posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:30 AM
This thread was sparked by my desire to delve into just what Satan is. The word "Satan" is not a name, it is a title and it basically means "the
Destroyer". Now ask yourselves, what is the ultimate destroyer? What lays all living things low in the world? The answer is Death. Death kills
everything that lives on this planet and he even reaps trees and plants, fish, animals and people. Satan is an Angel, a Fallen Angel yes, but still an
Angel. He is the Angel of Death. This correlation came to me while replying to another post and talking about the symbolism between the Passover Lamb
and Yeshua the Messiah and how the blood of the Passover Lamb prevented the Angel of Death (Satan the Destroyer) from reaping the firstborn of Israel
so that he could only claim the firstborn of Egypt (he didn't distinguish between man, woman, child or even animal, he took them all). This is the
link between judaism and chritianity in terms of the Angel of Death and Satan. When Yeshua's blood covers you when you accept him as King and Savior
the Angel of Death no longer has hold over you, the Passover Lamb has been applied to you spiritually and physically and unless he has the King's
permission Death cannot take you. Within the constraints of the Holy Bible Death is soley defined as death because of the penalty one incurs by being
enslaved to it and Yeshua frees you from being a slave to death.
The penalty of death was incured by the Adam and the Eve, the progenitors when they failed the test God set before them. They failed the test of
faith he set in front of them which was to obey his word, and he gave them free choice so that they could choose of their own accord their own
destiny. They were given the choice between choosing pre-incarnate Yeshua (Eternal life the Tree of Life) or choosing Death (Satan the Destroyer, the
Tree of Knowledge). They chose poorly and the stain of death was cast onto the human race and murder, lying, stealing, hate, anger and jealousy
entered the world (amoung many other things) and this was the original sin. If you asked a jew what the definition of sin
is they would
automatically tell you "disobedience of God's laws" and the penalty for sin is death, specifically eternal (spiritual) death although in the past
in judaism sin was punishable by physical death as well and this was adopted by Islam and in many countries under Sharia Law is still
to this day(usually to nonmuslim who do not believe their religion or to women or those who choose to convert to another religion and become branded
A peculiar mantle ("idra"—according to Levy, "Neuhebr. Wörterb." i. 32, a sword) belongs to the equipment of the angel of death (Eccl. R.
iv. 7). The angel of death takes on the particular form which will best serve his purpose; e.g., he appears to a scholar in the form of a beggar
imploring pity (M. Ḳ. 28a). "When pestilence rages in the town, walk not in the middle of the street, because the angel of death [i.e., pestilence]
strides there; if peace reigns in the town, walk not on the edges of the road. When pestilence rages in the town, go not alone to the synagogue,
because there the angel of death stores his tools. If the dogs howl, the angel of death has entered the city; if they make sport, the prophet Elijah
has come" (B. Ḳ. 60b). The "destroyer" ("saṭan ha-mashḥit") in the daily prayer is the angel of death (Ber. 16b). Midr. Ma'ase Torah
(compare Jellinek, "B. H." ii. 98) says: "There are six angels of death: Gabriel over kings; Ḳapẓiel over youths; Mashbir over animals;
Mashḥit over children; Af and Ḥemah over man and beast."
Satan is the Angel of Death described in this excerpt, by contrast Elijah is a representation of Yeshua (Enochwasright knows this correlation between
Christ and Elijah).