“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee”
Confronted by the fact that God Almighty is all powerful, one can then choose one of two paths.
1- One can submit and worship the Creator of all; OR
2- One can rebel, attempt to enlist others to help in this rebellion with the aim of overthrowing God Almighty.
(A third choice is the one chosen by many moderns: worship God with one’s mouth, do not actively assist in such a rebellion against Him, BUT if said rebellion appears to be successful, be ready to drift over to the other side.)
It is obvious that Satan chose path number 2.
It is also obvious that the Father of Lies never tires of trying to enlist man to assist him in his fruitless quest to overthrow God Almighty.
Perhaps this is why “submission” and “to submit” is taught to be qualities of the weak and cowardly.
SO, while Satan may have made his choice–and will have to live eternally with the consequences of his choice–men still have a choice: submit to God OR follow Satan in his rebellion.
A line of dialogue from the movie, Devil’s Advocate (1997) addresses the devil’s ultimate futility.
Kevin (Satan’s son in the movie): In the Bible, you lose. We’re destined to lose, Dad.
Satan: Well, consider the source, son. Besides, we’re gonna write our own book; Chapter 1, right here.
NOTICE that Satan did not contradict his celluloid son (that Satan was destined to lose). He only challenged God’s Word, then quickly changed the subject to writing “our own book.” Satan has been honing this particular trick for a long time.
As it was in the garden of Eden, so is it in 2018.
“And the serpent said unto the woman, 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.”
In the garden, the serpent (Satan) challenged God’s Word with “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
In 2018, Satan challenges God’s Word with “Consider the source.”
Satan does not have to come up with new deceptions; his old ones are still working quite well.
Because man is deceived by Satan, the great majority of men will follow the prince of this world into the lake of fire.
“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
All because of one choice made.
One very wrong choice.
The choice? Submit or rebel.
Which path has the reader chosen to walk?
HAS the reader chosen a path which is broad and wide and leads to destruction?
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: Making a Choice
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Power of God Unto Salvation
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The End Times Power of God Unleashed
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 7, 2018.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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