LUCIFER, WHO IS HE
We have heard from our elders and those who were before us that “LUCIFER” is the devil and at that name we inflict fear. Lucifer has been taught to be a bad word. To call someone “Lucifer” is a reflection of having an evil nature.
The word “Lucifer” comes from 2 Latin words:
Lux (=light) + ferous (=to bear or carry). Thus the name “Lucifer” means: Light-bearer or Light-bringer.
In the English version of the Bible the name “Lucifer” appears only one time–in Isaiah 14:12. This reads:
1. “How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning…”
2. “Lucifer” is not an English word, but a Latin word.
2 Peter 1:19 reads : “…until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19 KJV
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2 Peter 1:19 Amplified
19 And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ([a]comes into being) in your hearts.
The two words “day star” are a translation of the one Greek word “phosphoros.” This comes from the two Greek words:
Phos (=light) + phero (=to bear or carry). Thus the Greek word “phosphoros” means Light-bearer or Light-bringer.
Anyone who knows both, Greek and Latin, can verify that the Greek word “Phosphoros” and the Latin word “Lucifer” are absolutely, one hundred percent identical in meaning. “Lucifer” is the perfect translation into Latin of the Greek word “Phosphoros.”
This 19th verse without a doubt speaks of Jesus for we know that he is indeed the day star, the light bringer. He said “I am the light of the world”.
Isaiah 14:12 is the only verse in the Bible that uses the word “Lucifer” in the Hebrew. The people who translated the Bible for King James were the ones who determined that this word should be “Lucifer.” The Hebrew has no such meaning at all. In fact the word does not even sound like the word Lucifer.
- Isaiah 14:12 The Hebrew for this expression—“light-bringer” or “shining one”—is translated “Lucifer” in The Latin Vulgate, and is thus translated in the King James Version.
- Luke 10:18 is an explanation of Isa. 14:12, which many authorities believe is not true. “Lucifer,” the light-bringer, is the Latin equivalent of the Greek word “Phosphoros,” which is used as a title of Christ in
- II Pet. 1:19 and corresponds to the name “radiant and brilliant Morning Star” in
- Rev. 22:16, a name Jesus called Himself. This passage here in
- Isa. 14:13 clearly applies to the king of Babylon.
a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people.
Comes from the Hebrew word H1101 Babel PEY-LAMED-LAMED
Babel or Babylon = “confusion (by mixing)”
Which comes from the Hebrew word “teh’·vel” PEY-TAV-LAMED
When we invite confusion in, we lose our distinctness, we lose our identity, we try to become who we are not. See, we came from our Father God and if we really want to become all that we were designed to be, we will need to be identified with our Father. Our maker and creator. The word of God declares that we have all gone our own way, we have all become right in our own eyes.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
1) Babel or Babylon, the ancient site and/or capital of Babylonia (modern Hillah) situated on the Euphrates
Here is the facts; Adam was created by God and made King of the creation that God had made and gave him authority to rule and reign in the garden. Adam became King of the earth, not just King of the garden.
Before the fall of Adam he had all authority and dominion over all of the earth and its creatures.
After the fall of Adam he lost his authority and dominion and became susceptible to the very thing that he once ruled. See, when he ate, or allowed sin into his life, he became confused because his knowledge became mixed and perverted. When we invite and allow the spirit of confusion into our lives our minds go into battle. Right against wrong, sin against righteousness, truth against lies. We become confused, disdained and troubled. We develop what is called an inability to think straight, unable to discern right from wrong.
See, “BABEL” is not a name but a word that was used to describe a condition but in translation the true meaning of expression got lost. This King (Adam) who once ruled the earth with all authority and dominion became confused and began to speak a perverted word. To say this another way, he began to speak “EVIL”.
A corrupt language came forth out of his mouth. He started out as a created good son of God that became a corrupted sinful son of God. He started out as King of the garden but ended up becoming the king of corruption and confusion.
The Hebrew word “BABEL” comes from the root word H1101 balal
anoint, confound, fade, mingle, mix self, give provender, temper
A primitive root; to overflow (specifically with oil.); by implication, to mix; also (denominatively from bliyl) to fodder — anoint, confound, X fade, mingle, mix (self), give provender, temper.
Tells of an anointing as with oil, a mixed oil, a contaminated oil that is poured out upon the head and begins to corrupt the mind that contaminates the entire body.
1) to mix, mingle, confuse, confound
1) to mingle, confuse
b) (Hithpoel) to mix oneself (among others)
c) (Hiphil) to fade away
So this King of the Garden as he began to mix and mingle with the evil one, his authority and dominion began to fade away and brought confusion to his understanding and knowledge.
BEIT: God’s dwelling place below
LAMED: Aspirations of the heart of man
LAMED: the root of the letter “YUD” which speaks of the infinite point
The part of the letter BEIT carries the root of the letter “REISH” which speaks of (process and the art of clarification)
So we see that God intended for man to become his dwelling place and temple on the earth. So he created man with aspirations within his own heart that will bring him through a defining process where he would recognize God and arrive and become one with the infinite God. But Adam lost his ability to see clearly.
Luke 10:18 Amplified
18 And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven.
Satan: From the Hebrew “sä·tän’” (H7853)
1) adversary, one who withstands
a) adversary (in general – personal or national)
2) superhuman adversary
From the Greek (G4566) “sä-tä-nä’s” from Aramaic origin, meaning is the same as the Hebrew.