Sabbath Message 29/2/35/120                                                                                                  

Dear Friends

This week we had a query from a young man I have known for many years regarding an article he read in an internet query site regarding the use of the term Lucifer and its application to Sons of God or Archangels. The article was completely erroneous and it is useful to refer to it here. The article can be read at.

In relation to the term Lucifer it is important to note the usages and their application in relation to the heavenly beings in both Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28.

The word in Isaiah 14:12 translated Lucifer is the Hebrew word Heylel (SHD 1966).  It is derived from the root 1984 in the sense of brightness.  It means the Morning Star and hence in translation the Lucifer.

The Septuagint (LXX) translates the Hebrew of the verse as ho ‘Eoosphoros and according to Brenton as “How has Lucifer that rose in the morning fallen from heaven.”  There is no doubt that the various translators Greek, KJV, and Brenton all understand the word being used as meaning the Morning Star as the Light Bearer.   Lucifer is the equivalent of the Light Bearer in the later translations.  It does not even pretend to be a Hebrew or a Greek word or even a loan word in the texts as erroneously intimated in the article.

The Soncino commentary renders it How thou art fallen from heaven O day star son of the morning. Green’s Interlinear renders it O Shining star son of the morning.  It is the same 1966.

The Soncino fn. to v. 12 says “day-star [or Lucifer (light-bearer) The morning star (son of the Morning) under the name of Istar was worshipped by the Babylonians, and Nebuchadnezzar’s days of power and glory are well represented by their comparison with the shining star. Arbarbanel points out that this star, namely Venus is the heavenly prince of Babylon.”

Istar is, as we all know, the goddess Easter of the Anglo-Saxon (see Oxford Universal Dictionary).

The Morning Stars were referred to in Job 38:4-7 as being present when God created the earth and the Sons of God shouted together and the Morning Stars sang for joy. Thus the morning stars are referred to in the Hebrew as the leaders of the sons of God who were present before the creation of the earth and were all sons of God.

The Hebrew words were 3556 and 1242 in Job 38:7.  3556 is Kokab or ko-kawb in the sense of a rolling star, fig. a prince, 1242 is Boqer in the sense of the dawn as the break of day: Hence meaning the morning star or Princes of the Morning.

It is beyond doubt that Isaiah 14:12 refers to the Day Star of Babylon which is Venus and is the symbol of Satan who rules the world under the Babylonian mysteries and Sun cults.

The term is used of Christ in Peter as Day Star and is the term Phosphorus (SGD 5459 from 5457 and 5342 meaning light bearing (Phosphorus)). The term star is also combined with morning in relation to Christ and the church (Rev. 2:28; 22:16).  The reference to Christ in Numbers 24:17 uses the word SHD 3556.   Amos 5:26 shows clearly that the star is a symbol of the fallen host also using the same word.

The text in question is uninformed. The writer does not seem to understand the Hebrew texts being used. It is a teaching of demons to limit the effects on Satan of the coming Kingdom of God. Those raised in the churches of God, should see through what is blatantly an attempt to repudiate what are clear teachings of Scripture and teachings understood by the Church of God for two thousand years. 

Be under no illusions, the texts in Isaiah 14:12 and Ezekiel 28 are referring to Satan who is the anointed covering cherub and the son of God who was and is the Day Star or Morning Star of this planet and he will be chained in a very few short years.  Christ will take over from him as the new Morning Star. Job 38:4-7 refers to them as sons [1121 Ben (bane)] [of] God [430 Elohim] and they are referred to as sons of God in Job 1:6 and 2:1 and Satan is specifically stated as being among them.  These texts will answer the questions (especially 143 A and B).

The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143)
Heaven, Hell or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)
The Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B)

In the text of the paper 143B we see the texts of Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 further developed.

In this text, of Isaiah 14, Satan is grouped as King of Babylon, Ruler of Assyria and also Philistia is prophesied as being destroyed by this smoke from the North. The Zion is established with all the nations surrounding it as being subject to it, and that includes the angelic being that sought to make himself as the Most High God who is brought down to the sides of the pit. In other words, he is killed but not buried. He is then made into a man and he is seen as being a man and made as weak as they.

Isaiah 14[1] The LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and aliens will join them and will cleave to the house of Jacob. [2] And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the LORD's land as male and female slaves; they will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them. [3] When the LORD has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, [4] you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: "How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! [5] The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, [6] that smote the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution.

Note that once the King of Babylon is laid low and his system is destroyed the whole world is at peace.

[7] The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing. [8] The cypresses rejoice at you, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, `Since you were laid low, no hewer comes up against us.'

Thus this being is laid low. The cedars of Lebanon are spirit beings and Lebanon is incorporated into the body of Israel under Messiah. Then note that the grave, Sheol or Hades, is stirred up to meet this angelic being, who is Lucifer the Light Bearer or Satan, when he is brought down to the grave.

[9] Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come, it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations.

Then the human leaders say to Satan the following text when he is brought down to the grave to death. They note he has become as weak as they and his pomp or rulership and his system are brought down with him. He is identified specifically in verse 12f as the Lucifer.

[10] All of them will speak and say to you: `You too have become as weak as we! You have become like us!' [11] Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are the bed beneath you, and worms are your covering. [12] "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!

This can be no other being but Satan who was the then Day Star or Morning Star of the Earth. This being had to be one of the fallen Host, as we see from the text.

[13] 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 north; [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High.' [15] But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit.

Note that this being dies and lies with the maggots beneath him. He is thus rendered as a human body. Note also the question: “Is this the man etc.” He is human; he is not buried like the kings of the earth who lay in glory. He and the fallen host are not buried; they lie with the stones of the earth.

[16] Those who see you will stare at you, and ponder over you: `Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, [17] who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?' [18] All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb; [19] but you are cast out, away from your sepulchre, like a loathed untimely birth, clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the Pit, like a dead body trodden under foot. [20] You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. "May the descendants of evildoers nevermore be named!

Then the Lord pronounces the judgment of the system and the rest of the Host with them.

[21] Prepare slaughter for his sons because of the guilt of their fathers, lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the face of the world with cities." [22] "I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, offspring and posterity, says the LORD. [23] And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, says the LORD of hosts."

Note that the entire remnant of Babylon is cut off. Its system of the Sun and Mystery Cults and its entire religious system are destroyed along with Satan the Lucifer.

Also, the Assyrian system is destroyed but we know that Assyria is brought from out of the north hand in hand with Israel in the beginning of the Millennium and so it is the Babylonian religious system that is described as “fallen” in Revelation chapter 18.

[24] The LORD of hosts has sworn: "As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand, [25] that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains trample him under foot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder." [26] This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. [27] For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Note that the system is throughout the nations and it is God that destroys it. This is the Sun and Mystery cults that had penetrated the nations through the Trinitarian and other Cults of the nations, including Hadithic Islam.

Then the prophecy concerning Philistia or the Palestinians follows. They were reduced to nothing and then made part of the Kingdom of Zion under Messiah at the beginning of the Millennium.

[28] In the year that King Ahaz died came this oracle: [29] "Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of you, that the rod which smote you is broken, for from the serpent's root will come forth an adder, and its fruit will be a flying serpent. [30] And the first-born of the poor will feed, and the needy lie down in safety; but I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant I will slay. [31] Wail, O gate; cry, O city; melt in fear, O Philistia, all of you! For smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks." [32] What will one answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge."

Then we see from Ezekiel chapter 28 that Lucifer is set as and with an anointed covering Cherub and was cast down to the earth

Ezekiel 28[1] The word of the LORD came to me: [2] "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is proud, and you have said, `I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,' yet you are but a man, and no god, though you consider yourself as wise as a god -- [3] you are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;[4] by your wisdom and your understanding you have gotten wealth for yourself, and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; [5] by your great wisdom in trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth -- [6] therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you consider yourself as wise as a god, [7] therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you, the most terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your splendor. [8] They shall thrust you down into the Pit, and you shall die the death of the slain in the heart of the seas.

Note this being says he is a god and yet he is brought down and slain as man. “King of Tyre” is another name for Satan [and has been recognised as such for centuries]. God taunted him in prophecy and asked: “Will you still say I am a god in the presence of those who slay you?”

[9] Will you still say, `I am a god,' in the presence of those who slay you, though you are but a man, and no god, in the hands of those who wound you? [10] You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of foreigners; for I have spoken, says the Lord GOD."

Then at this point the King of Tyre is identified as the being in Eden, the Garden of God. He was placed there with an anointed guardian Cherub by God. There were two beings of this rank placed there and one was Messiah pre-incarnate and the other was Satan. Thus this being, Satan, is to die as a human.

[11] Moreover the word of the LORD came to me: [12] "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. [13] You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. [14] With 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. [15] You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. [16] In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. [17] 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.

Note here that God declares that he profaned his sanctuaries in the multitude of his iniquities. Then note how God finally disposed of him.

[18] By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so I brought forth fire from the midst of you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you.

Note that God then brought this being to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.

[19] All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever."

Thus this being was brought to a dreadful end and would be no more forever. This devil or Satan would be destroyed and would be no more forever. What then of this spirit of Diabolos that would be immersed in the Lake of Fire? This is the spirit of Satan that has to be removed in order to deal with the being that became Satan who was once perfect from the day he was created. This being is killed and then he and the Fallen Host are resurrected as human beings and will be in the sight of all men who will be resurrected with them. This transformation is demonstrated by the change from Tyre to Sidon where God manifests His Glory within Sidon but by His holiness and by that manifestation people will know that He alone is God.

[20] The word of the LORD came to me: [21] "Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against her [22] and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, and I will manifest my glory in the midst of you. And they shall know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her, and manifest my holiness in her; [23] for I will send pestilence into her, and blood into her streets; and the slain shall fall in the midst of her, by the sword that is against her on every side. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Then in the text of the prophecy God turns to Israel where He says that all the neighbours of Israel will be unable to hurt them and they will know that He is the Lord God.

[24] "And for the house of Israel there shall be no more a brier to prick or a thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.

Thus the nations know from the intervention of God and the Restoration of Israel that the religious system set up under the Messiah is to be followed, and Hadithic Islam and Trinitarian Christianity are false systems as is Talmudic Judaism, and they are then done away with.

[25] "Thus says the Lord GOD: When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and manifest my holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they shall dwell in their own land which I gave to my servant Jacob. [26] And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God."

Thus it is clear from two witnesses in the Bible that Satan will be brought to the grave and killed as a man. His spirit will have been removed and he will await the Second Resurrection of the Dead as a new being ready to undergo correction and teaching to salvation along with the rest of the Fallen Host that have not repented by that time.

The papers in the sequence of the Resurrection as outlined in Revelation chapter 20 and elsewhere need to be studied in detail.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General