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6 Now there was a day [yowm] when the sons [ben] of God ['elohiym] came [bow'] to present [yatsab] themselves before the LORD [Yahovah], and Satan [satan] came [bow'] also among [tavek] them. KJV-Interlinear
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present
themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. NASB
we are told that periodically, the angels assemble in heaven before God. In Daniel chapter 4, we have studied the
hearing in which Nebuchadnezzar was condemned to obscurity for his
arrogance. His life was evaluated and a
sentence was issued. He was warned of
this in a dream, which Daniel interpreted.
Nebuchadnezzar ignored the warning.
angels in heaven heard the evidence against Nebuchadnezzar and confirmed the
sentence against him. This is one form
of assembly in which angels participate.
And now we know of a periodic assembly in which the sons of God, the
angels who are considered as saved or elect angels, gather together for
also attended the assembly. Satan is one
of the condemned angels. He was
condemned at some point in history prior to humans coming onto the scene.
eternity past God created the angels.
They were all a happy lot. Then
God created the universe. The angels were still one happy family at that point
When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? NASB
verse describes the state of the angels' harmony when the universe was created.
something happened. Lucifer, the
greatest of all of the angels, became arrogant and he wanted to be 'like the
most high.' He rebelled and all of the
angels without exception had their doubts toward God, as to this confrontation.
'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges
trial period of some type was held.
Redemption was offered to the angels and all but one-third of the
angels, returned to God.
And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, NASB
some point, either during the trial or shortly thereafter, Lucifer's name
changed to Satan or the Devil.
means adversary, but this meaning is not simply an opponent, it is in reference
to an opposing legal counsel in a courtroom setting. Satan also means accuser.
other name, devil, means slanderer. The
nature of Satan is such that he accuses and slanders continually.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, 'Now the salvation, and the power,
and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the
accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God
day and night. NASB
the Easton's Bible Dictionary, the following description is obtained:
adversary; accuser. When used as a proper name, the Hebrew word so
rendered has the article 'the adversary' (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7). In the New
Testament it is used as interchangeable with Diabolos, or the devil, and is so
used more than thirty times.
is also called 'the dragon,' 'the old serpent' (Rev 12:9; 20:2); 'the prince of
this world' (John 12:31; 14:30); 'the prince of the power of the air' (Eph
2:2); 'the god of this world' (2 Cor 4:4); 'the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience' (Eph 2:2).
distinct personality of Satan and his activity among men are thus obviously
recognized. He tempted our Lord in the wilderness (Matt 4:1-11). He is 'Beelzebub,
the prince of the devils' (12:24). He is 'the constant enemy of God, of Christ,
of the divine kingdom, of the followers of Christ, and of all truth; full of
falsehood and all malice, and exciting and seducing to evil in every possible
power is very great in the world. He is a 'roaring lion, seeking whom he may
devour' (1 Peter 5:8). Men are said to be 'taken captive by him' (2 Tim 2:26).
Christians are warned against his 'devices' (2 Cor 2:11), and called on to 'resist'
him (James 4:7). Christ redeems his people from 'him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil' (Heb 2:14). Satan has the 'power of death,' not as
lord, but simply as executioner.'
(diabolos), a slanderer, the arch-enemy of man's spiritual interest (Job
1:6; Rev 2:10; Zech 3:1). He is called also 'the accuser of the brethen' (Rev
Lev 17:7 the word 'devil' is the translation of the Hebrew 'sair,' meaning a 'goat'
or 'satyr' (Isa 13:21; 34:14), alluding to the wood-daemons, the objects of
idolatrous worship among the heathen.
Deut 32:17 and Ps 106:37 it is the translation of Hebrew 'shed,' meaning lord,
and idol, regarded by the Jews as a 'demon,' as the word is rendered in the
the narratives of the Gospels regarding the 'casting out of devils' a different
Greek word (daimon) is used. In the time of our Lord there were frequent cases
of demoniacal possession (Matt 12:25-30; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 4:35; 10:18, etc.).'
is the end of the Easton's Bible Dictionary quote.
far we know that Job was an exemplary person. His authentic qualities made his upcoming
adversities, by contrast, all the more severe.
occurrence of this heavenly meeting suggests a constant review, or reporting,
or accounting, or instruction of the activities of the angels as well as the
activities of humanity on earth. God is
going to question Satan regarding Job.
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