聖經的分析的撒旦史 - 第3部分 - 以西結書28以賽亞書14章
我們的最後一個動作是為了填補在撒旦的故事的開始，在伊甸園中，也強調，現在我們已經開始和撒旦的故事也該結束了，在火湖中。 所以，一件事是這樣的話，我們可能會透露更多的信息，是另一段談到有人在伊甸園，或毀於火災。 懸空，最近一場比賽，我們有我們的最後一個線程，在“神的兒子”的工作。 所以，我們只是做這些條款，看看我們是否可以找到任何一個詞搜索。
“火湖”沒了“扔進火”沒了“神的兒子”嗯，似乎有些“神的兒子”了妻子在創世記6 ...這可能是有趣的追求，但，撒旦似乎並不這裡要提到的。 在第2部分中，我們報導了這個故事很詳細，更在這個系列的第3部分，但現在我們的重點是證明了撒旦的故事，所以讓我們不追求這個現在。 好吧......“伊甸園”HMM讓的看到喬爾2 ...以西結書28 ...和以西結書31 以西結書31我們有亞述 ......埋在坑里當神克制洪水水...沒了，是不是它...撒旦似乎來仍然是積極的，並自由漫遊，而不是埋在土裡...... 喬爾2神馬軍隊似乎是 ...嗯...沒有提到撒旦......好吧.... 以西結書28 ...啊哈！
在伊甸園開始，他的罪，就丟在地上，它最終他被火消耗。 在伊甸園，開始和結束用火，撒旦的故事相匹配，轉換到地面罪和許多罪孽中也提到了。 這將是有意義的關於撒旦。 然而，這個被指定為“推羅王”。 正如我們在第3部分覆蓋，在8點和10點，預言可以有文字或精神應驗，並且可以循環。 因此，它是完全允許的，根據這些要點，這是關於一個人的人，誰是推羅國王，並成為關於撒旦，在不同的文字與精神滿足。 ＃6還因素，在這裡，因為這涵蓋了7000年他的方式，那樣的沉默著差距必須能夠被發現在這一段時間。
但是，正如我們設置來證明這一點，讓我們參考約12:31，14:30，16:11撒旦“這世界的王”，和盧克4，撒旦聲稱權威所有的王國的世界，在誘人的耶穌基督。 所以耶穌證實撒旦是這個世界的王子，在那個時候，所以現在我們的看它這樣在以西結書28：撒旦，是精神的推羅王，並有也被一個人類男子泰魯斯王是誰，有一個的並行被發現在他們的故事。 既可以是真實的。
有3個明顯的相似點，撒旦在伊甸園，撒但趕在了地上，和撒旦被大火吞噬。 襯裡這些已知的日期，這似乎以西結書28:17-19 28:14-16 Ezekeil需要排隊啟12:1-5中的事件，將排隊事件啟12:7 - 17牧師20事件。 所以，現在我們有一個大致的時間範圍內看，讓我們看看是否有任何其他關於撒旦在以西結書28線。
結28:12 ... 你sealest增長的總和，充滿智慧 ，完美的美女。 13你曾在伊甸神的園中各樣寶石，是你的回補，紅寶石，黃玉，鑽石，水蒼玉，紅瑪瑙，碧玉，藍寶石，綠寶石，紅玉，和黃金：做工你的擊鼓和你的管道，你準備在你受造的那一天。
3現在的蛇是耶和華神所造的領域比任何野獸更狡猾 。 他對女人說，“事實上，上帝說，'你不得從任何樹園吃嗎？”
如何在世界上不匹配？ 那麼，在第3代的蛇是“狡猾”（6175），如果我們看一下這個詞，它是指28埃克審慎，明智的，或精明，“智慧”（2451）也表示審慎精明......所以這些話是同義詞。 3根火柴埃克28日在這一點上關於撒旦或蛇。 這是很容易的。
接下來，以西結書有撒旦的描述與寶石覆蓋，設置在凹陷或插座。 佈滿寶石的東西是怎麼回事，而閃閃發光的或有光澤的寶石閃閃發光，閃耀，並反射光線。 我們還沒有得到神聖的議會，但要明白這下連接，我們從古代的天要去看幾個片段，由邁克爾·海澤博士演講的話題可能含義的希伯來字的“nachash”，因為這是在第3代“蛇”字。 本次講座稱為“安魯那奇人，蛇形神仙，古代典籍中的陰曹地府”，手錶分鐘6-8 分鐘23-25 。
所以nachash作為名詞指蛇，但作為一個形容詞，它意味著灼灼。 因此有一個的單詞的“nachash”，在3代中，無論是蛇，誰是閃亮的雙重含義。 在以西結書28章，有光澤的寶石。 這也是一根火柴，閃亮的寶石結28，在第3代的閃亮nachash。 就像一個謎一塊相匹配，閃亮閃亮的比賽，所以，我們有我們的答复。 埃克28閃亮的寶石是指3代的的“nachash”字，和12版的“老蛇”所說的那樣，回到對蛇的“nachash”，是指在3代。
我個人怎麼運作的，會有什麼意義對我來說，就像撒旦進入猶大出賣耶穌，撒旦曾通過蛇一樣的動物在一個超自然的方式來完成，說話和試圖欺騙夏娃。 我覺得這，因為希臘蛇ophis（3789）12，牧師確實似乎只是指一條蛇。 另外，後來在創世記3章中，我們可以看到，上帝似乎詛咒蛇，讓他們去他們的肚子，吃土，這將表明猶大的行動時，撒但就入了他很像，蛇舉行其而撒旦的影響下的行動。
如此看來，第三代的故事中的蛇匹配與結28:12-13。 基本上我們這裡有一個簡單的謎語。 是什麼光澤，就有智慧，是在伊甸園？ 這是正確的，的nachash。 這是一個謎語組成的視覺效果，指向伊甸園中的蛇，牧師12表示是撒旦的。 所以，現在我們有一些確認結28是撒旦一起的同時，我們已經在伊甸園，被打倒地上，被火吞噬的事實。
那會是什麼呢？ 在最後一個例子，它是很容易的，因為一切都指出創世記。 但是，因為我們有一個既定的工作年表，我們可以推測，無論是指可能會發現在舊約中，或者至少是耶穌基督升天前。 我們有幾個段落命名撒旦的名字，這可能適合在什麼地方，它仍然懸空。 這裡的場景是撒旦踱來踱去，在一片石頭的火。 這裡的視覺是否匹配任何這些場景的呢？
招聘1:6-7 現在有一天，當神的兒子來到主面前展示自己，撒旦也來在其中。 主說撒旦，你從哪裡來？ 撒但回答耶和華說，你從那裡來來回回在地上，並從上下行走在它。
招聘2:1-2 再次有一天，當神的兒子來到主面前展示自己，撒但也來在他們自己的主面前。 和上帝對撒旦說，你從哪裡來？ 撒旦回答耶和華說，從去來來回回在地上，並從上下行走在它。
這裡的東西匹配的術語 - 撒旦踱來踱去。 這是一場比賽。 但其餘的事呢？ 結說：“在中間火”的石頭和招聘的比賽中最接近撒旦“在”神的兒子。 所以，這怎麼可能匹配？ 石頭的火是什麼？
天使說是火的烈焰。 這將匹配。 怎麼樣的石頭？
因此，似乎是在這裡，有時上帝的天使型的兒子可能會出現一顆寶石或寶石在某種程度上有類似先例。 所以石頭的火很容易天使，如火焰的火，看著像一個寶石的方式。 這似乎再次，我們有視覺或象徵性的線索匹配海誓山盟。
“現在有一天，當神的兒子來到主面前展示自己 ，撒旦也來在其中。 , and from walking up and down in it.” 主說撒旦， 你從哪裡來？撒但回答耶和華說， 你從那裡來來回回在地上 ，並從上下行走在它“。
這最容易意義，因為它的聲音，他們來到主的自我介紹，並在這樣做，然後去別的地方，他們在那裡。 當記者問他來自哪裡，撒旦說他是來踱來踱去，來來回回在地球上。 這似乎表明，當神的兒子，撒旦，來展示自己的主，他們已經離開了地球，來到主的面前，在另一個位置。 因此，這似乎並沒有描述地球上的山。 最簡單地說，它似乎，他們已經來到了第三天堂神的寶座，並提出自己在他那裡，在他的寶座。 如果是這樣的話，那麼“神”山結28將第三層天上，在神的寶座。
, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth , he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man [child]. （ 啟12:7-13，在天上就有了爭戰：邁克爾和他的使者與龍爭戰，龍戰鬥和他的使者，並沒有得勝，也不是他們的地方，天上。大龍趕出去，那古蛇，名叫魔鬼，又叫撒但，是迷惑普天下的： 他被趕出去的地上 ，和他的使者被趕出了他。我聽見在天上有大聲音說，現在都來到了救恩，和實力，我們的神的國度，並他基督的權柄：控告我們弟兄趕下來 ，指責他們在我們神面前晝夜，他們克服了他的血液中的羔羊，他們的證詞的話;他們不喜歡自己的生活，直到死亡。 因此歡欣鼓舞，[你們]天哪，你們住在其中。住在地上，與海有禍了！魔鬼來了到你們這裡來，具有極大的憤怒，因為他知道，因為他只是很短的時間。龍見他摔在地上 ，逼迫他提出男人的女人[兒童]。
結28:16-17 ...所以我會投你褻瀆聖地，就從神的山，我會摧毀你啊，遮掩約櫃的基路伯，從石頭的火之中。 舉起你的心，因為你的美麗，你就因你的榮光敗壞智慧：我會投你的地，我將為你在君王面前，他們看見你。）
到目前為止，我們已結28:12-13指伊甸園，然後有這部分，那麼剩下的似乎是指結28:14約伯的故事。 成因日期將大約在公元前4000年，招聘會大約在公元前1900至1700年的故事。 如果這是工作按時間順序排列，那麼這將意味著關於撒旦膏遮掩約櫃的基路伯本節將不得不採取成因和工作之間。 作業被認為是當代的亞伯拉罕，他的故事是在創世紀，這將意味著此膏遮掩約櫃的基路伯一個故事提到撒旦Genesis和工作之間，將有被發現。 如果我們運行的小天使或基路伯單詞搜索，一時間在工作之前，將不得不在創世記亞伯拉罕的時間或之前，我們只得到1條結果。
有一個基路伯之前提到的工作的時候，亞伯拉罕只有一個結果。 這是基路伯，使人們遠離生命之樹。 結28:14說，上帝把他作為受膏遮掩約櫃的基路伯“蒙蔽”，這也意味著“對沖”或“籬笆”，“保護”或“裝甲覆蓋”。 這似乎相匹配。 所以現在我們可能已經學到了一些東西，很多人完全新：撒旦的方式，是“受膏遮掩約櫃的基路伯放在神”的是，他是基路伯放在看守生命之樹的方式。 聖經描述基路伯我們在以西結書1和10。 因此，我們可以知道，這一般是什麼撒旦的樣子，是一個基路伯。 不紅臉山羊的人，他通常被描繪為。
亞3，撒旦都被看作是斥責主在聖經中是第一次，這可以匹配“完美你的方式說你受造，直到的罪孽被發現在你”，因為在亞3，這是第一次在聖經中，自創立伊始，即撒旦斥責主。 應該指出的是，這個詞在這裡意味著“來證明，抵押，找到就足夠了，是不夠的”，所以這似乎並不意味著這是第一次“發現”麥莎（4672）神看見時間是撒旦的罪孽，而是，這是第一次，它是公開的證明，或者換句話說，公開斥責。 作為一種謎語和一個真正的觀察，將匹配相當出色。 當然，第一次撒旦聖經中公開斥責主提到的將是一個值得注意的事件。 不是蛇，不是泰魯斯國王，但撒旦名公開自己。 當然，結的預言撒旦的厄運是近期的工作在這個時候似乎已經結撒迦利亞前寫從40-70歲左右。
路加福音4:5-8“的魔鬼，領他上了高山，要給他時間的時刻，世界上所有的王國。 魔鬼說，對他說，這一切力量將我給你的，和他們的榮耀：交給我，誰就給我，我給它。 因此，如果你在我面前下拜，這都要歸你。 耶穌回答說，對他，你在我身後，撒旦：因為經上記著說，當拜主你的神，他只是要事奉。“
結28:16中的字為“商品”是的“rekullah”（7404），它的意思是“交通和貿易”。 these kingdoms, and can give it to who he wants.有趣的是，在這段經文在路加福音4，撒旦提供交易世界上所有的王國以換取耶穌崇拜撒旦，耶穌拒絕回答他帶回經文，“汝等拜主你的神，和他單要事奉。“撒旦進一步表示，他已經”接收“這些王國，它可以給他想要誰。 這似乎暗示撒旦機關對這些王國由某人，但誰給了他們他沒有指定。 它可能意味著某種事先販運，商品或交易，其中撒旦收到這些王國。 這也是有趣的是，撒旦顯示耶穌的王國世界，還是眾多的王國。 肯定是一種罪過嘗試吸引其他人崇拜你，更別說嘗試試探神的兒子，誰是神性，神自己，崇拜你。 這是一個可怕的罪。
我們剛才確定了神的山，可能是第三層天上去。 因此，它將使意義在這裡，這是指撒旦被踢出第三層天上去。 如果這是神的兒子見面，然後有一個連接時，施展出了神的山，撒旦也是被禁止的兒子走神，天使們，他們展示自己的神。 一個並行事件在我們的年表是戰爭和天堂，在啟示錄12:7。 所以，撒旦將被破壞石頭的火之中，或在第三天堂的存在，神的使者中刪除。 這似乎在天上平行的戰爭，神聖的天使採取的立場對撒旦和他的使者，他們被禁止從天上，作為啟12:8州“既不是他們的地方，天上”。
下一個明顯的事件是撒旦被火吞噬。 但在此之前，同一個詞“交通或貿易”再次提到 - 在路加福音4，在王國的權力被提議的交易或販運沿著相同的路線，這可以很容易地是指當撒旦給他的權威世界敵基督的王國，被認為是在“啟示錄”13:2“和龍給了他自己的能力，座位，和大權柄”。 （另外，回想起來概覽野獸的統治，這種轉移權力的撒旦滅亡導致，亞巴頓玷污神聖的聖所的至聖橄欖油。）
18 ...因此我將帶來火從你中間，它會吞噬你，我必使你的骨灰在地上，在所有觀看你的視線。 19所有他們知道你在人民群眾中的人驚訝於你：你必驚恐，難道你從未有任何更多。
啟20:7-10 千年完了，撒旦將被釋放出來，他的監獄，而應走出去欺騙國家，這是在地球的四個季度，歌革和瑪各，叫他們聚集戰鬥：他們的人數多[是]海沙。 他們去了地球的廣度上，圍住聖徒的營，並從神蒙愛的城，就有火從天降下，燒滅了他們。 那迷惑他們的魔鬼被扔在硫磺火湖，獸和假先知，並應晝夜受痛苦，直到永永遠遠。
我想，但要注意的事，是在以西結書28:18，沒有提及，似乎沒有任何指向撒旦的監禁坑或深淵。 類似這樣的事件將被跳過，但它不是唯一的事件，將被跳過。 我們似乎並沒有找到一個匹配撒旦發人深省的大衛普查。 但在同一時間，普查可能被認為是一個小事件，而看起來，撒旦被囚禁在坑或深淵中可以很容易地被認為是一個更重大的事件1000年。 所以我們只留下一個問號，因為我們現在馬上就回去，後來在其缺席。
所以，我們一直在做什麼？ 我們一直在處理經文，好像他們是一個謎，組成件，這是一起設計，以適應。 就像在做一個謎，我們不理解大局，紅色搭配在一起的一塊拼圖，另一個紅色的一塊拼圖，他們的視覺圖像匹配，並完美地貼合在一起，因為他們的目的是結合在一起的。
為什麼我們發現，整本聖經以西結書28中的句子明確撒旦的歷史故事相匹配？ 因為這是智能設計的難題，這些句子被設計相匹配的明確的關於撒旦在聖經的故事。 每個句子或片段預言的是一個小謎語或難題，其目的是想通了，匹配的將它連接到一個故事，關於撒旦。 我們需要相匹配的事件的預言是首先要注意類似的圖像或行動，關係主體之間的詩句，他們在做什麼，也要看匹配的標記或關鍵字，描述，描述行動，或清晰的段落關於撒旦的科目之間的關係。 有時不得不看的話的具體含義，在原來的語言，看到他們如何適應，但信息是所有目前需要進行連接。 它不是一個巧合的是，這些作品按時間順序配合得這麼好的。 正如我們在本系列的第2部分覆蓋，我們1點或先例是上帝的寫作風格是按照時間順序來寫。 也有例外，但我們沒有發現任何在這裡結，這就是為什麼它使一個良好的學習工作的一部分。 還有一點，在第3部分增編覆蓋，＃6點，神的耐心，有時有很長的時間去個別詩句之間（或句子），必須從上下文推斷的空白，但其他部分經證實這一點。 在這種情況下，關於撒旦的啟示和各種清晰的段落信息。
而且我想提醒大家，第1部分涉及，寫“聖經”的話語，這是耶穌基督，神藉著聖靈。 在不同的時間，不同的作家，但是這一切都來自相同的最終作者，誰是上帝。 因此，它是完全允許的框架中一個永恆的上帝作為唯一最終的聖經，作者與預知注定保存的Word本身，按照一致的圖案設計難題，並透露自己和信息給我們這樣，通過“聖經”。 可以看出，這種並不奇怪在這樣一個框架內上下文，而是應該更預期或許比它被看作是，允許。
結果，我們正在把這個難題是，我們現在有3套，按時間順序排隊捆綁在一起，匹配和裝配到對方的信息。 我們的第一組信息是無處不在，聖經提到撒旦的名字，收窄至撒旦被描述為做什麼或說什麼，整本聖經的重大事件。 我們的第二組信息是第一組的一個子集，將撒旦都提到名字，並在“龍，古蛇”，在這本書的啟示，主要是專門章節12的背景下， 13和20。 適合的第一組內的第二組的信息，衣料。 我們的第三個信息集以西結書28連接，列隊與其他2套信息，一塊拼圖時間的流逝。
我們沒有學到新的東西，這是撒旦似乎是創3:24中提到的基路伯把守生命之樹在伊甸園，上帝選擇撒旦這份工作。 為什麼會是這樣？ 讓我們來看看更詳細的故事。
創3:21-24“對亞當和他妻子用耶和華神用皮子作衣服給他們穿。 耶和華神說，看哪，我們的人已經知道善惡，現在恐怕他提出了他的手，和生命之樹也吃，就永遠活著。因此耶和華神便打發他出伊甸園去，耕種他從那裡被送往地面。 於是把他趕出去的人，以及他安置在伊甸園基路伯東部的花園和一個火焰的劍轉身各種方式，讓生命之樹的方式。“
神愛亞當和夏娃，想什麼是最適合他們。 似乎有極大的關注或報警，該名男子可能也吃生命樹的果子，就永遠活著。 其中的原因可以說是現在人是有罪的，精神上死在罪，現在那人在精神上的邪惡與缺陷狀態。 如果男人現在是吃從樹上這將使他們親自長生不老，這將意味著他們是有罪的，或邪惡，神仙 - 就像墮落的天使誰將會被扔進火湖中。 Planning on the atonement of Jesus Christ, and new life in the Holy Spirit, before creation was made, God knew that it was better for man to die, but be resurrected into new life, and be spiritually born again, than for man to become immortal while in this sinful evil state. If man had eaten from the tree of life, they would have immortality on their own, and would not have been able to receive salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ through being born again, and given new bodies, because their old bodies would have never died. God had a plan to redeem them, and knew it would be better for them and mankind in His plan, and it would be much worse if they gained immortality while in this evil state. So the key word here is Protection, God wanted to protect Adam and Eve and their children, from the situation getting any worse.
God knew that Satan was the one who had deceived Eve, through the serpent, because God is all-knowing. God seems to handle the situation by putting responsibility on Satan to be the one to see to it that the situation didn't get any worse. There's a couple thing to keep in mind here, which is that 1) Satan was only 5 days older than Adam and Eve, and 2) God loved Satan, also, as His creation. So apparently how God handled this was that Satan had made a mistake, and God gave him a job to do, preventing the situation from getting any worse. Satan had set into motion events that harmed Adam and Eve, but in keeping man away from the tree of life, Satan was going to be protecting them from something worse happening. And so Satan got stationed as basically the security guard for the tree of life in Eden, a position that we can safely guess had to have lasted until the Flood of Noah's time, about 1600 years later, when the location of Eden seems to have been lost, along with the tree of life. Which means that for about 1600 years, Satan was located in Eden, stationed there, guarding the tree of life. This could be looked at as chance to make up for his earlier mistake, show better character, by protecting mankind. But it also could be looked at as God's justice and a practical chastisement in a way, that Satan was kept away from humanity, for a long time, in a very long time out. Man was driven out of the garden, but Satan was made to stay there, in the empty garden, for a very long time. God is love, and in this we can see God's love, justice, mercy, and patience, interwoven in this decision on how God chose to handle the matter.
This seems to shed some new light on the story in Job, that there is more meaning behind the question God asks Satan, and Satan's reply. “And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” It could be taken that this was a change of pace from what Satan was used to, because prior to the Flood Satan had been stationed in Eden, but after the Flood he was able to travel to and fro, up and down the Earth. And also, that now Satan was able to come up to the third heaven, whereas prior he had been stationed in Eden on Earth.
What this does tell us however, is that it seems Satan was not up to much else but being stationed in Eden, prior to the Flood. This could tentatively narrow down the date range for us of Satan's activities, in when did Satan sweep down a third of the stars of the sky with his tail, down to earth. Since we are told what Satan was doing, stationed in Eden, presumably up until the Flood when Eden was lost, and we can see it's note is made that after the Flood, in Job or Abraham's time, Satan was traveling the Earth, then it might make sense that it was not until after the Flood, and the Eden stationing ended, that satan got busy with the activity of sweeping down a third of the stars with his tail, down to earth. Arguable, if Satan was in Eden, and not the third heaven, prior to the Flood, then Satan would not have been able to sweep stars down to earth from heaven, until after the flood when he was not tied down in Eden, and now able to roam the Earth or go to the third haven freely. So tentatively, this might narrow down this dangling question, to a more narrow timeframe of when, to being after the Flood, but before Jesus Christ was born.
We also have gained some new insight, but also more questions, regarding Satan's authority over the kingdoms of the world. It seems that in Rev 13:2 Satan will hand his authority over to the Beast from the Sea, the Antichrist. And we can see that in Luke 4, prior to this, Satan tempts Jesus Christ by offering to hand his authority over the kingdoms of the world over to him in exchange for worship, and Jesus refuses. Ezekiel 28 in both these instances refers to this handing over of kingdoms as “trafficking, trading, or merchandising”. There is a little timeline going her in itself, that first Satan offers to hand authority over to Jesus, and then later hands it over to the Antichrist… but eventually Jesus Christ returns and has all authority over the kingdoms of the world, and so Satan loses this authority. But the piece we are missing is the beginning. In Luke 4 Satan says he has received this authority, and he can do what he wants with it… but so far we do not know who Satan has received this authority from, or how he received it.
So this is an unanswered question: how or when did Satan receive authority over the kingdoms of the world?
Many people, I have heard, teach that God gave this authority to Satan, assuming this is what is meant by “anointed cherubim”. However, what the Bible indicates is that “anointed cherubim” refers to Satan being stationed as a security guard in Eden, to guard people away from the tree of life. So there is nothing in this phrase, of the rest of Ezekiel 28, which indicates or tell that God gave this authority over the kingdoms of the world to Satan. Yet Jesus Christ in his time here on earth did not dispute this as reality, calling Satan, “the prince of this world”, so while this is true, we still do not know how it is so.
Before we started into adding Ezekiel 28 to this puzzle, we had a question: what are the stars that Satan swept down to earth with his tail? Looking up stars in Revelation we saw they could represent angels, and noted that Satan's angels were later also cast out of heaven with Satan after the war in heaven. But the time period given for this event would have to be before Jesus was born. The closest visual image that match out of known events mentioning Satan by name was the story of Job, in that many angels and Satan were mentioned together, but it was not a perfect match in that the visual of Satan's tail sweeping these angels down to earth was not represented. Ezekiel 28 did seem to verify the event in Job as being significant, at least in contrasting this to the census of David which did not seem to get a mention in Ezekiel's parallel chronology, but that could be for whatever reason. In any case, we do not seem to have found any additional insight on this question of the event of Satan's tail sweeping down a third of the stars, as of yet.
So now we have added another dangling question, puzzle pieces which do not seem to be explained anywhere yet: when and how did Satan receive authority over the kingdoms of the world? This also seems to be have happened by the time when Jesus Christ was born, but when did this begin? And let us also hearken back to that the woman in Rev 12 is pregnant for a long unknown time, which depends on her identity, and this event of Satan sweeping down a third of the stars with his tail to earth may have been a gradual event occurring over a long period of time.
These are our questions, but they are also our clues. Not having answers, let's leave them dangling out there for just a little while longer.
And we have another clue, which is an omission of a significant event from Ezekiel: how is it that Satan's imprisonment in the pit or Abyss for 1000 years did not warrant a mention in this parallel chronology? It seems to be rather obtusely missing from a chronology, which otherwise, noted many major events of Satan's story told in plain passages of the Bible, in precise chronological order, which was quite amazing. God is amazing.
So as we now know that Ezekiel gave a chronological parallel of both events in Revelation, and clear passages in the Bible mentioning Satan by name… could it stand to reason that there might be more parallel chronologies given in other passages of the OT? Everything major seems to have been covered in which Satan is mentioned clearly by name, except for the events seen in Revelation 20. So, much like we searched for keywords from Revelation, looking for an “old serpent”, regarding Satan's beginning, let's see if there's any keywords in Rev 20 that might lead us to an Old Testament prophecy regarding Satan's ending.
Rev 20:1-3, 7-10 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Now, Satan being destroyed by fire was already mentioned in Eze 28, so that might not be where to start. What really seems to be missing is Satan being bound and shut up in the bottomless pit, the events of Rev 20:1-3.
There is a detailed study on my website called “A Survey of the Abyss in the Old and New Testaments” which is on the Abyss or Bottomless Pit as seen in both the Old and New Testaments, which I believe covers every time it is mentioned in prophetic passages and elsewhere, if you are interested.
But for the purposes of this study, let's say we'll just do a word search and see if we can find any Old Testament passages to parallel Revelation's chronology. The term “pit” is used many times in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel . We would have to spend time reading and sorting through all of these, but as I have already done so, there's a few of note. Ezekiel 31 and 32 mention the Assyrian cedar of lebanon, many other cedar trees and mighty warriors being sent down to the pit, Eze 26 mentions a city Tyrus going down to the pit, and Isa 24 mentions someone going down into the pit, and someone coming up out of the midst of the pit , but for the purposes of this study, let's stop and look at Isaiah 14. This passage begins with mention of a rest and ceasing of the city Babylon, and ends with the King of Babylon being throne into the pit. That would generally seem to be the same picture as in Revelation 20, Mystery Babylon has been destroyed, and Satan is thrown into the pit. But we are going to shift gears here a little. That is because there are really too many advanced external prophetic references here in Isaiah, that reveal the timing, to go into detail here in trying to prove all of them out. But still we can and will see a loose similar picture that matches, and so we will just go on that.
3 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,
The first thing of note here is that this mentions a day in which the Lord gives rest, which as a day is a thousand years, many see the millennium as a 1000 year rest period, a Sabbath, and it is referred to as God's rest in Heb 3-4.
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
Next, the city Babylon has ceased, which could refer to Mystery Babylon being destroyed at the beginning of the millennial reign. And this is addressed to the “King of Babylon”, much like in Ezekiel it was addressed to the “King of Tyrus”. As prophecies can be cyclic and have both literal or spiritual fulfillments, points #8 and #10, this is allowable. Or again, Satan being the spiritual king of Babylon in Isaiah's time, along with a human king of Babylon, it is allowable for this to be meant for both in ways.
5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
The Lord is said to have broken the scepter or power of rulers. He who ruled the nations in anger could easily refer to Satan,
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. 8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
The Lord's rest would make the whole earth to be at rest, in peace, during the millennial reign, so this matches. Also the “cedars of Lebanon” rejoice. From my studies, these are the “sons of God” of Gen 6 who have been released as locusts in Rev 9 , and are repentant, here rejoicing as Satan is laid down, and being let alone, no lumberjack coming up against them during the millennial reign.
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
Here Sheol, filled with bones of dead people from before the Flood, and bodies of dead nephilim, declare unto Satan that he has become as weak as them, and he lies in a grave.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 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: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
The exclamation here about “How art thou fallen from heaven” does not seem to refer to this being the time when Satan falls to earth, but rather is an exclamation , meaning oh how very much so he has fallen, all the way from heaven way down to the pit. Reasons why are given, emphasizing he wanted to be like God the Most High, but he is going down to Sheol, to the Abyss or pit, the lowest place. That “Lucifer, son of the morning” can be translated “shining star, son of the morning” which would again reference to Satan as shiny, as the nachash, but also to Satan as a “morning star”.
It is my view that the “host of heaven” as the broadest term, are divided into 2 subcategories, the “sons of God” which are messenger angels, watchers, which look like men. And the second category would be the “morning stars”, which are the cherubim or seraphim.
We know the angels were all finished being created by the end of the 6th day,
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Gen 1:31,2:1
And arguably the angels were created on the first day, between when God created the heaven, and the earth, in Gen 1:1. This is thought to be so because in Job it is mentioned that when God laid the earth's foundation, in creating the earth, that the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy. The sons of God are the type of angels which look like men, and so it seems the second classification of the type of the host of heaven, besides the “sons of God” would be the “morning stars”. Satan is called a morning star, and a cherubim, which indicates that cherubim correlate to the morning star type of the host of heaven. So it seems likely that the type of angels who look like men are called sons of God, but that the cherubim, or seraphim, are the mornings star type of the host of heaven. (See Introductory Q & A for more info.)
Job 38: 4-7 [God says to Job] “Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation ? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? 當然，你知道！ Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
And people are said to look at him, wondering in seeing him, how it is that this weak person is the one who caused so much destruction. This overall seems to fit a description of what would make sense for it to be like when Satan is thrown into the pit. People wonder to see him as weak, angels on God's side rejoice, the reasons why he's sent down match, and the timing of this starting right after Babylon is destroyed, and the Lord has broken the power of the rulers, and the whole world is at rest: this all matches. And it lists all the many reasons why this occurs, and gives more details on these events.
And as I said, you have noted we shifted gears here a little, because there's really too many advanced external prophetic references here in Isaiah, that reveal the timing, to go into detail here on all of them. But, to the point, there is a loose visual imagery match that is present, as it does seem that this generally fits as a parallel chronology giving more detail on Satan being imprisoned in the Abyss or bottomless pit at the beginning of the millennial reign, as described in Rev 20. So let's add it to the chart as such.
Now we may have been given some additional clues here, so let's pause and take a closer look at this section:
“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: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
When did Satan say this? It would seem, from what we looked at earlier, that Satan was stationed in Eden for some 1600 years, and during that time had to stay there, on Earth in Eden. The temptation in Eden seems to have taken place early on, may less than a year after creation, maybe only a few days after the creation week. So it seems that during this 1600 years, Satan spent no time in Heaven, and prior to that he had spent very little time in Heaven also. In Job, we can see what is possibly expressed as excitement, in that Satan was then traveling to and fro, walking up and down the earth – which would make sense if he had been stationed for 1600 years in Eden. He would not have been able to travel the Earth, or go to Heaven, so it would make sense to note he was now able to do so.
So would it make sense, that perhaps during this time in Eden, that Satan would say “I will ascend into heaven”?
Let's keep in mind that after the flood, in the time of Job, Satan seems to be free to come into Heaven, and is also likely seen there in Zech, and generally is able to be there until the war in heaven, after Jesus Christ's ascension. At which point he is banned, and this is clear, so it seems he would not be saying “I will ascend into heaven” after that point. This leaves the time period in Eden as being the most likely time period in which Satan would be saying “I will ascend into Heaven”.
But look at what follows, “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.” Here the stars of God are mentioned. This may be a clue relevant to one of our questions, of how is it Satan swept down a third of the stars down to earth with his tail? It seems that the “stars of God” here are likely angels of God, and that Satan had said in his heart he would exalt his throne above the stars of God.
“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 heights of the clouds”
This would seem to refer to perhaps again, “the mountain of God” or third heaven, above the heights of the clouds, where we see the sons of God come to present themselves to the Lord in Job. This may refer to Satan wanting to be involved in their assembling, but might also imply this assembling was important somehow, involving power, or that they had thrones, as Satan wanted to exalt his throne above ones they might be implied to have had. It seems that Satan wanted to have his throne be above the angels of God, in the third heaven, and to also assemble with them, as seen in Job, but even more so than this:
“I will be like the most High” And this “I will” could parallel very closely to what we see in the temptation of Jesus, in which Satan tries to tempt God to worship him, and is even trying to trade his power over the kingdoms of the world in exchange for this worship.
So we see confirmation here of what we have seen prior, but beyond this, we can see motive and goals of Satan involved here, a desire and agenda to do something. First, to go into heaven, then to exalt his throne above the angels of God, to assemble with them in the third heaven (which we see in Job), and to be like God, which we see in Luke 4, in Satan trying barter to receive worship from Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ rebuked Satan saying, “Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
So these are our current clues:
Sometime before the birth of Jesus, but likely after the Flood, Satan swept down a third of the stars with his tail to the earth. This may have happened over a long time, based on the woman being pregnant, if she represents Israel waiting for the Messiah.
Satan received authority over the kingdoms of the world somehow, before the time of Jesus, but we are not told how or when.
Satan was stationed in Eden for 1600 years, and did not seem to be doing much else, such as traveling the earth or going to heaven. There's nothing indicating Satan yet had authority over the kingdoms of the world at this time. So this also likely indicates Satan received authority over the kingdoms of the world, after the flood.
Around 1700-1900 BC we see Satan assembling with the “sons of God” in heaven, in Job, and Isa 14 indicates Satan had a desire or agenda to “exalt his throne above the stars of God”, or angels of God – perhaps after wanting to ascend into heaven (likely in Eden) and perhaps before wanting to be like the Most High and receive worship, seen in Luke. This might seem to imply that the angels of God had thrones, in order for Satan to be wanting to exalt his throne above them, or their thrones, and “mount of the assembly” is a similar scene to the assembling of the “sons of God” meeting in Job, likely paralleling the third heaven that Satan is later seen to be cast out of.
By 700 BC in Isaiah, Satan is called the King of Babylon, and by the 590-570 BC in Ezekiel Satan is called the King of Tyrus. So it would seem Satan had authority over at least 2 kingdoms of the world by 570 BC, and in Zech 3, circa 520 BC, we see him being rebuked by the Lord, in a scene likely set around God's throne.
At this point, we have seen what seems to be all the clear passages on Satan fit together, in chronological order, aligned with Revelation, with Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 giving confirmation or more details about all of these events. We have covered all the pieces and seen them tied together into an internally consistant comprehensive chronology, and there are no more passages we easily know about Satan to be found that seem to add in here. It would seem like the puzzle should be completed, and we should be having that Aha! Moment where everything makes sense. However, we are still left puzzling about whatever it is these clues are referring to. They all seem to point to the time range from Job up to Isaiah, from about 1900-1700 BC to 700 BC, and something to do with the sons of God or stars of God and their assembling. It almost seems like Satan wants to exalt his throne above the angels of God who assemble? So, some angels are getting together in Heaven, what's the big deal?
So for those of you who are familiar with the Divine Council, thank you for bearing with me, I just really wanted to highlight the importance of understanding the Divine Council, and I hope you have enjoyed beating around the logical bush with me, to see that all roads lead to needing to understand the Divine Council . But for those of who do not, without further ado, let's get into what the divine council is.