Dan 11:36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.”
This king of the North is Satan (Lucifer) himself, who went against the will of God, to establish his own will to be God himself. He wanted all angels and so-called gods (demonic spirits, evil spirits, and other spirits) to worship him. He mustered a third of all the angels in heaven to rebel against God but was defeated.
Isa 14:12-15 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
Gen 1:27-28 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God created man in His own image, and Satan knew that God loved man very much thus he used all his deceptions to entice Adam and Eve to rebel against God. He succeeded in deceiving man to obey him instead of God. God had no other choice but to chase these rebels out from the garden of Eden. God did not abandon man but allowed them to come before Him by worshipping Him with sacrifices especially with lambs.
Temptations of our Lord Jesus
Mat 4:8-9 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Satan even tried to deceive our Lord Jesus to bow down and worship him, thereby accepting him as the Almighty God. When we willingly bow down to anyone, we submit ourselves to him and he then becomes our lord and master.
John 4:23-24 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
When we appreciate the truth that our Saviour the Almighty God gave up the glory of heaven and incarnate as a man to suffer and die on the cross to redeem us from hell’s fire, we will bow down and worship Him in great adoration. Worshipping Satan, Antichrist, demonic spirits, idols, and even money (Col 3:5) will lead to God’s wrath and damnation.
Rev 14:9-10 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God... “
Brethren, don’t ever bow down and worship idols, planets, sun, moon, created things, mountains, the dead, for help, healing, blessings, rewards, otherwise you are indirectly worshipping Satan. Don’t fall into his deceptions or you will lose your salvation and be cast into hell.