Satan is good at what he does–and what he does is lie and deceive.
And Satan is known by more than one name. God’s Word makes that clear: not in just one verse, but in TWO.
“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan”
And the two verses in Revelation list the BEST KNOWN names of Satan, NOT all of them.
Does the reader have any idea why Satan is known by so many different names?
There is one BIG differences between those who labor for Satan (his workers of iniquity) and those who are members of the kingdom of heaven.
Does the reader have any idea what that difference might be?
The great difference between the children of light and the children of disobedience is this: those who follow Satan are bent on destroying those who follow God and who oppose them. Those who follow God take a different view. The children of God view Satan and his workers as deceived. IF not for God’s great mercy, the children of light KNOW they would be walking the same path as the children of disobedience.
And so, the children of God are mostly intent on SAVING those who see followers of Jesus as their mortal enemies.
They do this for several reasons.
1- They are commanded to do this BY GOD’S WORD.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men”
“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
2- And, if the followers of Jesus know ANYTHING, it is, though NO TIME is a good time to disobey the Word of God, the time before the return of Jesus is a particularly crucial time for obedience.
And so, one side is intent on destroying the other side–who is intent on rescuing as many of the deceived as they can.
” And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
Although it makes it hard sometimes to pray for someone’s salvation who is attacking the person praying.
The lost are deceived–just as the followers of Jesus were once deceived.
Besides ALL OF THAT, Satan is good at what he does.
All the reader has to do to confirm this is to answer the question, “Can you think of any lies of the devil’s that do not work?”
DOES the reader believe that saying Satan is good at what he does is an example of “giving the devil his due“?
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 7, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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