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Man was not the only creature that was created with a sovereign free will. In Colossians 1:16 the bible states, “16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
The Garden of Eden was placed on earth, a physical location with magnificent beauty bearing the majesty of its maker, God. It was naturally irrigated and air conditioned by four rivers. It was decorated with every precious stone including the choicest of gold. Man did fall within the visible creation of God but within the category of the invisible creation of God was the angels, the cherubim, the seraphim, the archangels, and the 24 elders. At the helm of heavenly worship Satan had been created with any musical instrument embedded in his body and he was in charge of all the heavenly host to lead them in worship before the throne of God. His other name is “Lucifer” although we now popularly know him as “Satan” the devil, the serpent, the dragon and other names that depict his deception and deadly nature.
According to Ezekiel 28:13 Lucifer may have been also designated as a governor of the Garden of Eden. Note that he is described as being in “Eden” in the following scripture: “13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you. In the day that you were created they were prepared.” Ezekiel 28:13 World English Bible (WEB).
As was man, Lucifer was created as a free will moral agent. Lucifer was the first of creation to use his free will to rebel against his creator, God; “3 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. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14.
Satan led one third of the angels to stage a rebellion in an attempt to overthrow God and enthrone himself as the sovereign ruler of heaven and earth but the coup d’etat attempt failed. (To be continued in blog 7)
God’s plan for man spoiled: (To be continued in day 7 blog)
Model Prayer: Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Dear Jesus, come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I am sorry for my sins, and I ask you to forgive me, wash me with your blood, and give me your Holy Spirit to teach and guide me. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you believed and prayed the above prayer, you are now a born again child of God.
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Authored by: Pastor Godfrey Twahirwa
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