(September 24, 2013)
I wonder whether Satan understands that he has lost the War in Heaven. If so, I wonder when he understood that fact. Did he believe he had a chance if he could successfully tempt the Lord? Did he realize he had lost when Christ willingly gave up his life? Does he somehow think he can pull out the victory as his power grows among the wicked in the world?
Satan may win the individual battlegrounds from time to time (souls) but the war is one that he has lost. I cannot imagine that is a fact he misunderstands – I think he likely realizes that he has lost but is doing everything he can to burn the world around him as he is defeated.