Thoughts About
Spiritual Warfare
Area Indoctrination Briefing
Part 16 of 34

Rockey Jackson, September 27, 2003

ADDENDUM 1 – Lucifer

Lucifer was the proper name for the archangel who led a third of the angels in a revolt against God. Subsequent to his revolt and fall from his first estate, he has been known by many names, titles, and functions, but most notably by Satan or the Devil. Lucifer is translated from the Hebrew word heylel (Strong’s 1966), which literally means brightness and is associated with Venus as the morning star. Heylel comes from the Hebrew root halal (Strong’s 1984), which means to shine forth with color in a showy or boastful way. Derivative appellations from Lucifer include: shining (or bright) one, son of the morning (or Venus as the morning star a counterfeit of the Lord Jesus Christ), and an angel of light.

The only occurrence of the name Lucifer in the Bible is at Isaiah 14:12. The surrounding passage is a taunt against the king of Babylon that spans Isaiah 14:1-23. However, the section contained in verses 12-17 goes beyond the human king to describe the evil spirit that empowers him.

Another passage found in the twenty-eighth chapter of Ezekiel gives a lamentation for the king of Tyrus. However, again in the midst of the passage the scripture goes beyond the human king to reveal the spirit that empowers him. This scripture describes a brilliant anointed cherub who is covered with colorful precious stones. Here we are given a brief description of Lucifer’s life and his ultimate fate.

Scripture References:


Lucifer’s Rebellion and Downfall

Isaiah 14:12-17

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!(Lucifer, son of the morning)

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: (original sin)

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (original sin)

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Shining One (Brightness)

Lamentation for the Anointed Cherub

Ezekiel 28:2-19

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; 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: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (anointed cherub that covereth)

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. (covering cherub)

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.(pride)

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Morning Star

Lucifer, son of the morning

Isaiah 14:12

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!(Lucifer, son of the morning)

Angel of Light

Satan Transforms Himself into an Angel of Light

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (Satan, angel of light)

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Mountain Goats

These mountain goats are part of a herd that ranges along the Continental Divide in Colorado. They were used for the banner of the "Area Indoctrination Briefing" because of the obvious association of Satan with goats.