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Tuesday, April 21 2015

Psalm 144: Why Did Satan Attack God?

"Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee"

The universe was created in perfect peace. There were no enemies, foreign or domestic. The angels were all patriotic to their Creator (see also The Patriotism Prophecy) - even the one who later became the leader of the first rebels (see What Is Satan's Real Name?).

"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)

Satan perverted himself (see What Does The Bible Say About Perverts?) from a righteous servant of God into a swaggering, evil fairy. Why? What made him mistakenly believe that he could succeed?

Satan assumed the God's Peace meant that God was weak because God created universal freedom, without forcing anyone. It not a universal dictatorship, as Satan sought to make it.

Mystic Mountain Satan assumed that he could attack the very Throne of God because, as his then-twisted mind presumed, the peaceful Creator would be unwilling or unable to fight. It wasn't a matter of not knowing that God was all-powerful - he still called God the Most High. But Satan assumed that God was a liberal wimp who would not use force to prevent Satan's "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God." Satan was wrong.

"14:12 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!

14:13 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: 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV)

Among those who defeated the first rebel army was the LORD God, Who was later born as Jesus Christ (see The Identity Of The LORD God).

"10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Luke 10:18 KJV)

The Crucifixion of the Lamb of God (see Nisan 14: The Day That The Messiah Was Crucified) was a gift to humanity. It was not a victory of the evil, or a surrender by the righteous. The Messiah could have instantly destroyed all of those Who were killing Him that day, "But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?"

"26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" (Matthew 26:53-54 KJV)

When the Messiah returns (see What Gospel Did Jesus Preach?), it will be at the lead of a great army that will defeat those who lust for war. Their purpose will be to restore the peaceful Paradise that was Creation.

"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:11-21 KJV)

With Paradise restored, then will be fulfilled the famous prophecy "they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."

"4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Micah 4:1-3 KJV)

David fought, when he had to, because he had to - not because wanted to (see Why Didn't David Kill Saul?). Those who attacked David's peaceful kingdom made the same mistake that the fool Satan did. Peace comes from the victory that is assured to those who obey the LORD.

"144:1 A Psalm of David.

Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

144:5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. 144:7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; 144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 144:10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: 144:14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD." (Psalm 144:1-15 KJV)

Fact Finder: Satan was the inventor of iniquity ("28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee"; Ezekiel 28:15 KJV). What does "iniquity" mean?
See Iniquity In History And Prophecy


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This Day In History, April 21

753 BC: According to the historian Varro, Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome on this date.

43 BC: Marcus Antonius was defeated by Octavian (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) near Modena, Italy.

1075: Alexander II, (Anselm of Lucca), pope 1061-1073, died. Although elected pope, the German court (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) nominated another man and Alexander was not recognized by the empire until 1064 (see Emperors and Popes).

Brown and the Red Baron 1509: King Henry VII of England died. His accession to the throne in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York.

1526: Mongol Emperor Babur annihilated the Indian army of Ibrahim Lodi.

1689: William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.

1782: The city of Rattanakosin, now known as Bangkok, was founded on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.

1809: Napoleon's army fought the Austrians at the Battle of Landshut in Germany.

1828: Noah Webster published the first U.S. dictionary. Popular myth and propaganda notwithstanding, the actual first English-language dictionary was published in England around 1600, over 200 years before Webster.

1836: Rebel forces under Sam Houston defeated the Mexican army under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, which led to the Texas secession from Mexico.

1898: Two months after the sinking of the battleship Maine, the U.S. began a naval blockade of Cuba. It almost immediately captured a Spanish merchant vessel, the Buenaventura. The beginning of the Spanish-US War.

1914: The Ypiranga incident. A German arms shipment to Mexico was intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.

1918: Manfred von Richthofen, Germany's top fighter ace in the First World War, was killed in action at age 26. Known as the "Red Baron," he shot down 80 (79 British, 1 Belgian) enemy aircraft. The Red Baron was shot down by a Canadian fighter pilot, Captain Roy Brown, over northern France.

1926: Queen Elizabeth II was born in London.

1934: The so-called "Surgeon's Photograph," one of the most famous supposed photographs of the Loch Ness Monster, was published in the Daily Mail. In 1999, the picture was revealed to be a hoax - a toy submarine outfitted with a sea-serpent head.

1965: Sir Edward Appleton died at age 73. The British physicist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1947 for his discovery of the Appleton Layer (which the scientific community named after him) of the ionosphere, which is a dependable reflector of radio waves.

1989: Tens of thousands of students and workers poured into Peking's Tiananmen Square in defiance of official warnings against anti-government protests.

1992: The first discoveries of extrasolar planets were announced by astronomers Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail.

1997: The cremated ashes of LSD user-loser Timothy Leary (who, hypocritically, was a psychologist who witnessed the horrendous damage that LSD did to people's minds; see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?) and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were launched into space in the world's first "space funeral."


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