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Satan tried to kill God the Son: before the Incarnation

Satan tried to kill God the Son: before the incarnation

Satan tried to kill God the Son: before the Incarnation 

By John Chopores


There is only three Angels named in the Bible-

1.Michael(Heb."who (is) like God?")[1]

2.Gabriel(Heb." man of God",)[2]

3.Satan(Heb"opponent",Gk."the accuser")[3]


In the Temple, the Ark of the Covenant had two angels over the Mercy seat; the angels cover the mercy seat.

In Eze.28 Satan is said to cover cf. (Ezekiel 28:13-14 KJV)

(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone {was} thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the Beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. (14) Thou {art} the anointed cherub that [4]covereth; and I have set thee {so}: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.


I believe that maybe Satan was An Guardian Angel who covered God the Son (Christ), and that He (Satan) tried to kill Christ and take His throne for himself (Satan)!

Satan may have been over 1/3 of the Angels of God.

Cf. Re 12:4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.

 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

 7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,

 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.

 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

 11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.


We know that after the Incarnation Satan tried to kill Christ. Cf. Mt 2:13 ¶ Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." [RSV].

1Co 2:8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.



 Later he even tried to get Jesus Christ to worship him! Cf. Mt 4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."



Satan may have been the last angel that God made. See Eze.28:12 NAS. mar."were the one sealing a pattern".

Ezekiel 28:12 12 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 [5]sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. (KJV)

“You were the signet of perfection” [RSV].

[1]04317 Miyka'el {me-kaw-ale'}

from 04310 and (the prefix derivative from) 03588 and 0410;; n pr m

AV - Michael 13; 13

Michael = "who is like God"

1) one of, the chief, or the first archangel who is described as the

   one who stands in time of conflict for the children of Israel

[2]01403 Gabriy'el {gab-ree-ale'}

from 01397 and 0410;; n pr m

AV - Gabriel 2; 2

Gabriel = "warrior of God" or "man of God"

1) an archangel; the angel God used to send messages of great

   importance to man; sent to Daniel, to Zacharias, and to Mary

[3]07854 satan {saw-tawn'}

from 07853; TWOT - 2252a; n m

AV - Satan 19, adversary 7, withstand 1; 27

1) adversary, one who withstands

   1a) adversary (in general - personal or national)

2) superhuman adversary

   2a) Satan (as noun pr)

[4]05526 cakak {saw-kak'} or sakak (Ex 33:22) {saw-kak'}

a primitive root; TWOT - 1475,1492,2259,2260; v

AV - cover 15, covering 2, defence 1, defendest 1, hedge in 1,

     join together 1, set 1, shut up 1; 23

1) (Qal) to hedge, fence about, shut in

2) to block, overshadow, screen, stop the approach, shut off, cover

   2a) (Qal)

       2a1) to screen, cover

       2a2) to cover oneself

       2a3) protector (participle)


3) (Qal) to cover, lay over

4) to weave together

   4a) (Qal) to weave together

   4b) (Pilpel) to weave, weave together

[5]08508 tokniyth {tok-neeth'}

from 08506; TWOT - 2511b; n f

AV - sum 1, pattern 1; 2

1) measurement, pattern, proportion