God's Sword of Truth - The Word
Satan is an expert Scripture interpreter - and he has many religions to prove it. Satan also invented lying (John 8:24) beginning with Eve in the Garden of Eden when he told her lies mixed with truth: “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?...Ye shall not surely die: 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” -(Old Testament History - Gen. 3:1,4-5). This was the first of Satan’s big lies, lies that included some truth, being they would know “evil” once they sinned.
SATAN, THE LIAR
Satan took the Word of God and changed it, deceiving not only Adam and Eve but all of mankind with his lies. Satan, just the same today, still deceives people into believing his lies, making evil appear as light, making many deny the truth of God’s words through corrupt bible translations (adding to, taking from, and changing the Lord’s Words to sell his lies), and also through false teachers and man’s religion. This is called:
Deceiving whomever he can so that they in turn can make their own private interpretations of the Word, quoting many verses in the Bible in order to prove that their interpretation is the only belief that one should follow, and that is just not true. This is why the Scripture warns us: “...such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” - 2 Corinthians 11:13-14.
SATAN’S DECEPTION OF THE TRUTH
We cannot use the WORD in bits and pieces, a verse here and a verse there, to prove a religious doctrine, saying that “God doth say....” You must take all of the Lord’s teachings as ONE, the entire letter or Scripture must be used to understand its spiritual intent and meaning. For instance, each letter written stands on its own, it is ALL truth and should not be chopped up to prove ones own religious doctrine.
I now wish to take you on a journey, one where we will look at some facts of biblical truths. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” - Matthew 1:23-25. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to Mary, the betrothed wife of Joseph, a carpenter. There were no calendars back then as to the likes of such as we have today, therefore the precise date of Christ’s birth is not recorded in the Word of God. The genealogy is traced in the Gospels to David and to Abraham. The family lived the life of consecrated and pious Jews (God’s chosen), and Jesus, a Jewish boy at 12, could talk on equal terms with the Jewish Doctors of the Law in the temple (Luke 2:46-48).
Jesus was known by His works throughout Galilee and attracted many followers, Jews and Greeks (Luke 2:52). Jesus, having accomplished all that He set out to do, His public ministry moves swiftly to its end (Matthew 26:2 - Read all of Matthew 26). Jesus is arrested and brought before Pilate (Matthew 27:2, 11:14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-38) and because Jesus was a Galilean, Pilate referred Him to Herod (Luke 23:6-12) where He was mocked and accused by the chief priests and scribes, and arrayed in a gorgeous robe by Herod and his men and sent again to Pilate who found no fault with Jesus and was willing to release Him. But, the crowd and the chief priests voices prevailed and Pilate gave sentence and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him over to them and they led Him away to be crucified (Matthew 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:29, 19:16).
The Word of God establishes the fact that salvation of mankind came through the loving mercy of God who was made flesh in the person of Jesus Christ Who died on a tree (1 Peter 2:24) to pay the penalty for our sins (John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:23-26, etc., etc.,) “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:” (I Corinthians 15:4), was buried and rose again, thus opening the gates of heaven because they had previously been closed due to the sins of Eve, then Adam, in the garden of Eden.
God then gave all humanity a gift - a gift of salvation made available through His Son, Jesus Christ - to all who would receive and believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” - John 3:16; Romans 5:8; I John 4:9. God created Adam and eve in His own image. All of humanity was given a “free will”. If God had not wanted us to choose He would not have given us a freewill, and having this freewill places us above all animals. It allows us a choice. To God, this free will choice was so important that He was willing to sacrifice His only Son rather than create man without any freedom. He knew that Adam & Eve would doubt Him and turn their backs on Him in the garden and that they would disobey His command never to eat of “the tree.” And yet He created them with a “free will”. Just like us, Adam & Eve could either accept His command or deny it. He did not force them and He will not force us to choose His gift of salvation.
SALVATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
Now, Satan, as always, comes again into the garden - the garden of our lives. He changes what Jesus has done for us freely and gives everyone a counterfeit, “man’s religion”, which was made by Satan in imitation of what Christ had already given us, His Word. Satan takes a building, calls it a “church” and wants us to join and pay his price for it - through a tithe, a membership, works, etc.. Satan loves to put a yoke of bondage around our necks (just as he did with the Jew) and with that yoke he gives us many burdens. One can join a choir, teach Sunday School, choose the committee we wish to work on, drive a Sunday School bus, keep the church building clean....all to control us so that we take our eyes off of the Grace that Christ that He so freely gave us. Satan wants us to think we are doing good, (like Adam and Eve in their garden) so he gives us the feeling of self righteousness in OUR garden - all fleshly carnal things. Satan even allows his church workers to go home to their worldly lives and to be themselves in a world of turmoil and sin, pledging allegiance to a government, killing other human beings in a war, all for government’s sake, certainly not for the Lord, and return to their little ritual on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays or whatever days they attend their church buildings, temples and cathedrals.
MORE DECEPTION IN OUR LIVES
Satan wants everyone to seek revenge and punish others in the name of the Lord - ALL CONTRADICTING THE WORD. HE HAS DECEIVED THE WORLD. HE HAS AGAIN LIED TO EVE THROUGH HER OFFSPRING (US). Eve is the mother of all living.
PEOPLE, WAKE UP! Satan has lied over and over in his camouflage of the Word, through his many versions, by changing the context of Scripture to prove his lies through his own interpretation, by his unbiblical ministers of light, the men and women who preach and teach his false religions of lies using signs and wonders to misguide and deceive, using espionage among the saints (Matt.7:15; Acts 20:29-31), using many demons to destroy (Mark 5:9), using a disguise as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14), and being a wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). Remember, Satan’s goal is always the same - to counterfeit the Person of Christ, the plan of God, and to deceive man.
SATAN CONTINUES TO DECEIVE MAN
Coming to Jesus must be His way, by the Word through the Holy Spirit, NOT through a religion or a man who appears righteous and holy - for there are none righteous,“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10) Remember, Satan is a loser, he cannot win in the end, but he still wants your soul to go with him to hell. Take Satan's yoke from your neck and get out of bondage, come out from the religions of men. Choose Jesus and trust Him, believe in Him by the Holy Spirit. Be free in Jesus, now! We can come out of blindness and deception because Jesus paid the price for our freedom and fulfillment with his own blood when He died for us. He overcame death - we can too, if we remain in Him. Keep your focus on Jesus Christ and obey His Word.
COME OUT OF BLINDNESS
Do not be a pawn in Satan’s game, a game of “No Hope”. Satan will take captive those who will do his will (2 Timothy 2:26) Satan is trying desperately to steal the Word from your heart. His delusion is to convince the Christian that this is no game, no battle going on. And why would he want to convince us that there is no battle? So that we, by our free will, will concede in his game. If he can keep us ignorant of the rules of his game, then we will unknowingly do Satan’s bidding instead of the Lords. So, DON’T BE SATAN’S PAWN.
DON’T BE SATAN’S PAWN
WITH THE WHOLE ARMOR ON
You can become unbeatable in your spiritual warfare if you follow the plan that the Lord has provided through His principles using the Armour of God - “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12). Trusting in Christ, for there is NO OTHER WAY - BE A WINNER IN CHRIST JESUS - trusting that the Holy Spirit will teach and guide you in ALL His ways. If you were to miss Jesus, you would lose it all - losing something very personal, HIS LOVE, by what He Himself gave to each and everyone when He shed His blood and died for us and made a place for us in His kingdom of heaven. Do you really want to take a chance in man’s religion? Jesus gave it all freely - “...for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) so why would you want to accept man’s way which has an exorbitant price tag attached. Man will let you down, but Christ will never let you down. His Words are true and faithful (Rev. 21:5), His gate is strait and the way is narrow which leadeth unto life, and few there be that will find it (Matt. 7:14), His Word is solid and forever and will not pass away (Mark 13:31). No one can give more than that. Certainly not Satan and his false religions through their feeble attempts could offer you more? Whom would you rather trust - your favorite denomination/pastor - for your salvation? “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;...” (Romans 3:4).
YOU CAN BE A WINNER IN CHRIST!
Do not be deceived by Satan. Take your salvation personally, because Christ does. If you know Jesus, you have a good friend (“....Abraham believed God,....and he was called the Friend of God.” (James 2:23), PRAISE HIS NAME! AMEN!
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as The Word. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.