Bible Trivia Saturday: The First One To Sin (Answer)

QUESTION:

Who was the first one to be deceived in Scripture?


ANSWER:

Ezekiel 28:11-17 (Emphasis added)

11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre (The king of Tyre was used as a double entendre. It was directed to the king and the one behind himand say to him: This is what the Lord God says:

You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty (The description shifts to that of the king of Tyre to a creature who at one point was sinless –perfection).

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold; they were prepared on the day you were created (The creature preexisted humanity and was adorned with beauty when created).

14 You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones (The creature is now identified as an angel, one who had the highest position amongst the other angels. His duty was to guard the Throne of God – the holy mountain of God).

15 From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you (This guardian cherub was righteous until he sinned against God whom he guarded).

16 Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned (Here the passage is directed to both individuals, the king of Tyre, and the cherub because the context demands it as seen in the second half of the passage. The king of Tyre became rich and powerful through trade verses 4-5 and was exalted and regarded himself as a god, see verse 1 of the same chapter. The word “trade” in Hebrew also means “traffic” which gives the understanding that the guardian cherub was selling something amongst the other angels. It wasn’t material goods but most likely was promises of higher positions as angels were created for specific positions in heaven).
So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones (This passage unveils the guardian cherub’s identity who is mentioned in the verses above as Satan or as he was called before his fall, Lucifer –shinning morning starIsaiah 14:12. This interpretation is revealed in Luke 10:18 which says, He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash).

17 Your heart became proud because of your beauty; For the sake of your splendor you corrupted your wisdom. So I threw you down to the earth; I made you a spectacle before kings (Just like Satan who became proud because of his beauty and splendor meaning his glory, so was the king of Tyre which revealed what was behind him and showed Satan’s characteristics through the king. The king was being used by Satan for darkness and Ezekiel exposed this unfaithful cherub who abandoned God and deceived himself for his beauty and glory and now was deceiving the king of Tyre).

Satan was the first one who was deceived into thinking that he was able to overthrow God from His throne and take His place. Allowing pride and haughtiness because of his beauty to enter into his heart which deluded his mind and prompted him to deceive himself. He is the father of all deception because he was its first victim. 

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Verse By Verse Through Revelation (15:1-5)

Revelation-15

1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

These 7 plagues which are the Bowls in Revelation 16 that will be brought by the angels of God, are the final judgments that will satisfy God’s righteous anger towards sinful humanity.


2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.

“sea of glass mingled with fire” is a reference to God’s throne, see Revelation 4:6.

The believers who went through the great tribulation and did not accept the mark of the beast (666) or his name were given the honor to sing a song of praise in God’s presence.


3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!

The song of Moses is a reference to having victory through God’s Mighty Power. If you go to Exodus 14, it takes you back to the time when God split the sea in two like two walls on either side. The Israelites passed through but the Egyptians were killed when the waters came back down on them. The LORD saved Israel that day and because of such a great deliverance from the Lord, Moses and the people sang a song of praise to God Almighty (Exodus 15).

In the same way, the believers who died in the great tribulation for not receiving the mark of the beast by being faithful to Jesus Christ through His power, they now show gratitude for their eternal rest in heaven and sing praises in God’s honor.


4 Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Verse 4 could be in reference to Christ’s millennial reign


5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened

“the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven” refers to God’s Temple in heaven. See Revelation 11:19.

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (12:6-10)

Michael vs Satan

6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be fed there for 1,260 days.

In verses 1-5, the woman mentioned was Mary as the context went back in time to the dramatic scene of King Herod who Satan used to try to kill Jesus when He was an infant. Now the scene jumps all the way to a future not yet come which is the great tribulation. Here the woman represents Israel meaning the Jewish people who fled by way of help into a safe place, away from the Antichrist for 3 1/2 years.

Most likely this event, the Jews fleeing, will occur when the Antichrist puts his image in the corner of the third temple in the middle of the great tribulation or the last 3 1/2 years.

In Matthew 24:15-18 it sheds light to that event which says, 15 “So when you see the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand), 16 “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains! 17 A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house. 18 And a man in the field must not go back to get his clothes.

According to the Book of Zechariah, not all of the Jewish people will escape or survive as seen in Zechariah 13:1-5 which says, A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided in your presence. 2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go out to fight against those nations as He fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.


7 Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels also fought,

While the Antichrist is trying to destroy Israel and proclaim to all the people that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4) so that he can be worshipped, the scene then changes to a climactic scene of the final spiritual battle that takes place in heaven.

This is Satan’s ultimate goal since the very beginning, to take full unlimited control of earth as well as the kingdom of God in heaven. There are two major battles going on for pure domination. Satan and his fallen angels go to make war in heaven against Michael, the chief prince, and his angels. Here we see that Satan wants to make into reality what was said about him saying in Isaiah 14:12-14 which says, 12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’


8 but he could not prevail, and there was no place for them in heaven any longer.

Satan unquestionably was no match for Michael, the chief prince, and his angels. The red dragon was defeated and permanently was kicked out of heaven.


9 So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

This verse makes it clear who the dragon was which the title “ancient serpent” reveals that Satan was the one who deceived Eve in the garden (Genesis 3). Satan and his fallen angels are the ones responsible for all deceptions that have occurred on earth through false religion, atheism, and the occult.


10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
The salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Messiah
have now come,
because the accuser of our brothers
has been thrown out:
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.

After the defeat of the red dragon and his fallen angels, there is a celebration that takes place in heaven, giving glory to God the Father and God the Son because justice and judgment are quickly approaching to take place against the devil for all that he has done.