DEVIL – Satan the Devil

 October 8th, 2010 | Author: Douglas

Before the beginning of our world Jehovah God had created firstly, the Archangel, Jesus Christ. After that the myriads of other angels were also created in Heaven. One of the angels turned evil, and then became known as Satan the Devil. Satan managed to influence many other angels, so much so that a war was required to oust Satan and his followers out of Heaven. When accurate Biblical calculations were made, it was calculated that Satan would be ousted in the year 1914 of our Common Era. A person that was a member of the “School of Bible Students”, that later became the “Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses”, who also made these calculations, forecast the ousting as early as the 1880’s of our Common Era. The Bible gives a sign of the ousting of Satan and his followers. The sign was:

Revelation 12:7, 8, 9 & 12

7 And war broke out in heaven: Mi′cha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 12 On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”

In the year of 1914 the whole world, and I mean the whole entire world, became involved in the most blood shedding at one time in history. Human slaughtering, human maiming and human suffering reached an unprecedented degree. The physical environment, that included man-made structures as well as nature’s beautiful landscapes, were ripped apart and destroyed on a phenomenal scale. Never could such destruction have been considered even remotely possible. Many historians, without religious connotations, have been left utterly astounded. Take note: With Satan being that angry, and having also his powerful force of evil angels with him, that feat of his was to him a minor incident. He was eternally banned from Heaven and now could only concentrate on the earth which he is now doing.

Satan was, and still is, clever enough to realise but one of his mistakes. World War One he realised was destroying most of his human allies, so it was of no avail to him to continue with this massive slaughtering and destruction. I am sure that Satan has lost full control of mankind. They did not listen to Jehovah God, so why would they be obedient to Satan.

A further belief of mine, is that Satan laid the foundation for the unbelievable progress that has been made in the technological world since 1914. Since then most of mankind have certainly believed that they do not really need Jehovah God. This worked wonderfully at first for Satan, but then also it backfired on him as well. Most of humankind are now doing their “own thing”. The destruction of millions of humans that were not obeying Jehovah God’s commands were being slaughtered. Although they were not obedient to Satan, they were his allies, in that they were living within the influence that Satan had made prevalent in the world. Humans had become lovers of themselves, conceited, dishonest and lovers of money and fleshly desires and pleasures.

Satan is very devious and ultimately brilliant compared to human standards. The suit of armour and all the extra requirements that are available from Jehovah God are ultimately necessary to withstand Satan and his evil wiles.

Satan the Devil is soon to be destroyed, along with billions of disobedient humans. You and your loved ones do not need to be among those destroyed.

Please note that Satan the Devil is allowed to cause death, and it is only him that is doing it now!

Let us see what the Bible Scriptures below state about Satan the Devil:

Genesis 3: 4

At this the serpent said to the woman: “You positively will not die. (The first lie was told and the beginning of the false belief of the immortality of the soul initiated.)

Job 1:6 & 7

6 Now it came to be the day when the sons of the [true] God entered to take their station before Jehovah, and even Satan proceeded to enter right among them. 7 Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Where do you come from?” At that Satan answered Jehovah and said: “From roving about in the earth and from walking about in it.”

Job 9:24

Earth itself has been given into the hand of the wicked one; The face of its judges he covers. If not, who, then, is it? (This Scripture is the first indication that Satan the Devil has FULL control of everything physical that happens on earth. The only control he does not have is the staunch actions resulting from the faith of, and belief in Jehovah God. So what I interpret from the Bible is that the only protection that humans receive from Jehovah God is spiritual, and nothing physical. If, however, due to a person obeying Jehovah God and not doing anything wrong like getting badly drunk, then that person will not do something stupid and thus might not have to bear any physical repercussions .)

 Proverbs 28:4

Those who are leaving the law praise the wicked one, but those who are keeping the law excite themselves against them.

Isaiah 8:19

And in case they should say to YOU people: “Apply to the spiritistic mediums or to those having a spirit of prediction who are chirping and making utterances in low tones,” is it not to its God that any people should apply? [Should there be application] to dead persons in behalf of living persons?

Matthew 4:3

Also, the Tempter came and said to him: “If you are a son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” (As Jesus was a mere human when on earth he also became hungry, and so the Devil could entice him in an effort to make wrong decisions. Remember, Jehovah God is extremely serious about the lines of authority throughout His Universe. Before Jesus was murdered by Satan’s agents, the Chief Priests and Priests, Jesus was totally physically under the control of Satan the Devil. Satan was still a fallen angel, and Jesus was made a little lower than the angels. So Jesus was in a position lower than Satan. Another very important fact is that not once did Satan say to Jesus: “You are Jehovah God, help Yourself”)

Matthew 4:6

6 and said to him: “If you are a son of God, hurl yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will give his angels a charge concerning you, and they will carry you on their hands, that you may at no time strike your foot against a stone.’”

Matthew 4:9

9  and he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” (The persons that believe The Trinity Doctrine must please explain to me how they can even imagine that Jehovah God could be requested to “worship” Satan, a creation of His.)

Mark 1:24

24 saying: “What have we to do with you, Jesus you Naz·a·rene´? Did you come to destroy us? I know exactly who you are, the Holy One of God.” (Satan’s fallen angels, now known as demons, speaking. Also take note that the demons were afraid that Jesus was there to possibly destroy them, so they knew of his powers that he had before he came down to earth. They also said: “the Holy One of God’, and not “You are God”.)

Luke 4:6

6 and the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and the glory of them, because it has been delivered to me, and to whomever I wish I give it. (NB: “all this authority has been delivered to me”.)

Luke 13:16

Was it not due, then, for this woman who is a daughter of Abraham, and whom Satan held bound, look! eighteen years, to be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”   (Satan causes Illness!)

Luke 17:1

Then he said to his disciples: “It is unavoidable that causes for stumbling should come. Nevertheless, woe to the one through whom they come! (Jesus states that people are unfortunately going to be tempted to stumble and many will succumb, but also that those that cause it will be definitely destroyed. Also, Jesus states that it is “unavoidable”, so Jehovah God had no choice but to allow Satan free reign so that He, Jehovah God, could prove that there would be weaker humans that could defy a stronger and more powerful Devil, in order to love Him, Jehovah God. The “causes” that are mentioned in the Scripture are mostly revered false religious leaders.)

Luke 22:3

But Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car´i·ot, who was numbered among the twelve;

John 8:41

YOU do the works of YOUR father.” They said to him: “We were not born from fornication; we have one Father, God.” (Satan the Devil is the ruler of this world and he fornicates with false religion in its totality and true children of Jehovah God are not born from this fornication. The true children do not participate in the politics of this evil world.)

John 8:44

YOU are from YOUR father the Devil, and YOU wish to do the desires of YOUR father. That one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him.

John 14:30

I shall not speak much with YOU anymore, for the ruler of the world is coming. And he has no hold on me, (As I mentioned before, before Jesus was murdered Satan had a “hold” on him, so Satan had control over Jesus while Jesus was on earth.)

John 16:11

11 then concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. (Here is being spoken of Satan the Devil.)

Acts 10:38

namely, Jesus who was from Naz´a·reth, how God anointed him with holy spirit and power, and he went through the land doing good and healing all those oppressed by the Devil; because God was with him. (Jesus was “anointed” with Holy Spirit and thus “power”, and could do good as well as heal those “oppressed” or in other words made sick or afflicted by the Devil.)

Acts 13:10

10 and said: “O man full of every sort of fraud and every sort of villainy, you son of the Devil, you enemy of everything righteous, will you not quit distorting the right ways of Jehovah? (It is not normally “the man in the street” that goes around distorting the truth of Jehovah God’s Word. It is the false religious leaders that do so, and the “man in the street” may believe them and repeat the lies.)

Acts 16:16

And it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain servant girl with a spirit, a demon of divination, met us. She used to furnish her masters with much gain by practicing the art of prediction.

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit within him came to be irritated at beholding that the city was full of idols.

Acts 19:13

But certain ones of the roving Jews who practiced the casting out of demons also undertook to name the name of the Lord Jesus over those having the wicked spirits, saying: “I solemnly charge YOU by Jesus whom Paul preaches.”

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not be depriving each other [of it], except by mutual consent for an appointed time, that YOU may devote time to prayer and may come together again, that Satan may not keep tempting YOU for YOUR lack of self-regulation.

2 Corinthians 2:11

11 that we may not be overreached by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his designs.

2 Corinthians 11:13 – 15

13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works. (Next time a “miracle” is observed such as a person missing an aeroplane flight that ends in all being killed because the aeroplane crashes it must not be seen as a benevolent or kind act of Jehovah God in saving that person’s life. What about all the other passengers and their surviving loved ones? Saying that it was an act of Jehovah God would be accusing Jehovah God of partiality which He denies in the Bible. All these physical “miracles” are just plain circumstances or at most acts of Satan and his demonic angels acting as “angels of light”.)

Galatians 1:4

He gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from the present wicked system of things according to the will of our God and Father,

Ephesians 6:10 – 18

10 Finally, go on acquiring power in [the] Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11 Put on the complete suit of armour from God that YOU may be able to stand firm against the machinations of the Devil; 12 because we have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 On this account take up the complete suit of armour from God, that YOU may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after YOU have done all things thoroughly, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm, therefore, with YOUR loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and with YOUR feet shod with the equipment of the good news of peace. 16 Above all things, take up the large shield of faith, with which YOU will be able to quench all the wicked one’s burning missiles. 17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word, 18 while with every form of prayer and supplication YOU carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit. And to that end keep awake with all constancy and with supplication in behalf of all the holy ones, (These Scriptures are of utmost importance. All the elements that make up the suit of armour are there for a specific reason. Just as a person prepares for physical warfare and acquires the proper equipment, state of mind and encouragement of support, just so with the above suit of armour for spiritual warfare.

Firstly, it is necessary to have truth and righteousness as your initial commencement point, as then you do not have to waver due to any doubt as to the reason that you have to be engaged in the spiritual warfare. In our world of today, war is often instigated to hide the failings of the worldly rulers.

Secondly, you have to “spread” the Word, which happens to be the Word of Jehovah God, so as to ensure that all that are on your side, are there with courage of conviction, and are all worthy of being comrades in the spiritual fight. Amazingly enough, the spiritual warfare is solely for the promotion of universal peace, so with “your feet shod” you actually have to be very active spreading the good news of the future peace of Jehovah God’s Kingdom. By spreading this hope of eternal peace, your physical being will be endangered all the time.

Thirdly, and as stated, most importantly, you must have the faith required that Jehovah God WILL be there for you if He finds you acceptable enough. Also, that He does not even have to consider Satan the Devil as an opponent at all, but just as a minute, insignificant and temporary hindrance to His initial plan for our universe, which should then ensure that we do not even hesitate as to Him keeping His promises for us and our eternal safety. With the required faith in place, even when you might be being killed, you will know that Jehovah God is there for you, and extremely angered by what the Devil is doing to you and your spiritual family.

The “helmet of salvation” is the protection of your thoughts and desires of being saved eternally, irrespective of your position before Armageddon. You will KNOW that Jehovah God is going to finally accept you into His wonderful, paradise Kingdom.

“The sword of the spirit” which is Jehovah God’s Word, the Bible, is what will protect you when confronted by our mutual enemy, Satan the Devil. Satan does not have the answers when confronted with truth and righteousness and will thus have to “flee” from your spiritual person, over which he will have absolutely no control if you are in Jehovah God’s Camp of Safety.

It is also important to remember that Jehovah God is right at your side all the time. Often, friends say that if you have problems, that they are just a phone call away. How comforting that is when you know that your friends are reliable and sincere. So just imagine how wonderful it should BE, not only FEEL, to know that Jehovah God is always at your side. That is what prayer and supplication is all about. So, the more you pray, the more you will realise that Jehovah God is not very far away, but there whenever you need Him, if you are aspiring to please Him.

Lastly, it is important, very important, to pray to Jehovah God about the remaining persons that will make up the Heavenly Class, but are still alive on earth, because they HAVE to die, and their deaths might be a very daunting experience, before death actually takes place, and they will need all of Jehovah God’s support in their faith and perseverance.

So it is very important to understand what the suit of armour comprises, what its purpose is and how to ensure that you become protected by it.)

1Timothy 4:1 – 5

1 However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, 2 by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron; 3 forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 The reason for this is that every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over [it].

1Timothy 5:14

Therefore I desire the younger widows to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give no inducement to the opposer to revile. (The “opposer” is Satan the Devil”.)

2 Timothy 2:23 – 26

23 Further, turn down foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing they produce fights. 24 But a slave of the Lord does not need to fight, but needs to be gentle toward all, qualified to teach, keeping himself restrained under evil, 25 instructing with mildness those not favourably disposed; as perhaps God may give them repentance leading to an accurate knowledge of truth, 26 and they may come back to their proper senses out from the snare of the Devil, seeing that they have been caught alive by him for the will of that one.

Hebrews 2:14

Therefore, since the “young children” are sharers of blood and flesh, he also similarly partook of  the same things, that through his death he might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil; (So Satan the Devil CAN CAUSE DEATH!)

Hebrews 2:18

For in that he himself has suffered when being put to the test, he is able to come to the aid of those who are being put to the test. (On each occasion that Jesus was taunted by Satan he was being tested, but the final test of his endurance was when he was being brutally murdered by order of the high priest and the other false religious leaders, who were serving Satan. Remember, Jesus had observed what humans were capable of doing to fellow humans, and so he knew more or less what was going to be done to him. Also, because he was involved in the creation of humans, he knew how painful his death was going to be. Then, as far as his faith was concerned, he was to only take Jehovah God’s promise that he, Jesus, would be resurrected. Nowhere in the Bible is indicated that Jesus had ever witnessed a resurrection to eternal life. Jesus just had faith in His Heavenly Father.)

James 1:13 – 15

13 When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. 14 But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death. (It is a known fact that all humans are influenced by Satan the Devil, and that there are those that will be able to oppose and overcome his influence. Although few, they will eventuality be the first ones that will eventually assist in filling the earth with perfect humans into eternity.)

James 4:7 & 8

7 Subject yourselves, therefore, to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from YOU. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to YOU. Cleanse YOUR hands, YOU sinners, and purify YOUR hearts, YOU indecisive ones.

1 Peter 5:8

Keep YOUR senses, be watchful. YOUR adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour [someone].

1 John 2:4

He that says: “I have come to know him,” and yet is not observing his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this [person].

1 John 2:15 – 18

15 Do not be loving either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but he that does the will of God remains forever. 18 Young children, it is the last hour, and, just as YOU have heard that antichrist is coming, even now there have come to be many antichrists; from which fact we gain the knowledge that it is the last hour.

1 John 3:8

He who carries on sin originates with the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from [the] beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil.

1 John 4:1 – 3

1 Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 2 YOU gain the knowledge of the inspired expression from God by this: Every inspired expression that confesses Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God, 3 but every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s [inspired expression] which YOU have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world. (Most people believe that the antichrists are the drug addicts, alcoholics, thieves, murderers, liars or the unbelievers, atheists, agnostics, etc. but the Bible states that the antichrists are all children of the Devil advocating lies about Jesus not being a mere person when on earth. So it is then apparent that the Bible is also talking about very influential people involved in religion that are leading people away from the truth of Jehovah God’s Word and His Kingdom.)

1 John 5:19 & 20

19 We know we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one. 20 But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us intellectual capacity that we may gain the knowledge of the true one. And we are in union with the true one, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting. (“the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one” definitely places Jehovah God outside that “control”. Jehovah God may under no circumstances intervene or get involved, as He is allowing Satan to show that he, Satan, is incapable of keeping the world in paradise condition. Although Jehovah God has thoroughly proved His point, He is for the sake of humankind delaying Armageddon, so as to assist all those that might change their ways, the chance of eternal life. Jehovah God is deeply saddened by the suffering and pain of the human race, but for those that do change He unfortunately has to allow the pain and suffering.)

2 John 7

For many deceivers have gone forth into the world, persons not confessing Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Jude 8 & 9

8 In like manner, notwithstanding, these men, too, indulging in dreams, are defiling the flesh and disregarding lordship and speaking abusively of glorious ones. 9 But when Mi´cha·el the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses’ body, he did not dare to bring a judgment against him in abusive terms, but said: “May Jehovah rebuke you.” (Jehovah God requires a very strict chain of command and authority and His main reason is that He wants us to live into eternity in paradise conditions. So, although there is very strict control, that control is covered with love, kindness and compassion, in other words a control to be desired. In Verse 8 the words “disregarding lordship” occur, which have the very serious meaning that the chain of command was being ignored. Later, in Verse 9, it is stated that Jesus did not DARE to speak abusively to Satan. So, according to the Scripture we can accept that Jehovah God and Jesus is not One and the same Person, as Jehovah God can rebuke whom He pleases to rebuke.)

Revelation 9:20 & 21

20 But the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they should not worship the demons and the idols of gold and silver and copper and stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their spiritistic practices nor of their fornication nor of their thefts.

Revelation 12:7 – 9

7 And war broke out in heaven: Mi´cha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and it’s angels battled 8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Revelation 12:12

On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”

Revelation 12:17

And the dragon grew wrathful at the woman, and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.

Revelation 20:1 – 3

1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 And he hurled him into the abyss and shut [it] and sealed [it] over him, that he might not mislead the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After these things he must be let loose for a little while.