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.

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The Door is open

The Door

Are you walking into the light or into the darkness? The Door will close behind you, NEVER to be Opened Again.

I came across these two Scriptures. They show you what is important and on the Mind and Heart of Jesus Your Messiah, verses what is important and on the mind and heart of satan Your Enemy.

WHO are YOU FOLLOWING? Do YOU Realize Where You are going?

The I Will Statements of JESUS the Messiah are focused on YOU and Your Coming to Faith in HIM so you can be with HIM for Eternity in Heaven.

Psalm 40:7-10

“Then I (Jesus) said, “Behold,

I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation.

I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.

I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart.

I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation.

I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.”

The I Will Statements of satan are focused on himself gaining power over the universe. satan will be denied his PRIDE by GOD and spend ETERNITY in HELL.

Isaiah 14: 13-15 “You (satan) said in your heart.

I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God

I will set my throne on high;

I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds

I will make myself like the Most High.”

ALMIGHTY GODS Answer to satan’s wanting to be like HIM:

“But you (satan) are brought down to Sheol (Hell), to the far reaches of the pit.”

Who are YOU following? JESUS to Heaven OR Satan to the PIT.

Satan

The pages of the Bible offer a glimpse into the past history of a spirit dimension or angelic realm we human beings cannot see into. This dimension also has a past, present and future history that parallels our own. The Earth we live on groans for the Redemption of this Universe and the Holy Angels also look forward to the time when evil will be gone forever in Eternity.

In Isaiah 14 vs. 13 we get a glimpse of the disease of Sin in the Heart of Satan. It was Satan who offered Sin, which is disobedience of God, to the parents of mankind. Hear the Prophet Isaiah as he gives us a glimpse of God’s words to Satan, along with his future resting place in Hell.

“But you (Satan) 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 in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High (GOD).

Nevertheless you (Satan) will be thrust down to Hell, to the recesses of the pit.”

GOD hates Pride, human or angelic. Count them, there are five I will’s, ending with Satan’s desire to be like God. There can be only ONE GOD!

God has allowed Satan for a time, to be the god of this Earth. Yet God has provided an answer to this generational problem of sin.

Prophecy begins in the book of Beginning’s, the book of Genesis. It is there that God foretells of the coming of HIS MESSIAH, HIS CHRIST, HIS Son; who will save Humanity by absorbing a wound, while crushing Satan and his reign of Sin on this Earth once and for all.