In my life here on earth, it is apparent to me that the question on everyone’s mind is: “WHAT was God thinking when He created Satan?” People, saved and unsaved alike across the globe from every generation can’t seem to help but wonder why God would create such wickedness as Lucifer in the first place. We question, “Why? Why would He? Why would a loving, holy, merciful God do such a preposterous thing?” and these are valid questions, to be sure.
Many respond with “well God doesn’t want us to know such things. We just have to trust Him.” Now I agree, of course, with the fact that we are to trust prior to knowledge, but God does in fact want us to seek so that we may find. We don’t need to wander around aimlessly ignorant of His plan. Although we will never know His plan in full while here on earth, He does want us to know much. So it is with why God created Lucifer knowing what he would wreak havoc on both heaven and earth. I, like most of you, wanted to know; hence the penning my first book, What Was God Thinking: Why Adam Had to Die.
“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars.” (II Chronicles 16:9, NAS).”
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8, NAS).”
“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (I Corinthians 6:17, NAS).”
With just the three Scriptures listed above, we see that God seeks oneness; to draw near to us; or in short, to have someone, some being, with whom He can commune just as you and I have earthly relationships with loved ones. After all, we are created in His image. By deduction, we can see that if we desire close relations with fellow humans, originally it is God who earnestly desired true, tender, sincere relationships.
The dilemma God had in the beginning was that He was just present; He was here before there was anything else – and He was lonely. God cannot commune with anything less than He; not with anything flawed or imperfect, yet He could not replicate Himself since God is not a created being. You see the problem, don’t you? Basically speaking, God was alone therefore He was lonely. In His loneliness He needed a creation with whom He could freely commune and relate. But who? Where? What? How? What to do, what to do?
We’ll pick up here next week! If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!
Alexys V. Wolf