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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
thinking, acting and being, he is the real author of modern per–
verted music - of discordant moans, squawks, shrieks, wails - un–
happy, discouraged moods. Think of all the supreme talent,
ability, and potential in a being created with such capacities. And
all perverted! All gone sour- all dissipated, turned to hatred, de–
struction, hopelessness!
Yet, take courage. The awesome human potential, ifwe care
enough about it to
resist
Satan's wiles and evils and discour–
agements and to persevere in
God's way,
is infinitely superior and
higher than Lucifer's - even as created,
before
he turned to rebel–
lion and iniquity!
But continuing the particular revelation of this crucially im–
portant missing dimension in knowledge: "Thou art the anointed
cherub that covereth; and 1 have set thee so," says God ofthis Lu–
cifer. This takes us back to the twenty-fifth chapter of Exodus.
where God gave Moses the pattern for the Ark of the Covenant.
The description begins with verse 10, and verses 18-20 show, in
the material pattern, the two cherubs who were stationed at each
end of the very throne of God in heaven - the throne of the gov–
ernment of God over the entire universe. The wings of the two
cherubim covered the throne of God.
Trained at Universe Headquarters
This Lucifer, then, had been stationed at the very throne of God.
He was trained and experienced in the administration of the gov–
ernment of God. God chose such a being, well-experienced and
trained, to be the king ruling the government of God over the
angels who inhabited the whole earth.
Continue: " ... thou wast upon the holy mountain of God;
thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."
This is not talking about any human being. But continue: "Thou
wast perfect in thy
ways
from the day that thou wast created, till
iniquity [lawlessness] was found in thee" (Ezek. 28: 15). He had
complete knowledge, understanding and wisdom. But he also was
given full powers of reasoning, thinking, making decisions, making
his choice. And, with all this foreknowledge - even of results and
consequences- this superb being, the highest that even God could
create by fiat, turned to rebeIlion against his Maker -against the way