Pride

Ezekiel 28:12 ....Full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.Thou hast been in Eden in the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius,topaz,and the diamond,the beyrl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle,and gold. The workmanship {occupation} of thy tabrets{tamberines} and of thy pipes {bezel setting for gemstones} was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

1.We see here how Satan is described before he fell, how is his intelligence and beauty described? 2.With what gifting did God created in him?

3.Where did satan live before he fell?

Ezekiel 28:14

Thou are 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.

1.What does it mean to be anointed, anointed for what?

1a. It is the plan of satan for every annointed christian to become proud and fall like he did.

2. What purpose or job did Satan hold? What did he cover or protect? a.what was his governmental postition that God entrusted to him? 3.Where did Satan dwell, on whose mountain?

4.He was perfect, but what did God find in him?

Ezekiel 28:16

By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence,and thou hast sinned; therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God; and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

1.What did God do to him after he sinned?

2.What did God call him now?

Ezekiel 28:17

Thine heart was lifted up because of they beauty, thou has corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness; I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou has defiled thy sanctuaries {a holy place, a chapel} by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity; of thy traffik {going back and forth and leading the angels to rebel by slandering God} therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

1.Why was satans heart lifted up? What does lifted up mean?

2.What two things did satan exalt so much in himself that it made him fall?

3.What place that he dwelt in was no longer holy, but defiled in Gods eyes?

4.What iniquities was he guilty of?

5. What else did he do to gain a following against God?

6. How low does God describe him to be after the fire consumes him?

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north; I will ascend above the clouds, I will be like the most High.

1. Where did satans sin start from?

2.What did Satan want to do with the throne given him?

3.He was discontent and dissatisfied, leading to pride and arrogance.

4.To what extent did he want to exalt himself?

4a. Notice with each sin, satan started with the words I will. I will ascend, etc. That is why the word "I" gets us into trouble every time too.

5. Above God's throne. And who did he want to be like?

We can learn from these scriptures that Lucifers fall was due to pride. He was perfect, and held a very important job. All these things went to his head and iniquity was found in him. He tries today to get us to fall in the same way. We may have a gift, or blessing , that God has given to us, but the enemy wants us to esteem ourselves too highly because of it, forgetting it is God who has given these things. If we dont have the fear of God to accompany what God entrusts to us we will only get filled with nothing but pride, we will seek to gratify our own sinful desires for power and lustful rule over others. Our own anger will come out, and all along in Gods kingdom there is no place for these things. Heaven doesn't function like this,everyone serves in heaven, and esteems others more than themselves. Satan lost his fear for God in his postion, and fell through pride, lets not be like him.