The Mischievous Minister of Music #3

Monday, January 29, 2018

“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created (Ezekiel 28:13 KJV).

Who is this musician, and how did he destroy his ministry?

Verse 12 said he is “full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty;” he was also “in Eden the garden of God” (today’s Scripture). Only four beings were in Eden—God, Adam, Eve, and Satan (Genesis 3:1-8). Ezekiel’s utterances, as the context shows, doubtless refer to Satan.

Satan once had for his “covering,” or coat/robe, “every precious stone” (today’s Scripture). Ezekiel also says, “the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” Satan was created with a body, albeit spiritual (invisible), that had built-in musical instruments—“tabrets” (percussion instruments, like tambourines) and “pipes” (wind instruments, like pipe organs, flutes, whistles, et cetera). Satan was the “anointed cherub that covereth;” his unique spirit-creature body allowed him to be a canopy over God’s throne.

Again: “[15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. [16] By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. [17] Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. [18] 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.”

God’s “anointed cherub” was not content with his original role. Thus we see Satan’s origin….