Time and Eternity

Lesson 5

Lucifer becoming the Devil


NOTE: The account of how Lucifer became the Devil is found hidden in two passages of scriptures:
Isaiah 14:9-19, a proverb against the king of Babylon.
"9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet."

Ezekiel 28:12-18 a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus.

"12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee."

Ezekiel 28:14 "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."

1. Before Lucifer became the Devil, he was the anointed that the Earth.

to question 1.

Ezekiel 28:15 "Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

2. Lucifer was in his ways from the day that he was until he sinned.

to question 2.

Ezekiel 28:13 "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created."

NOTE: The precious stones indicate his priestly duties, his pipes indicate his ability to sing and talk in leading others to worship God.

3. The city of was the place that Lucifer led others to worship God.

to question 3.

Isaiah 14:13 "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:"

4. List the sins Lucifer committed and became the Devil. Isaiah 14:9-21

A. Isaiah 14:13 "For thou hast said in thine heart, will into , I will my above the stars of God: I sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:"

to question 4A.

Isaiah 14:14 "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

B. Isaiah 14:14 "I will above the heights of the clouds; I will be the most ."

to question 4B.

Isaiah 14:17 "That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?"

5. When Lucifer sinned, what happened to the earth?

A. Isaiah 14:17 "That made the world as a , and the thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners."

to question 5A.

Isaiah 24:1 "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."

B. Isaiah 24:1 "Behold, the LORD the earth , and maketh it , and turneth it upside , and abroad the thereof."

NOTE: Some of the heavenly host and angels were here on the earth during Lucifer’s reign before his fall.

to question 5B.

6. How long was Lucifer on the Earth before his fall?

to question 6.

7. Could the dinosaurs have lived during the time before the fall of Lucifer, because at the fall of Lucifer all life came to an abrupt end?

NOTE: When Lucifer and the angels that followed him fell, Lucifer became the Devil without a physical body and the angels became disembodied spirits. This is why they must posses a body to function in this physical world.

to question 7.

8. Did Lucifer fall and become the Devil before or after Adam and Eve were created?

to question 8.

Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."

9. When God created the Earth in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”, did He create it in vain?

to question 9.

10. Did God create the Earth to be inhabited? Isaiah 45:18

to question 10.

Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. "

11. True or False. Because of the fall of Lucifer “the earth was without form, and void;” Genesis 1:2.

to question 11.

Psalms 104:30 "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth."

12. God sent His to the of the Earth: a restoration of the Earth.

to question 12.

13. How can we know that the seven day account in Genesis 1:3-13 is a restoration and not the original creation of the earth?

Genesis 1:14-19 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. "

A. God said “Let there be light" on the first day, but the sun wasn’t until the day.

to question 13A.

Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."

B. Where was the seed for the grass and trees?

to question 13B.

Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

C. Adam and Eve were told to be, and multiply, and the Earth.

to question 13C.

D. Was Adam and Eve to fill or replenish the Earth?

to question 13D.

Genesis 9:1 "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth."

E. After the world was destroyed by the flood, Noah and his family was told to be fruitful, multiply, and the Earth. To put back what was on the earth before the flood.

to question 13E.

F. True or False: Adam and Eve were to put back what was on the Earth before Lucifer fell.

to question 13F.

14. How long was the Earth without form and void?

to question 14.

NOTE: The reason for the unusual order of the restoration in Genesis 1:3-2:3 is to reveal the plan of salvation.

I. On the first day there was darkness. Genesis 1:2
A. Darkness is symbolic of sin. John 3:19-21
B. All have sinned. Romans 3:23
C. God said “Let there be light”. Genesis 1:3
D. Jesus is the light of the world. John 8:12
E. Jesus would come to give us light.

II. On the second day there is the dividing of the water. Genesis 1:6-8
A. In baptism water is symbolic of the grave, death. Romans 6:3-7
B. The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23
C. Jesus would die for our sins. Romans 5:6

III. On the third day, God calls for the grass, with herb yielding seed, and the fruit trees, which is Spring. Genesis 1:9-13
A. Spring is symbolic of new life, resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
B. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose the third day.
C. We must be born again. John 3:3, 16

IV. On the fourth day, God calls forth the lights of heaven to shine. The lights are for signs, seasons, days, and years Genesis 1:14-19
A. Lights in heaven are to guide us as God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Psalms 119:105

V. On the fifth day God calls for and creates sea life, and birds. Genesis 1:20-25
A. Substance for daily living.
B. God’s care for us.

VI. On the sixth day the Holy Trinity created man in their image. Genesis 1:26-28
A. Fellowship with God. God’s family as the results of salvation through Jesus.

VII. On the seventh day God rested. Genesis 2:1-3.
A. Our rest is in Heaven.

Copyright (c) 2013 by Jerry L. Wells