Lucifer is the chief fallen angel in Christian theology. Lucifer was once God's most beloved, most glorious, and most beautiful angel. He was God's second in command, crown cherubim, chief archangel, and left-hand. He was commander of one-third of heaven's angels. When God created man, he commanded his angels to bow down to and serve them and to love them more than he. Lucifer was appointed to look after the earth and mankind. In his pride and jealousy, Lucifer refused to serve a lesser being and challenged God's authority. He and his legion were defeated by Michael and cast down to earth, were he became known as The Devil or Satan, and his angels became known as demons. In Latin, from which the English word is derived, Lucifer means "light-bearer" or "morning star". It was the name given to the dawn appearance of the planet Venus, which heralds daylight. For this meaning, English generally uses the names "Morning Star", "Son of the Morning", or "Day Star", but rarely "Lucifer".
The Bible does not name the Devil as Lucifer. The use of this name in reference to the Devil stems from an interpretation of Isaiah, a passage that does not speak of any fallen angel but of the defeat of a particular Babylonian King, to whom it gives a title that refers to what in English is called the Day Star or Morning Star (in Latin, Lucifer). In the same Latin word lucifer is used to refer to the Morning Star, with no relation to the Devil. It is only in post-New Testament times that the Latin word Lucifer was used as a name for the Devil, both in religious writing and in fiction, especially when referring to him prior to his fall from Heaven.
The Sigil of Lucifer ("Seal of Satan") a magical sigil used occasionally as an emblem by Satanists. In the modern occultism of Dolores North (alias Madeline Montalban) (died 1982) Lucifer's identification as the Morning Star (Venus) equates him with Lumiel, whom she regarded as the Archangel of Light, and among Satanists he is seen as the "Torch of Baphomet" and Azazel.
In the Satanic Bible of 1969, Lucifer is acknowledged as one of the Four Crown Princes of Hell, particularly that of the East. Lord of the Air, Lucifer has been named "Bringer of Light, the Morning Star, Intellectualism, Enlightenment."
Author Michael W. Ford has written on Lucifer as a "mask" of the Adversary, a motivator and illuminating force of the mind and subconscious. The Sigil of Lucifer ("Seal of Satan") a magical sigil used occasionally as an emblem by Satanists
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Lucifer possesses nigh-omnipotent supernatural power. He was second in authority, glory, and grace only to God himself. He is described in scripture as a being of great wrath and light, one of the most powerful angels ever created, if not the most powerful. Although he is fallen from grace, he still maintains his angelic divinity as well as those of the angels that fell with him. In both the 20th Century as well as the New Age or 21st Century, Lucifer is believed by many religious practitioners, new religious movements, and spiritualists to have dominion over media, entertainment, crime, politics, economics, pornography, the sex industry, philosophy, drugs, youth education, youth culture, religious fanaticism and fundamentalism, terrorism, war, anarchy, paganism, atheism, and other areas of society.
Lucifer is said to be responsible for man's fall from grace. It was he who nourished sin and desire in mankind.
- Nigh-Omnipotence - Lucifer possesses incalculable supernatural power. He is one of the most powerful created beings that ever has or ever will exist; second only to God Almighty himself in power and authority. In Supernatural Zechariah explains that Lucifer is powerful in ways that defy description and that his very presence on earth would cause fiery skies and summon the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He is shown to be more powerful than even the oldest and mightiest of pagan divinities. The immensity of his power can be seen when he possesses an imperfect vessel; it will begin to slowly decay and eventually spontaneously combust due to barely being able to contain Lucifer's immense power and presence, something that the human body was not built to process. Only a vessel that was built specifically to contain Lucifer, such as a descendant of Cain and Abel, can successfully and safely host him and access his full power.
- Cosmic Awareness - Lucifer possesses absolute wisdom and the potential to transcend all earthly things. He has knowledge of magic Latin rituals that can summon Death himself and bind him into servitude.
- Immortality - Lucifer, like all celestial beings, is not subjected to time, aging, or diseases, and doesn't need to breathe, eat, or sleep to sustain his vessel.
- Angelic Possession - As a spiritual being, Lucifer has no physical presence. He requires a human body or 'vessel' to exist in the physical world.
- Illumination - As the Archangel of Light, Lucifer, like all archangels, is able to release divine light from his vessel. He also is able to generate intense heat. He can also disintegrate any object or thing by touch.
- Invulnerability - Lucifer is indestructible and cannot feel pain.
- Superhuman Strength - Lucifer's vessel can move stars and planets with his brute strength. He is stronger than the vast majority of superhuman beings; he can overpower even the mightiest of pagan gods with his bare hands. As chief of all demons, he is the strongest. Only God and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are his superiors in strength and only his archangel brethren are his equals.
- Superhuman Speed - Lucifer can move at the speed of light; able to encircle the whole earth seven and a half times on foot in one second.
- Healing Factor - Lucifer heals his vessel from mortal wounds and cures him of any disease or impairment.
- Teleportation - Lucifer, like all celestial beings, can vanish and reappear anywhere in time, space, and any place on the face of the Earth.
- Superhuman Senses - Lucifer, or Archangels in general, have much higher senses than any other earthly being. He although has the ability to sense specific odors. He can smell out virgins, sinners and Nephilim when they come of age.
- Telepathy - Lucifer can communicate with others with his mind. Even without a human vessel, Lucifer was a able to speak with others in their dreams while taking on the appearance of their loved ones.
- Molecular Combustion - With a wave of his hands or a snap of his fingers, Lucifer is able to speed up an object's molecules to the point where he causes it to explode.
- Telekinesis - Lucifer has the ability to move objects with his mind. His telekinesis is powerful enough to throw beings across a room, break a human's neck, or pin them to a wall.
- Cryokinesis - Lucifer can freeze and unfreeze ice.
- Chronokinesis - Lucifer can create and control time itself.
- Pyrokinesis - Lucifer can create, summon, sense, extinguish, and control fire.
- Memory Manipulation - Lucifer can remove or restore memories of humans.
- Shapeshifting - Lucifer, while in a vessel, can change his physical appearance to anything he wishes.
- Flight - Lucifer can fly by spreading his wings out.
- Healing Touch
- Atmokinesis - Lucifer, like Michael and Raphael, can alter or even manipulate the weather, as he can create hurricanes, waves of diseases, tsunamis, and can cause the temperature to rise or drop dramatically.
- Resurrection - Lucifer, like all archangels, can easily revive dead people and recall lost souls.