Presentation on theme: "What do we know about The Devil? Does he exist? Does he have any power? What can he do to you? Where is he? Can you limit his work? Does he have a forked."— Presentation transcript:
What do we know about The Devil? Does he exist? Does he have any power? What can he do to you? Where is he? Can you limit his work? Does he have a forked tail?
What does the Bible say about him? Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Jesus believed he existed.
What does the Bible say about him? Revelation 12:9 And 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. He will get his reward in the end.
What caused the downfall of Lucifer (Satan) ? Pride Isaiah 14:13-14 For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north.
What caused the downfall of Lucifer (Satan) ? v14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
What is the reaction of those who see him ? Astonishment Isaiah 14:16-17 Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying:
What is the reaction of those who see him ? ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms. Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’ Astonished at his insignificance.
What is the reaction of those who see him ? Because....... You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) Why?
What else does God have to say about Satan? Ezekiel 28:11-13 Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God.
What else does God have to say about Satan? How could the King of Tyre have been in the garden of Eden? This may have related to the King of Tyre, but it must also relate to someone who was in the Garden of Eden.
What else does God have to say about Satan? Can we recall who was in the Garden? God, Adam, Eve and Satan. Who does this passage relate to? Satan.
What does God say about Satan personally ? Ezekiel 28:13-14 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering:..... The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
What does God say about Satan personally ? v14 You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
What does God say about Satan personally ? He was created as a musical instrument and he was anointed. He was heaven's worship leader. Can you see now, why there is such spiritual opposition to worship?
So who is Satan? v15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. Satan is a created being - not God. Then he sinned - Pride.
So who is Satan? v16 By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub.
So who is Satan? He became full of pride because he did so much for God, he thought God couldn't do without him. There is a lesson there for all of us.
So who is Satan? He was the covering cherub. An archangel of God. God had three archangels. Gabriel - The Messenger of God. Michael - The Warrior of God. Lucifer - The Worship Leader.
So who is Satan? v17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. Satan forgot one thing.
So who is Satan? His beauty was only a reflection of God's beauty. We are in the same place. Jesus said: Without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5)
So who is Satan? Satan still tries to play the beauty card. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
Jesus saw this happen. Luke 10:18-19 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Then He gave us authority over this fallen angel. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Don't fall into the deception trap. 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. We have the Bible to check things out, Eve did not. We have no real excuse.
What stops Satan from being fully free to deceive everyone ? 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition. Do not let anyone deceive you. It is a choice.
What stops Satan from being fully free to deceive everyone ? V4-5 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? Remember Isaiah 14? I will.......
What stops Satan from being fully free to deceive everyone ? v6-7 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. Who is restraining Satan? The Holy Spirit.
What stops Satan from being fully free to deceive everyone ? The Holy Spirit is in us. So until we all go to be with Jesus in Heaven..... He is restrained by us. v8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
So why all this talk about Lucifer or Satan ? When Freemasons join, and until they reach the Third Degree, they are kept in the dark about what Freemasonry is really all about. As they get higher, they finally find out the truth. Here is a quote from one of their highest ever masons.
So why all this talk about Lucifer or Satan ? "What we say to the crowd is, We worship a god, but it is a god without superstition". But to the members of the 33rd Degree, he said. "You may repeat this to the members of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees. General Albert Pike began by saying,
So why all this talk about Lucifer or Satan ? The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine". In their doctrine they call Lucifer - God. Yes - They worship Satan.
So why the setsquare and compass ? They call God - the Great Architect. It is also revealed to them as theyprogress, that The Great Architect of the Universe, is not the God worshipped by Christians. These are deceived people. They need our help and compassion.
What can we do about it? We can pray in tongues for them. Jude 20-23 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
What can we do about it? v22-23 And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. So let’s do it – now.