“Satan’s Song; God’s Answer” ( Isaiah 14: 12, ESV ) by Carley Evans

Lucifer, called ‘Day Star, son of Dawn’ and functioning as one of God’s great angels, decides at some point in his service to the Almighty to seek to “ascend above the heights of the clouds; [and to] make [himself] like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:14) Lucifer’s pride and haughty spirit goes before his fall. (Proverbs 16:18) Since the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind reflects Lucifer turned Satan. Truly, mankind is made in the image of God, but our reflection is now of Satan, not of God.

God the Holy Spirit says to Satan, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who lay the nations low! But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who makes the earth tremble, who shakes kingdoms, who makes the world like a desert and overthrows its cities, who does not let his prisoners go home?’ ” (Isaiah 14:12,15-17)

And, we are Satan’s prisoners. We are his prisoners until and unless we are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. “For God so loves the world, that He gives His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God does not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already.” (John 3:16-18)

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie says:

    Good reminder Carley that we do indeed have and enemy and that our God has already fought the battle for us and defeated him!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Amen, Debbie. And thanks be to God for His victory over His enemy and ours.

  3. “Since the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind reflects Lucifer turned Satan. Truly, mankind is made in the image of God, but our reflection is now of Satan, not of God.”

    I’ve never heard that put that way before. And of course, by turning to Jesus, we come again to reflect our Creator and Savior, rather than our accuser and tempter.

    Wonderful post. Thank you!

    1. lambskinny says:

      I agree — we, once we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, Healer and Coming King, do again reflect God rather than Satan. Thanks so much, thrugracealone!

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