God knows ALL?
HUGE question! Puzzled me unspoken for so very long! So very long!
We say/share and KNOW that God knows ALL! So then why did God create Lucifer? HUGE question! And one that is riddled with character?
Easily answered! Lucifer was created to be one of the leading angel’s of God’s court. Head of the Heavenly choir. Adept at music and rhythm, the head of the Heavenly choir! MUCH to discuss here! But at a later date. In dropping a cautionary memo, think how we feel when truly singing to The glory of God!
Music, an intimate part of life!
Again, we will go on! But, I simply wanted to sow some seed in that garden.
So, to traipse backbin existence to the days of Adan and Eve (we have shared on this.) Did God know that Man would step away?
Even deeper, seeing is believing! How many times was Adam tempted before Man fell to The temptation that altered existenc?
The Bible is full of historical accounts, but they leave out fascinating details that we’d love to know more about. Is it okay to look further?
Curiosity is an unavoidable temptation. Even those who affirm the authority and sufficiency of the Bible occasionally wonder, “What if . . . ?” or “What about . . . ?” One question often pondered is the amount of time that passed between Adam’s creation and his fall into sin. Ultimately Scripture is not explicit on this issue, so no conclusion should be dogmatic. Still, it is profitable to examine what God’s Word doesreveal for our edification.
ULTIMATELY SCRIPTURE IS NOT EXPLICIT ON THIS ISSUE, SO NO CONCLUSION SHOULD BE DOGMATIC.
Genesis 1 describes the first six days of this world’s existence. In that time God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). He brought forth vegetation, animals, and finally, man and woman (Genesis 1:26). On the sixth day God saw that all He had made was “very good” (Genesis 1:31), and on the seventh day He rested “from all His work” and “blessed and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:2–3).
These verses allow a couple of conclusions: Adam could not have sinned on the sixth day because God declared all things good. Nor is it likely that the Fall occurred on Day Seven, for this day was consecrated. How long, then? For several reasons, it seems likely that only a short time passed.
God created the man and woman with perfect bodies before the Fall. Some argue that this perfect state would have allowed conception to occur quickly and without hindrance, yet Eve’s conception and birth of her first child, Cain, is not described until after the Fall (Genesis 4:1). One may speculate that, had much time elapsed between Creation and the Fall, the woman would have conceived children before falling victim to Satan’s devices.
SURELY SATAN SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE GOD’S WORK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, BEFORE MAN HAD TIME TO GROW IN TRUST AND OBEDIENCE TOWARD GOD.
Based on his pattern elsewhere, we would expect that the Great Deceiver probably wasted little time before seizing an opportunity to question and distort God’s words. Since God declared all things good in Genesis 1:31, Satan’s rebellion probably occurred after the sixth day and certainly before the events of Genesis 3. Just as he challenged God’s authority in heaven, he also challenged the authority of God’s words on earth, and led the woman to doubt and disobey her Creator. Surely Satan sought to undermine God’s work as early as possible, before man had time to grow in trust and obedience toward God.
While the Bible allows for some plausible conclusions on the matter, we must be careful with speculation. Rather than dwelling on those details God chose not to reveal, a Christian’s time is better spent learning the deep truths of Scripture that are revealed for our growth and God’s glory (Deuteronomy 29:29).
There is so very much that is not in The Word! Music? It simply says that Satan was head of the choir:
Mind you! Lucifer was created PERFECT
As we discussed, there is so very much to discuss. We have only glossed over the meaning to life!
In, rounding this out, we are given “choice”. The do’s or don’t(s) of life…
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Created for a purpose! We ALL have the right/ability/freedom to choose!
So many times I have wondered why many more people DO NOT choose to follow The Way!
Remember this! Jesus said: “I am THE way…”
As shared, we have so very much to share! This affords you a taste. The most important thing is that I pray it instills a hunger in you
Back to our opening question: God knows ALL. In temptation ALLOWED to come our way so that we grow, God ALWAYS provides a way out! Amen.
All of us have been tempted to do things we know are wrong and outside of the will of God. We face these temptations and when we fail, we often feel the guilt and shame from the sin that we committed. Even people that are trying to do the right thing will fall into traps that Satan uses to ensnare us. Some Christians feel as if their spiritual life is like a roller coaster where there are spiritual highs and spiritual lows that often come when we fail a test or give into temptation. There are many verses in Scripture that talk about temptation and testing. Many are given in the form of warnings, some verses show how Jesus was tested, and then one verse shows one instance where God invites us to test Him with our giving. I hope you consider not only the selected verses below but also study each passage and the context in Scripture to get the full meaning. May God bless you as you study His word.
Bible Verses about Temptation
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Luke 4:13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Luke 11:4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”
Luke 22:40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
1 Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Again, we will go on. Let this mingle in your spirit, Amen