In the second part of our series on “Angels” we focus on yet another angel related subject albeit a tragic one…
Can any study on the angels, be ever complete without a mention about this colossal, cosmic “angelic tragedy”?
“How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world, For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’ Instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead, down to its lowest depths.” (Isa 14:12-15)
It indeed is one of the most saddest ironies (thanks Shakespeare for the poetic licence…hmmm… “the most unkindest cut” and all that) of the Creation history…when one angel obviously endowed with very high responsibility bloated itself that it was relegated to the point of being condemned forever (Isa 14:12-15/Ezekiel 28:14-15). Now this angel had his cronies amongst the angelic clan, and for them, too, was reserved the same judgment of one day being condemned into the Hell-fire. Of the total angelic population, it is said that 1/3rd of them tragically joined hands with the main conspirator (Rev 12:4…Stars of Heaven and Angels are always used in one breath in the Scripture…Job 38:7/Judges 5:20) and reaped a “bitter harvest”.
Following the spotless creation and the subsequent fall of hitherto sinless man into sin (originally designed to rule this World)…the pristine World has since come under the grip of the Fallen one and his stooges as per the Sovereign will of the Sovereign Holy God. It will remain that way till the release comes, to a great extent during the Millennial reign, and completely one day when the New Heavens and New Earth are created (Rom 8:20-22/Dan10:13/John 14:30/Rev 20,21).
Many of these fallen angels are divinely-permitted to go around (Luke 8:31) a while before the Final day of condemnation arrives (Rev 20:10). The main conspirator with his stooges are still permitted to enter the Heavenly portals (Job 1:6/2:1) as per the Sovereign will of God till the day of their permanent exit from Heavenly realm would arrive (Rev 12:7-8).
Prayer: Father, what a lesson we learn from the Scriptures on what damage pride can do…always endow us with the mind of your Son …our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
An unworthy servant
J and SM Ministries
(To access the entire “Angelic…All the Way!” mini-series, please click here.)