His Satan Fall

His fall and how he became the great enemy of God is also revealed. We

find it in the two chapters already quoted, Isaiah xiv and Ezekiel

xxviii. He said in his heart "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt

my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the

congregation in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the

heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High" (Isaiah

xiv:13-14). Ezekiel's prophecy tells us that iniquity was found in

him. "Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou has

corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness" (Ezek. xxviii:17).

In the beginning of this chapter a similar statement is made, which

also must be applied to Satan. "Thus saith the Lord God, because thine

heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God and sit in the seat

of God." The New Testament also bears witness to the fact and reminds

us of the above revelations in 1 Timothy iii:6. Speaking of the

qualifications of an elder, we read, "Not a novice, lest being lifted

up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil." The word

condemnation has the meaning of "crime" in the Greek. He revolted

against God; he was not satisfied with the position and place the

Creator had given him and aimed to occupy the throne above the stars

and be like the Most High. Then he fell and became the enemy of God,

which he still is and ever will be. In his attempt to become like the

Most High other angels sided with him and shared in the fall likewise.

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