Lucifer was created by Almighty God. He was beautiful, even dazzling, if you will. Imagine this, the Creator covered him with precious stones: sardius, topaz, diamond, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, emerald, carbuncle, and gold.
He was called: the anointed cherub that covers. His name Lucifer means: in the sense of brightness, the morning star or son of the morning. He had a type of tambourine and pipes, apparently built into his body by the Creator. (Ezekiel 28:12-15 and Isaiah 14:12-17 Satan is a very skillful instrumentalist.
As you can see, the Creator made him special, and He also gave Lucifer the power of choice. The above passages indicate that Lucifer was corrupted by his beauty and brightness.
No one knows for sure what transpired to bring rebellion to Lucifer’s heart. There appears to be a great space of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Apparently the Almighty created all things in Genesis 1:1, and then by the time of Genesis 1:2, the earth became a desolation. What we call the “Creation Account” appears to be a time of rebuilding the earth after desolation.
It is possible, that the Almighty made beings for the earth long before Adam and Eve (study carefully Genesis 1:1 and 1:2), and placed Lucifer in charge of it. It is possible, that those inhabitants bragged so much about Lucifer’s splendor, that Lucifer got-the-big-head.
Once that happened, pride would enter his heart, and he would start entertaining ideas of taking the place of Almighty God. Our knowledge of Lucifer can be summed up in a word: rebellion.
Because the Almighty is omnipotent and omniscient, He knew when sin entered Lucifer’s heart. Perhaps Lucifer routinely traveled from earth to heaven and on one of these trips, the Almighty sent the archangel Michael to meet Lucifer at the gate to heaven. War broke out in the heavens and Lucifer and 1/3 of the angels were thrown out of heaven and banned from there.
The Almighty could have destroyed Lucifer then and there; but instead, He allowed him to roam the earth and its atmosphere, where God would create Adam and Eve to live. The Creator gave mankind a choice to obey or rebel and used Lucifer to play a role in those decisions through temptation.
Lucifer became known as Satan, the accuser, and the adversary. Because Satan is so much more powerful than human beings; the Almighty placed boundaries on Satan’s ability to tempt man ; so that, he could not tempt him beyond his capacity.
But never forget, that Satan is very very inferior to Almighty God. When the Creator is through with him; he will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone forever.