On Wednesday evening Neil emails me saying, “Another “God-incidence” re parallels with Veronika’s blog!” [Satan has power…But it is limited]
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
I happen to believe that the Word of God is a necessary and authoritative guide for our well-being. It is clear, accurate, necessary and sufficient to all our needs. The Bible is best read with integrity, in context and, above all, with Holy Spirit guidance. It is explains God’s plan for the redemption of mankind and it tells us what will happen next.
I make my views plain so that what I am about to write will not be misconstrued. The Bible does not say what liberals want to hear. In fact, if God chose to publish on social media (e.g., Facebook or Twitter) His Ten Commandments, His account would be closed. The same censorship would apply to the publication of any one of many other scriptures that provide advice on inter-relational behaviour!
What is particularly distressing is that many in the church agree with, and some even encourage, the liberal agenda, which advocates evil in the guise of freeing people from constraint. In so doing, they are complicit with Satan’s schemes and, in order to confirm their misguided views, they either ignore, adjust or blatantly misinterpret Scripture. We pray for today’s false teachers and false prophets to be enlightened.
Satan must be delighted. However, things don’t always go his way and certainly, on big issues, his defeats have been spectacular! Nevertheless, I believe we should seek to be both aware and wary of our adversary and keep careful watch for satanic intrigue and manipulation. Victory is assured but battles will continue to the end.
Satan’s PLAN / STRATEGY
Satan knows what the Bible says and that the book of Revelation shows that Jesus will return to Jerusalem to take His rightful place on the throne of David, as King of the Jews. He will rule His people and the world from Jerusalem. Satan’s options for preventing this (and his ultimate banishment to “the lake of burning sulphur” Revelation 20:10) include endeavours to:
1) tempt Jesus to sin and so become unworthy as Saviour
2) destroy Jesus;
3) disperse the Jews and fragment and undermine their national identity and/or;
4) annihilate all Jews so that Jesus has no Jewish Kingdom to return to and rule;
5) prevent the establishment of a Jewish nation state (Israel) and/or
6) destroy Israel or Jerusalem, or to divide Jerusalem (i.e., to ensure control remains in the hands of non-believers).
He tried the first and was unsuccessful. He tried the second and was spectacularly defeated, when Jesus rose from the dead. The remainder (3 to 6) have been ongoing through history. One success has been his endeavours to encourage many in the church to avoid the study of and teaching on the Book of Revelation. I want to emphasise, however, that Satan suffered a huge setback with the reestablishment of Israel as a nation state in 1948 and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.
WHAT’S THIS HAVE TO DO WITH OUR CURRENT SITUATION?
Satan’s next move is to seek to achieve 6 (above) by establishing a “New World Order” i.e., to rule the world through his henchmen (the Antichrist, the False Prophet and their followers). When I say “next move” it has in fact been under development for many centuries. Satan is a liar and deceiver, the architect of all things evil, but he lacks originality and often seeks to mimic (e.g., Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet can be said to be a “trinity”, albeit unholy!).
He also seeks to conceal his intentions: those who are carrying forward his plans often operate in confidential cabals. These secret societies (e.g., the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, the Freemasons) have provided continuity to generations of extremely powerful people who have been influencing and manipulating events behind the scenes. There may, of course, be a secret society whose security is so successful that we have no knowledge of its existence, as a group (though we might feel we could name two or three likely members!).
THE NEXT STEP
What does seem clear, to those who have eyes to see, is that the “puppet masters”, whoever they are, have globalist intentions. More recently, the idea of distinct cabals has become clouded as particular groups within society (e.g., the “deep state” in the USA) have taken centre stage.
However, the possibility of intrigue and corruption being revealed has led to a new development. The best way to hide a diabolical scheme is in a forest of conspiracy theories. To cover the main thrust of the globalist intentions (Satan’s plan) there is a second conspiracy which aims to create a multitude of conspiracy theories, to camouflage the primary (real) conspiracy!
Put another way, the conspirators are content for people to consider revelations of their intentions to be “conspiracy theories” and so have them dismissed as fantasy.
Furthermore, their grip on main-stream media (including who is employed and what is broadcast) is a textbook example of how to control information and manipulate opinion. They are able to ridicule and discredit all views that run counter to their agenda. This repressive hold may also account for the lack of modern equivalents to the Watergate scandal investigative journalists (Woodward and Bernstein).
As I have said before, we are witnessing an essential step on the road to a New World Order. At the same time, the economies of the world are reeling from the effects of the pandemic. Fertile ground which is paving the way for the Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” plans for a global economic system, which is a vital element in the establishment of a “One World Government”.
Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled in our time: what an immense privilege and blessing that is! Some things are inevitable (prophesied). Even so, I have every expectation that there will be times of parenthesis (as in Revelation). Periods set aside where the globalist plans stall, allowing opportunities for revival and Kingdom expansion. These set-asides are beyond Satan’s ability to prevent, beyond the limits he has been set by God.
We pray for a mighty revival, before the final harvest of separation (wheat and tares).