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The Fall of Day Star

When God created the heavens there was a time when all the angels were united together in worship and service to God and harmony existed in heaven. One angels name; a Cherub was called Day star, this is the original name of Satan who was to reflect God’s glory unlike any other angel. He was created as the greatest creature in the universe, until he fell with pride.

Job in his afflicting trial is asked by God "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”(Job 38:4-7) Here we have both the symbolic term and God’s relationship toward the angels, sons of God. The angels included Satan, who knew God as their Father (their creator) as they were created a heavenly species (bene elohim) before Adam was made.

There are different categories and types of angelic (celestial beings) Angels which is common for the whole group, Cherubim and Seraphim. Michael’s Greek title is an archangel, which describes Him as head over all the common angels (Rev. 12:7).
In Daniel 10:13, Michael is called the first prince. He is the first, chief prince over the other princes. in Daniel 12:1, he is also called the great prince which is referring to him as the archangel.

Cherubim are a certain type of angelic creature, it means to guard or cover. The seraphim surround the throne, the cherubim carry the throne and cover it from above (Ezekiel 1). Cherubim are the highest order of the celestial beings. Satan is in the class of a cherub, he was the covering cherub. He was the anointed cherub that was positioned over the throne of God, the other cherubs are placed under it. The cherubim were embroidered into the curtains of the Tabernacle and covered the mercy-seat. They can have two (Kings 6:23-28; 7:29) or four wings (Ezekiel 1:5-28) they can look like a man, they can have a face of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. their feet are like the sole of a calf's foot they have the appearance like burnished brass, like burning coals of fire; torches; and, fire is in their midst (often associated with the shekinah glory). They travel as a flash of lightening which helps them carry out God's will promptly. The being we now have warring against God and his believers is the arch-cherub, an angelic creature that was once over all the other angelic creatures made; who is the most intelligent and powerful creature in the universe.

All was in harmony until this one creature on a certain day decided to break ranks.
This is described in Isa.14 and Ezekiel 28.

Isaiah 14:12-14: “How are you fallen from heaven, O day star, son of the morning!
five I wills were announced from his pride. Which resulted in him leading a revolt against God's authority, where one third of the angels sided with him (Rev. 12:3-4). This now has them classified as demons (fallen spirits; leaving their first estate).

God continues his rebuke “And you said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north; I will ascend”

Lucifer is the Latin translation of the Hebrew word which means day-star. Hebrew means “the shining one,” one who shines, describing his original state: This is why he can still appear as an angel of light according to 2 Corinthians 11:14. In his 5th I will: He says, I will make myself like the Most High. Satan often counterfeits God and his apostles (through men) when he appears as an angel of light to deceive people.

He was the shining one covered by the precious stones, according to Ezekiel 28, stones that later appear on the high priests breastplate in the tabernacle of Moses’ time (Exodus 28:17-20), but their order is different.

In Ez.28:1-10 the contemporary human king of Tyre is compared to the Day star/ Satan the former spirit leader of ALL the angels.
Ezekiel compares the situation of the prince of Tyre with that of the Satan, he draws a comparison between his desire and fall of the earthly king and the desire and fall from heaven by the anointed cherub. The prophet states “Because your heart is lifted up And you say I am a God, I sit in the seat of God.” This is the posturings of the Antichrist of whom the King of Tyre is a type.
The Isa.14 gives us more insight to the details of the fall. These passages relate to the Babylonian king, comparing who he is like and how he will have the same downfall. Just as the king of Tyre was a type so is the king of Babylon in the tribulation period.

When this Cherub shows up in the garden he is already fallen and is called the serpent (Gen.3:1; rev.12:9) to deceive man. The Latin name Lucifer is used for this creature, but this is a flawed translation and has confused many. The actual correct title is Day star, son of the morning from for the original Hebrew.
The Hebrew stresses him as “the shining one,” his original state before the fall. He was first among the angels in heaven; he was a light bearer, a morning star and is now fallen from his position he was appointed to. He then became known as Satan, the adversary to God.

Ezek.28:13 continues to tell us “The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.” The timbrels and pipes that were prepared for him meant musical instruments (tambourines; pipes- holes in musical pipes or flutes). Most have identified these to be wind pipes and some type of kettledrum; he was the worship leader in heaven. He had creativity and ability to make music which was all given to Him the day he was created. He was the choir director having a high priestly ministry. Being the leader of the angels, the sons of God in worship and the closest to the throne of their creator, he was positioned above it as the canopy. But his position of glory had a price. (In Isa.14 we have insight into his attitude and actions that made him fall.) “in the day you were created” shows us Lucifer is not eternal but had a beginning like the rest of the angels. Being created means he is limited.

14."You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. He is called the anointed cherub who covereth. Certainly this is not the earthly king, the king of Tyre that this could be said of. Being perfect, blameless and called the anointed cherub.

Before being called Satan, Day star had the highest station of any angel, the word “anointed” indicates his special position above all other angels, even the other cherubs of his type. It is Day star who is the first in the Bible called anointed. This is an angel of the highest order first in power and authority over all the other creatures. This position was given to him by God, as the arch Cherub, he was a canopy over the throne while the other angels were under it and around it. But he was not satisfied and declared himself, “I will be like the most high” exalting his position to be equal with his creator.

“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.”
He was the wisest and most beautiful of God’s creatures. His “perfection” had no flaws until the “iniquity” was made known. Satan was a creature of exquisite beauty and wisdom without comparison. He had no flaws but he did have the ability to choose to disobey or continue to obey. By asserting his own will he was found to have iniquity which resulted in eternal separation. There is no redemption for Satan or any other angel. When this happened his destiny was sealed and there is no way to turn him back. Probably because these creatures were closest to God and had access to his presence, so they had more revelation and with it came more responsibility.

Anyone who exalts follows in his footsteps. This is why God resists the proud and exalts the humble, it is the way He operates his kingdom; Jesus gave us the perfect example of this by his life.

The King of Tyre and many others such as Nebuchadnezzar fell when their heart was lifted up. In Dan 5:18-21 Daniel addresses the king about his father Nebuchadnezzar.V.20 “But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.” Pride has been the downfall of many a ruler, even in the Church. 1 Tim. 3:6 Paul tells us that to be a teacher in the Church one should “not be a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the Devil.” So if one desires to teach they need to be patient and wait until they are mature and equipped or they will grasp for the position before preparation. The same sin that Satan was tempted in becomes the bait for him to use on Eve and Adam and all of mankind today. That we can be self sufficient and be like God.

Solomon wrote “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud”(Prov.16:18-20)

Ezek.28:16 “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones”

“the abundance of his traffic” is a term explaining how he went from angel to angel causing a rebellion in heaven.” His boast of the 5 “I wills” in Isa.14 was spread convincing the others to follow. This was his intent is probably what led to the revolt for one third of the angels to follow him. His sin increased and leavened other angels, and they too lost their holiness. God called this violence that came from his nature. This very well could be what Jesus meant when he said he saw Satan fall like lightning. He watched his change and the harmony among the angels disrupted. He was quickly removed from heaven, he was judged and lost his position. He was destroyed from his position in ministry to God. But Day star will not
Ezek. 28:17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you.” V.17 gives us a clue to the initial pride in his heart. Apparently Lucifer looked to himself and became enamored with his own beauty. He became self focused. Satan was formerly was a creature of exquisite beauty and wisdom having no comparison. He wanted to ascend to greater heights. He wanted to be exalted above the glory of God with a desire to be like his creator. Not in character, but, what was due to God would now be directed toward him. It was pride that corrupted his perfect state. Scripture tells us it was sin in his heart that corrupted his wisdom and led to his external sin that brought 1/3rd the other angels along in rebellion. This scripture also refers to his current and future state.

In Isa.14 In his heart he wanted to be exalted and have a higher estate in relation to the other angels and to God. He wanted to sit on the throne himself and be worshipped like God by the other creatures. Isa.14:13-14 “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.”

There are 5 “I wills” mentioned in Isa.14, all are indicative of his corrupted heart and his desire to leave the position assigned to him by God. This is his desire of self-promotion instead of his God given position, for he already had the highest position of any creature. Some have found this to be a declaration of when he was in the garden of God. Scripture states one of his positions was over the throne of God. To reconcile this passage it may mean he was on earth when he made this declaration, away from God’s throne wanting to ascend into heaven. It could be from his station on earth he wanted to be exalted his throne to the throne of God in heaven. In each succeeding declaration of “I will” he exalts himself further and further.

Satan wanted a higher position than what was given to Him by God his creator, this was pride. “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God”(Isa.14:13). He wanted to be exalted above the stars of God. symbolically “The stars” are often means other angels, (Rev.1:20,9:1,12:4). Satan did not want to be counted among the other angels as a creature but as God, Daniel refers to this usage of stars referring to the believers, he said, we shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever (Dan.12:3). He is speaking of the future glory of believers, this is a type of glory that angels already possessed. although he too was created along with them.

His intention is to sit on the mount of the congregation. Where God is to be worshipped by His people. The sheer audacity of any creature in wanting to receive this devotion that is only due to God is high treason, especially for one that knew better. This is what makes his fall all the more insidious.

The angelic fall was a one time event, a test that God allowed, which has now confirmed the angels in their nature, those who participated are unable to change back. So neither the good angels can become evil nor can the evil angels change back to their former nature.

There are different degrees of power and wickedness among the fallen angelic creatures yet they all have the same leader. Scripture points out that Satan is the prince of this world, (John 12:31) the God of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) and the prince of power of the air (Eph. 2:2). He is also the prince of demons (Mt.12:24) and they are the Devils angels (Mt.25:41). So he is their general in the war for the people of earth. Satan is an enemy to mankind and his focus is on the church, he is a roaring lion to the Church. His defeat was declared by the cross and will one day be culminated by the return of the one who was crucified that brought his defeat.



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