Let’s suppose you were learning English, you ask me what my name is and I reply my name is “Mr John Smith”.
Not understanding English you might think my first name is “Mr” my middle name is “John” and my last or surname is “smith”.
Essentially what has happened is that you have failed to understand that “Mr” is a title which simply means I am a man and is not my first name.
This is a simplistic example but it shows how a title can be confused for a person’s name.
Now let’s look at some more interesting examples:
King Arthur spiritual adviser a wise man with unusual abilities. Everyone loves to hear tales of Merlin the wizard but “Merlin” was not his name.
Merlin is a title which simply means advisor to the king. There have been several Merlin through history and every king had one. “The Merlin”
however is not simply an advisor but someone who is thought to posses supernatural ability's.
There is dispute as to the real name of King Arthur's Merlin, some say his real name was Lailoken and others say Taliesin was his name.
Queen Elizabeth had a Merlin called “John Dee” who would chart horoscopes for her.
Today the Dali lama makes use of a Merlin who during an elaborate ceremony goes into a trance and starts to advise the Dali lama on important issues.
In modern times it seems strange to us that such advice should be sought by those in power but in antiquity it was quite normal and commonplace.
Ah got your attention, the Christians toes are starting to curl up with the mention of the word and to be honest you think you know what “Satan”
is don’t you?
A malevolent creature of the dark, a deceiver, a prince of darkness, a supernatural entity who wields the force of evil…WRONG!
Satan is a title which simply means someone who is in disagreement or opposition. If you for example did not agree with or like President Barack Obama
it could be said you are a Satan of Obama.
In 1 Samuel 29:4 David is described as a Satan of the Philistines which simply means David opposed the Philistines.
The word satan is a Hebrew word which simply means opponent or adversary. When it occurs in the Old Testament, it is usually translated into the
English word “adversary”. Sometimes the adversary was an angel or a godly person. For example: * an angel is described as a satan in Numbers
22:22; * David is described as a satan in 1 Samuel 29:4. In both cases, the word satan does not appear in our English Bibles because it has been
translated. In 1 Chronicles 21:1, God is described as a satan because he was opposing David. Here the translators chose to leave the word
untranslated. In this incident, God was acting as a satan or opponent because he brought about a trial in David’s life. In other passages, the
adversary was not a godly person. For example: * Hadad the Edomite and Rezon the king of Syria were satans to Solomon (1 Kings 11:14,23) because
they led armies against Israel; * David’s enemies are described as satans in Psalm 38:20. Again, in these cases the word satan has been
translated. In Job chapters 1 and 2, the word satan is left untranslated. Satan (the opponent) comes before God and claims that Job is only righteous
because he has been blessed. He says that if Job were made to suffer, he would not be so righteous. Then Job suffers a series of disasters including
the loss of all his possessions, the death of his ten children and a severe skin disease. It was God who brought about the series of disasters (see
Job 2:3; 19:21; 30:21; 42:11; etc.). So, although Satan wanted Job to suffer, it was God who acted on his suggestion. Satan himself did not have the
power to do it on his own—God gave him the power. So who is Job’s opponent in this case? We do not know. Whoever Satan was, he was suspicious
that Job would not maintain his faith under suffering. After Satan complained to God about Job, God decided to test Job’s faith and
What do you think the word “Lucifer” means?
Again it is a title and not a name, Lucifer means the “light bearer” as you probably know but what does it mean “a light bearer”?
The word can be used in two contexts when it is applied to an object or a person but in both contexts it means “one that illuminates”
During the daylight hours if you scan the sky with your eyes you may be able to see “the day star” which is actually not a star but the planet
Venus which reflects the suns light so strongly that it is often the only stellar object other then the sun visible. In this context Venus being one
that illuminates or shines brightly could be described as Lucifer which is why this word has become associated with the day star Venus.
If I said a living entity was Lucifer what would that mean?
Light has become associated with knowledge in the English language and in other languages. If a person is illuminated or enlightened it literally
means they are lit from within. If I at the moment am trying to explain something to you, to make it clearer so you can understand it could be said
that I am shedding/casting light on this topic or misunderstanding. Lucifer used in this context means a living entity that illuminates or brings a
person into a position of knowing or knowledge.
Creature with wings who fly’s around surrounded in light bring death, the prince of darkness himself?
Angel again is a title which means “messenger” but this word is not usually used to describe a common person who comes with a message. These
beings are always depicted as being superior to humans and having the ability of flight. In all accounts they are carrying out instructions given to
them by a force which is superior to themselves.
When we describe an object as falling it means it has descended or come down from a higher level. A “Fallen Angel” is therefore a messenger who
has descended from above and come down to Earth.
A creature with pointed horns, hooves and a tail with a goatee beard?
Devil quite simply is an evil spirit however there is not one devil but many devils who operate in the unseen realm of existence. Fear not however for
just as there are evil spirits there are good spirits.
The devil as portrayed by the Christians is actually a good spirit called “the horned one” or Cernunnos god of the forest and guardian of secret
The Christians at that time were taking all the ancient customs and beliefs and branding them evil saying anyone who followed them would be dammed, a
PR stunt which would not work today.
Now with all the above fresh in your mind consider the meaning of the following:
????? Was a fallen angel, a Lucifer and a Satan of Elohim!
????? was a mortal having both flesh and blood!
edit on 16-12-2010 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)