And how he is hammering us to the far left…..
Let’s begin with a short review of angels….
All angels were created good, until Satan sinned.
“You were blameless in your ways from the day
you were created, until unrighteousness was
found in you.” Ezek. 28:15
Satan is quite clever. He’s had some 6000 years of practice lying to humans about who he is and what he’s up to. Too many Christians think of him as a red-tailed, red-faced demonic looking character. Yet the Bible says the world is going to be shocked to actually see him when he is cast to earth in the middle of the Tribulation.
“And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” Rev. 12:9
“Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms?‘”
So it is more likely for Satan to actually end up looking and sounding like a cross between Megan Kelly and Tom Cruise than a gross and evil-looking guy.
The point is that Satan is actually quite beautiful and wise…perfect!
“… ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.”‘
“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.
But until that future day, born-again Believers will continue to live as outcasts on Satan’s earth. He took control of this world illegally through deception in the Garden of Eden and continues to hold sway until this day. The Bible actually calls Satan the “…god of this world…”
“in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
2 Cor. 4:4
Satan loathes us Believers and continually points at our sins (Rev 12:10). He wants us to have a poor and pitiful testimony.
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1 Pet. 5:8
Fortunately, greater is God who is in us than Satan who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
So we’re aliens on this planet, thankfully trusting God to protect us while we wait for Jesus to return, cast Satan into hell and then take His rightful place on the throne in Jerusalem. This earth will be wonderfully different with Jesus on the throne as the rightful God of this world!
Back in the Garden of Eden when Satan fell, he took 1/3 of all God’s angels with him in revolt. The good news there is that there are two good angels for every one fallen angel! Yea!
Demons are simply fallen angels who were created by God…but they followed Satan instead of staying true to God. Demons are cruel, unjust and want Believers to keep their eyes off eternal things that count and on worldly concerns that don’t.
The really, REALLY bad angels were locked up after Noah’s flood in the center of the earth—called the “bottomless pit.” They were the ones that mated with humans making a real mess here on earth…and God had to destroy the earth and start over with Noah’s family (Gen 6).
These pre-flood demons will be released in the Tribulation to once again wreak havoc on the world (Rev 9:2). One can only imagine what and how.
In the meantime, Satan still has millions of demons at his disposal. Not surprisingly, he has assigned the worst of his evil ones as head demons over every country in the world.
The Bible talks about the head demon of Greece and the head demon of Persia—the area we now call Iran. Michael the archangel fought against these head-of-country demons:
“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days;then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.” Dan. 10:13
“Then he said, “Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.” Dan. 10:20
“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!” Is. 14:12
Therefore, if Satan has a demon over each country, then we know America has a head demon. And America’s head demon (hereafter referred to as “AHD”) has obviously been quite active, opposing all of God’s truth at every turn and substituting Satan’s godless agenda. His job is to tear down anything godly and promote anything ungodly.
I’m guessing that when Satan holds his meetings for his top demons to report successes and failures, for the last 200 years or so, AHD has been the low demon on the totem pole.
I’m sure it’s been a struggle for him having to deal with all the Believers in the U.S. I’m quite certain in those meetings Satan has snarled and been livid with AHD for not getting any decent traction for wholesale evil. Until recently anyway.
AHD has made MAJOR strides of late. Just watch the news. AHD has so deceived our American leadership that they are not supporting Israel, much less the treaties Israel has made with her enemies.
AHD had a good plan. 50 years ago he didn’t openly come out pro-homosexual, pro-abortion or pro-evolution. He didn’t openly rail against business, Christians, Israel and America’s strong churches.
Rather AHD went about his tasks slowly, almost unnoticed. Tirelessly working night and day (demons don’t sleep) he weakened the foundations that made America great.
AHD was poised for the big coup…economic entrapment. Almost half America was on the receiving end of Government subsidies. That rascal had the bit in his mouth and ready to run! But by the grace of God, a new sheriff is now in town and is cleaning up a bit.
Pray for our President and for our country’s leadership. When our leadership changes again, and it will, the takeover will be swift and destructive. Come quickly Lord Jesus!
Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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