The Fallen Star and King "Apollyon"
At the beginning of Chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation, there is a special phenomenon in the vision:
“When the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, a star fell from the sky and opened the Abyss. Smoke rose from the Abyss and darkened the sun and sky.” (Revelation 9:1-2) This indicated two things: First, a falling star represents a fallen angel who had the power of an angel but turned his back against God, which later became an “angel of the Abyss”. Second, the “Smoke from Abyss” indicates the influence from an evil spirit that would deceive and turn people against God as it would “darken the sun and sky”.
1. The “Fallen Star” - Lucifer
This vision of fallen star prophesied the coming of Lucifer, which was same as Jesus’ vision on the falling of Satan, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” (Luke 10:18) It also matches the description in the Book of Isaiah: “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star (O Lucifer, KJV), son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
Lucifer used to be the morning star and light bearer, but when he wanted to exalt himself to be the same as God, he was punished and cast down from heaven to “the depths of the pit” for God would humble those who exalt themselves and exalt those who humble themselves. Since then, Lucifer no longer had the title of morning star or light bearer as he was cast down to the bottomless pit of Abyss. It is Jesus who takes over the title as the “Bright Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16) and the “True Light of the World” (John 1:9).
In the past many people have been confused by the title of “morning star”. Was it referring to Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12) or referring to Jesus (Revelation 22:16)? The truth is that “morning star” is not an exclusive title. In the Letter to the Church in Thyatira, Christ promised to give “the morning star” to everyone who overcomes the deception of Satan and “does my will to the end.” (Revelation 2:28) So is in the letter of Peter when he talked about “the morning star rises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19) Therefore, the title of “morning star” is not exclusive for any one person, but the capitalized “Morning Star” only belongs to Jesus Christ and Lucifer was just a fallen “morning star”. To avoid any confusion in the future, it’s better to follow the translation in the King James Version to use Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12 and use “morning star” in other places, especially use capitalized “Morning Star” in Revelation 22:16.
This time, the vision of the “fallen star” prophesied the coming of Lucifer to revenge against God. He wanted to take control of this world by destroying all religions of God and overthrowing all the government in the world to create his New World Order and use his One World Religion based on reasoning to abolish Christianity in this world.
On May 1, 1776, Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati in Bavaria under the spiritual influence of Lucifer to carry out his plan. The word Illuminati means “Enlightened Ones”. As a former light bearer, Lucifer surely knows how to disguise as an angel of light to deceive the very elect of God with deception rather than the true Word of God. After the Renaissance and Reformation, many people no longer trusted the Roman Catholic Church. Some people started the Protestant churches to build direct spiritual relationship with Christ through the Bible. Some people just turned away from the Christian faith and sought spiritual enlightenment on wisdom. They had good intention to increase their knowledge and wisdom, but they chose the wrong direction due to their animosity toward the Roman Catholic Church. Rather than seeking enlightenment from Christ, the True Light of the World, they chose to seek the enlightenment from Lucifer, the disposed former Light Bearer who was cast down to “the depth of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:15)
Once they decided to follow Lucifer against Christ, they were deceived and used by the Spirit of Satan/Lucifer to overthrow the governments through revolutions and abolish Christianity throughout all nations. Soon their plot was discovered by the Bavarian government and the Illuminati and some other secret societies were disbanded by the government. So they had to go underground or exile into other countries. Finally, they found an opportunity to carry out their plot of overthrowing the government and abolishing Christianity through a revolution - the French Revolution at the end of eighteenth century.
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