Seven attributes of Satan from Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 and insights into his origin, agenda and destiny

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Christian
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I had read the passages from Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 a few times before, but for some reason, I had never read them to the depth that I explored them this time…there are some deep, insights and inferences here that I see; some of which are still formulating in my mind and I may cover in subsequent post.

 I’ll begin my journey in Isaiah simply because it comes first in the list. In the first verse of Isaiah chapter 14 is The Lord is talking about His people after they have regathered in their land, something that has recently happened, as we all know. Verse three says He will give them rest from their sorrows and fears that had plagued them for centuries. Who was the oppressor?

It appears in verse four that the oppressor is the king of Babylon. This verse gives us a clue about something deeper, for there was no king of Babylon, to speak of, not in Isaiah’s day as a political entity (Isaiah lived about one hundred years prior to Nebuchadnezzar II, the first king of the Babylonian Empire). Satan is referred to as the king of Tyre in Ezekiel’s comparable passage and I believe Satan is who The Lord is referring to here in this one. Below I have listed seven attributes that I find in both Isaiah and Ezekiel.

Attribute number 1 Satan is referred to as a king in both Ezekiel and in Isaiah (Isaiah 14:4 and Ezekiel 28:12)

Attribute number 2 It seems that Satan was the top dog in the cherubim hierarchy from Ezekiel 28:13, 14.

Attribute number 3 However we find he was lesser than Christ in two ways; he was a created being (Ezekiel 14:13) and he was the son of the morning (Isaiah 14:12) Christ is referred to as the morning star in Revelation 22:16, therefore son of morning is and underling position, in my opinion.

Attribute number 3 Satan is very beautiful from Ezekiel 28:12-13

Attribute number 4 and his vanity, or pride because of his beauty caused his downfall, we find in Ezekiel 28:17

Attribute number 5 Even though the scripture implies The Lord was proud of Satan and trusted him in Ezekiel 28:14 and he was considered perfect, this wasn’t good enough for him and his sense of self-worth created a delusion of equality with The Creator of all things…(what a delusion)

Attribute number 6 Satan was cast out of heaven to the earth from Ezekiel 28:17-19 and Isaiah 14:12.

 Attribute number 7 Satan is intrinsically evil toward the people of the earth we find in Isaiah 14:6

There are several more we can dig out of these interesting passages, and I combined a few, but these are the first attributes of our most powerful adversary that popped out at me. All I can say, is I’m happy the Trinity is on our side as our defenders, because folks, we have no chance against Satan.

What is Satan’s origin? He was created as a Cherub, a top level angel and was apparently given a position as top dog in the heiarchy. He was created with amazing beauty and he was extolled and trusted by Our Lord.

What is his agenda? His agenda is to become, and to prove that he is equal in all respects to The Lord. That didn’t work out very well in the beginning and he was booted out of heaven when his plot was discovered, so part of that agenda is to turn the creation that he is in charge of…that he is king over…against the Creator and to have them worship him instead…something that, in part seems to be working…at least temporarily.

What is his destiny? His agenda seems to be working temporarily, but we have read the last few pages and we know the eventual outcome of the story…he is utterly destroyed in the end.

God Bless Jim

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