“Till Iniquity was found in thee”
Ezekiel 28: 15 “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee”
Like as stated before, being perfect here was not talking of spiritual perfection, but this is simply saying, you were acting uprightly as a nation and enjoying continual prosperity and the king too, right from when the nation was founded and the king was ordained into office, as a king., “the day thou wast created”
“Till iniquity was found in thee”; till, through the corruption of your wealth, you ceased to act uprightly. This is the prophet speaking of the ruin, the fall of the king and the city of Tyre. Not any form of pride that Lucifer had in heaven that resulted to him being cast down. No, not at all! Not even Adam in Eden perfection either.
Ezekiel 28:16-17 “16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee”
Ezekiel 28:16-17 (GNT) “16You were busy buying and selling, and this led you to violence and sin. So, I forced you to leave my holy mountain, and the angel who guarded you drove you away from the sparkling gems. 17You were proud of being handsome, and your fame made you act like a fool. Because of this I hurled you to the ground and left you as a warning to other kings. 18 You did such evil in buying and selling that your places of worship were corrupted. So, I set fire to the city and burned it to the ground. All who look at you now see you reduced to ashes. 19 You are gone, gone forever, and all the nations that had come to know you are terrified, afraid that they will share your fate.”
“The angel who guarded you drove you away from the sparkling gems”
Wait a minute; you supposed that there was a guardian angel for ‘Mr. Lucifer ‘in heaven? You see how much deceptions and errors we have come to believe in? This was simply a king, with a guardian angel attached unknown to him. Not just to the king but the kingdom (Nation) as we know it to be in Deuteronomy 32:8-9. To which all nations were ascribed an angel except Israel with Michael as their guarding angel. (Daniel 12:1)
“Lay thee before kings” – so the king and the kingdom was destroyed as an example of God’s wrath against presumptuous pride, when you don’t acknowledge Him who is the source of all things to us.
Ezekiel 28:18 “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”
“Thy sanctuaries” – that is, the holy places, this is also attributed to the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:14, as his ideal position. And he “profaned” it, so God will “profane” him (Ezekiel 28:16).
I will bring thee – Thou shalt be burnt to ashes, and trampled under feet.
Verse. 19 “All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more”
“Thou shalt be a terror”
Instead of being an object of adoration thou shalt be a subject of horror, and at last be destroyed with thy city, so that nothing but thy name shall remain. It was entirely burnt by Alexander the Great, as it had been before by Nebuchadnezzar.
Verse 19 _ “All” All other nations and persons that have formerly known your riches, power, allies, and wisdom shall be astonished of what has happened to your city and yourself as the king.
And so, we read further,
Ezekiel 26: 21 “I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.”
Ezekiel 27:36 “The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.”
This completely expresses the sensation made on the feelings of those watching on the shore when they saw the vessel swallowed up. In order words; they were, mocking at the fall of the king and his kingdom.
Verse 21; “Yet shalt thou never be found again. You shall be no more”
Meaning you shall cease to exist, which is very true of the ancient Tyre. Not that there was to be no more a Tyre, but she was no more to be the Tyre that once was: her glory and name were to be no more. As to Old Tyre, the prophecy was literally fulfilled, not even a trace of her is being left.
Notwithstanding the former destruction of this city, Tyre was a place of some significance in the time of St. Paul. There was a Church there (see Acts 21:3,4) which later became very famous, which is believed to have afforded a great number of martyrs for the Christian Church.
When we read of terror in verse 21, it is simply an example of judgment calculated to terrify all evildoers. So, you shall be a terror to all that will hear of you.
The king of Tyre, Tyrus himself and his kingdom is what Ezekiel 28 is all about. It will be the height of religious deception to allude to Satan or Lucifer or to even state that Adam was Lucifer from this passage of scripture. All conjecture that a spirit, as the devil was working behind him in his actions is all not applicable in this passage of scripture. That is all human and religious exegesis that has no bearing whatsoever as it relates to scriptural truth and prophetic insights. He was simply A MAN who never knew God had exalted him to the place of royalty as a king. Tyrus was his name, who was in a state of glory – Eden.