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Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits
religious-political ruler-of whom the prince of ancient
Tyre was a forerunner.
Earlier in this chapter, I showed you how physical
destruction, ugliness and darkness had covered the
of the earth, as the result of the sin of Lucifer (who is
now the devil) and these "angels that sinned" (now
demons), and how in six days God had renewed the face
of the earth (Gen. 1:2-25).
Why the Creation of MAN?
But why did God create man on the earth (Gen. 1:26)?
Look at this situation as God does. God has given
us humans minds, like the mind of God, only inferior
and limited. God made us in his image, after his
likeness (form and shape), only composed of matter
instead of spirit. But God says, "Let this mind be in
you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5). We
can, to some degree, think even as God thinks. How
must God have looked at the situation, as he started
renewing the face of the earth-after the colossal
debacle of the angels!
He had created a beautiful, perfect creation in the
earth. He populated it with holy angels-probably
millions of them. He put over them, as king, on an
earthly throne, the archangel-the cherub Lucifer.
Lucifer was the supreme masterpiece of God's creative
power as a single separately created spirit being. He was
the most perfect in beauty, power, mind, knowledge,
intellect, wisdom, within the almighty power of God to
create. God can create nothing higher or more perfect,
by instantaneous fiat.
Yet this great being, knowledgeable, trained and
experienced at God's own throne in heaven over the
universe and the administration of the government of
God, had rejected that government, corrupted his way,