“Lucifer” is an upcoming American television series that is set to air on Fox- Jan. 25, 2016. The series will focus on Lucifer, who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the glamour of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. The series is a loose adaptation of the comic book character created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book series “The Sandman.”
Many people are curious about the origin and nature of this being named Lucifer. The Bible tells us much about Lucifer and how he became the darkest being in the universe.
Lucifer was created by God (Ephesians 3:9) as a perfect angel. His beauty was breathtaking and his wisdom was great. But pride, jealousy, and self-exaltation arose in his heart (Ezekiel 28:17). He wanted to be like the Creator and attempted to unseat God (Isaiah 14:13, 14). And war broke out in heaven (Revelation 12:7-9).
Through lies, Lucifer won the support of one-third of the angels (Revelation 12:3, 4) and caused a rebellion in heaven. God had no choice but to oust Lucifer and his angels. Lucifer’s aim was to usurp God’s throne at any cost (John 8:44). And He was expelled from heaven (Revelation 12:7-9).
At the creation of our world, God gave Adam and Eve dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26) but when they obeyed the devil, they lost this dominion to Satan (Romans 6:16), who then became ruler of the earth (John 12:31).
Satan hates God. And since humans were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26), he focuses his hate on humans to destroy them. And he uses every possible way to hurt humans (Revelation 16:13, 14 John 8:44). And through supernatural powers, Satan and his demons can even appear as righteous people or as glorious angels of light to deceive people (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
The good news is that Satan will not be allowed to live endlessly. God has given him a limited time to demonstrate to the universe the nature of his government and when this is done, God will cast him into the lake of fire. The fire will devour him and turn him into ashes (Ezekiel 28:18, 19) and the Lord will also destroy all those that chose to follow him (Matthew 13:40-42).