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The Rise and Fall of Satan (11 of 20)
Dr. Stan Coffey
I John 3:8
We'll also be going over to Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14. We're going to talk about The Rise and Fall of Satan; I John 3:8 is a reference to that. "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil."
I'd like to say more about the Son of God destroying the works of the devil. I'll be preaching about why Christ was manifested and how Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins. The other purpose of His dying on the cross, the other purpose of His being manifested in this book of the Bible is to destroy the works of the devil.
I want you to think about The Rise and Fall of the Devil. I'd like for you to turn to Ezekiel 28. Remember that this passage of scripture says that the devil sinneth from the beginning. So there is some hint about the origin of the devil, about who the devil is, and about where the devil came from. In Ezekiel 28 there are three main lines given to us about the origin of the devil. We're told in Ezekiel 28 that the devil is a created being; we're told that the devil is a corrupted being; then we're told that the devil is a condemned being.
One of the great mysteries has always been where did the devil come from. I want you to think about the origin of the devil. Ezekiel 28:11 is a very unusual passage of scripture dealing primarily with the King of Tyrus. But as you study the passage, you know that it's not just dealing with the King of Tyrus, but the King of Tyrus typifies the devil, that personality that opposes God and all the plan of God. He's used here in type and in symbol, and we have insight as who the devil is and where the devil came from.
(Read Ezekiel 28:12-13)
Now look at Ezekiel 28:15, talking about Satan, talking about this kingly, princely, royal figure. "Thou wast perfect in thy ways ...
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