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The Fall Of Satan's Financial Empire
In the original Hebrew, Satan means accuser. But why is he an accuser i.e. someone who tries to make himself look good by making others look bad? Or more specifically, what made him an accuser, because he was, before he became corrupt, a righteous servant of God? Consider:
"28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, 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. 28:14 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. 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 28:16 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. 28:17 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." (Ezekiel 28:13-17 KJV)
"The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more"
Satan degenerated from a servant of God to an "independent operator" with something to "sell" - his rebellion against The Law of God. "By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence" refers to violation of God's Law, not physical violence alone (see Violence to understand the full Biblical meaning of that word). Covetousness, fraud and theft are the basis of most of the world economy that Satan has created, a world of financial predators and vultures that devour anything and anyone that they can overpower. That economic "Babylon" will also be ended at Christ's return, after which honesty and security in business will be found everywhere e.g. "4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid" (Micah 4:4 KJV).
Until then, consider the fall of Satan's financial empire, from the prophetic example of ancient Tyre (the reason that the "king of Tyre" is used to describe both a human king of Tyre and Satan; see King Of Tyre):
"27:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 27:2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; 27:3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty. 27:4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty. 27:5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon [see Cedars Of Lebanon] to make masts for thee. 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the Isles of Chittim. 27:7 Fine Linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee. 27:8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots. 27:9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
Fact Finder: How is Christ also going to crush the military arrogance out of the war-making criminals (see James 4:1-4) of the world who profit from the death and destruction that they inflict?