Lucifer became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God Alone. This pride represents the actual beginning of sin in the Universe—preceding the fall of the human Adam by an indeterminate time. As we have discussed – ‘Time’ as a measurable entity did not exist. There is NO beginning of The Creator of ALL things. Just as Time here on Earth is measured by our rotation on our axis and around a STAR of the hundreds we see in the sky on a clear night – self light generating bodies.
Lucifer in his quest to unseat God communicated with angels in high places! Those who ‘listened’ to Lucifer were cast out from The Presence of God.
“How you are fallen from Heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to Heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the Earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’ (Isaiah 14:12-17)
It would seem from the context of Ezekiel 28 that the first ten verses of this chapter are dealing with a human leader. Then, starting in verse 11 and on through verse 19, Lucifer is the focus of the discussion:
Moreover, The Word of The LORD came to me: “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says The Lord GOD: “You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were Created and they were prepared. You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were Created, till unrighteousness was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the Earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.” (Ezekiel 28:11-19)
What is the rationale for the conclusion that these latter verses refer to the fall of Lucifer? Whereas the first ten verses in this chapter speak about the ruler of Tyre (who was condemned for claiming to be a god though he was just a man), the discussion moves to the king of Tyre starting in verse 11. Many scholars believe that though there was a human “ruler” of Tyre, the real “king” of Tyre was Satan, for it was he who was ultimately at work in this anti-God city and it was he who worked through the human ruler of the city.
Some have suggested that these verses may actually be dealing with a human king of Tyre who was empowered by Satan. Perhaps the historic king of Tyre was a tool of Satan, possibly even indwelt by him. In describing this king, Ezekiel also gives us glimpses of the superhuman creature, Satan, who was using, if not indwelling, him.
Now, there are things that are true of this “king” that—at least ultimately—can not be said to be true of human beings. For example, the king is portrayed as having a different nature from man (he is a cherub, verse 14); he had a different position from man (he was blameless and sinless, verse 15); he was in a different realm from man (the holy mount of God, verses 13,14); he received a different judgment from man (he was cast out of the mountain of God and thrown to the earth, verse 16); and the superlatives used to describe him don’t seem to fit that of a normal human being (“full of wisdom,” “perfect in beauty,” and having “the seal of perfection,” verse 12 NASB).
It is significant that the language used to describe this fits other passages in the Bible that speak about Satan. For example, the five “I wills” in Isaiah 14 indicate an element of pride, which was also evidenced in Ezekiel 28:17 (cf. 1 Timothy 3:6 which makes reference to Satan’s conceit).
As a result of this heinous sin against God, Lucifer was banished from existing in Heaven (Isaiah 14:12). He became corrupt, and his name changed from Lucifer (“morning star”) to Satan (“adversary”). His power became completely perverted (Isaiah 14:12,16,17). And his destiny, following the second coming of Christ, is to be bound in a pit during the 1000-year millennial Kingdom over which Christ will rule (Revelation 20:3), and eventually will be thrown into the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41).
Why do we share this? God – The Creator of ALL Knows ALL things! His Essence Creates ALL that is! Life, food, crop, jewels…. EVERYTHING in existence! There exists nothing that God cannot Speak into existence.
Speaking things into existence is solely within God’s power and exclusively His right. When God created the world, He simply spoke, and light appeared (Genesis 1:3); the sky was formed (verses 7–8); dry land emerged (verse 9); vegetation sprang up (verse 11); the sun, moon, and stars appeared (verses 14–15); fish and birds materialized (verses 20–21); and animal life appeared (verse 24). God’s act of creation shows His unique and mighty power in a way that can never be duplicated.
The verse we share the preceding facts for is:
Have you cried out to The Father to show you things? When we cry to God, we are essentially saying, “My Lord, my God, this is too much for me to bear. This is too much for me to handle. I’m giving it to You. I’m acknowledging You as The only One Who can take it. I’m trusting You to hold me, to Love me, to fix me, Amen.
David did it! Just read the Psalms and you will see. “Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!” (Psalm 4:1). “Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning” (Psalm 5:1). “Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to You!” (Psalm 102:1).
God promises to deliver and protect the person who clings to Him in love. The primary fulfillment of this is eternal, as those who come to Christ in salvation receive everlasting life (John 3:16–18). Those who follow godly wisdom and remain near to the Lord’s will also give themselves a better chance at avoiding disaster (Proverbs 1:7; 9:11–12). Some see a messianic tone to these words. Satan used part of this passage to tempt Jesus (Psalm 91:11–12; Matthew 4:5–6), who rejected it as a twisting of the Word (Matthew 4:7; Deuteronomy 6:16).
The word for “Love” used here is a Hebrew term implying delight or longing. The same term is seen in Deuteronomy 7:7 and 10:15 regarding God’s approach to the nation of Israel. This sets a high standard.
When Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” (John 21:16), He used the highest Greek word for love, from the root agapao, a self-sacrificing Love. It is the kind of love God demonstrated by giving His Son as the sacrifice for our sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Jesus affirmed that the greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). Such Love for God mirrors His Love for His people. The apostle John noted this fact in 1 John 4:19: “We Love because He first Loved us.”
Psalm 91:14 further identifies the person who Loves God as one who knows The Lord’s name. In other words, he has learned by experience that The Lord is good and perfect in ALL He is and does.
And The future is already Written!