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TAKING GOD SERIOUSLY PART 2
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Yes, It is true, God created the angel that has caused all this trouble our world finds itself in, but God did not create the Old Serpant called the devil and Satan. He brought this about himself through unwise choices. Notice this powerful passage of Scripture;

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, Son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" (Isaiah 14:12 KJV)

For the sake of space I encourage you to read Revelation 12:9. Satan's was the angel that fell from heaven but his original heavenly angelic name was Lucifer. Notice again the questions of the above verse

"HOW art thou fallen ?" "HOW art thou cut to the ground ?"

God gives us the answer, "But you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recessess of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."(Isaiah 14:13,14)Friends pride began to grow in the heart of this incredible angel that the Lord created. Ezekiel 28:12-18 adds to Isaiah's account. He choose to look at himself as a god rather then God who created him. He decieved Adam and Eve our first parents the same way.

"For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:5) "You will be like God..."

Friends Hitler wanted to be god, the Roman Cesars considered themselves gods, the Egyptian Pharohs considered themsleves gods. Satan through these leaders and others is getting the worship that he has so desired. Yet even a greater deception then world leaders considering themsleves gods is religious leaders claiming to follow the true God and acting as gods. We must be careful.

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." " For there is none righteous no not one." "All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one."(Romans 3:23,10,12)

Friends Satan is alive and his greatest work is yet to come. It is time to take God seriously! For all have sinned and there is a devil on the lose to destroy whomever he can. More on this in Part 3.

Friends we need help whether we want to admit or not. We are living on planet earth and there is no where to go at this point. We are trapped, trapped until made free.

"So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed in Him, if you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (John 8:31,32)

Friends, take God seriously for freedom awaits all who do!

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