As a born-again Christian and pastor, I pray to God daily to help me overcome temptations from Satan. From a young age, my father, a pastor, reminded me that the devil is powerful and evil. The other day, these words came to mind, and I decided to share a message of Lucifer’s power with the congregation in church. One of the main questions I decided to focus on was, “Why is Lucifer so powerful?”
The Bible suggests that Lucifer is so powerful since he is the ruler of the world (John 12:31) and a deceiver. Genesis 3 speculates that Lucifer deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden. He is also so powerful since he is a tempter that not only tempts Christians every day but also tried to tempt Jesus (Matthew 4:3).
In this article, I invite you to join me as we delve into the topic of Lucifer’s power. Keep reading to find out whether God made the devil powerful on purpose and much more.
Did God make Lucifer powerful on purpose?
The Bible does not clearly state whether God made Lucifer powerful on purpose. However, most Biblical scholars speculate that God made Lucifer powerful on purpose. This is because Ezekiel 28:13 says, You were in Eden, the garden of God; I ordained and anointed you as the mighty angelic guardian. Biblical scholars, therefore, speculate that according to this verse, God did not make Lucifer powerful by accident since his intention for Lucifer was to make him an angelic guardian.
Christians further argue that God made Lucifer powerful on purpose based on the last part of Ezekiel 28: 13, which says, Your settings and mountains were made of gold; on the day you were created, they were prepared. Theologians speculate that this verse implies that God had a purpose when he created Lucifer and gave him powers.
Why did God make Lucifer so powerful?
This is a concept that is also not directly explained in the Bible. However, most Christians speculate God made Lucifer so powerful because his main role before defying was to be the head of all angels.
They argue that the name Lucifer means the shining one and that the devil was the most amazing angelic being created. Ezekiel 28:14 suggests that God anointed Lucifer as a guardian cherub. Theologians believe that cherubs are angelic creatures that surround God’s throne.
Christians also suggest that God made Lucifer so powerful that he would reflect his glory. Lucifer is believed to have been a dazzling angel that had direct access to God. Since Luke 10: 18 suggests that Lucifer was cast out of Heaven, theologians speculate that he used to stay in Heaven close to God.
What makes Lucifer so strong?
The Bible suggests that Lucifer is so strong since he now serves as the ruler of the world (1st John 5:19). His defiance against God made him God’s enemy. The Bible also speculates that when Lucifer sinned and was cast out of Heaven, his name was changed to Satan. He is also referred to as Beelzebub, which is believed to be the ruler of the demons.
Lucifer is also believed to be strong since he can cause death, as suggested in Hebrews 2:14. The Bible also speculates that Lucifer is so strong since his lie to Eve is what led to the introduction of death in the world (Romans 5:12). He is also so strong since he is an accuser as suggested in Revelation 12:10 and a tempter. Matthew 4:3 implies that Lucifer tried to tempt Jesus in the wilderness.
However, though Lucifer is strong, Christians speculate that he is not equal to God and that he can only approach God as a subordinate (Job 1:6)
Apart from God, is Lucifer the strongest being?
Since the Bible is not clear on this, some Christians have contradicting views on it. Most theologians suggest that apart from God, who is three in one (1st Corinthians 8:6), Satan is the strongest being. They further argue that even though Lucifer rules the earth, God has ultimate power over him.
On the other hand, some Christians speculate that apart from God, Archangel Michael is stronger than the devil. They argue that this is because Revelations 12:7-17 suggests that Archangel Michael conquered Lucifer during the war of Heaven.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.