looking through Scripture we see that God created humanity in His image. We also find the Seraphim, a fascinating possibility for Angels and Demons. The council of God are Seraphim who surround Him. They are also referred to as sons of God, rulers and authorities, or sometimes God's divine council. Genesis chapter one refers to the sun, moon, and stars. They are referred to as signs, meaning their divine status points to God's divine status.
I don't want to get too far into the weeds here. This all points to celestial being created to point to God's glory. Now, humanity is created from the dirt of the earth, but elevated above the heavenly beings. Psalms chapter eight emphasizes man's elevation. In Hebrews (1:4-14) the writer also highlights how God had elevated humanity. He did this through His son, Jesus. God planned to rule with humanity and made humanity rulers over the works of His hands. We are created to rule and manage the earth. In Hebrew the word work is closely tied to the word for worship.
You can see why these Seraphim may become jealous. They shone in the sky, but God chose humanity made from dirt to be Sons and Daughters of God most high. Those who fell in rebellion became demons. They were the adversary. The Satan is not a proper noun or name, it is a designation of adversary. There are many adversaries to humanity and they are known as the rulers and authorities, the dark powers of this world. Jesus, in his death gave humanity power over these powers through sonship and his representation in heaven at the right hand of the Father. This is why Jesus' humanity and divinity is so important.
Now, what this means for us today is the motivation behind the adversaries in this world. It is to bring humanity to a lowly state. To bring chaos where God brought order. They revel in our destruction and attempts to live in our own wisdom of right and wrong. When we abandon the overflowing love of God, and His abundance, they find great joy. They mock us and feed off our fear.
I tell you this, because we have no need to fear through Jesus Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). We will prosper and fill the world with abundance to the glory of God. My heart is often distressed when I see the violence, vengeance, and deceit around me. When friends conspire to bring others down, or jealousy fuels arguments and rage. The enemy has lost, but has determined to bring humanity to its lowest and foil the Kingdom's fulfillment. Similar to Job, I imagine the adversary comes into the presence of God drawing attention to the gossip and violence we inflict on one another. The vile conversations we often hold at our dinner tables at someone's expense. We fear our insecurities and point fingers rather than working together.
It's not impossible to be better. We have been given the strength and tools through Jesus Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). We are without excuse. We cannot plead ignorance and continue to destroy with our words, gossip, and rumors. We must hold ourselves accountable to the mission we have been called. We better this world through sacrifice and embracing what we are uncomfortable and intimidated by. I appeal to you, as I do to myself, be better. We have more to live for than the verbal destruction of one another. We have been gifted with so much, it is our task to manage and rule in a way that brings glory to God.
Be God's glory. Be the Sons and Daughters Jesus died to make us. Be the good in a dark world.
Outshine the stars.