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Doctrine of Satan – Part 2

The Source of Satan

In the Doctrine of Satan Part 1, we looked at the fact that Satan is a real person. Even though the world would like to deny that Satan exists, and many churches like to deny him according to our Final Authority, the word of God, Satan is real. Hollywood depicts our adversary as a mythical two horned, fork-tailed image in red flannel underwear, pitching coal into the furnace of hell. Satan is down-played by the world.

Hollywood's Satan
Hollywood’s Satan

His Source & Fall

Ezekiel

Ezekiel predicts a coming judgment on the city of Tyre in chapters 26-28. That has already been fulfilled, by Nebuchadnezzar in 573 B.C., and later it was destroyed by Alexander in 322 B.C. Note the following verses from Ezekiel:

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Ezekiel 28:12-19 (KJB)

Ezekiel goes beyond the prophecy regarding Tyre pronouncing judgment on the King of Tyre at that time (Ithball II). Ezekiel is describing for us the creation and judgment of a despicable and dangerous, non-human creature whose name we find out later to be LUCIFER.

Let’s consider some of the words in this passage:

Ezekiel 28:12 (KJB) “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.” No human is ever described using these words but the very opposite is found in scripture:

Jeremiah 17:9 (KJB) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Romans 3:23 (KJB) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

2 John 10 (KJB) If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

Ezekiel 28:13 (KJB) “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” This description is only used for Satan.

Ezekiel 28:13 (KJB) “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.”

Ezekiel 28:14 (KJB) “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” It appears that Lucifer at one time was the anointed cherub—the highest-ranking angel of God, who was appointed to that position by God Himself. He was assigned to spread forth his wings over the throne of God as figuratively described in the cherubim of the Tabernacle.

Ezekiel 28:17 (KJB) “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.” Many consider this to be the first sin, and the first sinner in all the universe. God hates pride – and perhaps this one reason why! Proverbs teaches us about pride.

Proverbs 16:18 (KJB) Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 8:13 (KJB) The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Isaiah

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Isaiah 14:12-14 (KJB)

God provides a swift answer in the next verse!

Isaiah 14:15 (KJB) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Five Foolish I Will’s of Satan

I will ascend into Heaven:

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation:

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds:

I will be like the most High:

Compare what Satan said he would do to the prayer of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane:

Matthew 26:39 (KJB) And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Jesus came to do the will of His father, while Satan wants to do what He wants, his will. If you look at the name Satan chooses to use regarding God in verse fourteen He chooses the name the for God that means the most high, EL-ELYON.

Though some have earnestly sought to apply this to some unknown king of Babylon, there is no such record of any Babylonian king making such a statement. Also, at the time of the writing of Isaiah, Babylon was not yet a major power politically.

Pride is Evil

Pride is a horrible thing but yet something we are all full of… Perhaps that is because Satan is so predominate in many of our lives. Satan fell because he wanted to be not only like God but above God. We need to learn how to be meek and humble. Let us let the Bible speak regarding pride:

Psalm 10:4 (KJB) The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 59:12 (KJB) For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

Proverbs 11:2 (KJB) When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:3 (KJB) In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Ezekiel 16:49 (KJB) Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

1 John 2:16 (KJB) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

In part three we will look at the Nature of Satan

Links to other parts of this study:

Doctrines of Satan Part 1
Doctrines of Satan Part 3
Doctrines of Satan Part 4

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