In the beginning…we meet a character named Satan in the Garden of Eden, disguised as a serpent. This character would forever change the history of our world through the fall of Adam and Eve. The Bible is but a continuation of the struggle between Satan and man, always testing and pulling man away from God. So much so, that, minus God’s intervention we are all dead men walking…through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, a free-will offering to destroy death and sin from God’s creation, we are able to overcome the wiles of the Devil. Just as in sin we free-will give in to Satan, through a free-will decision to trust and believe in Jesus Christ we are able to shield ourselves from his devices.
But, does the Bible tell us anything about the origins of Satan? Yes. The Book of Ezekiel chapter 28, has a two-fold prophecy pertinent to Satan. In the first part (verses 1-10) we read of the “Prince of Tyrus”. This MAY be about a real Prince of Tyrus alive at the time, but it most definitely is a prophecy of the Anti-Christ (Before Satan enters him). Read it and see if you agree:
- Prince of Tyrus states he is a God, sitting in the seat of God
- Wiser than Daniel (in his iniquities and plottings)
- By his wisdom he gets riches and power
- He will be brought down to the pit and die the death of an uncircumcised man (The AntiChrist is probably Jewish – read Daniel, Genesis, Revelations as they indicate this and that he may come from the tribe of Dan)
However, picking up in verse 12, we find the “King of Tyrus” and the prophecy of his destruction. Thus we read of the origin, and final destiny of Satan:
- Was the seal of perfection
- Has been in the Garden of Eden
- Every precious stone was it’s covering
- Satan’s voice was beautiful in the day he was created; origin of all idolatrous music.
- Satan was the anointed Cherub (second only to the Seraphim), he was The head Cherub and one of the types who guard the Garden after expulsion of Adam and Eve. Cherubim are the being’s whom are the “powerplant” of the vehicle Ezekiel see’s God in.
- He was at one time on the holy Mountain of God walking up and down the stones of fire (Heaven)
- He was at one time perfect (though with free will) from the day he was created UNTIL iniquity was found in him.
- Through his trading (of secrets and promises in his plotting against God) he sinned and puffed himself up against God.
- He became proud because of his beauty and was corrupted because of his splendor.
- He corrupted his position through the plottings and schemings he has performed, and God will bring forth a fire from within him to destroy him in the sight of all on the earth who see him at the last day.
Book of Ezekiel 28:12-19
“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the
diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets
and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast
created. Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I
have set thee [so:] thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast
walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou
[wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till
iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise (plotting)
they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I
will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of
fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou
hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee
to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine
iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring
forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will
bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold
thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be
astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be]