Jehovah and Lucifer (any rapport?) 2.
Has the Creator any rapport with the Devil?
(…continued from part 1) Job continued, unlike Satan, to have rapport with the Creator just as our pristine parents used to have with Him at the beginning of their creation, before the fall. Satan, who had lost his perfection, could never see eye to eye with God. Job was ‘perfect’; the Hebrew word is tam (tawm): ‘morally innocent, having integrity, one who is morally and ethically pure complete; usually (morally) pious; specifically gentle, dear’.
The next word, ‘upright’, yashar (yaw-shawr’) means: ‘straight (literally or figuratively): fitting, proper pleasing’. ‘Feareth’ is yare’ (yaw-ray’): ‘morally reverent’. ‘Escheweth’ is śur (soor): ‘avoid; to turn off (literally or figuratively)’; while ‘evil’ is ra‛ or ra‛ah (rah): ‘bad, malignant or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). ‘Holdeth fast’ is chazaq (khaw-zak’) ‘to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate’. Job holdeth fast when it comes to ‘integrity’ which in Hebrew is tummah (toom-maw’): ‘innocence’. How can a horrendously guilty Lucifer stand before a three times holy Jehovah?
To prove clearly that God and Satan are on different introspectional pages, we hear God saying, “although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause”. ‘Movedst’, suth (sooth) means: ‘to prick, that is, (figuratively) stimulate; by implication to seduce, to incite (to a request), to instigate (bad sense)’. The Devil’s divergent dream is to have God to do one thing to Job: ‘destroy’, bala‛ (beh’-lah): ‘to engulf, to make away with (specifically by swallowing)’. Satan is bent on his intention, as God puts it, ‘without cause’ chinnam (khin-nawm’): ‘gratis, that is, devoid of cost, reason’.
Who sent Moses to free the Israelites? Jehovah did. Why was Pharaoh hardhearted? The answer is in the last part of Exodus 12:12 “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I [am] the LORD”. The demonic gods of Egypt, no doubt included the Nimrodic trinity of Osiris, Isis and Horus. Pharaoh idolatrous dependence had no rapport with the Mosaic oracular afflatus. Jehovah God had to remove them to ease His children’s passage.
John 13:2, “And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], to betray him;” but Jesus’ pronouncement, found in Matthew 26:24, “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born”; is contrary to the Devil’s design, and unshrouds the falsehood of any rapport between Jehovah and Lucifer.
“I will be like the Most High”
Where is the rapport between them when the holy writ clearly couches, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? v15. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? v16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. v17. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, v18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2Corinthians 6:14-18). There is no rapport. Satan is bound for hell while God sits eternally in blissful paradise.
You can decide to enter into a rapport with God today by saying this prayer of salvation, with all your heart, and be born again. Say, “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” (Concluded)
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