In our last blog, we remember that there was war in heaven between the “stars” which, as we learned, represented Angels. So how did this War begin? Who began this rebellion? The Bible gives us a clue in the book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, speaks of a “Star” who once was privileged to have power and a leadership role. But this “Star” coveted more power and a position like Gods’. Let’s take a peek into the book of Isaiah. Isaiah 14:12-14, gives us a glimpse into the beginning of this rebellion:
12 How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!
13 You said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God:
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
So, this Star, as the name suggests, is called the Day Star and the Son of the Dawn. Those names signified how bright and unique he was compared to the rest of the Stars, or Angels. He actually was a Cherub, and one of the most powerful Angels that stood next to God. What a privilege! But this angel sought to ascend above the stars of God. He wanted to be, not just equal with them as created beings; he wanted their worship. He wanted a throne and to be like the Most High God. But this star was cut down; he fell from his high position.
Satan desired worship and, after falling from heaven, he brought his influence here to this Earth. In our next blog we will look how this star has put his stamp on our lives. How you may ask? It’s interesting. There is a city here in America called Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Within this city is a place where the “stars” are honored – Hollywood. Stay tuned for our next blog, Hollywood Stars, to learn more about how Satan and his stars direct the entertainment industry.