“Satan’s Masterpiece”

Posted: November 8, 2012 in Bible Prophecy, Daniel

      Contrary to what most people think, the devil is not ugly or unappealing. He doesn’t wear a red suit and have a pitch fork in his hand. This visual image was developed in the Middle Ages to convey to the uneducated people, who couldn’t read or write, that he is the evil one who comes out of hell to torment people. But he’s not even in hell now and won’t be there for some time yet (Revelation 20). In fact, do you know what he is doing and where he spends most of his time now (Revelation 12:10)?
     Warped. He’d be delighted if people kept thinking of him as being grotesque and undesirable. That way they won’t recognize him or his counterfeit Christ when he comes on the scene, perhaps sooner than most people realize. The people and leaders of the world are clamoring for someone to take charge of the terrible condition in which we find ourselves.
     White. His name “Lucifer” refers to him as the bright and shining one. He is not the spirit brother of Jesus. He can appear as an angel of light to deceive others (2 Corinthians 11:14). He has convinced many otherwise smart people into believing the lie of evolution that says man is getting better and better and progressing upward. It’s true, man may be advancing in technology, but his morals are going down into the sewer. He will never become a god.
     Wars. Man can’t seem to bring peace to this earth. Since its inception the U.N. has been a dismal failure. Satan can’t control the sin nature of man that causes men to kill each other (Galatians 5:19-21). This nature was acquired when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit.
     World. This is why he developed the present world system, in the days of Cain (Genesis 4; Luke 11:50, 51), to try to keep man’s sin nature under control. Although he is a murderer (John 8:44), he doesn’t want to get rid of all the human population. Otherwise he wouldn’t have any humans over which to rule. He’s very selective about those whom he wants to keep alive. He isn’t happy with drunken bums in the gutter. That is bad advertising for him. He wants his people to be upright citizens in the community but who act independently of God. This was what led to his fall (Isaiah 14:14ff). Are you acting independently of God?
     Waiting. Satan has a man waiting and ready to fill the role of the counterfeit Messiah. He is probably alive today. He will come out of the countries that made up the Roman Empire or from the United States or Canada (Daniel 7:24ff; Revelation 13:1ff). We believe that the two “young lions” that come from Tarshish (England) can refer to the United States or Canada (Ezekiel 38:13).
     Winsome.  Because of his charisma, the “Antichrist” will wow the unsuspecting people of the world (1 John 5:19) and their leaders who will include him among the ten horns (kings) of the revived countries that made up the Roman Empire (Revelation 13:1). He won’t be a pure blood but a man with “mixed blood” (Daniel 2:43).
     Wise. As the anointed cherub, Lucifer (Satan) had/has a unique wisdom and power of his own that he is willing to impart to those who “sell their souls” to him as Judas did (Ezekiel 28:12; James 3:15). Satan offered to Jesus the kingdoms of this world that belonged to him and that still belong to him if Jesus would just bow down and worship him (Matthew 4:8, 9). By doing this Jesus could avoid the cross and gain the kingdoms of this world which He came to get for Himself (Psalm 2). But He chose to do things the Father’s way (Hebrews 10:7).
     Wicked. The Antichrist’s wickedness will be on display for all the world to see during the “Seven Years of Tribulation“(Revelation 6-19). He will demand to have his own way when he gains absolute authority. He will tolerate no one’s restraints on him, recognize no law or higher authority than himself, attempt to alter natural laws, blaspheme the true God, disregard all gods, show no regard or desire for women, claim deity for himself, honor an impersonal god of war to conquer the world, reward his followers with positions of leadership and give land to them. He will expect them to give him their total devotion and sell their souls to him (Daniel 11:36-39).
     Wars.  Until Christ returns to earth to rule as the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, there will be wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6). Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Is He your personal Savior?
     Withdrawn. Prior to the Antichrist’s reign on this earth, the true Christians will be raptured to heaven to be with the Lord (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 5:9; Revelation 3:10). All whom the Father has given to the Son must come to Him before He returns for us (John 6:37). Are you sure that you will you be in that number? If not, contact us at 805-238-3549 or visit our web site at www.kelseypeach.com.  If you’re interested, listen to our corresponding talks on the Internet.

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