If I ever heard an Previous Testomony story as soon as, I’ve heard this one informed ten thousand occasions. It comes from Isaiah 14.
12 “How artwork thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how artwork thou lower right down to the bottom, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast mentioned in thine coronary heart, I’ll ascend into heaven, I’ll exalt my throne above the celebrities of God: I’ll sit additionally upon the mount of the congregation, within the sides of the north:
14 I’ll ascend above the heights of the clouds; I can be like essentially the most Excessive.
15 But thou shalt be introduced right down to hell, to the perimeters of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and think about thee, saying, Is that this the person that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;”
This story was THE proof that Devil was one in all God’s good guys after which hastily, sooner or later determined to be take over all the things and knock God off His throne. Native boy goes unhealthy I suppose. Properly Devil, which time period isn’t talked about right here, former Gentle Bringer which is what Lucifer means, is now the Prince of Darkness and the remainder is historical past.
What’s actually happening with this story. Do you know that you simply see this drama actually happen a number of mornings and evenings of the yr. Do you know that even to this present day, this Lucifer is mistaken for UFOs or touchdown lights! Jesus mentioned he noticed Devil fall as lightening from heaven as did thousands and thousands then and billions in the present day if you understand the place to look. It is a very previous story based mostly on a really actual statement by people who made up a narrative about what they didn’t perceive on the time.
To start with, let’s perceive that Isaiah 14 is admittedly not a couple of Devil the Satan as he has developed into over the historical past of the Church. A scripture can by no means imply what it by no means meant, and this precept applies to Isaiah 14 for certain. Within the authentic Hebrew textual content, the 14th chapter of Isaiah just isn’t a couple of fallen angel, however a couple of fallen Babylonian king, who had persecuted the kids of Israel. Later within the context we see he was a person, who died. Now we regularly hear that this was a “kind” however that is slippery floor principally. Metaphor perhaps, however not a kind, the place we are able to change a person right into a Lucifer after which Lucifer into Devil, by no means talked about, after which the entire thing into how Devil got here to be the God of this world so ship in your tithes and be protected with us. “Within the Hebrew textual content the expression used to explain the Babylonian king earlier than his dying is “Helal, son of Shahar”, which may finest be translated as “Day star, son of the Daybreak.” The identify evokes the golden glitter of a proud king’s gown and court docket (a lot as his private splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, “The Solar King”).
Craig Lyons-Guess Emet Ministries. The King right here was a person, plain and easy, and for his cocky perspective, he acquired to die like everybody else.
Lucifer means “Gentle Bringer” and is a time period utilized by Roman astronomers to explain the planet Venus. Venus has all the time been the sunshine bringer because it all the time precedes the early morning solar. It is extremely vivid and really noticeable, such that it has been confused, as famous, for the touchdown lights of non-existent airplanes. It’s vivid, however not as vivid because the solar in fact. In mythology, people famous this ‘god” that preceded the solar and gave the impression to be racing to the zenith, which in astrotheology is known as the place of the “Most Excessive” or plainly put for us in the present day, NOON! Midday is God’s throne in astrotheological phrases. In Isaiah, this “Lightbringer” went earlier than God, the Most Excessive-The SUN. The very best level within the sky the place the solar or something that shines outdoors the planet can rise, from our perspective. When mythology and even the Bible speaks of God as “essentially the most Excessive”, one can see the deeper that means that hints at solar worship. The Bible promotes an identical but completely different type of Solar/Son worship however that has been misplaced on most Christians in the present day.
The planet Venus proved to be an enigma for mankind. It is job gave the impression to be to go earlier than the morning solar and announce, if you happen to would, it is coming forth. However then, vivid because it was and nonetheless is, it falls from the sky and descends into the bottom, or in mythology, appears to be thrown down. Unusual! Not realizing that Venus was an interior planet and all interior planets that rotate with the earth across the solar can by no means move over us, east to west as do the outer planets and stars, they needed to clarify it. Thus we’ve the the “reality” that this lightbringer, this Lucifer quickly be known as Devil, MUST have grow to be discontend with simply asserting the Solar God, so MUST have mentioned in his coronary heart, “I’ll grow to be the MOST HIGH.” Properly that was it for him! The Most Excessive, not prepared to surrender his throne to this usurper, merely threw him again right down to the earth, or apparently so a minimum of as we glance on the horizon. After that slightly unsuccessful endeavor the dethrone God Most Excessive, we get caught with him as Devil compliments of the Church, who embellished the story and ta ta!…The mess the world in is defined and it is not the fault of mankind for essentially the most half. Eternally extra, we are able to say, “Devil made me do it.” You already know, the brilliant and morning star that attempted to grow to be God however misplaced.
It was principally the Catholic St. Jerome within the fourth century who mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, “Day star, son of the Daybreak,” as “Lucifer,” and over the centuries an evolution of concepts came about. Lucifer the morning star grew to become a disobedient angel, solid out of heaven to rule eternally in hell principally ready for all Non-Catholics, however later all Non-Protestants too. Now the Church had it is Prince of the Energy of the Air, the Prince of Darkness, the God of this world, The Roaring Lion, the Fallen Angel, the previous Day star (as a result of if you understand the place to look, Venus may even be seen within the daytime)…gone unhealthy.
Attention-grabbing sufficient, even Jesus, effectively the Jesus of Revelation who bears no likeness to the Jesus of the Gospels, identifies himself because the morning star, a time period used as a central theme in lots of Christian sermons. Jesus refers to himself because the morning star in Revelation 22:16: “I Jesus have despatched mine angel to testify unto you these items within the church buildings. I’m the foundation and the offspring of David, and the brilliant and morning star.”
So right here we’ve it. People may by no means fairly clarify why this vivid “star” we all know because the planet Venus, preceded the morning Solar as if to announce it is arrival, however then crashed again to earth. Very unusual! Let’s make up a narrative! This vivid mild, an Angel, the Lightbringer and minor deity in comparison with the SUN, actually went unhealthy and determined to knock the SUN GOD, and later the SON of GOD, off the throne, which is the place the SUN rises to when it turns into the MOST HIGH at NOON. God, not placing up with that, merely threw Lucifer, now Devil or the Destroyer, again right down to earth the place he belongs and people can get caught with him till the SON of the SUN God comes again to destroy the works of the Gentle Bringer now gone darkish. Nice story! In Isaiah 14, this haughty king was appearing similar to that in considering he may knock Israel out of the image, he misplaced, was thrown down and died, similar to that planet Venus each morning. So do not mess with God’s chosen ones!19 However thou artwork solid out of thy grave like an abominable department, and because the raiment of these which might be slain, thrust by way of with a sword, that go right down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden underneath toes.
In the true story of the true human king of Isaiah 14, we see he dies like all mortal males and isn’t effectively considered for considering he may problem Israel. In verse 19 we learn, “However thou artwork solid out of thy grave like an abominable department, and because the raiment of these which might be slain, thrust by way of with a sword, that go right down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden underneath toes. 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, as a result of thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy individuals: the seed of evildoers shall by no means be famend.” Graves, carcasses, pits, burials and oblivion are all options of what occurs to people, not Angels or mini-gods.
It is attention-grabbing, Venus additionally rises evenings splendidly vivid after the solar units, after which falls again to earth too. Maybe Devil simply popping out from the underworld of darkness for a peak and to tell us he nonetheless guidelines it earlier than going again an hour or so later after “Solar Set” the place even the Most Excessive Solar goes each evening, in Eqyptian historical past to problem “SET” God of the Underworld. Makes you surprise about tales about Sons of the Solar preaching to spirits in “jail.” However that is one other story.
So whenever you see Venus early within the morning whenever you drive to work and assume both a practice if low sufficient or a airplane in search of place to land is coming proper at YOU, know that is solely the Gentle Bringer, Lucifer, later your arch nemesis Devil, asserting “However unto you that concern my identify shall the Solar of righteousness come up with therapeutic in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and develop up as calves of the stall” Malachi 4:2. Discover it would not say “Son”. Consider wings extra like rays and you will get the image. That planet Vensus, so stunning is explaining a phenomenon that we take with no consideration to human beings way back who feared such issues and easily needed to give you a theology to clarify it. Now you’ll be able to say you noticed Devil fall as lightening from heaven too…how cool is that!