THE CHARACTERISTICS OF "LUCIFER," as mentioned in Isaiah 14, are consistently identifying carnal man rather than the devil who is a spirit. One of the verses that clarifies this thought is: "They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this THE MAN that made the earth to tremble?" (Verse 16).
We can traverse the world over, search to the highest heaven, and scan to the bottom of the seven seas, but dear ones, we will never find one spirit, such as Satan or any others, between heaven and hell that fits the description of the "lucifer" spoken of in Isaiah 14. Man, however, does fit that description. Not only can we look at man and see this, but from one end of the written word of God to the other, we read in bold print of Adam's fall from his shining glory into the realm of darkness and death. We see the despair, the groaning pangs of grief wrapped about his soul and body as a foreboding death shroud -- impossible to escape from. In the Bible we see the perpetual struggle of mankind trying to rebuild from the ruin of corruption with hopes of going back to where they once were. Even though he has been blinded by the sin laden soul, he still seeks that which was lost in Adam. Man gropes in darkness, grasping at every straw -- power, sex, drugs, money, music, entertainment, and all manner of games and activities that satisfy only for a season -- hoping it will be that one thing which will relieve the pain of his tormented soul.
Man's kingdoms are built upon man's sandy foundations of the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, only to find they all fail to fill that void. Every attempt to secure his self-made happiness eventually crumbles and falls into the rubble of futility and despair. In humanity's quest of life, deep calls unto deep, but true life is nowhere to be found; that is, not until God says "LET THERE BE LIGHT." When they begin to see for the first time the reality of their Creator, He places His SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS within the womb of their hearts, and they finally begin to shine as the Son. They shine, but not as the first Adam, the light bearer, but they shine as the SECOND ADAM -- AS LIFE GIVERS. These purified ones become a flaming fire (Ps. 104:4), possessing words of fire which proceed from their purified lips (Jer. 5:14), and their eyes in like fashion, as fire (Rev. 1:14), radiating life, equity and judgment to all (I Cor. 6:2-3) -- igniting and refining everyone they speak to or look upon. They shall walk upon the earth as the flaming Sons of the living God, manifesting the great splendor of His shining glory in a way the first Adam could never do! This, dear living ones, is what it is to be a true SON OF THE MORNING.
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