No more poignantly or clearly do we reveal our limitations then when we apply our logic or reasoning as if within our conclusions lies ultimate truth. We all do this and it is clearly not a problem for the Lord. But it identifies human hubris at its height. If we do not live and reason with respect to our many limitations than we show how simplistic we are.
I am encouraged because scriptures like Psalms 103:10-14 assure me that GOD knows us all, yet loves. But to conclude that we even know and understand what it means to be loved is laughable. We have only a form of agape love. Despite novels, movies, or songs to the contrary. We are just scraping the surface.
How do we conclude that our definition of good or evil, prayer, love or hate is universally applied? That awareness belongs to GOD. We forget our own place.
First satan is not human. Not given to the same fallen nature to which mankind is condemned. And satan has no desire to be characterized as human. Quite frankly it would represent a huge step backward for him. We have nothing satan wants.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8 kjv.
Even after JESUS had ended his 40 day fast, none of the temptations satan presented indicated he wanted or needed GOD. When you read the last temptation then you understand, satan considers himself a god.
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matthew 4:8-11 kjv.
We are admonished that if a human reaches a certain heart and mindset, we have no place to pray for them. There is no forgiveness. How much more does it apply for an angelic being. One who has already operated in the heavenly places?
“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” Matthew 12:31-32 kjv.
There is so much misery and hate in our world. If we feel compelled to pray, there are innumerable humans who need prayer. Many who will say they do not want your prayers. But we are called to pray for our enemies. Satan is GOD’s enemy. Warfare beyond any we have had to encounter. My goodness, we struggle to pray for the sibling who took the lion share of covers the night before. Why would you pray for one who does not need your prayers, while happily eliminating the human closest to you?
Prayers connect us to Agape love. GOD’s redemptive gift to mankind. I need the prayers to help me love you and myself as GOD intended. I will not be sharing this gift with any angel, fallen or otherwise.