|Daily Bible Study
|The Plan of God
|Have you ever been to a museum and walked through a display of life size replicas of dinosaurs?
What awesome creatures they must have been. As you wonder and wander through the display you
cannot help feel like you are in another world, a world age of long, long ago, when the earth was quite
different. Then you realize they are all gone, extinct! What really happened to them? We will find out
in tomorrow's study, but the key to the answer is in today's.
|Remember in our previous study we learned that God created all of His sons, including you and me,
even before the creation of Gen. 1:1? Well, we are given a detailed account of the description and the
activities of one of those sons. His name was Lucifer, which means "morning star", a title of great
honor as we shall see. Remember also we read from Job 38:7 that at the creation of this beautiful
earth, the "morning stars" formed the chorus as they sang together while all the rest of the sons of
God cheered for great joy. Lucifer was among those morning stars who sang. (Job 38:7 "When the
morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?") You can be sure there was
great ceremony and rejoicing for we read of great heavenly ceremonies in the Book of Revelation and
we all look forward to the Great Wedding and the ceremonial feast.
|Let's read about this "morning star", Lucifer, in the Book of Ezekiel.
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.
|Tyrus means "rock" with a small "r" and refers to Satan who we will see wanted to be like The
Rock, who is Jesus Christ. But as it is written in Deuteronomy chapter 32, which is the Song of
Moses referred to in Rev. 15 that the overcomers will be singing at the return of Christ, he is
NOT our Rock: Deut. 32:31 "For their rock is not as our Rock..."
|However, this "rock" was once a very honorable and esteemed individual by our Father and all
of His children too! (Of course now we can put "rock" & "morning star" together and realize he
is nothing more important to God's children than a "rock star". Ok, he's not even that important.
I was just having a little fun.)
| Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
|This verse documents that we are not talking about the literal human king of Tyre. This is all
about Satan. This next part of the verse is very insightful if you have eyes to see and are familiar
with God's Word.
|[13 ... continued] 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.
|First we see that Satan was created just like everyone else. But, we see that a "workmanship"
was also prepared for him. What in the world is that? Here's the definition of the Hebrew word
"workmanship". See if you can figure it out.
|mela'kah, mel-aw-kaw', Hebrew 4399; from the same as Hebrew 4397 (mal'ak); properly
deputyship, i.e. ministry; generally employment (never servile) or work (abstract or concrete);
also property (as the result of labor) :- business, + cattle, + industrious, occupation, (+ -pied), +
officer, thing (made), use, (manner of) work ([-man], -manship).
|Lucifer was given a very important DUTY or POSITION. Do you know what it was? It may
surprise you! Notice in verse 13 that "every precious stone" adorned him. This simply means
that Satan WORE the "Breastplate of a Priest of God", a very high position indeed! That's right,
and verse 14 will show he was "anointed" to this position by our Father. You see, these stones
listed in verse 13 are EXACTLY the same as the stones that the Levitical priests will wear. Let's
read the description of the priest's breastplate so we know for sure. (You can compare stone for
stone if you like.)
And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be
a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
| And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
| And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
|Note to the deeper scholar: This entire third row is missing from Ezekiel 28:13 in Hebrew, but it
is supplied in the Septuagint.
| And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in
|So what do these stones represent?
| And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according
to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be
according to the twelve tribes.
|So we now understand that this "morning star", Lucifer, was a high priest of God even over the
children of God. Think about it! Let's return to Ezekiel 28 and read more about him.
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.
|God anointed Lucifer as a "protector of the mercy seat", which is where Christ sits (there are
only two cherubs that cover the Ark of the Covenant), and set him high upon the holy mountain,
which is the seat of authority of the kingdom of God, i.e. he also had a very high governmental
position. There is no separation of "church" and "state" in the kingdom of God, for all men who
execute duties are righteous men. So the civil and the religious in that sense are united which is
why we read that Jesus returns as King of kings and Lord of lords. AND Satan walked up and
down in the midst of Children of Israel, who are those "stones of fire" we just read of in the last
verse, i.e. God's children. You see, our Father is a consuming fire (spiritually). That's why these
stones are called stones of fire for they are His children. Your documentation is found in
Hebrews 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire."
|So Satan really had it made at one time, didn't he? He had it ALL, as we say. Now read this
next verse about him.
| Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was
found in thee.
|Uh oh! Something has gone haywire! God created this son, Lucifer, "perfect", which if you take
the time to look up this word in your Strong's Concordance you will find it means "without
blemish", "undefiled", i.e. He created him not only to be beautiful, but also morally upright, and
so at one time he did have integrity.
|However, God ALSO gave all of His children FREE WILL, which we will discuss in more depth
at a later time. So Lucifer, once a beautiful morning star, lost his brightness, his light, and now
became Satan, the dark one, the evil one.
|Here are the Hebrew words for "perfect" and "iniquity", respectively.
|tamiym, taw-meem', Hebrew 8549; from Hebrew 8552 (tamam); entire (literal, figurative or
moral); also (as noun) integrity, truth :- without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity),
sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole.
`evel, eh'-vel, Hebrew 5766; or avel, aw'-vel; and (feminine) avlah, av-law'; or owlah, o-law'; or
olah, o-law'; from Hebrew 5765 (`aval); (moral) evil :- iniquity, perverseness, unjust (-ly),
unrighteousness (-ly), wicked (-ness).
|When he was created, Satan was tamiym but he became 'evel. Here's what caused him to
become that way:
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence,
|The NIV reads: "Your great wealth filled you with internal turmoil and you sinned." Hey, he
loved THINGS and MONEY! Well now there's a surprise! I've never seen a priest or minister
or government official corrupted by money before, have you?
|and thou hast sinned:
|This Hebrew word for "sinned" is "chata'" and it is extremely important to understand its
meaning, for contained in this word is what Satan DID that was so EVIL.
|chat*a', khaw-taw', Hebrew 2398; a primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figurative and
general) to sin; by inference to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causative) lead astray, condemn :-
bear the blame, cleanse, commit [sin], by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend
(-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin (-ful, -ness),
|The proper meaning here is (CAUSATIVE) LEAD ASTRAY. "Causative" as defined by
Webster is: (1.) effective or operating as a cause or agent (2.) expressing causation; specif.: being
a linguistic form that indicates that the subject causes an act to performed or a condition to come
|You see, Rev. 12:4 declares that Satan drew the third part of God's children away from God,
and CAUSED them to fall to the earth, which is a figure of speech meaning he caused them to
"fall" from "tamiym", perfection, from the good graces of our Father and from listening to and
following Him! Satan "sinned". He LED GOD'S CHILDREN ASTRAY!
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
|That, my friends, is the GROSS SIN that Satan committed. It wasn't so bad that he himself
became corrupted, for He could have been removed from the scene and life would have
continued on as "rosy" as it was in the very beginning when Gen. 1:1 came to pass and God
created this beautiful earth and His sons were happy and delighted and joyful.
|We will soon read that our Father was VERY angry about all of this, VERY angry! Let's finish
|Ezekiel 28:16 [..continued] 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.
|Satan was REMOVED from office and the "Breastplate of the 12 Stones" was stripped from his
vesture as the FIRST JUDGMENT takes place (we are reading it now) and he is to be found
GUILTY by virtue of the overwhelming preponderance of the EVIDENCE and his DEATH
SENTENCE is about to be announced!
|Here is more of what the Judge has to say to Satan. God already said in the last verse that
because of his wealth and financial dealings he HAS BEEN FILLED with VIOLENCE, which
doesn't mean what we normally think of as violence. It is the Hebrew word "chamac" and it
|chamac*, khaw-mawce', Hebrew 2555; from Hebrew 2554 (chamac*); violence; by implication
wrong; by meton. unjust gain :- cruel (-ty), damage, false, injustice, × oppressor, unrighteous,
violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.
|So Satan became very CORRUPT and was fired from all his high positions. What else did he
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by
reason of thy brightness:
|Oh, he become an egomaniac too! He just thinks he's the greatest and people can't do without
him. As they say, "Well there's another surprise!" Satan is Mr. Ego.
|[17 ..continued] I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may
|Check out this sentencing! Satan is going to get a great big lesson in HUMILITY, though not for
his sake, but for the benefit of the other children, to serve as an Example and a Reminder to
them! When will this sentence be carried out? During the Millennium when he is cast into the pit
and everyone who walks by will "narrowly" look upon him, meaning they will "look down" on
him and see him as the "slime ball" he really is. This will be embarrassing and very traumatic for
Mr. Ego who was once a big man. Here is your documentation from Isaiah:
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!
|Yes, there were nations back then, and there are nations now, and there will be nations in the
eternity (Rev. 21).
|As you read this scripture in light of what we have learned in this study, the phrase "The Bigger
they are the Harder they Fall" might come to mind. This Lucifer was great in power and
authority and he took a Big, Big Fall! But worse yet, He WEAKENED the nations with his
holier-than-thou, with his "I know what's right and wrong (the knowledge of good and evil)
better than God's Word" attitude. In other words, he thinks he knows what is best for the
people, which is nothing more than a bunch of his LIBERAL, EGOTISTICAL, SOCIALISTIC
CRAP! It weakens nations! Look around you! Hello!
| 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
|He wanted to completely take over! He wanted to be God! I look around and see many just like
him in lofty positions of power who also think they are God.
| I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
|I don't think so, dufus!
| Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
|You're goin' DOWN, pal!
| 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;
|Yes, folks will marvel that they allowed this good-for-nothing, egotistical, idolatrous, corrupt
liberal to cause such problems for all of us.
|These next two verses contain Satan's FINAL SENTENCE of judgment pronounced by our
Father. It is the ONLY ONE of its kind to this point in all of eternity!
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.
|Satan has profaned the holy places, the HIGH OFFICES, by the MULTITUDE of his
INIQUITIES, by one perverse scandal after another! Maybe you would you like to see the
Hebrew word for "iniquities"?
|`avon, aw-vone', Hebrew 5771; or avown, aw-vone'; (2 Kings 7:9; Psa. 51:5 ), from
Hebrew 5753 (`avah); perversity, i.e. (moral) evil :- fault, iniquity, mischief, punishment (of
|You know what our Father did about it? You just read it! He sentenced Satan to die, to
PERISH. That's right, He sentenced one of his own children, who he at one time was very fond
and proud of, to eternal DEATH. And so the once beautiful high ranking Lucifer, now the lowly
fallen Satan, will henceforth be called the "son of Perdition", the one son of God (so far) who
definitely WILL PERISH in the lake of fire!
| 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.
|Yes, Satan will be a terror for a little while, even as God will use him in His Plan, and people
WILL BE astonished at him when he is allowed to show up in this final generation and assume
his former lofty position (even loftier, for he will claim to be Jesus Christ). But his sentence has
already been passed and it is FINAL, and there is no appeal to a higher authority, for there is no
higher authority than our Father.
|Hey, what about all of the other children who Satan caused to fall? We didn't read anything
about them being judged! Were any other sons judged back then?
|Yes, actually there were some who were also judged (though they were not fallen ones) and
even justified. We will read all about them soon enough! You might even be one of them! But
the good news is that the next court date set for FINAL JUDGMENT has been postponed until
AFTER the Millennium, because our Father has a Plan to save as many of His children who will
turn back to Him. It is called the Plan of Salvation, and it is a Plan of Love for His children!
|You are about to find out why you are here in the flesh!
|Continue to part 4|