I’ve heard it said time and time again in church circles that Lucifer was the “worship leader” in Heaven way back when before he became Satan, but I can’t seem to find that passage anywhere. If you know where it is, please let me know.
Here’s what I did find:
You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels (finger cymbals) and pipes (flutes)
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
So He was covered with all these precious stones and even the instruments he played (some even think that the instruments were part of him) were created by God at the same time Lucifer was created.
This passage indicates to me that Lucifer was not the worship leader at all. God was the worship leader. It was God’s breath through Lucifer that made the worship happen.
As a worship leader myself, I find it very important to remember that God is still the worship leader. His glory and power and grace are what give us the ability to worship Him. And for you or me or Lucifer to try and assume power over Him would be like a trumpet turning around and telling the musician, “Nice try, but I’ll take it from here.” How absurd. How impossible.
We were made to worship, but we can’t even do that on our own strength. It’s His breath in our lungs. It’s the blood of His Son that makes us righteous.
We’re just the instruments.