There is one big reason why Satan was kicked out of heaven. It is because he was a great and mighty angel or cherub in the sight of God and had an ego problem. He was revered by many angels and was beautiful as well and, after a while, made himself look better than others also. These hosts of heaven loved his wisdom, however, all this changed when He decided to lift himself up, in order to become like God. Because of his stature before others, his pride went to his head, until he felt like he could be elevated to godhood. So because he thought he was greater than the rest and even decided to challenge God at his thrown, he was no longer looked at the same way with God and two thirds of the angels. Even though he was once perfect in all his ways, these desires brought sin into his life, which eventually destroyed everything that was going good for him. And in Ezekiel this is even better described. It reads, 2“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.” (Ezekiel 28:14-17)
God also spoke unto Isaiah regarding the fall of the person we know as the devil, from heaven and onto the earth. As I mentioned above, his pride and arrogance got in the way of him doing great and mighty things before God. Isaiah records, 1“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. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15) So what do we learn from all of this? We learn that Lucifer was once highly spoken of, while he was a cherub in heaven. However, because he wanted to elevate himself to be like God, this is when iniquity crept into his heart and God knew his plans right away. 3For this reason did God not only cast him out, but a third of the angels or stars of heaven (which they are also called), which followed him also, to the earth. He is now described as Satan or the devil, as his former calling in heaven has been removed. He has been stripped of everything he once had. How sad is it to see him fall, but also others that listen to his tactics on earth. He has now caused millions of people to follow him and not God. Therefore, leading them with him into hell. Mormons are also following in his footsteps, for their pride has caused them to also believe that they can be gods as well. Don’t be deceived, but start reading the Bible daily and give your life to Christ, that he may save you.
Let us pray:
Oh lord, I pray that people will learn from the fall of Satan and not also be elevated in stature like he was. Surely, pride can get in the way of us following in Your footsteps, and instead follow what is evil instead. We cannot do anything in this life that is worthwhile without Your holy presence in our lives. Without You, we are only walking in darkness and don’t even know it. In doing this, we only have a cloak over our eyes to see things in this world and find pleasure in it for a time, but without Your love and peace, there is always guilt and shame that comes along with these things. Therefore, we cannot find true happiness by filling our lives with more junk that that the world wants to throw at us. These things are only temporary and are setting us back from following You entirely, of Lord. So help us not get caught up in the pleasures of this life, but what You have to offer us. This is when true satisfaction comes and we can now experience what it means to be joyful. While in the world, we can trick our minds into thinking that our earthly riches or treasures will make us happier, but when it is all set and done, the sting of death will still come our way. Then, will we have to face You in judgement and our many sins will be before us. So Lord, help people understand that they cannot take their belongs in death. Only what Your blessing will we take with us. So no earthly treasures can match the things that You can do in our lives. I am so much happier when I am led to pray over somebody, pay for someone’s drink, food or clothing, and witnessing the gospel to others. This is when joy comes and I cannot get enough of it. Your blessings do come when we serve only You, Lord. I love Your ways and want more of You in my life. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Isaiah 14:12-21 (KJV)
12 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!
13 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:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
2Ezekiel 28:11-19 (KJV)
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
3Revelation 12:1-9 (KJV)
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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