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Luicfer, Son of the Morning

In The Devil on January 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

Satan, who is now the representative of all evil, was once a commanding angel in heaven, beautiful and powerful. His name was Lucifer, which means, “Son of the Morning,” or, “Shining One, Son of the Dawn.” (Isa. 14 : 12)

The first nineteen verses of the twenty-eighth chapter of Ezekiel have a double application : — First, they describe the beauty, riches, pride, arrogance, and wickedness of the city of Tyre, which was located near the borders of Palestine, on the Mediterranean Sea. Secondly, in reading Eze. 28 : 12-15, a deeper meaning is discovered, and it becomes evident that a being is there described who has, at some time, held a high position in heaven, near the throne of the Almighty. Such a description can apply only to Lucifer, who, since his fall, is known as the devil, or Satan.  It will be seen also that in the writings of many of the prophets the condition and fate of nations are frequently taken as object-lessons, pointing to still more important events that have transpired in the past, or are to take place in the future.   In the twenty-eighth of Ezekiel, the power and beauty, the pride and wickedness, and the final overthrow of Tyre are taken to represent the high position of Lucifer in heaven, his sin of pride and rebellion, and his final fall.

He was, next to God and Christ; and is still, the wisest being in the universe; for God said through the prophet, “Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom.” Vs. 12.

He was also the most beautiful being in all the creation of God, for the text says he was “perfect in beauty.” Vs. 12.

He visited earth, the home of Adam and Eve. “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God.” Vs. 13.   His visits were for no good purpose, and resulted finally in the fall of the human race.

His apparel was beautiful beyond human conception. “Every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold.” Vs. 13.

As a musician he excelled, and doubtless presided as leader of the angelic hosts in their morning and evening songs of praise to God. “The workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” Vs. 13.

This quotation shows that he was “created” by the power of God.  Angels were created full grown, not born as children, hence it is evident that this text describes a heavenly being.

“Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so.” Vs. 14. Lucifer was beside the throne of God, with his wings outstretched above it.

Thou wast upon the holy mountain of God.” Vs. 14. He stood, therefore, in the very presence of God, near His throne.

“Thon hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” Vs. 14. The glory of God radiates like fire from the golden pavement around His throne. Paul says, “For our God is a consuming fire.” (Heb. 12 : 29)  These surroundings were familiar to Lucifer.  He stood in the presence of the great Creator, and the ceaseless beams of glory enshrouding the eternal God, rested upon him.

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