We have God’s promises! He speaks and it is and remains that way for all ways.
Or until God speaks otherwise; BUT note! He is not man that God can lie! All God speaks IS Amen
Yes, God created Lucifer in all his splendor and it affected/effected him and pride lay in his heart… I can… became his thoughts, his essence.
God can!!! We were ALL created for a purpose! With reason, Amen.
The ‘beauty’ Satan was created with has not waned! Yes! he was cast from Heaven. Yes God still uses Satan. We are tested by Satan and his minions, the fallen angel’s.
While there is no verse that says “a third of the angels fell from heaven,” some verses, when put together, lead us to that conclusion. Sometime after their creation, and most certainly after the sixth day when everything was declared “very good”
Genesis 1:31, Satan rebelled and was cast out of Heaven.
“How you have fallen from Heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the Earth, you who once laid low the nations!”
Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven ”
and in the book of the Revelation Satan is seen as “a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth”
We are also told that one third of an “innumerable company of angels”
Hebrews 12:22 chose to rebel with him. John saw this great wonder in heaven, “…an enormous red dragon…His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth…the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him”
Since Satan is referred to as a star which fell or was cast down to earth, and Revelation 12:4 says a third of the stars were cast out with him, then the conclusion is that the stars in Revelation 12 refer to fallen angels, fully one third of the heavenly host. If the one-third number is in fact accurate, what assurance that is! Two thirds of the angels are still on God’s side, and for followers of Christ, they are on our side as well.
Remember, we ‘fight’ not against flesh and blood…
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
When exactly God created angels is open for debate, but what is known for sure is that God created everything good because God, in His holiness, cannot create something sinful. So when Satan, who was once the angel Lucifer, rebelled against God and fell from heaven Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28, one third of the angelic host joined his insurrection Revelation 12:3-4,9. There is no doubt these fallen angels are now known as the demons.
We know that hell was prepared for the devil and his angels, according to Matthew 25:41: “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’” Jesus, by using the possessive word his makes it clear that these angels belong to Satan. Revelation 12:7-9 describes an end-times angelic battle between Michael and “his angels” and the devil and “his angels.” From these and similar verses, it is clear that demons and fallen angels are synonymous.
Some reject the idea that the demons are the fallen angels due to the fact that Jude verse 6 declares the angels who sinned to be “bound with everlasting chains.” However, it is clear that not all of the angels who sinned are “bound,” as Satan is still free (1 Peter 5:8). Why would God imprison the rest of the fallen angels, but allow the leader of the rebellion to remain free? It seems that Jude verse 6 is referring to God confining the fallen angels who rebelled in an additional way, likely the “sons of God” incident in Genesis chapter 6.
The most common alternate explanation for the origin of the demons is that when the Nephilim of Genesis 6 were destroyed in the Flood, their disembodied souls became the demons. While the Bible does not specifically say what happened to the souls of the Nephilim when they were killed, it is unlikely that God would destroy the Nephilim in the Flood only to allow their souls to cause even greater evil as the demons. The most biblically consistent explanation for the origin of the demons is that they are the fallen angels, the angels who rebelled against God with Satan.
This brings so much conversation! Where did the image of a horned, tailed beast emerge from? His supernatural power and beauty caused Satan’s fall.
If someone asked you to picture the devil, you would probably imagine a red demon with pitchfork in hand. But for hundreds of years, the Christian devil – also known as Satan – did not feature in any religious artwork. When he eventually did, he was depicted as blue, without a horn or hoof in sight.
Our familiar image of him emerged as generations of artists and writers took the little the Bible says about Satan and re-imagined the devil over time.
We see here that ignorance of FACT is a tool of Lucifer! What God said, was said and remains as God said it. In the garden of Eden, Satan used the purported Word of God to ‘spin’ a believable fallacy… Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowlege of good and evil! Man became ‘knowledgable’ about ‘wrong and right!’ A knowledgeable conscience! What is a conscience? We will get to that.
After Jesus 40 day fast, the period during which He was tried (we can imagine hosts of the fallen angel’s seeking to cause a misstep). We are not told exactly what Jesus faced. It was never shared, or as Jesus said to His disciples “Tell it not now…until I have risen from the dead.” Matthew 17:9; Mark 9:9; Matthew 16:20.
There is very much on this topic. AndcI direct you to ‘taste’ and see that The Lord is good
But, to remain on and in The Word. Jesus after His fast was faced with The Word purported! Just as was done in Eden. But, His temptations this time were far reaching.
We can get lost in and on this topic.
The same host that is always around was present. Perhaps, Jesus spiritual eyes were not open. But, the devil said “kneel before me…” All he promised at best was temporary, but Satan would have won the war for always.
Yet, Jesus by His grace did not misstep. He correctly ‘straightened’ The Word!
We are aware that Jesus knew about His mission well before time.
To finish this off re: the temptations…angel’s came and ministered to Jesus when Satan left. They were there! All this time!
“Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.” The World English Bible translates the passage as: … behold, angels came and served Him
The many definitions of ‘minister’ include:
1. Attend to the needs of (someone).
“her doctor was busy ministering to the injured”
We again face this blank slate. Even IF Jesus had shared of His experiences, those Jesus shared them with would have been told not to ‘share’ them.
But, we can note that angels came and ministered to Jesus! He had needs after such a period. In The Word, there are other instances of individuals fasting for 40 days.
Matthew, Luke and Mark make clear that the Spirit has led Jesus into the desert. Fasting traditionally presaged a great spiritual struggle. Elijah and Moses in the Old Testament fasted 40 days and nights, and thus Jesus doing the same invites comparison to these events.
I hope we have a deeper understanding:
“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
2 Corinthians 11:14,15
We should not be mistaken then, we are backed by Jesus’ sacrifice – bearing punishment for our sins on His body.
Knowing that His hour was nigh; Jesus spoke to His Mother at the marriage in Cana as He rarely did: “Woman my time has not yet come…” John 2:4
And even after this Matthew 4:1 says: “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”
This addresses a ‘few’ of the topics we have discussed above. God knows and knew ALL. Yes, God was in Jesus. God was challenged as God was in the day of Job, “”Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”
A direct challenge! It was placed in and on my heart that a ‘repeat’ of the challenge was made. This time challenging God to walk as a HUMAN! There has NEVER been as influential a precense as The Lord – Jesus! Life is because of God!!!
Next, we visit an oft glossed over passage. Time IS because ‘Time’ was created! Where ‘Time’ was not; creation began:
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.
And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (From the Sun in our Universe!(
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. (Earth spins on an axis.)
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the Heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the Earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the Earth: and it was so.
And the Earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the Heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years (rotation around the sun, Seasons, stars (lights from distant galaxies, God’s paintbrush in motion!):
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the Earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the Earth in the open firmament of Heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the Earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the Earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the Earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the Earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Now, the kicker! The God was in separate parts!
And God said, Let US make Man in our image, after our likeness (God is NOT physical! To us God is Spirit! To be here on Earth; we possess bodies; with our God akin selves within!): and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth.
So God created Man in God’s own image, in the image of God created God Man; male and female created God them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the Earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the Earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the Earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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