Daily Manna 26th Nov 2020
Here is todays daily manna from Peter Pollock:
Bible in a year: Ezekial 27, 28 , 29 1 Peter 3
Scripture: Ezekial 28: 15: You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.
The lamentation for the angelic king of Tyre ( 28:11-19) is all about Satan! “You were created” not born, you have “been in Eden”, you are the “anointed cherub”, you were upon the “holy mountain”, you were “the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty” and you were “perfect in all your ways” until “iniquity was found in you”. “Your heart was lifted up” because of your beauty and you “corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor”. God’s response to all this is that “I will cast you to the ground” and “I will lay you before kings” and all who knew you “ are astonished at you”. “You have become a horror” and “shall be no more forever”. There is no doubt that the super-natural king of Tyre is Lucifer. Indeed, he was an arch-angel with wide leadership influence. He was wise, perfect and beautiful and you really can’t say that about any human being! Lucifer had also been created, had spent time in Eden and was an anointed cherub helping to administer for God. What happens when we are accorded fame, success, power and authority? It goes straight to our heads! Lucifer got carried away, rebelled against God and the end result was that he and the rebellious angels were put down!
They were cast out as a profane thing from the mountain of God. They had become filled with violence and they were corrupted with deception. But they wielded influence with the “abundance of their trading”. The earthly king of Tyre (28: 1-10) we read about in the first 10 verses, and we see what happens when we gain gold and silver, wisdom and understanding. Wealth lifts our hearts and pride and brings with it all sorts of iniquity. Man becomes jealous, envious and full of spite, violence and anger. We start to think that we are gods because of the power that comes with riches and it all becomes a rather big mess, with the “rich always governing the poor”, and the” borrower always being servant to the lender”. But all this is going to end sometime. The sanctuaries have been defiled by the multitude of iniquities but God will bring fire, devour it all and turn it to ashes. And everybody will be astonished at what they see exposed before their very eyes. Lucifer has become a horror but finally one day he shall be no more because every knee shall bow and tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord!