“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven . . . Now is come Salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom (King, Sovereign) of our God, and the power of His Christ (Anointed, Anointing) . . . for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night . . . ! Revelation 12:9-11
“There had been no change in the position or authority of Christ. Lucifer’s envy and misrepresentation and his claims to equality with Christ had made necessary a statement of the true position of the Son of God; but this had been the same from the beginning. Many of the angels were, however, blinded by Lucifer’s deceptions.
Taking advantage of the loving, loyal trust reposed in him by the holy beings under his command, he had so artfully instilled into their minds his own distrust and discontent that his agency was not discerned. Lucifer had presented the purposes of God in a false light–misconstruing and distorting them to excite dissent and dissatisfaction. He cunningly drew his hearers on to give utterance to their feelings . . . Continue reading