Sunday, June 18, 2023

Satan as SORCERER

 

Revelation 12:9

King James Version

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.


Of course, he'll balk at the idea.

"Me, a sorcerer?"

"I'm more than that!"

For his pride is great.

Still, he's a sorcerer.

It's been said, a sorcerer doesn't destroy you.

He lets you destroy yourself.

Tantamount to saying, "you won't even know what hit you".

Isn't Satan that way?

Crafty, cunning, cruel?

Manipulating us constantly?

Towards our own destruction?

Tempting us non-stop?

Playing with our minds.

Toying with our emotions?

Fueling our desires?

Pitting one person against another?

Beware the fallen one.

JESUS differentiated His followers, from those who are not:

John 8:42-45

King James Version

42 Jesus said unto them, 

If God were your Father, ye would love me: 

for I proceeded forth and came from God; 

neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? 

even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


Scripture has much to say about this sorcerer, and soul-destroyer:

Isaiah 14:12-14

King James Version

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, 

O Lucifer, son of the morning! 

how art thou cut down to the ground, 

which didst weaken the nations!

13 For 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:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 

I will be like the most High.


Notice the ego:

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:

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 

I will be like the most High.


His future?

Isaiah 14:15

King James Version

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, 

to the sides of the pit.


Look how the Bible describes this cherub:

Ezekiel 28:12

King James Version

12 Son of man, 

take up a lamentation 

upon the king of Tyrus, 

and say unto him, 

Thus saith the Lord God; 

Thou sealest up the sum, 

full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.


Ezekiel 28:13

King James Version

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; 

every precious stone was thy covering, 

the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, 

the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, 

the sapphire, the emerald, 

and the carbuncle, and gold: 

the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes 

was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.


Ezekiel 28:14

King James Version

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; 

and I have set thee so: 

thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; 

thou hast walked up and down 

in the midst of the stones of fire.


Ezekiel 28:15-16

King James Version

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways 

from the day that thou wast created, 

till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise 

they have filled the midst of thee with violence, 

and thou hast sinned: 

therefore I will cast thee as profane 

out of the mountain of God: 

and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, 

from the midst of the stones of fire.


Ezekiel 28:17

King James Version

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, 

thou hast corrupted thy wisdom 

by reason of thy brightness: 

I will cast thee to the ground, 

I will lay thee before kings, 

that they may behold thee.


Ezekiel 28:18-19

King James Version

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries 

by the multitude of thine iniquities, 

by the iniquity of thy traffick; 

therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, 

it shall devour thee, 

and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth 

in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19 All they that know thee among the people 

shall be astonished at thee: 

thou shalt be a terror, 

and never shalt thou be any more.


Guard against the deceiver:

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.


2 Corinthians 11:14

King James Version

14 And no marvel; 

for Satan himself is transformed 

into an angel of light.


Ephesians 2:2-3

King James Version

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:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation 

in times past in the lusts of our flesh, 

fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; 

and were by nature the children of wrath, 

even as others.


Ephesians 6:11-12

King James Version

11 Put on the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Put on the FULL armor of GOD.

GUARD against the crafty one.

We are at war with the fallen ones.


Related posts:

JESUS and Satan

On Knowing the Enemy of Christ

FUTILE attempts at usurping GOD's POWER

On ANGELS


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