Jesus said that he saw the fall of Satan in Luke 10:18. Ezekiel 28:16 talks of Satan’s fall. Some commentaries attribute this verse (Ezekiel 28:16) to Satan or a king being used by Satan. Satan became proud due to his beauty. A king is responsible for looking out for his kingdom and taking care of his people. But in Ezekiel 28:16, “By 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.”
That what should have been a protector was looking out for his own interests by gaining merchandise. What happens when we change our priorities even with good intentions is that we slightly change our course.
Satan left his post not by actually leaving the physical location, but by not performing the tasks that God had for him to complete. He was not protecting (some believe that ‘O covering cherub’ was his duty to protect Eden), but thought of himself. Evil sets in. Lets be conscious of our actions that they don’t resemble Satan. Even Peter was rebuked by Jesus in Matthew 16: 21-23,” From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
Lord forgive us!