And he said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.” Luke 10:18 (New American Standard Bible)
Albert Einstein is credited with defining insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. So it would seem with Satan. He never stops assailing the works of God even though he was created and appointed as one of the mighty guardian cherubim in the inner circle of God’s presence, blameless and perfect in wisdom and beauty (Ezekiel 28:15) and ought to know better. Every move he makes against God is wisely and perfectly countered bringing good from evil. He brought Job from ashes to twofold riches and honor (Job 42:10). When Satan thought he’d ended God’s plan for human redemption by killing Christ on the cross God raised His only begotten Son from the dead (Matt. 28:6, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:6, John 20:14). When Satan thought he’d scattered the early church from Jerusalem God used it to move those believers into areas of outreach to Jews within the region (Acts 11:19). When he moved to destroy European Jewry during World War II God raised up the state of Israel. From the beginning God has been called Eloheim, the Almighty One.
The power of Christ is the only power within the universe with authority enough to beat Satan at his own game. In every effort Satan has employed against God and His Christ he has fallen like lightning before God’s holiness and matchless perfection. He will never triumph and in the end will be cast into the Lake of Fire at the end of this world’s governments (Revelation 20:10). Satan is doing the same thing over and over in his attempt to defeat God expecting a different outcome each time. Now that’s insane and it doesn’t take an Einstein to figure that one out.
Glory to God forevermore.