“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.
So, what about the angels? Known as the host of heaven? Is this when life for them, had begun?
A prophet in the Bible spoke of the angels in 1 Kings 22:19: “Therefore hear the word of the LORD,” he said,
“I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.”
And, of course, most have heard the story, from Luke chapter 2, of a great company of angels, “of the heavenly host appearing, . . . praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest . . ., and on earth peace. “ The angels proclaimed peace, (to all men too.)
(Emphasis added on the word peace, and all, because something’s gone wrong. We will soon learn of the fall.)
“In the beginning God created the heavens …” Yes, and Psalm 104 sings: “ O LORD my God, You are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty,”
Taking time to think of God as Creator, and the beauty and majesty of it all, makes my heart proclaim: “Let the praises ring.”
“You are clothed with honor and majesty. Who cover yourself with light . . . Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain . . .” filled with messengers to His delight. “Who makes His angels spirits. His ministers a flame of fire.” God’s word instructs, and passionately inspires.
Before the fall of man in Genesis chapter 3, let us not get ahead of where we’re supposed to be. There was a fall that is recorded in Isaiah 14. An angel’s fall. The story a must read.
How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Lucifer was an angel of light. “Day-star,” was his name’s meaning.
Yet, God didn’t create this angel as he is now. God made him, full of wisdom, and “perfect in beauty”. And it’s recorded of his fall for us all – the how:
Lucifer was an angel, whom God, was his focus of worship. But he began to admire his own talent, his own beauty, and desired himself to be Headship.
His heart was lifted up, it says in Ezekiel 28. Look it up, the story’s there- the mystery is made very clear. God sets the story straight:
“I am a god,” you said. “Your heart was lifted up,” because of your beauty; your corrupted wisdom, and pride, so listen up:
“Behold, I am against you,”God says, (Ez 28:22). Because you have said, “I will ascend into heaven;” “I will be like the Most High.”
“You are fallen from heaven . . . you are cut down to the ground…”
It’s recorded Jesus saw him fall, like lightning out of heaven. In Luke 10, these words can be found.
Somewhere after Genesis 2:1, Lucifer fell and became Satan. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host . . . were finished. And indeed it was very good, God said, at this time.
This is before Lucifer sought the worship he wished- the worship of, “me, … myself …, and I.”
Satan is the fallen angel of God, going about with 1/3 of the angels who now, ‘demons’ are called.
But “Do not fear!” A common word of the angels who abide in heaven. Be encouraged, two-thirds is more than one, when the math problem is given!
This is a sad and true story we read. But God has a plan- a good plan indeed. Satan hates God and you and your family.
But God sent His Son Jesus, to conquer Satan with victory.
We all have sinned. We will learn as we study. “But God,” are the best words- because in Him is … the remedy. In the beginning … God’s word is -a-m-a-z-i-n-g!