I always see Satan depicted as this red, horned, hideous-looking creature, when in all actuality he is one of the most beautiful of all of God’s creation. Ezekiel 28 tells us that Satan was “the anointed cherub.” These statements by God referring to Lucifer show him to be the most exalted creature that God created. God says of him, “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.” Satan was the wisest creature God ever created. No other angel, no other being was created with the intelligence and beauty that God gave to him. The Bible tells us that this creation is “perfect in beauty.” Apart from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Lucifer was the highest being created.
2 Corinthians 11:14 “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”.
As humans we often make the mistake and judge or determine a value on a person according to their outward appearance. Based on physical appearance alone, Jesus would lose to Lucifer as the Bible tells us in Isaiah 53:2 “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”
Yet the account of Satan in the Bible tells of the beauty of Lucifer. Ezekiel 28:17 “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.”
Satan is perfect in beauty on the outside, yet ugly and grotesque on the inside. We read in Isaiah that physically Jesus has no beauty in His appearance to attract us to him, but because of His love and grace, men and women have been drawn to Him since He died on a rugged cross for our sins over 2000 years ago. Our Lord redefines the word beauty, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
We value appearance greatly, but maybe God doesn’t so much. I know that with my simple mind, I many times look on the outward appearance of man when I should look more on the inward.
With the same deceit of a harlot, Satan entices the world with his beauty and cunning behavior. He shows us what we want to see and hear, instead of the reality of what is before us, deceiving us toward our own downfall. On the other hand, Jesus shows us truth of life, all the while reminding us that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and He will guide us as we make our way through the storms of life, no matter how ugly the road looks before us. As a result, humanity places a value on beauty that Satan himself has designed. We see evidence of this in media tabloids, in movies, and in magazines across the world – another deceit of the devil himself.
Peter puts everything in perspective – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3:3-4)
I am asking God to help me remind me daily, what true beauty is. The beauty that each of us shares is that we are wonderfully made by His hand, each one of us His own personal masterpiece, transformed by Christ Jesus – It doesn’t get much more beautiful than that.
While we are on the subject of the Devil, I am sharing a piece “If I were the Devil”, written by Paul Harvey, and recorded and broadcast in 1965. His words, eerily prophetic over 50 years ago – now ring true. The transcript of the broadcast is below with the video.
“If I Were the Devil” is an essay popularized by syndicated columnist Paul Harvey.
If I were the devil … if I were the prince of darkness, I would want to engulf the whole world in darkness.
I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population; I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — thee.
I would set about, however necessary, to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first, and I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.”
To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince the children that man created God instead of the other way around. I’d confide that what’s bad is good and what’s good is “square”. And I would teach the old to pray after me, “Our Father, which are in Washington…” Then, I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors on how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction.
I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil, I’d soon have families at war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves until each, in its turn, was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.
If I were the devil, I would encourage the schools to refine young intellect but neglect to discipline emotions. I’d tell teachers to let those students run wild. And before you knew it, you’d have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
Within a decade, I’d have prisons overflowing and judges promoting pornography.
Soon, I would evict God from the courthouse and the schoolhouse and then from the houses of Congress.
In His own churches, I would substitute psychology for religion and defy science. I’d lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money.
If I were the devil, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle. If I were the devil, I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. I bet I could get whole states to promote.
I would caution against “extremes” in hard work, in patriotism and in moral conduct. I’d convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, and that what you see on television is the way to be and gambling as the way to get rich.. And, thus, I could undress you in public and lure you into bed with diseases for which there are no cures.
In other words, if I were the devil, I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.
- Give Me More of Christ Not the Devil (conmakhalira.wordpress.com)
- IT IS COMING TO PASS -Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation) 1965 (itmakessenseblog.com)
- It came to pass (1) (vanguardngr.com)
- All Fallen Angels Are Devils: in Christ You Have the Victory (raptureimminent.wordpress.com)
Categories: Bible, Bible Verses and Scriptures, Cross, God, Jesus, Prophecy
I listened to Paul Harvey on the radio when I was a child and grew up with him through the years. I always loved him. Thanks.
Me too Larry…He was the best….darrell
You have to admit – sadly – that satan is doing a pretty good job. His end is coming, but while there is still time, we must step up our activities to combat his. We must be more committed than ever to be at all times tuned to Holy Spirit’s voice and be ready to obey Him as we encounter people in all walks of life with the light of the Good News and the love, grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.
We are one day closer!
Amen i say Amen..Thanks for posting Blessings Darrell
This post was fabulous. It’s exactly what is going on now, in bigger form and fashion than ever. God bless you for posting the truth, sir. I’ve shared it with the G+ public. Amen.
Thanks Sharon – I appreciate you stopping by and sharing. Blessings in Christ Darrell
Lucifer is God’s greatest creation, indeed. Symbol of perfection and beauty, indeed. His draw mine curiosity, his draw my desire. Perhaps one of the reasons i respect God is for creating Lucifer. He’s the Devil, he’s the horror that force human do good thing. Without him i fear, there’s no good in the world. I, who is an inhabitant of the dark, thank him for the light he give.
Despite the words i used, do not get me wrong. I am not his apostle or God’s. I stand between them as the human i am, who support diversity, freewill and uniqueness. As the one who take no side, i feel sympathy for him, the poor child, whose pride is his own sin. The poor child who is without love and still didn’t realise how pitiful he is.
I thank you for the wise thought you have, for your writing. May your Lord guide you in the Light and protect you in the dark. I wish fortune smile upon you and no sadness shall come to your house.
If we are any way responsible for what is around us , then please contemplate the exact opposite of the above. Please. Take joy in it and then watch are Lord get to work.
Thank you for sharing Steve – Blessings in Christ -Darrell
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This article was truly amazing from beginning to end and I can not thank you enough for posting it. I have saved it to my cellular device and will share this post with many. Outstanding!
Thank you Michelle, blessings to you in Christ, Darrell
Thank you Stephen, Blessings to you in Christ, Darrell
Great article and it is playing out just as said.
Those are very beautiful thoughts.. Thank you.
I mean, people are scared when they read or hear the words “Satan – Devil – Lucifer”, at the beining I was scared too… but then I realize, that – like everything like creativity, intelligence, wisdom, optimis – Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
even if I still have few doubts… Thanks anyway
“I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. I bet I could get whole states to promote”- Well you can relax Mr. Harvey, we live in a “take from the poor and give to the rich” country. Social programs are slashed in order to fund more tax cuts for the wealthy because it “promotes economic growth”, never mind that some economists say more money should go the poor/middle classes because they, in turn, will buy more, which stimulates the economy. In our age, we take from those “that want” and give it to those “that have”, until those that want kill themselves, turn to drugs /other crimes for recreational activities or to climb out of their poverty, and now “those that have” are secretly funding the trafficking in order to have more. Heaven knows I may die for saying this like this on the internet. Big Brother ,aka the wealthy elite, really runs the show in America. You have to be careful with what you type now. Celebrities/politicians/ millionaires/billionaires get a slap on the wrist for committing crimes like rape/murder/drug possession/ect, meanwhile a poor person will die in prison for said crimes. We took from those “that wanted” and gave to those “that have” when we bailed out the “too big to fail” banks. What did a lot of them do with that money? Oh yeah, they bought private jets, expensive vacations, company cars yachts , high priced hookers aka “mistresses” and then, sadly, they had to downsize , which put a lot of those “that want” out of work. “I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. I bet I could get whole states to promote”- I was on board until I realized that you’re leaning towards the ” don’t take mah money !! It’s my muunnayy !! , Ohhh a tax break because I’m rich? Yah gimme that money!!” philosophy.
He is correct about a lot of things but if you’re going to thump the bible, Jesus once told a wealthy man to give all of his possessions to the poor and follow him. The rich guy couldn’t do that. How many rich people would be willing to give away 1/20th of their fortune? “I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. I bet I could get whole states to promote- well Mr. Harvey, Jesus taught us to give to the less fortunate. Do you want to know why he was killed? He ticked off the wealthy, elite of that day and age. Would you classify Jesus as a “hippy” or a “commy”? A lot of people in the elite class would and they would use the media in order to manipulate the lower classes/uneducated into thinking the way they want.
it the reality of the lucifer pic?
I was trying to write a short post on convincing some people who believe the devil is ugly SO I came online to get more points and then bumped into this. This is lovely. I have been blessed sir. The first paragraph buttresses my point better. Please permit me to share sir. Thank you!