The Bible

The Perfect Being

Under the figure of “King of Tyrus,” Ezekiel declares that this great created being “had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.” “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him,

‘Thus says the Lord God: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.”

15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.

1 Ezekiel 28:12–19 describes Satan’s original state as the anointed cherub who was not only a created being, but created perfect (vss. 12-13). He enjoyed the highest position and honor in the presence of God (28:14, 16).

Further, Isaiah spoke of him as Lucifer, “star of the morning , son of the dawn” – Isaiah 14:12-15.

He was on the holy mountain of God and every precious stone was his covering. He was set there as “the anointed covering cherub” by God and walked up and down in the midst of stones of fire. He was perhaps the appointed guardian of the holiness of God, probably over this original planet earth.

6 By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.

17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor . . .” Ezekiel 28:12