KNOW YOUR ENEMY…..SATAN !

Satan’s Beginning and End !

Allow me to let The One True God as revealed by HIS WORDS in the Old and New Testament Scriptures, to introduce you to the god of this world … Satan. Satan and his fallen angels appear to everyone in this world as an angel of light. They appear to all people who do not have Biblical Discernment and Wisdom, everyone missing that bridge between their mind and heart.

Ezekiel 28:12-
“You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering …from the day you were created….you were the anointed cherub who covers…you were on the Holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire, you were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you and you sinned. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty and you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor”.

Isaiah 14: 12
“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations!
You have said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds…I will make myself like the MOST HIGH.

Satan’s Work:

2 Corinthians 4:4
“The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”

1 Peter 5:8
“Be on the alert, your adversary, the devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Ephesians 6:12
“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Satan’s End:

Isaiah 14:15
“You will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook the kingdoms, who made the world a wilderness and overthrew the cities”.

Ezekiel 28:18
“Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you, it has consumed you and I have turned you to ashes on the earth, In the eyes of all who see you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you. You have become terrified, And you will be NO MORE.”

Every being God has made whether Angelic or Human will remain immortal for eternity. Born Again Believers in Jesus and the Holy Angels will spend Eternity in Heaven. Satan and the Fallen Angels and Fallen Mankind will spend Eternity in Hell.

Satan’s Effect on YOU:

2 Corinthians 11:14
“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light”.

John 8:44 (Jesus said of Satan)
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth
because there is no truth in him, Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks
from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
“Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the
breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
that is the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan,
with all power and signs and false wonders. And with all the deception of
wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love
of the truth so as to be saved.

Mark 13:22
“For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform signs and
miracles to deceive the elect- if that were possible.”

When God told Moses he was going to die, Moses gathered Israel together one last time to speak to them for God. Moses reviewed the mighty works of God in their lives, then he prophesied two ways the Nation could go.

Both required a personal choice. Israel could choose life or Israel could choose death. Like Israel we too have the same choice. Israel only had the incomplete Word of God to make its decision on. We have the complete Word of God to make our decision.

Yet we mainly choose to hear the love, mercy and compassion of God preached. Rarely do we choose to hear of His other side. The side of Gods Holiness, and His Righteous Anger and that He is coming to Judge Sinners.

The Bible is clear when it says “do not fear the one who can slay the body, but fear the one who can cast soul and body into hell”. Jonathan Edwards once preached a sermon called “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God”…you and I do not want to be in the hands of an angry God.

We are living in the end-times, the last days as described in Bible Prophecy. We have the Holy Spirit within us. YET, God speaks of the end times when He will give the world over to THE GREAT DECEPTION…this deception will be so great that if it were possible even the very Elect (you and I) would be taken in by its miracles, signs and wonders. These miracles, signs and wonders will point to the False Messiah, the Anti-Christ who will be possessed by Satan. His miracles, signs and wonders will seem real to us because they appeal to our heart, our emotions, and our ability to rationalize everything in accordance with our desires.

The Lord also speaks of multitudes of Professing Christians standing before HIM in judgment, who will believe their works were good enough for them to get into heaven.

They will say… “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name perform many miracles? And then I (Jesus) will declare to them, I never knew you; DEPART from ME, you who practice lawlessness!”

SATAN / LUCIFER… is the enemy of your soul.

BECAUSE I LOVE THEM

“The two, stood facing each other. God robed in light, each thread glowing. Satan canopied in evil, the very fabric of his robe seeming to crawl.

Satan rose slowly off his haunches. Like a wary wolf, he walked a wide circle toward the desk until he stood before the volume and read the word: Immanuel.

Immanuel? He muttered to himself. God with us? The hooded head turned squarely toward the face of the Father.

No. Not even you would do that. Not even you would go so far. The plan is bizarre! You don’t know how dark I’ve made the Earth. It’s putrid. It’s evil. It’s…

It is mine, proclaimed the King. And I will reclaim what is mine.  Why: Satan asked.  Why would you do this? The Father’s voice was deep and soft… Because I love them.”   ( Max Lucado…Cosmic Christmas)

Because I love them is a phrase that rolls off our tongues with ease. For there are many that we love, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. But this statement from the lips of God means so very much more than that.

Wrapped up in it is the Mystery of Grace that speaks of a ransom paid in blood, a ransom paid in full…a legacy of love from the edge of eternity past.

There is more to the phrase…Because I love them it continues to say…        I chose to die so they might live, said JESUS. And for those who believe in this Death of God, there is life eternal with HIM. I have learned to love the Word of God and let it dwell in me richly. The word of God has etched upon my mind the Look of HIM whom I crucified. Yet when our eyes meet, I see only HIS love for me.

Through His pure atoning Grace, JESUS came to die that I might live. You and I have never been loved like this before.

Yes, God loves us humans and offers Salvation to all that would come to HIM in Repentance through the ONE Way of His Sons Cross. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…..the ONLY place you will find Love, Mercy, Grace and HOPE is at the FOOT of HIS CROSS.

 In the BOOK of JOB we are told that Satan was once the greatest of angels, but he became arrogant and proud. In Opposition to God, who created him, Satan led a rebellion. Now he has returned to the courts of God, where he once had a place of honor as the greatest of angels. Satan though fallen still has been granted access to heaven.

The BOOK of JOB has much to say to us about the reasons for our suffering in this world and especially why innocent people suffer. Yet there is a deeper level of truth for it reveals to us the relationship between God and Satan. God does not want us to be confused or uninformed about the power of Satan.

The adversary is deadly and powerful, he hates God and he hates us. But Satan is not the equivalent of God. He is under the authority of God. He is not the equal of God.

The book of Job shows us right from the start that God is in control of all things. All the forces of the universe are His to command. All of time and space are under His authority. Nothing ever takes God by surprise. There is nothing beyond the reach of God’s will, not even Satan.

This ancient war has been going on for thousands of years. The battlefield is in your mind. The prize is your heart and your soul. The objective of the deceiver is to keep you from knowing the truth. That you are not really alive, but part of the walking dead of this world, doomed to judgment for your original sin. Sin is part of your genetic makeup, and must be removed before you meet God.

God has given us only one way to remove our sin. He sent HIS SON JESUS to die on a CROSS for you and me, so whomever would look upon JESUS and accept His death in place of their own, for their sin; they would be cleansed and have Eternal life in Heaven.

Satan exists only to turn your eyes away from the CROSS, so you will die in your sins; and then INHERIT ETERNAL DEATH. Satan is a dog, held by a leash in the hands of ALMIGHTY GOD. Satan is allowed to do only what OUR TRIUNE GOD ALLOWS.

SATAN / LUCIFER… is the enemy of your soul.