God is holy, just, and pure and He does not like sin; He hates sin. He knew one day, sin would enter the world, and a human (Jesus) would have to die a physical death to save us from spiritual death; that is why Jesus had to die for our sins.
God made some laws long before he created man, one of the laws he made was the penalty for sin is spiritual death for whoever allowed sin to enter the world. Now we know sin entered the world through a human (Adam). God made this law before throwing Satan out of heaven, but He knew what Satan was capable of doing.
Satan is a well-known and well-respected angel in heaven; he’s referred to as the morning star, but he had an envious rebellious heart, the same as some of us do today.
But God gave angels and humans free will, which means you can disobey God’s laws, rules, and commandments. He will not or cannot immediately destroy us.
God made it clear to all angles that He was totally in control and had authority over all of the angels. Satan did not consider himself just another angel; he thought he was on the same level as God. Satan disagreed with that; Satan knew God would favor humans over angels one day. So, one day Satan’s evil, envious rebellious heart got the best of him, so he and his gang of angels (followers) decided to let God know they were not going to abide by any of his laws, rules, and commandants anymore.
Satan and his gang of angels declared war against God and the other angels, but he and his team of angels lost in the battle against God. So, God threw Satan and his gang out of heaven down to earth. Although God threw Satan out of heaven, he still loved him, so when Satan asked God to give him dominion over the world, God allowed it.
God knew one day He was going to create humans to live on the earth and the kind of personality Satan had. God created humans to occupy the land, serve Him, and He will be our God, but He knew Satan would try to disrupt his plan.
Why would God allow an angel with a personality like Satan to dominate the earth? It is hard for us humans to understand God’s ways. You see, God gave Satan dominion over the earth, but unbeknown to Satan, God did not give him authority over the people who would one day live on earth.
God created humans and placed them on earth. Satan soon realized he could not physically make humans do anything they did not want to do, so that is when he decided to attack us mentally. And he was very successful at it then, and he is still very successful at it today, so we humans have to protect our minds and hearts from Satan’s attacks.
Since sin entered the world through a human (Adam), which made all humans sinners, only a human could remove all human sins by dying, but that human would have to come back to life again for that to happen. Satan knew no human could die and come back to life again. So, Satan was sure he would lead all humans into hell.
God defeated Satan’s plan by putting His Spirit in a human’s body (Jesus). Not just any human could die for everyone’s sins, the man who raised the child would have to be a descendant of King David, and the woman who births the child would have to be a virgin and a descendant of King David. They named the child Jesus.
In today’s world, if we are a follower of Jesus (God’s spirit in a human body), Satan will attack our minds more than he attacks the minds of non-followers of Jesus. So this is why Jesus had to come to earth and die for all humans, so no human would have to die a spiritual death, which disrupted Satan’s plan for all humans.
Satan already knows he will go to the place called hell when it is his time, and there is nothing he can do to stop it. He plans to take as many humans as possible to hell with him. So, now faith in Jesus is the only way we can avoid going to hell with Satan.
Jesus had to die so all humans who decided to be his followers would have a way to protect our minds from Satan’s continuous attacks. We are going to have to study the bible especially the New Testament, here are some verses that will help Ephesians 6:11-17.
by: Ron S.