Only those who are misguided can deny that we are living in a very dark period, man is becoming more and more impatient, selfish, and full of hate in their hearts. We are seeing more terrorism, senseless murders, the use of recreational drugs, government lies, sex trafficking, celebrities encouraging satanic practices, over 4200 religions, etc. Pure evil is being played blatantly in front of our eyes dumbing us down, abusing us and killing us.
We are being confused and controlled by fear. We are programmed to distrust everyone and everything until we don’t even believe our own eyes. We are made to feel insignificant and that there is no hope for us.
Many can see it, but many don’t know why it’s happening. I recently read a brilliant article that answered so many questions that I am going to summarise for you because it’s about 5000 words and there are some important points that I want to draw to your attention. I have put a link to the full article at the end if you want to delve deeper.
THE DEVIL HAS GONE TO PRISON FOR 1000 YEARS
It is foretold in the Bible the oldest prophecy book known to man, that the Devil will be bound for 1000 years.
“He laid hold of the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut him up and sealed it over him that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be finished; and after that he must be loosed for a time.”–Rev. 20:2,3.
The devil is real, and the quicker you accept this fact, the sooner you will have a greater understanding as to what is happening around you. We are led to believe that the devil is in Hell torturing people and disinterested in the everyday life of people. This is one of the many lies that we have been told.
SATANS PERSONALITY & MALEVOLENT CHARACTER
Once you start to accept that Satan is real, the Bible gives a great description about Satan’s personality and malevolent character. The Scriptures assure us that he was created an angel of a very high order–a cherub; that he was beautiful, high in authority and wise, but that he allowed ambition, pride, to enter into his heart and to seduce him from loyalty to his Creator. The time when his ambitious designs began to take shape undoubtedly was when he beheld our first parents in Eden and set about to capture them as his subjects. He is represented as saying in his heart, “I will ascend above the stars [be higher than the other angels–captain and leader]. I will be like the Most High” [similar to the Most High in the sense of being an independent ruler not subject to him].–Isa. 14:12-14; Ezek. 28:16
Jesus declares of Satan, “He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the Truth.” (John 8:44.) He lied to Adam & Eve, and through that deception, he brought them under the Divine death sentence. Satan is a liar and deceiver and thereby is our murderer.
THE RISE OF FALLING ANGELS
During the 1656 years from Adam’s creation to the Flood, a certain amount of intercourse was permitted between humanity and the angels. God’s design in permitting this was to teach a great lesson and to test the loyalty of the angels. The lesson taught was that sin is very contaminating. The influence of evil took hold upon many of the angels. The account in Genesis very briefly tells us that these angelic sons of God, beholding the fair daughters of men, were besotted of them and took them for wives, with the result that a new race began to spring up in the world–“giants,” “men of renown.” It was at this time, according to St. Peter (2 Peter 2:4) and St. Jude (6), that God placed a ban upon the disloyal angels, consigning them to Tartarus, the atmosphere of this earth.
Isolated from fellowship with God and the holy angels and hindered from materialising and thus having no intercourse with mankind as previously, these fallen angels have undoubtedly had an unhappy time of it for now more than four thousand years. Satan is spoken of as their prince or leader, though nowhere are they mentioned as being of as high rank or order as is he, nor as responsible as is he. Some have repented looking for forgiveness while others have fallen deeper into evil.
THE ORDER & CHAOS OF FALLEN ANGELS
There are legions of these fallen angels who, under the leadership of Satan, are the direct enemies of the human race, tempting, misleading, deceiving, putting light for darkness and darkness for light.
It was leaked not too long ago the secret oath of Satan, the fallen angels, his associates and servants are all working very hard to deceive us. The Ultimate goal is unclear but the method of reaching there is explained in detail.
THE LIGHT THAT SCARES FALLEN ANGELS
The fallen angels, demons, succeeded in gaining considerable influence over the Israelites so that in our Lord’s time that form of insanity which results from obsession– from these evil spirits getting possession of the mind, the brain–was common. There are many news articles of possessions, especially with Good people suddenly turning into murders and later claiming that they were possessed. We are programmed into thinking it’s absurd but it is? Jesus and his disciples spent a lot of time casting out of such demons, in one instance a legion possessing one poor man and making him crazy.
Satan and the demons have worked against this truth of the Bible, deceiving mankind and thus fostering doctrines of Purgatory taught by the Catholics and of masses for the dead by many religions, in this way leading us to blaspheme God’s holy name by believing that the dead are in torment somewhere, and thus blinding the minds and hearts of the vast majority, even in civilized lands. Even the educated fear God, and because of the misrepresentations cannot love him.
By the way, the Bible teaches that the dead are asleep and are not suffering at all, read this article on where are the dead.
WHAT A POWER SATAN HAS EXERCISED! HOW WEAK MAN HAS BEEN IN HIS HANDS!
The Bible warns us of the devils has many cunning methods and lies and that he is aware “We are not ignorant of his devices” and of his cunningly devised fables. (2 Cor. 2:11.). God declares through the Bible that Satan is to be the god or ruler of this world by virtue of the deception which he has accomplished in the blinding of the minds of men as respects the light of truth. Satan is called the Prince of Darkness, Lord of flies and all of his work of deception upon the human family is favoured by ignorance, by darkness and benighted conditions. This is why the bible teaches us that knowledge is power.
For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luk 8:17) Ever since Jesus began to lift the veil of ignorance and to grant enlightenment, bringing forth the invention of printing, electricity, the internet, travel, etc. our Adversary has been kept more busy than the Dark Ages. The Bible declares that “..many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4).
We may well believe then that the devil is extremely active and increasingly so in civilised lands and that even amongst the heathen he is necessarily more active, more vigilant.
THERE IS HOPE
Just as there is darkness we have mentioned the light, which is also referred to in the secret covenant. If we are to believe everything that is told to us in the Bible about the Devil and his servants which we can see, we should also believe that there is a force fighting for our survival which I know gives me comfort and hope.
Jesus advises at the appointed time our Creator will come and will first of all bind the strong man, Satan, and then He will spoil his goods, overthrow his arrangements and institutions that are in so many respects deceptive, so that in the overturning our Lord, as the new King, the Prince of Light, may bring to all the slaves of sin, superstition and darkness the light and the blessings so long foretold in the Word of God and hoped for and prayed for by all the saints–“Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven.”–Matt. 6:10
As of today 2017, the Prince of Light has already begun the work of binding the Prince of Darkness. We can see this with the governments are losing power, social media controls outcomes, paedophiles who committed crimes years ago the truth has come out, the power of WikiLeaks, the media is under the scrutiny of fake news, they are struggling to deceive us.
We are not to expect that Satan will meekly submit. Instead, we should understand that while this name Satan applies to the Adversary, the Devil, it covers in a general sense all the influences for evil and unrighteousness in the world, however ignorant are some of his foolish servants. Hence when we read of the binding of Satan, that old Serpent, the Devil, we should have in mind properly all the evil influences, all the sinful tendencies, all the injustices and untruths whereby mankind have been enslaved for hundreds of years.
The binding is a slow process, the theory is that it started when the light, the truth started which ended the Dark Ages when the Bible was first published in 1454, Columbus discovered America in 1492, Gutenberg invented printing press in 1439, the Renaissance, etc. It is believed that the Devils binds have been getting tighter for about 300-400 years and he has been slowly losing his control over us and the fallen angels.
Daniel describes in the Bible as a Time of Trouble such as never was since there was a nation. (Dan. 12:1.) We do say that the strong man, the Adversary, and his numerous allies entrenched in power and privilege, will hold on like grim death; and that this will mean much suffering to all concerned. This is being permitted to teach us the consequences of sin and evil so that we would prefer truth and love. Apostle, speaking of the present time, says,
“God will send them strong delusions that they may believe a lie: that they all might be condemned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness [untruth].”–2 Thess. 2:11
No one is secure from the Adversary’s power, from the influence of the demons, except those that choose to exercise faith, diligence, distinction, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection and LOVE (2 Pet 1:4-7) Not easy but with practice I know I get better at it each day, and instead of entertaining negativity I focus on positivity.
Jesus took all the 10 commandments and explained them in two commandments – Though shall Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind… Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself… (Matt 22:37-40).
Try to remember to we are not perfect and we can’t be, we will have evil thoughts and we are programmed from birth to do evil things. It’s how we entertain and react. All we can do is try to be the best versions of ourselves. I don’t want to be robbed, murdered, abused, spoke ill of, etc. So I have a rule if I don’t want it done to me I won’t do it to others. Love thy neighbours as thyself very simple rule of life and what a difference the world would be if we all loved ourselves.
There’s NO FEAR IN LOVE
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