Religion: a personal set of an institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
Relationship: those having relations with Kin or Family – Relations: the act of telling or recounting
*** Merriam Websters Dictionary ***
We have been taught to KNOW Christ and God by knowing Religion, not having Relationship …Butt, we believe, until we know our enemy and how he works we are at a great disadvantage!
What did Satan do in heaven to start a war? (War is what it was and still is – Only the location has changed!) He decided to ascend or raise his throne above God’s and rule the heavens.
The amazing thing to me was he convinced one third of the angels of Heaven to join him! Really think about being in Heaven and all it’s glory and then agreeing to rebel against the One God who created it all – and that included themselves as well!
What powers of persuasion did Satan use to make those angels think He could do more for them than God??? This is the same argument he presents here on earth, and has been ever since Michael threw him out of Heaven.
Jesus said, «Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath…» To appease his wrath or rage he goes about as a roaring lion seeking people to devour. He prefers God’s Children …Butt, always eats his own!
Let’s look at the Devil’s strategy and way of thinking (even though he failed in heaven to get them all, but remember, he did get one third of them). His plan did not change, it is still the same as it has always been, just a little different approach. Now he uses False Profits and False Teachers – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing! They have replaced relationship with religion!
They have created so many different ways, so many different churches, religions, and names!
These are easy to spot because they all have one thing in common: A blatant disregard for God’s Word and God’s Way! Here’s an example…
Jesus said, «Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father which is in heaven.» Yet we have thousands of followers of religion on earth blatantly disregarding Jesus commandment. They go even so far as to call a sickly, weak, mortal man, «Holy Father»!
Who do you think is behind this lie, and where did it come from? Not The Father – God, Jesus, nor any true disciple of his! All lies come from the same place, the father of lies, a liar from the beginning (his lies cause death). As he did in Heaven he is doing here and now. They lost their place in Heaven then, and they will lose it here on earth as well, for God is not mocked!
Do you think The Devil is going to rule here on Earth anymore than he did in Heaven?
The Devil and his angels (Demons) have a very clever counterfeit or disguise here on earth. The Devil disguises himself as an Angel of Light and his Angels as Ministers of Righteousness! (2nd Corinthians 2:11-13)
Anyone who believes the lies and his liars here, will receive the same as they did there… kicked out of Heaven forever and sent to the place God has prepared for the devil, his angels, and followers (first Hell – Ultimately The Lake of Fire)…. Just as we will receive our place – The Place Jesus has prepared for us, those who believe and follow him!
There really is no excuse for anyone to believe Satan. His works are recorded for us just as Jesus›. If it’s not in the Scriptures as truth, then it is not true! If it’s not true then it is a lie, and there is only one source for the many lies we are bombarded with daily – The Father of Lies – Satan.
Jesus said, «Be not called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brethren. Neither be you called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.»
Yet we have a television show called «Ask a Rabbi»! So, another lie and another liar are given a place of honor in our society, churches, and religion!
Father and Rabbi (Master), two names that are to be honored and revered have been made commonplace. Satan’s Religion is to disregard the two sacred names that belong to God and Jesus Christ and give their glory and honor to himself and his followers!
Satan has always worked to tear them down and replace them with himself. The more people he can get to disobey God and Jesus the more he can hurt them, by leading the ones Christ died for to death, along with himself and his angels.
His whole agenda is to destroy God’s family. Satan cannot save himself! So, the more of us he can get to believe him and follow him to hell, the more he hurts Our Father God and Our Master Jesus who went to the cross to save us from him!
God’s word is written for you to read, believe, and obey! Do you really think you can call any man Father, Rabbi, or Master, and get blessed for it?
Every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it…
(Matthew 7: 26-27)
Do you not yet understand what God and Jesus did, they did for Love of us! The Scripture was written so we would know how to enter into God’s family, and be saved from Satan’s lies… All we have to do is believe and obey the guidelines of our salvation! For that’s what they are, lines of Love to guide us on our journey home.
If we follow Christ’s words and ways, Our Father will be right beside us, and both will reside in spirit within us! The Scriptures are our guidelines outwardly, God and Christ are our guides inwardly. If we let them lead us, we will not be led astray by the liars, or their lies!
Satan’s life, lies, and ultimate end, are recorded for us just as our life’s guidelines and truths! When we follow the love of God through Christ’s sacrifice we will not be fooled by Satan’s lies for one moment!
Satan said, «This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.» If We are Jesus inheritance, what do you think is Satan’s plan for us? His plan is to kill us and our families, steal all that God has for us, and ultimately watch us be destroyed in Hell with him!
It is Written – Remember it!
Jesus said, «I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.»
God has also prepared a place for Satan, his angels, his children, and his followers: Hell and the Lake of Fire!
…Which place is for you? It is up to you to choose!
Has it ever occurred to you as an Heir of God and a Joint-Heir with Jesus Christ that Satan’s plan for you is the same thing? Only God’s and Jesus› intervention saved us from his plan! We have been redeemed from that plan by Jesus› death on the cross. If this doesn’t wake us up to the love and goodness of their plan and Satan’s ultimate and permanent demise then nothing will…
It is and was not only written for our knowledge and joy, it is also finished as Jesus proclaimed from the cross. We are redeemed from all our sins and given all of Their love and care, safety, peace, and joy by Christ’s shed blood. It has been written plainly, and done perfectly, for us!
The Scripture tells us Satan and his hordes never knew God’s plan. If they had known, they never would have killed Christ. In killing him they brought about their own destruction! This really shows us who is in charge of Heaven and Earth, for both God and Satan operated in both realms, both have a plan for us. Think about that… Both want us, one for our death and destruction, one for life, love, and joy!
Jesus gave his life to get us home to Our Beloved Father who loves us, and has made a new place for us to be with Him forever! Satan’s life will be eternal in the place he wanted us to share with him, hell and The Lake of Fire! He will inherit for himself forever what he wanted for us.
The enemy is still here, but we have God, Jesus, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Angels, and a victory over him already recorded for us – It is Written – It is finished! And the Scriptures cannot be broken…
God and Jesus have already proved that to us by Christ’s resurrection. Let us enjoy our journey home by following The One who made The Way. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is our Lord and Savior and we bear his holy name, bestowed upon us by our loving Father. He is ours and we are his, and together we are the Family of God – It is Written!
A family relationship, walking and talking with God and Christ, not a religion! Christians – In Christ – In God – In the Family of God, Our Father!!!