CHAPTER SEVEN: THE STORY OF satan.
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ZION-THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF GOD
We must always keep in mind that we only have one problem in this world and his name is satan. Isaiah 2:1-5, “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.”
Isaiah 11:6-9, “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my Holy Mountain: for the Earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
Isaiah 12:6, “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”
Isaiah 25:6-8, “And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from all the Earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.”
Isaiah 33:24, “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.”
Isaiah 35:5-10, “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
Isaiah 54:13-14, “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.”
In the Holy Mountain of God in the last days the redeemed of the Lord shall walk there and we will no longer have war between the nations, not even weapons. Animals will become docile and lions will eat straw and will be together with cattle and a small child will lead lions and leopards and wolves and they won't have to worry about asp or snakes and great will be the peace of the children. Death will be swallowed up in victory, no tears, no oppression and no fear. The desert will bloom, the deaf hear, the blind see, the dumb talk and the lame leap and they will not even say they are sick. Why? You would immediately assume it was because the Holy one of Israel is in the midst of the mountain, but the Holy Spirit of God indwells us already and is already in us and we are in Him. John 14:20, Jesus talking, “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” The day He was talking about was after He was resurrected and we could receive His gift of the Holy Ghost. First Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you.”
THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF GOD’S HOLY MOUNTAIN
Revelation 20:1-3, 6, “And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season,,,,,,Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”
During the entire thousand-year reign of God's Holy Mountain or the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, satan will be locked up and can deceive the nations no more. When satan is out of the picture, so is war, animal hostility, death, tears, fear, terror, oppression, deafness, blindness, dumbness, the deserts will bloom and no one will say they are sick.
THE BATTLE AGAINST GOD’S HOLY MOUNTAIN
You would think if you lived on the Earth and God’s Holy Mountain was here on Earth and you were free to come and go and be taught God's ways and satan was locked up the entire thousand years that there couldn't possibly be an unsaved person on the face of the Earth. Amazingly there will be people that will be alive during the thousand year reign that will still be able to be deceived into gathering for battle against God's Holy Mountain after satan is loosed for a season and they will be as numerous as the sands of the sea.
Revelation 20:7-9, “And when the thousand years are expired, satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the Earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the Earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city, and fire came down from God out of Heaven, and devoured them.”
AND HAVING DONE ALL, STAND!
What do you think is satan a problem? Can he speak to us? Can we be deceived by the direct influence of evil spirits? Do we need armor to defend ourselves against an unseen adversary? Do we really wrestle with problems and people or do we wrestle with principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places? If you don't think satan can deceive you and influence the everyday happenings in your life, he can. Ephesians 6:10-18 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
God has given us His Word to teach us how to live to keep from giving satan ground to operate in our lives not to make life difficult and we must learn to use the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, just like Jesus did in Luke 4:1-14, to be free from being manipulated by evil spirits. Second Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exaleth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
Luke 4:1-14, “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days did He eat nothing: and when they were ended, He afterward hungered.
And the devil said unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. [This is Deuteronomy 8:3]
And the devil, taking Him up into an high mountain, showed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give thee; and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thou God, and Him only shalt thou serve. [This is Deuteronomy 6:13 and 10:20]
And he brought Him to Jerusalem, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto Him. If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [This is Psalms 91:11-12] And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [This is Deuteronomy 6:16]
And when the devil had ended all temptations he departed Him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.”
John 10:10, Jesus speaking, “The thief [satan] cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” We must know what the Word says about whatever situation we are in, so that we will be able to come against the fiery darts of the wicked and defeat the enemy in each and every encounter and be aware of what God has already provided for us through His riches in Christ Jesus, the “Starter Kit”, Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” so we won’t waste time asking God for what He has already provided for us in His Word, but just give Him praise and thanks and worship for all He has done.
WHY DO WE WAR?
Ezekiel, Chapter 28:11-19, “Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 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. 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 [Toph, tambourine, timbrel] and of thy pipes [Chaliyl, a flute] was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 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. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
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. 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. 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. 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.”
Isaiah 14:12-17, “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: 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: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit. 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; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”
The story of Lucifer, son of the morning, or as we now know him, satan, who was created perfect in wisdom and beauty by God to be the anointed cherub which is an order of angels that are always found around God's throne. he was created to be the number one angel that was to be the song leader or music director in Heaven and was perfect in wisdom and beauty until iniquity was found in him. Why would God's number one angel rebel against God and try to exalt himself above God? Because he spent too much time in front of the mirror and checking his net worth. Pride and greed!
In Luke 18:18-27 we read, “And a certain ruler asked Him [Jesus], saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
By the multitude of satan's merchandise and by being lifted up because of his beauty plus his corrupted wisdom he tried to exalt himself above God. Why would someone who had it made financially and was perfect in wisdom and beauty, as well as being the number one angel, allow himself to even try to exalt himself above God? Remember now, he was in the Garden of Eden and when he was there it appears that he was pretty well off and all those precious stones were his covering. We have already learned that God created us in His image, an invisible, immortal spirit, in Genesis 1:26-27, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness;,,,,So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” and in Genesis 2:7 He formed the flesh for that spirit and gave it a soul or personality. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” We read in Genesis 2:8, “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed.”
God created both man and Lucifer or satan, but God created the Garden of Eden for man, but we read in Ezekiel 28:13, “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering.” Lucifer was in the Garden with man and they appeared to have everything they could possibly want, but I am sure it wasn’t anything like the Holy Mountain of God that Lucifer and walking up and down in the midst of the stones of fire plus man had been exalted over him and he still wasn't number one.
THE FALL OF MANKIND BY satan's DECEPTION
Genesis 2:21-25, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”
God put Adam to sleep, removed one of his ribs, and created woman, Eve, as a help-mate for Adam and they had it made. Genesis 2:25 tells us that they were naked and weren't ashamed and had all the food they needed and Lucifer was there and he obviously had it made also, but what happened?
Genesis 3:1-15, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [satan] said unto the woman, Yea, Hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the trees of the fruit of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the Garden in the cool of the day: And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the Garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said I heard thy voice in the Garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman that thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shall thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
God came to walk in the Garden in the cool of the evening and to have fellowship with His creations which is all that God has ever wanted from His creations. But alas, He quickly discovers that the children have been fighting and fussing and they have all been disobedient and one has talked the other two into eating fruit off the only tree in the whole place that they couldn't eat off of. The man and woman now know they are naked, because they now have the knowledge of good and evil and God finds out that it was Lucifer that talked them into eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Isaiah 14:12 calls Lucifer son of the morning, a title given that means that he was one of God's first creations. he was created special and he wasn't used to sharing. he was the anointed cherub, the number one angel and now he was sharing a garden that wasn't even created for him. God created it for man and now Lucifer found himself having to share and how many times have you seen an eldest or only child that had difficulty in sharing. Jealousy, covetousness!
In Genesis 3:15 God puts enmity between the woman and the serpent or satan and if God is putting enmity between them, then this tells us that there had not been enmity between them before this. They had co-existed up until this time and now satan had allowed envy and covetousness to manifest itself as jealousy and create strife between him and God's children that were created in God’s image, Adam and Eve.
Enmity means to be an enemy, to be hostile to, to treat as an enemy, to hate. From what I have seen satan has done a good job of hating women and if we men could be in a woman's shoes for even one day, I have a feeling we would better understand the real meaning of enmity. We need to realize that the differences between men and women are partly due to the enmity that God put between woman and satan and that is why we need to do all we can to try to protect them against satan's wiles or attack. Women have a false belief that their newfound “freedom” is good when it is actually a satanic attack designed to drive them further away from God's perfect will for their lives. We need some righteous men to pray and take authority over the wiles of the wicked that are coming against the women of this world so that men can go back to being the provider and protector of his family and women can return to being the nurturer of the family.
WAR IN HEAVEN
I will now include the entire twelfth chapter of the book of Revelation to further illustrate satan's hatred for woman-kind and to tell the story of the war in Heaven where satan and a third of the angels were kicked out of Heaven and the spiritual birth of Jesus.
“And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in Heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of Heaven, and did cast them to the Earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God and to His throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. 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.
And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast in to the Earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man child. And to the woman was given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a great flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the Earth helped the woman, and the Earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
If you are keeping the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, you are at war with the dragon, that old serpent, the devil, which is called satan. Remnant is “loipoy”, remaining ones:-other, which remain, remnant, residue, rest. What I want you to see is that he is making war against the ones that keep the commandments of God, a righteous, “dikaios” person. Many times I have seen people at churches that didn't seem to be battling with the devil and here I was feeling like I was under constant attack because I had determined in my heart to do things God's way. Remember the wheat and tares as found in:
Matthew 13:24-30, “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in His field. But while men slept, His enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto Him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.
The servants said unto Him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But He said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn.”
In Matthew 13:37-43 Jesus explains the parable of the wheat and tares, “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.” Just because someone appears to be doing exactly what it appears God wants them doing, doesn't mean they are doing exactly what God wants them doing. You may be in spiritual warfare because you are trying to keep the commandments of God and they could only appear to be keeping the commandments of God because satan could care less what they are doing because they are not a threat to his kingdom. Don't go by what you see and change from what you know is what God wants you to do to line up with what someone else is doing because they appear to be successful. The people you are trying to be like might not even be born again.
Up until the time that God put enmity between woman and satan he was known as Lucifer and had access to God's throne and walked in God's Holy Mountain. As soon as Jesus, the man child that was to rule the nations with a rod of iron, was caught up to God satan knew that the Kingdom of God and the power of His Christ with power and strength had come. It was at this point that war broke out in Heaven and satan and a third of the angels of Heaven were cast out onto the Earth having great wrath, but always remember, we have the other two thirds that are sent forth to minister for us. Hebrews 1:13-14, “But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” In Luke 10:18 Jesus tells us, “And He said unto them, I beheld satan as lightning fall from Heaven.” Jesus was there when satan fell from Heaven. John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
THE POWER OF GOD’S CHRIST HAS COME
Verse ten tells us that the Kingdom of God and the power of His Christ had come and when satan knew that the child the woman was delivering was being created to replace him he tried desperately to devour the child and when he couldn't, he tried to take out his wrath on the woman and when he couldn't, because God protected her, he went to make war on her descendants which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ and guess who the descendants are? Us! You and me! If you don't believe you are at war by now, may God help you. satan no longer goes to God for permission to attack the saints of God, he comes straight to us and if we don’t take God’s Word and resist the devil we will become captives and end up doing his will and not God’s.
In Isaiah 14:12, God Himself called Lucifer son of the morning. Second Peter 1:17-19, “For He [Jesus] received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to Him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from Heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount [Matthew 17:1-9]. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the Day Star arise in your hearts.” Jesus called Himself the Morning Star in Revelation 22:16. “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and Morning Star.”
Looking up Day Star in Vines dictionary, the Greek word is phosphoros, the English phosphorus, light, to bear, is used of the morning star, as the light bringer. Day Star, Morning Star and son of the morning are all terms that indicate that the title is given to someone that is a light-bearer. satan was God's anointed cherub, the angel's that are always found around or near God's throne. One definition of cherub is to bless, to praise and to adore. The cherub's were the angel's around God's throne that were to bless, praise and adore and satan or Lucifer at that time, was created to lead the praise and worship around God's throne by the workmanship of his tabrets [“Toph”, tambourine, timbrel] and of his pipes [“Chaliyl”, a flute] that was prepared in him when he was created. he was God's light bearer and satan realized that when the Man Child was born and taken to God's throne that he was replaced and that God had a new Light Bearer, Jesus, the Son of God, the Word of God.
God had won a battle in Heaven, but the war wasn't over. In Genesis 3:15, when God put enmity between satan and woman, God boldly told satan that he was going to defeat him with the seed of Eve or, to put it another way, flesh. God told satan that the seed of Eve would bruise his head and that satan would bruise their heel and satan began an all out attack on flesh that began when Cain slew his brother Abel in a fit of jealousy because God accepted Abel's sacrifice and didn't accept Cain's in Genesis chapter four. satan came within eight souls of winning the war in Genesis chapters six and seven when Noah and his three sons and their wives were the only people left alive on the face of the Earth after the great flood.
Every person born on the Earth since that day has been a triune creature, body, soul, and an invisible immortal spirit that was created in the image of God just like in Genesis 1:27 and 2:6. For 4,000 years satan tempted every person that was ever born and how he must have delighted to see them fall one by one. he must have thought that God's bold proclamation in Genesis 3:15 could never be accomplished with the weak flesh that he could so easily defeat.
BUT GOD HAD A PLAN!