Satan’s evilness began long before the Garden of Eden, and his wickedness has continued till today. His evilness will be cut short just before the Millennium, or thousand-year reign of Christ, after which he will be released again for a short season. ( Rev. 20: 1-3)

The devil is the key to all human tragedy, ill-will, and hatred.

In Isaiah 14: 12-15, God relates to us :

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. ’But you are brought down to Sheol,

to the far reaches of the pit

Further, God reveals the origin of the devil in Ezekiel 28: 13-17

You were in Eden, the garden of God;

every precious stone was your covering,

sardius, topaz, and diamond,

beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings.

On the day that you were created ,they were prepared. You were an anointed guardian cherub. 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. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings,

The devil was created as an archangel. He possessed perfection of beauty and wisdom. He was named “ son of the morning”, “ the anointed cherub”. His very garments were made of precious stones, reflecting the blazing glory of the Trinity.

HOW DID THIS GLORIOUS ARCHANGEL BECOME THE DEVIL?

The Bible clearly tell us : Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor ( Ezekiel 28:17 )

Pride came into his heart. By looking upon himself rather than upon the Most High, Lucifer decided that his greatness and beauty came from within himself.

In Isaiah 14: 13,14 he said “I will” five times, revealing the pride in his heart. He caused rebellion in heaven, causing 1/3 of the angels to battle the Almighty together with him.

His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. ( Rev. 12:4)

God did not make the devil. Lucifer, the archangel, made himself the devil. He was expelled from the heaven to the present position.

You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. ( Ezekiel 28:15 )

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