Summary: We have an enemy who will do everything he can to keep us from getting saved and when we do; he does every thing he can to keep us from being used by God.
The origin of Satan Ezekiel 28:1-19
A young man went to the drugstore and he told the man behind the counter that he wanted three boxes of chocolates and he said he needed to have them all wrapped up and he’d be back to pick them up in about an hour. So, when he came back the druggist asked him why he needed three boxes of chocolates and he said, “I’ve got a date with the prettiest girl in town tonight and if she lets me hold her hand I’m going to give her the small box but if she lets me put my arm around her I’m going to give her the medium size box but if I get to kiss her I’ll going to give her the big box.”
Well, when he went to her house to pick her up and she said, “Why don’t we stay and have dinner with my family and he said, “Sure, sounds like a great idea.” And as they sat down to eat her father asked him if he would say the blessing. Well, he started praying and he prayed for all the missionaries in the world, the pastor of every church in town and the needs of everyone he could think of. He went on and on and on and finally he said, “Amen.”
After supper they went for a walk and she said to him, “I didn’t know you were so spiritual and then he said, “I didn’t know your father owned the drug store.”
“The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, (that’s Tyre) thus saith the Lord GOD; because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: with thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: by thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
(Now, listen carefully, because there’s a change here in terms of who is being addressed because God began by speaking to the king of Tyre but rather than calling him the king, He called him the prince and here He’s actually addressing one He refers to as the king and who it is, is the spiritual power that’s behind the throne.)
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 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 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 traffic; 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 any more.”