Who is Satan?
Satan means adversary. Satan is also known as the devil, great dragon or ancient serpent.
Satan is a created spirit being, he has a beginning. But he began as an angel, an Arc angel of God who was an anointed cherub, perfect in beauty and full of wisdom from the day he was created.
God did not create Satan
God did not create the devil. He created a perfect angel who chose to become wicked. This shows that angels have free will like us. They can choose to become proud and wicked. There were also other fallen angels who are now called demons.
This perfect angel who became the leader of the other fallen angels was also known as the morning star in Isaiah 14:12. Because of his sin, he fell from heaven and was cast down to earth. So evil came to earth. Adam and his wife were lured into eating the forbidden fruit. Evil became the master of man.
God did not create evil on earth or in heaven above. He did not plan that evil will be a part of his creation. But God cannot be surprised because he is all knowing--- knowing the beginning and the end. He knew how evil came to be. He saw and knew the future, even the coming forth of the evil one and his works. But why did he allow evil to spring forth and cause many to suffer? Evil was a choice that the devil started out of his own free will when he started scheming evil, wanting to be like the Most High. Isa.14:14. God who is loving allowed the devil to prey on man, wreck havoc on man's peace and protection. But the truth is, God provided man the way, the truth and the life to overcome evil, put the devil under his feet. God gave his Son to champion us in this battle vs. evil. We have everything we need to be victors: free will, truth, and authority to protect us from the power of Satan who cannot move nor afflict us if we choose to. Now shall we begrudge God who allowed Satan to have the liberty to dupe man? Shall we blame God and tell him to get rid of the devil so that there will be no trouble on earth? God is perfect. Whatever he planned, thought of, or allowed to happen is perfect. Even this matter on the devil who is allowed to roam and prey on man is a perfect situation for us to choose victory and not defeat. This is a perfect situation for warriors to see victory in their battles. This is a perfect scenario to see the power of God and his works manifest for his purpose, a perfect opportunity to see God glorified.
The Beginnings of Satan's Wickedness
This perfect guardian cherub became proud.
Isa 14:12-14 How you have fallen from heaven, O 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 heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
Satan, highest ranking Demon
When he was cast out from the Mount of God, he took other angels with him and he became their king, prince, leader and master.
In Ezekiel 28, he is also addressed as
EZEKIEL 28:12 "Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. 14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18 By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries . . ." (NIV)
Satan has Limited Power
He is a spirit being who can come in various forms such as a dragon, serpent, or an ugly creature.
Author: Leo Calderon
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Satan, his profile