Time and Eternity

Lesson 5

Lucifer becoming the Devil

NOTE: The account of how Lucifer became the Devil is found hidden in two passages of scriptures:
Isaiah 14:9-19, a proverb against the king of Babylon and in
Ezekiel 28:12-17 a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus.

1. Before Lucifer became the Devil, he was the anointed that the Earth.

Ezekiel 28:14 "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."

to question 1.

2. Lucifer was in his ways from the day that he was until he sinned.

Ezekiel 28:15 "Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

to question 2.

3. The city of was the place that Lucifer led others to worship God.

Ezekiel 28:13 "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy 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 thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created."

NOTE: The precious stones indicate his priestly duties, his pipes indicate his ability to sing and talk in leading others to worship God.

to question 3.

4. List the sins Lucifer committed and became the Devil. Isaiah 14:9-21

A. Isaiah 14:13 "For thou hast said in thine heart, will into , I will my above the stars of God: I sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:"

to question 4A.

B. Isaiah 14:14 "I will above the heights of the clouds; I will be the most ."

to question 4B.

5. When Lucifer sinned, what happened to the earth?

A. Isaiah 14:17 "That made the world as a , and the thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners."

to question 5A.

B. Isaiah 24:1 "Behold, the LORD the earth , and maketh it , and turneth it upside , and abroad the thereof."

NOTE: Some of the heavenly host and angels were here on the earth during Lucifer’s reign before his fall.

to question 5B.

6. How long was Lucifer on the Earth before his fall?

to question 6.

7. Could the dinosaurs have lived during the time before the fall of Lucifer, because at the fall of Lucifer all life came to an abrupt end?

NOTE: When Lucifer and the angels that followed him fell, Lucifer became the Devil without a physical body and the angels became disembodied spirits. This is why they must posses a body to function in this physical world.

to question 7.

8. Did Lucifer fall and become the Devil before or after Adam and Eve were created?

to question 8.

9. When God created the Earth in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”, did He create it in vain?

Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."

to question 9.

10. Did God create the Earth to be inhabited? Isaiah 45:18

to question 10.

11. True or False. Because of the fall of Lucifer “the earth was without form, and void;” Genesis 1:2.

to question 11.

12. God sent His to the of the Earth: a restoration of the Earth.

Psalms 104:30 "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth."

to question 12.

13. How can we know that the seven day account in Genesis 1:3-13 is a restoration and not the original creation of the earth?

A. God said “Let there be light" on the first day, but the sun wasn’t until the day.

Genesis 1:14-19 "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day."

to question 13A.

B. Where was the seed for the grass and trees?

Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."

to question 13B.

C. Adam and Eve were told to be, and multiply, and the Earth.

Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

to question 13C.

D. Was Adam and Eve to fill or replenish the Earth?

to question 13D.

E. After the world was destroyed by the flood, Noah and his family was told to be fruitful, multiply, and the Earth. To put back what was on the earth before the flood.

Genesis 9:1 "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth."

to question 13E.

F. True or False: Adam and Eve were to put back what was on the Earth before Lucifer fell.

to question 13F.

14. How long was the Earth without form and void?

to question 14.

NOTE: The reason for the unusual order of the restoration in Genesis 1:3-2:3 is to reveal the plan of salvation.

I. On the first day there was darkness. Genesis 1:2
A. Darkness is symbolic of sin. John 3:19-21
B. All have sinned. Romans 3:23
C. God said “Let there be light”. Genesis 1:3
D. Jesus is the light of the world. John 8:12
E. Jesus would come to give us light.

II. On the second day there is the dividing of the water. Genesis 1:6-8
A. In baptism water is symbolic of the grave, death. Romans 6:3-7
B. The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23
C. Jesus would die for our sins. Romans 5:6

III. On the third day, God calls for the grass, with herb yielding seed, and the fruit trees, which is Spring. Genesis 1:9-13
A. Spring is symbolic of new life, resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
B. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose the third day.
C. We must be born again. John 3:3, 16

IV. On the fourth day, God calls forth the lights of heaven to shine. The lights are for signs, seasons, days, and years Genesis 1:14-19
A. Lights in heaven are to guide us as God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Psalms 119:105

V. On the fifth day God calls for and creates sea life, and birds. Genesis 1:20-25
A. Substance for daily living.
B. God’s care for us.

VI. On the sixth day the Holy Trinity created man in their image. Genesis 1:26-28
A. Fellowship with God. God’s family as the results of salvation through Jesus.

VII. On the seventh day God rested. Genesis 2:1-3.
A. Our rest is in Heaven.

Copyright (c) 2013 by Jerry L. Wells