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Who Started The First War?

"And there was war in heaven [to understand where "heaven" is, see Heavens Below, Heavens Above]: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [see Dragons; also The Dragon Which Gave Power Unto The Beast]; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." (Revelation 12:7-10 KJV)

"Satan, laughing, spreads his wings"

When God alone existed, there was no war. When God created angels, there still was no war, as long as they remained obedient and loyal to God. Lucifer was at first a righteous and obedient angel, until he rebelled and started the first war (the quote below is dual in meaning, referring partly to the king of Tyre, but mostly to Satan e.g. "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God" and "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth").

War

"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 [see Sardine Stone], 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." (Ezekiel 28:12-18 KJV)

Satan was "perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." But how did he become a rebel? Why did he go to war against God?

"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 sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 14:12-15 KJV)

Satan coveted the Throne of God, so he went to war to try to take it, just as humans go to war to take what they want. Satan lost and was cast down to earth, but his influence has been starting wars on earth ever since.

"From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." (James 4:1-4 KJV)

Satan's direct influence in man's wars is sometimes accurately described in the most unlikely places, almost as though Satan is mocking what is so obvious to those who can see the Truth. An example of that can be found in the lyrics of the song "War Pigs" by the "heavy metal" band Black Sabbath (another blasphemous mockery by Satan's influence). In the most bizarre fashion, the lyrics of the song are Biblically correct.

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds, oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning
As the war machine keeps burning
No more war pigs of the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings

Fact Finder: How and when is Jesus Christ going to put an end to Satan's wars?
See The Prince of Peace


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