Lucifer’s Rebellion becomes Satan
God did not create Satan. God created Lucifer, the highest angel in God’s angelic kingdom. Lucifer was the anointed cherub (Ezekiel 28:14; Isaiah 14:12,13). Lucifer then of his own free will wanted to be God and receive worship as God. Through his pride and vanity, he fell and became Satan. This event caused a catastropic event to the Original earth to throw it into a state of chaos.
Tradition paints Satan with horns and a pitch fork but this is not accurate. God created Lucifer with extreme beauty and Lucifer did not lose that beauty when he fell… hence his ability to be percieved as an angel of light… the deciever of mankind. Even though he fell, his power is still great as the Archangel Michael suggests in Jude 1:9. With Satan’s part in the Garden of Eden, it began the trail of the serpent in the affairs of mankind. Satan’s goal is to be God. Consequently his activities are to keep people from knowing Christ as their personal savior or if that battle was lost, to keep people from knowing Christ better. Satan’s destruction is foretold by God in the Garden of Eden when he promised the seed of the womanwould crush the serpents head (Genesis 3:14-15). This then set forth an attack by Satan on the seed of the woman.
Other titles for fallen Lucifer, now Satan:
- Satan, meaning – the Adversary, Devil – the slanderer
- Apollyon – the destroyer
- Beelzebub – the prince of demons
- Belial – the low, abject one
- The Wicked One
- The God of This World
- The Prince of Darkness
- The Dragon
- The Tormentor
- The Accuser
- The Deceiver
- The Liar
- The Murderer
- He that hath the power of death
- The Enemy
- The Prince of this World
- The Tempter
There are a number of Fallen Angels that rebelled with him: Rev. 12:4,9. These angels along with Satan will be imprisoned in the lake of fire for eternal torment.