“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
God’s Word declares that ALL WHO DWELL UPON THE EARTH–excepting those saved by the Lamb (Jesus Christ)–will worship Satan during the last days.
How does this happen?
For many, the process of WORSHIP starts in a particular way.
1- A man SEES some thing or person which attracts his attention.
2- What a man first sees, he then THINKS about.
3- What a man thinks about, he begins to DESIRE.
4- What a man desires, he often COVETS–particularly if that man is scornful of God’s Word.
- transitiveTo wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.
- transitive) To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
- intransitive) To yearn; to have or indulge an inordinate desire, especially for another’s possession.
5- What a man COVETS, he bows down to in order to possess it. (Which is one reason God’s Word calls covetousness, “idolatry.”)
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry“
6- FINALLY, what a man bows down to, he will worship in order to be close to–and hopefully, to eventually possess–that thing or person he desires.
A few further thoughts on the topic.
A- Jesus’ particular strength, when Satan temptd Him (in Matthew and Luke 4) by offering the kingdoms of the world IF Jesus would only worship him, was that Jesus’ entire being was made up of proper worship: that of His Father, ‘the Lord thy God.’
B- There are a GREAT MANY men who will bow down to any thing or anybody who gives them the least power which their fellows do not possess.
This helps to explain why particular men have such an attraction to familiar spirits.
C- There are also a GREAT MANY men who will bow down to any thing or anybody who provides them with material advantages; i.e., MONEY or STUFF (the things of the world).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
D-A number of this latter group of men see Satan as a big wallet with horns.
After having pulled the wool over the eyes of countless men of slower wits and guile than they, many of this group believe they are TOO CLEVER to be ensnared by Satan. BUT, Satan is on a completely different level than these men and ends up snagging them–often without their even realizing their dire predicament until it is too late; if ever.
IN CASE THE READER WAS WONDERING, all of this helps explain why the WHOLE WORLD worships Satan (the dragon) during the last days.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.“
Satan has been preparing for his (brief) time as head honcho of planet earth FOR A LONG TIME. Which is why so many are already in the devil’s grasp and don’t even realize it.
Men who dwell on the earth during the last days will desire Satan or those things which Satan can provide.
THEN, they believe if they will bow down to Satan, they will obtain the objects of their desire.
And–from LONG experience and MANY proofs–what a man bows down to, he will worship.
HAS the reader ever wondered why God’s Word calls “covetousness” IDOLATRY?
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?
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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: February 1, 2021.]
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