(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)
Part 98: Those That Don’t Speak For God Speak For Satan (II Corinthians 11: 14)
Peace be unto you. We are forever grateful to Almighty God our Father which art in Heave and the His Divine Son Christ Jesus and for the sent indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
How can we cope with the evil and wicked power that still exists throughout the land?
“There was one a man who read little about the enemies of the King. He often just relied on whatever was told him by the man called the Preacher. Sadly he never knew who sent the Preacher. But the Book said he should have known. Anyway they ended up down at the same place.”
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing servant of Almighty God in service to Christ writing for the Freedom Journal April 22, 2007.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
II Corinthians 11: 14: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (Also see Galatians 1: 8).
Satan as a supernatural being has often manifested his power in various forms. For example in Genesis 3: 1 he appeared as a serpent to Eve. In I Peter 5: 8 he appeared as a roaring lion. In our verse he is said to appear as an angel of light. When did Satan cease appearing in disguised forms to men on earth? Was it the time when the age and time of miracles passed? Well does Satan now do his work through evil human beings?
But before we confirm this in our next verse it is necessary to include several cross-references at this place for your thought and mediation.
Zechariah 13: 2: “ And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to pass out of the land.”
Beloved we pray that those that read these humble words will embark on a serious and consistent study of the Bible. As you do tell a friend and make for an on-going testimony among the Brethren.
The prophet Zechariah makes a prediction that is cleansing throughout the land. First idolatry will have been banished from ancient Israel by the captivity. He also predicts that when the new religious system has been established (New Covenant under Christ) all special and miraculous means will no longer be necessary and cease to be used.
This does not mean that God and Christ will cease performing miracles but it does mean that there will no longer be a prophet with miraculous power. Thus there will no longer be unclean spirits are devils in man because it take miraculous power to cast out devils. However man will still make the choice to follow God are Satan. Thus there will always be Godly Spirits and those that are evil that are left to us by free will. Follow us to the next verse because we still have countless so-called preachers today still claiming to have miraculous power. However if you don’t read and study the Bible you will believe them. You also will be confused as to who sent them.
Zechariah 13: 3: “And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.”
After the age of miracles has passed it will be ungodly and false for anyone to claim to have supernatural power toward prophesying. For the record the miraculous period ended with the passing of the Apostles and the completion of the New Testament.
Meanwhile Zechariah teaches that those that continue to claim this power are imposters and even his parents will oppose him who have learned better.
Now follow us to the Book of Revelation for additional notes on Satan.
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.”
We advise you to read all verses found here 1-17 for further insight into Satan and how he still exists throughout the land.
As Satan was cast out of Heaven so were his angels. (See II Peter 2: 4 and Jude 6). Jesus also talks about the devil’s angels in Mathew 25: 41. Again we note Satan as a serpent as noted in Genesis 3: 1-4. The phrase “deceiveth the whole world” does not mean all people in the world because there are exceptions. However all deception that exists in the world can be attributed to Satan. So if your Preacher seeks to deceive the flock they move and embrace Satan.
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