You were in Eden


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You were in Eden

Ezekiel 28:11-19 (JDV)

Ezekiel 28:11 The word of Yahveh happened to me. This is what it said:
Ezekiel 28:12 “Son of Adam, sing a dirge for the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Ezekiel 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, diamond, beryl, onyx, jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold; they were prepared on the day you were created.
Ezekiel 28:14 You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You were on the devoted mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
Ezekiel 28:15 From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until guilt was found in you.
Ezekiel 28:16 Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.
Ezekiel 28:17 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 ground; I made you a spectacle before kings.
Ezekiel 28:18 You polluted your devoted places by the magnitude of your iniquities in your dishonest trade. So I made fire come from within you, and it consumed you. I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of everyone watching you.
Ezekiel 28:19 All those who know you among the peoples are appalled at you. You have become an object of horror and will never exist again.'”

You were in Eden

The fall of the king of Tyre is described with language patterned after the fall of Lucifer, the anointed guardian cherub on the devoted mountain of God. The end of the king of Tyre is the same as the end appointed for that fallen angelic being. Just as the king was destroyed when Nebuchadnezzar’s armies destroyed Tyre, so our great enemy will be destroyed “and will never exist again.”

LORD, give us the wisdom to resist the devil so that we will not share his fate.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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