Job 1:6-7, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” 1st Peter 5:8-9, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” Revelation 2:13, “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.”
Hollywood movies often portray the Devil as tormenting people in Hell, but nothing could be further from the truth. The typical depiction of the Devil is as a red creature with a tail, a sinister smirk on his face, having two horns on his head, and holding a big pitchfork to torment his prey. The Holy Bible describes Satan very differently in 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” The Bible describes Satan as an imposter, an actor, who masquerades as as angel of light...
So this is the first myth about the Devil, that he is some red guy with horns, having a tail, and carries a pitchfork. That is the world's idea of who the Devil is, and it is admittedly intriguing, but that is not how the Word of God describes him. Satan appears as a beautiful creature, an angel of God, a popular rock star! When the Antichrist comes, the world will love and follow him, because he will not appear in his true form. Half way into the Tribulation period, the Antichrist's true colors will appear (called 'The Abomination Of Desolation' - Matthew 24:15), when the False Prophet starts murdering anybody who refuses to bow down and worship the Beast (Revelation 13:15-18). The very core nature of the New World Order is deception. 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.” I preach THE TRUTH so you won't be deceived.
The Devil Does Not Appear As The Devil
The Devil came to Eve in the form of a serpent, to deceive her. Do you know why Satan came as a serpent? The answer is simply because there were no other human beings at the time. If the Devil were to come to Eve today, he would come to her as a wicked person, who gives wicked advice (Psalms 1:1). When someone advises you to file for divorce, that is the Devil talking. When someone advises you to get even with someone, that is the Devil talking. When someone advises you to have an abortion, that is the Devil talking. When someone advises you to do anything wrong, that is the Devil talking. SHUT UP DEVIL!!!
Please don't forget this important truth. Evil often appears as good, intending to deceive it's victims. I could give you several dozen good examples. One example is the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:6, “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.” Sound familiar? It sounds like the state governments, each time the individual states wanted to start a new state lottery. The states promise more money for education for the children. They promise lower taxes. But when they get their dirty lottery, the money gets stolen. Here's proof of what I just said!
The Devil Does Not State His True Intentions
Another example of how the Devil deceives are the gambling casinos. There has been substantial research done showing the phycological addiction often associated with gambling, and how casinos use this human weakness to prey upon their victims. If you read the preceding article at the link I provided, you learned that casinos use bright flashing lights and thrilling sounds to mesmerize their victims. Literally, by manipulating your desire for excitement, casinos make you feel like a winner while you're losing!!! The Devil is a beautiful liar!
Dear reader, that is exactly how the Devil works all the time! While a young woman is throwing away her virginity, giving her most prized possession (her innocence) to some lustful dog to whom she is not legally married, through his deceptive charm he makes her feel like she is a winner, only to find out shortly thereafter that she was just another fire-hydrant for a dog. Young ladies, never have carnal knowledge (intimacy) with a male until you are legally married. Most males are immoral nowadays, having being brought up with the Playboy American mindset, which is very sinful (Hebrews 13:4). You cannot go wrong doing things God's way. I'd rather die an old maid, than to live the rest of my life with regret that I gave my virginity to some pig that used me. If you wait until you are legally married, you cannot be burned. And I don't mean waiting until some guy promises to marry you, that means nothing. I mean wait until you are legally declared man and wife. The Devil is a beautiful liar!
The serpent came to Eve instead of Adam, knowing that she was the weaker vessel (1st Peter 3:7). The serpent lied to Eve, only telling her what she wanted to hear (1st Timothy 2:14). The Devil convinced Eve that eating the forbidden fruit would be a win-win situation. It turned out to be the worst and most costly bad decision she ever made. Sound familiar? We've all been conned and made bad decisions that we regret. From shady used car salesman to crooked greedy lawyers, dishonest people will not tell you the whole truth. We've all been taken advantage of by lying politicians, shady business advertisements and thieving car rental agencies. The United States has become one of the most greedy and dishonest cultures in history.
Dear friend, the Devil is not in Hell, he is roaming the earth. Job 1:6-7, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” The Bible calls Satan “The Prince Of The Power Of The Air” in Ephesians 2:2, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” The Devil is a spirit. Could the “power of the air” refer to the incredible power of THE MEDIA? Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) used to say that next to the Word of God, the media is the most powerful force in the world. I fully agree! The U.S. newsmedia has the power to accomplish what an invading enemy army could not do!
Hell Is A Literal Place, Not Just A Parable
Human beings are not bodies with a spirit; but rather, a spirit with a body. Singer Sting of the band 'The Police' sang it right: “We are spirits in the material world.” That is accurate biblically. When our body can no longer provide housing for the spirit God gave to us at birth, our spirit returns to God Who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Our days on earth are numbered. Dear friend, the Devil is not in Hell, but he WILL BE down the road, and so will you if you die in your sins. Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”
Hell is a literal place, which burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:8), which was originally prepared only for the Devil and his angels (i.e., Lucifer and the demons). It is clear to me from the Scripture that Hell (Hades) is located in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40). Scientists in 2021 still cannot determine if the center of the earth is composed of liquid rock, or if it is solid. They do know that the inner mantle is molten rock (lava). God never wanted one human being to go to Hell. But when Adam sinned, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the world (Romans 5:12).
Consequently, humans do go to Hell now, anyone who dies in their sins (Luke 16:19-31; John 8:24; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Jude 1:7; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). Some Bible teachers say that the story Jesus told about the Rich Man And Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 is a only a parable. Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses all three agree that this story is only a fictitious parable. However, we know that is a true story for a few reasons:
- Jesus did not call it a parable (which He always did when telling one)
- The Lord used proper nouns (Abraham and Lazarus), which He never did when telling a parable.
- Jesus didn't explain afterwards what the story meant, which He always did when telling a parable, so the hearers could understand.
- In John 14:2b Jesus said, “if it were not so, I would have told you.” It would have been very deceptive and misleading for the Lord to describe a literally place of Hell, fire and eternal torment, if such a place did not really exist.
- Other passages of Scripture support the reality of a physical place called Hell. Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Yet, I am amazed to hear Bible teachers; such as I heard in a Wednesday night Bible study at the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam, that Luke 16:19-31 is merely only an untrue parable. If we are to take the Bible at face value, and I certainly do, then we must accept this story as 100% true. It actually happened! That is why Jesus mentioned actual names of real people.
The Devil Wants You To Do Your Will, Not His Will
Most people think that the Devil wants you to do his will. The truth is that Satan has no will for your life. The Devil couldn't care less about you, your loved ones, your friends, nor anybody else. Jesus warned that the thief (Satan) comes only to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). The Devil wants you to do your own thing, which is sadly what most youth are doing today in America. A socking 16% of 'Generation Z' now identify as homosexuals. According to Pew Forum, Christianity is in rapid decline in America.
Infamous Satanist Anton LaVey's (1930-1997) is famous for authoring 'The Satanic Bible,' in which he teaches that it is okay to commit immorality, just so long as you don't hurt anybody else. Whoremonger, Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) shared such immoral warped views. But that is a woeful deception, because immorality always hurts other people, whether it be from an abortion, the further destroying of someone's soul by sinning, or the undermining of the integrity of society as a whole.
The 20th century's most infamous Satanist, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), is famous for his motto: “DO AS THOU WILT, SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW.” This is the same degenerate life's philosophy as Hefner and LaVey. Since they all disregarded God's commandments, these men elevated themselves as God, adhering to a lowlife form of beastly morality that permitted anything that society tolerated. Dear friend, low living has a high price! Colossians 3:5-7, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.”
It is not okay to live any way you and I choose, just so long as we think it doesn't hurt other people. What saith the Scripture? Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” If we are to live by faith as believers in Christ, then we must fear God and keep HIS COMMANDMENTS, not our own. To the same extent that Americans forsake the King James Bible, faith no longer exists, and all manner of wickedness follows.
The Devil Is Not In Hell Waiting For More Victims
The Devil romans the earth as a roaring lion, seeking his next victims. 1st Peter 5:8-9, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” The Devil wont be the one to torment the dead in Hell, God will. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8, “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;” God Himself will punish the lost.
Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Vengeance belongs to God alone. The Devil does not have the authority nor power to hurt anyone without God's permission. We know in the Scriptures that God DOES often allow the Devil to hurt the unsaved (Revelation 9:4). God protects His own, the saints. Psalm 34:7, “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” The world gives the Devil too much credit. Satan cannot send anyone to Hell. Only God can put somebody in Hell, but He only sends those to Hell who choose to go there, by willfully rejecting the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross for their sins (Philippians 3:9). To reject the free gift of God's grace deserves the penalty of eternal damnation. How can proud sinful men knowingly reject such a free gift rooted in the unmeasurable love of a holy God?
Perhaps the most interesting Scripture of all is found in Revelation 2:13, “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.” The Devil has his favorite seat in church. That is what we just read, “where Satan dwelleth,” in the church! If you don't believe that, please look at this creepy photo of Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in 2017, when rapper Kanye West performed a dance concert for 70,000 church members...
All Seeing Eye At Joel Osteen's Corrupt Church
The above photo is a screen capture from a YouTube video of the 'Jesus Is King' church service. This is the Devil in the church!!! That All Seeing Eye they are displaying speaks loud and clear that Kanye West is of the Devil, and Satan has infiltrated this wicked church with the New World Order. You couldn't make this stuff up! Yet, 70,000 deceived people continue to attend Joel Osteen's truth-barren apostasy circus each week, selling their souls to Satan.
I just wanted to point out a few common myths about Hell and Satan in this blog. The Devil's greatest feat has been to convince the world that he doesn't really exist, but he does friend! SATAN IS REAL!!! Just look at all the senseless wars and mass killings over the past 200 years. The Bible attributes these evils to Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12-18). When Jesus returns at His Second Coming, Satan will be bound in chains in the Bottomless Pit for 1,000 years' (Revelation 20:6). This will be a period of peace like the world has never known, often called in theology: 'THE MILLENNIUM.' Jesus Himself will reign as King over the earth from the throne of David in Jerusalem, in the true and regathered nation of Israel. The raptured saints, and all those saints who didn't live through the Tribulation, will help Jesus reign (Revelation 20:6). The saints who do survive the Tribulation, will go into the Millennium with their earthly bodies, bearing children and living happy lives without the Devil to ruin everything.
God bless you dear reader. Thank you for following my ministry blog. I sure appreciate your continued interest. Kindest regards.