His name is Lucifer from the Latin meaning light (lux) bearing (fer). The name has been used to refer to the planet Venus in the sky prior to sunrise. Isaiah referred to him as Lucifer, son of the morning. (14:12)
When Venus is the morning star it precedes the sun’s advent for the day and usually is so bright if one tracks it carefully it is visible all day long and sets just prior to the setting of the evening sun. Usually we do not notice it is visible all day because of its proximity to the sun, a place at which we avoid looking.
When its circuit about the sun takes it to the opposite side it becomes the evening star and is only visible for a short time after the sun sets before it sinks below the horizon. Thus the light bearer is not only the morning star but is also for an equal amount of time the evening star.
And so it is that Lucifer’s time is setting. He has had his reign over men far too long now. It is time for his evil light to be extinguished. It really is only a matter of time. The Book of Revelation gives us a grand look into the future. In the battle between good and evil, Jesus and Lucifer, Jesus wins.
You see Jesus is not like a planet. He is like the sun. He is the center of everything.
Written by Roger Bothwell on October 31, 2002
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