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You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. – Ezekiel 28:15

Lucifer was an archangel to whom much authority was entrusted. Lucifer means ‘bearer of light´. He was also called ‘son of the dawn.’ Only God Himself had more authority.

How did it happen that a powerful archangel could fall from heaven? With his beauty and charm he commanded great respect. In verse 17 it says: ‘Your heart became proud on account of your beauty and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.’

Lucifer was not satisfied, though God has given Him everything except for His Throne: ‘I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High’ (Isaiah 14:14).

God did not intend the throne for Lucifer, but for His Son Jesus. God had a great plan. No one was aware of this, not even Lucifer. Lucifer must have thought that most of the angels were on his side but only one third of the angels agreed with Lucifer’s plan. How did Lucifer move them to rebel with him? Very simple: LIES, LIES, LIES. Jesus said: ‘…there is no truth in him’ (John 8:44).

The evil one is always there to influence man’s mind. Many people therefore are under his power.

How can man be redeemed from this? No one knew anything about God’s great rescue plan! Yet God had His plan for salvation ready from the beginning of the world. It was this hidden plan that would later cause the defeat to the evil one.

Of course, Lucifer knew Jesus, but he could not imagine Jesus renouncing His glory, that Jesus would become man and die as a substitute for sinners on the cross. That the devil did not see this coming was his downfall.

Jesus has crushed the head of the evil one and there will come a time when God will deal with him completely.

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