I want to bring out a picture or elaborate how it went down in heaven in the beginning of time. Most of us know the earthly version but how about the heavenly version?
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Like a wise person once told me, God has spoken the rest is commentary right?
Most of us have been battling demons and not even knowing it. Yes I said it demons! Some of you are like? #%&¿!%*# what? demons?
God created all heavenly and earthly beings. In the realm of heaven, there was the law just as it is on earth. He gave all angels their assignments, positions and power. But there was one that chose to pevert this freedom.
Now, some of you get spooked when you hear the name devil, demon, lucifier! But what you all might not know is that he was most beloved by God next to Christ. Lucifier actually means, ‘bringing light‘ He was uplifted and favored among all angels, he was given the keys to the garden of Eden. Like can you imagine what favor that was?
Ezekiel: 28 12-17
“Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
“‘You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.
You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.
Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.
You guys know or have experienced, everytime you rise in ranks of get promoted you get a certain feeling of pride, like “yeah I have this power, I have this and this, I am so and so, I have done this and this”…etc
Now, pride is not bad, it is good to be proud of your achievements and accomplishments but it turns nasty when you start using it for defiance and disobedience. I believe the devil got so puffed up with pride he started asking questions like:
- Why can’t I have what Jesus has? Why is He more exalted than me?
- Why should we have all these laws that regulate us? Restrict us? This means that we are not truly free to choose.
- Why should we serve and bow to these humans God has created yet they have no power, they are just mere natural human beings with no supernatural capabilities?
Now, I told you guys questioning God is not a bad thing, He embraces someone who wants to have knowledge and understanding. The problem comes when you ask the questions to the wrong people and with the wrong motives, inciting others, gossiping and complaining, looking for sympathy because you believe your views should also stand for something and should be incorporated as truth, your feelings must be heard and people must understand you and cater to you. (sound familiar? Yes? No? Human nature much?)
Remember he is a model of?
He was a model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect beauty. (For y’all who’ve been taking the devil for a fool! Now you know) I mean let’s be real! If you had it like that, you would probably have that feeling of boasting and pride. But he was not repentant, open to correction, to dialogue, to understanding, he was proud of his pride.
The devil gloried in his brightness and exaltation and aspired to be equal with God. He rattled other angels in heaven and conspired against God, he actually reached a point where he boldly said;
“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
Then here is the most amazing thing, some of us are always asking, “if God is so good why does this and this happen?”
I believe that God had the power to obliterate, eliminate, destroy the devil because he was bringing confusion and rebellion in heaven.
P. S; Adam and Eve are on earth still enjoying the bliss of God’s creation.
But had he been blotted out of existence then the angels, all heavenly hosts and inhabitants of the world would serve God out of fear and not love. The spirit of rebellion would not have been totally destroyed. So He cast him out together with all the rebellious lot to the earth.
Remember he was a guardian cherub? At Eden? So that is where he began his work, he asked Eve something like, “why do you have to listen to God? If you eat the fruit of knowledge you will become just like Him” —introducing defiance.
Well, some of us blame Eve but we must remember that even blame is also one way the devil uses to keep us chained, we say she should have said just like Jesus said, “get thee behind me satan” but she didn’t so here we are!
The great fall
This is who the devil is, he is a deceiver. He had been here enjoying the good life after the fall, deceiving people, killing our loved ones, stiring all sorts of evil, bringing disease, hitting us hard!
The way the devil came after Jesus! You guys when you read the scriptures, you get to see his true nature! Evident! Exposed! Weak! Needy! You all know misery loves company yes? So after Jesus defeated him, He was like, “there is no way I am going down alone, I have to find some people to go down with”.
And since Jesus won the battle at the cross with selflessness, sacrifice and love, he has been weak with no power, he has been attacking our homes real bad and we have just been sitted doing nothing but feeling sorry, acting like him, blaming everybody and looking for sympathy! he has been profiting from the fact that we do not believe in Jesus and we do not know what the scriptures say about us. he has been using fear to drive us out of purpose.
When Jesus came, guess what He said? Well! He said many things but there is one thing I read that stunned me!
We have POWER against Him. But we have no knowledge! My people perish due to lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
Do you know your enemy?
Cause he knows you! And your weaknesses!
I mean look at all the evil that is going on in the world! Get up guys and put on the full armor of God and stand for the sake of your homes! For the sake of the ones who do not know Christ. Some of us have been deceived for so long! It’s time to get angry! Get angry at the right person! Get angry at the devil! And cast him out of your homes and lives.
Message greatly inspired by the Great Hope–Ellen G. White