To help us to comprehend The Light of Truth, The Invisible Things of GOD are seen through the things that are visible upon the earth, which were created to reflect, like the moon The Glory of Things of GOD in heaven. For it was revealed by Paul, who said, "...we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:7, 8). And through His servant Jeremiah--a vessel for The Mind of Christ, The LORD had revealed by HIS Word that, "...Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land" (Jeremiah 1:14). Although the land is closely connected in our understanding to be the ground upon which we walk, or stand, the word "Land" is defined as the "inhabitants of land, or the "people of the land", or a field, which is a word, which "from an unused root meaning to spread out" like the stars of the heavens. And as we have learned of this evil, which was an image of jealousy; GOD did not create this image of jealousy, to bring evil upon all the inhabitants of the land. But HE allowed it, to reveal The Truth of HIS Character of Grace and Mercy to all.
By HIS Word, The LORD said to Lucifer, "...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 thee in the day that thou wast created. 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. 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.
"Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast 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 hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; 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. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more" (Ezekiel 28:13-19).
As the disciples gave added views of the account of the gospel Christ Jesus from their testimony, Isaiah and Jeremiah added views of the accounts of what Ezekiel shared, in revealing What GOD had revealed by HIS Word of this power of evil. Jeremiah said, "Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land [that was] not sown. Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD. Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?" (Jeremiah 2:1-5)
Notice that The LORD is speaking here of one person, who led those, who followed him to rebel against The LORD and HIS Word. We have read of The Word of The LORD, Who said, "My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment" (Proverbs 8:19, 20). But he, who was of the first fruits, the chief of the ways of God; The LORD said by HIS Word that all that devour him shall offend, and that evil shall come upon them. Notice the contrast, or the difference between The Word of Wisdom, Who is The Son of GOD and the one, who was the chief of the ways of God. The Word said that His Fruit is better than fine gold. He leads in The Way of Righteousness, in The Path of Judgment. But The LORD said, all that devour the fruit of the chief of the ways of God, shall offend, and that evil shall come upon them. The problem in the difference between the two is that the one, who was the chief of the ways of God, was not revealing and reflecting The Way of GOD'S Word of Wisdom, to lead as a light in The Way of Righteousness, and The Path of Judgment. But he was leading those, who followed him to offend GOD and HIS Word that evil might come upon them.
The LORD TESTIFIED by HIS Word and said, "The priests said not, Where [is] the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after [things that] do not profit." "Hath a nation changed [their] gods, which [are] yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for [that which] doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. [Is] Israel a servant? [is] he a homeborn [slave]? why is he spoiled?" (Jeremiah 2:8, 11-14)
Notice that The LORD said to the heavens to be astonished by what this being was doing, which means, "to be desolate, be appalled, be deflowered, be deserted". For he was the first fruits of the increase of The Word of The LORD, Who created him, to reveal and reflect in him The Light of His Glory. But by him rejecting The Authority of GOD in HIS Word--The Son of GOD, he led and caused the fruitful place to become desolate, like a desert.
In handling The Law of GOD, Which is a Transcript of The CHARACTER of GOD, to manifest HIS Righteousness and to lead in The Way of the path of Judgment, he--the chief of the ways of God did not know The LORD, or HIS Word. He--the chief of the ways of GOD and HIS Word, led those, who followed him to change from The Glory of The LORD GOD and HIS Son. For The Father HIMSELF Anointed HIS Son, as God to reveal HIS Glory. But those, who followed Lucifer, as a God were led to follow him, who was not, and is not a God. By not knowing The Truth of The LORD their GOD and HIS Son, because of a misrepresentation of The CHARACTER of GOD, WHO is Expressed Perfectly in HIS Son, the chief of the ways of God, led the sanctuaries, which were fruitful of The Glory of The LORD'S Dwelling by HIS Spirit, to remove far from HIS Dwelling Place, because they had forsaken The LORD and HIS Word, to change their Glory to follow after things that did not profit. Like the children of Israel, who were led by the spirit of korah, to forsake Moses and Aaron; Lucifer--the chief of the ways of God led the inhabitance of heaven, to forsake and apostatize against The LORD and HIS Word, by changing The Glory and Image of The Anointed One, Who was revealing His Glory in him, to be far removed from him, to become desolate, because he was revealing himself by The Light of Christ Glory to be as another God, that walked not in The Way of GOD'S Will. This anointed cherub had led those, who followed him as another God, to forsake The LORD and HIS Word, Who is--The Fountain of Living Waters, to change from The Only True GOD and HIS Son, to an image that is of the gods of Baal--"lord", meaning adversary".
Notice that the covering cherub cause the living waters that followed him to give up and forsake The Fountain of Living Water of Life in them, Which is The Spirit of The Life of Christ in them. For it was revealed in a vision to John that "...The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" (Revelation 17:15). It is this waters of The Great House of The Sanctuary and dwelling place of GOD and HIS Word that the covering cherub made war against The Son of GOD for His seat of Authority.
As noted before, The LORD knew that this power of evil would break forth upon all the sanctuaries of HIS dwelling Place, wherein the dwelling of The Water of Life was in them that they might have Life. For The LORD by HIS Word is The Fountain of Living Waters. But the adversary led those, who followed him to give up The Living Water of Life in GOD'S Word, to become broken cisterns, that could hold no Water of Life. They became desolate. The LORD revealed by HIS Word that all that devour him will offend; evil will come upon them. But before he had cast off his service from The LORD and HIS Word, to become an adversary against The Authority of GOD and HIS Word, The LORD said to him, "They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD" (Jeremiah 3:1).
Again, The LORD by HIS Word said to him, who was the firstfruits of His increase, "If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove. And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory. For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings" (Jeremiah 4:1-4). But because this spirit of jealousy determined to establish his authority against The Authority of GOD and HIS Word--The Christ, The LORD said, "Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots [shall be] as a whirlwind..."(Jeremiah 4:1-4, 13).
It was revealed that Lucifer, by the multitude of his merchandise--of his treasure of lies, filled the midst of him with violence, and led him to boil with his jealousy, which led him to sin against GOD. Notice that sin is in fact the casting away of oneself away from GOD, to give up and separate from The Fountain of Living Water. Although GOD by HIS Word revealed to Lucifer, to return and put away his abominations from out of HIS sight, and to proclaim The Truth of GOD'S Word, it was painful to GOD to cast him off, or to let him go--as in giving him up, as a profane and polluted thing, which was rejecting The Light of The Covenant of HIS Word of Life to him, that GOD'S Word of Life might not shine from him to others. But the violent nature of his jealousy against GOD and HIS Word cast him off from out of the mountain of God. And because one cannot sin--to separated from The Light of GOD'S Glory in HIS Son, to be in darkness from Him, and still be in The LIGHT with no darkness at all, Lucifer, was cast, as a profane thing out from The Mountain of GOD. In other words, if GOD is present everywhere by HIS Word of Light and Life, Who sustains everything, and if one rejects HIS Gift of Light and Life through The Sustaining Power of HIS Word, then where within GOD'S Kingdom could one go, to separate from HIM and HIS Word?
The result, as The LORD said, "...I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire" (Ezekiel 28:16). It would be like trying to maintain in the brightness of the light of day, the darkness of night, which can not exist in GOD'S Expressed Glory of HIS Son. And because of the violence of the jealousy of the covering cherub, which he brought to a boil by his jealousy among many of the inhabitance, The LORD by HIS Word revealed to Jeremiah the pain that was brought to HIS Heart in letting go, and still holding back from destruction those, who were being repelled from HIS PRESENCE, as an opposing force, which would spread to all the inhabitance in The Great House of GOD'S creation. HE said, "My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, [and] my curtains in a moment. How long shall I see the standard, [and] hear the sound of the trumpet? For my people [is] foolish, they have not known me; they [are] sottish children, and they have none understanding: they [are] wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. I beheld the earth, and, lo, [it was] without form, and void; and the heavens, and they [had] no light" (Jeremiah 4:19-23).
Notice that Lucifer was created perfect, to be the first fruits of GOD'S increase by The Power of HIS Word. He was created to reflect Christ Glory, just as He--The Word of The LORD is The Perfect Expressed Image of The Father's Glory to all. But Lucifer--the "light bearer" misrepresented The Authority of The Covenant of GOD'S Word of Life, to all the inhabitance in The Great House of GOD'S creation. For it was revealed to the mind of John that, "...there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan..." (Revaletion 12:7-9). There was found no place in heaven for him, or those, who followed him. For he and his tail had changed The Image of GOD'S Glory, to present that he himself was also a God, like The Most HIGH GOD. For his heart was lifted up, because of his beauty, and because of his brightness.
Through the mind of Ezekiel, it was revealed What The LORD said by HIS Word unto Lucifer, who became the adversary. The LORD said to HIS Son by HIS Thoughts of Words, to speak unto this anointed cherub. And Christ Testified of The Words of The Father, WHO spoke to Him and said, "The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, 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: 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. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of [them that are] slain in the midst of the seas. Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I [am] God? but thou [shalt be] a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD" (Ezekiel 28:1-10).
Notice that this covering cherub was anointed of Christ to declare His Glory, as Christ was Anointed of The Father to declare HIS Glory. But in declaring to the inhabitance of The Great House of GOD'S dwelling, this covering cherub declared that he was also God, because he sat in the seat of GOD. There was no secret that was hid from him. Yet, he did not revealed The True CHARACTER of GOD, as HE is revealed in Son. He--Lucifer was instructed to repent, or return unto The Lord. And if he would put away his abominations out of the sight of The LORD his God, then shalt he not be remove. And he was instructed swear that The LORD liveth in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in HIM, and in HIS Word shall they glory. But war broke out in heaven against, or in opposition to GOD'S Way by HIS Word of Life, and the adversary's way, which leads unto death. And The LORD declared unto Lucifer by HIS Word that HE--The Father will bring strangers upon him, and they--the strangers will draw their swords against the beauty of his wisdom, which he sought to establish in the minds of all the inhabitance of GOD'S Kingdom, to change GOD'S Glory, as revealed in HIS Son, by declaring himself to be God, but is not God. By declaring himself to be God, he was changing The Glory of GOD, WHO is revealed in HIS Word--HIS Son, Whom The Father Anointed, as God over His Kingdom. If The Father is GOD over all, and HE Anointed HIS Son to be God over The Great Kingdom of heaven, which He inherited from The Father, and Lucifer declares himself to be God as well, then there would be The Father and The Son, and Lucifer as three Gods over the kingdom of heaven. This misrepresentation of The Truth of GOD and HIS Word--The Son of GOD, presented The Truth as being in error. And the inhabitance of heaven could not reflect The Glory of GOD--The Father in Spirit and Truth by HIS Word, if they were receiving darkness and not receiving The Light of Truth to bless themselves in The Light of GOD'S Word.
In order to cast him out from The Most HOLY PLACE of heaven, where The Light of GOD'S Glory fills the kingdom with The Glory of HIS Word, The LORD revealed by HIS Word that HE will bring him down into the pit of darkness, where he shall die by the swords of strangers, who will brings their swords against him to destroy the beauty of his wisdom. And through the vision of Christ servant Isaiah, who testified of The LORD, WHO spoke to HIS Anointed Son, Isaiah said, "Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else, [there is] no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that [there is] none beside me. I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
"Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto [his] father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even] my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
"Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, [saying], Surely God [is] in thee; and [there is] none else, [there is] no God. Verily thou [art] a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together [that are] makers of idols. [But] Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.
"I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye [that are] escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god [that] cannot save. Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is] no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; [there is] none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall [one] say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: [even] to him shall [men] come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory." (Isaiah 45:1-25).
Notice that The LORD had already revealed to us what HE was revealing by HIS Word to His servant Job, and spoke of this beast of evil. HE said that his bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God. And He that made him can make His Sword to approach unto him. When everything else fails to cut him down to the grown, The Sword of The LORD is able to overcome him, because GOD'S Word--The Spoken Word of GOD is The Sword that is sharper than any two edged sword, because HIS Sword is The Word of GOD. For it is written, "...with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins" (Isaiah 11:4, 5). And through His servant David, The Word of The LORD came unto him and said, "Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate" (Psalms 34:19-22).
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