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Satan was kicked out of heaven. Why?
Well it says in Isaiah 12:13-14:
12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
You see, Lucifer was the lead angel, he was close to God and eventually he became prideful and wanted to be “like” God. My brother, William Tyrone Jackson II made a good point. He said that the devil knows God so well, that he knew he could never be greater than God, so he settled in his heart that he would at least try to be “like” Him.
Have you ever wondered why the enemy is so deceiving? Have you ever wondered why bad is sometimes portrayed as good and good is sometimes portrayed as bad? Well it’s because the enemies’ deepest desire has always been to be God but he knows he cant so He tries to be the anti-version of God. God is a good God… so Satan tries to compete with God by creating his own category and being the king of darkness and evil.
Now here’s why Satan hates you… God made you everything that Satan ever wanted to be. After the fall of Satan, God created man and it says in Genesis 1:26-27:
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
God gave YOU the dominion that the enemy has always craved. He has given you the IDENTITY that Satan has always wanted. You were made in God’s image! Now do you understand why the enemy tries to make you feel like you’re worthless? Now do you understand why he tries to make you place your value, worth, and identity in everything BUT God? He is Jealous of YOU. You aren’t God and no one can ever be God, but God made youlike Him.
But what does Jesus say about this position and power that we have in Him? Well Luke 10:17-20 reads:
17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
When the people came to Christ in joy because they cast out demons, He referenced back to the fall of Satan. It was not a coincidence that He did this. The same authority that they were rejoicing about is the same authority that Satan’s pride lusted after. Jesus warns them by saying “nevertheless do not rejoice in this” because he does not want them to loose focus and get caught up in their abilities. He says: “rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
Angels were not made in the image of God like we are, but Satan should have been satisfied with the fact that He was favored by God and spent time in God’s presence–lived with Him in heaven. God has given you MORE than enough, because He loves you and because He is good and simply chooses to be. But are you content? Are you satisfied? Or are you constantly craving more power, more authority, more gifting, and boasting more in your abilities than you are in God?
The bible says:
23 Thus says the Lord:
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising loving[-]kindness, judg[e]ment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
Today, be aware of your identity in Christ, but more than anything… be grateful for your relationship with the true and living God.