Many keep asking this question, sometimes in their hearts, sometimes openly. Why did God create such an enemy to trouble you, you may have wondered? Friend, the truth is that, God did not create Satan as a devil in the beginning. God created him perfect in beauty. He had tremendous glory in heaven. In fact, he was the highest in the hierarchy of angels. He had the unique assignment of covering God’s throne.
See what Ezekiel 28:12-15 says:
“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; 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.”
He became Satan, the devil, when iniquity was found in him. He was consequently cast out of heaven. It took violence to eject him.
He was forced out and cast into the earth (Revelation 12:7-
From then on, he made up his mind to fight against God, always pitching his tent against God and His people. That is why he is your enemy. Check the scriptures – he has always been at variance with God’s plan. He went into the garden of Eden, tempted Adam and Eve and caused them to rebel against God.
He corrupted the world till it became so evil that God had to destroy it (Genesis 6). He smote Job with sickness and robbed him of all his children and possessions. When Daniel prayed, he sent one of his fallen angels to withhold the answer to Daniel’s prayer which God had released at the instance of Daniel’s prayer (Daniel 10:12-13).
Satan is traditionally anti-God! He is constantly on duty to ensure that he does not lose the battle. Yet he keeps losing! Every evil in the world today is the devil’s handiwork. God never tempts any man with evil (James 1:13, Job 34:10). God will not destroy what He has created.
Satan’s 3-Fold Mission
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill and to destroy…”
The devil, your enemy, is the thief.
He is not coming physically to break into your house or to snatch your car, but he has ways of stealing your money, time, health and even your property. You have to know that Satan is the unseen hand behind every evil thing. Any time you’re attacked by sickness, he has come to steal your health, joy, peace, comfort, money and even your life. He is desperate about this. His ultimate aim being to destroy you. He is the enemy! Satan is your only scripturally-acknowledged enemy. This is the truth
-Satan Get Lost