How could the Lord Jesus and Lucifer both be the Morning Star?

How could the Lord Jesus and Lucifer both be the Morning Star?

This page was adapted from an answer at Truth and Tidings Magazine by David Oliver.

Let there be no misunderstanding:  the Lord Jesus did not step into a place that Satan lost through his pride. Christ Jesus was without measure both higher in rank and his being than Satan. Christ's plan to come as the Morning Star was made before creation (John 17:24) and before Satan was created.

Perhaps there could there be some irony in the reference to the Old Testament’s morning star as compared to the New Testament’s Morning Star? The morning star seen from the Earth is more brillant that all others. In the same way Satan excelled among all God’s creatures; he was the "anointed cherub that covered" (Eze 28:14). He was given the highest place of all created beings, but he wanted to climb above the place that God had given to him. He was cast down from heaven (Luke 10:18) and eventuall will be consigned to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). Jesus Christ along has the capcity to occupy such an exalted position without being overcome with pride.   He "did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped" (Philippians 2:6, English Standard Version). The pathway that God designed for Christ led Him to the very lowest of the low, "even the death of the cross" (v 8). The Father lifted him to the highest point of honor and glory.  He is both Morning Star and Sun. He is "far above all" (Ephesians 1:21) and will remain so for all eternity.


D. Oliver