Greetings.RevJWWhiteJr posted in message #30 of this thread:
Actually, satan is not speaking.
Satan is speaking in Isaiah 14:13b-14, insofar as Satan said those
things in his heart: "thou hast said in thine heart" (Isaiah 14:13).
That's right, mid-tribulation (Revelation 12:7), Satan will try to makeRevJWWhiteJr posted in message #30 of this thread:
God is uttering a record that once filled satan’s heart, and his
actions suggests it still does.
good, at least temporarily, on his heart's vow in Isaiah 14:13b-14.
That's right, insofar as it is said that one-third of the angels chose toRevJWWhiteJr posted in message #30 of this thread:
Isaiah 14 records God stating satan’s desire was to rise above the
stars of heaven. These “stars” or angels are the balance of the
entire angelic host which did not follow satan in his original rebellion.
follow Satan in disobeying God, so that during the mid-tribulation war
in heaven, and the defeat of Satan and his angels at that time
(Revelation 12:9), Satan will in effect be responsible for one-third of
the angels being cast down from heaven to the earth for good
(Revelation 12:4). In Revelation 12:4, "stars" represents angels, just
as "stars" represents angels in Revelation 1:20.
But back at the time when Lucifer first said Isaiah 14:13b-14 in his
heart, this could have been his first decision to do what he wanted
instead of what YHWH wanted; it could have been his initial fall from
being "Lucifer" to being "Satan", the "Adversary", of God's will for him.
At that time, Lucifer/Satan may not yet have told his plans to the
one-third of the angels who would come to follow him. They could
have been assigned to the earth with him when (if) he, as the still
unfallen Lucifer, was assigned as the "covering cherub" over Eden
(Ezekiel 28:13-15) before the fall of Eve and Adam. Lucifer could
have begun to chafe at his earthly assignment as beneath his
dignity, and then he could have stirred up the resentment of the
one-third of the angels assigned to the earth with him, convincing
them that it was unfair that they should be (what he could call)
"stuck on this pinprick planet in the middle of nowhere babysitting
these two vile mud-creatures, Adam and Eve. We deserve to be
back in the glories of heaven".