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Lucifer  or  Satan?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
From: Pastor Thomas
Denver, Colorado (USA)

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"Lucifer Is Not The Name Of The Devil" by Pastor Peter Thomas

Lucifer  Is  Not  The  Name  Of  The  Devil

          Isaiah 14:12, in its original context should read, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O howl  (not  Lucifer), son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”  Note a New Testament comparison from the Lord himself.  Jesus said, And  thou,  Capernaum,  which  art  exalted  to  heaven,  shalt  be  thrust  down  to  hell (Luke 10:15)(See  Luke 10:13-15).  Isaiah chapter 14 is addressed to the king of Babylon, not the devil (See  Isaiah 14:4,  read  on).  Neither is Ezekiel chapter 28 addressed to the devil (See  Ezekiel 28:1-2, 12)

          Sometimes words are translated in the King James Version with the first letter capitalized, but in the original Hebrew language they were in common letters (lower case lettering).  Example, Eden the garden of God in Ezekiel 28:13.  The Hebrew word used ay’-den [eden] is Strong’s # H5731, the same root word as Strong’s # H5730 (meaning  pleasure) used in Genesis 28:12 when Sarah laughed at the promise of a child.  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure (eden), my lord being old also (Genesis 28:12)?  So the word eden is the same as  `eden  (Strong’s # H5731) (masculine); Eden, the region of Adam’s home:--Eden, or (feminine) aednah {ed-naw'}; from  `adan  (Strong’s # H5727); pleasure:--delicate, delight, pleasure.  The garden eastward of Eden is the same root word applied (Strong’s # H5731).  One other scripture (2 Chronicles 29:12), Eden was the name of a Gershonite Levite, son of Joah, under the reign of king Hezekiah of Judah.  The original root word ay’-den again is the same, Strong’s # H5731. 

          Ezekiel 28:12 says, “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.”  Why did God refer to the  king  of  Tyrus  (not  the  devil)  as perfect?  The answer is in Ezekiel 27:2-3, which reads, “Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O  Tyrusthou  hast  saidI  am  of  perfect  beauty.”  Compare what Jesus said in Luke 10:14-15, But  it  shall  be  more  tolerable  for  Tyre  and  Sidon  at  the  judgment,  than  for  you.  And  thou,  Capernaum,  which  art  exalted  to  heaven,  shalt  be  thrust  down  to  hell  (properly, unseen, in example:  hades  or the place (state) of departed souls:--grave, hell)”. 

          Lucifer  is a Latin Vulgate word, not a name.  The word ‘lucifer’ is not a Hebrew word.  Neither is it an English translation of a Hebrew word.  Lucifer (lu’sif-ur) {1} Title applied to the king of Babylon.  Note Strong’s # H1966,  heylel  (also  eill), from Strong’s # H1984 [halal] (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:--Lucifer.  Eill  is a verb which means  ‘howl’.  It never should have been erroneously translated as a personal noun name (lucifer), nor should lucifer be capitalized.  

          Let no man deceive you (1 John 3:7).  For the devil sinneth from the beginning (1 John 3:8).  Satan is  not  an angel of light and never was light.  Satan is a counterfeit and was evil from the beginning.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is  transformed  into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).  We cannot just accept at face value that the English language (past  or  present) will do justice in delivering the true sense of a Hebrew or Greek word, as found in the original manuscripts.  Let us give due diligence to  prove  all  things  (1 Thessalonians 5:21).  The Bereans “were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and  searched  the  scriptures  daily,  whether  those  things  were  so”  (Acts 17:11)

          The  name  of  the  devil  is  Satan.  (See  Job 1:6-9, 12,  Job 2:1-4, 6-7,  Psalms 109:6,  1 Chronicles 21:1,  Zechariah 3:1-2,  Matthew 4:10,  Matthew 12:26,  Mark 3:23, 26,  Mark 8:23,  Luke 10:18,  Luke 13:16,  Luke 22:3, 31,  John 13:27,  Acts 5:3,  Acts 26:18,  Romans 16:20,  1 Corinthians 5:5,  1 Corinthians 7:5,  2 Corinthians 2:11,  2 Corinthians 11:14,  2 Corinthians 12:7,  1 Thessalonians 2:18,  2 Thessalonians 2:9,  1 Timothy 1:20,  1 Timothy 5:15,  Revelation 2:9, 13, 24,  Revelation 3:9,  Revelation 12:9,  Revelation 20:2, 7).  Although there are quite a few adjectives to describe the devil, throughout Scriptures the devil is called  Satan  by name.  It is not beneficial to rehearse the traditions of men or to duplicate errors.  Especially since the Word of God is sufficient to stand on. 

          Consider these passages in your Bible:

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you (Deuteronomy 4:2).

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar (Proverbs 30:6).

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (Revelation 22:18).

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book (Revelation 22:19). 

          Let no man deceive you with vain words (Ephesians 5:6): Let no man deceive you by any means (2 Thessalonians 2:3).  Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it (Psalms 119:140).  Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever (Psalms 119:160).

Contending for the Faith,

    Pastor Peter Thomas

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