When Was Satan Created?

Hi J____,
You ask:

Before answering that question, allow me to point out that in the realm of the spirit things which appear to be contradictory are still making very valid points.
For example, it would appear to be impossible or even contradictory to call Christ both a slain lamb and a devouring lion. It would seem impossible and even contradictory to call us both sons and a bride, etc. But no one who has been given eyes that see and ears that hear has any problem seeing that there is a time when Christ a lamb, and there is a time when He is a lion. There is also a sense in which we are sons of God, and there is a sense in which we are a “chaste virgin espoused to a husband”.
In Gen 37, the sun is a type of our physical parents, who are nothing more than our own flesh:

Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

The sun is also used as a symbol of Christ in these verses:

Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

In the same seemingly contradictory manner, there is a symbol for Satan which was created on the 5th day to tell us when he was created, and there is another symbol for Satan which was created on the sixth day and is concerned with what his function is within our flesh.
It is Christ Himself who tells us what is the meaning of the symbol for the spirit world, and that particular symbol was created on the fifth day.
Notice:

Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Who does Christ tell us “the fowls” symbolize in this parable? These are His own words:

Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

It is “the wicked one” who “devours up” the seed which “fell by the wayside”. The wicked one is satan, and his angels, who are symbolized by a creature which was created on the 5th day, “the fowls”.

Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

So the “fowl that… fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven” are used by Christ himself to symbolize the spirit realm in our heavens.
But another seemingly contradictory symbol is used to signify what those fowl do within our carnal- minded flesh, and that symbol was created on the sixth day and is called a “beast of the field”:

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

So when it comes to when Satan was created, our Lord uses the symbol of the fowl of the heaven, created on the 5th day, shouting for joy at the creation of the sixth day.

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons [ the spirit realm symbolized by the fowls of the air] of God shouted for joy?
Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

When it comes to what Satan is given to do within our flesh, he is symbolized by a beast of the field.
I hope this clears this up for you. If not, please let me know.
Your very grateful fellow servant,

Mike

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