Are You Sure? Teaching Blog #3b
Today we are going to look at two very important passages. One is from Isaiah and the other is found in Ezekiel. We’ll begin in Isaiah 14:12-16 with five statements known as “Satan’s Five I Will’s,” where he claims to be independent of God. This independent thinking process comes from the original sin which was not committed by man. The original sin was Satan’s fall from heaven when he gave no regard to God and claimed to be just like God. Satan declared he had made himself and his supernatural abilities and strengths were of his own making. His ability to strive above his appointed position was due to his greatness. Can you see how this mode of operating has infiltrated the human race? Satan is saying that he does not need God because he will ascend to where God is. In other words, “I can make my own way in life without God.”
God’s response to Satan’s way of thinking is found in Ezekiel 28:11-18 and it is very important to understand how God crafts His answer. I want you to notice these Biblical responses, “I created you, I made you, everything you have and everything you are is from Me.” Throughout the Bible we read several times that God is the One who created all things and this includes Satan. We have to look at the heart of God in His response because it is the same response He has toward humanity today.
The Bible tells us that Satan was corrupted by his beauty, wealth, genius, capabilities and strengths. So in himself, he thought all of his gifts were from him, but like everyone else he was a created being. You see, humanity thinks the same way in that the strong and the wise get to that position of their own doing, but it is God who creates everybody. God gives all of us, saved and unsaved, natural gifts and abilities and talents and the wherewithal in life. Yet most of humanity has no regard to God as our Creator and no regard to God as the authority over His creation to determine the laws and regulations that govern His creation. Then, what happens is creation begins to use and abuse what God gave them and they do it without any regard to God. The same fall that Satan had is the fall that man had except God is going to come in and fix it for humanity. God is going to make it right for mankind. Amen.