God's Sword of Truth - The Word
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
There is little record of the history of Satan as to where he comes from. The Jews have some record of Satan in their Book of Isaiah, which is Jewish History. In Chapter 14:12, he is called Lucifer, son of the morning...perhaps because he had fallen from heaven like a star. The prophet Ezekiel (590-570 B.C.) wrote about Satan in his book (Chapter 28) as to who he was and where he came from. In verses 12-19, he writes that Satan (Lucifer) "...was perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God...thou art the anointed cherub....thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." ....."thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain (heaven) of God" ...."Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom."
Satan had a free will at that time (as we all do) and he chose his own path...his destructive pride got in the way and he chose to follow his own will and not the Word of God. He totally forgot who created him and who God was...and he forgot that he was only an angel...and he forgot where his power came from....how sad!
He was created great and powerful. It is said that he was the head angel...."the anointed cherub that covereth", ....the leader of the cherubs. Satan was first over the other two great angels - Michael the archangel, and Gabriel who stands in the presence of God. Gabriel was an angelic messenger many times in the past.
Keep in mind that Satan has power ONLY when the Lord allows it.
Satan prowls the earth seeking whom he may devour - "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" - I Peter 5:8. His power is great...but limited. He can only control his demons and the souls of human beings that he controls, meaning those in the world who are his. He CANNOT possess the body of a Christian who is protected by the Holy Spirit in Christ. Satan can only oppress from the outside thru temptation of the flesh.
Those who belong to the Lord have a hedge about them. Nothing can happen to them unless the Lord allows it. In temptation we resist the devil...and remind him who we are in Christ, and he will flee - "....Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." - James 4:7. He also knows that his time is short (REV. 12:12). Keep in mind...he is persistent and especially wants to take the souls who are disciples of the Lord. He wants all souls to lose heaven as he has (heaven, meaning being with the Lord our God forever). Soon he will lose his right to walk the heavens in God's presence....and why he has that right now is God's business...it's His plan...it's His test of human life on earth.
When Satan tempted Jesus, he tried to tempt His body, soul and spirit and he failed in all his ways of temptation. It was Christ's way of teaching us that we can have power over Satan by just saying no! (See MATT. 4: 4,6 & 9). In verse 4, Satan tempted Jesus in the body with food..."It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." in verse 6, the soul was tempted with pride, in verse 9, the spirit was tempted with worship - flesh.
We are all created out of love, and all are given a test of love by giving love back to the Creator. We are told to fear the Lord....to walk in all His ways....to love Him and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. We were never created to be robots, or predestined, or to live here on this earth or in the here-after by a fixed arrangement of God. We were all given a gift at creation.....it's called "free-will", a choice. We control our own destiny for which the purpose is that we have eternal life after this world which is our testing ground. There is a lot at stake, it's FOREVER and Satan knows it.
Satan, the father of all lies and evil, uses every trick of deception that he knows in order to steal souls from Christ. He is not playing games. This is not a dream or fantasy and what is happening in this world is quite real....it's a fact. Don't wait until the end to find out about what is going on, and, you can't hide from it. Satan is real and you can't hide from him. He knows every human in his domain. He was given eminent domain over the earth by Adam. Satan is called the prince of the earth, but it 's not a clear title, Jesus, by His death on the cross has redeemed it for us. He paid the (re-purchase) price with His own blood. Now here is the point, He has not claimed it yet, there shall come a time for this to happen, there is an appointed time for all things in God's plan of creation. There will be a sower and a reaper of human souls in this life.
John 3:18 -"He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." Again, it is written, "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM HE, ye Shall die in your sins." John 12:48 - "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
Many are blinded by the god of this world, it's prince. He has stolen the glorious gospel of Christ and replaced it with a religious gospel. He has given the world a gospel of a human, fleshly, Anti-Christ.
I am a stranger to this world, this human existence, I don't belong here. I'm not of this world, I'm a pilgrim who is waiting for my promised home with Christ; then shall my life truly begin. If you could only understand this, believe as I do, have my faith and most of all, know my Jesus, my Christ, my God and Friend.
When I said that Satan knows me, he certainly does, as his enemy. I could not and shall not serve him - EVER! I know I am a sinner, I have faults and a sin nature, but, although I'm weak in the flesh and the lowest of all humans, I also know that in Christ I am righteous......I'm forgiven.......and I'm saved! I have His power to overcome and He is always with me.
Satan cannot give anything....he only takes. He has one nature - EVIL! He is a loser and already judged. He knows where he is going and what's prepared for him and his followers. If possible, I would pray he is alone, but the truth is, he won't be. The Word tells us otherwise, how sad! Many are called, few are chosen. The Lord wanted all men saved. He died for us all but only those who believe shall be saved. It's our free-will choice.
Which spirit do you follow? The only power or control or influence Satan really has is what you give him. As Adam and Eve did in the garden, do you also believe his lies? - "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning..." - I John 3:8. "He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." - John 8:44. There is a terrible price to pay for following Satan's lies. He has lost his inheritance to eternal life, and he wants yours. He has been given a short time to test all creation. This is God's plan, it is a good plan, I understand it, do you?
IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE JESUS....IF you do not love Him....IF you'd rather have the world and the flesh for life's short time on earth, then you do not deserve to be a part of the family of His family. You shall face the second death and judgment, and be with Satan in the Lake of Fire. It is a fact, it is real, there is a place prepared for Satan and his followers. You shall never come back from there.....ever! You get "no second chance". Your time for testing is now, while you are alive in the flesh in this world. This is your prime time, your free will and choice time. Only YOU are affected and you cannot have counsel, an attorney, nor a priest, minister or rabbi. You shall stand naked before the judgment seat of God. You will know your sins, it's instant re-play of your life on earth. You will not argue or lie to the Lord for you shall give an account and pay for your sins on earth, unless you are covered by the Blood of Christ. Ephesians, 1:7, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." In HEBREWS 9:22, we read, "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission."
Satan knows the power of the blood, he knows we are all sinners. He knows we are not all forgiven and need the blood to hide our sins. Christ has paid for all our sins if we believe in Him and live in Him by the Spirit. If this be so, then Satan knows we shall be saved. He has always tried to hide Jesus and his blood. If we believe and keep His Word, then we are one of His. If we do not, we are judged already.
It is also written, a warning of apostasy, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art luke-warm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. REV. 3:15-16; Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor and blind and naked."... vs.17. These are the Lords words, they are weighty and very strong. They mean what they say, believe it.
When all is said and done and it is complete on earth, there shall come a time when Satan will be dealt with. In REV. 20:10, "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast (the 666 man) and thefalse prophet (the Pope), are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." This is the Word of God on it. It is a fact and it shall come to pass, and, very soon.
The Holy Spirit has always given us a warning because of God's love for us and HE WANTS US WITH HIM. Read in 1 JOHN 2:18, "Little children, it is the last time; and as ye have heard that Anti-Christ shall come, even now are there many Anti-Christ's; whereby we know that it is the last time". These Antichrist's are all the religious leaders, holy men, rabbi, pope, or any types of humans who have found a way to Heaven by other ways contrary to the Word of God, as taught by the Holy Spirit.
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.