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Ezekiel 28:13-15

The Word identifies the first liar as the one we learn to call the devil. Ezekiel is used to reveal much about the origin of the "anointed cherub". The king of Tyrus seems to have the same traits as we come to see in Satan, devil, etc. Ezekiel 28:13-15 shows us he was originally very beautiful. His tabrets (perhaps settings for these gems; as well as his pipes (a part of the back drop for the stones) were obviously also a thing of beauty. Vs. 17 of Ezekiel shows him being conceited. He corrupted his wisdom - - - and was cast down to the ground. Vs.18 describes him as defiling multitudes by his iniquities.

The Pharisees and other factions of the Jesus' day were branded by Jesus as having the devil as their father. This verse also brands the devil as the father of lies and liars, John 8:44.

Jesus, who was there, tells us of Satan being cast out of heaven. He describes it as being fast and furious - - - like lightning.

His first effects on mankind came about in the garden of Eden. Here we find two persons, the first couple, were in a setting of bliss. "The tempter", (Matthew 4:3) approached to Eve first, Genesis 3:1-6. His first recorded lie was a half truth, vs.1. Eve corrected him, vss. 2-3. Satan, in the form of a serpent, blatantly lied in vs.4. He subtantiates it by casting a doubt on what God meant. As Paul Harvey would say ". . . and now for the rest of the story."

Even though depraved mankind has perfected the art of lying, it is still prevalent.

Revelation 21:8 states "all liars" among others will be cast into the lake of fire. Satan, too, will be cast into that lake of fire and brimstone, Revelation 20:10.

Fortunately, liars as well as all other sinners can be saved by repenting for thier acts, believing on the blood of Jesus, to save them from their sins. Reader, are you under the blood? DDH.

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