May 27, 2018
Satan has always desired to be worshiped and we see this wicked ambition exposed in Isaiah 14: 12 – 14:
12“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! 13“But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
In his desire to be worshiped, he counterfeits God and creates his own Christ, whom we know of as the Antichrist. Oftentimes we see the meaning of this word as “AGAINST CHRIST”, when it could also mean “IN PLACE of Christ”.
In this chapter and section, we shall see Satan at work behind the scenes in his desire for universal worship. Satan had always been at odds and will continue to be at odds with God and His Christ and this hatred and constant striving against God is reflected in Chapter 12.