[Solved] Is Satan a man?
Revelation 16:13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
If the Dragon gave the beast his power and the beast called the false prophet...wouldn't you say the Dragon is Satan?
To further go into this...
Revelation 19:20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which swordproceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Notice the beast and false prophet go first, Satan is last.
Maybe i need to look further. As antichrist for me is Satan.
While doing some research on the subject here's what I found: (thank you brother sasha for reminding me that Satan used to belong to the Cherubim class, though they are part of the angelic realm they are not "angels".)
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KJV Dictionary Definition: cherub
CHERUB, n. plu. Cherubs, but the Hebrew plural cherubim is also used.
A figure composed of various creatures, as a man, an ox, an eagle or lion. The first mention of cherubs is in Gen. 3:24, where the figure is not described, but their office was, with a flaming sword, to keep or guard the way of the tree of life. The two cherubs which Moses was commanded to make at the ends of the Mercy seat, were to be of beaten work of gold; and their wings were to extend over the Mercy seat, their faces towards each other, and between them was the residence of the Deity. Ex. 15. The cherubs, in Ezekiels vision, had each four heads or faces, the hands of a man and wings. The four faces were, the face of a bull, that of a man, that of a lion, and that of an eagle. They had the likeness of a man. Ezek. 4 and 10. (this could confirm my previous theory) In 2 Sam. 22:11, and Psalm 18., Jehovah is represented as riding on a cherub, and flying on the wings of the wind. In the celestial hierarchy, cherubs are represented as spirits next in order to seraphs. The hieroglyphical and emblematical figures embroidered on the vails of the tabernacle are called cherubs of curious or skilful work. Ex. 26.
CHERUBIC, a. Pertaining to cherubs; angelic.
-To sister Denise: AI is definitely worrisome and I wouldn't be surprised if they can be possessed and used in that way, their obsession with making it ressemble a human being could be linked to "the image of the beast" found in Revelation.
- To brother Michael: the antichrist is a man and he will be used by Satan, as for the dragon you're right, it is another name for Satan (other names are: the serpent and leviathan). The antichrist (also known as the beast) and the false prophet will be thrown first into the lake of fire, while Satan will be locked up for a thousand years then will get to come back and tempt the world again one last time before he joins the antichrist and the false prophet in the lake of fire for all eternity.
To sister Denise: "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Revelation 13:14-15
We can see that this image of this beast is 1: something that is created and also made to look like the beast and 2: something that will be brought to "life" being able to talk and will behave as an authority representing the beast.
These 2 points fit so well with the rise of AI technology, it is advancing at such an incredible pace, and there has been talks about having an AI god (can it get any more obvious?!), here are excerpts from web articles on the subject: "Within the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet. At that point, will control almost every connected device on the planet — will somehow rise in status to become more like a god, according to the leading experts on the future of artificial intelligence. Speaking about the advent of this technology, the Da Vinci Code writer said: “Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion."' ... Romans 1:22 !
I may be speculating but many signs point to the fact that AI may play a big part in the antichrist system.
To brother Michael, here are the verses I was referring to: Revelation 20:1-3 and Revelation 20:7-10
God bless you all.
Yes he is a cherub..the fifth one...that's why Ezekiel didn't see him, only 4.
But the words tell us a man will come. I was up till night trying to understand this...all three come as beasts.
I've never studied revelation...but this has me needing to.
If Satan is a fallen cherub, would that make him a spirit?
1John 4:3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
I'm really am trying to get my head around this, Satan= the devil= wouldn't that also be the antichrist...his power?
This describes him as a cherub or am i seeing this wrong?
Revelation 13:1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.