Section VII: The Dark Side

O Lucifer / Bringer of light, son of the morning

What morning is that? What else but when the Singularity first expressed itself in the light spectrum?

Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty…

every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold.” (Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28:12-14)

Lucifer is described not just by gold – the yellow sun we see through the earth’s atmosphere – but light refracted into its entire spectrum. We can understand this as a poetic expression of Lucifer containing the entire spectrum of light’s forms of energy as well.

This portrayal of Lucifer’s tremendous power is confirmed by comparing his to that of the Singularity God himself.

“…behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” (Revelation 4:2-3)

This is not a contradiction. The reference to “like an emerald” is not to this gem’s color property, but to its refraction.

Emeralds exhibit double refraction, meaning they refract light in two different patterns. This often causes the Emerald to exhibit two different distinct color patterns.

Could this be a reflection of the unified Father and the Son together on the throne?

Back to Lucifer. He was flying high. He was as close to the image of God as any created being could be.

Then he heard about God’s plan to create a race of adams, sons of God made with bodies of clay, i.e. “mud people“, in order to create a family and heirs, giving humans dominion and power and glory while keeping the likes of him mere servants.

“God…Hath in these last days spoken unto [energized into being] us by his Son…the express [not “fast”, but exact, deliberate, intentional] image of his person…Being made so much better than the angels…

    • For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?
    • And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 
    • And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand:” (Hebrews 1)

as the LORD commanded Moses...he made the [Hebrew High Priest, vicar of YHVH’s] breastplate of…a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle…an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond…a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst…a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper:(Exodus 39:7-14)

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem…there came unto me one of the seven angels…saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife….Having the glory of Godgarnished with all manner of precious stones…jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, chrysolyte, beryl, topaz, chrysoprasus, jacinth, amethyst, pearls.” (Revelation 21:2-24)

Lucifer chose to rebel rather than remain in service to God.

“Thus saith the LORD God…Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God…Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth [guards]; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created…till iniquity was found in thee…Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty [pride].” (Ezekiel 28:12-15)

The terrible downfall that comes from self-exaltation, AKA pride, is a foundational biblical doctrine that applies to all created beings. Lucifer is just the prototype of the “king over all the children of pride.” (Job 31:34)

“But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:” (Daniel 5:20)

“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.” (I Timothy 3:6)

Lucifer’s “opposite reaction to God’s action” is described by the first night of Creation with the destruction of the Earth and the imposition of darkness. While not explicitly stated in Genesis, it is understood because “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (I John 1:5)

The Enuma Elish explicitly describes a state of conflict during Creation, focusing its attention on one son right from the start. This individual is recognizable by his parallel attributes of the Hebrew lead angel Lucifer.

And Anu begot Nudimmud in his likeness.

He, Nudimmud, was superior to his forefathers…

He had no rival among the gods his peers.

Nudimmud means “Begetter of mankind” in Sumerian. This is a reflection of his rivalry with, specifically “Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20). Nudimmud is also worshipped as giver of life and the ruler of the underworld abode of deceased mortal humans, as the god of wisdom, intelligence, trickery, mischief, magic, exorcism, virility, fertility, and many other desired traits. We can deduce from these conflicting traits that his worshippers are hoping to gain life after death, and the powers of trickery, magic, exorcism, etc. with enough payments in goods and services.

Like going into business with the mob or a drug cartel, or gambling at a casino. The house always wins.

The Adversary’s only goal is to destroy his rivals. Whether in the role of an ancient god who brings fertility, recovery from sickness, and a quality of life after death, or an alien astronaut who rescues his human followers from a zombie apocalypse or ecological collapse or world war, he represents himself as the true benefactor of mankind, the source of power and means to overcome human limitations.

His strategy is documented in Gnosticism, which became foundational to all ancient religions and elitists.

  1. Only those who learn his occult knowledge can achieve godhood empowerment over human limitations,
  2. through discovery of mysteries hidden to ordinary humans,
  3. by joining mystery cults in which the secrets are incrementally revealed over time as the initiate performs deeds advantageous to the cult proving himself worthy of the sacred knowledge.

This is the antithesis of the Bible’s teaching that

  1. everyone can achieve godhood
  2. through acceptance of provable truth freely manifested to all through God’s creation in the world and written word
  3. by an act of grace from a loving God.

Nudimmud is more commonly known in succeeding Mesopotamian languages as Ea or En-kia title meaning “Lord of the Earth”.

The god Ea (whose Sumerian equivalent was Enki) is one of the three most powerful gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon, along with Any [Ani / YHVH and Enlil [Adam]. Sumerian texts about Enki often include overtly sexual portrayals of his virile masculinity [referencing his role as progenitor]…Ea has associations with wisdom, magic and incantations [calling into existence]…he is the ultimate source of all ritual knowledge used by exorcists to avert and expel evil [if he has authority over evil we must deduce that he called it into being]. Ea was patron of the arts and crafts, and all other achievements of civilization.  

Enki…Nudimmud, the mighty one…the strong one of the Anunna[ki]…[angels, gods], Enki, lord of the hegal [demigods, hybrid angel-human giants], lord of wisdom, lord, beloved of An, ornament of Eridu [possibly the oldest city in the world, founded by Cain], who directs commands and decisions, expert at fate-decreeing…You bring down the stars of heaven...Enki, king of the Abzu, celebrates his own magnificence – as is his right.”

Like the Rosetta Stone, we can match the Sumerian Enki / Ea who is full of pride and brings down the stars of heaven with the biblical Lucifer who does the same.

“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 [these can include family groups of immortals with common descent as much as mortals]! For thou hast said in thine heart,

  • I [not humanity] will ascend into heaven,
  • I [not humanity] will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
  • I [not humanity] will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
  • I [not humanity] will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
  • I [not humanity] will be like the most High.

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. ” (Isaiah 14:12-15)

And the Adversary is, in reality god of this world for the many humans who grant him their birthright.

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey?” (Romans 6:16)

the devil…shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power…and the glory of them…is delivered unto me.” (Mark 4:5-7)

“The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ / The Chosen Son, who is the image of God [rather than Lucifer], should shine unto them.” (II Corinthians 4:4)

The Enuma Elish expounds on this mighty spirit being’s plot to overthrow the Almighty, casting the created being Nudimmud in the role of victor over the Creator. Does that even make sense? Certainly not from the perspective of the finite spin-off versus the infinite Singularity.

The divine / spirit brothers / united under the same father/leader banded together [in mutiny], They disturbed…they rushed here and there…

Apsu / Creator could not diminish their clamor…Their doings were loathsome to him. Offensive and overbearing were their ways. Then Apsu, the begetter of great gods, Cried out, addressing Mummu, his vizier[prime minister who speaks for him, Logos / Word of God]

“0 Mummu, my vizier, who rejoices my spirit, Come hither…”

“Their ways are truly abominable unto me…I will destroy, I will wreck their ways… Let us have rest!”…answered Mummu [in perfect accord with his leader]…”Destroy, my father, their rebellious ways…

We can recognize these descriptions of attributes all correlate to the biblical God as Father, Holy Spirit and Son – Singularity in diversity. 

  • Apsu as begetter of the first generation gods commonly known in our time as angels,
  • his spirit,
  • and his son Mummu, the minister / executor doing the hands-on work to accomplish the wishes / word of Apsu

As detailed in a previous post, Anu is the Sumerian equivalent to the biblical Ani / YHVH, but the designation of the primordial Apsu as the Singularity / Creator is also a parallel to YHVH. The Sumerian account is neither internally reliable nor externally fully validated, most of all in its account of creation which it deliberately twists to honor its rebel gods. 

Enki’s / Lucifer’s rivalry with Enlil / ha Adam / Human is detailed in the ancient account by Job.

“Eliphaz the Temanite answered [Job]…a thing was secretly brought to me…In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just [knowing and acting on what is right] than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with follyHow much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dustDoth not their excellency which is in them go away?…they die…” (Job 4:19-21)

If you’ve ever experienced verbal abuse you should recognize this for what it is. Job’s adversary is verbally abusing Job’s human friend to control him and Job through him, by making him feel that all humans are inadequate, stupid, and worthless “mud people.”

However, as with all verbal abuse, the truth is that the bully is the one who feels inadequate to his/her victim. When we keep the concept of The Singularity in mind as the foundation of all that is, we can immediately recognize the superiority of humans in union with mass as well as spirit over purely spirit beings.

We can get a sense of Lucifer’s super-miffed reaction from the biblical history of what happened when King David elevated Solomon, born not from a princess but a low-born woman of a trashed reputation, as his heir over his older, more experienced and highly politically connected brothers. Adoni-jah revolted, along with his supporters who imagined themselves being raised to higher levels of power in the new administration.

Lucifer’s pride was his undoing. He couldn’t accept God’s decision to promote frail, imperfect humans above the mighty stars. Rule creation? Seriously?  He revolted against this idea.

“How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold…the stars [angels] are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm [come from the dirt]?” (Job 25:4-6)

The biblical account explains this conundrum, providing common-place, real-life examples, simple to understand, of how the God of the Bible relates to human beings.

God is in charge – not his offspring.

“Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst,

  • I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
  • I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
  • I have found David my servant…
  • I anointed him…
  • I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.” (Psalm 89:19-27)

The key quality demonstrated by every individual God chooses to be his son is not perfection, but acknowledgement of imperfection and the need to stay connected to, and identified with, the source of life and power.

his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue / power: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption / degeneration that is in the world through lust / wasted energy.” (II Peter 1:2-4)

Althugh people who don’t know better still refer to the Adversary as Lucifer, the attribute of Light-Bearer can no longer apply to him. We can, however, track him down by his Adversarial attributes.

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