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Summary: A redo of Armed to be set free.

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Who is Lucifer that man should fear him?

Understanding Lucifer

The reason that we, as the children of God, need to understand Lucifer is, we are under constant attack from him and his evil forces. In order to defend ourselves from his attacks, we need be able to recognize him as the Scriptures describe him. We need to become aware of his power, his battle tactics, his way of thinking, and his limitations. With this kind of knowledge, we will be better armed to fight the good fight of faith against Lucifer and break his death hold on our lives.

The words, demon, devil, and Satan are the commonly used pronouns for an evil being or an evil presence. However, Lucifer is more than just an evil being or presence. His proper name is Lucifer and God created him. When we hear the names Satan and Lucifer, we might picture a strange looking being that has human like features. This creature usually has a tail and horns and carries a pitchfork. This being is thought to reside in the deepest and hottest parts of the earth. His residence is said to be the place where souls burn for eternity. Although this is the common perception that we have of Lucifer, it is the wrong one.

The Scriptures describes Lucifer as being a fallen angel, a snake, a demon, the accuser of the brethren, and the father of all lies. He is said to be like a roaring lion and can appear as an angel of light. The Scriptures say that he is a very deceiving spirit that can come into the presence of God. He is represent by a dragon and is destined for the pits of Hell. Furthermore, the Scriptures warn us that he is to be considered an enemy to the children of God. We are told to separate ourselves from him and anyone that is associated with him.

Lucifer was at one time a very important angel of God. Some theologians say that Lucifer was the angel in charge of the worship and praise in heaven. They say that he was completely adorned with every precious stone you could imagine. Lucifer could just think of a melody and it would start playing. Lucifer is describe as being the best looking of all the angel and the scholars placed him as fourth in the line of authority in heaven before he was thrown out.

Lucifer still has access to God.

In Job 1:6-12, we can find some additional information on Lucifer. Here in this passage of scripture we can see some of his character traits. Verse 6 says, “One day, the angels came to present themselves before the Lord and Lucifer also came with them.” This passage reveals to us two things. First, although Lucifer lost his position in the kingdom of God, He did not lose his access to God. That is why most of the Scriptures call him Lucifer, which means "light-bearer" or "shining one." When he rebelled against God, Lucifer went from praising and worshipping God to finding fault in God and the things of God. Secondly, Lucifer is often found in the company of the people of God. The reason for this is, he is busy trying to steal God’s praise. He is trying to kill any hope of man ever being saved. He is trying to destroy the children of God.


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