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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Behold, thou art wiser
than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: with
thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee
riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures [or "trea–
suries" - RSV] ... and thine heart is lifted up because of thy
riches: therefore thus saith the [Eterna!] God; Because thou hast set
thine heart as the heart of God; behold, therefore
1
will bring
strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations ... they shall bring
thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that
are slain in the midst of the seas" (Ezek. 28:2-8). (Compare with
11 Thessalonians 2:4, speaking of"that man ofsin," "who opposeth
and exalteth himself above all that is called God, ... so that he
as
God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is
God.")
What a Super Being!
But at this point, as in Isaiah 14, the lesser human type lifts toa greater
spirit antitype. Instead ofthe prince ofTyre- a human man- it now
speaks ofthe
KING
ofTyre. This is the same Lucifer.
Ezekiel the prophet continues:
"Moreover, the word of the Lord carne unto me, saying, Son
of man, take up a lamentation upon the
KING
of Tyrus, and say
unto him, Thus saith the (Eterna!] God; Thou sealest up the sum,
full ofwisdom, and perfect in beauty" (verse 11-12).
Please read that again! God would never say anything like
that of a human man. This superb spirit being filled up the sum
total of wisdom, perfection and beauty. He was the supreme pin–
nacle, the masterpiece, of God's creation, as an individually
created being,
the
greatest one in
the almighty
power of God
to create! The tragic thing is that he rebelled against his
Maker!
"Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God" (verse 13). He
had inhabited this earth. His throne was here. "Every precious
stone was thy covering ... the workmanship of thy tabrets and of
thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created"
(verse 13). He was a
created being
-
not born human. He was a
Spirit being -
not
human ftesh. Great genius and skill in music
was created in him. Now that he has become perverted in all