Lucifer, whose name was changed to Satan after being cast out of Heaven, was an angel. He led the music in Heaven. Isn't that interesting? Music is so vile today. The Devil is very influential though music.
Lucifer was said to have been the most beautiful angel. In early Jewish literature he was sort of the angelic police running sting operations to see how faithful people would be (read Job). As time progressed religion evolved and so did Lucifer to become Satan, He has now become the devil, the demon trying to steal you away from the God of the bible, who at one point was his employer.
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He used to be one of God's angels. He turned jealous of God so God banished him from heaven. He lost his struggle for power (when Jesus died on the cross). Lucifer now lurks on earth, trying to bring darkness upon us. He is now called Satan, or the devil.
Lucifer was the most powerful of God's angels and the highest in rank. But he became jealous of God and wanted others to worship HIM instead of God, so he rebelled, and 1/3 or God's angels joined him. Lucifer is now commonly referred to as Satan, they are one and the same, and the fallen angels that joined him are his demons. He is the king of darkness and destruction, he twists God's word, whispers lies, and seeks to tempt us and lure us into doing evil. He has already been defeated by God (when he sent his son to die on the cross for our sins) but he still continues to deceive us and try to get us to turn away from God and choose Hell
It is the spirit of sovereignty, rebellion, justice and knowledge. It is the antithesis to ignorance and tyranny and it is the liberator of the damned. Lucifer is the light bringer, the keeper of knowledge and the true authoritative arbiter. It is the spirit of doing the right thing even in the face of and against (an alleged) god whom claims they own you, made you and rules you.
There is no Lucifer. It's a figment of the imagination of a translator who couldn't understand the text he was reading. Hillel Ben Shahar was a name for planet Venus, which was used as a metaphor for the King of Babylon. All those talking about demons, devils, the Satan, etc, they just have no idea what they are talking about, and should start getting a better translation of the Bible.