Lightning lure is strong enough to pull a creature towards you (including into the air), and can be resisted with a strength check, which sounds analogous to a whip made of lightning - they even say it's a lash of lightning energy in the spell description:
You create a lash of lightning energy that strikes at one creature of your choice that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pulled up to 10 feet in a straight line toward you and then take 1d8 lightning damage if it is within 5 feet of you.
So can I flip that around if the target is static (pun!) and pull myself towards it instead? I.e., Lightning Lure a statue or balustrade on a balcony and grapple myself up to it, or a gargoyle as I John McClane over the side of a building. Or have I completely misunderstood how the spell actually works? In practice I'm actually playing a dumpy armoured Tempest cleric (picking up LL and Booming Blade via Magic Initiate) so I doubt I'd be going all spiderman, but it might help me keep up with the more nimble party members