The Message-Lucifer, Son of the Morning

 Mighty Angelic Guardian

Satan is not ugly. He was and is perfectly beautiful and was so adorned and empowered by God he attempted to exalt himself over God. His pride brought him down from his high place in heaven.

Ezekiel 28:12-14 …You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone, red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald—all beautifully crafted for you and set in the finest gold. They were given to you on the day you were created. I ordained and anointed you as the mighty angelic guardian. You had access to the holy mountain of God and walked among the stones of fire.

Satan was created by God. God gave angels and humans the right of choice. We get to choose right or wrong, good or bad. Satan and his followers in heaven chose to rebel and be defiant against God. There was a revolt in heaven. Satan rebelled and was defiant. He chose to disobey God’s wishes. It was by Satan’s own desire that his pride in his own beauty and abilities overtook him.

His prideful arrogance showed itself to God. So, as a result of his rebellion, pride and arrogance, God was filled with righteous indignation and cast Satan out of heaven. One third of the heavenly angels followed after Satan, therefore they also were cast out of heaven with Satan.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

Revelations 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him.

Notice in the scripture below what Satan says. I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above God, I will sit on the mount, I will ascend above the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Pure pride and arrogance filled him. I, I, I.

Isaiah 14:12–14 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! 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.

In heaven Satan said he would be like the most high. When he tempted Eve in the garden, he told her if you will eat of this fruit You will be like God. Satan’s desire is to rule, to have the ultimate power, to be God.

Ezekiel 28:15-17 You were blameless in all you did from the day you were created until the day evil was found in you.  Your rich commerce led you to violence, and you sinned. So I banished you in disgrace from the mountain of God. I expelled you, O mighty guardian, from your place among the stones of fire. Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty.

Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendor. So I threw you to the ground and exposed you to the curious gaze of kings.

He is still an angel God created, only now he is a dark angel no longer in the light. He still uses his power and beauty to tempt and deceive the people God created. He is called the god of this world, prince of darkness, father of lies. Jesus called Satan the God of this age, the ruler of this world.

John 8:44 For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Satan is searching for who he can use to do his evil works on earth. He is seeking for his next victim or the victim he can use again. He will lie, deceive and do anything he can to get you to do his bidding.

In Matthew 16:23 Jesus and Peter are talking. Jesus spoke of having to go to the cross and lose His life. Peter didn’t understand why and began telling Jesus not to do it. Jesus immediately said Get behind me Satan. Jesus wasn’t speaking to Peter but rather to Satan because Satan was using Peter to try and stop Jesus from doing what He came to earth to do. Jesus’ mission from His birth was to die on the cross.

Jesus had to speak it out loud because Satan can’t read our thoughts, only God can. Satan can’t be everywhere, he isn’t all knowing. God is the all-knowing One, not Satan.

Many of our friends, relatives won’t follow Jesus. They don’t receive God’s Word as truth. It is because they are blinded by the enemy Satan.

1 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Satan’s power is dark and deadly. He is filled with rage, hate, envy and lies. His goal is to trick his way into our lives and create strongholds such as fear, jealousy, lying, and defiance, addictions to drugs, alcohol, pornography and having a rebellious nature. These are Satan’s power over you. All of these are behaviors that are controlled by Satan. Satan is the believer’s greatest enemy.

Satan lied to and deceived Adam and Eve and they turned against God, and toward him when they sinned in the Garden of Eden. Since then humans are born in sin. It is our nature to be selfish, rebellious, prideful, and lustful, to lie etc. Those qualities are not part of God’s likeness. These come from Satan the evil one not Jesus.

Sin originates in one’s own desire. Death is the punishment for sin without forgiveness.

James 1:13–15 Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

We were created in God’s image. He wants to find the ones who will glorify Him, and act like Him. Jesus went around healing those who were in bondage to Satan. He is looking for us to dominate, and have power over Satan. We are to keep Satan from causing destruction, chaos, and devastation on the earth by bringing others into the Kingdom. The only way to do this is to tell people about Jesus’ love and forgiveness, grace, mercy and healing. 

Satan wants to kill all of us who love Jesus and are stopping him from carrying out his plans. He schemes to trap, and destroy us.

John 10:10 The thief cometh but for to steal and to kill and to destroy, I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.

Jesus died on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins and spend eternity with Him. I’m sure Satan and his demons celebrated when Jesus died on the cross. When Jesus said it is finished, Satan and his demons misunderstood. What they didn’t count on was Jesus coming out of that tomb 3 days, holding the keys to life, death, hell and the grave. Praise You Jesus. He is Lord over all to include Satan and his demons and every unbeliever whether they believe it or not. Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord.

Believers have authority through Jesus to fight against Satan. If you resist the devil, he must flee. We fight against Satan in the Name of Jesus not in our own name. Without Jesus we can do nothing good. We belong to Jesus and must fight against Satan and all his demons. Satan does not have power over us unless we give it to him.

Tell him no in the Name of Jesus. Tell him, no I will not lie, I will tell the truth like Jesus. Tell him no I will not let anger and fear control me. I will have self-control like Jesus does. I won’t be hateful, defiant, prideful and arrogant. I will be kind, loving and humble myself like Jesus does. I will not hold grudges and have hate and bitterness in my heart. I will forgive like Jesus does. Wake up every day saying these things so Satan can hear it.

Satan decided he was too great, too big to honor and glorify God. He worshipped himself above God. The mighty angelic guardian Lucifer said no to the plan God had for him and demanded to have it his way not God’s.

When pride takes over in your life all sin can come against you. We tell that lie and it leads to more and more lies, sometimes for no reason except to make ourselves look bigger and better in someone’s eyes or we tell those lies to stay out of trouble. When the lie is found out we tell more lies to cover the first lies and it goes on and on. With prideful arrogance you think you are gaining something from your lies sins and refuse to repent. You think you have gotten away with all your sins but you are wrong. All your sins will find you out and you will be held accountable for your actions. There is always a price to pay. Ultimately sin leads to death and destruction.

Satan wants to keep you from Jesus. He doesn’t want you praising and worshiping Jesus. He doesn’t want you doing anything good. He wants you to follow him and do the evil things he wants you to do.

If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior you are not in God’s image. Satan is dominating, and has power over you. We are to glorify God, and we cannot do that if we let Satan have his way.

The Lord says, turn from your sin and trust in Me. Repent and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to forgive you with a sincere heart, He will. You can overcome Satan with Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Lay down your sinful pride and arrogance, turn from yourself and follow Jesus. Live with the Holy Spirit leading and guiding you and let God use you in His service. You can be His witness to others. Jesus told Peter, follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.

Only Jesus can change and transform us back to His image that Satan took from us. Jesus will take the nature of Satan out of your heart and put God’s heart and nature back in. Little by little, glory to glory. Praise You Jesus.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.