Your ADVERSARY the Devil

Satan’s Beginning:
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. Each will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell….with the exception of Satan… his judgment is to be NO MORE.

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 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 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 IS A BELIEVER IN JESUS

 

So much so that he has spent all his energy throughout time to stop the plan of Salvation as described in the Bible…the Word of God.

And so the battlefield continues to be filled with blood and the war rages on both in the realm of humans and the realm of angels. When God formed us from the dust using HIS tears to make the clay, it did not complete us.

Each of us was born alive physically but our Spirit within us was born dead. We each need to find a personal relationship with Jesus. Only in this way can we gain the assurance of our Salvation. Only in this way can we become Born Again by having our Spirit Quickened and brought to life within us.

The only place this journey to Salvation can begin is within the pages of the book that God Himself wrote for you to read about Himself. His Words, the Words of God will grow within your heart and mind and kindle the flame within your Spirit.

This flame ultimately will consume you so that every thought you have about every circumstance in your life, and the world around you will be measured against the Word of God.

You will gain a new perspective about life here. You will realize you don’t belong here at all. Heaven will become precious to you like never before. And most of all you will become more like Christ every day and your heart will become burdened for the lost who need to know JESUS came to save them from themselves.

There is Neither Jew NOR Gentile

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Recently I heard a person ask the question “Why Does Satan Hate the Jews?”

It seems that people tend to forget that Satan hates everyone. He is not a respecter of persons.

Satan hates every person ever created because he hates all those made in the image of God. That encompasses all of mankind not specifically the Jews.

Satan is not Omniscient and learned about the Greatest Story Ever Told as it had been given to the Prophets, and then unfolded through Messianic Prophecies in the recorded words of God Himself in the Old Testament.

Satan knew from Genesis 3 vs.15 that God promised a Redeemer that would destroy him. When God consummated His Covenant with Abraham, the sand in satan’s hourglass began to run out one grain at a time. He then began hating the Jews and focusing on their destruction.

Satan intensified the Jewish persecution until the Cross-. Then at the Cross the Messiah, the Christ of the entire world was crucified but then rose from the dead exactly as Scriptures foretold. Gods Redeemer had arrived.

Satan missed his opportunities to both impede and stop the birth of Jesus and then His crucifixion and resurrection. He now focuses on Born Again Christians all over the world even more than on the Jews.

Today, more than ever before the ground is level before the foot of the Cross-for both Jew and Gentile. The playing field has been leveled among the nations of the world.

The statement by Isaiah and later echoed by the Apostle Paul regarding the fact that there is no one righteous among us, not even one; applies not only to people but also to the all the nations of the world including Israel today.

This simply means we are all fallen and do not need satan to make us worse than we are. So satan is now an equal opportunity hater of Jew and Gentile alike.

I hear people echo to each other about the next great work of the Holy Spirit, that being the spiritual revival of the United States of America prior to the second coming of Christ.

Why are we so arrogant to believe that Gods plan will go forward only through the United States of America?

These same people postulate that it will be a revival that begins through Messianic Jews alive today. They even reference current leaders of the Messianic movement as being Gods men for a time such as this.

They lift these men up and say they will be greater than those saints of the past that God truly used to build His Church.

These proud people are blind to the fact that God is bringing more people to Himself today than ever before. The difference is that He is bringing in the poor, the meek and the humble that live in 3rd world countries.

People that are oppressed, people who pay with their lives for their Christian faith. The poor of the world look forward to heaven. They are people who do not have a death grip on materialistic goods. They are people, who take seriously the command to witness to everyone they love; because the only thing eternal on the face of this earth, that can go to heaven with them is a human soul.

The western world shakes its fist at God and says it wants for nothing, especially HIM.

Jesus said in Revelation 3:17…you say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked”.

The small god of this world

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, whether 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 TRUE 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.

May the Lord God Almighty cover you and your family with His Wings of protection.

May the Lord Jesus, continue to provide your family with His Grace and Mercy as you make HIM the center of your relationships.

May the Holy Spirit bless and keep you and your family as He lights the steps of your path all the days of your life and all the way home to heaven.

Best Wishes to you on behalf of the Lord of Light

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.

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.