Isaiah 1412 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13For thou hast said” in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.”
The above Scripture describes Lucifer’s boasting and how he ends up. He is all hot air, boasting and bragging. He was finished on the cross of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago, but he is still trying to deceive as many ignorant human being as he can trick.
Satan is a liar, and he has no truth in him. He is a created being who was created by the true and living God of the universe. Satan is a cherub type of angel, but since he fell; he no longer has the angelic attributes of an authentic angel who has not left his first estate.
Satan’s dupes are also liars, and whatever they say is in an attempt to deceive, trick and distort the truth. The truth is found in the Word of God as seen below. The below describes what will become of all those who reject almighty God and choose to rebel along with satan; who have turned from the Living God.
Defeat of the Beast and False Prophet (Rev. 19: 17-21)
17 “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
I hear on the Internet about the horrors that are coming to the earth in the last days, and that is true to a certain degree. It will be a horrible time for all those who have not received the seal of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph. 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
God’s wrath is coming upon all those who curse God, and who try and destroy His people. The wrath of God is not going to be poured out on God’s beloved saints. Those who have made God their refuge will be protected, saved and sealed unto the day of redemption.
Do not be deceived into thinking that you must take the mark of the beast and follow the anti-Christ in order to survive. That is a lie out of the pit of hell. Receiving Jesus Christ into your heart and life, and making Him Lord over your decisions is your way out of the darkness that is coming.
Christians “will” go through persecution, but that comes from satan and his dupes. Job was persecuted horribly, but God blessed him in his final days doubly. Satan wanted to turn Job against God but his plan did not work.
Satan’s plans will all come to nothing in the end. He is already defeated, and everything that he is doing is empty and the only power he has is to deceive human beings into believing him
37, “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38, But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. ‘
The dichotomy between the destiny of the good and the evil is reiterated throughout God’s precious and holy Word. There is no doubt as to what will become of the wicked and all those who follow the evil one, the devil, Satan and all of his fallen angels, spirit guides and all of his deluded servants.
They are all delusional and are enjoying their delusions of grandeur while they are still able to do so. Soon they will be cut off without any remedy.
God is allowing the wheat (the righteous) and the tares (the wicked) to grow up together until the end of this age which is almost here. Then God will send His mighty angels to the earth to gather up the tares and throw into everlasting flames, He will gather His elect into His barn of love, safety and a glorious eternity.
We are shown God’s ultimate and perfect plan as below:
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
Matthew 13:36 “Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
I am always amazed at how human beings have a great propensity to follow darkness when they have such a wonderful life and light that they can turn to at any time. It is so strange to me that people cannot understand that they are being duped big time.
My heart goes out to these people who have chosen to turn from being on the winning team and purposely have chosen to go along with a temporary high, a transient buzz, a quick fix, quick money, and an easy way to get what they want, which always involves making a deal with the devil.
Making deals with the devil always end in tragedy, degradation and usually death and destruction in the end. The devil can provide temporary rewards, but he is extremely cruel and in the end he will totally betray his victims and slaughter them because it is his nature.
Jesus came and died on the cross to remedy the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden. God, The Father sent His only begotten Son to come to earth and die a horrible death for the fall of man and the sins of mankind.
There was no other way to bring redemption out of man’s desire to rebel against almighty God. God allows what He knows is all working together for the good of those who love Him, and who are called according to His purpose (Ro.8:28).
God’s plan is beyond our comprehension in its greatness, and awesome power of love, redemption, restitution and salvation. Some day those who have chosen to follow God and Jesus Christ will fall on our faces and worship God forever and forever.
We see through a glass darkly now, but when we are in our resurrected bodies; we will see God in His glory, and we will understand what was done for even one human being. It is so beautiful and the love of God is more powerful than all evil.
Jesus’ blood is more powerful than all the blood of satan’s sacrifices for evil power and evil purposes. We overcome by The Blood of The Lamb, the word of ou;r testimonies and we love not our lives unto the death.
Rev. 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
God is about to spew the hypocrites out of His mouth. Now, is the time to draw near to God and stop our petty jealousies, competition and games of who is the greatest. These a very childish endeavors that will end in futility and possibly the judgement.
Avoid Divisions (Romans 16:)
17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
The Lord is so wonderful to be patient, and warn us over and over again through His Word about what is coming and how to escape the horrors of the wrath of God on those who curse Him and follow His adversaries. Their end is clear, and it is God’s way to weed out the tares, and all those who are fighting against Him and His beloved people.
God has allowed Satan to work because man chose to believe satan over Him in the Garden of Edan, but Jesus then brought a way of escape for those who reject satan and his ways and who want to follow after truth, justice and love.
Those who want to disobey God will reap the consequences of choosing evil over good. God in His love and goodness have given all mankind a tremendous gift of eternal life with Him in a please of beauty where there will be no evil.
However, it is surprising how so many reject the most wonderful free offer and gift that they could have receive or conceive. How can these people neglect and reject so great a salvation?
We are given free will by an all-powerful God who could force every human being to follow Him. However, he wants a people that choose Him voluntarily unlike satan who uses bullying, threats, bribes and empty promises to get his servants to follow him.
The Lord wants more than servants; He wants Disciples, Friends, and a Family for all eternity. Come to Him and find a glorious new life.
My Prayer for you,
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please forgive our sins in choosing to follower the biggest bully and his lies. Please bring us into a reality break where we can see him as he really is, and we can see You as You really are.
You are omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, and there is no other being that comes close to You in your power, knowledge and goodness. Help us to serve You and receive Your Son Jesus Christ, and help us to make Him our Savior and Lord In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday, B.A. (Clinical Psychology) and M.Ed.(ESE/Counseling) is The Managing Editor of “Church Growth International” the English outreach of The Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea.