In our life group we are studying the music of God. Last night we had a very interesting discussion about the music angel, whom God designed and created perfectly beautiful and flawlessly musical. He appointed and anointed him to a place of prominence and preeminence and placed him in a conspicuous place above His throne.

You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire." (Ezekiel 28:14 NAS). But darkness lurked in the handsome, multi-talented and anointed cherub which eventually brought about the celestial musician’s demise and the corruption of the entire human race.

This music cherub was anointed to serve in music before God’s throne and covered it with worship. One day in the midst of the majestic music Lucifer’s thoughts drifted to his own beauty and ability and became filled with pride (Ezekiel 28:17).

God said to him, “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned” Ezekiel 28:16a.

Trading here means talebearer and gossip. It is someone who brings false accusations. Trading, merchandising or peddling is the action of gossiping, or sharing secrets by flattering others with lies. Lucifer would walk among the stones of fire (angels) sowing discord and discontent posturing himself for a revolt against God. He had an agenda and would manipulate others for his own purpose.

Because of Lucifer’s frequent trafficking, he became filled with violence corrupting others, violating them with His forceful manipulation and lies. "Therefore,” God said, “I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub…" Ezekiel 28:16b Like throwing a snake out of the house, God cast the dragon out of the kingdom of God and thrust him to the earth below.

“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth,and his angels were thrown down with him.” Revelation 12:9

Today, this dragon goes about the earth trafficking his lies, accusations and manipulations to torment and terrorized God’s little darlings. He hates humans who were made in God’s image and will eventually take his place before the throne in musical worship. He and his demons now prowl the earth doing violence sowing their lies and manipulations.

Ephesians 6:11 says, “stand against the wiles of the devil.” Wiles means deceit, or trickery by using methods or plans. Satan has strategies that he is scheming against you. But good news greater is the Spirit of God in you than in the spirit of darkness in the world. Put on all the war equipment God has provided to you may, “stand against the wiles (crafty deception and trickery) of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11).

I want to encourage you with two things. One, be wise and discerning of what the fallen angel is up to. He is a puppet master behind the scenes and behind people, moving in stealth, scheming and manipulating to destroy you. The Bible says the dragon makes war, or does violence, with God’s people (Revelation 12:17)—that includes you.

Secondly, I encourage you to stand and fight. Expose Lucifer for what he is—a liar and deceiver. Use your weapons of prayer, praise and God’s word. If you are going through a battle stand your ground and fight. Also let us know what you are battling and we will stand with you and fight in prayer.

Praying for you this week

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