Who's the fairest of them all?
According to the scriptures, of all the angels in heaven, Lucifer was the most beautiful. Ezekiel 28:12 ESV states . . . "you were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty." Referenced to the King of Tyre, but believed to relate to his master, Satan.
So beautiful he was, he got "the big head". Aha, now I know where humanity picked up that characteristic. He decided he belonged on a throne, higher even than God.
Not only was he beautiful, he must have been very charismatic. How else could he convince one-third of the angels in heaven to follow him when God cast him out? There's no specific reference in the Bible confirming the figure of one-third. But it's generally accepted as so, partially because of a scripture referring to a great red dragon, and believed to be chronicling the fall of Satan as seen from earth. According to Revelation 12:4 ESV . . . "His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to earth . . .
Now, it should come as no surprise that he's still capable of appearing beautiful. And he uses that talent against us every day of our lives.
Would a man be tempted to cheat on his faithful wife of 20 years with an ugly old witch sporting a huge wart on the end of her nose? Probably not. However, if Satan can convince a pretty young thing to throw him a wistful look and a dimpled smile, he may stumble. But not if he has God's word on the tip of his tongue. James 4:7 ESV - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The problem lies herein. Many people don't believe in the power of Satan or the existence of demons. Therefore they can be easily duped into believing the beautiful lies that drip from the lips of Satan. Even to the point of rationalizing that which they are well aware is sinful into a God-given gift.
Satan's destructive powers are being exercised all over the earth 24/7. He's not omnipresent. So, how can he do this? With the help of his followers . . . his assistants . . .
The battle is real.