Chapter VI – Wordless Tactics
of the Lawless One
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The most-used maneuver by the enemy is to take away or add to the already perfect Word of Yahweh. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1) so the creator Jesus is that living Word (Revelation 19:13), therefore any attack on the integrity of the pure text could be considered an attack on God Himself. Examples of "adding to or taking away" can be seen by Lucifer throughout the whole of scripture starting in the third chapter of Genesis when the serpent, or “whispering magick enchanter” (Strong's # H5172), asks Eve “Yea, hath God said?” casting doubt on the infallibility of Yahweh's Word. When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness he used this tactic. When explaining the parable of the sower, Jesus Christ taught; “Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” We're also warned in Revelation 22:18-19; “For I [Jesus] testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” It should go without saying that Christians should be divided against those who teach doctrine not found in the Bible.
Let's take a look at who does and doesn't make it into Yahweh's Kingdom in the verses just above those, let's read verses 13-15; “I [Jesus] am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Break this verse down - notice that Jesus claims to be the Alpha and Omega which further proves He is the Word from start to finish, or "A to Z." Next, we see that those who make it are the ones who do the commandments of Yahweh just like He taught in Matthew 7:21; “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Also take note that outside the Kingdom are “whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” meaning that nobody will be able to claim they were tricked by any individual or universal church. Sadly, people flock to what they love and a majority of "sheeple" will seek to justify their new doctrine of devils outside the Word or in a bastardized version of the Bible.
Indeed, the world is filled with literally millions of so-called Bibles but not every book claiming the title is the Word of God as we will briefly cover in the subsequent chapter. The quickest way of subverting people's minds into believing a lie is to present an edited version of the Word (usually with about 10% of the content removed, typically from the source manuscripts themselves). This is one of the many faces of taking away the Word and without question hundreds of cults have sprung up this through this ploy while other false prophets care less and simply rewrite the Bible to suit their agenda. Of course these bogus Bibles are billed as "the most accurate translation ever" by those who seek to whitewash the ever-living Word of Yahweh. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” so let's all do our parts to seek every Word that was spoken. There are many good translations out there but we must use discernment in order to pick them out for ourselves. Never allow any man to tell you that it's up to a building or particular organization to interpret the scriptures for you, this is another face of taking away the Word. Christians are commanded to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. [And to] shun profane vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:15-16).
Turn with me to Ephesians 4:4-5 where Paul says; “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Jesus taught throughout His entire ministry that he was 'one' with Yahweh like this important verse in Mark 12:29; "The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.” A sure-fire sign of a false prophet is he will seek to destroy this oneness under several masks like teaching devilish doctrines like Jesus isn't Yahweh, the Word isn't perfect or baptism isn't essential. It's a commandment that can also be found in Deuteronomy 6:4; “Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our God is one Yahweh.” The reason many evil people like to teach against baptism by water for remission of sins is because they already know that they aren't going to make it into the Kingdom so they will do all they can to keep others from being baptized. Jesus teaches us in Mark 16:16; “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” so we should be able to render a harsh rebuke against those that would teach against this essential step of salvation.
When the men of Israel asked what to do to be saved in Acts 2:37, Peter replies; “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Without baptism for remission of sins, the unfortunate believer in left unclean and unable to partake of the Holy Spirit's guidance which is required to unlock scripture, tap into Christian power and build spiritual discernment. This aspect is apparent in Jesus' own actions when after He was baptized by John the Immerser “And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him” (Mark 1:10) as recorded in all four Gospels. We should also take notice that Jesus did this to begin His own ministry and “Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil” (Luke 4:1-2). We need to be baptized for both the Holy Spirit and the ability to rightly divide the word of truth like Jesus to use the sword, or the Word of Yahweh.
Jesus Himself was baptized and He is our perfect example to follow and baptism is by water as the Bible plainly states and the word baptize, taken from the non-translated Greek baptizō (pronounced bap-tid'-zo) has only one meaning; “to make whelmed (that is, fully wet) or washed” (Strong's # G907)." Oh, the enemy will come up with many justifications like comparing the water to womb fluids, but is it worth your place in the Kingdom to merely "chance it?" Following on the heels of taking away both the Word and crucial baptism are those sham prophets that like to teach against the eternal Law of Yahweh the Law-Giver. The enemy will do all they can to keep you as an unclean vessel and sin is what separates us from Yahweh being “a transgression of the Law” as we can read in 1 John 3:4; “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” The unchanging food laws are usually where evil men will start sowing their lawlessness in the hopes that well-meaning Christians will eat swine or buzzard in order to defile themselves. Ironically, most of the false prophets who promote the eating of unclean foods are also the ones who abstain from it themselves while pushing that immoral agenda.
The Law is essential, it's what we're judged against by the living Word so we must always contrast man's teachings with that of the Bible and when they don't correlate we have to choose the scriptures, period. Jesus taught “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil [perfect]. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17-18). Do those sound like the words of a Savior who "abolished the Law" of Yahweh? The strange thing is that Jesus taught the Law, carried a script of Deuteronomy, continually battled against the scribes and Pharisees who sought to replace the Mosaic Law yet the tireless snakes love to push Biblical lawlessness on the children of God. In Deuteronomy 7:9-10 we're taught; “Know therefore that Yahweh thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face." Also, over in Ecclesiastes 12:13 we learn; "Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Anyone that would teach against the Law of Yahweh is seeking to promote the kingdom of the lawless one or “the prince of this world” (John 12:31). The whole duty of man is to fear [reverence] Yahweh and keep His eternal Law.
Jesus plainly taught “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15) so naturally the only way the serpent enemy can support their lawless agenda is to teach the erroneous doctrine that Jesus isn't God. This is the very aspect that defines them as antichrist according to the four Biblical definitions of the very word yet so many money changers love to say that "all gods are one" or that Jesus Christ is just a good man and brilliant prophet. The Word of God teaches that there is only one God and His name is Jesus or Emmanuel (God with us) and that “by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:16-18). Thankfully, we're saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8) but the Law given by Yahweh is in a sense the only real glimpse of the morality of Yahweh and we must always strive to please our Father. In Leviticus 11:14 it states; “For I am Yahweh your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy [seperated]; for I am holy.”
Jesus taught in both the Old and New Testaments that Israel was to have only one God and to only worship Him. For example, under the old covenant we're taught; “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2) and Christ taught; “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:29-30). Considered the first commandment above all others, serving any other God outside of the Creator Jesus is a very serious offense so naturally the serpentile enemy loves to do all they can to rip apart the Godhead. To state it in the simplest terms, Jesus is “God manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16) or “God with us” (Matthew 1:23) and again; “By him were all things created” (Colossians 1:16). The Bible is very clear about Jesus being Yahweh and any honest student should have no problems noticing this important fact when reading the scriptures, it's when man starts inserting his own doctrines or faulty traditions that confusion sets in and the first commandment starts being violated. One God is just that - one.
Beware of people who might teach that Jesus wasn't equal with the Father or not God, chances are they will also be found guilty of the numerous offenses we've already discussed like attacking the perfect Word, essential baptism or eternal Law. Most of these snakes will say something along the lines of “Jesus was a great man, but not the Messiah” or they'll just call Him a simple prophet equating Him on the same level as Isaiah or Jeremiah. Jesus said; “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him” (John 14:6-7). How it is that many lukewarm Christians intend to slide past Jesus and have access to another God by refusuing to pray in Jesus' name is beyond this author - Jesus is the only God for Israel. There is no confusion about the matter, both covenants were made with Israel as the Bible teaches; “Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah” (Jeremiah 31:31). It's just another tactic of the lawless to suggest that the Old Testament is now "done away" because not one covenant made between God and Israel has ever been disannulled (whether it be the Adamic and Noahic Covenants or the Abrahamic and New Covenants).
Now that we've covered that serving only Yahweh is considered the 'first' commandment, it should be rather obvious why many false prophets like to teach against this aspect - it can keep you from the very Kingdom they won't be in. “Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). This is an extremely important issue because we can't call ourselves Christians unless it's Christ that is our Savior and we can serve only Him. There are several commandments in the New Testament that we need to look at so turn with me to the 1st epistle of John and we'll read starting at the beginning of chapter 4; “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”
These passage re-affirm that there are false prophets in the world today like we also discover in 2 Peter 2:1; “There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” These two sections of scripture give us a vivid portrait of the false teacher - they deny that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, speak for the world and the world understands them, are of the spirit of error and bring in damnable heresies or new doctrines that are foreign to the Word of Yahweh. Let's look at another admonition as found in 2 Timothy 2:15-16; “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” This commandment isn't hard to understand. We must turn to our Bibles because it is truth (John 17:17) and rightly divide that Word of truth. This means that we must weigh all matters and doctrines against the Word, when there's more evidence that supports the theory or belief than it must be counted as doctrine based on Biblical evidence.
2nd Peter 1:20 teaches us; “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation” and over in 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 we're told; “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” So, we know that there's no private interpretation in the Bible and if it's there it must be truth, period. We also can deduct that the scripture is profitable for doctrine and instruction in righteousness so Biblical facts must be considered in all things. This is in keeping with Yahweh's commandment in Deuteronomy 11:18; “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.” This book will soon prove that these same false prophets teach against the Bible or the sum total found within its pages. If there's thirty proof texts that prove a fact or theory, lower-case "gods" would rather debate those same thirty verses rather than trust in two or three witnesses to the fact that it's Biblical.
Who is to gain from the train of thought that there are not literal “children of the devil” (1 John 3:10) as Jesus taught? Only the devil's children could benefit from such blasphemy. Those that like to pretend that Satan isn't a factual entity have a hard time doing so with the Bible so they usually resort to other means like saying there's no such things as angels. Satan is considered a fallen angel so you can't have one false teaching without the other so fictitious prophets tend to dismiss both. They like to point out that angel really means "messenger" as if that disproves their existence but I'd like to shatter that myth right now before getting to Lucifer himself. Let's look at a few miracles these so-called "men" took part in:
We read in Numbers 22:21-31; “Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of Yahweh stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. And the ass saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. But the angel of Yahweh stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. And when the ass saw the angel of Yahweh, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. And the angel of Yahweh went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. And when the ass saw the angel of Yahweh, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. And Yahweh opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.”
Notice that Yahweh was angry with Balaam because he was out to curse the Israelites and instead sent an angel of Yahweh against him? Those that teach against angels will say that this messenger was just a man but I ask does any mortal posses the ability to make a donkey speak and at the same be visible to animals and not humans? These 'theories' only promote Satan and his children making them his false doctrines. Read Jude 1:11; “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah.” The sad thing is that even Balaam learned that angels are real the hard way but many so-called "scholars" today would have you to think otherwise. Let's read more about angels in Acts 5:17-23; “The high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of Yahweh by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.”
Maybe this was just an escape artist that had the ability to release the captives from a fully-staffed prison without anyone noticing? That's what those who teach against angels would have you to think - let's read another passage that even further shatters this new doctrine like this one in Acts 12:5-9; “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of Yahweh came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.” Hard-hearted Christians love to argue about this verse defending their positions that this angel was just a man. Notice that this so-called 'man' was able to release Peter from between two soldiers on both sides of him without them noticing?
Notice how the angel was illuminated and "shined light in the prison" and Peter felt as if he was seeing a vision? The next time somebody attempts to tell you that these are common men, remind them that they're slandering the very teachings of scripture. Most times these same false prophets bring up the fact that angel, taken from the Greek word aggelos (pronounced ang'-el-os) means “messenger” (Strong's # G32) as if this proves they were men but if you mention that Emmanuel means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23) they will debate for hours trying to say Jesus wasn't Yahweh. Again, the first definition of antichrist is “every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh” which is just another way of saying he's not God. Speaking of Jesus, when He was hanging on the cross “there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him” (Luke 22:43). How could this not be an angelic being? Indeed, only those that would want to be God would teach that men had access to the very heavens themselves and could strengthen our perfect Messiah. What blasphemy!
Keep in mind that those who teach against angels must come up with their own definition of cherubim as well. Over in Genesis 3:24 we discover; “So he drove out the man [Adam]; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Was this just a man placed as a guardian in Eden to keep the first man Adam from returning or did Yahweh just use a "sixth-day creation?" What's most amazing is that a lot of Christians have "studied themselves retarded" so these scriptural proofs are necessary to resist the devil so he will flee from us (James 4:7). Who has the most to gain by teaching there is not literal angels that can work miracles on earth? The answer is the devil's children or Satanel himself that would benefit from such nonsensical teachings. “The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Revelation 12:8).”
The first tactic of the truly programmed is to throw guilt on anyone who dare teach about Lucifer using the first commandment to support their claims. In Exodus 20:3 it reads “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” and to them just mentioning the name of the deceiver is having another God. The sad thing is they also forget to read on where it says “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” in the next few verses that prove we must bow ourselves down to these false gods in order for it to be a violation. Being aware of Satanail as we're commanded in the scriptures isn't the same thing as worshipping or having other gods before Almighty Yahweh - it's called being wiser than serpents. For example; “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8)." Here's another; “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Yet another; “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26)." These are just a few singular descriptions of Satan, the enemy.
Just like with angels these same false prophets point out that the word devil transliterated in the scriptures from the Greek word diabolos really means “false accuser” as the Strong's Concordance suggests so to them this means there's no literal Satan. What does the Strong's really say? It defines diabolos as “a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]): - false accuser, devil, slanderer” (Strong's # G1228). Notice how they take the lesser meaning to support their false claims? It's a specific word for Lucifer that means "traducer." It's taken from the Hebrew # H7854 which is śâṭân (pronounced saw-tawn') which means “an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good: - adversary.” Not too surprising is this is the very same entity that appeared to Eve in the Garden of Eden. Turn to the book of Isaiah, chapter 14 and read verse 12; “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!” This is the only place in our scriptures where the name Lucifer appears and it's the 'noun masculine' name of hêylêl (pronounced hay-lale') that literally means “The morning star (in the sense of brightness): - lucifer” (Strong's # H1966). Again, we have a definite name and Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions explains it this way; “shining one, morning star, Lucifer, the king of Babylon and Satan.”
Babylon means ‘confusion’ and Satan is without a doubt the father of it. Over in Job we read more about Lucifer; “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan came also among them. And Yahweh said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it (Job 1:6-7).” Here, we have a separate entity from the other sons of God (which are without a doubt angels). Notice that this creature was estranged from Yahweh so he's asked by Him “whence comest thou?” to which Lucifer answers “going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Skip down to the 12th verse; “Yahweh said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh.” Those familiar with the account are aware that Satan sent all manner of evil on Job but he didn't succeed in breaking him so Yahweh blessed Job many times over. For now, focus on the specific powers that were granted to this fallen angel and we'll discover who the prince of this world is.
Jesus taught about Satan; “Now shall the prince of this world be cast out” (John 12:31) and “The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30) and “The prince of this world is judged” (John 16:11). So saying that Satanel is the prince (or "god") of this world is very scriptural because we also read in 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4; “If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Indeed, Satan has many names but they're all specific towards his character, not of a powerless man. Before moving on to Jesus' dealing with the specific entity of Satan we should quickly re-cap. From the scriptures so far we have established that Satan is a specific adversary to Yahweh and his name is hêylêl (or Lucifer). He was cast down from heaven and was even granted certain powers of destruction from Yahweh and most are aware that we were given power over him due to our Savior's sacrifice.
Who has the most to gain by teaching there is not a literal accuser (or enemy of Yahweh) and instead it's mankind that has such evil powers? Only Satan and his bastard children could benefit from such non-scriptural filth. “There came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him” (Mark 1:11-13). There are two lengthy accounts of the so-called "temptation" of Jesus in our scriptures and they're found in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. Those that like to dismiss the devil usually miss the Biblical truth that Jesus is Yahweh because “God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man” (James 1:13). You will usually find that most who maintain that there is no devil also will refuse to acknowledge Jesus as Lord or respect His position in the Godhead. Let's look deeper into Satan's attempts to tempt our Savior who dealt with his attacks using the Word of Yahweh and also see how the Ferrar Fenton Bible renders Luke 4:1-13: “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, went away from the Jordan, and was carried by the Spirit into the desert, to be tried under the Devil for forty days. And He ate nothing during that time; but on their completion He at last was hungry. The Devil then said to Him, "If You are a Son of God, command this stone, so that it may become a loaf." In reply to him, however, Jesus said, It is written, man shall not live upon bread alone, but by every decree of God” (Luke 4:1-4 ffb).
We see that the recently-baptized Jesus left John the Immerser at the Jordan river and was “full of the Holy Spirit.” This gift of the Holy Spirit was not just simply because He was “God manifest in the flesh” but the evidence of a proper baptism for we read in Acts 2:28; “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Jesus was our perfect example to follow and He was baptized to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost as we must also do to allow that same Spirit in us. We can also notice that our Savior had just finished fasting so Satan comes to Him while in this weakened state and doesn't offer Him food but asks for a sign. Jesus replies by quoting Deuteronomy 8:3 and using that verse in its proper context. “Then taking Him up a high mountain, he pointed out to Him in a second of time all the surrounding kingdoms; and the Devil said to Him "I will give you all this power, and the splendour of them; for it has been entrusted to me, and I can give it to whoever I will. If you, therefore, will pay homage before me, they shall be Yours." "Begone from Me, Enemy!" Jesus replied; "for it is written, You shall kneel to your Lord God, and worship Him alone” (Luke 4:5-8 ffb).
A little higher up the hill Satan tells Jesus that he would give Him all the earthly kingdoms because he had been given dominion over them by Yahweh. He continues to say that he can give those kingdoms and powers to whoever he wishes and would offer them to the Messiah if He would only bow down and worship him. After a sharp rebuke Jesus again uses scripture against the enemy by quoting Exodus 34:14; “For thou shalt worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” It's obvious in these accounts that this is not a simple man tempting Jesus but instead an unnatural being with supernatural powers. “He then carried Him to Jerusalem, and placed Him upon the battlement of the temple, and said to Him. "If You are a Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; for it is written, He shall instruct His angels concerning You and they will protect You; And will hold You in their hands, For fear You should crush Your foot against a stone." "Yet it has been said," Jesus answered him You shall not try the Lord your God. The Devil having then completed every trial, departed from Him until another opportunity” (Luke 4:9-13 ffb).
One could only imagine the personal interpretation that the lawless would give to these verses because they also deny the numerous truths found within them. Here we find Satan complete with special powers, another mention of angels, the very seedline prophecy twisted by our enemy, an additional claim to be God by Jesus, His use of the Mosaic Law and proof that Satan flees but can use every opportunity to come back. We see that Lucifer transports the Savior to the highest point of the temple to test whether or not Jesus was a Son of God even though they're both considered Sons of Yahweh. He then attempts to twist scripture found way back in Psalm 91:11-12 that reads; “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone” leaving out the very next verse that adds; “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” Who is this dragon? Revelation 20:2 is just one verse that attributes this symbolic name to Satanail himself. What's all this talk about dashing feet? Go back even further to the curse pronounced on the serpent in the Garden of Eden found in Genesis 3:15; “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” The only thing that Jesus' foot was to crush was the false-rock of Lucifer's head because “Death [Satan] is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54).
Who is to gain from the gobbledygook teaching that there is not a literal Satan on earth as Jesus taught? Once again the answer is Satan and his children. “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (Matthew 8:44). If one is to throw out angels and Satan then naturally fallen angels and the devil's children are next to go. Jesus Himself said; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). If our Savior spoke and taught something, we'd better listen to what he says as close as possible and keep our own personal opinions to ourselves. Jesus plainly taught that Satan had physical children on earth and whoever attempts to question the Word Himself ought to in turn be questioned by Christians. Christ also asked; “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things” (Matthew 12:34)? and “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell (Matthew 23:33)?”
On a similar note, John the Baptist also asked; “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come” (Matthew 3:7 and Luke 3:7)? It is obvious from these four scripture references spoken towards men that there is a generation [race] of vipers that are also considered serpents. Who in their right mind could teach that these terms are not meant to be taken literally when both Jesus and John literally said them? Turn with me to Matthew 23:35 and read the following words spoken to this same race of vipers; “Upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zechariah son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.” Here's a key to where this race descended - Cain. There was nobody else in the Garden of Eden to murder righteous Abel but Cain so he's obviously the firstborn of Satan's brood and a murderer from the beginning. “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous (1 John 3:8-12).”
Abel is called righteous (just as Jesus taught) and that he was murdered because Cain was evil “in the beginning.” Notice how the subject is the children of the devil and that we're discussing seed or bloodlines? These passages also plainly teach that Cain “was [born] of that wicked one” and Jesus was sent to destroy his works or else the Bible is lying. Frankly, I trust my Bible but I trust the words of Jesus Christ much more than it so let's look at what He taught us about Satan's children. Jesus had just finished teaching the parable of the wheat and the tares and was asked by His disciples to explain its meaning in more detail and spoke; “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 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; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 13:37-43).
It's truly a testimony for our Lord's teaching that he could explain this very parable after delivering it to the general masses and have it transcribed in our scriptures for all time yet people still refuse to read the details. How much clearer could Jesus have said it? Like the scribes and Pharisees of old, modern-day false prophets continue to add their own interpretations to a parable already explained (having even less of an excuse due to our New Testament). It's sadly apparent that many really don't have ears to hear. Like in the previous passages, the subject is once again seed and bloodlines so Jesus tells us that “the tares are the children of the wicked” and “the enemy that sowed them is the devil.” He also goes on to say that the good seed are born of the Son of Man who also happens to be “God manifest in the flesh.” Not only do these very passages teach that Lucifer has literal children on earth but it's an outright teaching against the so-called rapture hypothesis. If one is to read the entire parable they'll notice that Satanel's bastard children are gathered from the world first and burned while the righteous seed witness the event - another proof that the rapture is an outright non-Biblical deception.
Christians who are familiar with the parable of the wheat and the tares are usually also familiar with the parable of the seed and the sower accounted for in Luke 8:5-18 so just focus on one group of seeds that were sown - them by the way side. In Luke 8:5 it reads; “A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.” Jesus explained this parable as well and says “the seed is the word of God” and “those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.” Here we see another tactic of Satan and his children, they will try to take away the Word or attack the scriptures. Hopefully by now you're able to see how this weak no-devil doctrine also creates a snowball effect with scriptures being tossed out left and right to support their claims. Who is to gain from teaching against the clear-cut meaning of these two parables and that these tares and this generation of vipers are not Satan's children (as Jesus taught)? Like usual, Satan and his children could be the only creatures that benefit from such perversions.
“Now the Serpent was more impudent than any of the wild animals of the field which the Ever-Living God had made. So he asked the woman "Is it true that God has said, you may not eat of every tree of the Garden (Genesis 3:1 ffb)?” It has already been established that Satanail, or the serpent, twists the Word of Yahweh in order to push his own agenda. We have also touched upon his pathetic endeavor at tempting Jesus and how it was a battle using scripture' and his style is to "take away the word" from well-meaning Christians. We've also seen how these same children of the devil love to debate or attack the authority of the oracles of Yahweh so you should be able to notice how these same false prophets use the same methods today. Anything from embracing corrupted new translations to downright writing their own versions of the Bible. These serpentile men will seemingly stop at nothing to try and cast negative light on the Word itself. While we're covering these verses keep in mind once again that any attack on the Word is an attack on Jesus Christ Himself because He is “the living Word” (Revelation 19:13) and He's perfect, just like our beloved scriptures.
Practically every denomination of modern Christianity has stemmed from the Textus Receptus manuscripts and even with minor changes in some words meaning it's the same script that the great Martin Luther used in 1545 for his German Bible and the same text that the Authorized King James Version was transliterated from in 1611. In time, contemporary scholars grow to believe they're wiser than the book of our faith and will release their own versions to support their personal doctrines. Perfect examples of this are the New World Translation used by Jehovah's Witnesses or the New American Standard mostly used by Roman Catholics. Even homosexuals have their own so-called Bible but it's certainly not the Word of Yahweh. The old adage that "any Bible is better than none" is an outright lie because not every book with Bible in the title is the inspired Word. Never support a 'business Bible' that earns our enemy money and more worldly power nor give heed to these seducing spirits and their many doctrines of devils.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:2-4). Judas Thaddaeus tells us that we should “contend [fight] for the faith delivered to the saints” and that there are “ungodly men who crept in [among us] unaware.” They present false doctrine and deny the only Lord God Jesus Christ and he then continues to add; “These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts” (Jude 1:16-18).
Take a look at what Jesus said about mockers; “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:4-13). He also said; “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake” (Luke 6:22) and “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:8).
In this day and age the primary tactic of false prophets is to laugh at those who teach or believe that there's a literal Satan and this type of laughter is a weak form of mockery. If we're to contend for the genuine faith that was handed to the prophets then we will be hated by a majority of the world who has chosen to thrown out the very teachings of the Bible. As a faith, Christians should always continue moving forward and not fall aside to doctrines that are foreign to the Word of God because Yahweh never changes. It's a promise found in Malachi 3:6: “I am Yahweh, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Thank goodness for that very fact.
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