My advice to the devil

My advice to the devilPretend you’re Lucifer, meaning “light bringer” in Hebrew… formerly of the “heavenly host” (Judges 5:20; Daniel 8:10; Jude 1:3; Revelation 1:20)… a cherub (Ezekiel 28:14, 16) …perhaps an angel (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:9; Job 1:6, 2:1; 2 Corinthians 11:14; 2 Peter 2:4).

You were created perfect, but your desire (James 1:14-15; Genesis 3:6) made possible the birth of sinful pride within you (Ezekiel 28:15-17). So you rebelled against your Creator God, wanting to set yourself up to be worshiped above Him (Isaiah 14:13-14).

That got you thrown out of heaven (Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28:15-17; Daniel 8:10).

Now you’re know as “Satan,” another Hebrew word meaning “enemy.”

You’ll never be worshiped like God, but you crave it nonetheless. You’re pretty bitter about your big breakup with the Boss (Revelation 12:12), and you have nothing to look forward to but an imminent eternal death sentence (Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 20:10).

If I were you (and I’m glad I’m not) I’d do something about it. Continue reading