You might be surprised to learn that the name ‘Lucifer’ is used only once in the Bible.  Isaiah 14:12 says, “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!”  The name Lucifer means ‘the morning star.’  We see in verse 4 of the chapter that this name refers to the King of Babylon, but its use here shows that it goes far beyond this mere man.  It refers to that one who was great in the Lord’s eyes, yet was ‘cut down’.  As we continue reading in this chapter, we see the reason he was cut down.  Isaiah 14:13-15 says, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”  Five times in this portion we read that Lucifer said ‘I will.’  He became full of pride and exalted himself above the Lord Himself.  Yet, he was brought down because of his pride and rebellion.

We find him in the Garden of Eden, tempting Eve to sin by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  I encourage you to read Genesis, chapter 3 to read of this and the consequences of sin.  In verse one, he is called ‘the serpent’, but his true identity is well known.  The serpent was Satan, the fallen Lucifer.  Revelation 12:9 says, “And the GREAT DRAGON was cast out, that old SERPENT, called the DEVIL, and SATAN, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”  Here in this one verse, we see him being called by four names.

We rejoice in knowing that Satan, whose name means adversary, will be defeated.  In Revelation 20, before the Lord judges all sinful and unrepentant men at the Great White Throne judgment, he judges Satan.  Revelation 20:10 says, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”  Everlasting punishment for the adversary.

What about you, my friend.  Do you have everlasting life or are you in fear of everlasting punishment?  The Lord Jesus said in John 5:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath EVERLASTING LIFE, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”  Do you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?  Do you possess EVERLASTING LIFE?  Matthew 25:46 speaks of those who, “…go away into everlasting punishment.”  Punishment that never ceases. NEVER!

This doesn’t have to happen to you.  You do not need to follow Satan to that eternal dwelling place called Hell.  The Lord calls to you in Matthew 11:28 saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  He promises us in John 6:37, “…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”  Do you know Him?  Have you gone to Him for forgiveness of sins, salvation, and eternal life?  Acts 16:31 says to you, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”  (218.4)