and steward this world under God’s authority. God did not create Adam in the form of the flesh, but a glorified form. That is Adam’s original design and therefore our original design. It was after the fall that God fitted Adam with flesh. This is something that will be reviewed later in the book.
Adam’s brightness, though, paled in comparison to the brightness of the angels. Something like comparing a flashlight (Adam) to the sun (glory of the angels). It was God’s plan to create Adam lower than the angels and raise the lowest up in glory to take a position with God on His throne, as a son, to be greater than all the angels. This was, of course, an enviable position, and therefore, Satan’s heart grew dark with envy and hatred.
Satan, who at one time rejoiced before the Lord with the other angels, now felt that God’s lavish doting upon Adam was a betrayal and that God was not showing Satan the attention that was due him. Satan’s heart was stirred to jealousy. He had thought that he was at the center of God’s plans and had imagined that the earth would be created for him. As it stood, God’s plan featured Adam. Naturally, Satan perceived this as a roadblock to his efforts to develop himself toward divine totality.
Satan’s ruling passion was his preoccupation with himself, which, unfortunately, allowed him to see only what he thought was essential for his own advancement. This pattern of self-indulgence subsequently led him to believe that he, rather than Adam, would be better suited to fulfill God’s vision.
Greatly angered at God because of His intention to endow Adam, Satan met God’s plan with defiance and stood up to champion himself, “I protest! We being first should be the best. We being first should be those to inherit all things, of which you have spoken. I have not yet reached my full potential. I have a right to demand what is mine.”
Although Satan had set his confidence in his own vision and could see himself fit into the scheme of God’s plan, God was not confirming the pattern of Satan’s imagination. It is interesting to see how much people demonstrate this same pattern of thinking that we can now identify with the spirit of Antichrist. People daily mirror Satan’s disposition by building kingdoms for their aspiration, expecting God to honor their imagination.
Satan Cast From heaven
Jesus said, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Lk.10:18). Enoch wrote of Satan’s fall, “But one from the order of the archangels (Satan) deviated, together with the division that was under his authority. He thought up the impossible idea, that he might place his throne higher than the clouds which are above the earth, and that he might become equal to my power. And I hurled him out from the height, together with his angels. And he was flying around in the air, ceaselessly, above the bottomless” (2Enoch 29:4-5). Satan now rules from the position of the atmosphere over the earth. The whole world became a stage of competition when Satan refused to bend the knee to Adam.
Satan’s Nature Did Not Change
The wisdom that God gave to Satan became spoiled. “His nature did not change, (but) his thought did” (2 Enoch 31:5). The powers and wisdom that God gave Satan did not change; rather, Satan’s concept and perception changed. It was twisted. By esteeming himself and expressing his will and his form of correctness, his thought patterns fell into decay; and his behavior became self-destructive.