What Does Isaiah 14:12 Mean?

"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

Isaiah 14:12(NASB)

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The Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between the soul and spirit, dividing between the joint and marrow, and it also often cuts between the spiritual and the physical, between past history and future prophecy, and the Word of God is also profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.

And this passage, which starts with a description of what was to happen to the satanically inspired King of Babylon during the Jewish dispersion, morphs into a declaration of Satan's own prideful challenge against the Almighty and a prophecy of his future, devastating downfall: "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!"

Before he fell, Lucifer was God's anointed guardian cherub, but when prideful sin entered his heart and he challenged God's supremacy, he became: "That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world." And his final destiny is the lake of fire.

Satan has many names and titles, but one that is used to deceive the nations is Lucifer: "Star of the morning, son of the dawn." This title showcases Lucifer's arrogance, seeking to counterfeit our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is God's true "Day-Star" and the one, legitimate "Bright Morning Star."

Satan defiantly declares his resolve, which is to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, trump the will of the Almighty, and exalt his position above everyone else with his prideful announcement: "I will be like the most High."

But Satan's opposition will be as short-lived as a morning dew-drop, and his spurious, illuminating light will be extinguished when Christ, the true and only "Bright Morning Star" begins to rise. For Christ is:"The Sun of Righteousness Who will arise with healing on His wings."

Satan was defeated at the Cross, but the ripple effects of his evil deeds will continue to reverberate around the globe in which his murderous lies and satanic deceit have weakened the nations, blinded men's eyes, and hardened the hearts of those that are perishing. But one day soon, Christ will return to set up His Millennial Kingdom, Satan will be flung into the bottomless pit, and the earth will be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is the one and only Bright Morning Star and that my life is hid with Christ in God. Thank You that nothing can pluck me out of His hands. Thank You that Satan is a defeated foe and that in Christ I have all that is needed to resist the devil and to stand firm in this evil day. I pray that the minds of many who have been deceived by Satan's evil lies and blinded to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ, may come to see the truth that Jesus is the only Way to God, the only true Light of God, and that in Him is Life everlasting. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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