Have you ever wondered why the devil hates you so much?

We know he hates God as He kicked him out of heaven, but what did we do to him? Why are we the targets of his aggression? Recently I was reading a scripture in Ezekiel that I believe shines some light on these questions.

Ezekiel 28:12-13 

12  “‘You were the seal of perfection,
    full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 

13  You were in Eden,
    the garden of God;
every precious stone adorned you:
    carnelian, chrysolite and emerald,
    topaz, onyx and jasper,
    lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl.
Your settings and mountings were made of gold;
    on the day you were created they were prepared.

This scripture actually describes what Lucifer looked like. In fact, it describes the way in which he was created. He was created with precious stones of every color literally embedded in his body and set in gold. If you research the types of stones you will find an array of brilliant colors. The thing that is interesting about a diamond, or any other type of stone, is as beautiful as those items are stones will not shine in a dark room. Precious stones always need light to shine.

The Bible tells us that heaven has no need for a sun as God’s presence will be the one and only source of light (Revelation 22:5). God’s brightness was enough to blind the Apostle Paul. God’s presence was so strong Moses had to hide himself between the rocks and could not look directly at Him. The very thing that made Lucifer so beautiful was the light from God that shined and reflected off the jewels embedded in his body. God’s presence created and sustained his beauty. When Lucifer was tossed from Heaven he lost the connection to the reflection that made him so beautiful.

Genesis 1:27, tells us that God created us in His own image. In other words, we are a direct reflection of Him. We are His light on this earth. Satan lost his access to the light and every time he looks at us he sees God! When the Devil looks at you he sees the face of God from which he has eternally been separated. His number one goal is to see each of us forever separated from our Creator. The brighter our light shines the more our enemy loathes us. This thought challenged me as a Man of God to shine all the more…..may we be a great reflection of Him.