Part 2 – Luciferian (Demonic on March 2)
The word “luciferian” describes ego and pride. Witness the ego-driven attitudes of those in government, the medical profession, mainstream media, and many others who careened through the pandemic making decisions that have since proved to be disastrous – who cannot or will not admit it.
They’re too proud for that. So was the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:12, whose “heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendour,” verse 17, “by using it to get worldly fame” (The Message).
So here was a man who ended up with a gigantic ego because of his impressive looks and brilliant mind. He stood out as someone people naturally looked up to, and he used it to get a name for himself. We had people like that during the pandemic too, who were looked upon as saviours and saints.
But as new facts now emerge that hint at some ghastly mistakes made in policies quickly implemented without proper evidence, resulting in considerable damage to physical and mental health, and to the economy, and to trust in hallowed institutions, no one who was instrumental in causing these problems has apologized or admitted fault. Rather than say, “We blew it and we’re deeply sorry, and we’ll do anything we can to heal and help,” they call the people who are criticizing them nasty names.
But that’s the luciferian attitude in Isaiah 14:12. It’s where the word “Lucifer” came from, translated in Latin from the Hebrew for “the morning star.” It describes the attitude of the king of Babylon (verse 4), who believed he was a god, expressed in statements like: “I will raise my throne above the stars of God,” and “I will make myself the Most High” (verses 13 and 14). It highlights how pride and ego can consume those in leadership positions, including, as we’ve seen, Christian leaders too.
To such people God says, “Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god,” Ezekiel 28:6, be warned because “You will be but a man, not a god, in the hands of those who slay you,” verse 9. So a luciferian attitude is not a good place to be, because “pride ends in humiliation,” Proverbs 29:23 (NLT).