God is all knowing and perfect in every way. So why did God create Lucifer when he knew that it would in in a third of the angels trying to go against Him?
I think of Jeremiah 29:11 ” For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Just as for us God’s plans for Lucifer were for good and not evil. He was created as the minister of music in heaven. (Ezekiel 28:13-14 ” You were in Eden, the Garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.”)
And just as God allows us the choice, no matter if He knows we’ll make the wrong choice ahead of time, He allowed Lucifer the choice to remain loyal to Him and enjoy the plans God had for him or to rebel and lose each precious promise to his own detriment. (Ezekiel 28:15-17 ” You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created , till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you o covering cherub from the midst of the fiery stones. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before the kings, that they might gaze at you.” )
This was the beginning that our free will is based on. In order to choose good/God you must have another choice to turn down bad/Lucifer.
Just as the Word promises that God is a faithful God no matter that He knows our choices ahead of time. He still allows us the chance to make the right one or He would not be God. (I Corinthians 10:13 ” There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”)
Glory to God in the highest!
In His Love, Crystel
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God, but some things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law”. Deuteronomy 29:29
With this background, I believe you would appreciate this little study so that your understanding can be broadened and that the truth why God allowed Lucifer and his angels to be around can be clearer. God does not make mistakes.
THE ORIGIN OF DEMONS
The Bible is mainly the history of the human (Adamic) race but it is also clear that there was a race of created beings (called angels) before ADAM was created.
The Bible reveals there are three great “Angle princes” called archangels.
1. Lucifer (“Shining one”) Isa. 14:12
2. Gabriel (“God is mighty”) Dan. 8:16, Dan. 9:21, Luke 1:19
3. Michael (“Who is like God”) Dan. 10:13,21; Dan. 12:1; Jude 9; Rev. 12:7.
Lucifer, (the head archangel) rebelled and was cast out (Ezek. 28:12-19) and became SATAN (adversary) Zech. 3:1.
In the creation before the restoration stated in Gen. 1:2, God committed a certain range of authority to the archangel Lucifer, which included the government of the earth. But Lucifer became proud of his own wisdom and beauty, and aspired to a position of equality with God. Lucifer promoted rebellion among the angels under his charge against the Almighty God and His throne. Isa. 14:12-15
For this, Satan and his angles were cast down from the highest heaven of God’s dwelling. They then set up a rival kingdom in opposition to God, situated in “the heaven lies” – the realm between God’s dwelling and the Visible heaven, and there are four main orders in that “invisible” (spiritual) realm:
(3) Principalities – rulers
(4) Powers – authorities. Eph. 6:12
There are also many millions of demon spirits – messengers and Satan’s servants. Satan misled over one third of the angels of heaven, and they followed Satan. It is likely that this rebellion brought a judgment from God, which caused the chaos mentioned in Gen. 1:2 (without form”)
CHOICE FOR MAN:
From the foregoing, man is faced with a choice. God did not create human beings like Roberts; otherwise we would not be referred to as being created in the image of God. God has given every man the intellect to choose. That is what make us peculiar – different from animal. Look at what the Bible says:
Deuteronomy 30:15 – 18 “See I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it”.
God requires us to obey him in everything including our conduct in business, politics, homes and all spheres of our life. Why? Because we are on our way to heaven. A place of rest. That is our own Jordan that we are destined to go and possess. How much obedience do you demonstrate?
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In God’s decrees and purposes, God decreed to create both angels and mankind knowing that a third of the angels, along with mankind (through our first parents Adam and Eve), would choose self over God, would choose self and their interests over God and His interests. As to why God chose to create certain angels (whom He knew would follow Satan in his rebellion), the Bible doesn’t say, however, all angels were created holy.
Just as God created mankind with a free will, He also created angels with a free will and both had a time of probation in which they could totally choose to obey God or choose self above God. Satan, who was the highest of the angels, chose self above God along with a third of the angels who followed him in his rebellion. At that time, they were confirmed by God in their rebellion; they became fallen sinful angels for all eternity. Those who chose God above self were also confirmed in their choice (they are the holy angels for all eternity). The time of their probation has passed, now each is confirmed in his choice. Holy angels are totally holy and cannot be otherwise, just, as fallen sinful angels are what they are and cannot be otherwise.
Jim Futral http://www.biblepath.com (Answers to questions from a Biblical perspective)
God didn’t create Lucifer as an evil one. God gave the freedom of choice. Lucifer chose to become sinful. He is a fallen angel.
The devil is the leader of fallen angels, refer to: (John 12:31, Matthew 12:26; 25:41; Revelation 12:9). In 2Corinthians 4:4 the devil is called “the god of this world.” He is the king or the prince of the evil world that we live in today. He is the former archangel cherub.
Isaiah 14:12-14 says “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, ‘I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the most High.”
This former archangel had been placed as ruler over the angels that sinned. He had a throne. He said he would exalt his throne above the stars (angels) of God. It already was exalted above the angels of earth—the angels that sinned with him. Now he was going to exalt it over God’s Angels in heaven. He was going to invade God’s heaven, knock God off the throne of the universe, and rule the universe!
Ezekiel 28:14-16 says “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.”
Remember that Lucifer was a created being, not a human being. God would never say of a human that he seals up the sum total of wisdom, perfection and beauty. For a human being being a sinner from birth cannot possibly have that “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so,” answers God.
Exodus 25:17-20 tells us “And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof. And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.”
God clearly states “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 thou wast created, till iniquity [lawlessness] wast found in thee.”
So, God did not ‘CREATE’ a devil so to speak. He created a perfect angel. But as I said at first, God gave His angels freedom to think and reason and choose. Lucifer let his beauty and perfection make him conceited and vain filled with selfishness. He ended up becoming envious of God’s strength and power and resented Him. He then plotted evil to overthrow the kingdom of God. MAY ALL BE BLESSED!
Love And Blessings
Because God also knew that man would rebel. Man’s sin nature leads us away from God and Satan’s attacks often lead us back to God. In other words, Satan is a pawn. He has free will, but God imposes limits. See Job for an example.
As for me ,if i never knew God have the power to destroy and to answer my prayer, I would have not believed or rather trust in him. God knew there will be such people, So he created the devil for destruction so that the world would know that he also have the power to do whatever he likes.
I think God didn’t actually create Lucifer to be satanic–Satan chose to go this route himself. Just like mankind opted to NOT follow God’s advice, Satan was a fallen angel who also decided to go contrary to God’s desires. We often can’t understand why mankind is so contrary to God’s will. But if we were not allowed the ability to decide and choose for ourselves, we would be like all of the other animals–without reasoning power to do what is best for ourselves. We would rely totally on instinct. Would you choose to live that lifestyle? I surely wouldn’t!