"The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:" Ezekiel 28:1-2
Here, we have the prophet, 'calling out,' the King of Tyre. Some try and rationalize the King of Tyre is a man, however, as we study the Bible, it will speak for itself.
"Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is NO secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness." Ezekiel 28:3-7
This sounds like the same Lucifer from the 14 chapter of Isaiah that wants to be God and dwell in heaven as God but was sent to the earth to die like men!
"Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thlee in the day that thou wast created." Ezekiel 28:11-13
We should know for sure now, that Ezekiel is referring to Satan the devil. For there were only 4 beings in Eden, the garden of God.
3. The Tree of Life
4. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil
Therefore, if the king of Tyre was there, then he must be one of these entities. We know Jesus is the Tree of Life from the 22nd chapter of Revelation. Adam and Eve were people that are 'currently dead and gone back to the dust according to Genesis chapter 3. Simple reasoning tells us then, that this Must be the same tree of the knowledge of good and evil under a different title, the king of Tyre. It is no surprise to us Bible study'ers that Satan rules the kingdoms of men, because that is what he offered Jesus after during His temptation in (Luke 4:5-7).
Lastly: "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." Ezekiel 28:14-15
Now we can be sure that we are not talking about a man, the one we are talking about is a cherub angel (just like Satan).
The Conclusion of the Matter:
Iniquity was found in Satan, this is why he was cast out of heaven to the earth.
He was obviously kicked out before the creation of man or very shortly thereafter because he was present in the garden of Eden as we were reminded and Ezekiel chapter 28. Therefore iniquity was found in him (Satan) before
Iniquity is defined as: Immoral or perverse behavior; Also known as sin
Why do we allow people to call God's law the law of Moses? How is the law that even Satan was punished for Breaking somehow done away with because Jesus came in the flesh?
May the Lord and a blessing to the Study and Belief in His Holy Word.
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