Ezekiel 28 – the enemy of God

Do you think that God is ignoring the evil in the world? The Bible tells us that He is not.

From our study in Ezekiel 25-32, we have seen that God was totally aware of how nations treated Israel when they were attacked by Nebuchadnezzar. God judged the nations because of how they treated Israel. The nations were nasty neighbors. They cheered at Israel’s defeat.

History shows us that these nations did reap the consequences of their actions. God did what He said He would do.

In the midst of giving Ezekiel prophecies regarding the nations, the Lord also gave Ezekiel a description of His own enemy – Satan. This is found in Ezekiel 28:11-19.

Just so you know, not everyone agrees that this chapter describes Satan. Some believe that only the human ruler of Tyre is described in verses 1 – 19. Others believe that the human ruler is described in verses 1-10 – because he is referred to as the prince of Tyre, and Satan is described in verses 11 – 19 as the power behind the throne because he is referred to as the king. There is definitely something different being expressed by a change in the titles given. 

I will talk about what God has revealed through scripture regarding His enemy. We will see what God has said about Satan’s past, his present, and his future.