by Betty Rhodes
It is quite possible that there has been a gross misconception on the identities of Satan and Lucifer, and it is essential that we know the difference between these two great evil and dangerous forces at work in our world, and in our lives.

Who are these two great forces at work within the Universe?  Why was Lucifer created? Where did the devil come from?  Was Satan once the bright and wise morning star in the heavens, just like Lucifer?  Was Satan once a Cherub around the throne of the Elohiym, as Lucifer was said to be?

The force of Lucifer is a deceiver, the force of Satan represents evil.

Who is Lucifer?

Who is Satan?

There are several forces at work in our Universe - but there is only ONE force that is Everlasting, Constant, Beneficial, Life-Giving, Omnipresent, and Essential to Every Living [and non-living] Thing on the Planet, in the Heavens, and Beyond our Imaginations. NO other force is greater than this ONE Great Spirit of Light - for IT is the Creator of all things - none else!!!


Strong's 1966 heylel {hay-lale'}

from 1984 (in the sense of brightness, seeking praise and glory)

Lucifer - means "light-bearer" or one who has knowledge, the shining one, bright and morning star,
Lucifer - referring to the likeness of the king of Babylon

Lucifer:   "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! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of the Creator: 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. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned."
Isa 14:12-20

Lucifer was created by the Great Spirit of Light during the very beginning stages of life on Earth, and this cherub [force, power], Lucifer, once had a prominent place in the Garden of 'Eden',  when everything was still in a perfected state, before the force of evil had a chance to reclaim its state of darkness, chaos and confusion. Lucifer was given much light and as a result, he was extremely wise and knowing above all that was created. Lucifer had numerous blessings heaped upon his name, and at his disposal for his created function. The name 'Lucifer' (i.e. Heylel), means bright and morning star - he could guide those coming in and assist those going out, like a beacon of light. In relating an astrological pattern for this Lucifer-type energy or power, it can be likened unto the planet Jupiter - now, which came first, the pattern for Jupiter, or Lucifer - I don't know. It is important to remember that his name, Heylel, or LIGHT, means to shine with much knowledge and wisdom given to him by the original source of Light, the Great Spirit Creator. Lucifer held a high position, next to the Great Spirit Creator, but Lucifer decided to misuse and abuse his wisdom, and his position for power, control, and self glory, rather than the purpose of which he was created. We can say that Lucifer was a tremendously powerful force of Light/knowledge, was created during the Age of perfection - to speak on the behalf of the Great Creator, but sought his own exalted glory above that of the Great Spirit Creator.

Lucifer, because of the giant EGO he eventually acquired, resulted in considerable boasting, which developed into exploitations, an ambitious thirst for power, control, and other foolishness, this to obtain glory and prominence, which was that above and beyond that of the Great Spirit of Light.  It wasn't long before way too much iniquity developed in his heart, so he was cast out of the Garden of Perfection. Once cast from Perfection, Lucifer  was made to 'walk' the stones of fire [just like Jupiter, who once ruled the water sign of Pisces, but after the discovery of Neptune, Jupiter was placed as ruler of  the FIRE sign, Sagittarius].  Lucifer, represents the pattern for Babylon - the harlot, the (religious) kingdoms of man, the egotistical desires of the heart, the tree of knowledge of good and evil - all of these things come under the Lucifer-force. Lucifer became a force to be reckoned with, having much knowledge and wisdom [Light], and he knew how to misuse it to obtain his own exalted position, too.

Someone wrote and asked me, 'why do I badger the religions'? Because they pay homage to lesser beings than that of our Great Spirit Creator. They are given in to Lucifer energy, rather than to the true Creator who has never had a lapse of time where IT has abandoned us. The Great Spirit is a constant, not here today - gone tomorrow with no communication between us for thousands of years. The Great Spirit holds the authority of all things, and is seen in all nature, life, and it's abundance. Man's gods cannot hear when they cry out, they cannot give you warmth, comfort, weather, food, water, light, knowledge, for all this comes from the Great Spirit - and we all get it everyday without fail, even if we do pay homage to the enemy of the Great Spirit - for with the Great Spirit there is no separation of cultures, peoples, races, nations, or beliefs - for it is the laws of Science and Mathematics, utilizing the principles of logic, reasoning, and common sense that rules. Furthermore, it is this very Great Spirit of Love and Light that hears your prayers, and if your heart isn't too muddled with 'sin', the Great Spirit will hear you and provide help.

Lucifer was a created force that was meant to be the great teacher and prophet, ON BEHALF OF, the Great Spirit of Light Creator, but instead he said in his heart, 'To hell with the Great Creator, I can have my own power and glory.'  The Great Spirit of Light, at that point, banned Lucifer from the Garden of Perfection, and forced him to walk the stones of fire. He no longer was a cherub [benelovent energy force] around the Great Throne, but instead, 'he' became a terrific force for man to reckon with on Earth. His mission was to 'steal' the hearts and souls of all civilization, prevent them from 'seeing' the true Light - and become a powerful STAR in his own right. He would deceive, distort, connive, warp, lie, steal, perform miraculous and amazing things, exalt himself into a very high position, and, given enough time, would prove to do it all quite successfully.

This Lucifer force of misused and abused Light swept across the Earth, impeding on all civilizations, nations, races, and peoples, removing the rightful glory from the true Great Spirit Creator of all things, and obtaining honor unto himself. The Great Spirit Creator has allowed this powerful Lucifer-force to remain upon the Earth as a means for 'refining' the souls of mankind. As seen all throughout Biblical Scripture, this Lucifer force is most commonly labeled as 'Babylon', but is called other names as well too, such Tyre, Egypt, Sodom, Edom, various beasts, the Harlot, etc. The reason for this is, Lucifer chose ancient Babylon to set up his major religious headquarters - and from there he would truly shine. All religions thereafter, would SEEM to represent the Creator, when in fact they would be paying homage to Lucifer instead - giving him the exaltation he sought. Babylon, was the mother of all religions - Lucifer's first great throne on Earth, but Lucifer gets around - during the Great Age of Pisces, Rome became his headquarters - where will his next exalted city be? Yes, it is true - all religions came from this Lucifer light-force of trickery and wonder, based on many traditions, rituals, holy days, the ritual of sacrifice, etc., all still smack of his first great Babylonian deception, but  all his workings will eventually be destroyed.

"And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations". Leviticus 17:7


Strong's 7854 satan {saw-tawn'}
from 7853 - adversary

Satan = adversary, one who withstands, superhuman adversary, powerful evil force

Gen 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of the Creator moved upon the face of the waters."

There are always two sides to polarity: Light versus Darkness; Benevolent versus malefic; Good versus Evil; Right versus Wrong; Creation versus Destruction, etc. Satan represents the opposite of the Great Spirit of Light Creator, and is the origins of the force of darkness, death, and all that is evil. Satan is the father of the criminal mind, decay, destruction, abominations, wickedness, darkness, and death. Before the Creator 'moved' across the face of the deep, the Earth was without form, void, and full of darkness, with much confusion and chaos - this portrayed the force of Satan - a lack of light and life. Once the Great Spirit of Light moved across the planet, it caused life, light, and knowledge to spring forth and flourish in abundance. The 'Word', mentioned scripturally, is the same as this Light Creator Spirit, i.e. the source of all wisdom and knowledge.

Lucifer came from the 'garden' of Perfection, as an intentually created Spirit being of Light. SATAN, on the other hand, came from the bottomless pit - called the abyss, and it's force was seen covering the 'face of the deep', prior to the Great Spirit of Light's movement across the deep.  Satan is full of darkness and without any natural light of it's own, and this evil force once covered the entire Earth, but the Spirit of Light 'shone' upon the darkness, thus life was created. Satan most definitely is an evil spiritual force, and always was a powerful evil force - 'he' never had any light qualities whatsoever. Satan allowed, and still allows, Lucifer, the fallen cherub [energy] having light and wisdom, to sit upon his (Satan's) throne as the head. Satan uses Lucifer's wisdom to claim as many victims for the force of darkness, as possible. Satan seduced Lucifer to seek his own glory, and thereafter, Satan had full control of Lucifer, who is the great deceiver. Everyone is great at something: Lucifer, is the great deceiver, Satan, represents the great force of evil, the true Spirit Creator is the Great Spirit of Light, Love, and Life. Lucifer was first created for a royal position in the garden of Perfection - Satan - up from the abyss and a great force in his own right. There is a big difference.

To clarify any confusion, there were/are two polar opposites - the Great Spirit of Light - the Creator of all life; and the opposition - that of Satan - who originates from the abyss of darkness and death.  The Great Spirit created Lucifer to be an energy that would work on behalf of the Great Spirit for teaching, and instructing souls as to their purpose in life, but Lucifer failed his mission and 'fell' to the other polarity - the Satanic force. So, now we have Lucifer representing Satan, but who represents the Great Spirit of Light and Creation? This is where the idea of a 'Messiah' originally originates. After the refinement process is completed, a Messiah will be sent into the world to bring souls back from the darkness, setting them on the rightful path to obtain their purpose in life.

As far as our accuser, Satan, is concerned, how better to deceive you, than to have Lucifer set up religious institutions all across the ebbs of time and space. He would provide a 'god' to be honored, served, and worshipped, for every culture, and if you didn't like the particular arrangement of rituals, theogy, or holy days, not to worry, he could change things around, shuffle the traditions to suit the era, and wholla, a brand new religion - hand-crafted just for you. Lucifer is the one who put into our minds that we needed a religion - in order to obtain salvation [his], and enter into [his] idea of a heaven. The Great Creator of Light does not require such a salvation, because we hold our own destiny in our hands, personally. We come to this Earth to learn, to grow, to become refined souls on our way to perfection, and if we choose to follow Lucifer throughout our entire lifetimes - who does it hurt? It doesn't hurt the Great Spirit Creator - we hurt only ourselves. But, Lucifer has all of us convinced that we need him and his 'gods'. He does this through fear, deceiving, the power of seduction, and believable lies. Lucifer not only sets up religions throughout the Ages, most, if not all, with a Babylon-type base, but he also enters into all the nations governments, convincing the heads of states to make particular moves for his benefit. We are all convinced that we need the governments in our daily lives - so once again, we become a helpless flock of sheeple, who look to governments, religions, and the medical professions, for our daily sustence. Whereas, all we would need do is to look to the Great Spirit Creator for all these things. How many of us really know how to connect with the Great Spirit? The American Indians once knew how - until that man of sin came knocking on their doors, and changed all that. Why didn't these native peoples need an organized religion, or a national government to intervene in their daily lives - were they hopelessly wondering around the Earth with nothing to believe in - nothing to eat - nothing to wear upon their backs?  If they survived for thousands of years, without relying on Lucifer's organizations, why can't we survive without this man of sin - surely, we are intelligent enough, are we not?

Lucifer, that man of sin, will be revealed at the end of times.  He, who opposeth and exalteth himself above the Creator, showing himself that he is (like) the Creator.  The invisible, but powerful mysteries of his iniquity has  worked a web of deceit within each and every one of us.  Lucifer may exalt himself as the true Light, and though he sets his nest among the stars, he will be brought down to join the darkened world of the abyss. All his light, wisdom, and glory will cease to exist.

They sacrificed [their souls] unto devils, not to the Great Spirit Creator; but to gods whom they knew not, and to diverse gods that came newly up, whom their fathers feared not.

So who is the 'MAN OF SIN'?      You decide.
the Unveiler
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  by Betty Rhodes 1989