Five-fold Evils Born of the Spirit of Iniquity:
- P … “I will ascend into heaven.” (position)
- R … “I will rule at my throne above the stars of God.” (rule)
- I … “I will be idolized or worshipped.” (idolized)
- D … “I will be dazzling.” (dazzling)
- E … “I will be equal to God.” (equal)
… “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
“I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN.” Lucifer wanted to scale to the heavens. He desired to occupy the highest heavens: There are three heavens, Lucifer wanted to occupy the third heaven, God’s throne. (POSITION)
“I WILL EXALT MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD.” Lucifer’s position and service before God’s throne was not enough. He wanted a throne from which he could exercise final authority and make decisions pertaining to the angelic host. He wanted to rule over all the angels. God had made him an exalted angel, but Lucifer wanted to be exalted even more. (RULE)
“I WILL SIT ALSO UPON THE MOUNT OF THE CONGREGATION.” He desired to sit or be enthroned in the highest place having all the angelic assemblies in submission to him. He wanted to be the center of attention. (IDOLIZED)
“I WILL ASCEND ABOVE THE HEIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS.” Lucifer coveted God’s glory for his own. He failed to acknowledge that his glory and beauty all came from and was dependent upon God. In his sinful pride, Lucifer wanted a glory that would impress all creatures. (DAZZLING)
“I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.” He wanted to be like God and to take God’s place as Possessor and Ruler of all. He wanted to become a completely independent creature, responsible to no one. (EQUAL).
Satan’s Downward Stairway to Hell
Commentary: Satan’s five (5) “I WILLS,” have his evil fingerprints over everything evil in the book of Revelation. His desire to counterfeit everything that God accomplished through his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, is manifested in the Babylonian system (compared to heaven), Babylonian City (compared to New, Heavenly Jerusalem), Babylonian False Mystery Religion (compared to the true worship of God/Jesus Christ), beast/antichrist (compared to Jesus Christ), false prophet (compared to John the Baptist), lake of fire death (compared to eternal life through Jesus Christ). Satan is the consummate ‘puppet master’, pulling the strings of the beast/antichrist and the false prophet to deceive mankind with his false, evil promises compared to the truth of salvation provided and offered by Jesus Christ.