“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” [Revelation 20:10]

1. Life is a bundle of mysteries.
One of the enigmas of this existence is strategic satanic warfare. It is the reason there is so much suffering and, “…the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” [Romans 8:22] Here is the story. When it pleased God to reveal Himself to His angelic creation, He did in Jesus Christ and demanded worship, as it is written: “…when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him [Hebrews 1:6] Satan, whose angelic name is Lucifer, had other ideas, as the Bible says: “O Lucifer, son of the morning!…thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” [Isaiah 14:12-13] So, there was insurrection in heaven, “…Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” [Revelation 12:7] The rebels were defeated and exiled, as it is written: “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” [Revelation 12:9]

2. Satan was defeated, not vanquished.
The goal of strategic satanic warfare is to muster forces; “…into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” [Revelation 16:16] Armageddon is more than a physical location. It is the final showdown between light and darkness. The infernal hosts are led by a trinity of satanic incarnations to gather and stamp footmen for the last stand. The sinister triumvirate of False Prophet, Beast and Dragon is no other but Lucifer changing masks, but the same spirit, as it is written: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” [Revelation 16:13] Strategic satanic warfare plundered all human civilizations for souls, from Mesopotamia to now. It aided the rise and fall of empires to cause confusion, in search of captives. In like manner, satanic warfare promoted “miracles” in science, technology and social order to please the flesh, dull the spirit and ravish souls.

3. Let us track the False Prophet.
The primary objective of this deceiver is to ambush and seal souls to perdition with mark of the Beast. The False Prophet crept into the Garden of Eden in the serpent, as the Bible says: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” [Genesis 3:4] The woman was caught off-guard and tricked into rebellion, as it is written: “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” [Genesis 3:6] The masquerade sold the dummy of false religion to Eve as he does to every man born of woman. But God receives and deliver those who obey and worship Him, on His narrow terms, from snares of satanic warfare. No religion has access to God, Jesus Christ is the narrow Way to peace and reconciliation with God, even as the Lord confirmed, saying: “… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” [John 14:6] Those who “see” and “desire” God and what He offers on their own terms are slaves to doctrines of their oppressors, as it is written: “…This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” [Mark 7:6-7]

4. False religion is cruel bondage.
God is not the; “…author of confusion, but of peace,…” [1 Corinthians 14:33] The multitude of religious beliefs and ever-increasing number of apostate churches are products of demonic warfare. Do not be deceived, God has no anointed denomination or parish. For those who do not know, the word ”Christian”, was coined in Antioch as adjective to describe those who walked as “pilgrims” in the Way and not as noun as now used [Acts 11:26] Those who profess Christ and preach material gain as proof of godliness enslave their victims in false religion and ruthless servitude to Satan. True worshippers are pilgrims not carpetbaggers, as the Bible says; “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul” [1 Peter 2:11] The Almighty knows His own and keeps a book where He inscribed names of His pilgrims and; “…whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” [Revelation 20:15] Those who kill and maim in the name of God have no entries in His book [John 16:2]

5. The False Prophet is here.
The Bible says: “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” [Revelation 13:11] This Pretender spoke through serpent in Eden, but now incarnates in a man to lead his prisoners of war to Armageddon. He is concealed in guise of peace-maker and “lamb”, but shall soon speak and do; “…after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” [2 Thessalonians 2:9-11] The damned “lamb” is hand in gloves with United Nations and others, pushing all beliefs into one inter-faith assembly. When he speaks of global peace and unity of all religions, it is to deceive: ““…them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast…” [Revelation 13:13-14] When all creeds are united, the impostor shall be revealed and his victims handed over to the Beast to be numbered and stamped with the “mark”.

6. Beloved, strategic satanic warfare is real.
All these things shall come to pass in due season. Now is the time to enforce your liberty in Jesus Christ and; “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” [Philippians 2:12] The mark of the Beast is round the corner, without which; “…no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” [Revelation 13:17] What delays the “mark” is the departure of Saints, when the Lord Jesus Christ shall descend: “…from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17] After the departure of the Elect, an enraged Satan shall enforce the “mark” in readiness for Armageddon. Any man that will not receive the “mark” and; “…worship the image of the beast should be killed” [Revelation 13:15] Seek God today and return to the safety of the Almighty through Jesus Christ, who is able to save to the uttermost those who; “…come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” [Hebrews 7:25] Part Two follows shortly.

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