12. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13. For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
What hatred? What you just read was the begining of true hatred. Satan had determined that He would exalt himself above his creator, God. This tragic mistake on his behalf literaly caused him his eternal life in heaven. Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”. And how great the fall of Satan.
After being lifted up in himself, and then being brought down by God, and having no way of repenting and regaining His place in heaven, Satan now has an unequaled hatred for God, and anyone who would love and obey Him. This obesience is what Satan wanted for himself, and only received it from that third of the fallen angels that were cast out with Him. II Peter 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved into judgement;”. Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”. These fallen angles also have an hatred for God that causes them to defy His soverign rule.
So now for Satan and these fallen angles, what better way to show thier hatred for God than to attack, destroy, and pervert everything that God has created. Remember Satan has not created anything in heaven or earth. The only way he can seem to create something, is by taking that that God has created an changing it into something that it is not ment to be. Besides attacking humanity, men and women, who God has created in His image, he wants to attack them from within the fellowship of the Saints, the Church.
Satan’s hatred for God is unequaled, and it is this same hateful spirit that drives humanity to rebell against Him, God. To the unsaved, the heathen, the pagan, their refusal to receive His grace and Mercy through his son Jesus is in itself the same act that caused Satans demise. The great blessing for those in this time is that they still have an opportunity to be saved from that judgement that Satan and the fallen angles can not escape.
As for the church, when it brings in the sinful ways of the world to entice people to join, for other false motives, or to be politically correct and appease those who may have attacked them, then the church must remember, that is exactly what Satan wants to do, that is to change the church from what it is suppose to be. God is Holy, and expects His church to be Holy, I Peter 1:15&16; “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy”. This “conversation” means, in all ways of life. Satan cannot be holy so the only thing He can do is pervert what God has made to be holy. Homosexuality in the church perverts the church, unless those that are there, are there for the purpose of being delivered from it. The act of a man lying with a man, and a woman with a woman is an abomination unto God, and that will never change. He will turn His face away from that person unless they are there seeking Him for deliverance. There cannot truly be a Pastor or Minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ that denies God’s ability to deliver both him and the other from their sin. And then encourages them to continue in their sin without of the fear of judgment. Homosexual churches are a perversion of what God has made to be holy.
Racially divided churches are no better. I as a Black man, I should be able to go into any church that preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ, no matter the racial make up, and be welcomed. The Reverend Wrights, and the KKK Grand Dragons of society that profess to be godly men are perversions in the church. They bring hatred and division into society. This division and hatred is perversion. God is not a respect of persons.
In both of this cases it is the hatred Satan has for God, and those that follow Him, that allows him to deceive those in the church that are performing these acts into believing they are doing what is right.
In order to see beyond the deception, and recognize the perversions, we most first understand the great hatred Satan has for God. As previously stated, it is unequaled. The hatred is deep, dark, ugly, nasty, vindictive, and if it had a scent, of a foul stench that lingers. This hatred from Satan is such, that not even if it were possible, the death of God would be enough. He would have to do away with you and me also, and everything that God hath created of things in heaven, and things in the earth, and things under the earth. This leads me to believe that the hatred Satan has even extends to himself. What Hatred!