Satan is the enemy who is opposed to our absolute believing in scripture, doctrine and practice.
Lucifer means “Light-giver” or “Morning star” or “Son of dawn” and, ever since the Middle Ages, has been one of the aliases the Devil goes by, along with Satan, Old Nick, Old Scratch, the Old Harry, and so forth. Thus one of the Bible’s loveliest names is one of the Bible’s blackest villains… not by accident either.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” the prophet Isaiah wrote (14:12), the point being that it was while he was still at the height of his loveliness that the ugly episode took place. This is Biblical reality… to give us message reality.
“The person and gospel of Jesus Christ—building on simple “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so”—is the only complete answer to the false and destructive images and ideas that control the life of those away from God. The process of spiritual formation in Christ is one of progressively replacing those destructive images and ideas with the images and ideas that filled the mind of Jesus himself,” wrote Dallas Willard (1935-2013).
Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23
We keep the message by keeping his word.
“Whoever hears these words of mine and does them is like those intelligent people who build their houses upon rock, standing firm against every pressure of life.” Jesus