Q. I have come to really enjoy your website. Your studies a comments have helped me to understand the Bible much better but also developes more questions for me. Does Satan currently have access to Heaven and the Lord? In Job 1:6 it talks of the sons of God presenting themselves before the Lord and Satan coming amoung them. Is this in Heaven? REV 12 would indicate that Satan was or is in Heaven accusing man before the Father continually until the great war in heaven. When within the end time does this battle in heaven occur and he’s cast down to earth? Is this the time he indwells the anti-christ?
A. All indications are that Satan currently has access to Heaven and will have until the war in Heaven spoken of in Rev. 12. This war results in Satan being expelled from Heaven and driven to Earth (Rev. 12:7-9) where he indwells the anti-Christ (Rev. 13:2). Shortly thereafter the anti-Christ commits the Abomination of Desolation (2 Thes. 2:4) and the Great Tribulation begins (Matt. 24:15-21). The timing of his indwelling is roughly 3 1/2 years before the 2nd Coming.