That God does good things and all things well is a truism. Jehovah decided to place His virtues inside mankind for an external projection of His thoughts. The good things an individual embarks upon are actually the Divine deposits. A doer of good scriptural recommendations is dutifully hoisting the banner of Divine love over creation.
At his creation Lucifer was an angel of good representation of Divine will up until the devilish occurrence that made God to say, from the prophetic lips of Ezekiel, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee” (Ezekiel 28:15). The word ‘perfect’ is tamiym (taw-meem’) ‘1. (literally, figuratively or morally) entire 2. (also, as noun) integrity, truth’. Tamiym comes from tamam (taw-mam’) ‘to complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative’.
‘Iniquity’ is ‛evel (eh’-vel) in Hebrew, which means: ‘injustice, unrighteousness, (moral) evil. Èvel comes from ‛aval (aw-val’): ‘to act wrongfully or unjustly, deviate from, to distort (morally)’. The only way that I know an intelligent being can and will distort, behave immorally, deviate from or do evil to God is by going against His express Word. We sin against God simply by disobeying His word of command. There was absolutely nothing in the Eden fruit of the knowledge of good and evil per se. It is the act of the disobedient eating of it that has brought this calamity of phenomenal sinfulness. Lucifer is a user of words in opposition to God’s Logos. That makes him God’s number one enemy.
Lucifer, the Devil
This archangel decided against sporting an appreciative spirit of his exalted position ordained by Christ, his Creator. He began, in an attenuation of God’s word, to see himself on a throne where he receives worship and in turn stretches his hand of beneficence, which is contrary to the written word of Romans 11:36, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen”. Lucifer cannot safely say, “…that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him” of John 10:38, simply because he is not on the same spiritual page as the Father. Based on this grounds, Lucifer has no qualification to say, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). The good God warned us, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17).
The dissenting words of the adversary is quoted thus, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:” [Genesis 3:4]. This he brought forth in an advertorial stunt to propagate his new cosmic order. The woman did not understand that the surreptitious motto behind the addendum, ‘not’, of Genesis 2:17 was “I’ve come to steal, kill & destroy”. If Adam’s wife did not succumb to Lucifer there was no way he could have acquired for himself, a spiritual superintendency on earth. He needed to get his right of global dominance from the original Adamic couple. Extreme deftness! Man’s fall created an idolatrous god, in Satan, on earth. The enemy got his sole desire i.e. to receive worship from man. When he successfully won a very massive third of the angelic host, it was a cruel attempt to treat the throne of God with contempt. The evil attempt threw him into disgrace. The earthly beings who followed him became doomed demons. Adamic adherents of Satan who gave him a parallel kingdom are equally hell bound.
“…and Satan came also among them”
Satan was indicted in the Book of Job chapter 2 verse 3 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause”. The last clause proves that God and Lucifer have absolutely nothing in common. What are Job’s credentials? Perfect, upright, feareth God and escheweth evil: four is the number of creation. (…to be concluded…)