Evil Character Traits Of Satan
By David J. Stewart | January 2019
12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
I was thinking today about some of the evil qualities of the Devil, and decided to share these truths with my web visitors. I apologize to everyone that I haven't been writing as many articles lately. My heart has been heavy, my body in pain due to my permanent neck injury, and I'm just going through a tough time. Please remember me when you pray each day. That is the greatest help anyone could ever give me, sincerely. Other than that, your continued love and visiting my website ministry means very much to me. I love everyone with God's love, truly. By God's grace, my ministry will continue until the Lord decides for me to come home to Heaven, or I am unable to do do so. My heart is still zealous over the truth, and I desire to very much press onward for Christ.
The Holy Bible has much to say about Satan, that is, the Devil. Let me say first that you won't find the name “Lucifer” in most of the modern corrupt Bible perversions. We find the name of Lucifer mentioned only one time in the inspired King James Bible in Isaiah 14:12, “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!” Future generations, who will no longer be familiar with the King James Bible, may not know about Lucifer at all. This is a good place to begin our Bible study, since “Lucifer” refers to the Devil before he rebelled in Heaven and was cast down to the earth. This won't be an exhaustive study, but I want to emphasize some of the destructive character traits of Satan, and how it threatens man.
The Devil is a Liar!
The Devil is a beautiful liar! John 8:44, “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.” The first word that comes to my mind when I hear the name “Satan” is the word “LIAR”!
There are so many lying wonders in the world today, especially in the United States, which is a proxy for manmade Israel and the Luciferian elite (aka, Illuminati). “Revelation 21:27, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.” Revelation 22:15, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” The horrific 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York was a BIG LIE, a false flag attack, orchestrated by the Luciferian elite to invade and conquer Afghanistan and Iraq, and establish the new Department of Homeland Security to bring about the American Police State! We're well on the way to becoming a Police State society!
Society's downward spiral into the immoral abyss of darkness, can only mean a demand by victims and heathen politicians for more laws and regulations! Over one million laws exist so far in the U.S., and there's no end in sight. Such over-policing can only lead to a Godless Totalitarian Communist Police State! That is exactly what the Luciferians behind the New World Order want, and it is working very effectively. Gun control by liberals is slowly working, and when accomplished down the road in the future, most Americans will be helpless to defend themselves against the tyranny of the government's jackboot thugs! The days of freedom and liberty are numbered! It ought to be considered that during the woeful oppressive time of the Russian Gulag's in the early 20th century, in which roughly 15% of the Russian population were enslaved into the deadly gulag prison camps to build Joseph Stalin's cities, 85% of the population went about as usual. Tens of millions of people died under Stalin's oppressive regime. It CAN happen here in America!
We know from the prophetic book of Revelation in God's Word, that there will be many people murdered, tortured and enslaved during the Tribulation period. People will be forced to receive the Mark of the Beast, or suffer the horrific consequences! Without the mark, no one will be able to buy nor sell, which will effectively turn them into outlaws. Countless victims will be slaughtered (Revelation 15:13-18). It will be a frightening time on earth! That is where we are ultimately headed folks, so this is no surprise. As Christian believers, we have the perfect peace of God that passeth all understanding (Philippians 4:6-8), and we do not worry and fear as does the heathen world. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33b, “...be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
The Devil is a Thief!
John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” If he can, the Devil will steal your joy, your family, your marriage, your testimony, your health, your possessions, even your very life!!! In the Parable of The Sower And The Seeds in the Holy Bible (Luke 8:11-15), the bird that snatches away the seeds represents Satan, the thief! God only knows how many lost souls, who almost got saved, will burn in the Lake of Fire for all eternity without end, because Satan stole the seed of God's Word from their soul.
I do not claim to understand it all, but Titus 2:11-12 teaches, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” Somehow, someway, everyone receives some light from God. We read about that light, which shines in the darkness. John 1:5, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” God's obligation is to give light to every human; and man's obligation is to receive that light. If a person receives the light sent to them by God, then God is obligated to send them more light of the truth, so that they can be saved by hearing and believing the Gospel (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). No one has ever been saved without faith in the Messiah, the Christ! The Samaritan woman was looking for the Christ! John 4:25, “The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.”
My friend, please do not let the Devil steal the seed of God's Word from your heart, least you perish in your sins in the fires of Hell. Oftentimes while I have been out soul-winning, knocking on doors (Acts 20:20), I have had people slam the door in my face while in the process of witnessing to another person. As I once witnessed to a curious teenage boy with the Gospel of grace, his mother rudely slammed the door in my face. Her son's eternal blood be upon her own foolish hands! Oh how the world needs Jesus! Carefully ponder these Scriptures again. John 1:5, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
The Devil is a Murderer!
It was Satan who murdered Job's ten precious and beloved children! Did you ever think about that? God gave the Devil permission, but the Devil did it! Satan is a murderer from the very beginning the Bible says. John 8:44, “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.”
An estimated 200,000,000 victims have been murdered from the bloodshed of war during the past two centuries worldwide. It is so sad and unthinkable! Life seems so cheap, worthless and meaningless in lieu of all the warmongering, international banking cartel greed that starts and funds such wars, and the nonsensical and fruitless outcomes of such wars. During World War II, German soldiers brutally raped Russian woman and girls, murdering their sons and husbands. When the war ended, Joseph Stalin gave permission and told the Russian soldiers to gang-rape as many German women as they could for least three days. Over 100,000 women were brutally raped. Historic war pictures show raped women sitting in the gutter, hopeless of life.
History records that many of those women became pregnant, and thousands commit suicide! Rape and war are synonymous, and will always be! War brings out the worst evil man has in him! Satan is behind all those wars. Isaiah 14:16, “They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms.” As you just read, one day when Lucifer is judged, the world will look upon him narrowly, pondering how such a small wimp, nothing much to look at, could ever do so much damage and wreak such horrific havoc on earth! The Devil is a coward, which is why occult groups must all operate secretly, lest they be exposed and dealt with.
The Devil is an Accuser!
Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” I always feel compelled to speak a word in defense, not of believers who sin, but in defense of the accused.
The very name “Satan” means “The Accuser”! Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” That sounds like the evil manure-spreading newsmedia! All across America, local newspapers destroy lives by publishing accusations against people! It doesn't matter if the accusations are true or false, they are damaging! I am sure that most of the accusations made by the Devil to God about believers are true! Carefully notice that Satan doesn't accuse the unsaved, the Holy Bible says the Devil accuses “THE BRETHREN” (Christians).
My hero of the faith, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), was a righteous man, who stood like no other preacher against sin and evil in America, and for that very reason he has been relentlessly attacked like no other preacher! Dr. Hyles took a strong stand against the shallow ecumenical crowd, with their counterfeit Bible versions, sycophantic worship, worldly standards, and lack of soulwinning in their churches. For these things, Pastor Hyles was hated by the new evangelical crowd. Consequently, Dr. Jack Hyles' family has been unfairly persecuted. As one of my favorite preachers (Pastor Danny Castle) said, “God pity the preacher that the world don't hate!” 2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
You'll never be more like Satan than when you accuse others! I am not talking about contending for the Christian faith. There is a fine line between a faithful believer who exposes evil, and takes a faithful stand for God and truth; verses a wicked person who is a critic, and goes around attacking people, stirring up hatred by bringing up people's sins. In my ministry, I avoid condemning anyone for their sins, lest I condemn myself (because I am a sinner too). I expose falsehoods, heresy, counterfeits Bibles, immodesty and apostasy in today's churches, but it is not personal. Was Brother Hyles condemning Bob Jones University by preaching against their corruptible seed? Of course not, he was preaching THE TRUTH, judging righteous judgment! So we must be careful that we are contending for the faith, and not accusing those who have sinned and repented. Even the Lord Himself said in John 3:17 that He came not to condemn the world, but to SAVE THE WORLD! John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
The only difference between the vilest unsaved sinner on this planet, and a born-again believer, is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that washes our sins away! The person who is right with God chooses to forgive and let the past stay in the past. Proverbs 10:12, “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” That is why we read the precious words in Romans 8:34, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Isn't that beautiful? Who has the power to condemn a saved person? The obvious answer is NO ONE!
If you are a redeemed child of God, you appear as righteous as the Lord Himself in the Father's eyes. Even if the whole world condemns a Christian, and that person is rotting in prison for the rest of their natural life for a crime they've committed, if they are a redeemed child of God THEY ARE NOT CONDEMNED! Why? It is because Jesus paid the penalty (price) for our sins with His precious blood, which was shed on the cross and sprinkled upon the heavenly Mercy Seat in the presence of God the Father (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; 12:24)! This is the imputed righteousness of God, which is through faith in the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank God for the precious blood of Jesus that washed all our sins away!!!!!!!
The Devil is a Deceiver!
The prolific author George Orwell once said, “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” We are now living in woeful times of deception as the world has never know, so much so that even most of the churches have now embraced hundreds of counterfeit English Bible versions authored by Satan! God only authored ONE BOOK folks! I believe we have that one precious inspired Book in the English King James Bible, the only Book that stands alone!!!
Beware of the never-ending rash of so-called “new” and “improved” Bible versions! Even in the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts, many Scripture passages are still very difficult to understand and discern, which means that God intended for it to be hard to understand some passages! Think about that! We are warned in 2nd Peter 3:16-17 that unlearned and ignorant men wrest (twist) the Scriptures to their own destruction. Please don't bid Godspeed to such wicked people by sanctioning the modern perversions by using, selling and promoting them! Shame on Bob Jones University! Shame on Moody Bible Institute! Shame on any Bible college that sanctions the Satanic work of Westcott and Hort!
The Scriptures have much to say about Satan being a woeful deceiver. The Devil deceived Eve...
1st Timothy 2:14, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”
The Devil is deceiving the whole world...
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.”
Revelation 19:20: “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
Revelation 20:10, “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.”
Satan is a LIAR of liars!
The apostle Paul warned the Galatians about their partial faith plus works false plan of salvation, just like I am preaching against the Lordship Salvation heresy and false repentance (aka, “turn from your sinful ways to be saved”) lie that has infected so many corrupt churches. Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Did you read that? Paul, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, said, “BE NOT DECEIVED!” That is the subject of the entire Epistle of Galatians. It is effectively a stern warning to anyone who would add works to grace and pervert the Gospel of free grace through faith alone (Galatians 1:6-9; 3:1-4). BE NOT DECEIVED the Bible warns! Yet, the John MacArthur crowd are deceived! The Ray Comfort crowd are deceived! The Paul Washer crowd are deceived! Lordship Salvation is Calvinism, not the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! ALL TO HIM WE OWE NOTHING!!! ETERNAL LIFE IS A FREE GIFT! The Bible says that yielding our bodies back to God as a “living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1-2) is “our reasonable service,” but it is not our mandatory service to seal, validate nor maintain our free salvation which is in Christ Jesus!!! Either God does the saving, all of it, or you don't get grace!!!
2nd Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
Titus 3:3, “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.”
The Devil is a Church Member!
Revelation2:13, “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.” Satan doesn't need to hang out in the taverns, casinos and nightclubs, because he already owns them. The church is where the most damage can be done. If I were the Devil I'd get into the Bible publishing business. I'd shadily rewrite and publish hundreds of English Bibles to confuse everyone, corrupting the Word of God each time just a little more, so that the genuine Holy Bible will lose it's influence, trustworthiness and recognition. In time, I'd eventually obscure the true Word of God amidst a confusing sea of impostures and counterfeits! That is exactly what Satan has done!!!
As the churches today increasingly become more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy! I tell you with all Biblical authority, that ANY so-called “church” that embraces homosexual marriages (which is disgusting) and lesbian ministers is 100% OF THE DEVIL!!! Shame on the American Baptist Convention, who have now embraced the sodomite agenda. That is so evil!!! The Devil is a member in their Satanic church for sure! When the Devil sneaks into a church, and that is what he does, he gradually changes things to become like the sinful world (1st John 5:19). The true New Testament Church has always been highly offensive to the heathen world (John 7:7; John 15:19; 2nd Timothy 3:12). GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!!
The Devil is An Instigator!
In Job chapter one we read that Job instigated trouble, challenging God to strip Job of his wealth, children and health. Job lost everything because God permitted Satan to take it from him. Listen carefully dear reader, if the Devil could, he would do the same thing to you and me as he did to job! The only thing that keeps the Devil from taking away everything you own, including your health and very life, is God's wondrous undeserving grace! That goes for the unsaved as well as the saved! Don't you think, if the Devil could, that he would immediately murder every unsaved person on the planet, so they would perish into eternal damnation in a burning merciless Hell? You know he would! The Devil is an instigator.
It was Satan (as the serpent) who first approached Eve in the Garden of Eden, ruining their paradise, instigating trouble!
It was Satan who provoked king David to sin, by numbering Israel without collecting the tribute tax which was due to God. 1st Chronicles 21:1, “And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” God wants what is His! The reason why God sent the Jews into captivity in Babylon for 70 years, was for one year for every seven years they had failed to keep the Sabbath Day (Jeremiah 25:2). God will get what is His, one way or the other my friend. 1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” You have no right to live your life anyway you so choose; God commands all men to repent (Acts 17:30), and obey His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), which begins with believing the Good News (Gospel) of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died on the cross for our sins, was burial, and bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-6; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).
In Matthew chapter four the Devil came to Jesus to instigate trouble, tempting Him to sin against God the Father.
Satan is a troublemaker! The Holy Bible says that the Devil entered into Judas. This confirms that Judas was not saved, because it is absolutely impossible for a child of God, all of whom are divinely indwelt with the blessed Holy Spirit, to also be inhabited by a devil. Luke 22:3, “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.” John 6:70 teaches that Judas had a devil in him! A believer can think like the Devil, and be influenced by devils (demons), but there has never been a demon-possessed saint of God.
The Devil is a Con Man
The term “con man” comes from the word “confidence.” That is, a con man instills confidence in his victims and takes advantage of them, in any one of various ways. Usually the love of money, which is the root of all evil, is involved (1st Timothy 6:10). However, Satan is the ultimate con man, who doesn't want your money, he just wants to destroy your life and take you to Hell forever (which is where he is going). False religion instills confidence in their victims, a false sense of security, like the calm in the eye of a deadly category 5 hurricane. As Pastor Jack Hyles once wisely said in a sermon, “The man with no hope is better off than the man with a false hope, because the man with no hope is still searching!” Amen! I would 10,000 times rather be completely destitute of God, than to be caught up in some demonic false religion, which has blinded me to the truth of the Gospel. Roman Catholicism is the biggest Satanic cult on the planet, which has already damned billions of souls to the pits of Hell beneath, to burn forever and ever and ever!
Mormonism is another deadly deception, who require works to get to their false heaven. Seventh-day Adventism is another deadly cult, whose philosophy is that works are necessary to merit Heaven (as proven by their strange “Investigative Judgment” heresy fabricated since 1844). What a damned cult! Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherans, Church of Christ, United Churches of Christ, Mooney's, Episcopalians, The Church of England—all damned to an everlasting Hell by a false Gospel of partial faith in Christ plus human effort (works)! The Devil is a con man!
Read what the inspired Word of God has to say about Satan's deceptive nature and methods...
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.”
2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
The Holy Scriptures warn us about “another Gospel” and “another spirit” and “another Jesus,” that are all of the Devil! You cannot be saved from faith in a counterfeit Jesus who is not God in the flesh (1st Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9 - All Scriptures are quoted only from the King James Bible)! Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's) deny Jesus' deity. They claim that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, and that Michael the archangel became Jesus. I'm not kidding! Folks, JW doctrine is straight out of the pits of Hell! The same goes for the damned Catholic religion of idol worship, sacramental salvation, and forbidding priests to marry (which is totally unscriptural - 1st Timothy 4:1-3). Have you believed a lie from the father of all lies?
The Devil is Not Your Friend
Genesis 3:4-5 and 11-13, “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. ... And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”
Volumes of books could be written about this brief passage of Scripture. Satan is not your friend! The serpent came to Eve and pretended to be her friend, letting her in on a great tip. As you probably already know, anytime something seems to good to be true, it usually is! The only exception is God's promise of free eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ! It is hard to comprehend the wondrous reality, that the almighty God Who created the universe, sent His only begotten Son to die on a cross for my sins, so that I could have eternal life by simply believing on Him as my Savior. I am humbled by the great thought. Wow! Now that is a true friend! John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” You'll never find a greater friend than the lowly Jesus.
There are billions of lost people already in Hell, hating themselves for rejecting the free gift of eternal life, which comes only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! John 14:6-7, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
Just as Satan beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden, he'll hurt you too! Eve had it made in paradise, but the Devil came to kill, steal and destroy. If you are married, ungodly people will stand in line to kill, steal and destroy your marriage! This includes well-meaning ungodly church people. The number one excuse I hear from women who filed for divorce is that someone talked them into it! Of course they did, because the human heart is desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). A marriage can only survive from within, not without. If you are weak-minded, like Eve was, you will play the fool. If you are foolish young ladies, you'll fornicate with that bum who falsely says he “loves you,” and then he'll dump you! If you are a fool, you'll get the abortion when Planned Herodhood talks you into it! Abortion is cold-blooded murder! If you are a fool, you'll get that divorce when some ungodly marriage-meddler talks you into it! Divorce is a sin! Please don't be the fool.
The Devil is not your friend! Many people think like the Devil. Jesus called the apostle Peter, “Satan,” because he was thinking like the Devil, wanting to prevent Him from going to the cross (Matthew 16:23). It is possible for even a believer to think like the Devil. When anyone suggests a divorce, you are thinking like the Devil. Anyone who files for divorce is behaving like the Devil. The only reason anyone can ever remarry, and subject them self to a bunch of criticism, is because someone first sinned by filing for divorce! 1st Corinthians 7:2 teaches for a believer to be married, to prevent fornication, which means they need to remarry. That is why Jesus said the man who divorces his wife forces her to commit adultery, when she remarries. Matthew 5:32, “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” Pastor Jack Hyles is correct, “Divorce is a sin that perpetuates for a lifetime!” If she is already committing sexual immorality, then a husband cannot be the blame for her committing adultery. Divorce causes adultery!
The Devil is not your friend! Please be aware of his tactics. Satan is subtle. The best defense is a strong offense! Get into the Word of God. Love it! Read it! Memorize it! Study it! Hear it preached! We all need a steady diet of the inspired Word of God. I am talking about the precious King James Bible!!!
The Devil is Selfish
Isaiah 14:11-15, “Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 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! 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: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
I find it very interesting that the Devil tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, to commit the same exact sin that he committed in Heaven. Lucifer said, “I WILL”...
- I WILL ASCEND
- I WILL EXALT
- I WILL SIT
- I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH
Lucifer was puffed up with pride, which always goeth before destruction. Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Lucifer had selfish aspirations of ascending from the earth above the clouds, exalting himself in the presence of the angels, sitting upon Heaven's throne, and usurping equality with God. Carefully notice that Lucifer didn't want to be greater than God, he wanted to be “like” God. Lucifer sought equality with God. The serpent likewise beguiled Eve. Genesis 3:5, “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.” It is a dangerous thing to want to be on equal footing with God!
This is the very same sin of feminists, who desire to rise up from their lowly position as wives and homemakers, to entered into the workplace, to achieve equality in positions of leadership and authority with men. It is not a matter of self worth, respect or rights, but a matter of what the Holy Bible teaches. What does God want? God created all things to please Him (Revelation 4:11). God created Eve from Adam's rib, the nearest thing to his heart, to be Adam's helpmeet (Genesis 2:18). Any wife who doesn't desire to help her husband any way she can has an ungodly attitude!
I often hear foolish women, like singer Janet Jackson, sing about what a man can, DO FOR THEM! That is an ungodly selfish attitude. Millions of American women today are either single or divorced, selfishly looking for a man in their life who will spoil them. Their internet profiles are laughable... “I want this! I want that! I want a man that will make me feel like a woman; I want, I want, I want, listing all their MUST HAVES!” That sounds like Lucifer. It would be nice to find a sincere Christian lady, who has a servant's heart, who has a desire to help her man, as a loyal wife. I haven't found one to faithfully stand by my side. Tens of millions of American women today are selfish, only thinking about themselves. 1st Peter 3:1 and 6, “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives... Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”
The duty of every woman, with few exceptions, is to become a wife and help her own husband. The institution of marriage in America has been destroyed. The whole idea of a career woman is unbiblical. Singer Dolly Parton chose never to bear any children, to pursue a career instead. I think that is very sad. Kindly, she is a failure in life in God's eyes. God didn't create her to be an entertainer. God's will for a woman is to, “marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan.” (1st Timothy 5:14b-15). We are living in a selfish generation, where women value careers over motherhood. I want no part that heathendom!
The middle letter of the word “pride” is “i.” The middle letter of the word “sin” is “i.” The Devil has “i” problems, as do most people. Self has no place in a Christian's life. The most important thing in a believer's life is to get out of the SELF LIFE! Today's youth are so foolish and wicked, hellbent of partying every chance they get. Ecclesiastes 11:9, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” There are eternal consequences for living a selfish life!!! 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.” Do you fear God? YOU WILL! Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
The Devil is selfish. All sin is rooted in selfishness. All human beings are selfish by nature. Christian believers are commanded to walk in the Holy Spirit, so that God's character will be exemplified in our life. Galatians 5:22-25, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” Self has no place in a Christian's life.
The Devil is a Bum!
When God asked Satan where he came from, he didn't have a direct answer. My father would have called that “bumming around!” Job 1:7, “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.” When I was 17 years old, I remember one day asking my father (who was strict) if I could go hang out with my friends. He asked, “Where are you going?” I replied, “We're just going to ride the trains.” He answered, “You're my son, not a bum, I want to know where you are going, how I can get a hold of you if I call you, and when you are coming home! No, you cannot go!” Wow, I hated that about my dad, but now decades later I love him so much for it. I still have all my teeth. I didn't end up in prison. I didn't get mugged and left for dead. I stayed out of trouble!
My father used to say to me, when I was a teenager, “You can't get into trouble playing in your own backyard!” He kept tabs on me, and I'm so glad that he did! And may I say, likewise, our heavenly Father is not an absent parent! Hebrews 12:6-8 teaches that God both chastises (disciplines) and scourges (whips) his children when we disobey Him, for our own good! Proverbs 3:12, “For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” Job 5:17, “Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.” Praise God when He doesn't answer our prayers. I figured out a long time ago that one of the main reasons why God DOESN'T answer our prayers as Christians, is for our own good! The Lord knows what He is doing. Americans are so spoiled rotten! If you've ever seen the way that billions of truly poor people survive in third world countries, you'll understand why God doesn't richly answer our prayers in America. We need to be humbled!
The Devil is a bum, who literally roams around causing trouble the Bible says. 1st Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” The Devil goes around looking for mischief, causing ruckus, stealing, killing, hurting, destroying, et cetera. Albeit, don't for one moment think that the Devil roams about aimlessly. Satan has a definitely aim! Jesus warned in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The worst thing a parent can do is to allow their children to wander the streets, and do as they please, coming home when they feel like it. Proverbs 29:15, “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Although children and teens may outwardly express contempt for parental control, deep inside their soul they love, need and crave that parental interest! Teenagers especially need to know that someone is in charge, and they cannot merely do as they please. Heavy, heavy, hand over the head the misery that will come if they have teenage children who cannot be controlled! Proverbs 19:18, “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.” That means you had better physically spank (with proper love and restraint) your children, and raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, lest they one day grow bigger than you in body and literally cause you to live in fear of them! I know parents who fear their teenagers! That is mom and dad's fault, for not raising them right!
I heard Pastor Steven Anderson say something in a sermon this week that is so true! He said that children will either bring parents great joy or great pain. Never were words spoken so true! By the way, I greatly love Brother Anderson for who he is, which is what makes his preaching so effective to thousands of people. My family loves him and I am delighted. I cherish the guy! We need tough love preachers. I pray more for Pastor Anderson than I do anyone else, because the Devil goes after the guy doing the most for God! I don't agree with all his methods or teachings, but he is the real deal and I fully support his labors in the Lord. I feel sorry for many people, who succumb to childish prejudices, minor doctrinal peeves and internet gossip, to the point where they can no longer benefit from all the helpful Bible-preaching available. You won't find any better preaching on the internet than by Pastor Steven Anderson, Dr. Jack Hyles, Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold, Evangelist Phil Kidd, Dr. Bob Gray Sr., Dr. Max Younce, Pastor Jeff Owens and Pastor Danny Castle. I love those guys with all my heart!!! I love Bible-preachers!
How about you dear reader? Are you like the Devil in some of these traits? Sadly, we all are at times, because we are sinners by both nature and choice. I don't know about you, but I hate all these bad things about the Devil, and don't want to exemplify him in my life in any way. So many people today talk, think and behave just like the Devil. That is because every unsaved person is a child of the Devil spiritually, whether they realize it or not (Ephesians 2:1-2). Every born-again believer is an adopted child of the King, of the precious Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the blessed only begotten Son of God!
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of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
you may leave here and say, 'I wonder what he's mad about?'
I'm not mad about anything, I just know one thing—whatever a
preacher quits preaching on, is what his church will fill up with!”
SOURCE: Pastor Phil Kidd, a quote from the needful sermon “I AM Ashamed.”
the Word of God can make you a man of God!”
—a quote by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold from the awesome sermon, “The Sure Word of Prophecy.”