1. Satan is man’s worst nightmare; an adversary constantly shifting masks in the grim drama of DECEIT “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] He wore the cloak of SERPENT to MANIPULATE Eve in Eden. He was the DEVIL in the wilderness to TEMPT Jesus and as DRAGON shall ride the BEAST for CONTROL in the LAST DAYS, “… and the DRAGON gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. … And all that dwell upon the earth shall WORSHIP HIM, WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE of the LAMB slain from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:2-8] The time allotted is fast running out, Satan knows he has a short time and as a roaring lion stalks your SOUL with unrelenting desperation, with DECEIT, therefore, “Be SOBER, be VIGILANT; because your ADVERSARY the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” ]1 Peter 5:8]
2. FEAR OF DEATH is the BEDROCK of DECEIT, by which the SERPENT MANIPULATED Eve, “… God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, LEST YE DIE. And the SERPENT said unto the woman, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE” [Genesis 3:3-4] MANIPULATION is the craft of twisting the WORD of God to sell an alternative worldview, where FEAR and SIN reign. When the SERPENT said, “YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE”, Eve took the BAIT and her eyes were “OPENED” “… 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 3:5-6] From one “SERPENT” in Eden, Satan has an army of wolves in sheep clothing distorting the TRUTH to sell the LIE. Friend, count it not strange that God was manifest in Jesus Christ to deliver us from our adversary and “… that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the DEVIL; And deliver them who through FEAR OF DEATH were all their LIFETIME SUBJECT TO BONDAGE” [Hebrews 2:14-15] Beware of those who preach God outside of Jesus Christ or vice versa, they peddle “… vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For IN HIM DWELLETH all the FULNESS of the GODHEAD bodily” [Colossians 2:8-9] He is the TRUTH of God revealed to us, any presentation made outside Christ is the ARMOURY OF DECEIT at work.
3. WHEAT takes nourishment from the soil, so does the TARE according to God’s purpose, “… for he maketh his SUN to rise on the EVIL and on the GOOD, and sendeth RAIN on the JUST and on the UNJUST” [Matthew 5:45] It is not God’s fault any man is a drug addict, thief or by any means UNJUST. What makes a man UNJUST is the LIE in him, not the TEMPTATIONS without, “… every man is TEMPTED, when he is DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, and ENTICED. Then when LUST hath conceived, it BRINGETH FORTH SIN: and SIN, when it is finished, BRINGETH FORTH DEATH” [James 1:14-15] LUST is the original LIE, formatted according to individual preferences to inflame unbridled appetite for SIN. Notwithstanding, those who return to God through Jesus Christ are free of LUST, “… they that are Christ's have CRUCIFIED the FLESH with the AFFECTIONS and LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] TEMPTATION arise from SIGHTS and THOUGHTS contrary to FAITH in the WORD of God, to rekindle LUST in us “For all that is in the world, the LUST of the FLESH, and the LUST of the EYES, and the PRIDE of LIFE, is not of the Father, but is of the world” [1 John 2:16] The present world is a minefield of TEMPTATIONS, and will always be as long as we are in this BODY. While we are here, we must continuously resist the LIE and subject every THOUGHT and SIGHT to the TRUTH, “CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity EVERY THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE of Christ” [2 Corinthians 10:5]
4. The end-game of DECEIT is CONTROL, with Satan wearing the MASK of MAN, “Even him, whose coming is after the WORKING OF SATAN with all POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS” [2 Thessalonians 2:4-9] The MAN OF SIN is in the shadows, waiting for every CREED and RELIGION established on the LIE to be BUNDLED under one INTER-FAITH umbrella. When you see the major PENTECOSTAL congregations “FALL AWAY” to shelter under the umbrella of FALSEHOOD, the MAN OF SIN shall be revealed, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that MAN OF SIN be revealed, the son of perdition” [2 Thessalonians 2:3] As the giants “FALL AWAY” one by one, Satan is busy grooming the BEAST for the MAN OF SIN for maximum CONTROL. Behind the present climate of FEAR, FALSE REPORTS, CONFUSION and palpable DISTRES are clandestine moves for a GLOBAL ALLIANCE of diverse FORCES and a NEW WORLD ORDER, “And when THESE THINGS begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28] Friend, are you standing in the TRUTH or in the LIE? Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, stand in the TRUTH and you will not be ashamed at His appearance, when … we which are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD” [1 Thessalonians 4:17]