WHO OR WHAT IS LUCIFER?
First off, lets have a look at the main verse that many will use to describe this "fallen angel Lucifer" in the Old Testament Biblical scriptures. From the Book of Isaiah 14:12 - Hebrew Old Testament - NEVI'IM (The Prophets):
In the KJV (King James Version - and ONLY in the KJV) we read the following text:
“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!”
More modern Bible translations ... except for the NKJV ... have the proper translation of the word LUCIFER as “day star” or “morning star” instead of the Latin word Lucifer.
LUCIFER literally translates from the Latin (because it is not in the original Hebrew text) (Phosphoros in the Greek) as "Light Bringer, Morning Star, Venus, etc) because this morning star ushers in the SUN of God every morning in the celestial kingdom. And allegorically speaking, this light is what ushers in the Christ within each of us.
Now ... this will more than likely be the first time you have heard of these Truths so get ready for some enlightenment. I promise, its important.
The ancient civilizations already knew of the concept of the "Lightbearer" and "Lucifer" and they used this symbolism for thousands and thousands of years to depict the "indwelling Krst/Christ" within all humanity. The Divine Spark of the Creator.
This means that for thousands of years until the rise of western theology, the concept of "Lucifer" was likened to the "incarnated Christ" who brings light to our darkened Souls that are incarnated, trapped and mummified in "matter" and "crucified in the bodies of 'matter'/form." The Greeks termed it to be "SOMA/SEMA" or ... the body (soma) is a tomb (sema).
The ancient Spiritual Wisdom and symbol of Lucifer, the ancient symbol for "the indwelling Christ", was altered to represent an anthropomorphized Satan and all that is evil. Lucifer and the devil are NOT one in the same. Much in the same way, Venus ushers in the Sun of God each and every morning - preceding the sun in the heavens.
Now read the verse again with MAN as allegorical reference ... in this case, the King of Babylon - the original allegorical character in this scriptural message.
"How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain."
It is the unseen Divine Soul of man/mankind (the christed one) who is eternal and has forgotten he is the Lord's begotten. When we follow our human ego rather than Divine order and Law (God) ... we fall from the sacred mountain and fall to the dense state of matter (the lowest level of vibrational energy) rather than our eternal state of Spirit (our highest state of vibrational energy). Welcome to earth school, the "Fall of Man."
Here we have an adaptation of a "Christly Spiritual Concept" inserted into the Hebrew Scriptures where it never originally existed. Don't believe it? Study it, research it, reference it.
Mankind is the begotten Son of God. We are one in Spirit ... one in consciousness ... and the microcosm of the macrocosm. Whether you believe in creationism or big bang ... everything came from something and that something is in all things visible and invisible. The point of origin for ALL things leaves within those things traces of itself thereby unifying all of creation.
For those who believe that you cant get something, from nothing, its simply a matter of understanding the words. A "thing" is something tangible ... a matter or form in a physical realm of experience. A NO-thing, is something in the realm of the unseen ... or Spirit yet to be manifest. The Hebrew word AYIN, and the Greek word we translate as VOID, and technically NO-THING, meaning having no form or matter. Deeper into this we also find this to be a point of origin for all that is manifest. The AYIN (nothing), is the point where ALL creation emanates from. Unbounded possibilities, infinite creative source, and unlimited manifestation possibilities. So, you see ... nothing ... is simply no-thing. Unmanifested energy from the realm of the unsee.
So, knowing all this, and understanding that everything that is manifest comes into form from within the point of origin, all things arrive from within the realm of consciousness/Mind ... or ... Divine Light. The Matrix, or Field. Thoughts, become things. As above, so below. From an astrological point of view, this Bringer of Light is represented as Venus. Each morning, the Sun of God is ushered into view by the Morning Star ... the planet Venus.
Lucifer (Lucent/Luminescence/etc) is the Bringer of Light, not the Lord of Darkness as we have been led to believe. When things are changed long enough, people begin to accept the new paradigm. We should always be able to openly discuss any subject ... with an open Mind for Truth. There are billions of opinions (mine included), but only ONE TRUTH. Let's continue our search to find it, and share it.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM.