GOD'S Sabbath Rest

VII. Who is Satan?

The History of Our World
What Is Eternity?
Yes, GOD Exists
Design Your Perfect GOD
GOD'S Offer To Every Man
Hunger of The Soul For The Bread of Life
Behold The Character of This World
The Holy Bible
Christianity: The First & True Religion
New Christian's Guide To Holiness
The Bible Only Is Holy
New Earth: Capital of The Heavens
"The end from the beginning"
Who is This GOD of Christianity?
Great Stories of The Bible
The Magnificence Of Forgiveness
It's What GOD Says About You
What Is Omniscience?
The Book of Life
The Life of an Angel
The Snares of Satan
Placing Limits On GOD'S Power
Reality of Churchmen Denying Christ's Counsel
The Catholic Church: Then And Today
Are There Any Protestants?
The Corrupt Doctrine of Eternal Hellfire
The Balance Between Faithfulness And Apostasy
The Wakeup Call
GOD'S Judgments Against Sin
Things In Life GOD Never Intended
Halloween: An Acceptable Fear?
America's Closing Journey
Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse
The Three Angels Message
The Laodicean Church
Metamorphosis of Man "in Christ"
Let Nature Teach
"Time & Chance..."
GOD Knows His Own
All You Have Ever Wanted To Be
Atheism's Contribution To Life's Destruction
"Fruits Meet For Repentance"
The Warnings of Christ
Battle of The Bibles
The Struggle of Faith
Our Only Means To Disarm Temptation
Victory Over Sin
Spiritual Fortitude Through Diet
The Contest For Job's Allegiance
Guarding The Avenues Into My Soul
The Book of Enoch: A Fraudulent Document
Slain For Their Faith
Just What Has Jesus Saved Us From?
The Night Christ Was Born
The Advent of "Emmanuel"
The Humility of Love
The Shepherds On The Night Christ Was Born
The Wise Men of The East
Land of Judea When Christ was Born
Mary, Mother of Jesus
The Childhood of Jesus
John The Baptist
The Glorious Name of Jesus Christ
Proof of the LORD Jesus Christ
Christ Repairs the Breach
The Wedding at Cana
The Beatitudes
Little Children
Become as Little Children
Child Discipline
Children's Talents
The Woman Caught in Adultery
The Story of Mary Magdalene
Healing At Bethesda
Those Jesus Delivered From Shame
The Rich Man & Lazarus
Christ's Contrasts
The Parables of Jesus
The Ten Virgins
The Three Trials of Jesus
Passion Week: Palm Sunday
Passion Week: The Fig Tree
Passion Week: Tuesday in The Temple
Passion Week: Wednesday "Hypocrites!"
Passion Week: The Last Supper & Gethsemane
Passion Week: The Cross of Calvary
Passion Week: The Sabbath Observance
Passion Week: Horray! Resurrection Day!
Passion Week: Resurrection Witnesses
Why The Cross?
The Death Jesus Faced
Orthodox Judaism
The Judas Kiss
Why The Jews Rejected Jesus
Death Could Not Hold Him!
The Resurrection
The Faith of Jesus
The Knight In Shining Armour
The Character of our Creator
What Does It Mean To Be A Child Of GOD?
The Forgiveness Provided By Jesus
Prayer As Directed By Jesus
Overcome Evil With Good
The Voice of GOD
The Pure Language of GOD
The Protection of GOD
The Laws of GOD
The Victory of GOD
The Fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70
The Christian's Relationship To Israel
Hang In There
"the fourth day" of Creation
"the fifth day" of Creation
"the sixth day" of Creation
"the seventh day" Rest From Creation's Work
Adam: Our Premier Father
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
Noah The Movie
Giants In The Earth
The Flood
The Story of Job
From Abram To Abraham
Lot's Wife
From Jacob To Israel
The Life of Moses
From Lowly Shepherd to Great Leader
The Sanctuary Service
Judges of Israel
The Story of Gideon
GOD Granted My Petition
The Heroism of King David
Abigail The Godly Wife of David
The Sons of David
Solomon and the Cross
Good Kings of Israel & Judah
ELISHA: The Prophet of Life
JONAH: The Fearful Prophet
Isaiah The Prophet & Earth's Closing Scenes
The True Prophet of GOD
Three Kings Who Loved The Prophet Daniel
Great Women of The Bible
Heaven's Forgiveness
The Story of Peter
From Saul To Paul
Distribution of Talents
Stumbling Over Paul
The Gift To GOD of Prayer
The Angels of Revelation
When The Church Fled From Rome
Unmasking Islam
Hilda The Abbess of Whitby
Genghis Khan
John Wycliffe
The "Renaissance" & The Urbino Bible
William Tyndale
The Great Men of The Reformation
A Great Story of The Reformation
History of the New Testament
KJV Under Siege
Building Blocks of Faith
Bible Illiteracy = Enslaved In Darkness
Discouragement: Satan's Advantage
The Balance GOD Provided To Save His Children
Creation Science Absolutes
Petrified Wood Validates The Bible
Granite Validates The Bible
From Rock To Man
Faith in Creation or Evolution?
Christianity, Atheism, Paganism & The Occult
Godless Atheism vs. Faith "in Christ"
What Atheists and Christians Share
S.E.T.I. vs. The Cross
The History of War & Where it Leads
The Father Of Sin
Know Your Enemy
Sin, Tyranny, and the Devil
Spiritual Nutrition To Defend Against Spiritual Cancer
The Master of Camouflage
Fortune Tellers
Satan's Miracles Deceive the Church
Deceiving Miracles
Charismatic "tongues" & The 2nd Advent
The Three Frogs of Revelation
The Bondage of Superstition
The Common Snares of Spiritualism
After-Death Experiences
The World
Satan's Counterfeit Religions
The Prophecy of Roman Catholicism
History of The Jesuit Order
"Seven Year Tribulation" Exposed
Preparing The Way For The Advent of Christ
The Church: It's Condition Before GOD
The Dishonest Rendering of History
The Ruling Elites of Rome
The Core of Church Apostasy
The Age of Papal Rule
Revelation 13 Commentary
"The False Prophet"
Left Behind
Churchmen Denying Christ's Counsel
Today's Prophecy Gurus Openly Deceive
Religion of Fear & Reward is Worthless
The Role of Personal Taste in Religion
Head Games of Secret Societies
All That is Hidden Will Come To Light
The Heart of Today's Religion
Why So Many Denominations?
Jehovah's Witness: The Arrogance of Ignorance
Why So Many Bible Translations?
Bible Literacy
Prayerful Study of GOD'S Word
The Path of Choice
Liberty Through Understanding
The Heaven-born Desire to Live
Historicist View of Bible Prophecy
Taste The Superior
Bible References To The Perfect GOD
"The fear of the LORD"
For Every Threat There's A Promise
The Universe
The Meaning of the Word, Sabbath
The 4th Commandment
What Might Have Been if Sinners Didn't Rule
The Before And After
Choosing The Superior Over The Inferior
The Two Versions of Love
The Holy Spirit
The Four Themes
GOD: "Bless The Poor in The Land"
As it was Then, So it is Today
The Lottery And The Pool of Bethesda
GOD'S Last Call To His Wayward Children
Heavenly Judgment
The Lesson of Oskar Schindler
Straight Testimony From GOD'S Love Letter To Man
Fact or Fiction?
The First Day
Prophecy of Blessing
The Promise of Return
Only Good News
Love, Like Beauty Can Only Be Demonstrated
Life Is All In The Details
Our History Is Our Future
Creation's Contemplation
The Omniscient Love of GOD the Father
Laws Uplifting the Liberty of Happiness
Subservient Love is GOD'S Law
Stories of Deliverance
GOD Knows His Own
Sometimes Life Brings You Down
A Lesson of Courage
Nutrition And Faith
Rubbish Pawned Off As Personal Growth
The Health Crises In America
The Bible's Best Diet
The Danger of Living in Cities
No Balm In Gilead
Industry vs. The Environment
The Slaughterhouse
The Primary Threat: Man
Carnal Minded Intellectuals
The Power of Sin
Anger Management
Are You Safe Under Your Preacher's Wings?
Jesus Does Not Descend To The Earth
Holding The Four Winds
Await! Await! The Coming of The LORD
Sin's War of Attrition
The Justice of GOD'S Judgments Against Sin
What Are The True Riches?
Living High On The Hog
America's No.1 Social Problem
Love's Perversion
An Important Issue Facing Us Today
Hidden Spirits Behind Gambling
"Wonders Without Number"
"Ever Learning..."
Gay & Lesbian Lifestyles
Marring GOD'S Image In Man
A Mother's Honor
Divorce and Crime
On The Question of Self-Abuse
Man's Relentless War on Love
Co-conspirators To Murder
The World's Reward For Righteous Labor
The Second Amendment
The Fifth Commandment Preserves The Family
Isaiah 29
Faith or Presumption
GOD & Country
Extremes Men Go For Supremacy
Riches of Men
In The Lap of Luxury
The Love That Waxes Cold
From Politics to Religion
Religion & Politics: Let's Cut to the Chase
Democracy In Action
Responsibility: Of GOD And Man
America In Prophecy
America in Peril
Global Warming & The Gospel of Jesus
The Handwriting on the Wall
"Take Heed That No Man Deceive You"
The Parameters of Sin
"The Scale" Principle in Life and Salvation
The Great Depression
"The Beginning of Sorrows"
America: The Sinking of a Nation
The Prophecy of Matthew 24
The Last Time Prophecy: Daniel 8:14
The Prophecy of the Last Temptation
Rabbi Izhak Kaduri: Satan's Pawn For Israel
Israel's Place In Bible Prophecy
A Most Profound Bible Passage
The Coming Event Testing Man's Mettle
The Ten Steps To The 2nd Advent
Why The Earth Must Meet Its End
The Saints Judgment before Christ Comes
Church/State Union in America
Man's Version Of The Commandments
Man's Law or GOD'S Law?
The Voice of Righteousness is The Victor
The Two Competing Governments
The Bible's Clear Instruction
The Meaning of The "Forehead" & The "Hand"
"For the fashion of this world passeth away"
The Seal of GOD
The Coming Famine
What Is It Like To Die?
All Wildlife Will Die
The Reason For Christ's Denunciation of Jews & Christians
The Manner of Jesus' Return
Revelation 16 Commentary
The Day The Earth Flips
Cavalry To The Rescue!
GOD'S People Delivered
Heaven's Homecoming
Family Reunion
Wings of the Saints
New Jerusalem
Millennium and 2nd Resurrection Judgment
The Book of Life
What Does it Mean to Die?
The Definition of Hellfire
The Judgment and New Earth
From Eden Lost To Eden Restored
Prophecies of the New Earth
Prophecy Seminar: Liberty Through Understanding
I. Life's Injustice vs. Human Ideals
II. Methods to Refine our Judgment
III. Can We Prove the Existence of GOD?
IV. Who is GOD?
V. Who am I?
VI. What is Sin?
VII. Who is Satan?
VIII. Satan Perverts GOD'S Most Sacred Warning
IX. Satan's Entrapment
X. How Can I Express My Gratitude to Jesus Christ For His Love and Sacrifice for Me?
XI. What Methods Does GOD Use To Provide Life And Salvation?
XII. How To Understand The Closing Events
XIII. The Simple Remedy
XIV. How Have All The Churches Failed The GOD They Claim To Serve?
XV. The Last Drama of the Controversy
XVI. "The Seal of GOD"
Prophecy Seminar Epilogue
Seminar Appendix
Timeline Charts
Shelter From the Storm
How Many Lost?
History Validates Man's Halfhearted Service to GOD
The Evangelists
Poetry of Salvation
Sacred Principles Paraphrased
Our Place of Worship
The Zenith of Man's Disgrace
Core Beliefs
Author's Testimony
Brief Personal Testimony
Testimony of My Fall & Restoration

VII. Who Is Satan?





            On Earth tyrants are commonplace.  They are found in the family setting, churches, corporations and governments.  The Bible tells of the greatest tyrant of all, a self-imposed dictator that arose to prominence in heaven: the angel named Lucifer” (meaning Day Star). Through a campaign of deception he began a revolt in heaven declaring that the Commandments of GOD are laws of bondage and not of liberty.  Because of his lust to seize GOD’S authority via false accusation, he was given a new name: “Satan” (meaning Adversary). 

            The Bible identifies every aspect of his life and character.  He is the author of sin and the leader of a crusade against his own Creator.  Because of his rebellion “there was war in heaven.” Rev.12:7.  And after losing this battle for the supremacy of heaven he was cast out, along with his army of one-third of heaven’s angels that he deceived into following him (Rev.12:4,9).  He then carried his rebellion to the Earth, luring our Premier Parents, Adam and Eve, into joining his war against GOD, of which we today are drawn in by the law of inheritance, and would be therefore condemned to the same fate of destruction that is pending for “the devil and his angels” (Matt.25:41) had not GOD stepped in to save His innocent children who did not give their consent to be born into a life surrounded with heartache, toil and death. 

            The rest of the universe is free from Satan’s destructive influence.  The Earth is his only throne.  Jesus Christ called him, "the prince of this world." Jn.12:31.  And what is the result of his dominion and control over the natural forces of his realm?  He has tempted men to constantly war with one another!  The Bible teaches that he also has the power to create hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, thorns, poison ivy, mosquitoes, ticks, lice and disease.  All of these ravage the earth through his cruel manipulation of life.  This is because the vast intellect endowed to him grants his ability to manipulate all of nature’s mechanisms.  As a result, all of the afflictions and atrocities of this world are the deliberate work of Satan, not The GOD of Heaven!  His liberties include the exercise of mind control over his victims, for his presence is hidden from human view; and through his artifice of temptation and impulse, even using his power to create false visions and miracles given to deceive men, women, and children, he leads life to every kind of false belief that we see today.  And the suffering of man is his supreme entertainment!  All sadistic glee has its origin in him.  No matter what despicable thing you can imagine it is being carried out every moment of every day because of his insatiable lust to maximize the suffering of life.  This is the system of government that has held the dominion of Earth since the fall of Adam and Eve into sin.  He is the consummate tyrant. 

            There are many today who openly worship him and believe his promises for an eternal kingdom.  All throughout history and from all walks of life large numbers have openly given their allegiance to him.  Yet, behind their backs Satan mocks their foolish trust because he knows full-well GOD’S prophecy of his own destruction in “the lake of fire” when the LORD turns the surface of the earth into a seething ocean of lava, cleansing the Earth from all deformity caused by sin (II Pet.3:6,7).  The prophecies are sure: “I [the LORD] will bring thee [Satan] to ashes on the earth…and never shalt thou be anymore.”  “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire.” Eze.28:18; Rev.20:10. (We will study this in depth in Lesson VIII: Satan Perverts GOD’S Most Sacred Warning).

            How can Satan be so successful deceiving angels and men?  By concealing his true purpose.  He always cloaks his sinister goals in a façade of care and benefit when treachery against GOD and His Holy Law is his true motivation.  “From the beginning” of his rebellion (Jn.8:44) Satan determined to exalt himself as the ruler of life in the Universe and he is willing to murder all others who oppose his ascent, including the Creator Himself when he led his pawns among men to crucify “the LORD our Maker” (Ps.95:6).  And this explains why we see the constant conflict between our cherished ideals and the dog-eat-dog manner of society.  Whenever you see ambitious men eager to exalt themselves, whether in business, politics or religion, and who use unethical standards to gain success they are merely following the pattern set forth by Satan.  This is what lies at the heart of the Antichrist system of government; for it is the antithesis of GOD’S Righteous Government set forth “In the beginning.”  GOD established the government that says, Give of yourself to benefit others, no matter the personal cost to you; and only by this are they safe with you.  Satan's government is the opposite: Sacrifice others for yourself, no matter what it costs them.  As Satan concealed his true objective in heaven he conceals his chilling influence on the Earth.


1. What is the meaning of the name Lucifer?


Isaiah 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Lucifer, ______  _____  ______  ______________! (Ref. Day Star)


2. Was Lucifer perfect in holiness when he was created?


Ezekiel 28:15-a  Thou was _____________ in ______  _______ from the day that thou was created.


3. What was Lucifer's role in heaven?


Ezekiel 28:14  Thou art ______  ______________  __________  _______  _______________; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.


A ‘covering cherub’ is an angel that ministers directly to GOD.  The once noble Lucifer was given the highest position among the angels.  Next to the Son of GOD he was GOD’S ‘third in command’ to minister: even to lead the heavenly choir in song (Eze.28:13).


4. What happened to lead Lucifer to abandon the most

     blessed ministry among all created beings?


Ezekiel 28:15-b  Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou was created, till _______________ was found in thee.


         The fruit of iniquity is selfishness, pride and envy.  But the root of Satan’s iniquity was vanity: taking glory to himself for the talents and loveliness endowed to him by His Creator.  The very gifts GOD gave to inspire gratefulness were used instead to foster pride and arrogance, (the same sinful trait so often seen among men).


5. What titles are given to Lucifer since his mutiny?


Revelation 12:9  And the _________  __________ was cast out, that ______  ______________, called the __________, and __________, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.


6. Who is behind all suffering and hardship on earth?


Job 1:9-12  Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth Thy hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse Thee to Thy face. [v.12] And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, ____ that he hath is in ____ power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.


         A most important lesson is drawn from these words.  While GOD’S all-sovereign power is acknowledged by the devil, it is readily seen that GOD does not bear the blame for the hoards of atrocities Satan carries out against life.  With every child born into this world Satan has used every means to remove their desire to live up to their conscience concerning right and wrong.  He covertly works to silence the conscience in the lives of men (I Tim.4:2) while mockingly acknowledging the sovereign authority of GOD.  He knows the boundaries of his jurisdiction.  In essence, he uses his freewill to deny others their freewill.  This is the spirit of tyranny and is why history is littered with the shed blood of men from the endless wars & crime.


Luke 13:11-17  And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.  And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.  And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.  And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.  The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? [v.16] And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, _______  ________  _______  __________, lo, these _____________  _______, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?  And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.  


7. Why does Satan take his vengeance on man?


Revelation 12:10-12  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night. [v.11] And they overcame him by ______  __________  ____  ______  _________, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. [v.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 _____  _______  ______  ____  ___________  _________.


Leviticus 16:7-9,21  And he [Aaron] shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering… [v.21] And Aaron shall lay both his hand upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the ____________ of the children of Israel, and all their ________________ in all their _____, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness.


            The LORD’S design for the Hebrew sanctuary service was all about the use of visual aids to help us see the various features of Christ’s atonement for sin.  The above passage is prophetic of when every man has chosen “yea” or “nay” to the Gospel call, and every sin of GOD’S faithful people will then be placed on the head of “the scapegoat,” Satan: the “murderer from the beginning” (Jn.8:44), and be let go “into the wilderness.”  He, the source of all sin, must bear the punishment for every sin of GOD’S people and reside in a barren, lifeless Earth for a thousand years, as it is prophesied: “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit [same meaning as the Hebrew, a lifeless Earth: “without form and void” (Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23)] 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 I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.  This is the first resurrection.”  Rev.20:1-5.

            In these words we see another reason for Satan’s hatred of man. The saints will be given what Satan coveted all along: to reside on the very throne of GOD (Isa.14:13; Rev.3:21).


8. Who are Satan’s special targets of hatred and



Revelation 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with ______  ____________ [the Church of Christ (Jer.6:2)], and went to make war with ______  _______________ of her seed [a small number within the church (Matt.20:16; I Pet.4:18)], which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.


         This sums up Satan’s supreme objective: to eradicate from the face of the Earth “the saints…that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Rev.14:12.  The temptations of evil angels are much more fierce in the lives of those who strive to honor Jesus Christ.  They will also more fiercely tempt individuals who hold positions of authority in government, education and law, because they have the power to control the lives of others.  History is littered with the deaths of tens of millions of people through the decisions of a single corrupt leader as it is written, “one sinner destroyed much good” (Eccl.9:18).  Policemen and church ministers are also the special targets of demons to disrupt their judgment.  Bank loan officers will confirm that policemen and preachers have a deplorable record of defaulting on bank loan contracts.  Those who are called to hold a higher standard are the greatest victims of Satan’s temptations to sin.  This is why we are called to pray for our leaders (I Th.5:14-24). 

            Satan will purposely leave the common sinners alone.  And because they are not subject to these fierce temptations they take glory to themselves for not having the same struggles in their character as those with responsible positions (as if they are somehow more righteous).  This is also atheism’s leading argument against Christianity: always looking for faults in Christians to gloat over them.  Satan provides them plenty of fodder by which to ridicule.

        The point is this: Satan leads all men to sin against GOD!  And any sin will do!  When he leads a man to sin against any of the Ten Commandments that condemn himself, that man must share the same condemnation.  The Apostle James was clear: “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” Ja.2:10-12.  GOD’S Law will judge all.  

         Concerning those who live in the lap of luxury, Satan leads them to live out their prideful, unrepentant lives, as David wrote in the Psalms: “For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.” Ps.73:3-7.  Of this class, Satan leaves them to their “own devices” (Jer.18:12), seeing that GOD has no Presence in their lives and are blind to their moral poverty and ignorance of Christ’s power to transform their hearts to virtuous living.  But should they take on the convictions of conscience to obey the call of GOD’S “still small voice,” Satan is stirred and will suddenly intrude on their lives and the lives of those they love.  This is the war taking place for the souls of men (Eph.6:10-18)!

         In summation, there is a struggle in our conscience between what we know to do and what we carry out through our actions.  The Apostle Paul, in Romans, chapter 7, describes this as the power of sin over our nature.  But to live up to one’s conscience, and through faith in Christ pray daily to be led by the Holy Spirit Who brings the very Presence of the Father and the Son (Jn.14:23) into the life of the believer, with His Word, His faith, His hope—and His Love—this is the supreme joy one can receive in this present world.  And as we enter the work to display His benevolent love to uplift fallen humanity the “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance,” and sense of victory Jesus gives to the heart is truly the most invigorating and compelling power to carry out His Gospel commission (Gal.5:22,23).  As with any muscle, exercise gives strength and coordination.  So, what starts out as unskilled labor, will, with exercise, develop proficiency.  And as we grow “in Christ” we will see how pride, ignorance and cowardice rules in the hearts of most men: even in the church.  But Christ’s solemn warning is clear: “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Matt.10:38.  Satan works to blind the mind to the generous promises and warnings of the LORD Jesus Christ.  He deceives men “through vain philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Col.2:8).  Although many assurances are given by men, this is not proof that they are reliable (Ps.55:22). 

GOD’S Word has listed every frailty of human character.  But GOD’S counsel is also there to establish and fortify a virtuous life.  And yet, the very sins that GOD warns to avoid are being mockingly paraded in today’s society.  This is why our only safety is to allow GOD’S Word, united with the Holy Spirit to lead us, as well as guard our blindside, as GOD promises to do: “for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.” Isa.52:12.   


9. How does Satan execute his wrath upon mankind?


John 8:44  [Said Jesus to the religious leaders,] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father _____  _______  _____.  He was ____  _________________ 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 ____  ________, and the father of it.  [He lies to conceal his murderous heart].


Job 1:14-22  And there came a messenger unto Job and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: [v.15] And the ______________ [a group of men under the power of Satan’s temptations] fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have _________  ______  _____________ with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. [v.16] While he was yet speaking, there came also, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath ___________  _____ the _________, and the ____________, and _______________  ________; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: [v.19] And, behold, there came a __________  _________ [tornado] from the wilderness, and smote the four comers of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.  [He uses nature’s destructive forces and evil men to bring desolation].


Job 2:4-8  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh and he will curse you to your face. [v.6] And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, _____  ____  ____  __________  ________; but save his life. [v.7] So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and ___________ Job with ________  __________ from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. [He creates disease to bring suffering].


10. Can Satan heal disease if he so chooses?


John 5:1-4  After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. [v.4] For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was ______  ________ of ______________ disease he had.


         This supernatural demonstration of healing was in competition with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and was used by Satan to lead people away from Jesus and His message of repentance and salvation.  As a result, every time the “angel” “troubled the water” the stronger individuals trampled over the weaker men, women and children to be the first in the pool.  Hopeless and tormented in their ailments, many would die on its banks.  But the healing of Jesus Christ was not biased!  “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick.” “And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.” Matt. 8:16; 12:15.  GOD desires to heal all but most are living their lives in the raging currents of pride and unbelief, even as it was in Christ’s day: “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matt.13:58.


11. Can Satan bless individuals, nations, and religions with

      prosperity to serve his evil purposes?


Luke 4:5-8  And the devil taking Him [Jesus] up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. [v.6] And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and _____  ___________________  ____  ______ to give it. If Thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind Me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.


        It should by noted that Jesus did not deny Satan’s claim.


Psalm 73:3-17  For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. [v.4] For there are ____  ________ in their death: but _______  ______________  ____  ________.  [v.5] They are _____ in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. [v.6] Therefore __________  _______________  _______ about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. [v.7] Their eyes stand out with fatness: _______  _______  _______  _______  __________  __________  ________.  They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therefore his people return thither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? [v.12] Behold, _________  ______  ______  __________, ______  ___________  _____  ______  ___________; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of Thy children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.


Jeremiah 44:15-18  Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee. [v.17] But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for ________  _____  _____  __________  _____  ____________, ______  ________  ______, ______  ______  _____  ________.  But since we left off to bum incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.


Revelation 18:1-5  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. [v.3] For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, ______  ______  ______________  ____  ______  __________  _____  __________  ________  ____________  _____  _______________  _____  ______  ___________________.  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and GOD hath remembered her iniquities.


         The greatest trap of Satan is to lead men to make decisions outside of GOD’S will where GOD is unable to bless.  When this happens Satan has full control of men’s lives and also their destiny. He accomplishes this by leading men to judge by the outward appearance and their unbelief in GOD’S power to overrule.


12. Why does GOD allow Satan to continue his ruin of life?


Matthew 24:14  And ______  _______ of the kingdom ______  ___  ____________ in all the world for a witness unto all nations; ____  ______ shall the end come.


II Peter 3:9,11,12  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, _____  ___________  ________  ______  ___________  ___________, but that all should come to repentance…[v.11] Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, [v.12] Looking for and __________  ______  _____  _________  ____  _____  _____  ____  _____, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?


         Jesus Christ could have come a long time ago had the church obeyed the Gospel commission according to the Bible’s promises.  But when the Church of Rome turned to the enemies of Christ to impose decrees not supported by the words of Jesus nor His Apostles, the power of the love born-of-heaven was removed.  This was the first warning Christ gave to the church in Revelation 2:4: “Thou hast left thy first love.”  Many centuries passed, and with the dark ages men were held in the most primitive ignorance.  But then came the Reformation in the 14th century, beginning with John Wycliffe.  But the church had been in bondage to the pagan superstitions of Rome for so long that GOD had to carefully cultivate the Reformation Movement to deliver the reformers from the blasphemous doctrines of Rome.  Over time the Protestant churches were born in various nations, and they secured the beachhead of religious liberty that we are free to enjoy today.  So, here we are today and the dogma of Rome hasn’t changed since the dark ages, and the mainstream Protestant churches see no threat with Rome’s involvement in world affairs, nor the danger of their deliberate sins against the Gospel of Jesus Christ that they continue to evangelize around the world.  This is but one of many hindrances to finishing GOD’S work, and silences His call to men to repent from sin.  The Protestant churches have yet to acknowledge their own guilt of evangelizing sin as the Gospel.

         GOD has always worked His salvation within our freewill.  Liberty of conscience is the one gift next to life that guarantees the eternal happiness of all created life.  But it has always been Satan’s work to abuse freewill and stifle GOD’S gift of that liberty through ignorance, indolence, intimidation, cruelty and duress.   


Mark 5:5  And always, night and day, he [a man possessed by demon angels] was in the mountains, and in the tombs, ___________, and ____________  ____________  ________  ____________.


        This man, who had no strength of will to deliver himself from the power of demons who ruled his words and actions was only kept alive by Satan for the sole purpose of threatening the lives of others through fear and injury.  Without Christ this man would’ve been lost.


Zechariah 3:1-5  And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, ______  ___________  ______________  _____  ______  ___________  _________  _____  ___________  ______.  And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?  Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.  And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.  And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.


         In conclusion: Satan’s defense in heaven’s tribunal against him is simply this: He leads men to violate the same Ten Commandment Law that condemns him, as “the LORD” declared to him: “thou hast sinned.” Eze.28:16.  And “sin is the transgression of the law” (I Jn.3:4).  Satan then accuses them “before our God day and night” (Rev.12:10) demanding that GOD cannot grant them eternal life while he is to be “devoured” by fire (Rev.20:9).  The real motive for Satan’s incessant evil is that he doesn’t want to bear the punishment for the sins of the saints so he fiendishly works to lead men to sin and remain unrepentant, and thus, bear the punishment for their own sins.


       Commandment Keepers invites every Christian to join the closing work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish twelve member groups within your respective country, heralding the titles: Commandment Keepers Kenyan Assembly, British Assemby, Brazilian Assembly, etc.  As the Bible teaches, the redeemed of earth will come from "every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." Rev.14:6. And all will have stood faithful to Christ's Words, "But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt.19:17.
       To meet the specific cultural needs of the different peoples of the world, a custom tailored witness is vital for successful evangelism.  While the message of Salvation through the Creator/Christ is universal in its scope, people's cultural affections vary greatly from land to land.  What can bring tears of joy to one group can actually harden the hearts of another.
       To receive this ministry outline click "The Evangelists" below. It contains all the materials needed to succeed in this invaluable type of ministry.
       Two reasons for the need of small church companies at this time in history:
  1. There are six branch ministries, which cover all areas of the closing gospel work, providing each member with an invaluable task.  Teamed up in pairs for each of the branch ministries, none will sit on the sidelines, feeling useless, and where each have equal value to the success of the ministry's work. 
  2. Economic streamlining has become an essential factor in the closing work.  As America and other countries proceed in their place in Bible prophecy a structure of ministry must be in place to carry out the Savior's closing work on the minds and hearts of the people just at the time it is needed the most.  
       This efficient, low cost approach to the closing work will be lavished with GOD'S blessing.  Each of these small church companies will be given an eloquent, persuasive testimony by GOD: to share in the most privileged work on Earth: enlightening the world with His Glory: His redeeming love found in the truth, as the truth is in Jesus:" as Creator of heaven and earth; what He has done: as bearing the punishment for the sins of men; and what He is doing: interceding on behalf of His faithful children who are continuously accused of the devil; and what He will do: deliver His faithful children when He comes again. 
       Through His Presence, Guidance and Intervention, the faith of Bible literate and obedient Christians will swell to a lofty summit, preparing them for the coming of the LORD.  
       Lastly, no tithe is required except to budget your ministry's needs.

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