Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ezekiel 28:12 Who Is The King of Tyrus?

Ezekiel 28:12 KJV
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

I have always been taught, and after attempting to carefully consider it in its context, see no reason to question it, that this passage is in reference to Lucifer. The things spoken of this king of Tyrus could not be true of any human being.

But it appears to me that the type can be taken further than merely this one passage.

Chapter 26 introduces Tyrus as an oppressor of Jerusalem.
Satan has always had as his primary target, the nation from whom Christ came.

Chapter 27 speaks of the isle of Tyrus
As much as mankind has loved this world and received our merchandize from it; as much as we have been inspired by its beauty, still this world is a place destined for destruction.

Chapter 28 begins by speaking of the prince of TyrusWhich sounds like a reference to the Antichrist who will one day come.

And now we have the king of Tyrus
Who is a figure of Satan

So the context makes this passage a good figure of Satan and his system.

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  2. Anonymous7:33 PM

    Isn't it interesting it says everthing used for the building of the temple, massive amounts of items and workers were supplied by the king of Tyrus? Sure makes my mind wonder...