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The Spirit of Cain von Billings, Andrew (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.04.2016
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The Spirit of Cain

BREAKING FREE FROM JEALOUSY, INSECURITY, AND UNHEALTHY COMPETITION.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 176
    Erscheinungsdatum: 11.04.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781483568201
    Verlag: BookBaby
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The Spirit of Cain

Chapter 2 PARADISE WAS NOT ENOUGH E ven though I'm using the term spirit of Cain , we can see another example of this spirit at work before Cain was even born. Before the earth was ever created, the spirit of jealousy and covetousness and rivalry exemplified itself in Satan being thrown out of heaven. Although the spirit of Cain never possessed Lucifer, this trait can be seen in Lucifer, helping us to learn much from the story of his fall from heaven. We can watch the same cycle operate and evolve in the mind of Lucifer, keeping perspective that we are not looking at a mutiny but rather the process of coveting that caused Satan to be cast out of heaven. Let's go back to the very beginning, even before the "in the beginning" in Genesis 1:1. Let's go back to before the earth was created, to the time when Lucifer was beautiful, serving at the foot of God's throne, before he was evil, before he was ever called Satan. Lucifer was quite possibly the most beautiful in all of God's creation. Ezekiel tells of this time: Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, "Thus says the Lord God: 'You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you.'" -EZEKIEL 28:12-18 There was a time when Lucifer worshiped only God, a time he orchestrated and led all of heaven in worship toward God in absolute purity and innocence. He was in a most-trusted position of leading all the hosts of heaven to praise God, being allowed close to the throne of the King. Can you imagine how amazing and beautiful things were during that time? Lucifer's heart was slowly perverted by his own beauty and confidence in himself, however. His only job was to channel and direct all of the incoming worship and glory of heaven straight to the throne and person of God. But as each day passed, he developed a lust for what was rightfully God's. Even though this is the only instance that sin has ever taken place inside heaven, we can see that it sprung from this evil competition in the heart of Lucifer. Lucifer's position and job description was that of a servant, not a king. He constantly watched the glory of God each day in heaven, and each day he somehow grew more familiar with God and more forgetful of his rank and role, the position God had given him close to His throne. Lucifer's heart began to yearn for the glory and worship that he directed from the hosts of heaven toward the throne, and he began to like the way it felt. He wanted it for himself. The great self-deception had commenced to poison Lucifer's heart. He became more enamored with himself, his be

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