The faithfulness of God is revealed from eternity past, long before the first angel was created, to eternity future, which will be long after human history has ended. God provided the angelic race with perfect environment and perfect happiness, yet Satan, and one third of the angels, rejected His plan for their lives, and turned on Him. God could have immediately thrown them into the lake of fire, instead He reached out to them, and offered them some form of salvation. In fact, the Scriptures indicate that the entire angelic race eventually fell, but that two thirds of them accepted the deliverance that was offered to them. From this we know that there is no perfect angel, and no angel worthy of our praise and worship, not even Michael who is said to be the greatest of the archangels:
“To which of the angels has He [God the Father] ever said, ‘Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet?’” (HEB 1:13)
Even after Satan and his followers rejected this tremendous manifestation of the grace of God, and were sentenced to the lake of fire, God granted them an appeal trial. As a result, God created a third party to demonstrate His perfect justice and righteousness; and this is man’s role in the angelic conflict. The very fact that Satan, and his demons are still allowed to roam planet earth is a tribute to the faithfulness and justice of God toward His creatures, even the most evil. The only One to ever remain perfectly holy is the Lord Jesus Christ:
I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?" And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals." And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.(REV 5:1-9)
And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. (REV 19:11)
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