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Lucifer's position in Heaven as the covering cherub allowed him to be on the holy mountain of God, midst the fiery stones where God is. How could that happen? How could War start with Lucifer being so close to God?
War in Heaven! Satan is at war against God and mankind.
What could have caused Lucifer to rebel against God Himself! Verse 15 abovesays that Lucifer was originally perfect until iniquity was found in him. This must have been the time when the unhappiness started in heaven. This is when the rebellion started. We know that other angels followed Lucifer in his activities since they were also kicked out of heaven. So we can understand that Lucifer's unhappiness spread to others in Heaven.
Lucifer and his followers must have been very unhappy. What could they have been talking about? What were the issues in the rebellion? Let's see if the answer can be found in the Bible. How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol hellTo the lowest depths of the Pit. Lucifer, who is now called Satan, the great dragon, is the one who wanted to take over God's throne in Heaven. Lucifer wanted to be like God. To say they were very unhappy is a major understatement. This is why there was war in Heaven. They actually attacked God Himself! This is an amazing thing when we consider that neither Satan nor his wicked angels are able to create nor are they able to fight on an equal par against God.
So the war must be on an issue that does not involve the power of God. You are not going to die Satan speaks very confidently to Eve that she will not die. We can also see that Eve believes Satan as well. Yet, when we look into scripture to view the future, we can see that Satan can offer nothing of lasting value.
He himself, will be destroyed in the lake of fire with all those who follow him. In the following commentary, on this page, it will be seen that Satan and the wicked angels know this very well. So, at a point in time they became aware that they would be destroyed. From the Bible, we know that Satan rebelled against God.
This is reflected in the text below. We might think that Jeremiah is only talking about things that people make with their hands and then turn around and call them gods. The stone and wood gods that they made clearly cannot make anything! However, the Bible does not stop with Jeremiah's statement. Look at what is stated in Deuteronomy: From the writings of Paul in The New Testament, we see even stronger confirmation indicating that worshiping an idol is really an act of worshiping demons.
They will not be allowed to continue to live. They will be destroyed and they will have an end. God alone will rule. Of the two opposing sides in the intergalactic war; Only God will rule because He is the Creator, this power is what separates the two sides.
Satan has never had the same power, and it is clear from the Scriptural texts below that the evil angels literally shook with fright when they confronted Christ while He was on the Earth. When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. It's not time yet. So what is it that Satan and his opposing group of evil angels were trying to do?
How did they think they could win against God? The Other Inhabited Worlds To better understand Satan's purpose, let's first try to understand who inhabits the Universe. Does the Bible say anything about other worlds?
Most people seem not to think that other worlds were even thought about by the writers of the Bible. But there are places where the Bible does seem to indicate that people inhabit the universe.
The Bible seems to primarily speak of our own world and of angels, But what does the Bible say about other worlds? God made the earth to be inhabited. Did He also create the heavens to be inhabited? For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Let's see if there is evidence that there are actually many worlds that are inhabited in the Universe. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Ephesians 3: The host of heaven worships You. This represents the multitudes of people found in the heavens.
These are they in heaven that worships God. For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world universeboth to angels and to men. If the word, "world" is used, it doesn't make sense since the angels are not part of this world. But if the word, "universe" is used, then men might also refer to those in the universe and not just the earth. I especially like this quote.
In the next section, we will explore what really happened as described by Job. In the next verse we find that Satan also came. He saw himself as being part of this group. When God asked Satan why he came, he essentially told God that Earth was actually his. If that is true, then all the other people that came must be the rulers or leaders of all the other planets of the Universe. This is all very interesting to me and is discussed in the next section.
The inhabitants of the earth and sea are woe striken because Satan is now on this world. But all the heavens can rejoice. This describes all the people who dwell in all the heavens: 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. This text in Revelation is referring specifically to those who dwell in the heavens. How does Satan gain the advantage when he gets Eve to sin against God? Satan wants Eve to eat the fruit so Satan can win some how. So, what does Satan get out of Eve's sin? Our first clue comes from the book of Job. Not only are we told what happens to Job, but we also get to understand what is happening behind the scenes.
Also understand that the story of Job is extremely important to the question: Why does God permits suffering? As depicted in the book of Job, there is a meeting in Heaven. It must be in heaven because there is no record of God having regular meetings with the sons of God on Earth. In addition we find that Satan is also present and apparently he should not be there.
At least it sounds like he is uninvited. Even God asks why he has come. Each member at the meeting is a representative of their own world.
We can know that this is a meeting of representatives because of how Satan says he has a right to be there. We will see that Satan is saying that he is the representative of Earth! So what we have here is a system of government for the Universe that God Himself oversees. Apparently this was an important event. In this meeting the sons of God are presenting themselves before the Lord. It seems that all who were there, except one, had a right to be there. At least we don't have any record of God questioning their presence.
The whole point of this part of the story is that Satan was not invited. When God asked Satan why he was there, he essentially answered: Is Satan claiming ownership? Remember, this intergalactic war is over the question of ownership of the throne of Heaven.
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Satan wants the throne. Apparently, Satan is starting a legal process that he thinks will allow him to take over one planet, the Earth. In the meeting, Satan seems to conclude that he either owns or he rules our world. He is actually claiming rulership of the Earth in that meeting! That is why I think he went to the meeting. He sees himself as the leader of the whole planet Earth. This meeting most likely is a meeting of the leaders of the Universe with God; So Satan felt he had a right to be there.
We can determine this point of rulership further from the following discussion: Then the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!
Because of the fact that God answers Satan, we should understand that what they were talking about was extremely important! Why didn't God just throw Satan out? God already threw Satan out of Heaven once before. God could have thrown Satan out again, but He didn't. He definitely has the power to do so. But instead, God just questioned Satan verbally and challenged his stated position.
We should realize that the manner in which God answered Satan is important as well. They were not talking by themselves, there was an audience surrounding them. All the representatives of the Universe were there personally witnessing what was happening. Remember, we most likely are looking at a meeting of extraterrestrials. A system of government for the Universe that God Himself oversees. Since Satan himself has rebelled against God, we can see that the rebellion was trying to enter into the system of government of God's Universe!
If it was a matter of power, God could have destroyed Satan right there, or He could have just thrown him out. But God did not. Instead, God entered into dialog with him. Let's talk about the dialog itself. If this discussion wasn't concerning ownership or rulership of the Earth; then, why does God answer Satan's statement of walking over the face of the Earth, with: In this discussion, by saying that he walks over the face of the earth; What Satan is really saying is this: So God begins questioning Satan's claim by pointing his attention to Job, whom Satan is not able to control.
What God is doing, is to show that Satan really does not control the world. So, God emphasizes the fact that Job is upright, just, and that he fears God. I can imagine that Satan here begins to squirm as he essentially says: Well of course Job likes you.
You give him everything he wants, why wouldn't he obey You? So God tells him: OK, I'll let you try. We'll see who really is in control, but you can't touch his body to make him sick. If you read the book of Job, you will see that Job does not know a thing about this discussion.
He is clearly having a hard time with the reality of his bad fortune. In addition he is forced to consider, from an earthly point of view, why all sorts of bad things are happening to him. Satan seems to be controlling all Job's personal friends as well. This story is very interesting. Apparently Satan's ownership of the Earth depends upon everyone being subject to Satan's leading. As long as Job was a decided follower of God, Satan could not claim the Earth. We actually do not know if Job was the only follower of God, but at least he was the one that God chose to mention.
Does this war Between God and Satan depend upon the allegiance of people? It would seem so, the whole story in the book of Job is dependent on the idea that things will be decided, on what one person does on earth. If Job continues to follow God then God has the advantage, on the other hand, if Job listened to his wife and friends and cursed God, then Satan would have had the advantage. That is if he was the only righteous person on the world. Something really terrible and awful must have happened in Heaven when Satan rebelled.
To have a third of all the angels of Heaven take off to side with Satan, against God in a war. Remember this rebellion happened in Heaven! How could this happen? To have the angels who live in Heaven, in the very presence of God, to rebel against God himself! What did Satan do to the angels to have them rebel against God?
What did he say to them that would make them fight against God Himself? We know that God is all powerful, that He created all things. So why would they decide to enter a war that could not be won by power? They must have known something about God perhaps. It is quite possible that they knew enough about God that they were confident that God would play fair.
God would keep to the rules of the Universe that He has created. So they knew that this war must be over opinions rather than power. All the worlds of the Universe might have to decide who is right in this war.
It is also possible, that because Satan is the source of evil in the Universe, that he and his new followers just became so selfish that they lost all sense of reason when they started demanding things of God.
They knew that God would play by the rules even when they broke the rules. They probably thought they could take advantage of God. Let's continue the story of Job to see how it ends out.
A second meeting of the sons of God with God is described in Job chapter two. Again the same issues are brought up but with slightly different specifics in the arguments. Satan failed the first time around to change Job's allegiance from God to himself. So this time he is calling fowl. He still claims the Earth as his and he wants even more power in trying to force Job to obey him. Read the account and see what happens. And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face! So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. We can see from the actual text that Satan still claims the Earth. It seems that Satan believes that if all people were under his control then the Earth would rightfully belong to him!
There also seems to be some truth to Satan's claim since God counters Satan on the very level that Satan is thinking on. It seems that these meetings are a regular event and here, God counters Satan's claim by pointing to Job which Satan was unable to control. God adds to what He said before by stating: Also very interesting to note, we see that God takes the blame!
He doesn't say that Satan is moving to destroy Job but He says that you have moved me against him, to destroy him. Let's look at another clue to this war. We see that Eve was exploring the garden that God had given them when she approached the forbidden tree.LUCIFER: God Joins Cast in Season 3?
As she was wondering why God did not want them to eat from that tree, Satan went in for the attack: And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden? She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. This is according to what we found out from Job's experience.
He had to become their leader in order to take over the world. As we can see in the third chapter of Genesis, Satan used deception to not only place doubt in the mind of Eve about God, but he was really saying that God is not fair.
Satan played on her emotions to get her to want to become like God herself. It is amazing what Satan had done. In just a few words, he was able to give Eve a whole new series of ideas. God could be lying.
God could be holding back on her. Eve wanted more than what she has, she wanted to become like God. Now, her thoughts were directed to the idea that God is not being fair to her. God is lying while He holds back what should rightfully be hers. While she thinks these kind of thoughts, desire now becomes the major motive that forces her to eat the forbidden fruit. Earlier, we saw that Satan himself wanted to become like God.
Now we see that he is tempting Eve with the very same thought in mind. This is very interesting, we now see that Satan tempted Eve using the same thirst for power, the same desire to become like God, that Satan himself felt. Satan literally gave the same sins that he had, to Eve. The same desires he had for power, he gave to Eve. It stands to reason, that Satan used the same strategy in Heaven as he later used on earth with Eve.
He some how made all of the angels who followed him to be unsatisfied with their positions in Heaven. Maybe Satan's followers became jealous of God. Satan must have told them that God was holding back on them, and that they should have more power. The same wicked desires that Satan has, he gave to his angels, to take over God's throne and have the power for themselves. That is why these angels are evil today.
They have the same desires as Satan and they work along with him in destroying the human race. They will do anything to get their own wishes and takeover God's Throne. By looking at the history of our world, it is obvious that Satan and his evil angels have been trying to convert the world to their side so they can claim the world as their own.
In fact they have almost always had the majority siding with them.
Only a minority has ever followed God. However, there has always been at least one person who was true to God. When the woman realized it was Good Eve, as she is realizing that Satan is correct, she is now passing her allegiance from God to Satan.
One third of all the angels had already decided to follow Satan, now Eve is doing the same thing. The issues Satan is raising, are apparently powerful arguments. If Satan was able to win a third of all the angels in Heaven, and now the newly created Eve, what sort of questions might the people on the other worlds have?
Do the people in the other worlds know anything about the war at all? It seems that they do. In the meetings depicted in the first two chapters of Job, we saw that everything was done out in the open.
Both Satan and God spoke in front of all the other representatives from the other planets of the Universe. Everything that happened occurred in front of everyone! God actually listens to Satan and answers his charges rather than throwing him out. When Satan says that Job will curse God to his face. God says, OK, why don't you try and see what Job will do. When Satan comes back after having failed the first time, he is still combative saying that if he can make Job really hurt with pain and sickness, Job will then curse God.
God answers Satan by allowing him to try again, and harder than he was allowed the first time with physical pain. It seems that God is allowing Satan's accusations to be tried out in front of the whole universe. He is not allowing his question to be unanswered.
Which makes sense when we consider that all the representatives are listening. At the same time, Satan is having to act out his intentions before the whole universe as well.
How far is Satan willing to go in destroying those around him so he can acquire ownership of a world? What kind of government would Satan have? What would be the character of his government?
Is Satan really offering a better idea than God? So maybe the other worlds are watching the events of this war and maybe they do have questions about what is going on in the rebellion.
It looks like the whole universe has had to grapple with the idea that there is a rebellion that started in the very place where God is! How could that be? In addition, Satan, as can be understood in the book of Job, met with God in an open way that is most likely designed to create the most questions in the minds of the Leaders of the Universe.
In the Bible we have seen some of the evidence that the war is about people's opinion. On the earth, it seems that it concerns people's allegiance. Who will we serve, Jesus or Satan. In Heaven, where a third of the angels chose Satan, it looks like the same issues were important. What about the rest of the Universe? What are the issues that they are looking at in this rebellion? Why does Satan really want to take over the throne.
Is it because God really is a tyrant and that Satan is trying to protect us by showing us a better way of living? Or is it that Satan himself is the real tyrant, that he is the selfish one, and he only wants the power of the throne for himself?
In addition, God and Satan seem to be following a set of rules. Thus, the battle is probably a legal or technical battle. If there is not a real war between God and Satan, then how might we explain the things happening in the world?
Is this thing of having Satan tempt us, and God letting it happen, all a game? What is really happening in the stories we read in the Bible? Is there an actual battle for the ownership of the Earth that is occurring behind the scenes to explain what is happening? Or, do we have God and Satan playing a game with the human race in the middle? It will take a knowledge of the entire Bible to answer what is really happening.
Either God and Satan are playing a game with us in the center, the object of their attention, or Satan is really attacking God. When Satan has gone over the line, when he goes too far and tries to take the throne as indicated in Daniel He will at that time end the misery that continues to presently plaque our world.
Death, destruction, and suffering will come to an end at last!
Story of Lucifer
God gave the world and all the animals to Adam. See what God said when He first made them: Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. In that act they lost ownership of the world and they gave it to Satan. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wiseshe took of its fruit and ate.
When Jesus was on this earth He Himself said that Satan was the ruler of this ruler. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. We are praying for this because His will is still not yet happening fully. Jesus has not yet taken authority of our world. Death and destruction are still occurring all around us. Jesus still has not taken our world away from Satan.
We know that is true because we are still here! However, Jesus especially talked about Satan, that he will be cast out and judged. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. However, Jesus with pity for the human race has stepped in to reclaim both them and the world. As we continue to study the Bible we can see that it will take some time for Jesus to reclaim the ownership from Satan: The Court in Heaven In Revelation, starting with chapter 4 we see that there is a court session in Heaven.
Daniel refers to this same session in Daniel 7: His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated, And the books were opened. This is the only time that we know of that Satan actually kills someone himself, personally. In Bible times, it took two people to convict someone. Is this needed for the court proceedings? This action seems to be "the straw that breaks the camel's back".
When Satan sits down, Michael stands up Daniel 12 and the battle of Armageddon occurs. Satan is not only saying he is the ruler of this world, he is saying he is God! God attacks Satan and his angels and the end of the world comes as Jesus comes to receive His own. Satan has to overstep his authority before God stands up to take away his dominion. So there seems to be a legal battle that is occurring between Jesus and Satan. But one day the court will be in session and Satan's dominion will be taken away from him.
But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy it forever. Issues that will eventually be brought up in court so that Satan can be thrown out, have not even occurred yet. Today, Jesus has not yet taken His authority over the earth. It is only much later in the future when Satan tries to sit down as God The Abomination of Desolation that God stands up and the end of all things comes to be. The time that Jesus will rule the earth the kingdoms of this world will not occur until the Seventh Trumpet sounds.
And the seventh angel sounded ; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
This is why we are still praying for God's will to occur on earth. The Seventh Trumpet sounds essentiall in the last days just before Jesus comes in the clouds of glory. So at the present time, Jesus has not yet taken authority of our world and we continue to pray for His will to take place: And then Jesus will come for us to take us to heaven!
You will bite His heel Satan will attack God's people in the time of the End.
Story of Lucifer
Satan was instrumental in having Jesus Christ put to death when He was on earth. Rather than being the end of Jesus, it signaled the beginning of the end of Satan. Christ's death is also the means whereby he will save the righteous. Satan has never gotten the best of Jesus or God. Another plan of attack that Satan has, is to force all people to worship him. If he can force all to follow him instead of God, then he has won!
In the Hebrew, the name Lucifer is translated from the Hebrew word "helel," which means brightness. This designation, referring to Lucifer, is the rendering of the "morning star" or "star of the morning" or "bright star" which is presented in Isaiah. How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! The context of this passage is a referral to the king of Babylon as presented in his pride, splendor and fall.
However, it is to the power behind the evil Babylonian king that this is actually addressed. No mortal king would claim that his throne was above that of God or that he was like the Most High.
The power behind the evil Babylonian king is Lucifer, Son of the Morning. Story of Lucifer — His History Lucifer is just another name for Satan, who as head of the evil world-system is the real, though invisible, power behind the successive rulers of Tyre, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and all of those evil rulers that we have seen come and go in the history of the world.
This passage goes beyond human history and marks the beginning of sin in the universe and the very fall of Satan in the pristine, sinless spheres before the creation of man. We also see this same motif in Ezekiel: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings.
On the day that you were created they were prepared. With an anointed cherub as guardian I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from among the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries.
So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever" Ezekiel This passage seems to be addressed to the "king of Tyre.
Satan is the principality behind the powers of this corrupt world system. Notice the statement that is given in the passage in Ezekiel, "the anointed cherub.
This angel is the highest creature the LORD ever created. No other angel, no other being was created with the intelligence that God gave to this creature. God says that this creation is "perfect in beauty. In verse Ezekiel