Without debate, the most fascinating book to be found upon
the earth is the Holy Bible. The grandeur of its revelations
relegates every other written text to the shadow of its magnificence.
For an example we are shown the hidden supernatural truths
concerning Satan, the father of evil. Writers have long used
him in their scripts as a fictional being. They oftentimes make
him out to be sensible, congenial, and honorable when striking
some kind of deal for a soul. On occasion he is even portrayed
as having an exceptionally good sense of humor. When the demand
for greater horror is needed in a story, out comes the conveniently
Some religions will present Satan as an evil force of some
kind while others will generally portray him as a diabolical
entity with no information as to his origin or eventual fate.
The Bible, on the other hand, reveals detailed information
about both his beginning and final destiny. The Word of God makes
it clear that Lucifer, as he was once known, is a living, spiritual
There is not one word of praise given to him by God after
the description of his fall in Isaiah 14:12-14. We know by this
passage that in the ages long past, Lucifer and the angelic host
of heaven were created with a freewill.
There is no point in debating the circular arguments concerning
the composition and eternal decisions God ordained when granting
angels, and then men, the freewill to choose for or against Him.
That God has decided that the earth should revolve in a certain
direction, that the sky would appear blue, that fruits should
contain vitamins, bees would make honey, and why one flower smells
one way and another different are demonstrations that creation
and how it will be is His alone.
We are limited beings of His creation in countless
applications of the word. We can imagine in frustration and hostility
that we can know and understand everything, but the truth is
we are finite and cant. That is why God has told us things
that we can know, but not understand (that is not without faith)
in His holy and perfect intentions.
Freewill and the consequences of our choices are real and
this we can know. Full comprehension of why God has decided to
make these realities a part of His work of creation is beyond
the ken of a finite being.
We do know by Gods Word that in the end there will be
those who chose rightly and will go onto live with Him forever
in His perfected creation with the fullness of understanding
of beings that have transcended their finite lives.
Then there will be Satan and those who follow his course
of rebellion against God. These will depart forever from Gods
presence in the place of fire and darkness.
Only if God had not warned of this consequence and granted
the true ability to choose could anyone question the fairness
and validity of having created creatures with a freewill.
Satan has made his eternal choice according to the Word of
God, but for now he is active and committed to do all the evil
he is capable of in the dwindling time he has remaining.
In II Timothy Ch. 4 we are told that a time would come when
sound doctrine would no longer be endured, but instead the desire
would be to turn to fables.
Over a 3-day period from Mar. 23rd to Mr. 25th, back in 1997,
a man with the appearance of a lamb, but who had the heart of
a destroyer led 39 people to take their lives over one such fable.
Marshall Applewhite convinced his followers that a spaceship
was accompanying the Hale-Bopp comet and that after killing themselves
they would receive new, resurrected bodies after 3 ½ days.
They were to then be caught up to join their space brother on
an alien spacecraft.
In Ephesians 6:11-12 we are called to put on the whole armor
of God so that we may be, able to stand against the wiles
of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of the age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness
in the heavenly places.
Those who are enlightened by the Word of God know that the
power behind such an unassuming man like Marshall Applewhite
or a despot like Jim Jones, was the most evil adversary and destroyer
of mankind the world will ever know. He is the being called Satan.
Satan means adversary and the name devil
means disrupter. In the Greek he is called Diaballo
which is composed of two words meaning among to throw.
To its eternal peril, this is the being the world chooses
to think of as a myth and whom even believers in Jesus Christ
tend to downplay in the unfolding of end time events.
It has been prophesied in the Book of Revelation that the
Devil will increase in authority and power as this age comes
to a close.
At present he is permitted limited access to the heavens
and will one day soon be restricted to confinement among men
on earth (Rev. 12:12-13). The Scriptures declare at that point,
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the
devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows
he has a short time.
This is the so-called heavenly space brother who was calling
Marshall Applewhite and his followers to a new level of existence.
It is he, Diaballo, who is devoted to throwing mankind off track
from finding the truth. He is the Devil, the disrupter of life.
The special hatred that the old dragon Satan has against Israel
is well documented in both the Old and New Testament. This is
because it was through Israel God promised and brought forth
His Son Jesus Christ who is the Savior and Redeemer of mankind.
It will be through Israel that the world will be blessed as Jesus
the Messiah rules out of Jerusalem for a thousand years while
Satan is bound in the bottomless pit (Rev. 20:1-3, Zech. 14:16-20
& Ezek. 39:25-29, 43:4 47:1-14).
We believe one of the Devils future strategies for attacking
the revelations of God concerning the church and Israel can be
discerned in the Applewhite UFO cult suicides.
Christians who speak biblically of the Rapture (which entails
being caught up to heaven, see I Thess. 4:15-18), resurrections
and not being of this world are already being looked
upon as not only aberrant, but even dangerous.
During the days following the suicides, news reports advocated
investigating all the various computer web sites that promoted
such views. Needless to say, Christian outreaches were primary
targets for such investigations because of their quote, potentially
Turning to Revelation 11:11-12 we find where Gods two
last day prophets are to be murdered and will lie in the streets
of Jerusalem for 3 ½ days before they are resurrected
and called up to Heaven.
One can scarcely imagine the mocking and persecution believers
will endure in the future when they try to share this Divine
revelation from the Bible in Israel and how the two prophets
could be viewed with reminiscence of Applewhite and his UFO cult.
Satan knows that the time of the Rapture and the arrival of
Gods two prophets in Jerusalem must be very near.
There are countless individuals and groups waiting for extraterrestrials
to appear. Heavenly visitations such as the angels calling out
to the earth in Rev. 14 and the appearance of Christ and the
host of Heaven in Rev. 19 returning at the Battle of Armageddon
could very well be believed by many to be disastrous UFO expectations
come true. The Devils preparations for his final days are
evident in every way imaginable.
What a blessing of peace of mind for those who know the truth
and look forward to that glorious day when the righteousness
of God will reign supreme.
One day soon, according to the Scriptures found in Rev. 12:7,
8 & 12, the Devil will no longer be seen in the heavenlies
and those who dwell there (which would include the Raptured saints)
will rejoice with exceedingly great joy when they witness his
According to verse 10 it is at this mid-point of the tribulation
that the day of the Lord is initiated and Christ begins to reign.
After Satans 3½ year confinement upon the earth
during the Great Tribulation, he is to be bound for 1,000 years.
He will then be loosed one last time according to Rev. 20:7 &
10 for a short season, only to then at last join the Anti-Christ
and the false prophet in the Lake of Fire where they had been
cast 1,000 years earlier (Rev. 19:20).
There, forever more, Diaballo who was among to throw
will remain eternally banished from the glorious, eternal, new
creation of God...Then He who sat on the throne said, Behold
I make all things new (Rev. 21:5).
Today is the day to put your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus
Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and to open your heart
to the faithful and true words of God who sent His angel
to show His servants which must shortly take place (Rev.
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