The Lucifer Hoax

On July 21, 2013, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

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Isaiah 45:6-7
that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,that there is none beside me.I am YHUH, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness:I make peace, and create evil: I YHUH do all these things.

Wasn’t Satan once a bright and shining star, a light-bringer, the "anointed cherub that covers?"

ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIES EVER

("How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer")

Quite a few people believe that Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 give us a perfect explanation of how a perfect Lucifer changed himself into Lucifer the Devil.

Isaiah 14:-12-14
"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! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Almighty: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

Ezekiel 28:12-17
"Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus says YAH Almighty; Thou seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. You have been in Eden the garden of Almighty; every precious stone was your 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 your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were created. You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of Almighty; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you"

"By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of Almighty: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, and they may behold you"

This, we are told, is a perfect description of how perfect Lucifer, a shining light bringing archangel/cherub, became Satan the Devil. Is there any truth to this theory? We will see.

This theory suits Satan just fine, and more so, it fits Religion even ‘finer.’ With this theory (or more correctly ‘hypothesis’). Religion can now teach the world that Satan CHOSE to do evil and has not repented, and most of mankind has also CHOSEN to do evil and not repent, therefore they are all thrown into an eternal lake burning with fire, and Almighty is not the least bit responsible.

Religion believes it has accomplished a most marvelous thing: they have gotten Almighty off the hook of responsibility for all of the sickness, disease, pain, suffering, sin, evil, terrorism, and death in the world. You see, without free will, Almighty could never know who is for Him and who is against Him—it’s the only way, the only "fair" way, and Almighty is fair and Almighty is good. Doesn’t this make good carnal sense, and everyone is happy? It is rank heresy at the highest level; that is what it is!

Prepare yourself for a revelation: Satan was never perfect and then decided by his phantom free will to become a devil, neither has a single human started out perfect and then decided by his free will to become a sinner! Now I am well aware of the fact that people are deceived about these things, as was I. But the Scriptural truth of these matters will set us free from centuries of unscriptural traditions. The problem with this "Lucifer fell" theory is twofold: poor translation and poor interpretation. Let’s go through it.

First Isaiah 14:4. To whom is Almighty addressing Himself in these verses we quoted above?

"That you shall take up this proverb against the KING OF BABYLON".

Almighty is speaking of and to and about, "the King of Babylon," not Lucifer, not Satan, not a cherub. And Almighty tells us the end of this man’s reign:

"Your pomp is brought down to the grave [Satan never died or was put in a grave], and the noise of your viols [harps or lutes]: the worm [or maggots] is spread under you [can maggots eat a spirit body], and the worms cover you" (Ver. 11).

But is not this "Lucifer" of verse 14 Satan the Devil?

WHO OR WHAT IS ‘LUCIFER’?

This next verse is where theologians believe Almighty stops speaking of the King of Babylon and begins speaking of the origin of Satan. What pray tell, does the end of the King of Babylon have to do with the beginning of Satan? Really nothing, but let’s check out their hypothesis anyway, as it is believed by the Religions worldwide.

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations"! (Ver. 12).

Notice that back in verse 4 Almighty says to take up this proverb against the "king of Babylon." Next let’s pick up this proverb in verse 10 after all the "trees" (different people which feared the king), are at rest because of the king’s demise, and see if this "Lucifer theory" fits into these verses without doing irreparable damage to the kings English:

"All they shall speak and say unto thee [king of Babylon], Art thou [king of Babylon] also become weak as we? Art thou [king of Babylon] become like unto us [mere mortals and not Almightys from heaven]. Thy [king of Babylon] pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy [king of Babylon] viols: the worm is spread under thee [king of Babylon], and the worms cover thee [king of Babylon]. How art thou [king of Babylon] fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…"?!?

What is this? How can, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon, the king of Babylon (made reference to eight time in two sentences), suddenly turn into "Lucifer" in the middle of a sentence? And where are we ever told that "Lucifer" is a proper name for Satan?

So just where did this proper name, "Lucifer" suddenly appear from in the middle of this sentence? Is "Lucifer" a proper name? Is it even a noun? Is "Lucifer" another name for the king of Babylon? Is "Lucifer" an English word? Is there a Hebrew word that can be translated "Lucifer?"

I am going to shine some LIGHT on this "O Lucifer, son of the morning star" business, and we can all watch Lucifer disappear in the dawn’s early light. It is but another heresy from the Dark Ages that crept into the hallowed halls of the Church. This is a little lengthy, but it is also one of the most intriguing bits of deception your will ever see exposed, so I will take the time to debunk it.

LUCIFER IS A HOAX

How in the world did we get this Latin word "lucifer" as part of Isaiah 14:12, in so many English Bibles?

First, just who was it that fell from heaven, and does the phrase "fallen from heaven" prove that this person had to have been in Almighty’s throne room, or at least in interstellar space in order for him to "fall from heaven" therefore proving that this must be a spirit being only? No, of course not. It is a figure of speech. Here is proof from none other than Yahusha:

"And you, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down [from heaven] to hell [Gk: hades]" (Luke 10:15).

So here we have a whole city being thrown down from heaven to hades, their grave. And so it is with the King of Babylon whose "pomp is brought down to the grave" (Isaiah 14:11). These two Scriptures are exact parallel thoughts.

Now then, back to "lucifer." Just what is the Hebrew word found in the manuscripts that the translators turned into the Latin word Lucifer? It is very interesting. All of you with a Strong’s Concordance, look up this word Lucifer. Right after the word Lucifer we are given a definition before we ever go to the Dictionary to find the meaning. Here is what you will find: Lucifer (lu’sif-ur) {1} Title applied to king of Babylon.

Clearly the editor of Strong’s Concordance realized that this word (whatever it means) is to be applied to the "king of Babylon," and NOT TO SATAN THE DEVIL!

We are told that the word in question is Strong’s #1966 which is heylel, from 1984 [halal] (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:--Lucifer.

What a web of deceit is woven in this "light-bringing-brightness-morning-star-Lucifer" theory. This word "Lucifer" appears no other place in Scripture. Was Satan ever spoken of as a "light-bringing perfect archangel"? No. What saith the Scriptures?

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is TRANSFORMED into an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Satan is NOT an angel of light, neither has he ever been! It is the "false apostles, DECEITFUL workers" Ver 13, that DECEIVE people into believing lies. Satan appears as an angel of light to the world; he is transformed into an angel of light, but it is an illusion, it is not true, it is a deception!

Paul expels any such theory that Satan knows anything about "light":

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the RULERS OF THE DARKNESS of this world" (Ephesians 6:12).

Revelations 16:10 is but the continuation of the same Babylonian beast that we read about in Isaiah 14:

"and the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast [Babylon] and his kingdom was FULL OF DARKNESS…"

So what is this heylel/halal of Isaiah 14:12? Here is the problem—too many translations of previous translations without checking the Hebrew manuscripts first.

Lucifer is the Latin Vulgate translation of the word "xosphoruos" in the Septuagint, which is a Greek version of the Hebrew of Isaiah 14:12, which the King James translators then translated over into the English as "Lucifer."

The Latin and the Greek, as well as a supposed form of a "Hebrew" word in verse 12 mean "bright shiner" or "shining one." The problem is, however, that Isaiah14:12 was not written in Latin or Greek, but Hebrew. And I assure you that "lucifer" is not a Hebrew word, nor is it an English transliteration of a Hebrew word.

Lucifer is Latin, and is related to a group of Latin derived English words including lucid, luciferin and luciferose, all of which suggest brightness or shining. Likewise xosphoros in the Greek derived English words such as, fluorescence and phosphorescence.

But, there seems to be no Hebrew or Aramaic text in which there is a word in this verse to correspond. What we find in all such texts is the word "hehlehl,’ eill, which is a form of the Hebrew stem "yah-lahl," ill. And what is the meaning of "ill"? Are you ready? It means HOWL. That’s right, "Lucifer" turns out to be nothing more than a "howl" (maybe of ‘hot air’)!

It has been suggested that the translators of the Septuagint (Hebrew into Greek) could have overlooked the smallest of the Hebrew letters or been using a copy in which it had been inadvertently omitted. Thus if the form of the world eill, as it occurs in this particular text, were shortened to ell its meaning would be derived from a different root, in fact would be itself a different root, and the sense given in the Septuagint and the Vulgate would be at least understandable, with one giant exception. There is still absolutely no reason or rule of grammar for turning this word into a personal name! It could possibly mean "a shining one," but not a personal name such as "Lucifer." Doubtless the translators followed the Vulgate as they did in most of their translating.

Even such an eminent translator as Rotherham seemed to follow the Septuagint in this verse, however, from his comments within parenthesis, it is clear that he was fully aware of the fact that whatever this word meant, it was referring to none other than the context of these verses which is Babylon and not Satan:

"How has thou (Babylon—see context) fallen from heaven, O Shining One (O howl)—Son of the Dawn! (Babylon conspicuous as Venus). Hewn down to the earth, O crusher of nations."

Clearly the reference is to Babylon and none other. It was Babylon which was exalted to heaven (as conspicuous as Venus, the brightest star of the morning) in her wealth, power, and glory. Yet just as Capernaum, Almighty says she is brought down to the earth, the one who was a "crusher of nations."

Next I will list the King James renderings of the word that is found in the "Hebrew" texts and transliterations of its various forms in every occurrence in the entire KJV Bible. Now you can be the judge. In all Hebrew or Aramaic texts of Isaiah 14:12, the only word found is "heh-lehl," eill, which is a form of the Hebrew stem "yah-lahl," ill, meaning howl. Here is Kittel’s Hebrew Text for the Hebrew Stem ill—"yah-lahl"—HOWL:

Isaiah 13:6 eiliu Howl ye
Isaiah 14:31 eili Howl
Isaiah 15:2 iilil shall howl
Isaiah 15:3 iilil shall howl
Isaiah 16:7 iilil Howl
Isaiah 16:7 iilil shall howl
Isaiah 23:1 eililu Howl ye
Isaiah 23:6 eililu Howl ye
Isaiah 23:14 eililu Howl ye
Isaiah 52:5 eililu make to howl
Isaiah 65:14 eililu shall howl
Jer. 4:8 ueililu Howl
Jer. 25:34 eililu Howl
Jer. 47:2 ueill and shall howl
Jer. 48:20 eilili Howl
Jer. 48:31 ailil will I howl
Jer. 48:39 eililu They shall howl (Howl ye)
Jer. 49:3 eilili Howl (Howl ye)
Jer. 51:8 eililu howl
Ezekiel30:2 eililu Howl ye
Hos. 7:14 iililu They howled
Joel 1:5 ueililu And howl
Joel 1:11 eililu howl
Joel 1:13 eililu And shall be howlings
Amos 8:1 ueililu and howl
Micah 1:8 uailile howl ye
Zeph. 1:11 aililu Howl
Zech.11:2 eill howl
Zech.11:2 eililu howl
Isaiah 14:12 eill Lucifer (??)

I don’t believe one has to be a Hebrew scholar to see at a glance that "Lucifer" is totally out of place in this list. The meaning of this word is clear; eill is a verb that means "HOWL", and not a noun than can be twisted into a personal name such as "lucifer"!

Look at the Hebrew Interlinear Bible ...

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Notice carefully that the Hebrew verb eill in Isaiah 14:12 is the identical form of the first verb eill in Zech. 11:2. Now try substituting the personal noun "Lucifer" in place of the verb "howl" in the two places it occurs in Zech. 11:2. Here as in many Scriptures, the trees are likened to people who are crying out because of the death and destruction:

"Lucifer, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: Lucifer, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the ventage is come down."

Such a translation would be nonsense. Or let’s try it back in Isaiah 14 where we find the word Lucifer in verse 12, but notice how this word is translated in verse 31: Instead of "Howl, O gate; cry, O city…" We would have, "Lucifer, O gate; cry, O city…" Again, such a translation would be nonsense, as it is also nonsense in Isaiah 14:12.

Kittel in a footnote informs us that it is only the Septuagint (which, remember, is the Greek Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures) that we find this word ell instead of eill. This word was translated into eospearos, which Jerome translated into Lucifer with a capital "L," which the King James translators carried over into English without checking the HEBREW manuscripts, which would have solved this dilemma. All Hebrew manuscripts have eill in Isaiah 14:12, and remember that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, NOT Greek or Latin!

Well, there you have it. There ain’t no Lucifer who was supposedly perfect before he supposedly turned into Satan. Lucifer is a hoax! What a difference a Hebrew "yode" (‘i’—iota) makes. We dare not LEAVE OUT THE IOTAS.

"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in NO WISE PASS from the law, till all be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:18).

A "jot" is a Greek "iota" and in Hebrew a "tittle" is a "yod," which is the very smallest stroke in a Hebrew letter. And just how important are those little iotas? The difference between the absence of "i", or the presence of "i", is the reason why, we have the Lucifer LIE!

Now back to Isaiah 14. With "Lucifer" out of the way, let’s read a couple versions other than the KJV and see how they dealt with this strange word ell which comes to us by way of the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate:

"How you are fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!" You are hacked down to the earth, destroyer of nations" (New International Version)

"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! (New Revised Standard Version)

There is absolutely no reason to capitalize "day," "star," or "dawn" in this last version.

Here is how the Concordant Literal Old Testament translates this verse by following the Hebrew Manuscripts rather than the Catholic Latin Bible:

"How you have fallen from the heavens! Howl, son of the dawn! You are hacked down to the earth, defeater of all nations."

It is the king of Babylon who elevated himself to high heaven in the heavens of his own mind, and it is the same king of Babylon who has "fallen from the heavens," and it is the same king of Babylon who is "hacked down to the earth," and it is the same king of Babylon who was the "defeater of all nations," and not a "perfect Satan."

Almighty GIVES US THE REASONS WHY PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO ‘HOWL’

We will now see what every single verse of Scripture that uses the word "howl" has in common with Isaiah 14:12: "Howl, son of the dawn." There is a reason why Almighty tells the people in thirty some verses, "To HOWL…" And it is the very same reason that the "…son of the dawn" is to "Howl" rather than to "lucifer" or light up like a firefly or some other silly unscriptural nonsense! Let’s look at just a few:

Isaiah 13:6, "Howl ye [why?]; for the day of YAH is at hand; it shall come as a DESTRUCTION from the Almighty [that’s why]"!

Isaiah 14:31, "Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou; whole Palestina, are DISSOLVED…"

Isaiah 23:1, "The burden of Tyre, Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is LAID WASTE…"

Isaiah 23:6, "Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle" [why?] "…YAH has given a commandment against the merchant city, to DESTROY THE STRONG HOLDS THEREOF" (Ver. 11).

Isaiah 23:14, "Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is LAID WASTE."

Isaiah 65:14-15, "Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for YAH Almighty shall SLAY YOU…"

Jeremiah 25:34 & 37, "Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the day of your SLAUGHTER and of your DISPERSIONS are accomplished: and ye shall FALL like a pleasant vessel… And the peaceable habitations ARE CUT DOWN because of the fierce anger of YAH."

Jeremiah 51:8-9, "Babylon is suddenly FALLEN and DESTROYED: howl for her… for her JUDGMENT REACHES UNTO HEAVEN…"

Amos 8:3, "And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, says YAH Almighty; there shall be MANY DEAD BODIES IN EVERY PLACE…"

Micah 1:8-9, "Therefore I will wail and howl I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls. For her WOUND IS INCURABLE…"

If you wish, you may check every single Scripture that contains the word "howl," and you will find the same declarations of death and destruction.

Now then, is there anything in Isaiah 14 that is similar to what we have found in these 30-plus Scriptures that use the word "howl"? In other words, is it not obvious that the word "howl" fits perfectly in verse 14, whereas lucifer does not make the least sense?

Isaiah 12:4, the subject is, "the king of Babylon," and not Satan or some Lucifer of man’s imagination. An interesting point: In Zechariah 11:2 when the destruction comes upon Almighty’s people, Almighty says,

"Howl, fir tree; for the cedar IS FALLEN; because the mighty and spoiled; howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest [of people] of the vintage is COME DOWN."

But when the shoe is on the other foot, and it is Babylon who is brought down because she did,

"weaken the nations" and "did shake the kingdoms" (Isaiah 14:12 & 16)

We read just the opposite:

the fir trees REJOICE at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since you are laid down, no feller [tree cutter—destroyer of people] is come against us".

In a few of the above verses using "howl," we saw the following: destroy, destroyed, destruction, fall, fallen, judgment reaches heaven, cut down, laid waste, dissolved, etc.

And in Isaiah 13 & 14 we find the following words and phrases regarding the destruction of Babylon:

Howl ye… for the day of YAH is at hand… it shall come as a DESTRUCTION from the Almighty… every man’s heart shall melt… they shall be afraid, pangs and sorrows… they shall be in pain… cruel… wrath… fierce anger… desolate… destroy the sinners… I will punish the world for their evil… shake the heavens… remove the earth… day of His fierce anger… flee every one… thrust through… fall by the sword… dashed to pieces… their wives ravished… dash the young men to pieces… no pity… as when Almighty overthrew Sodom… never be inhabited… their houses shall be full of doleful [pain causing] creatures… brought down to the grave… cut down to the ground… brought down [from visions of heaven] to hell [Heb. sheol/grave]… cast out… thrust through… go down… slaughter… cut off… besom [the clean sweep of a broom] of destruction… etc., etc.

Anyone can see why Almighty would suggest that the king of Babylon should, "howl"?

And you think maybe these verses are talking about the fall of Lucifer, do you?

No, Babylon, the greatest kingdom of nations in the history of the world is COMING DOWN TO THE GRAVE! Just like Capernaum, Babylon was EXALTED TO HEAVEN, but is being brought down to HELL (the grave of death and destruction). And theologians and translators would try to deceive us into believing that all this is a statement about "How art thou fallen from heaven, O lucifer." Does everything spoken of in these two chapters sound like it refers to some chubby cherub who lost his chubby wings when he got kicked out of heaven?

What is actually spoken of in these two chapters of Isaiah 13 & 14 is the history of world religion and government from the creation of man, through the destruction of man, and the realization of Almighty’s spiritual Mt. Zion filling the universe. All the religions and governments of the world in the history of the world are personified in these two chapters. Isaiah 13:1 begins with, "The burden of Babylon…" (organized religion and government against Almighty), and ends with Isaiah 14;32b, "That YAH has founded Zion…" It’s all right here for those who have "ears to hear and eyes to see."

Let me give you the history of the world including all future prophecies, in one sentence:

Almighty perfectly planned and recorded His creation of the heavens, angels, the earth, and carnal humanity, who sinned wickedly and were all drowned (save a few); who then reached for their own heaven at the tower of Babel in rebellion to the Almighty Who then scattered them (save a few); who later built Babylon into a great pagan empire which Almighty destroyed (save a few); who have since built many wicked and fornicating Babylons collectively called, Mystery Babylon The Great, whom Almighty warns before utterly destroying again (save a few).

So far then there is no sign of Satan in the verses covered in Isaiah 14. Let’s proceed with verses 13-14:

"For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Almighty: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation [appointment] in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High"

This language should not surprise us seeing that this is a continuation of Babylon, the same system that started at Babel, where they first thought to build "a tower whose top may reach unto heaven" (Genesis 11:4).

Now verse 15:

"Yet you shall be brought down to hell [sheol—the grave], to the sides of the pit [cistern, hole, dungeon, or possibly crypt]"

The only time that Satan will be put in a prison is during Messiah’s reign. This is speaking of the demise of the king of Babylon, not the death of Satan.

Let’s see if we see any sign of Satan in verse 16

"They that see you shall narrowly [gaze] upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man [‘man’? This is no Satan, but a ‘MAN’] that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms."

Just like the Pharaohs and many many rulers of nations who taught and thought that they were "Almightys" represented in the stars of heaven, and who exalted themselves and their throne to heaven, likewise, this king of Babylon is nonetheless only "a MAN." And Almighty Almighty tells him to "HOWL" because Almighty is going to bring him "DOWN TO HELL." And that is just what Almighty did, and the archeological digs in Iraq prove it!

The fictitious story of Lucifer is a hoax that needs to be relegated to the likes of the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus.

No, Isaiah 13 and 14 are not a description of the some fabled fall of Satan; only a pompous king who dies in infamy without even a proper burial.

MAYBE THE PRINCE OF TYRUS IS SATAN

Ezekiel 28:12, "Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus says YAH Almighty; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty."

theologians tell us that Ezekiel 28 also records the fall of Satan from a perfect cherub, it is the king of Tyrus and not Satan who is being addressed in this lamentation. The fact that he was called full of wisdom and perfect in beauty by no means suggests that this is speaking of Satan. Perfect is used in a relative sense when not speaking of deity. Almighty is merely shoving this in the kings face, as it was Tyrus who earlier attributed to herself this claim of perfect beauty, not Almighty!

"Now, you son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; And say unto Tyrus, O you that art situate at the entry of the sea, which are a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus says YAH Almighty; O Tyrus, YOU HAVE SAID I am of perfect beauty" (Ezekiel 27:2-3).

This is exactly the same situation as our Messiah dealt with in the city of Capernaum. In fact He says it will be more tolerable for boastful Tyre in the day of judgment than for Capernaum:

"But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell [hades/grave]" (Luke 10:14-15).

Notice in both cases it is not Almighty Who believes Capernaum or Tyrus is perfect and heavenly, but the carnal-minded people of these two city states. The word "perfect" is used many times in Scripture to mean that there is no outward imperfections (as in a perfect animal for sacrifice, without any outward blemishes). Inside, however, the one who may appear perfect outwardly, can be totally corrupt. It certainly does not mean "sinless." Here is Scriptural proof:

The Scriptures say that Noah was perfect in his generation, (but need I remind you of a slight imperfect problem he had with the wine after the flood?) And Almighty said that Job was perfect in Job 1:8 (which makes us wonder why Job had to abhor himself and "repent in dust and ashes. And David said of himself that he was perfect in Psalm 18:32, (perfect maybe if we forget about his numbering of Israel in rebellion to Almighty, and perfect if we forget that little incidence with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah).

Continuing with verse 13:

"Thou hast been in Eden the garden of Almighty… in the day that you were created."

Here we are told is even more proof that this is speaking of Satan. After all, wasn’t Satan in the garden of "Eden" and wasn’t Satan a "created" being?

The word translated "Eden" in this verse is the same word or root translated Eden 20 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. Sometimes it has reference to the "garden" that Almighty planted in the area of the country called Eden. Sometimes it has reference to other lands near the area of Eden, and not the garden of Eden. Sometimes it refers to the "children of Eden" as in 2 Kings 19:12. And I think everyone is aware of the fact that Adam and Eve had NO CHILDREN in the "garden of Eden." Amos 1:5 speaks of the "house of Eden"—very same Hebrew word translated "Eden" in every occurrence of this word in the Hebrew Manuscripts. And Eden is also the name of several persons in Scripture.

Now back to verse 13 and Eden the garden of Almighty." And so, we see that "Eden" can mean various things, even though Eden is always translated from the same Hebrew word, which is Strong’s #5731, Eden, ay’-den; the same as #5730, eden, ay’den; from #5727, pleasure. #5727, adan, aw-dan’; to be soft or pleasant… to live voluptuously.

And so we find that this is a word that has a meaning, and that this word does not need to be capitalized. Neither is it capitalized OR translated "eden" in other Scriptures:

WAS ABRAHAM’S WIFE, SARAH IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN ALSO?

"Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure [Hebrew translated ‘pleasure’ here is eden, ay-den’] my adonai (lord) being old also?" (Genesis 18:12).

"They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shalt make them drink of the river of your pleasures [Hebrew translated ‘pleasures’ here is eden, ay-den’!]" (Psalm 36:8).

So why should it be capitalized in Ezekiel 28:13? It shouldn’t. Here are a couple of translations that don’t (1) Capitalize it, or (2) Translate it "eden."

"Thou wast in the pleasures [Heb. eden, ay-den’] of the paradise [or garden] of Almighty" (Ezekiel 28:13, The Holy Bible, Douay Confraternity)

"In the luxury [Heb. eden, ay-den’] of the garden of Alueim [Almighty] you come to be" (Ezekiel 28:13, The Concordant Literal Old Testament).

Although the KJV often italicizes words in a verse that were not in the original manuscript, but that are often needed to make the English read better, they do not always do so. Here are the actual translated words for which there is an Hebrew equivalent in verse 13 of Ezekiel 28:

"In luxury of garden of Almighty you come be."

"In the luxury of the garden of Almighty you come to be."

Now if we retain that word "of" and insert it into the KJV, we would have this:

"Thou hast been in Eden of the garden of Almighty."

If, as the KJV translation suggests, eden IS the "garden of Almighty," then it cannot ALSO BE "OF" that same garden!

Furthermore don’t think that "has been" is necessarily correct either (suggesting that this is speaking of an event long ancient to the lamentation being presently given to Ezekiel).

Now please don’t think that I am inserting all this detailed information to make this more complicated and boring. I am not. I am considering the spiritual welfare of some of you who will, undoubtedly, be challenged by so-called "experts" in the field of translation, grammar, and language. I want you to be prepared.

But isn’t this verse speaking of a "created" being, and therefore couldn’t it mean Satan, as opposed to the King of Tyrus who was "born" rather than "created" as was Adam and Satan? Not at all!

ARE BABIES BORN, OR DOES Almighty CREATE THEM?

Whether one is born of a woman or created directly out of the dust of the ground as was Adam, they are both "creations of Almighty." Here is Scriptural proof that created can be applied to those born of a woman:

"But now thus says YAH that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed you, O Israel…" (Isaiah 43:1).

"…bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by My name: for I have created him; yea, I have made him" (Isaiah 43:6-7).

"Thus says YAH Almighty concerning the Ammonites… I will judge you [Ammonites] in the place where you were created…" (Ezekiel 21:28 & 30).

"Have we not all one father? Has not one Almighty created US [ALL mankind]" (Malachi 2:10).

So much for that part of the theory. Verse 14:

"…your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of Almighty; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."

Well, there it is! What further use of arguing? Surely this is not a human, but a cherub. This verse clearly proves that this is speaking of Satan and not some human, doesn’t it? Wrong! It proves no such thing. Actually it proves to be a very bad translation. Let’s notice a few variations:

"On the day you were created, I placed you beside the kherubs on the sacred hill of Almighty; you walked amid the flashing thunder-stones" (A New Translations by James Moffatt)

"In the day of your creation they established the anointed cherub’s booth. And I bestow you in the holy mountain of Alueim [Almighty]" (Concordant Version of the Old Testament)

"With an anointed cherub as guardian I place you; you were on the holy mountain of Almighty; you walked among the stones of fire" (The New Revised Standard Version)

"With the Cherub I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of Almighty, walking among the fiery stones" (The New American Bible)

Two things should be abundantly clear from these translations: (1) These verses are certainly a challenge to translate, and (2) The prince of Tyrus was NOT the cherub, himself, but rather the cherub was placed as a guardian BESIDE OR WITH the prince of Tyrus.

Next we read a remarkable thing in the KJV in the last part of verse 16 of Ezekiel 28:

"By the multitude of thy [king of Tyrus] merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of Almighty: and I will destroy thee, O COVERING CHERUB [??], from the midst of the stones of fire." The Hebrew Intelinear Bible is as follow "Cherub of The One Guarding".

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Wait just a minute. This is nonsense! Almighty is going to destroy the king of Tyrus, not the SPIRIT CHERUB! WHY WOULD Almighty DESTROY HIS CHERUB WHEN IT IS THE KING THAT SINNED, NOT THE CHERUB?

The king wasn’t the anointed cherub, neither was Satan the anointed cherub. Satan is nowhere mentioned in these Scriptures. There was iniquity found IN THE KING (Verse 15). It was THE KING that got rich by trading merchandise (Verse 16), not the Cherub. Cherubs don’t trade merchandise. Almighty is casting THE KING out of His mountain (high position of government), not the cherub. Almighty will destroy THE KING (Verse 16), not the cherub. Almighty will bring to "ashes" THE KING, not the cherub. Spirit creatures cannot be turned into ashes as human flesh can. And all the people that knew THE KING will see this happen to him. The people didn’t know the cherub.

And finally we read this, "…and never shall you` be any more" ( Verse 19). Think how absurd it would be to say that Satan would "never be any more." Satan is still (27 centuries later) alive and well on planet Earth.

Well, there you have it. Satan was ALWAYS Satan. He was never an archangel/cherub/light-bringing/Lucifer/. Here is what the Scriptures teach:

So was Satan the devil really "perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him?" NO:

"He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins FROM THE BEGINNING…" (I John 3:8).

But the Church teaches us that there was a time when Satan the devil was righteous and would have never thought to murder anyone. So didn’t Satan the devil change into a murderer at some later date? NO:

"You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer FROM THE BEGINNING…" (John 8:44).

Maybe it’s time we give this all up. There is no "Lucifer," and there never was a "Lucifer." There is no righteous light-bringing Satan, and there never was a righteous light-bringing Satan. Lucifer the light-bringing sinless Satan is a Hoax!

Disclaimer: Excerpts of this article is taken from L. Ray Smith and Bible-truth.com. Kingdom-Info is not affiliated with nor do we support all of the teachings of L. Ray Smith and Bible-truth.com. This article is used to present a teaching on a specific topic; "Lucifer". The names have been change to reflect the beliefs of Kingdominfo.net

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