His name is not Satan, but you can call him that name
Summary of Lucifer's Idea
Most people are familiar with the basic premises of Christianity. In a very broad sweeping summary, Jesus Christ came to pay the price for man predicament of separation from God. Lucifer fell in a heavenly battle. Lucifer took ownership of the Earth from Adam who had dominion given from God. Jesus Christ reclaim the Earthly realm on the cross, but He has not taken ownership and dominion yet as described in the scriptures.
It has to be pointed out that we often call Lucifer the name Satan. This is not his name but it perfectly okay to call Lucifer the name Satan as long as it is identifying Lucifer. The Hebrew term or word "satan" means to oppose or obstruct and over the centuries it has become an adjective for Lucifer. Lucifer is the adversary and the accuser. A more exact phrase of Satanic Forces should be used to describe a circumstance when a Christian is experiencing troubles and problems from the Fallen Angels. Often it said by Christians "Satan has come against me" where we actually do not know if it was Lucifer or another Fallen Angel. Lucifer is not omnipresent, meaning he can't be everywhere at the same time like God can.
|Ephesians 6:12||For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.|
Lucifer's name means Morning Star, Son of the Dawn. He was perfect in beauty and the ruler over all of the angels. Currently, Lucifer is described as "prince of the air" and along with the fallen angels, they have are collectively described as "principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this age."
As a conjecture, since God is perfect in all things which includes love, then Lucifer and the angels that followed Lucifer must have believed that they were capable of over powering God. Since God has perfect love then Lucifer might have believed there would not be consequences as God would not put into prison or punish those who He loves. This is obviously not the case, as taught in the scriptures, but maybe it was in the mind of Lucifer when he fell.
Description's of Lucifer's fall
We know from scripture that Lucifer had thoughts that he would be equal to God as indicated in the scripture. Here are two groups of passages that we learn about Lucifer plan and how God brought him down.
In Ezekiel 28:11-19 , which first dealing with the King of Tyre proceeds to move onto Lucifer: 11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. 14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18 By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. 19 All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’”
In Isaih 14:3-23, which is first dealing the king of Babylon and then turns to Lucifer: 3 On the day the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you, 4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: How the oppressor has come to an end! How his fury has ended! 5 The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, 6 which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression. 7 All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing. 8 Even the junipers and the cedars of Lebanon gloat over you and say, “Now that you have been laid low, no one comes to cut us down.” 9 The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you— all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones— all those who were kings over the nations. 10 They will all respond, they will say to you, “You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us.” 11 All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you. 12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. 16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, 17 the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?” 18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb. 19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot, 20 you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. Let the offspring of the wicked never be mentioned again. 21 Prepare a place to slaughter his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities. 22 “I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord Almighty. “I will wipe out Babylon’s name and survivors, her offspring and descendants,” declares the Lord. 23 “I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord Almighty.
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