Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lucifiers Destruction (3)

          How’d  satan get to be where he is anyway?  A good account is traditionally  found in Isaiah 14:12-15…..
How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne
  above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;  I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.”
     That has been seen throughout church history as an account of him. Satan deceived himself into thinking “I” will make myself like the most High.” It all starts with the selfishness of “I.” This selfishness ruined him. Lucifer was cast down onto the earth, not to Hell. His time has not come yet. Maybe he was allowed to produce a certain amount of destruction with only the ability to offer humanity a choice. It’s a hard choice to make, but for God to create anything with real free will, He had to offer a choice. God didn’t offer the fruit as some demented experiment but He had to offer the choice or else love itself cannot exist, and that’s that. If only have the choice between doing good or doing good, how do you have choice at all? If you think about it, we have a Holy Father willing to take risks. In order to experience anything good, there are risks that must be made, especially in our own lives. To have a spouse you can’t just sit at home, you need to get out there and take real risks. To be successful ( I mean really successful ) you need to spend a little money to get a return that can make twice what you spent. Of course for God, there are also the opposite effects that can occur. Terrible as the consequence may be (eternity away), it’s real free will. It’s good to know we have a Father who is willing to offer himself the punishment that we couldn’t experience. We have a powerful Father who would fight for us, and literally go through hell for us. A demonstration of this is anytime any father offers to take the pain for his child, because he knows that this child just isn’t strong enough to take it. That is exactly the kind of Father we have. He offers us the choice of eternity.  He doesn’t force it by not giving us free will. He gave us minds to think. It’s a gift that can only be given with a choice of taking that gift or choosing evil for himself/herself.  We have the freedom to love and the freedom to hate. If we follow God’s guidance, we can love without any problems of betrayal. Lucifer disguised himself as a snake, he made himself into what he looks like as we all do given enough time. He planted a doubt based on what God said, “did God really say you shall not eat of any trees in the garden?” Eve politely corrected the serpent,  “but God said, “you shall not eat of the tree in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die” The serpent corrected her with his knowledge as if she got all the facts wrong but this one, new knowledge. That would have been attractive to her. Adam being right there with her didn’t stop the conversation from going. He did what any loving husband would do, He went right along with her, to distracted by how beautiful she was, like all of us men do. He might have thought, “Well she’s so pretty, how can that be wrong when this beauty looks so right?” Eve was just doing what she had practiced in God’s design in offering the fruit to her mate, she was practicing her oneness. It wasn’t taught , were created with it, it was a second nature. It was just as natural as breathing. All of the sudden their eyes were opened. They saw the truth, they were naked, and sought to distance themselves from one another. Lucifer’s plan of breaking God gorgeous “one-ness” like He was One, was falling apart. God allowed this terrible thing to happen because for humanity to experience His gift of love, they needed to choose what they would, believe the truth that He commanded of them or suffer the consequences of not. Lucifer had discovered a terrible thing. (he) is truly the father of lies. (he) began his career of lies by believing a lie at one time that he could be like God and that breaking lie is the key to all of the brokenness in the world. The lie can separate you from first the King of the Universe. It denies. The lie destroys anything. Let’s take a quick example. The lie that, “that big donut is good for you because it tastes good,” is one lie that plays on you. We believed the lie before our mothers let us know different, “All things that taste good, are actually healthy for you.” We are taught not to eat sweets to much by our mothers at a young age. We don’t see the results automatically so our child like brains believe, “it’s healthy for us as well as it taste good.” The lie grows up, and so we do. The lie becomes more mature. It becomes tricky. Say there is a very handsome man or a very beautiful woman passing by your window. We will automatically create in our heads a benefit of the doubt story that “they’re a great person.” Some are true to their exterior, and those are good wholesome people.  
            It Makes sense that “If the foundation of a building is strong, the building will hold.” If you eat well, that will show in your health. It’s the same thing with our belief. Our beliefs are our foundations to stand on. 
        Lucifer hated God and he still does.  he hates everything about God.  Mostly because he thought he could have as much power as God, he was jealous with power. Lucifer doesn’t want anything of God.  He wants to distort everything that resembles God. He desires to distort the beauty of the earth, God created it. The earth has perfection, Lucifer wants distortion.
       It’s a fact that everything that doesn’t follow the rules, loses, blows up, gets warn down, etc. When I say that, I mean if you don’t work a machine how it’s meant to work, it usually wears down and ceases to work. It’s true that as humans, what’s healthy for us to do is to eat leafy greens, and other things that are commonly understood for us to be healthy. That’s true for everything living. That is a rule in life for us humans. God created us to be sustained by healthier foods. You’re “breaking that rule” for humans by eating dirt, lard or candy all day long. You end up unable to function or survive. That’s what satan wants to deceive us into thinking is good for us. The fruit tasted good and was pleasing to the eyes but the results of the truth happened, their eyes were opened. Satan’s hate for all God does and is, is what drives him. Seems a bit futile, his desire for being big and perverting everything God created is like actually befriending death and pain but his hate for God forces him to make that choice. This is the only thing God doesn’t own, God doesn’t own destruction, it’s all satan is left with. He is king of the dung heap.  Everything he has is pretend of what he wants. He truly is an “angel of light.” That’s what he pretends. He makes things only look beautiful, then bam, your stuck with a sham.

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