Lucifer: Some facts about him
Commonly referred to as "angels," celestial entities are divided into orders and ranks. Each order is distinguished by the responsibilities assigned to it. The Bible teaches that Lucifer was a cherub. didn't insist on making a distinction between Lucifer and Satan.
Ezekiel 28: 14-15 "You were anointed as a guardian cherub."
And yet, people fail to discern that there's a nuance between these entities, even though they are two sides of the same coin. But this confusion is mainly due to mistranslations of the Hebrew and misuse of words.
Lucifer means "light bearer", which describes the time lapse between the morning and evening stars. The central idea is duality, i.e. darkness and light coexisting within the same being. To this effect, it should be noted that originally Lucifer was called "son of the morning".
Isaiah 14:12 "“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!" The King |James Bible version 1611|
Interestingly in more recent versions of the Bible, the name Lucifer has been changed to "Star of the morning, son of the dawn". He also went from "he who weakened the nations" to "you who defeated the nations". Is this an honest mistake in translation or a deliberate modification?
Isaiah 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven, You star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who defeated the nations!" |New American Standard Bible|
As Jesus is also called the bright morning star, it should be Understood that this type of change confuses many by eliminating any distinction between Jesus and Lucifer. Thus, many have rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ because they are under the impression that Jesus and Lucifer/Satan are one and the same entity.
Revelations 22:16 "“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.”
As previously stated, in the Bible Lucifer is a cherub, but according to some apocryphal books (hidden from the general public), he belongs to the class of Satnâ'êl. This celestial class which belongs to the highest order of celestial entities was created long before the archangels and guardian angels.
Ezekiel 28:14-15 "You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for I had ordained you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones. From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways—until wickedness was found in you."
It should be noted that Lucifer is also represented by the Angel Samael - Prince of Demons. He's an important character in Talmudic and post-Talmudic literature, where he appears as an accuser, seducer and destroyer. He is equated with the serpent, carnal desire and the angel of death; whereas as a rebel he is compared to Belial, which means "worthless". He flies through the air like a bird |Targum Job XXVIII. 7|. And while the Seraphim and ophanim have only six wings, he has twelve wings spread out, and commands a whole army of demons.
► In The Apocalypse of Moses, section The Fall of the Devil in chapter 12:1, The devil reveals to Adam that his wings were more numerous than those of the cherubim."
Note that Lucifer is always depicted as a horned animal: a goat, a calf or a bull. In the Bible, he's depicted in the image of a beast, an ox. There are two implications to this:
Either his initial appearance was similar to a horned animal with human characteristics.
Or the image of the ox is used as hyperbole to emphasize that this is a deeply belligerent character, for the head and hooves of the goat symbolize a spirit and actions in total rebellion against ELOHIM.
Revelations 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. Day and night there is no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
Psalm 106:19-20 "At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped a molten image. They exchanged their Glory for the image of a grass-eating ox."
Being created beautiful, very intelligent and with an impressive height, he became filled with pride, and began to secretly covet the glory of The Lord.
Ezekiel 28: 14-15 "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."
He refused to submit to the command of his Creator, stirred up a riot among the celestial beings, and a war broke out in the heavens. The Fathers of the Egyptian and Ethiopian churches discuss the story of Satan's fall in great detail. The following passages give greater detail about the war that broke out in the heavens following the creation of Adam.
¶ Setnâ'êl, was greatly astonished at the beauty and splendor of the sun and moon, and on the Fourth Day of the week he declared to himself that he would set his throne above the stars, and make himself equal to God. One week after the creation of Adam, Setnâ'êl declared war on the hosts of Almighty God. The angels uttered their battle cries and began to fight, but Setnâ'êl charged them and dispersed them; they reformed, but again Satan charged them and put them to flight. Then God gave the angels the Cross of Light, which bore the legend, "In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost." And when they attacked the hosts of darkness under this Cross, Setnâ'êl became faint, and he and his forces withdrew, and Mikâ'êl hurled them down into hell. [From the Book of the Mysteries of Heaven and Earth.]
It's important to emphasize the following points;
1 - Lucifer was the first created being to rebel of his own free will. By virtue of his rebellion, he became the Devil, for he brought forth the opposing spirit that opposes everything related to the Most High and the divine essence. This spirit is commonly known as Satan.
Revelations 2:24 "But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you."
2 - Thus, Lucifer is the incarnation of Satan. That spirit dwells in him in all its fullness and depth. Although there is a nuance between the two, one cannot speak of Lucifer without mentioning Satan and vice versa, for it is this association that constitutes the devil, the personification of the supreme spirit of evil.
When Satanael saw Adam seated on a great throne, with a crown of glory on his head and a scepter in his hand, and all the angels worshipping him, he was filled with anger. And when God said to him, "Come thou also, for thou shalt worship My image and likeness," Satanael refused to do so, and, assuming an arrogant and insolent manner, he said, "It is meet that he should worship me, for I existed before he came into being." When the Father saw his overbearing attitude, He knew that Satanael's wickedness and rebellion had reached their highest pitch. He ordered the celestial soldiers to take from him the written authority that was in his hand, to strip off his armor, and to hurl him down from heaven to earth. Satanael was the greatest of the angels, and God had made him the Commander-in-Chief of the celestial hosts, and in the document which Satanael held in his hand were written the names of all the angels under his command. Knowing their names, his authority over them was absolute. When God saw that the angels hesitated to take the document from him, He commanded them to bring a sharp reaping-knife, and to stab him on this side and that, right through his body to the backbone and shoulder blades; and Satan could no longer stand upright. And a Cherub smote him, and broke his wings and his ribs, and having rendered him helpless he cast Satanael down from Heaven upon the earth. Then he became the Arch-Devil and the leader of those who were cast out of heaven with him, and who henceforth were devils. |From Budge, Coptic Martyrdoms, page 484]
¶ And when the prince of the lower order of angels saw what great majesty had been given unto Adam, he was jealous of him from that day, and he did not wish to worship him. And he said unto his hosts, "Ye shall not worship him, and ye shall not praise him with the angels. It is meet that ye should worship me, because I am fire and spirit; and not that I should worship a thing of dust, which hath been fashioned of fine dust." And the Rebel meditating these things would not render obedience to God, and of his own free will he asserted his independence and separated himself from God. But he was swept away out of heaven and fell, and the fall of himself and of all his company from heaven took place on the Sixth Day, at the second hour of the day. And the apparel of their glorious state was stripped off them. And his name was called "Sâtânâ" because he turned aside [from the right way], and "Shêdâ" because he was cast out, and "Daiwâ" because he lost the apparel of his glory. And behold, from that time until the present day, he and all his hosts have been stripped of their apparel, and they go naked and have horrible faces. And when Sâtânâ was cast out from heaven, Adam was raised up so that he might ascend to Paradise in a chariot of fire. And the angels went before him, singing praises, and the Seraphim ascribed holiness unto him, and the Cherubim ascribed blessing; and amid cries of joy and praises Adam went into [Fol. 6a, col. 1] Paradise. And as soon as Adam entered Paradise he was commanded not to eat of a [certain] tree; his entrance into Paradise took place at the third hour of the Eve of the Sabbath (i.e. on Friday morning). |The Book of the The Cave of Treasures - The Revolt of Satan and the Battle in Heaven|
Seeing how he was driven out of the heavenly places and Adam seated on a throne of glory, the devil was overcome with jealousy. He swore that Adam and his descendants will suffer his vengeful heart until the end of times. He convinced the serpent to serve as his instrument, then using a mystical possession by devilry, Satan the spirit that dwells in him, took possesion of the serpent and managed to awaken in Eve the same desires as Lucifer: domination and autonomy. Eve allowed herself to be seduced and deceived, and then led Adam into deception.
The devil began to cry with forced tears and the devil told Adam: "O Adam, all the greed and the anger and all the grief of my heart are directed against you because it was through you that I fell from my dwellings, it was by you that I was alienated from my own throne. My wings were more numerous than those of the Cherubim, and I concealed myself under them. Because of you, now my feet walk on the earth, which I would never have believed."
Adam replied to the devil and told him: "What is my fault, by which I have done all that to you?"
The devil replied to him and told him: "You did nothing to me, but it is because of you that I have fallen upon the earth. The very day when you were created, on that day, I fell from before the face of ELOHIM, because when ELOHIM breathed a spirit onto your face, you had the image and likeness of the divinity. And then Michael came; he presented you and made you bend down before ELOHIM. And ELOHIM told Michael, "I have created Adam according to my image and my divinity. Then Michael came; he summoned all the troops of angels and told them, "Bow down before the likeness and the image of the divinity. And then, when Michael summoned them and all had bowed down to you, he summoned me also. And I told him: "Go away from me, for I shall not bow down to him who is younger than me. Why is it proper for me to bow down to him? indeed, I am master prior to him and it is proper for him to bow down to me. The six classes of other angels heard that and my speech pleased them and they did not bow down to you. Then ELOHIM became angry with us and commanded us, them and me, to be cast down from our dwellings to the earth. As for you, he commanded you to dwell in the Garden. When I had realized that I had fallen by your power that I was in distress and you were in rest, then I aimed at hunting you so that I might alienate you from the Garden of Delights, just as I had been alienated because of you. |From the Apocalypse of Moses: The Fall of the devil - Chap 12.1 - 16.3|
Although he has lost his former beautiful appearance, ELOHIM did not take away his ability to transform himself, this ability is an attribute of celestial beings. Thus, taking advantage of our love for divine enlightment and in order to deceive us, he uses this ability to lead us into believing he's benevolent, truthful, loving and powerful.
2 Corinthians 11:14-15 "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions.
It's the spirit of wickedness and rebellion that has the ability to possess. Just as the Holy Spirit can simultaneously inhabit multiple believers and place his seal on them, so Satan can simultaneously possess multiple bodies in collaboration with demons.
It should be noted that in the Apocalypse of Abraham, a clear distinction is made between ungodliness (the spirit of evil) and Lucifer (the crafty adversary).
¶ And He said: “This is the human world, this is Adam, and this is their desire upon the earth, this is Eve; but he who is between them representeth ungodliness, their beginning (on the way) to perdition, even Azazel... I saw Adam, and Eve existing with him, and with them the cunning Adversary, and Cain who acted lawlessly through the Adversary, and the slaughtered Abel, (and) the destruction brought and caused upon him through the lawless one.
Thus we are talking about two entities: Lucifer the cherub leader of the rebels and Satan the evil spirit who possessed all rebellious celestial beings. Lucifer, Satan the spirit and all the rest of the rebels were cast out of the holy heavenly places.
Revelations 12:7-9 "Then a war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. And the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Luke 10:18 "So He told them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
Ezekiel 28:13-19 "You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for I had ordained you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones... So I drove you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and I banished you, O guardian cherub... I reduced you to ashes on the ground..."
Note that both Luciferians and Satanists have a very understanding of the nuance between Lucifer and Satan. Therefore, Luciferians in particular do not like to be equated with Satanists.
Do not worship Satan as a creature but rather as an emblem of man's carnal nature. Therefore, they concentrate on sensuality, material possessions, pride, and freedom; experiencing everything their carnal nature has to offer.
For the Luciferians, on the other hand, Lucifer is a spiritual being whom they want to emulate. They say he is the illuminated and awakened one who has chosen individualism rather than idolizing his creator; according to them he rises above mere materiality. The Luciferians consider their objectives to be greater and more spiritual than the Satanists, whom they consider too carnal. Luciferians have a strong presence in most well known world institutions and the majority are influential people in high places within society. When you hear about the New World Order, it is the work of the Luciferians.
Although their views are nuanced, both groups have the common ground below:
They speak of human beings as gods, having control over the planet.
They do not believe that man is a created being, but rather a stardust, a bacteria or an animal that emerged from the nothingness and evolved.
They believe in the duality of the mankind, which they represent by the colors black/white.
They are antagonistic towards Christianity because according to them, YAHWEH is oppressive, vindictive, cruel and arbitrary. They claim that Christians submit to a demanding deity who commits spiritual blackmail by threatening to damn the disobedient.
They deny the trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
They encourage anything that goes against the laws of YAHWEH.
They do not subscribe to the concepts of "good" or "evil", and therefore they do not perceive Satan or Lucifer as embodiments of evil.
They do not believe in heaven or hell.
May the Holy Spirit guide you in the understanding of this message.