"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! I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
(Isaiah 14:12, 14-15 KJV)
The above verses from the Book of Isaiah describes Satan's (Lucifer's) fall to earth after Our Awesome God had him ejected from heaven. Then he started his troubling of the nations of earth to dethrone Our Awesome God as God.
Lucifer means the "Bearer of Light" and it was the name of Satan before he rebelled against God because of his sin of pride. His pride got him removed from heaven. He was God's most beautiful angel and was proud of it. He felt that all should worship him and that he should replace God.
Luke 10:18 says, "And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. (Luke 10:17-18 KJV). It appears that the name Lucifer was still accepted, even after Satan fell from heaven. Satan was and still is full of pride even though he knows he will end up in "the Lake of Fire" mentioned in Revelation 20:1-3 and that, in short, he lost the war with God when Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay our sin debt to God. When Satan uses his devious ways to start rumors and wars, his methods do not come from the power and righteousness of Our Awesome God. He just knows how to use man's sins against man to bring the worst traits out in man, to get man to sin more. We have to be careful to avoid him and, as much as possible, temptations to sin.
So if you are a Christian and believe in Jesus Christ, you should be telling all that you meet about Jesus Christ and what He has done for you and your sins. If you aren't a Christian, you need to come to our church or any church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. You can reject Satan as Our Awesome God did but you will need His helpis help!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill