Is Satan in Hell Enjoying, Suffering or Tormenting the Dead?

Many artworks and doctrines of men mislead us from the truth about Satan, hell and dead souls. Satan in hell is erroneous and untruthful!

Today’s message would explain to you the true facts about the current place of the Devil and the controller of hell.

I grew up to see many pictures portraying Satan tormenting the dead. I read many books of authors who claimed to have visited the hell in vision and saw Satan enjoying the torment of the dead souls. But I thank the LORD who gave me the right understanding about this topic.

To avoid bias and confusion, all my points are restricted to the reference of Jesus Christ our great Teacher.

Jesus Christ did not Say Satan in Hell Enjoying

I want you to please patiently read this passage narrated by Jesus Christ below:

“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.”

“So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

“Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.”

“And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us…” (Luke 16:19-31)

Brief Description of Hell

With respect to the passage above:

1. There are some angels whose duty is to usher dead souls to their next place of existence, so, no silence for your soul when you die.

2. In the world of the dead there are two sections; hell/hades where there are torments and the other side where there is comfort.

3. Dead souls are not blind or deaf and not without feeling!

4. Prayers are made in hell but can never be answered.

5. There is a great architectural job done by the LORD that separate the torment zone from the comfort zone.

6. Devil’s name was not mentioned by the rich man. Since drop of water was not given to him, he would have prayed to Abraham to appeal to Satan to reduce his torments.

So, Satan in hell is not established in the passage above.

Where is the Location of Hell?

Please, I would advise you not to be too inquisitive about the location of hell because it has no physical or spiritual benefit for you. Hell is not a fiction but a real existence best known to the LORD of all Creations.

Many prophets give a downward position for hell and not upward heavenly position. Since Jesus Christ did not give us the geographical location of hell or paradise then we should care less about the place because it is impossible for a man to visit for holiday or excursion.

Satan in Hell Tormenting the Dead Not Real!

Many movies we watch and books we read about the devil and hell are deception. Let’s go through the authentic information below:

1. Satan moves from one place to another on earth.

“And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So, Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (Job 1:7)

2. The Devil was chased out of Heaven to earth and not to hell.

“…Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child…” (Revelation 12:12-13)

3. Satan too busy on earth (not in hell) tempting and deceiving people.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 4:1)

4. Devil was not among the fallen angels bounded in hell, so no business for him there.

“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.” (2 Peter 2:4)

No matter the number of messages you must have heard either in your church or anywhere that contradicts the truth above must be disregarded. My Pastors previously preached the heresy and I have also preached it before because I thought my pastor was correct until I study the Bible with the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

So, the four points above are powerful and please do not find it impossible to change a long-time believe that Satan in hell enjoying and tormenting souls. The Devil is not in hell yet with respect to the expository bible verses above!

Who Controls the Hell Fire?

It might interest you to know that the Almighty LORD is the Supreme Controller of hell fire. Satan is not in hell because his time have not come. For instance, you hear some demons telling Jesus that their time is not yet up and He shouldn’t cast them to hell – Matthew chapter 8 verse 29.

1. The LORD designed the place of dead such that the souls of saints and sinners are not mixed together but well separated as mentioned by Abraham. (Luke chapter 16)

2. The rich man’s response gave us the understanding that only dead sinners suffer hot punishment in hell and it is difficult for saints like Abraham to help them.

3. GOD created all the tormenting agents and phenomenon in hell. Devil who was also GOD’s creation did not have the authority.

4. Satan can kill the body but does not have the power to send any soul to hell, only the LORD can do such!

Jesus Christ says: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)

Don’t be deceived by the brilliant motivational speakers who tells you that GOD cannot be so wicked to throw sinners into hell fire. Note that GOD can never be blackmailed.

The LORD made it clear that those who disobey His instructions would be cast to hell (Matthew 7:21…). For instance, if you disobey the law of the land, are you not seriously dealt with by the law of the land? So, when the LORD said that He would throw all sinners to hell/lake of fire, then some deceitful scholars told you He is a loving GOD He cannot do that you better watch your back…!

The Final Place for the Devil

After Satan’s roaming from one end of the earth to another busy deceiving many people so that he could have many souls with him in eternal condemnation, he would be cast into the lake of fire. Hell, and every soul in it would also end up in the lake of fire.

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

“The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.”

“Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:10-15)


Finally, the revelations of Jesus Christ in today’s message shows that Satan in hell enjoying is untrue. Please, make sure you don’t fall into the deceits of the Devil by studying the Bible always and remain spiritually alert.

Father, I pray you continue to expose the secrets of the Devil to us and save us from falling because lake of fire is not your plan for us. So, help us in Jesus name. Amen.   

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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