Lucifer means “Morning Star.” He was once a mighty angel who became proud of his beauty and splendor. He corrupted his wisdom (Ezek 28:17) through his self-generated pride and became known as Satan, meaning “adversary.” This Satan tempted the first parents to commit sin, taking the form of a serpent. He continues his role as adversary until the second coming of Christ. Instead of taking the form of a serpent, the Satan through humans can influence the innocent believers and church leaders to commit sin.
The enemy of the Son of Man is the devil, also known as Satan. Devil, the fallen angel (Isa 14:12) has been active since the creation of Adam and Eve. God established enmity between the children of Eve and of the devil: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers.” (Gen 3:15). At the beginning of his public ministry, the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness. The Satan also worked through Peter (Mt 16:23) and Judas Iscariot (Luke 22:3). The devil or Satan continues his work of sowing weeds among the Christians, even through their own people.
The devil who tempted Jesus is at work in the world until the second coming of Christ. Jesus defeated him during his test in the desert by quoting from the Holy Scripture. Let us gain strength from the Word of God and overcome with God’s protection.