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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
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
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
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
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
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