Welcome to my Heart of Darkness study. This is going to be a study where we explore what “evil” actually is. I will attempt to show the movements of evil throughout history bare with me this is a big subject and I want to make it clear. So, Lucifer, why not start with who gave power to sin itself.
Lucifer, son of the morning…
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!
13 But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 Nevertheless you will be brought down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
16 Those who see you will stare at you,
They will closely examine you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’Isaiah 14:12-17 NASB
The story of Lucifer is a dreadfully sad one. He was given so much and yet, he abandoned it. There is another place in the Bible that talks of his falling. But I wanted to preface it. It is not easy to see who God is talking about. See it says the King of Tyre. However, God was directly talking to the King of Tyre before, but he referred to him as Prince. The real King of Tyre was the spirit working through the Prince of Tyre, Lucifer.
This is of key importance that you understand that a leader has a spiritual power behind them. Even people have a spirit behind them. A guardian angel, or a terrible demon or worse a fallen angel. We all act out our parts on this stage. We can serve the Lord or serve Satan. There is no other option as much as we would like there to be a neutral place.
If you are watching a child in a burning car and let them burn when you could have got them out of the car by opening the door, are you not evil? You see we are on a battle field. There is those that will help and those that will turn terror and those that watch. Helping those that need helping is the only people that are considered good. So get moving. Now back to Lucifer…
11 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12 “Son of man, take up a song of mourning over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord God says:
“You had the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
14 You were the anointed cherub who covers,
And I placed you there.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 You were blameless in your ways
From the day you were created
Until unrighteousness was found in you.
16 By the abundance of your trade
You were internally filled with violence,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you, you [j]covering cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Your heart was haughty because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.
I threw you to the ground;
I put you before kings,
That they may see you.
18 By the multitude of your wrongdoings,
In the unrighteousness of your trade
You profaned your sanctuaries.
Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you;
It has consumed you,
And I have turned you to ashes on the earth
In the eyes of all who see you.
19 All who know you among the peoples
Are appalled at you;
You have become terrified
And you will cease to be forever.”’”Ezekiel 28:11-19 NASB
Lucifer was God’s perfect creation. He was wise and beautiful, covered in precious jewels, the worship leader for the choir of angels. The covering cherub. Dwelled among God on his holy mountain. We have terrestrial views on these things and I think God did that for our own understanding. Basically God is telling us he had everything he could have wanted.
However, the one thing he did not have is the worship of others. See he was not on the same level as God. God was above him. He wanted to be worshiped like God. He wanted to be God. So he went about speaking to the angels, campaigning, promising them they too can be worshipped like God.
While we do not find lying today to be anything new, at that time a lie did not exist. Lucifer was the first person to tell a lie. Many angels believed his lies as well. You see Lucifer wanted his own kingdom. His own heaven. His own throne. He wanted to set himself above God. He wanted to have his own angels. He even promised them they too could be like God. That they could be worshipped. Foolishly some believe him. They followed after him. They trusted him. This is why he is called a liar from the start and a murderer as well because he empowered sin; and sin is death.
Not only that but defiled his sanctuaries, all of them. I would assume that means doing unspeakable things to the angels that did not follow along. We don’t know the terror of those time in the Bible. It does not say. It does not say how long the fall was. It could have been moments but if he had time to talk with the angels about it… I think it went on much longer than we know, probably for our own good.
Most likely he accused God of being a wicked sycophant. Someone who is completely arrogant and prideful. You see I believe that because that is what we hear from those that do not believe today. They think of God as an angry man in the sky. Even if he was real, which he is not according to them, they would not want to worship him anyways. They see an hateful God, instead of seeing a loving caring father.
That is why the family unit is under attack. Satan cannot allow us to have images of God on earth. He wants our home broken because the mere sight of God angers him and anything of his order does as well.
Nevertheless; fire was brought forth and it consumed him. He was the father of Pride. Now he is a woeful angry and belligerent being. One that is true to his nature of being a liar.
We often think of Lucifer or Satan as being a devil with horns and red skin. This could not be further from the truth. He disguises himself like an angel of light. His true form I would imagine would be a burn victim. However, it is surely not the red horned devil we are used to seeing. That is based off of Pan. We will go into that later.
Most likely he would be appealing to the eyes to say the least. Though do not fool yourself either. The devil is cunning and wicked. He very well may choose an ugly appearance if he would believe he would be fooling you.
I know pop culture tends to have an image of the devil that is woefully different than the actual one. Another part of that image is him burning in Hell or rather having a throne in Hell. The devil is not in Hell. He dwells in the second heaven, even as far as visiting God in heaven.
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.Job 1:6 NASB
As you can see Satan is among the angels. He is in no way shape or form kept from heaven. I have seen many justifications but the text is the text. This means he does not get harmed from some holy symbol like cross. He stood before God himself. He is not the Lord of Hell either. I want dispel this common misconceptions about him.
As sci-fi as this sounds he most likely dwells to and from earth from space, and in between in hyperspaces. We know that Lucifer can only be in one place at one time regardless of what pop culture would have you think; and all these people with reports of being possessed of “the devil” are either faking their issue or it is a demon taking up his name; which I will go into later. Right now our focus in on this particular fallen angel, Lucifer. That being said, he can only be in one place at one time, and of course this limits him. How fast he can be in another place, we don’t know.
I want to dispel another misconception about the garden. We have all heard the story of Adam and Eve. I am sure images of a talking snake and an apple come to mind and Eve eating it. Right, wrong. Here is why it is wrong…
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.Revelation 12:9 NASB
That was no snake in the garden. It was a serpent. A fiery one at that. Satan is a Seraphim. A dragon. The serpent in the garden was an angel. They would be very familiar with what an angel looked like. This was not Satan possessing a snake and making it talk. Understanding the Bible is important. Especially if you want to fight against evil. Truth is power.
Now that I have given you a full understanding of Lucifer, lets look into how he operates… next time on The Heart Of Darkness.