Satan has many names in the Bible. One person listed over forty, and none of them aregood. Personally I think Satan is just a narcissistic angelic bully. He destroys everything he touches. There is no good found in him. What made him this way?
The Bible narrows it down to “pride,” and this will be his eventual downfall.
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
Only God knows the number of people Satan has already seduced into hell and the number of those yet to come. There could be no doubt that he will reside in the very core of the Lake of Fire when his judgment day comes. Unfortunately, many others, even fallen angels, will also be there, but I doubt any will be in as severe a predicament as he.
What a mess this most beautiful, powerful and wretched of all angels has made of this world. To think of all the wars and senseless acts of perversion and evil that could have been avoided if he had not allowed himself to be consumed with his own pride. The heartache he has brought down upon mankind and even his own Creator is without excuse. I’m sure God’s judgment will be perfectly in line with all his atrocities for this most evil of all creatures.
Satan is not stupid and he knows his time is quickly running out. Even though, I believe he is so full of himself, he thinks he still might have a shot at defeating God. Ha! To us, and maybe even to him, it sometimes appears that he might win the battle, but God is a much better chess player and the game was over before it ever began. God wins. We win.
In the meantime, he is still wreaking havoc here upon earth. Anyone who thinks the world is getting better, the wisdom of man will bring peace on earth, and the church will soon reign over the earth as Christ’s co-regent needs to stop drinking whatever it is they’re drinking. Every five minutes, a Christian is murdered for their faith in Jesus Christ.
The world will get better, but not before judgment of the Tribulation. There will be peace on earth, but not before Christ destroys His enemies at the end of the Tribulation. The Church will reign on earth, but not before Christ is ready for us to do so during the Millennium following the Tribulation.
Our politicians want us to believe everything is okay and peace is on the way because they want to retain their positions of power in government and increase their net worth.
It is way past time for the true Church to get to work and stop playing tiddlywinks with the Gospel. Christ is coming and people need to be warned that He is sending judgment ahead to clear the path.
This entire world is in such a mess it would take a massive computer to record all the wars, crimes, perversions, and apathy that currently exist. People across the globe are dying by the thousands from diseases, murders, and war. The elites are getting richer by the day while walking up the backs of the working man. Many are either feeding at the trough of government hand-outs or dying in the streets of some third world country. The sexual deviants are pushing their perversions in the face of respectable people. And the church is snoring on the back pew.
Wake up Church! Jesus said to today’s churches:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
I now believe that Jesus is not only speaking to the lost who sit in the church pews but even to His own that need to wake up and get serious about Him. Far too many who claim to know Christ think going to church on Sunday morning fulfills their obligations and the rest of the time is theirs. They can be a saint on Sunday morning and a little devil the rest of the time.
In my opinion there are two messages that we the Church need to be getting out; (1) John 3:16, and (2) Revelation 22:12-13. We need to share the Gospel of Christ and forewarn that He is coming soon.
We don’t know when Jesus is coming, so we must be ready at all times. He may come today. He may not, but He is coming. Soon, perhaps sooner than we think, the day will be here for Satan to receive his just reward. What reward will we receive when our time comes?
Satan is a great deceiver. For those who are alert to what the Bible says, take a look around you. Is it not obvious that we are surrounded by people who do not have a clue of the imminent judgment that is to come? Those without Christ I can understand, but those in the church? It’s astounding at how many church folks are asleep. The wolf is at the door and most are unaware. The world is coming to an end and we act like it’s just another day at the office.
Satan doesn’t know either when Jesus is going to start the Tribulation period by first removing His bride, but I have a feeling he thinks it is much closer than we do, and he thinks he can win.
Satan knows God well enough to know that his judgment will be just and severe. He knows he must win or it just “ain’t” going to be pretty for him on judgment day. He’s making preparations. He’s ready.
Are we ready? Am I ready? Am I ready as a non-Christian to meet God? Am I ready as a Christian to get to work by getting the message out? But you say, “I have no ability but to live my life as Jesus would want me to, standing up for Him and following His Holy Spirit.” That’s all you can do you say? That’s plenty! Do that with all your heart and you will be a walking witness for Christ!
Satan is going to get his comeuppance. We long for the day, but in the meantime, let’s snatch as many souls away from him as we can in our own circle.
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