you know what Satan did in the first earth age?
It is revealed to us in Revelation 12:4.
is the reason that you and I are here on this earth,
in these flesh bodies, today!
Rev. 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven,
and did cast them to the earth:
and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered,
for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
There's now big trouble
in God's family!
One third of His children have forsaken Him.
Our Father then held the first judgment of one of His sons, Lucifer.
And He sentenced him to "perish", to die the 2nd Death in the lake of fire.
So you can see there was a price to pay for sin even in the "world that then was".
That price was death!
Satan's sentence is so recorded in Ezekiel 28:
Ezekiel 28:18-19 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities,
by the iniquity of thy traffick;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee,
it shall devour thee,
and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:
thou shalt be a terror,
and never shalt thou be any more.
He's as good as dead which
is why he is also called "death",
to whom some of you will be delivered up to.
But our loving Father
did not judge the rest of His children,
because the penalty for those found guilty would be death also!
your children to die is not something anyone would want to do.
So He postponed that judgment until after the Millennium,
after His plan to salvage His children,
His plan of salvation, was fulfilled.
He would make man,
to dwell in flesh bodies fashioned after the very likeness of themselves,
and yet be born innocent,
which is WITHOUT knowledge of the world that then was.
way they could be free from interference to chose
whether to love God or once again follow Satan's tail.
the penalty for sin would still be death and so our Father,
in His infinite love for His children,
decided to pay the price Himself,
to DIE FOR US, in our stead,
that we might be redeemed to Him and love Him as He so wants His children to do.
Is that not the most awesome thing you've ever heard?
Those of you who have
children know full well
that you cannot order or command or decree by law that your children love you.
It must come from their
And so it is with our Father and we His children.
price has been paid.
We can live eternally with Him,
if we'll turn to Him and love Him,
for He first loved us and He still does.
What say ye?
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