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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
themselves, of necessity, were required to have their
part in the development of character, and their creation
could not be actually finished until this character had
been perfected.
Lucifer, Later Satan
I want you to grasp fully the supreme magnificence of
this zenith of God's created beings. Two different
biblical passages tell us of his original created state.
First, notice what is revealed in Isaiah 14. (This
famous chapter begins with the time, shortly ahead of us
now, when the Eternal God shall have intervened in this
world's affairs. The people of Israel-not necessarily or
exclusively the Israelis or Judah-shall have been taken
as captive slaves, and God shall intervene and bring
them back to the original promised homeland.) "And it
shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give
thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from
the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, that
thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the
golden city ceased! The Lord hath broken the staff of
the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote
the people in wrath ... he that ruled the nations in
anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth" (verses 3-6).
This is
NOT
speaking of the king of ancient Babylon,
Nebuchadnezzar. The time is yet ahead of us-but
shortly ahead.
It
is speaking of the modern successor of
that ancient Nebuchadnezzar.
It
is speaking of the one
who will be
RULER
of the soon-coming resurrected "Holy
Roman Empire"-a sort of soon-coming "United States
of Europe"-a union of 10 nations to rise up out of or
following the Common Market of today (Rev. 17).
Britain will
NOT
be in that empire soon to come.
This united Europe will conquer the House of
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