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Who is Lucifer?

In these last days, and in the era of the church of the Laodiceans, there is much confusion about many things in the churches; as amidst a sea of waving tares, there is a remnant of true wheat which have been "tossed to and fro, and carried about by every wind of doctrine...", but are slowly and surely coming out of the filth of "Mystery Babylon the Great" and her perverted doctrines, and being washed with water by the word of God, from which they have been truly gendered. As it is written, "And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD..." (Isaiah 54:13), and again, "And they shall all be taught of God." (John 6:45). 

It is unto that very 
remnant that this epistle is addressed. These days there is very much confusion and deception in the churches in many areas, largely because of two things.

First, what has been called "last days mania" —which has brought forth a virtual avalanche of books, videos, commentary Bibles, and teachings about the "last days" in prophecy, which has been geared by the god of this world (as have been the television, news media, music industry, and all of his other worldly enterprises) to appeal to the carnal mind of man which naturally desires to see and hear of excitement, danger, blood and gore, etc,...

And 
second, the readiness of mind of the lukewarm churchgoing multitudes ("—because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." - 2 Thessalonians 2:9) to receive the hype and pretended revelations of the false teachers of these last days (which shall utterly perish in their own corruption); coupled with their unwillingness to seek the Lord with fastings, prayers, and searching the scriptures.


One of the many deceptive doctrines which have been so readily accepted by the multitudes today is the concept that "Lucifer" (Isaiah 14:12) is another name for Satan, or that he is Satan himself. But, as we shall see, the scripture teaches no such thing.


 The name "Lucifer" is the English transliteration of the Hebrew word "heylel" (Strong's "1966), which comes from another Hebrew noun, "halal" (Strong's #1984), which means, "...to be clear...to shine; hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; to celebrate; etc..."


The name Lucifer is mentioned only once in the Bible, in the midst of a passage of scripture which is concerning a "proverb" which the children of Israel will take up against the "king of Babylon" in the days to come when the kingdom of God will have been established in the earth, and Israel will be living in their land in peace, and ruling over their oppressors (see Isaiah 14:1-4). 

This will be the 
seventh day: the day of the LORD—when Jesus Christ will have come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, to sit upon the throne of his glory; and in this passage in Isaiah 14:5-23 is this proverb that Israel will use (in hindsight) against the "king of Babylon", which is "the beast" (Revelation 13:4), "antichrist" (1 John 2:18), and the "son of perdition" 
(2 Thessalonians 2:3); and also the word of the LORD concerning his death and destruction. 

Who is Lucifer?


The scripture makes clear that Lucifer is a man.

 "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble...?" (v. 16)

"But thou art 
cast out of thy grave as a carcase trodden under feet." (v. 19)

"...thou hast...
slain thy people—" (v. 20)

"Prepare slaughter for 
his children…For I will rise up against them…and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, andnephew, saith the LORD." (vv.21,22)


Why is this man called Lucifer? In 2 Samuel 23:3,4, we find the answer. The last words of David (v.1) were to prophesy about his seed which was to come (our Lord Jesus Christ, the son of David) and of whom the LORD had said, "He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever." (2 Samuel 7:13). In 2 Samuel 23:3.4, we read, "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth...". 


There can be no question that David was speaking of our Lord Jesus Christ: for, he shall indeed rule over all men, 
Daniel 7:13,14; Matthew 28:18; 1 Timothy 6:15, he is just, Zechariah 9:9; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Timothy 3:16,
he will rule in the fear of God Isaiah 11:2; Psalm 45:4; Hebrews 5:7-10, and he is as the 
light of the morning, when the sun riseth. 
"I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." (Revelation 22:16)


The reason this man (Antichrist) is called Lucifer is because, when he arrives, he will, "oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, " — so that "he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:4—see also Isaiah 14:13,14; Ezekiel 28:2,6,9).


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