Lucifer, Lucifer, You Are Nothing like the Morning Star

There is a song I grew up hearing and singing. Here are the beginning lines:

Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, how wonderful You are,
You are brighter than the morning star,

There is a different song, with very similar but more accurate wordings. It goes:

Sweet Jesus, Sweet Jesus…
You are the bright and morning star

I remembered the first some nights ago. And for the first time, I seemed to gain an understanding of the message in its words.

It speaks of Lucifer as the morning star, before his transgression and fall.

Morning star (or its synonym) is used in scripture in reference to two persons: one, the once anointed cherub, Lucifer (ISA1412); two, the ever Anointed Jesus, the Son of God (REV2216). And in this, the song, though well-meaning, appears a bit faulty: Jesus was never brighter than the morning star because Lucifer was never the morning star.

That I am called son of God fails to qualify me as the son of God. Christ is the Son of God, He is the bright and morning Star. He was and is and will ever be. And to this fact Lucifer, though being so close to God’s presence, was blind.

Enslaved by greed, you sought a place higher than you were given, and as a result lost your place amongst the stars of God.

Lucifer, so close to the seat of all of creation’s source of Light, yet so blinded from being content with your estate as an exalted light.

Twice you were lost on your place: the second time at Calvary. You presumed that if only you would put Christ to death, you would win. You were wrong, unaware that the Lamb had been slain long before time began, long before you were created an angel. Crucifying Him only helped God’s plan of redemption for Man, whom He dearly loves.

Satan, you lost, you lose, you ever will lose. But I do not expect you to learn from this. So stay living in delusion, the father of which you are.

Dear friend, you are not more important than the Father is. Never exalt your principles, above His. You will ever fail. And if you already exalt yourself above Him, in spirit, soul, heart or acts, I’d plead that you do repent, for He loves you enough to give you a chance at redemption. Lucifer never qualified for this grace for which you qualify.

And if like me, you always sang without understanding:

Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus…
You are brighter than the morning star,

Now sing with understanding. Yes, the words may not appear perfect, but whoever wrote the song definitely was divinely inspired.


Itunu Taiwo gave me a book – Chronicles of the Host, Exile of Lucifer by D. Brian Shafer – which inspired this post in part. I am grateful to her for the gesture. You may want to stop by her lovely blog. Treasures you will find. She even recently published two beautiful books, which you would enjoy reading.

I’d love to read your thoughts in the comment section.


Suggested read: Angels on Assignment


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