Psalm 8:5 and Hebrew 2:8 tell us that man was created lower than the angels. We, in God’s Kingdom, are constitutional inferior. We may ask now why would God do this. God did this to demonstrate what He could do with less when less was solely dependent upon Him than what He could have done with more when they rebelled against Him. Creation of humanity was to demonstrate God’s glory and to advance His Kingdom in history. Now we need to realize that, in doing this, God decided to work through the lesser creature (humanity). God would not skip man to advance His Kingdom but He would only do this when man was subordinate to Him.
So it was God’s plan to create humanity and have humanity, through God, rule over the earth with the power of God’s sovereignty and, in doing so, to show basically to Satan what God can do with humans that Satan could not do by being an angel.
The stage was set and the captains of the war machine were at their posts - God in Heaven and Satan on earth. As long as there were no human beings on earth Satan could rule on earth and God, being in Heaven, separated himself from Satan evils and there was no war.
This all changed with God’s decision to renovate earth and create humanity. Once God had created Adam and fashioned Eve, the chess board was set for who would win the upcoming first battle. It was an invisible battle but culminated in a physical activity and revealing. The battle was for the mind. However, the battle was not between God and Satan but the lesser creature Satan and man. This battel was whether or not Adam would obey God’s rules about the eating of the food within the Garden of Eden. Well we know how that story went. In Genesis 2:16-17 God instructed Adam by saying “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” In Genesis 3:6-12 the story of Adam and Eve disobeying God says “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
It is important to look at the battle tactics used in this first spiritual war battle. God had given the orders to Adam who, by Gods Covenant, was responsible for Eve and dominion over earth. Satan’s plan was to divide and conquer. Satan went to Eve and not Adam. This was not an accident this was on purpose. His purpose was to use Eve to flip the hierarchy of God’s command structure. Eve’s position was underneath Adam as Adam was underneath God based upon God’s divine order of governance. We will see this tactic used throughout our entire history over and over as will come to see on this journey.