14 I will
ascend [`alah] above the heights [bamah]
of the clouds [`ab]; I will be like [damah] the most High ['elyown]. KJV-Interlinear
14 'I will
ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'
The word for clouds, ‘ab,’ refers to an envelope, a darkness, a density, a clay denseness. And here, Lucifer is referring to the sum total of creation, which is the universe, which is outside of, and not a part of heaven.
Therefore, Lucifer’s desire and lust is to rise above and beyond and outside of the created universe, and reside in and control and rule, heaven.
The phrase, most high, is a reference to God the Father. Which again is an open rejection of the second person of the Trinity, who we know as Jesus Christ, and Lucifer’s attempt to thwart Christ’s inheritance, and thus superimpose Lucifer’s will over God’s will.
Lucifer was the brightest and best of all the angels. He was the smartest and most talented and most able of all of the angelic realm. And as such, you would think he would be able to connect the dots and see the futility of his own plans.
And given the phenomenal timeframe of many thousands of years, you would think Lucifer, who is now known as Satan or the devil, would have figured it all out, that his efforts were never going to succeed.
And yet the power of arrogance, supported by stubbornness, as a result of the lack of truth, will sustain and perpetuate a false view for a very long time.
Satan’s false views have been around for thousands and thousands of years, and he still won’t let them go despite failure after failure in his own efforts.
People here on earth only live for a few decades, so it should be easy to understand how people can hold on to or cling to their false ideas throughout their lives, when people are not as smart as Satan, and Satan has held onto his false ideas for a much longer time.
It isn’t that people are incapable of changing, because everyone has volition, and everyone has the opportunity of seeing the error of their ways and changing. But without truth in your soul, then it is extremely difficult to overcome the power of arrogance which is bolstered by stubbornness.
On your own, no person can rise above and defeat arrogance, unless they have the tools with which to fight it.
And there is only one tool that has a greater power than arrogance or any other power in this world, and that tool is Bible doctrine, which is the written word of God, which is the documentation of Christ, which when learned and understood and assimilated into your soul, becomes the tool of enlightenment and discernment and understanding, and your only way out of the chains of this world.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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