Special Study: The Origin of Satan

Tuesday Night Bible Study, October 27, 2007

--Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together...shouted for joy...." during the creation of the world... --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan, and therefore, in a spiritual sense, was a prince under the control of Satan the king. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell... --"You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty." (v.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage, but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell, opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall. --interesting conclusion drawn by A. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation, God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. But when man fell, Satan usurped authority over the earth... [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God..." (v.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels, followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory, and they are the closest to the Throne of God. While the angels are before the Throne, and the seraphim surround the Throne, the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God, and Satan is a cherub. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him, which made him the Arch-Cherub, and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. With this event, then, Satan was the highest of all created beings, not only in wisdom and beauty, but also in power and authority. Furthermore, he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. In chapter one of Ezekiel, while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne, this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you." (v.15)

--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world, the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. ... 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense, a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect.
In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, E. W. Bullinger ... wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where, though the sense is literally future, it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of.' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense,” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way). [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred, Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions, when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished, or as equivalent to accomplished facts...' - http://www.truthortradition.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298

--Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] , I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels]; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit..." --the fall of other angels... --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate, in figurative language, that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment..." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day..."

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but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God.. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen.. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise. --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol..." 3 . striving according to His working which works in me mightily. Apollos watered.. --Satan's fall.. --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened. I will be like the Most High. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness". To the lowest depths of the Pit.. but what "Christ does through me. ". what can "I" do. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking.." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes.. as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted.. but God who gives the increase . "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.. --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God..... that they are futile. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age.... but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true..... and you will be like God.." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44)... 7 So then neither he who plants is anything.... For it is written. --to most people life is all about human achievement. nor he who waters... let him become a fool that he may become wise.... and to dust you shall return... but ministers through whom you believed. not what can "I" do. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul..." whether it be small things or big things..." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself. --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. but God gave the increase. 20 and again." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For dust you are... --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall.." --"To this end I also labor. and who is Apollos. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking.--the fall of man. and he continues to spread lies.." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example....

" --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God.... "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.." --and because we are all sinful. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist. we are totally dependent on His grace.. Amen." --almost every New Testament epistle says." (Revelation 22:21) 4 ....

while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne. --"You were the seal of perfection." (v. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre.. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned." (v. the garden of God. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof. you were on the holy mountain of God. but also in power and authority. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God. 7 When the morning stars sang together. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together.. full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.. in a spiritual sense.. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall." during the creation of the world.shouted for joy. In chapter one of Ezekiel.. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone... --interesting conclusion drawn by A. and emerald with gold. Furthermore. and the seraphim surround the Throne. topaz. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A. and Satan is a cherub. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. Till iniquity was found in you." (v. Satan usurped authority over the earth. turquoise. and therefore.. then. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory. onyx.15) . Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius.. And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre.. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'. Sapphire. With this event. was a prince under the control of Satan the king.. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. which made him the Arch-Cherub.Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study. But when man fell. October 27.." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan. Satan was the highest of all created beings.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. and jasper. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell.. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. and diamond. I established you. While the angels are before the Throne. not only in wisdom and beauty. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell. if you have understanding.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. Beryl.

. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate... Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect. And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you." --the fall of other angels. Till iniquity was found in you. Therefore I brought fire from your midst." 2 .. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] ..truthortradition. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done. O Lucifer. a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels]. in figurative language. to be reserved for judgment." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain. That they might gaze at you.. I will be like the Most High. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. Bullinger ... The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of. E. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred.” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way). when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished. I cast you to the ground.. You have become a horror.' . fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense. a great. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.com/modules. but left their own abode.. or as equivalent to accomplished facts. but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness.http://www. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where. It devoured you. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities. son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground. By the iniquity of your trading.. W. To the lowest depths of the Pit. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven. though the sense is literally future. And shall be no more forever. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. I laid you before kings. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned... [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world.' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). and seven diadems on his heads.. In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible.

. --Satan's fall.... and he continues to spread lies..." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44)...." --"To this end I also labor. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen." 3 .." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall.. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking.... nor he who waters. For dust you are. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise. and to dust you shall return. 20 and again.. ".. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything.. Apollos watered.. and you will be like God.. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted. For it is written.. --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself.. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul. but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true.." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes.... so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen...--the fall of man... not what can "I" do.. but God gave the increase. but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God.. striving according to His working which works in me mightily. that they are futile..... --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works." whether it be small things or big things. "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.. let him become a fool that he may become wise. --to most people life is all about human achievement.. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. what can "I" do.. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags. --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God. --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened. but ministers through whom you believed. and who is Apollos. --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking.. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness". I will be like the Most High.. To the lowest depths of the Pit.. but God who gives the increase ..... but what "Christ does through me.." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example..

. we are totally dependent on His grace. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist." --almost every New Testament epistle says.." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being." --and because we are all sinful." (Revelation 22:21) 4 .. Amen." --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God.... "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you..

full of wisdom and perfect in beauty." (v.. Beryl. But when man fell. Satan usurped authority over the earth. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory." (v. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne. but also in power and authority. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. Sapphire.. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell." (v. October 27.. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. you were on the holy mountain of God. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof. and emerald with gold. and the seraphim surround the Throne." during the creation of the world.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me. Till iniquity was found in you. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. While the angels are before the Throne. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden.. if you have understanding." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage. And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God.. --interesting conclusion drawn by A. the garden of God. --"You were the seal of perfection. topaz. was a prince under the control of Satan the king. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. onyx.. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. With this event. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre.. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'.. In chapter one of Ezekiel.15) . and Satan is a cherub. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone. and diamond. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. then.. Furthermore. I established you. which made him the Arch-Cherub. and jasper. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. turquoise.Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study. 7 When the morning stars sang together.. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall... and therefore. Satan was the highest of all created beings.. in a spiritual sense.shouted for joy. not only in wisdom and beauty." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan.

when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain. By the iniquity of your trading. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels]. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] .” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way).com/modules.' ." --the fall of other angels. That they might gaze at you.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world.... 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities." 2 ..' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". And shall be no more forever. or as equivalent to accomplished facts. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground. and seven diadems on his heads. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future. It devoured you.http://www. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect.. In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor..php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven.. O Lucifer. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate. W. in figurative language.. To the lowest depths of the Pit. I will be like the Most High. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense. You have become a horror. but left their own abode. .. a great.truthortradition." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned. to be reserved for judgment. Bullinger .. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him.. I cast you to the ground. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you. though the sense is literally future. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of.. And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. I laid you before kings.. fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. E. Till iniquity was found in you. Therefore I brought fire from your midst. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power.

--Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall. what can "I" do. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age... and you will be like God. Apollos watered. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness". and to dust you shall return... nor he who waters. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.. To the lowest depths of the Pit..." --"To this end I also labor.." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall.. For dust you are.. but ministers through whom you believed.. For it is written. but what "Christ does through me. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol..." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example... but God who gives the increase . --Satan's fall.. --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself. --to most people life is all about human achievement. let him become a fool that he may become wise. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen...... "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds....." 3 ..... as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted. and he continues to spread lies.. but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44). 7 So then neither he who plants is anything...." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men.. striving according to His working which works in me mightily. 20 and again.. but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God..--the fall of man.." whether it be small things or big things... --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking. not what can "I" do.. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking.. --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. but God gave the increase. I will be like the Most High.... and who is Apollos. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags.. that they are futile. ". --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened... --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise.

"the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.. Amen. we are totally dependent on His grace.." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being.." (Revelation 22:21) 4 .--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God.." --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist.. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." --and because we are all sinful...." --almost every New Testament epistle says.

But when man fell. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory. and emerald with gold. While the angels are before the Throne. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. Satan usurped authority over the earth.. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. In chapter one of Ezekiel. onyx. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre. was a prince under the control of Satan the king. while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne..... I established you. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God." during the creation of the world. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'. turquoise." (v.Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. and jasper. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. and the seraphim surround the Throne. With this event. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. then." (v.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. --"You were the seal of perfection... and diamond. the garden of God.shouted for joy. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. in a spiritual sense. 7 When the morning stars sang together. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. and therefore. but also in power and authority.15) . And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. Beryl. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan. Till iniquity was found in you. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God." (v. if you have understanding. and Satan is a cherub. not only in wisdom and beauty. topaz. you were on the holy mountain of God. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. --interesting conclusion drawn by A. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation. Satan was the highest of all created beings...14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels.. which made him the Arch-Cherub. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me.. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell... Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius. Furthermore. Sapphire. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof. October 27. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A.

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities.. In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] . Bullinger . And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. to be reserved for judgment. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where.. fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished. Till iniquity was found in you.. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you. You have become a horror." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned. W..truthortradition.. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power. It devoured you. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.. though the sense is literally future. I laid you before kings. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense. a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". I will be like the Most High. and seven diadems on his heads. Therefore I brought fire from your midst." --the fall of other angels.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of.http://www. a great.. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate.. That they might gaze at you. E... --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him. I cast you to the ground. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain.. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world." 2 .com/modules.' . in figurative language. son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground. . I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels].. To the lowest depths of the Pit. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. or as equivalent to accomplished facts.” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way). but left their own abode.' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions. By the iniquity of your trading. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred. O Lucifer... And shall be no more forever. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future.

For it is written." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. ". but ministers through whom you believed.--the fall of man. I will be like the Most High. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"... Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol.. and to dust you shall return. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen....." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example." --"To this end I also labor. what can "I" do.. For dust you are.. and he continues to spread lies.... as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted.. let him become a fool that he may become wise. but God who gives the increase .. To the lowest depths of the Pit.." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44). --to most people life is all about human achievement... --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age. --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works. --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened. but what "Christ does through me. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking.. but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God..." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself.... --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God.. --Satan's fall.... and who is Apollos. but God gave the increase. 20 and again.... but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true.... Apollos watered. that they are futile." 3 ... --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes." whether it be small things or big things... "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.. and you will be like God... striving according to His working which works in me mightily." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen... when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags.. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise.. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul.." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything. not what can "I" do. nor he who waters...

" --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all... Amen." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being. we are totally dependent on His grace.... "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." --almost every New Testament epistle says. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist." --and because we are all sinful.--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God...." (Revelation 22:21) 4 .

and the seraphim surround the Throne. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. you were on the holy mountain of God. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'.. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell.Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study. and emerald with gold. the garden of God. turquoise. Satan was the highest of all created beings. and therefore. if you have understanding. full of wisdom and perfect in beauty." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan.. With this event. --interesting conclusion drawn by A. topaz. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell.. then. onyx.. Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius." (v. which made him the Arch-Cherub..15) . Till iniquity was found in you. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me. and Satan is a cherub. I established you. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation. Satan usurped authority over the earth." (v." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels.. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall." during the creation of the world. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A. was a prince under the control of Satan the king. And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre.. not only in wisdom and beauty. 7 When the morning stars sang together.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. In chapter one of Ezekiel.shouted for joy. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre.. --"You were the seal of perfection... The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof.. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory. Beryl. While the angels are before the Throne.. in a spiritual sense.. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. Sapphire. but also in power and authority. and jasper. Furthermore. October 27.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. and diamond. while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone. But when man fell." (v. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God.

In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned. I will be like the Most High. To the lowest depths of the Pit." --the fall of other angels... to be reserved for judgment. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain.. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power.' . a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". I cast you to the ground.. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels]. Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future. when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] .truthortradition. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred. And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you.com/modules.. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities. and seven diadems on his heads.. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him. but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness. And shall be no more forever. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world.” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way). son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground.. though the sense is literally future. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.. . fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. That they might gaze at you. Therefore I brought fire from your midst.' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). I laid you before kings. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of. but left their own abode.. in figurative language." 2 . It devoured you. Bullinger . W. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. O Lucifer...http://www. Till iniquity was found in you. a great.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven. E.. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions. By the iniquity of your trading. You have become a horror. or as equivalent to accomplished facts..

.. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. I will be like the Most High.. --to most people life is all about human achievement..... --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God......" (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example.. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking... and who is Apollos. and he continues to spread lies." --"To this end I also labor. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags. --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall.. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age.. that they are futile..... as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen... but God who gives the increase .--the fall of man.. and you will be like God.. 20 and again.. "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.. but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God. not what can "I" do.. --Satan's fall. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking." 3 ... Apollos watered. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness". and to dust you shall return. nor he who waters.. let him become a fool that he may become wise. what can "I" do.." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall.. For dust you are." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men." whether it be small things or big things.. but ministers through whom you believed. --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened.. For it is written. "...... "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise. but God gave the increase.." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44).. --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul. but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true.." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself. but what "Christ does through me... --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ.. To the lowest depths of the Pit." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes. striving according to His working which works in me mightily..

." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being. we are totally dependent on His grace.... Amen. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus..." --and because we are all sinful. "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist.." --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all." (Revelation 22:21) 4 ." --almost every New Testament epistle says..--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God.

October 27.... Satan usurped authority over the earth.. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre. But when man fell. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. the garden of God. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall. Satan was the highest of all created beings.shouted for joy. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all. Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation.. if you have understanding. and Satan is a cherub. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof. and therefore..12) --28:13: "You were in Eden. Sapphire. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell. and jasper. Till iniquity was found in you. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. Beryl. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. --interesting conclusion drawn by A.. onyx. While the angels are before the Throne. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. and emerald with gold." (v. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A.. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together. In chapter one of Ezekiel. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell. Furthermore. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. With this event. not only in wisdom and beauty. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. 7 When the morning stars sang together. I established you. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne. --"You were the seal of perfection. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone." during the creation of the world. and diamond. was a prince under the control of Satan the king. but also in power and authority.... And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. and the seraphim surround the Throne." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels. full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius. then.. which made him the Arch-Cherub." (v. in a spiritual sense.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. turquoise. you were on the holy mountain of God.15) .Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study.." (v. topaz.

. to be reserved for judgment. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done.' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842). I cast you to the ground." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you. It devoured you.truthortradition.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate.. --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels].. in figurative language. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold.. O Lucifer.. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created.. or as equivalent to accomplished facts. You have become a horror. Therefore I brought fire from your midst. . a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect".."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of." --the fall of other angels. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions." 2 . Bullinger .” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way). 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] . And shall be no more forever. That they might gaze at you." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense. when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished. E..' . fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns.. W. a great... And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future.com/modules.. Till iniquity was found in you.. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. To the lowest depths of the Pit. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where. I will be like the Most High. son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground.. but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness.http://www. By the iniquity of your trading. I laid you before kings. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities. though the sense is literally future. but left their own abode. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. and seven diadems on his heads.

. Apollos watered." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men.." 3 . 20 and again." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself.. "... and you will be like God. but God gave the increase. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags.. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen. --Satan's fall. and he continues to spread lies......" --"To this end I also labor..." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44). nor he who waters.. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age. let him become a fool that he may become wise. For dust you are... --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul. and to dust you shall return...--the fall of man.. but what "Christ does through me.. but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.. --to most people life is all about human achievement. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"... --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened.. To the lowest depths of the Pit... not what can "I" do.. but ministers through whom you believed.... and who is Apollos.. For it is written.. --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise.. --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God. striving according to His working which works in me mightily." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes. what can "I" do. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen.. --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall. --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example. as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted. I will be like the Most High. but God who gives the increase . "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds...." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall... but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God........" whether it be small things or big things.. that they are futile.

.....--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God. Amen.. --2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." (Revelation 22:21) 4 ." --almost every New Testament epistle says.." --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being. we are totally dependent on His grace." --and because we are all sinful. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist.

Fruchtenbaum: On the sixth day of creation. --so it appears that after Satan's fall he had access to both Eden and heaven because he already had access to both places before he fell.. and diamond... if you have understanding. God created man and gave him the authority over the earth which had been removed from Satan. you were on the holy mountain of God. Till iniquity was found in you.15) . and therefore.. and they are the closest to the Throne of God. but it seems to indicate that Satan had some purpose in Eden before he sinned. the cherubim are under it and are responsible for carrying the Throne of God. and Satan is a cherub. --"You were the seal of perfection.. --28:12-15 gives us a few insights into who Satan was before he sinned and fell. and elevated him over the other cherubs in power and authority. Fruchtenbaum in The Footsteps of the Messiah (2003 edition) offers the following commentary: Ezekiel one points out that the cherubim were the bearers or carriers of the Shechinah Glory. onyx. full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. in a spiritual sense." --there is different speculation about the meaning of this passage. not only in wisdom and beauty. --interesting conclusion drawn by A. The cherubim are the closest to the Throne of God. 2007 --Satan was one of of the heavenly host that "sang together.' He was a canopy over the Throne of God. Beryl. topaz. --"You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created." (v." (v. and emerald with gold. was a prince under the control of Satan the king. --remember that this information is based on passages like Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 1) of the Throne of God which tries to put in human terms profound spiritual realities. This one was the most prominent cherub of them all.14) --"cherubs" were the highest ranking angels. opposed to the idea that Satan was in Eden only because of his fall. and the seraphim surround the Throne. Satan usurped authority over the earth. But when man fell. which made him the Arch-Cherub. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone.shouted for joy. the garden of God.Special Study: The Origin of Satan Tuesday Night Bible Study." (v.... In chapter one of Ezekiel. while other cherubim were underneath the Throne and were carrying the Throne.. However at some point in eternity past [after his role in the mineral Garden of Eden?] God took this one cherub and anointed or 'messiahed' him. Satan was the highest of all created beings. but also in power and authority.. and jasper... The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. The closer the being is to the Throne the higher the being's rank. Sapphire. While the angels are before the Throne." during the creation of the world. October 27. Furthermore.12) --28:13: "You were in Eden. And all the sons of God [Job 1:6 & 2:1 indicate that "sons of God" was a term used for angels] shouted for joy?" --Ezekiel 28:1-18 compares Satan to the ancient King of Tyre. With this event. I established you. The Hebrew for 'covers' means 'the covering roof. then. turquoise. --Job 38:4-7 indicates that angels "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth: " [in the Lord's response to Job He said] Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me. 7 When the morning stars sang together." --the human king ruled under the influence of Satan. --the human king of Tyre is referred to as the "prince of Tyre" and Satan is referred to as the "king of Tyre. he was the 'anointed cherub that covers'.. Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius. this particular cherub was a canopy over the Throne of God. [in his futile plan to take the place of God] --"You were the anointed cherub who covers. followed by "seraphim" and then "angels" --A.

' Perhaps the most recognized Hebrew scholar of modern times is Friedrich Gesenius (1786–1842).. Bullinger . 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. W.. when the speaker intends by an express assurance to represent them as finished.' . In his magnificent work Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. the "prince of Tyre" gained much wealth and power. . but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness. in figurative language.. This is very common in the Divine prophetic utterances where.com/modules." 2 .truthortradition.. it is regarded and spoken of as though it were already accomplished in the Divine purpose and determination. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.. You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. O Lucifer. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities. To the lowest depths of the Pit. He wrote about the perfect tense and its various uses (the “perfect” is sometimes called the “past tense." --Jude 6: "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain. fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. Till iniquity was found in you. but left their own abode. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. The figure is to show the absolute certainty of the things spoken of."'" **side note: much of the result of Satan's fall described in Ezekiel 28:11-19 appears to refer to events in the future (in particular his defeat at the end of the Great Tribulation) yet is written in the past tense. I cast you to the ground. He noted that the perfect was used: ' To express future actions. Isaiah 53 is a familiar passage that utilizes the prophetic perfect. Gesenius wrote that the perfect is used in some cases when the event is still actually future. E.--28:1-10 describes the downfall of the human "prince of Tyre" --because Tyre was an important seaport in the ancient world. That they might gaze at you. or as equivalent to accomplished facts. I laid you before kings.. [5] Although normally associated with action that has already occurred. and seven diadems on his heads. By the iniquity of your trading.php?name=News&file=article&sid=298 --Isaiah 14:12-15 also describes Satan's fall: --"How you are fallen from heaven.. a great. a grammatical structure called "prophetic perfect". Therefore I brought fire from your midst. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. You have become a horror. It devoured you. You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven [he wanted to have an even higher position in heaven than he already had] . --in time his heart was filled with pride and he proclaimed himself to be a god and therefore God brought judgment against him.” but the Hebrew and English do not look at verbs in quite the same way)." --the fall of other angels. --Revelation 12:3-4 seems to indicate. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God ["stars of God" is symbolic of angels – he wanted to depose the other cherub angels and rule over all the angels]. --28:11-19 describes the downfall of Satan (the "king of Tyre") that parallels the downfall of the "prince of Tyre" --"15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created.http://www. son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you.. [he wanted to have the place of God]' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. wrote that the past is used instead of the future to emphasize the certainty of an event: 'The past tense is used instead of the future tense] when the speaker views the action as being as good as done. that one third of the angels in heaven fell with Satan: "And another sign appeared in heaven: behold.. I will be like the Most High." --2 Peter 2:4: "For if God did not spare the angels who sinned.. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. to be reserved for judgment.... though the sense is literally future.. And shall be no more forever.

that they are futile. let him become a fool that he may become wise...... 7 So then neither he who plants is anything. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age.... as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted..." (Colossians 1:29) --humanism in God's eyes. and you will be like God. --the apostle Paul exemplified Christ-centered thinking. --Mormon's preach a false gospel that echos Satan's exact message in the Garden of Eden about becoming like God. so Adam and Eve ate of the fruit to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen.." (Isaiah 14:14-15) --Adam and Eve's fall.. --Satan's fall. For it is written. and who is Apollos.. "He catches the wise in their own craftiness".. "... but what "Christ does through me.... For dust you are. "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise.." whether it be small things or big things. not what can "I" do. but God who gives the increase . striving according to His working which works in me mightily. --"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. but God gave the increase.. --Mormon's spend their whole life trying to earn their way to godhood through good-works... and he continues to spread lies.." 3 .. and to dust you shall return. --"[eat the forbidden fruit and] your eyes will be opened. "[Satan said] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds." (Genesis 3:19) --Satan is the father of lies as Jesus called him (John 8:44)..." (Genesis 3:5) --and just as Satan wanted to become like God only to see the exact opposite happen.... but they always lead to the opposite of what he wants you to believe! --modern examples of Satan's lie about being like God.. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.. To the lowest depths of the Pit..--the fall of man.." 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. --1 Corinthians 3:5-8: "Who then is Paul. 20 and again..... nor he who waters.. --very rare is the paradigm of Christ-centered thinking. but in the end then will find the exact opposite to be true.. --Satan tried to sell Adam and Eve on the very idea that led to his own fall.." (Isaiah 64:6) --humanism which permeates society is a more subtle example.." --"To this end I also labor. --to most people life is all about human achievement... Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol. Apollos watered.. when they stand before God on the day of judgement they will discover that in God's eyes that "all our righteousness are like filthy rags." --1 Corinthians 3:18-21: "Let no one deceive himself. but ministers through whom you believed.. what can "I" do. I will be like the Most High..

--2 Timothy 2:1: "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Amen.." --and the last words of the Bible: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all..... "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you..--the humanistic idea of boasting in our own achievement without any dependence on God is as absurd as Satan's idea of becoming like God." --almost every New Testament epistle says. it denies our very nature! --by nature we are totally dependent on God! --Colossians 1:17: "in Him all things consist." --Acts 17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being. we are totally dependent on His grace." (Revelation 22:21) 4 ." --and because we are all sinful...

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