The Failed Test of Lucifer


Introduction

I would like to advance a theory of the fall of The Bright and Morning Star. This individual is Lucifer, but more commonly known as Satan. This writer does not believe that between Genesis 1:1, and 1:2 resulted from Lucifer’s fall and the later re-creation by God.

Creation & Theory

There is a theory that God had to recreate everything that He once created. This destruction lays between Genesis 1:1-2 because of the void, and darkness on the earth. Some say it was Lucifer, who caused this emptiness on the earth. If one believes this theory of the gap resulted from Lucifer’s playing havoc in the Earthly and Celestial Heaven, one would then have to believe that God lost control of creation. God losing control will not happen.

In Genesis 1:1-2, it says,

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.

This writer thinks this so-called devastation between Genesis 1:1-2, is not so.

In Genesis 1:31, it says,

31 God saw all that He had made, and behold; it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.

Scripture is clear that when God looked back, He said it was, “very good.”

Had Lucifer been cast out between Genesis 1:1-2, God the creator could not say it was “very good,” now could He.

It could be as simple as not have the exact words to describe the beginning of creation. Now go to a place like Lowe’s or Home Depot, there is everything one must have to build a home. It just does not look like anything yet. For one can go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and see only building supplies, yet a contractor can see a beautiful building. God did the same thing, gathering everything needed to create everything we see. Everything was there that God needed, but we cannot see the beauty in the mind of God.

Men come up with complicated theories about creation and then misses the obvious in front of his eyes.

Testing of Man’s Loyalty

God gave the man, one rule for living in the garden. Do not eat from the tree of, “the knowledge of good and evil.”

In Genesis 2:16-17, it says,

16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, from any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat, for, in the day that you eat from it, you will surely die.

God, bestowed upon us the ability of choice for ourselves in these two verses amounted to possessing a free will. With this new free will, we now have a responsibility toward, the person that gave it to us. Will we obey and do his bidding or do as we please?

“The tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” was the test set before us. It was a test of our free will and of who we are. However, Adam and Eve failed the test and then by passing the blame, something that is done today. One wonders what would have happened if they admitted their guilt before God on their disobedience, what He would have done. This is an interesting concept to muse over.

We are to own up to our own deficiency by not say he or she made me do it. One only can speculate what God would have done if they owned up to their sin and confessed.

Testing of Lucifer’s Loyalty

God tested man for his loyalty with the tree of good and evil. God also examined all the Angels for their devotion. Perhaps this trial was the man himself, having been created by the hand of God, not called into existence.

In Genesis 1:26, it says,

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

The man is a special creative act of God as He made us in His image. God did not create Lucifer in His image. We were to rule over everything that God created. When one thinks of this vast power that God placed into our hands for safe keeping, we should be humbled and in awe.

Of every creation that God made, it is only the man who has the divine right of dominion over all. However, Lucifer assumed this power could be taken over by him.

Man, given a great responsibility to care for God’s creation, perhaps Lucifer’s jealousy and his pride got the best of him. This was the moment he surrendered to his pride and said, “I will make myself like the Highest.”

In Psalm 8:3-6, it says,

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon, and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is a man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou, hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Man, favored by God ran around in Lucifer’s head. Satan yielded to his pride saying; “I will make myself like the Highest.”

In Isaiah 14:14-17, it says,

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Highest. 15 Nevertheless, you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit. 16 Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you, saying, is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17 who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew its cities, who did not allow his prisoners to go home?

Lucifer lost everything because of his PRIDE.

Conclusion

Both Man and Lucifer had their loyalty tested. The man was the test for Lucifer’s loyalty, and the Tree of the knowledge of Good and evil was the test of Man’s loyalty, and both failed.

Think about a loyalty test you have had for a moment. If there were no tests of loyalty how could you be trusted? Loyalty, out of necessity must be tested to gain confidence in that individual. There must be something placed in front of you that has an alluring if there was no fascination the test would be mute.

In Proverbs 16:18-19, it says,

18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly; than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Sola Scriptura– By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide– By Faith Alone

Sola Gratia– By Grace Alone

Solus Christus– By Christ Alone

Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God Alone

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2017

All quotes are from the:

New American Standard Bible, ©1995, Or King James 1611

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About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
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