In ancient Hebrew Abaddon is synonymous with Sheol, The etymology of Asmodeus, the king of the demons in Jewish mythology. In the New Testatment (Revelations 9:11) Abaddon is the name of the angel of the abyss who leads a horde of demons and locusts against humanity. In Greek Mythology Apollo was worshipped at the Oracle of Delphi, And this is where a priestess would give forth his predicitons. He also drives across the sky in a chariot, And is known to have loved young men and women alike. Now that you have an idea of who this angel is, Lets get started...
Notice the condition of these fallen angels. They are bound in chains of Gods everlasting power and justice, under darkness. They who once were clothed with light are under a horrible weight and burden of darkness, shrouded with clouds of darkness. Their darkness is so deep that they continue to fight and rebel against God, as though they still have some hope of prevailing and over-coming in the conflict with God. What infatuation with their own perverted wills! Those who despise light and liberty incure chains and darkness. Thus, angels of light and liberty became devils in chains under darkness. Abaddon and the angels who followed him were guilty of proud perversion and rebellion against the Word of God because of their unbelief So God stripped them of their possessions and coverings of glory and cast them out of heaven into the bottomless pit.
The sin of perversion, committed by Abaddon and his followers, brought Gods anger and judgment to the north place. When the sinful Abaddon encircled the north place, Gods wrath surrounded Abaddon, his sin, and the north place, making the north place empty and desolate. Wherever sin enters in, it brings emptiness, darkness, and makes all things void. God originally created the north place for the habitation of the heavenly Jerusalem.
Standing in the Spirit of prophecy, looking back to the prehistoric world, Jeremiah saw the chaos in heaven with its blackness and emptiness and the chaos in the earth with its darkness and emptiness. It was God who had made it so. His fierce anger and judgment against sin was poured out on the prehistoric earth. In his vision, the prophet saw the extent and the extremity of Gods destruction. The prehistoric earth was without form and void, as it is described in Genesis 1:2. The Hebrew words for the terms without form and void mean confusion and emptiness.
The prehistoric earth lay totally devastated in its watery tomb. The creatures of that world were destroyed. Jeremiah's vision revealed that the prehistoric birds were gone, as were the fruitful places, the cities, and also prehistoric mankind. Sin had turned the prehistoric world into a wilderness; it had lost its form in the watery grave. But God had said, ...yet will I not make a full end... Abaddon and his corrupted angels passed the knowledge of the sin of perversion onto prehistoric earth; thus prehistoric man, and also the animal kingdom, became corrupted with Abaddons class of wickedness. This same sin was found in the days of Noah, in Sodom and Gomorrah and in Babylon. Prophetically, Gods judgment was spoken against Babylon, the pride of the Chaldeans:
The name satyr means the hairy ones. All this relates to the prehistoric earth.God ruled over the empty place in the north of the prehistoric heaven by placing His Throne there; He also ruled over the empty place in the earth by placing His Spirit there.
God placed His Spirit to brood and rule over the formless, empty void of His judgment waters on the earth. Then He cast in His Word and the work of restoration began and continued until our present earth was restored and Gods new creation upon it was manifested. In relation to this work of recreation, God placed another angel, Lucifer, in a very beautiful place on the south side of heaven. God committed to Lucifer, the son of the morning, a most exalted position of ministry in the north side of heaven. His abode was in the south; his ministry was in the north.
Lucifer was the anointed cherub who covered and protected God?s holy mountain in the north. On this mountain rested the new city, the heavenly Garden of Eden, the heavenly Paradise, the heavenly garden of God. It is this very garden of God which will be the New City, the New Jerusalem, which shall come down out of heaven (Revelation 21:2).
Lucifer learned from the sin of Abaddon. Ezekiel says, They have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned. Who could they be? They are none other than Abaddon and his angels. When Lucifer looked into the empty place in the north and saw their sin, sin's violence filled his heart. Gazing through the disobedience of Abaddon, Lucifer thought that it was something to be desired. Like wise, when Eve looked through the disobedience of fallen Lucifer, the Serpent, she desired the forbidden Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. One cannot desire what he has not seen. So Lucifer desired the sin of Abaddon. Sin establishes independence from God. Indwendence is the sin of pride. When Lucifer was filled with independent pride, his heart was lifted up because of his beauty and wisdom. He no longer felt the need of Gods infinite beauty and wisdom, but thought that his finite beauty and wisdom was sufficient. Lucifer was deceived into thinking that the infinite beauty and wisdom of the creature was greater than the infinite beauty and wisdom of God.
Lucifer was a covering cherub. To corer means to conceal and to hide something. God was hiding the sins of Abaddon and his angels so that others might not gaze upon their sins of perversion and unbelief toward Gods Word. God provided Lucifer with wings large enough to cover himself from the sin, the emptiness, the void, and vacancy created by Abaddon on the north side.
Lucifer destroyed himself when he withdrew his wings and looked down into that empty place. God did not intend for the covering cherub to search out the mysteries hidden in the empty place; Lucifer's ministry was to cover, not to look. So, disregarding Gods will, Lucifer looked upon Abaddon's sin and he became like Abaddon.
Gods will in Jesus Christ is comprised of His redemptive will, His will of revelation, and His satisfaction will. Abaddon transgressed Gods will of satisfaction, the pleasure realm of Gods will, which is to be known only after union with His redemptive will and His will of revelation. Abaddon did not wait for Gods will of redemption and revelation to come through His Son; therefore, in seizing pleasure out of season, Abaddon gave birth to the sin of perversion. In the present creation, Lucifer sinned against Gods will of revelation and will of redemption and became the father of lies. In order for Lucifer to change Gods revelation, he had to beget a lie. In order for him to change Gods redemptive will of love and mercy, which would bring life, Lucifer had to beget hatred and wrath, which brought death. Thus, he perverted the will of God.
As God had cast out prehistoric Abaddon and his angels, so did He cast fallen Lucifer and his angels out of heaven. As God prepared a special place (the bottomless pit) for the punishment of Abaddon and his followers, so did He prepare a place in the heart of the earth (hell) and filled it with everlasting fire for the Devil and his angels.
God already had prepared the bottomless pit in the prehistoric world for Abaddon and his angels, and there He committed them into everlasting chains under darkness. Hell was created in this present world for fallen Lucifer (Satan, Devil, Serpent, Dragon) and his angels. The difference between Abaddon and Lucifer is that Abaddon is chained and in bondage, while Lucifer still is at liberty to entice and deceive those who choose to follow him. In spite of the fact that he lost his abode in heaven and has been given an abode in hell, Lucifer still has access to heaven and earth. Lucifer was cast into the earth. Both Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 use the phrase to the round. God said, I will cast thee to the ground, and again, how art thou cut down to the ground. Immediately after being cast to the ground, Lucifer, in his serpent form, set about to corrupt Adam and Eve in earths paradise, the Garden of Eden.
We notice that neither Abaddon. nor Lucifer were content to defile heaven alone, but they extended their sin and rebellion into the earth as well. Sin never is satisfied until it can touch everything around it. Like wise today, sin is not satisfied with corrupting just the heavenly spirit and soul within us, but it reaches out until it finally corrupts our body (earth) as well.
We can learn a lesson from Lucifer. Beware of the sins of others. We cannot look at another mans sin without being corrupted by that sin. We desire what we look upon. God provided the necessary wings to cover the north place, and it would not have been necessary for Lucifer to look upon Abaddon's sin, yet he did. Like wise, Gods Word teaches us that love covereth a multitude of sins. When the heart is filled with Gods love, it is easy to spread out the spiritual wings of love and cover the sins of others. The fact that we cover another persons sin does not mean that we condone sin. We cover sin in order to protect ourselves from being corrupted. We become what we look upon. This is why Lucifer fell as he did.
God over-rules the destructiveness of sin, and continues His rule and reign where sin has sought to take over. Abaddon and his angels sinned in the prehistoric heaven, making the north place empty and desolate. Nevertheless, God covered the stones of emptiness, established His Throne there, and continued His rule and reign. Likewise, when Abaddon and his followers passed their sin of perversion to prehistoric man and animal, causing the prehistoric earth to come under the waters of Gods judgment, which brought darkness, formlessness, and emptiness, God again asserted His ruling power through His Spirit and His Word. God brought forth a new order of light and life out of the emptiness and death of the old order. Thus, the present age began. Then, once again, an angel sinned in heaven. Lucifer, rejecting his appointed place on the south, determining to ascend up into the north where Gods Throne rested, led another angelic revolt. Lucifer and his angels were cast out into the earth and into hell. Although hell was to be the headquarters for Lucifer and his angels, he is not confined there. He still has access to the heavens and the earth to carry on his warfare.
Fallen Lucifer is called the prince of this world. He was cast to the ground, meaning the earth, and he has waged a tremendous warfare on this battleground ever since. Some of Lucifers angels were involved in unholy union with mankind in Noahs day, before the flood. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown (Genesis 6:4).