Friday 7th August 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Isaiah 14:1-24
Topic:- How God Created Lucifer 
Where would His dwelling be now? The faithful hosts accompanied reverent His mysterious steps of abandonment, which seemed to reveal a difficult future, of suffering and humiliation.
Would the rebels occupy the divine throne, desecrating it as the domain of sin? This inquiry tortured the hearts of the subjects of the Eternal.
Leaving His beloved City, the Lord of light led Himself, in the midst of the glories of the Universe, in the direction of the immense abyss, which he had silenced until then. There He stopped once more, muted, while he seemed to read in the darkness a future of great struggles.
Faced with the suffering of the Eternal, expressed in the sadness of His countenance, the faithful could finally understand the meaning of that mysterious abyss: it consisted of a symbolic representation of the kingdom of rebellion.
In the saddened face of God there was, finally, a glow that encouraged the faithful. Raising the powerful arms in the dark, he ordered loudly: “Let there be light.”
Immediately, the light of His presence flooded the deep abyss and, triumphing over darkness, revealed an unfinished world, covered by crystalline waters.
With that gesture, the Eternal began a great battle for the claim of His government of light; battle of love against selfishness; of justice against injustice; of humility against pride; of freedom against slavery; of life against death.
Battle that, without truce, would extend until, at the desired dawn, the divine King could return victorious to the holy Mount Zion, where, enthroned in the midst of the praises of the redeemed, he would reign forever in perfect peace.
The darkness, in its escape, pointed towards the final annihilation of the rebellion. The abundant waters that covered that world, hitherto hidden, symbolized the eternal life that for the faithful would be conquered by the love that everything sacrifices.
The revealed world was the earth. Visited by darkness and light, she would be the stage of the great struggle. The faithful rejoiced at the triumph of the light on that first day, when darkness in their fury rolled over the planet, succumbing it in dense darkness.
The light, which seemed defeated, was reborn victorious in a beautiful dawn. Upon scratching the light of a second day, the Eternal ordered: “There is an expansion in the midst of the waters, and there is separation between water and waters.”
Immediately, the heat of His light caused an immense amount of steam to rise from the waters, enveloping the planet in a blanket of indigo transparency.
Thus the atmosphere arose, with its perfect mixture of gases that would be essential for the life that would soon crown the planet. The Creator, contemplating the expansion, called it “heavens.” The atmosphere, which filled the earth with brightness, darkened as the twilight of another sunset ensued.
Prayer Point:- I refuse to follow the advice of Satan, no, never in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.