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On the sixth day,
the Father, Son, and Spirit crowned their creative work by making human
beings in their own image. The Trinity wanted to place a creature on earth that
would reflect many of Their incredible attributes. And so God made the first
man, Adam. However, seeing that the isolation of man was not good,1
He took a rib from Adam’s side and fashioned Eve 2
as his ideal companion and helper.
God also created
spirits to specifically minister His loving care 3
to the one’s He made in His image somewhere in the midst of this initial time
He called them angels.5
These ministering spirits were not glorified human beings.
Marring the harmony, beauty and awe of all that
God had brought into being by His spoken word, one of the most beautiful ministering
refused to submit to the rule and authority of the Three-and-One by
spearheading an ugly rebellion. The brilliance of this rebel was so great that
he was allegorically referred to in ancient scroll of Isaiah as the star of the morning (or Lucifer7)
and the son of the dawn.In his rebellion, he vowed five times to
elevate himself by refusing to submit to the direction and supremacy of the
One third of the angels 9
joined in his rebellion. Revelation 12:9 says, And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called
the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the
earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. After his rebellion,
Lucifer was referred to with numerous others names such as the great dragon, the
serpent, the devil, and Satan.
3Based on Hebrews 1:14 (amp): “Are not the angels all
ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service <of God for the
assistance> of those who are to inherit salvation?”
4In Job 38:4 & 7 (niv) we see the angels singing praise at the creation of the
earth. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you
understand.While the morning stars sang
together and all the angels shouted for joy?"
5 The word “angel” and
“angels” appears in the Bible 283 times.
allegorically refers to the perfection and beauty of the devil and says he was
originally “anointed as a guardian cherub” and that his “heart became proud on
account of (his) beauty.”
7 Isaiah 14:12 employs the
Hebrew word לליה (heylel) to describe this angel who chose rebellion.
Strong’s concordance translates this word as either the morning star or Lucifer.
8 "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.’” Isaiah