For those who don't understand my previous post: satan used to be an angel. In Ezekiel 28:12-19, God speaks of satan, saying "...You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering.... You were an anointed guardian cherub [angel]. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you.
The 'unrighteousness' found in satan was that HE WAS TRYING TO DETHRONE GOD! Isaiah 14:12-17 speaks of satan, saying "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High [God].’ But you are brought down to Sheol [Hell], to the far reaches of the pit.
Because satan was full of beauty and wisdom, he began to think more highly of himself than he ought. He allowed his 'gifts' to cause him to get the big-head, and felt HE deserved the praise that belonged to God. There's a lesson to be learned from satan's mistake. "Pride goes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18) Whether we're gifted to sing, rap, dance, preach, prophesy, paint, sculpt, write, play sports, sew, style hair, etc., we must remember that the gift came from GOD, and not ourselves! 2 Corinthians 10:17 says, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."
Stay humble folks! God bless...
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