I heard a statement the other day that has had a profound impact on me! We were watching a movie…I can’t even remember what it was now, but this one phrase really stuck with me. It said, and I quote: “Once darkness gets a taste of light, it will not stop until it swallows the sun.”
I told my husband, Mike, “Wow! That’s how it was with Satan! Before he was called Satan, he was known as Lucifer. He got a taste of God’s Power and the glories of heaven…and wanted it all for himself. Remember the verses that say…
“Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the signet of perfection, 25full of wisdom and 26perfect in beauty.
13 You were in 27Eden, the garden of God; 28every precious stone was your covering, 29sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire,30emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. 31On the day that you were created they were prepared.
14 You were an anointed 32guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on 33the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
15 You were blameless in your ways 34from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you.
16 In the abundance of 35your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from 36the mountain of God, and I destroyed you,37O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 38Your heart was proud because of 39your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.
18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so 40I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth 41in the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; 42you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.” -Ezekiel 28
Again in Isaiah it says:
“12 “How 16you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, 17son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
13 You said in your heart, 18‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God 19I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 20But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.
16 Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this 21the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,
17 who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, 22who did not let his prisoners go home?’
18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb;
19 but you are cast out, away from your grave, like a loathed branch, 23clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit, like a dead body trampled underfoot.
20 You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people.”May 24the offspring of evildoers nevermore be named!
” -Isaiah 14
Satan definitely got a “taste” of Light…and thought he had won when the SON of God, died on the cross…. He thought he had swallowed the SON, Jesus, up in death. What a surprise he had on the third day when the SON rose from the grave!
Let’s be sure to NOT allow darkness to swallow up the SON in our lives! Let’s all SHINE for Jesus!