19 Sep Lucifer, The Fallen Angel
Since Lucifer’s fall from heaven, his ultimate goal is to be like God and to be worshiped like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lucifer has used sin, idols, symbols, and religion to deceive many people. Before we look at the deception of Lucifer and his origin, let’s remember Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He will conquer Lucifer forever at the Almighty’s appointed time.
Isaiah 14:15, “Yet you shall be brought down to Hades, to the lowest depths of the pit.” Who is Lucifer? Why did he fall from heaven? What is his plan for mankind? How will he be defeated?”
Satan’s original name was Lucifer before his fall from heaven. He fell from heaven because of his rebellion and jealousy towards Jesus Christ. Lucifer has made it his goal to be worshiped like our Almighty King, and this will be his eternal doom. The origin of Lucifer began with riches and honor. He had a glorious future, however, Lucifer became jealous and proud. He refused to repent and his future became dark. Lucifer was created by God thousands of years ago as a perfect angel. He lived in heaven and was the chief angel; he was above every other angel in heaven. Lucifer was the most beautiful angel and was covered in glory from the Almighty.
Ezekiel 28:12-15, “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold; prepared for you on the day you were created. You were a keruv, protecting a large region; I placed you on God’s holy mountain. You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.”
Lucifer spent a lot of time with God the Father and Jesus Christ. They met frequently to make plans. They were in perfect harmony until Lucifer became proud and jealous and set out on a mission to prove that he was above Jesus. Please remember Lucifer is an angel, Jesus is God. Lucifer began to be prideful of his own glory and wisdom. He wanted to be like God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ezekiel 28:17, “Your heart grew proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.”
Ezekiel 28:6, “You have set your heart as the heart of a god.”
Eventually Lucifer became entrenched in his pride, he did not repent, and God could no longer influence him. God removed Lucifer from his position of chief angel. Lucifer was thrown out of heaven, along with the angels who had chosen to follow him. One third of the angels in heaven followed him.
“How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, the morning star, son of the dawn!
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.’”
Lucifer (Satan) is alive and real. He and his angels are demons, who live in the spirit world. They tempt and influence people on earth, but most of the time they are invisible to us. Lucifer has caused more death, pain, and sorrow than any other being in the history of mankind. He loves pain and destruction, and he wants to destroy every person on earth. Satan is a powerful enemy because he knows the scriptures of the Holy Bible, and he understands his eternal fate. Very soon Satan will be released from the spirit world. He will appear on earth in a glorious, physical body, and he will pretend to be God.
Lucifer (Satan) Indwells the Antichrist
Satan will emulate the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is; God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The satanic trinity is; Satan, the Antichrist, and the false prophet.
Revelation 13:12, “Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Revelation 13:2-8, “The dragon (Satan) gave him (antichrist) his power, his throne, and great authority. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. The people worshiped the dragon (Satan) who gave authority to the beast (antichrist); and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority by God Almighty to continue for forty-two months (3 1/2 years, great tribulation). Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. God allowed him to make war with the saints on earth and to overcome them. Authority was given to him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Why will he be allowed to continue for that long? The main reason is so that the prophecies of the Holy Bible will be fulfilled. Also, in the midst of the most terrible time in world history, God is showing his ultimate grace and mercy. All people will have an opportunity to repent of their sins and accept the true Lord, Jesus Christ, as their Messiah.
Lucifer (Satan) Indwells the False Prophet
The false prophet will be the one world religious leader.
Revelation 13:11-18, “Then I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceived those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.”
Satan will indwell the Antichrist and the false prophet, the satanic trinity, to accomplish his mission allowed by God on the earth, the great persecution. God Almighty could end the world and destroy all of us at any time in His sovereignty, but, through his ultimate grace and love, He continues to give us chances to repent. God allows 21 judgments on the earth during the 7 year tribulation to save as many people who will drop their pride, repent of their sins, and accept everlasting life through Jesus Christ. How is Lucifer defeated?
The Battle of Armageddon
At the end of the 7 year tribulation:
Revelation 19:11-21, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God (Messiah Jesus). The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.’ Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against Messiah Jesus and his army. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of Messiah Jesus, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.”
Jesus Christ Reigns for 1000 Years and the End of the Age
After Jesus Christ comes back for His Second Coming and destroys the satanic trinity; Satan, Antichrist, and the False Prophet, in the Battle of Armageddon, He will rule over the earth for a 1000 years. It will be a time of a peace and joy.
Revelation 20:1-10, “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon (Lucifer), that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. And I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received the beasts mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog (armies north of Israel),to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city (Jerusalem). And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. Satan (Lucifer), who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Lucifer (Satan) Thrown Into Hell
Ezekiel 28:12-19, “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones. “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. “You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”
Lucifer, the fallen angel, is the master deceiver and liar that has a limited time on this earth.
Matthew 24:22, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”
Those who are not raptured* (the catching away of believers to heaven) before the tribulation, will experience 7 years of the most terrible time in world history.
Matthew 24:21, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
We live in the most exciting time, yet most dangerous times mentioned by Messiah in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. I pray you will take time to read these prophetic scriptures. One day there will be an end to this world or an end to your life. Are you ready? We are all one heartbeat away from stepping into eternity….only one. Do you know where you are going? What will the King and Judge of the Universe tell you? “Good job, good and faithful servant?” or “I never knew you, get from Me you wicked servant!” It will be one of the two…….no purgatory, no more forgiveness, no, not another chance. Why take the chance? There is a word in Hebrew that means safety and salvation. The word is Yeshua!, which in English means Jesus! He is the only way to know your salvation in heaven is secured. Yeshua states in John.
John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
In the name higher than every other name, Yeshua Hamashiach/Jesus Christ. Amen, Amen and Amen!