Isaiah 14 and Satan

Isaiah 14 and Satan

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There is a teaching which says that Isaiah 14 truly has only to do with the King of Babylon, and has nothing to do specifically with Satan. For example, Dr. Peter Gentry Professor of OT interpretation Southern Seminary concerning Isaiah 14 has said: “In conclusion, this [Is 14] does not really give us any information about the fall of Satan.”.  [1.] From here Gentry makes a reverse parallel of Isaiah 14 with David’s lament with Saul (2 Samuel 1). He also says Isaiah 14 must have similarities with the Athtar myth that are supposed to be understood by the King of Babylon as a prophecy of his future demise, but in this case with the true God. In this Canaanite myth Athtar tries to take the throne of the chief God Baal and fails.

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Commentary on Isaiah:

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Isaiah 14:2ff “the house of Israel shall possess … in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids … whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. … the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve etc.” Biblically speaking, this has to do with a simple basic tenet of Scripture. And that is that which is found from Genesis 3:15; 4:7 to Revelation 19:20; 21:4; 22:15 which tells of the people of God being freed from slavery to rule over their enemies——-which ultimately can only be defined being freed from the world the flesh and the devil.

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Isaiah 14:13-14 “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.” More information about Satan is found here, where we can understand that Adam, Satan, and even the king of Babylon have all fallen because of the sin to be like the most High. This is that sin of simply living like God and His laws do not exist and judging things in your own way. And this is what Psalm 1 and Psalm 2 most clearly addresses. Today this sin is so commonplace no one thinks it is a sin. Christians and the heathen alike both think that they have the right to impose their will. Rather Christ has set us free from the bondage of sin and death so that we may freely do His will, we are no longer in bondage to the world the flesh and the Devil. John 8:31-41 says:

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Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

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In this case the religious rulers of the day could not understand this, that they too were being set free from bondage. They simply assumed that that was a God given right based on principles but not practice by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Concerning identifying Baal worship today see Jonathan Cahn: The Arch Of Baal In Washington D.C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnCGN7ZlPTM

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Notes:

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1    Is the Fall of Satan really described in the Bible? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzSHFiVsUGU&t=437s

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1  Ezekiel 28.  Likewise says “Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; …”  Unbelievably Gentry also thinks Ezekiel is only about an earthly king in self same video.

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