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Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits
he creates is created to be used. This earth was to be
inhabited and used by angels, originally.
When God placed angels-apparently a third of all
(Rev. 12:4)-on the newly created, perfect, beautiful and
glorious earth, he set over them, on a throne, to administer
the government of God, an archangel-the great cherub
Lucifer. There were only two other beings of this extremely
high rank of cherub, Michael and Gabriel.
So far as is revealed, these are the supreme pinnacle
of spirit-composed beings within God's power to create.
This Lucifer was a super being of awesome, majestic
beauty, dazzling brightness, supreme knowledge, wis–
dom and power-perfect as God created him! (Ezek.
28:15). But remember, there is one thing God cannot
create automatically and instantly by fiat, and that is
perfect righteous character. So God of necessity created
in him the power of choice and decision, or he could not
have been a being of individuality and character.
At this juncture a truth must be explained almost
never understood. God creates in a principle of duality. I
have compared it to a woman baking a cake. When she
takes the cake out of the oven, it is not yet a finished
production until she puts the icing on the cake. When
God created the earth and other planets this system of
duality was involved.
What had been created was perfect as far as it
existed up to that point. But it was not yet a finished or
completed creation. God intended the angels to add
their own workmanship to the earth's surface. He
intended them to work over the surface of the earth, to
improve it, to embellish it, beautify it-in other words
"put the icing on the cake."
The same principle of duality applies to the
creation of the angels. Perfect righteous character
cannot be automatically created by fiat. The angels