The Gospel of God – Part 8

The second section of Scripture that describes Lucifer is found in Ezekiel.

“You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty; 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.

You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery coals. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.

By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I have cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.

Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour; I cast it to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. 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. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and you shall be no more forever. Ezekiel 28:12-19”.

Jesus referred to this insight into heaven when he called the being described, Satan.

“Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”, Luke 10:18”.

We know little from Scripture about these events and that is probably for good reason lest we become too intrigued about things that are beyond us.

What we can be sure of is that sin began in heaven. It involved the highest created angelic being that God had made. In spite of his station, beauty and power, He allowed his heart to be lifted up to be equal as God and greater than Him. He led a rebellion in heaven and was cast out by God along with a third of the angelic host. He has been described as the “Cosmic Vandal”, and it was he who brought sin into God’s world.

Interestingly Ezekiel, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, says that Lucifer was found in Eden, in the garden of God. It is there we must go to next.