” …the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
Satan’s main goal from the beginning has been to deceive man into following, and then eventually worshiping, him INSTEAD OF MAN’S CREATOR.
Satan seemingly achieves his goal in the time immediately preceding the return of Jesus Christ.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast…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.”
But for Satan to get from point A (man’s beginning in the garden of Eden, where the serpent had to painstakingly tempt the first man and woman into disobeying God’s very clear directives) to point B (when practically ALL of mankind, whether RESIGNEDLY or EAGERLY, worships the devil) required CENTURIES of hard labor from man’s chief tormentor and accuser.
But Satan–the former angel, Lucifer–was up for the task.
FIRST, the devil corrupted the parts of society which teaches and influences man.
- the churches
(This list is NOT all-inclusive, but is only a good starting spot.)
In many instances, it took YEARS–CENTURIES in some cases–for Satan to achieve control of an important part of man’s society. But Satan had the time and man is, not only a very temporal being, but a deceived one as well.
In other words, though man mostly welcomed this deception, Satan basically OUTLASTED man.
However, Satan did MOST of his heavy lifting when he set up authorities which challenged the TRUTH of the Word of God. Once one of the important parts of man’s society was under satanic control, the work of deceiving man into worshiping Satan became MUCH easier.
IF the reader would do a little research (even at this late hour and using the tools of the satanic power structure) into the various building blocks of man’s society, he would likely be able to determine when it was that Satan achieved his control of each section.
And, once the devil achieved control of ONE part of society, Satan used that part to help him gain control over other parts.
During the last days, the dragon once more has to work very hard to bring about his planned enslavement of man.
But, at that time, Satan–and Satan’s beastly workers of iniquity–think they are playing for all the marbles in the world.
And so, they are quite WILLING to work hard.
“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.”
Until the last days begin, Satan–who did most of his heaviest lifting CENTURIES ago–is mostly just having a “I-can’t-believe-it’s-really-happening” moment.
Except Satan’s dream of a world where man worships the dragon forever and ever does NOT happen.
Instead, the devil ends up (at the end) with a hard row to hoe.
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 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.”
So for NOW, the devil is mostly a happy camper, watching the institutions under his control deceive man.
This leaves Satan with little to do except dream about his future, smile and slap deceived man on the back while Satan is NUDGING him–is it really necessary for the devil to TEMPT man when man is preconditioned by Satan’s worldly authorities to deception?–onto the broad way of 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”
The devil’s heavy lifting was done CENTURIES ago.
Satan NOW is enjoying the fruits of his many past YEARS of hard labor.
HAS the reader ever noticed that society appears to be headed to its destruction?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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?
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 2, 2022.]
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