Deal With the Devil

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There is quite a LOT written about making a deal with the devil.

OF COURSE, a great deal of what is written on the topic is penned by those who are followers of Satan.

According to traditional Christian belief about witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers their soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, fame, or power…the bargain is considered a dangerous one, as the price of the Fiend’s service is the wagerer’s soul.

Many stories have been told about those who bargained with Satan–a being of much higher intelligence than any human.

[FYI: Regardless of the above claim, Satan is not a demon, either greater or lesser.]

In the stories (as well as the occasional song) the price for Satan’s assistance in a matter is the bargainer’s soul.

SOME of the stories have the devil collecting the bargainer’s soul and the bargainer experiencing a great sense of regret at losing it.  But, IF this was the case, why would one bargain with one’s soul to begin with?

So, a little thought on the matter will show the loser being upset more at the THOUGHT of losing, rather than the loss of his soul itself.

SOME of the stories have the bargainer “outsmarting” the devil–As if…–and retaining his soul.  In these types of stories, the bargainer actually becomes the story’s “hero.”

A FEW of the stories have twists–where either the devil or his bargainer appear to initially lose, then win.

The BIG LIE in all of these stories is that a deal with the devil–usually an airtight legal document provided by Satan and signed in the bargainer’s blood–is UNBREAKABLE.

It is not.

IF the one who make the deal sincerely repents (changes his path) and seeks the LORD, no deal with Satan will stand.

But that would be an EXTREMELY rare occurrence.

  1. IF the person was willing to barter away his soul for temporary gain (pleasure, power, money, fame, etc.), then it is HIGHLY unlikely that person would suddenly receive an appreciation for his soul and the benefits of eternal life with God and Jesus Christ.
  2. Truly, the MOST CLEVER person would realize that he will lose ANY dealings with an entity of a higher order than himself, such as Satan.  BUT, as humbleness and humility are not qualities normally associated with vain, over-confident big mouths (one of the favorite targets of Satan), most who might engage Satan in a game of Let’s Make a Deal–though they might possess a sort of crude street smarts–will come up woefully short in the “cleverness” department.
  3. Many workers of iniquity have cut various deals, ONLY to find out later they were scammed.  That is one of the many dangers associated with dealing with a well-known, accomplished LIAR.

There are many who the world celebrates for making deals with Satan who seemed NOT to regret their deals–at least not in the popular re-tellings of their story.

One of the most well-known of the stories concerns blues musician Robert Johnson, who became infamous for cutting a deal with the devil at a crossroads.  Not only have there been songs dedicated to Johnson and his infamous deal, but there have been parts of movies dedicated to the same story.

The devil got Johnson’s soul and Johnson got the musical ability which men later celebrated as “The Best Delta Blues Musician ever.”

OF COURSE, Robert Johnson was long dead before he became famous.  During his short, 27-year-long lifetime, Johnson was poor and unknown.

(Wonder if he had figured that as part of his deal?)

Still, there is no record of Robert Johnson trying to wiggle out of his deal with Satan.

One suspects that any who would engage the devil to make a deal would never admit they got the short end of the stick.

There is much more to relate about those who make deals with the devil, their stories and what can be learned from their mistake.

But for now, the main point the reader should take away from this piece is

DO NOT ENGAGE THE DEVIL IN WORDPLAY.

DOES the reader know of any stories, movies or songs which talk about deals with the devil?

DOES the reader usually “cheer” for the person making the deal?

DOES the reader ever think about occasions where real people trade their eternal souls for a few years of worldly treasures?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 28-March 1, 2020.]

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Sacrifice

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There are two kinds of religious sacrifices.

The first type of sacrifice is to God Almighty, and mostly is a demonstration of the love, honor and obedience of the person performing the sacrifice.  A common sacrifice is the giving of alms to the poor or the giving of something of value to provide for the upkeep of God’s administrators.

The second kind of sacrifice is to a familiar or evil spirit.  Most usually, the sacrifice is a sort of “payment” for the services of the spirit being sacrificed to.

In the end times, the second type of sacrifice is quite common–perhaps even more common than the first kind.

OF COURSE, the world’s authorities (the dictionary) define “sacrifice” as an ‘offering to a deity.’

AS IF there were more than one God.

SACRIFICE

an act of offering to a deity something precious especially: the killing of a victim on an altar.

Pagans sacrifice to their various deities, but God’s Word informs us that what are called “deities” are really devils (demons/familiar-evil spirits).

“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
–1CORINTHIANS 10:20

Sacrifice to a devil starts out easy enough.

Saucers of milk, alcohol, cream, chocolate or some other item which is easily obtainable.  In exchange for these small sacrifices (which are really “training” the one performing the sacrifice), the familiar spirit does small favors or tasks–to the complete delight of the one being trained.

But, eventually, the familiar is called upon for more complicated or devious work.

And heavy lifting requires a bigger sacrifice.

The sacrifices are no longer saucers of milk; instead, they consist of the blood (or some other biological fluids) of the one asking for the spirit’s assistance.

Eventually, the sacrifice becomes the blood (or life) of an animal; then, of ANOTHER PERSON.

How many times has one read of occult crimes (particularly in the world of voodoo) where the perpetrator included the fingernails or hair of the victim in his initial sacrifice?

A great many young people offer their own blood as a sacrificial payment.

MORE: Cutting and Self-Harm

One explanation of this–and how it relates to sacrifices made to devils.

“And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.”

“And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.”
-–Mark 5:1-5

When reading this Scripture about the demon-possessed man cutting himself, the words of one of the afflicted youth was brought to remembrance.

“I feel bad or depressed or really down.  Cutting makes me feel so much better.”

So, the modern practice of cutting has something to do with

  1. being afflicted with a devil;
  2. feeling bad because of that devil’s affictions; and,
  3. obtaining relief from those afflictions once a sacrifice (of one’s blood) is offered to that devil.

Is it too risqué to suggest that these all might be somehow related to cutting?
Cutting and Self-Harm

(One other option not explored in that original article: the main reason given for the various “cutting” practices [“It makes me feel better.”] COULD BE merely a cover story to hide the sacrifice offered of one’s own blood and the cutting of one’s flesh these sacrifices make necessary.)

One additional note: IF one performs a “sacrifice” to a spirit which involves the slaying of another human, that is called “murder.”

Regardless of what others may claim.

BEWARE of offering sacrifices of ANY type to a spirit which is NOT God Almighty.

The sacrifices get ever larger as a “bigger payment” is needed to cover larger requests.

IF God’s Word is not enough for the unbeliever, then a bit of self-preservation if offered.

BEWARE of offering sacrifices to familiar spirits/demons.

One just never knows where it all will end.

DOES the reader know of anyone who sacrifices to a spirit other than God?

WHAT does the reader think about all of this (if any thought has been previously expended)?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 25, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

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An Invitation

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During a spirited discussion recently, the following invitation was received.

” Think outside the box you soulless wonder.”

To which the following reply was given.

“I can’t do that.

Then, we’d both be wrong.”


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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 24, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

Confusion in the Churches

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“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
–1CORINTHIANS 14:33

One of the many problems with the organizations we call “the churches” is the number of different voices all clamoring to speak for God Almighty.

This one says THIS and that one claims THAT–and they all seem to contradict one another.

And smiling men who are held up by the modern church folk as “learned” and “respected” claim that all of the disagreement is nothing more than a “matter of opinion.”

The reader can KNOW the modern churches are NOT representatives of God.

  1. Because the modern churches REFUSE to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ–though many TALK a great deal about the gospel, they will NOT preach it.
  2. Because there are so many OTHER GOSPELS circulating in the churches–some are very clever counterfeits of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  3. Because one of Christianity’s most basic foundations is the gospel of Jesus Christ–yet very few church folk know the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  4. Because a great number of the modern churches either ignore or contradict what is clearly written in God’s Word.
  5. Because of the modern Babel of churches offers its listeners GREAT CONFUSION, instead of PEACE.

MORE: Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church

MORE: Satan Has Counterfeited the Churches: A Counterfeit Jesus is Next

MORE: Counterfeit Churches: Do Not Know the Gospel, Can’t Preach It

Because those who run the churches have been deceiving folks for a LONG TIME, they are very good at deception.

1- And the deception usually begins with a smile and a pleasant personality.

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MORE: …And A Smile

Those who run the buildings we call “churches” have a motto that keeps them smiling–even when folks show up to ask them inconvenient, pesky questions about what the Bible teaches.

You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.”

2- One of the reasons many of the church folk are too timid to speak up when they feel the Word of God is being misused:  the person in charge is “so nice.”

Yes, many of the church folk are not sure about the Word of God because they do not STUDY the Bible; they let others TELL them what is in the Bible.

But, the people in charge of the churches are so NICE to them!

“It’s my church family!”

MORE: Do Not Confuse NICE with RIGHTEOUS

3- When someone in one of the churches DOES corner a pulpit wolf over a mangled scripture, they are usually met with, “Well, that’s your opinion.”

MORE: Matters of Opinion

4- Those administrating the buildings we call “churches” usually have a FINAL answer to any serious complaints they can not otherwise answer (particularly when a churchgoer determines they can no longer abide by what is being preached/enacted: “There are no perfect churches.”

But, how many are looking for perfection?

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
–1CORINTHIANS 14:33

IF the reader is confused about his own church, the reader should know that there is NO confusion in the churches of the saints.

THE reader can then form his own conclusion.

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 26, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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