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Our pastor quoted a verse from the Bible the other day about Satan being an angel of light (if I remember correctly). I've always thought the devil should be associated with darkness, not light. What does this verse mean?


Your pastor probably was referring to the words of the Apostle Paul, who wrote that sometimes “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Note that the Bible doesn’t say Satan is an angel of light; it says he only masquerades as an angel of light. In other words, sometimes Satan puts on a disguise (as it were), and makes it look like he actually stands for good instead of evil. When the devil offered to feed Jesus by turning rocks into bread, he was masquerading as one who wanted to do good–or as an angel of light (see Matthew 4:1-11).

But Satan is not an angel of good or of light; he is the opposite. Jesus said that Satan “was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). Satan will try to deceive us and make us think that his way is best–but it never is. Martin Luther rightly labeled him “the prince of darkness.” Don’t fall for his lies!

Yes, Satan is our foe–but never forget he will not win! By His cross and resurrection Christ has defeated Satan, and some day “the devil, who deceived them, (will be) thrown into the lake of burning sulfur … for ever and ever” (Revelation 20:10). Whose side are you on?

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  1. Jody Taylor says:

    Very resourceful. ….thank you

  2. Melanie says:

    I have a Question… I have been seeing angel lights a lot lately, and I always thought it was a good thing, now after reading this, im not so sure, I know I have angels with me all the time, but how do i know whats the real ones??? Please

    1. ted says:

      the Only true angel of light is one who speaks with LOVE, for Love is the essence of God. Love is the light that sets us free. If the angel speaks with Fear than it is deceiving and Evil for Fear is the work of the Devil.

  3. Judy Kuhn says:

    Satan may be in midst today and we are not recognizing him.

  4. Kathleen says:

    This absolutely can happen to anyone. I just don’t know if Satan can or would even try to appear as Jesus. I’d think he’d be too afraid of God if he tried to do that.

  5. Nicu says:

    I am definitely on team-satan.

  6. Faithlee7 says:

    Jesus is Lord.

  7. lachan cryer says:

    Send more info

  8. Mike says:

    Although he is the liars of liars and the Deceiver. Remember he was god’s first arch Angel. Morning star for he was selfish and wanted to be god he was cast into the lake of fire with his fellow angels that joined him in the war of heaven

    1. Rex says:

      Mike, in order to reverence the God that created Lucifer one should use a capital G in God. god’s are the want to be God but never will. He is yet to be placed in the lake of fire. That will happen permanently after the 1000 year reign of Jesus on earth after Jesus removes his people from earth and defeats satan.

  9. Marilynn Williams says:

    My daughter Jennifer is 52 and a vuneral adult. She met this guy who helped her channel and the devil came to her and she saw and felt the Angel of light that the devil was showing her and she thin ks she met God.. Please pray for her. We are christians and I am 80 and my husband is 83 and not well. She is close with her father and she was calling her every day before this guy Darrel Gideon Kluge took her over. She has a guardian and they are trying to get her back.. He had her quit her good Job working as maintenance at Gander Mountian and during so well . She was doing so well and had her own apartment after years in foster care. Pray for us, for her and for her guardiand the Presbyterian Family Foundation.

    1. Rex says:

      Father I humbly ask this pray to be readily answered. I pray that these words go out and bind these spirits that have their hold on Jennefer. This name has been on my mind for months and I by the power of the Holy Ghost and in Jesus name above all names and I tell you evil spirits to loose her and leave her now. God I ask for total healing from these evil spirits. Bless her family with peace and faith that you will accomplish this. 🙏

  10. Ann Marie says:

    Thank you Jackie, my special friend, for this & for always helping me find answers to my questions, as I continue to build my relationship with Jesus. Sadly, I learned first hand how Satan comes to you, at your most vulnerable moment & disguises himself as an angel of light. You follow that light believing it comes from Jesus until you end up in darkness. If anyone reading this thinks that it’s easy to know where the light is coming from or that this can’t happen to you….you’re wrong. Thank you Alma, I couldn’t have said it better. Great comments & website!!!!