Brothers and Sisters we need to Understand the Tact’s of Satan. First we need to have the Understanding that Satan was the Highest Ranking Angel in Heaven at one time. Because of his position he became Prideful, trying to Exalt himself above The Father whom all things are Created By Him and for Him.
We need to Understand that The Father had Satan and the Angels that followed after him kicked out of Heaven, making their Home now upon the Earth.
“7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
“12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
“27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in [any] house, but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) 30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.”
A Legion is made up between 3,000 to 6,000 count. Now we do not know for sure the number of Devils this man had, but because there were called Legion we can assume at this time the number of Devils or Demons that possessed this man.
We need to Understand that when Lucifer was kicked out of Heaven we know that Angels went with him, and they very well could be the Demons we face every day.
We need to Understand that Lucifer has taken on many, many names far too many to mention here. His original name is Lucifer, son of the morning. He is also called the Devil, Satan, Serpent, Beelzebub, Prince Of Darkness, Slue Foot and the list goes on. From here on out I will use the name Satan to refer to Lucifer.
We also need to Understand that Satan speaks Lies to Deceive Mankind, especially the House Of God. Satan’s original goal has not changed, he still wants to be Exalted himself Above The Godhead, especially The Father.
Satan’s first Deception was to Eve. Since that first time, he has been trying to Deceive the House Of God any way that he can.
“1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Satan tried to Deceive Our Lord Jesus when He was led out to the wilderness, using Logical Statements, which were Half Truths.
“1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”
Brothers and Sisters we Must Have The Understanding that Satan is Real, that Satan has Power and has been given Authority here on earth. Satan uses anything upon earth to bring Dishonor to The Father and to Jesus. Because the World is filled with many lost, unsaved people, they will face the same Death that as Satan will in the end. Satan owns those who will Not Accept Jesus as The Son Of God, The Savior. He torments them just for his pleasure, but, to us who are Blood Bought By Jesus, it becomes a bit of a different story.
We, that is, The Blood Bought, Represent Jesus, which Satan Hates!!! So his Greatest Deception is towards the Elect, Saints and the House Of God. If he can succeed in doing so, then Satan will approach God The Father to Shame Him, to bring Ridicule against Him and to Shame Jesus, God’s Only Begotten Son. Satan, is the Accuser against our Faith!
Here are Scriptures that tell us of this fact that Satan Approach’s God The Father and the Depth of his Torment and Deception on God’s Children.
First we need to see who Job is …
“1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.”
“6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. 13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: 15 And the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 16 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 17 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 18 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.”
The first thing Satan Destroyed was ALL of Job’s Possessions. He then Destroyed all of his servants. Then even his children. Now Satan thinks that he has God over a barrel, that if God lifts His hand from Protecting Job that we would Curse God.
“4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save his life. 7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.”
Because of Evidence Against Job, that is, it Appeared that God had Cursed him, now his Wife and his Friends will rise against Job, Ridicule him, tempting him to Curse God.
“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.”
“11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that [his] grief was very great.”
“1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 2 How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind? 3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?”
There are many things that were said from Job and many things said from his friends, but in all of this Job never cursed God, but cursed himself thinking that God was against him for some reason of his own gilt.
The point that Jesus wants to make is that Satan will Do Anything to Separate you from God and from Doing God’s Will. Satan will Speak Lies, Half Truths to convince us to Do, Say or Go where God has Not Told Us! Satan does not care Whom or What he uses to do this, from our possessions, children, wife and friends, Satan is out to Kill and Destroy YOU!!!
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have [it] more abundantly.”
Too many times you have Believed Lies from Satan; too many things have you Allowed to be Destroyed because of his Lies! You have Lost many of the things that Job lost, maybe even all the same as Job. But we must understand that it is our flesh that is Tempted, our Weakness that is brought to light, that in doing so we may cast them out and draw us closer to Jesus As Lord Over All Things in Our Lives.
Brothers and Sisters WE have Allowed Satan to Destroy things in our Lives because we have Believed and Acted on his Lies. We have lost Possessions, Family, Spouses and Friends all because We Believed Satan over Jesus. But you must Clearly Understand that it is Your Choice, Your Free Will to Act upon these Lies and Jesus Will Let YOU! We are faced every moment of every day to Choose Good or Evil, Right or Wrong, Truth or Lie. Satan is Persistent in trying to Destroy your Relationship with Jesus by Destroying All Those Things You Care About.
Jesus said that we are to be Smarter than Satan.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Brothers and Sisters we must Continuously Consult Jesus in the Path we are Walking. We must continuously check that things that are said are from Jesus or Satan, for there are many voices in the World, most are out to Deceive You, only one is out to draw you Closer To Jesus!!! We Must carry a Scale to Weigh Everything that we encounter. On one side of the Scale is God on the other is anything and everything that is in this World.
The thing that gets me, that makes Jesus Sad, is when Brothers and Sisters turn against each other because of the Lies that Satan throws at us. All Satan has to do is just change a Word or Meaning here and there and the fight is on! So many of you are being Deceived in Believing in things that never came from Jesus, but because they Sound Good or Sound Logical or because they Feel Good we choose them over what Jesus has said to us. That is why we must be in God’s Holy Word, which is why Jesus sets up Wise Council, so that All Things can be Weighed.
Again, as always, that is one of the reasons why the Five Offices were created by Jesus, so that we have a Council of Godly Men to turn to helping us in this World.
“11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
If you have Believed a Lie, RUN to Jesus, Repent. If you have Offended one of your Brothers or Sisters, RUN to Jesus, Repent and then go and Reconcile your Brother or Sister. Do not let Satan get a Foot Hold into your Life, be Vigilant, be Courageous, have a Standard Of Tenacity of Jesus In You!!!
Your Choice… Not Satan’s…Not Jesus!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!