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Wednesday, April 26 2017
Biblical Eras: Satan's Revolution
"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 ... And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven"
The Universe was created sinless (see Biblical Eras: In The Beginning). Angels too are spirit beings who were created sinless and free.
There is no greater joy, in the mind of the master or the servant, than someone who does good because they want to. An example of that true freedom was the angel known as "Brightness" (see What Is Satan's Real Name?), until he became a rebel fool who started the first revolution for the sake of his arrogance and vanity. He traded everything for nothing:
"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.
The prophet Isaiah (see also What Did The Messiah Read From Isaiah That Day?) recorded not only the historic event of Satan's failed, loser revolution, but the prophetic result that his brainwashing job would thereafter inflict upon humanity.
"14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
As the LORD God (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation), the Messiah witnessed the defeat and fall of Satan and the angels who participated in his folly.
"10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Satan's behavior changed, but his appearance did not. He is still "Brightness" - but now uses it to mislead into darkness, rather than leading to the Light (see also Morning Stars - The Good And The Evil).
"11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV)
Fact Finder: What are Satan's "stumbling blocks"?
This Day In History, April 26
1514: Renaissance astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus (in his native Polish, Mikolaj Kopernik) made his first observations of "Saturn" (a pagan name that scientists gave to the planet; see also Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists and What Did Jesus Tell John About Creation?; also Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula).
1607: English pioneers of the London Company established a colony at what is today Cape Henry, Virginia. "Virginia" was named after Queen Elizabeth I, "the Virgin queen," who reigned from 1558 to 1603. Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
1654: Jews (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings) were expelled from Brazil.
1721: A massive earthquake destroyed Tabriz, Persia (Persia became known as Iran in the 20th century).
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte signed a general amnesty to allow most of the members of the French Revolution to return to France.
1803: Thousands of meteor fragments fell over France. The event advanced the study of meteors in European science.
1807: Russia and Prussia signed the Convention at Bartenstein, forming an alliance to force France out of the German states.
1828: Russia declared war on Turkey (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) to support Greece's battle for independence.
1865: John Wilkes Booth, 27, the accused assassin of Abraham Lincoln, died in a shootout with Federal authorities 11 days after Lincoln died.
1923: Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II) married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ("The Queen Mother") in Westminster Abbey.
1933: The Gestapo (a German abbreviation of "The State Police" - ge-sta-po), the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established (see also The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator and Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).
1937: German fighters sent by Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) to help fascist General Francisco Franco overthrow the communist Popular Front destroyed the undefended Basque town of Guernica, killing 1,000 and injuring 900.
1942: An explosion in a coal mine killed 1,549 in Manchuria.
1944: During the Second World War (1939-1945; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), Georgios Papandreou became the leader of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
1945: Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazi invaders during the Second World War, was arrested on treason charges.
1954: At the end of the Korean War, the Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in "French Indochina" (Vietnam) and Korea, began. The people of Vietnam and Korea were nevertheless each divided into North and South (see Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?) by meddling foreigners who sought to "lead" other people in their own countries - while knowing or caring nothing about those people, their history, their culture, or their freedom to live their lives without being ruled by aggressive hypocrites.
1964: Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
1971: 15" of rain fell in 24 hours in the Bahia district of Brazil.
1982: The Falklands War between Britain and Argentina ended.
1986: The worst nuclear accident in history (up to that time; the 2011 earthquake-caused nuclear power plants disaster in Japan exceeded it) occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, just north of Kiev. A fire caused by an explosion in one of the plant's 4 reactors released a cloud of radioactivity that was blown over Europe by shifting winds. Within 2 weeks, winds in the upper atmosphere had carried dust from the explosion completely around the world. At least 31 people died as a direct result of the accident.
1989: The deadliest tornado on record struck Bangladesh. Over 1,300 people were killed, over 12,000 were injured and 80,000 were left homeless.
2005: Syria withdrew the last of its 14,000 troops from Lebanon, ending a 29-year military occupation.