Satan has managed to teach a fake narrative about himself. Over the centuries, the people of the world have grasped the notice of this doctrine of fiction, and the clergy and parents have taught it to their children, who in turn who taught it to theirs. The false teaching that Satan and his demons are in Hell is the greatest of all lies. Satan has never stepped inside Hades or into the Lake of Fire. Scripture gives us several clues as to where Satan resides. Many people, including the majority of Christians, cannot tell you where Satan is at the very instant that you are read this. If you ask the question, where is the devil? The answer would be in Hell. The answer would be incorrect because it disagrees with the Bible. The problem is what does the Bible reveal about the primary villain, the enemy of Jesus Christ and mankind, Satan?

The enemy first appears in the Garden Eden, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.” (Genesis 3 NIV) The serpent here is the enemy lying to Eve to get her to sin in the Garden of Eden. Later in scripture, we read, “One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord God, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” (Job 1:6-7 NIV) Now Satan is in Heaven before the Lord, and he tells God that he was walking around the earth. 

Now after Jesus Christ resurrects from the dead, a war begins in Heaven. “And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought,but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer.So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:7-12 NIV) Earlier in the book of Revelation, John writes. “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.” Jesus tells John to write that Satan has a throne in Pergamum, not Hell. 

Our next clue is what happens to Satan in the future. “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven. He had in his hand a key to the hole without a bottom. He also had a strong chain. He took hold of the dragon, that old snake, who is the Devil, or Satan, and chained him for 1,000 years. The angel threw the Devil into the hole without a bottom. He shut it and locked him in it. He could not fool the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were completed. After this, he must be free for a while.” When Satan is in chains for 1000 years begins the period of the millennium a thousand years of sin-free peace on earth with Jesus Christ. After that period, Satan starts another war, but the Lord puts a quick end to it. “And the Devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Hence, at present, Satan and his demons are not in Hell but on earth, causing men and women to sin through temptation and possession. I pray that God builds a fence around you to block the enemy from harming you and that you also put on the armor of God for additional protection.