Who are Satan .... and the Christ, then?

Who are Satan .... and the Christ, then?

A Chapter by stranger-n-life
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A look at the real 'sons of God' in scripture ...

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People have difficulty conceiving of the Messiah, the Christ, as being spirit , people have difficulty in not seeing God as a man ... the problem is the same with Satan , but worse because he was created, unlike God or the Word [Logos] that manifested as Jesus the Messiah of Israel ...

So many Jews do not yet accept their messiah because he is not their king yet and christians see that he has returned to spirit and puzzle over how a man could be God ...

The solution can be expressed that God is spirit, not flesh and bones and yet can manifest in the flesh , just as angels have been mistaken for men :-

Quote:
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

The scriptural understanding of Satan comes from the understanding of Jesus' now standing at the right-hand of God, a position symbolised in the OT as that of the right-hand covering cherub [mistranslated as 'cherbim' , which is the Hebrew plural, in some scripts and even the double plural 'cherubims' in KJV and other bibles] at the throne of God

Each cherubim has at one stage [manifestation] the face of a man :-

Quote:
Ezekiel 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
Thus one might expect a period of destructive power in the life of Logos , the so-called 'Wrath of the Lamb of God' ... and to return to spirit 'on eagle's wings'

What then has this to do with Satan? Note that he was in Eden as the serpent and that God goes to great lengths indeed to PROVE justly his blasphemy [2Thes 2:4] before condemning him to death for his sin:-

How can Satan die and be locked away, powerless over his death, for a thousand years? the answer in Ezek 28 :-

Quote:
Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
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13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
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16 ... 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.
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18 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, andI will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 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.
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Ther are but TWO covering cherubs at the mercy seat, the throne of God [founded on love and thus mercy ...! ]

So why then is Satan in effect half of the manifestation of God in this world, but the created half not the uncreated half [John 1:1]

It is very different what the scripture says than is the popular image of Satan...

What is then achieved once God has destroyed Satan the men indeed what is achieved to the glory of God when Satan as a CREATURE accepts Jesus as Lord, as does all creation :-

Quote:
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
What God achieved in Jesus is to show that love is the way back to Him , perfect love without iniquity :-

Quote:
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
What God acheives in Satan is to show there is no alternative way and that He is the only god ..

These two then are complementary together making up the full glory of God as the one god which works in the ned to redeem all creation to Himself ... both are necessary , both are as important as each other , thus to god they are alike in importance though completely opposite in manifestation :-

Quote:
Psalms 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Men mostly cannot yet accept this, that God created evil for sake of good in the end to all creation through establishing that He is the ONLY god :-
Quote:
Lamentations 3:38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
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