Why did lucifer rebelled against God? If God expelled lucifer, why did God still give power to satan ~ the power to deceive etc?

Answer:
Good questions, although at times these are hard to answer (or at least comprehend) because our nature is so much different than God’s. It is important to understand several key points about God’s character…

  1. He is not the cause of anything less than perfection and love – so He cannot inject something bad into Lucifer or anyone else. 1 John 1:5 …God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
  2. God always gives free will, not only to us but to the angels and Heavenly beings
  3. God’s promises are always Yes and Amen, and he does not take back what He has given or promised as people would. Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Satan was created as an angel capable of leading the heavenlies in worship and to be in charge of certain aspects of ruling this current world as we know it now. It says in the Bible that satan was created perfect until iniquity was found in him…Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Here iniquity refers to unrighteousness, or some part of satan rejected all or part of the truth and beauty in which he was created. Sin is really anything that separates from God, just as darkness is an absence from light. You do not have to create darkness, just remove light. No one needed to create sin in satan, he chose to not receive the light and truth of God which caused this iniquity. Because of this, that later led to pride, rage, treason, murder, etc he was cast down from heaven YET still retained the gifts he was granted in the beginning…namely a certain realm in which to rule until Christ returned to set up His final earthly kingdom.

Does this help explain these questions? I hope so!

Remember, we too have a free choice…Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Pastor Brad

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