The God Of This World
by David J. Stewart
According to 2nd Corinthians 4:4, Satan is the god of this evil world...
“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.”
We read in Ephesians 2:2 that Satan influences the unsaved people of this world, "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." It is abundantly obvious to me how Satan is working in the world, only because I have God's Holy Spirit living within me, as a Christian, to show me. We read in 1st John 4:4, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." The Holy Spirit of God is GREATER than the spirit of Satan! As Christians, we are indwelt by God's precious Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9). The unsaved man knows not God, not having God's Spirit (1st Corinthians 2:14).
What Does Satan Look Like?
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.”
Notice that Satan and his sinister ministers will all be punished according TO THEIR WORKS, just as all men (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
The picture to the right is how most people portray and view the Devil, but as you just read in 2nd Corinthians 11:15, the Devil TRANSFORMS himself into an ANGEL OF LIGHT (a good guy from God) by using a disguise to hide his true identity. This characteristic of Satan is of key importance in our battle against Satan as born-again Christians. We must recognize Satan in his counterfeit appearances. I can give you numerous examples right now off the top of my head; such as, Freemasonry, Roman Catholicism, Judaism and so-called “Christian Rock Music” (there ain't no such animal).
I tell you my friend, Satan is in control of the Roman Catholic religion, leading billions of blinded fools into the fires of Hell—by convincing them to place their trust in the sacraments of the Catholic Church, and the power of sinful men (priests) to forgive their sins. The Bible plainly teaches that there is only “ONE MEDIATOR” between God and men—the man Christ Jesus (1st Timothy 2:5).
The Devil himself professes to be a Christian in order to deceive his victims. Satan never appears in true form, lest he be exposed for the evil person he is (John 8:44). The picture to the left is how Satan appears to the world (notice the All-Seeing-Eye of Horus, aka, the official symbol of the New World Order). I've published much truth about the All-Seeing-Eye and The Great Pyramid to help others understand THE TRUTH of what's going on in the world today (and has been in the works for millenniums, even at the City and Tower Of Babel).
The key truth to always keep in mind when researching the New World Order is that Satan is the god of this evil world (2nd Corinthians 4:4), and his plan is for World Government (Revelation 17:10-12), which will be the Beast system of the coming Antichrist (the counterfeit Messiah).
Revelation 2:12,13 tells us that Satan dwells in the Church, “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos... where Satan dwelleth.” Satan works relentlessly to CORRUPT the church, the Word of God, and our young people—to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).
The ecumenical movement is one of Satan's major influences today upon the world. Ecumenism is the doctrine of the ecumenical movement which promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations; aimed at universal Christian unity. Of course, ecumenism is also Satan's attempt to corrupt the church by unequally yoking Christians with unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17).
How can there be UNITY, when the Word of God commands us to SEPARATE? Romans 16:17 states, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
Satan claims to be a Christian, and his demonic servants have changed THEMSELVES into ministers of righteousness. They are of the Devil, liars, who will take you to Hell with them if you're foolish enough to follow. Please don't follow them! Here is a list of False Religions. Also, beware of False Christs, and False Prophets. Make the Word of God, the King James Bible, your Final Authority! One Book stands, and It's the precious Word of God!
Satan is a great deceiver, and is deceiving billions today through false religion and ecumenism. Ecumenists say, “God is Love. So let us lay aside our doctrinal differences, and focus on loving and helping one another, as Jesus taught. Let us show the world that love is the answer.” Tragically, the Gospel is perverted in ecumenism and people are only converted over to religion instead of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing could be more offensive to God. Although God is certainly a God of love, it is never an excuse for sinful compromise with unbelievers.
The True Light (Jesus) Verses Counterfeit Light (Satan)
2nd Corinthians 11:14 warns us that Satan himself appears as a good guy, i.e., as a divine messenger of truth. We hear much talk from the heathen world about “the light,” such as in the Poltergeist movies, and from psychics like Char Margolis. However, the “light” which the Bible warns of is a counterfeit of the true Light. What is the Light? The Word of God is the Light, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). The Gospel is the Light, “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.” (2nd Corinthians 4:4). The best way to expose the darkness is to shine the light (the truth).
It was 33rd degree Freemason and prolific writer, Manly P. Hall who stated . . .
“The half-truth is the most dangerous form of lie, because it can be defended in part by incontestable logic.”
SOURCE: The Secret Destiny Of America, pg. 195, by Manly P. Hall, a 33rd degree Freemason; 1944; ISBN: 0-89314-388-X; publisher: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc, Los Angeles, California.
Every false prophet who teaches Lordship Salvation claims to believe in salvation wholly by grace, that salvation is a free gift of God and works are not required for salvation. Certainly these truths are accurate and incontestable; but then those same teachers deceitfully teach that a person must depart from their sinful ways and surrender their life to Christ to be saved, which are lies and unbiblical teachings. Satan is the biggest liar in the universe, and the father of all liars, and the Bible tells us that Satan comes to us through deceivers who look like ministers of righteousness.
Biblical repentance and faith is admitting that you are a guilty sinner and turning to the Lord by faith in His death, burial and resurrection to be saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4; John 20:31; Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9; Isaiah 45:22). Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
Jesus is the Light, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). John 9:5 states, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." Christians shine with the Light of Jesus, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). John 1:4 sums it all up with the statement... “In him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men.” The Light is the Truth, and Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
All that glitters is not gold.
Where is Satan?
Many people think Satan is in Hell; BUT, he is not. Satan is roaming loose upon the earth, like an escaped dangerous wild animal ... 1st Peter 5:8 declares, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." If you are familiar with the Truths of the Word of God, then you are aware that Satan is at work everywhere we look nowadays.
The Bible teaches that Satan's seat is in the Church, persecuting the saints, accusing them before the throne of God day-and-night. Revelation 2:13 and 12:10, “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. ... 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.”
Satan is in All Rock Music, including so-called "Christian rock"!
We see a Satanic spirit at work in rock-n-roll music, especially in so-called "Christian rock." There is nothing "Christian" about worldly Christian rock music. Satan is in the music of Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Robert Plant, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, and ALL of rock-n-roll. Satan is in the godless music of George Strait, who sings his song, "Overnight Male," like adultery is some kind of joke. Then there's Carrie Underwood's song, "Jesus Take the Wheel," while she hypocritically promotes "SELF magazine" at the same time. It's either Jesus or self Carrie, but it can't be both (James 4:4).
Satan is working round-the-clock to corrupt our young people with a Scriptureless gospel. So-called "Christian rockers" are luring millions of Christian young people into worldly music, under the false pretense that they are on God's side, but they are not. CCM (contemporary Christian music) artists are of the Devil, because they sing the Devil's worldly, fleshly, proud and Godless music. It sounds good, it looks good, it feels good; BUT, it's NOT GOOD!
Satan is in the Modern Corrupted Bibles
We see Satan at work in the multitudes of corrupted Bibles being published today, especially the New International version (which is published by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex). The NIV removes the word "begotten" from John 3:16. Over 64,000 changes have been made in the NIV, as compared to the King James Bible. The NIV grossly perverts Philippians 2:6. The word "Godhead" is removed from Romans 1:20. Even the New King James is extremely corrupt. If you want a reliable Bible, with the preserved message of God's Word, then I'd recommend a King James Bible.
Satan is on TV
Satan is clearly seen at work on TV, in such Godless shows as Desperate Housewives, Jerry Springer, Charmed, Witches and hundreds more. Late night shows are a curse upon America, with such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, that glorify and promote porn stars, homosexuals, Christ-rejecters and other God-haters. I wish every TV in the world would be destroyed. The TV has become nothing less than a sexually-demented box which spews out sewage into America's homes. No wonder the divorce rate is over 50%. Violence and adultery are commonplace, corrupting it's viewers. Most children have witnessed THOUSANDS of murders, rapes, adulteries, fornications, thefts, and every other form of sin imaginable on TV by the time they reach ten years of age. Is it any wonder why America is going to Hell spiritually. Satan controls ALL major TV networks. Walt Disney is also a willing servant of Satan, promoting lasciviousness, homosexuality, and godlessness. Yes, Satan is in Walt Disney.
Satan is in Today's False Prophets
We see Satan at work on TV through his FALSE prophets; such as, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, John Hagee, EWTN (Catholic), Oral Roberts, John Edward, Sylvia Browne, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil and so many others. Many of these false prophets are promoting evil New Age doctrines, such as the lie that there is NO one way to Heaven. On the contrary, John 14:6 states that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven! Satan is working relentlessly to deceive the masses with his hordes of greedy false prophets. Satan is in John Edward. Satan is in Sylvia Browne. Satan is in Oprah Winfrey. Satan is in Joel Osteen. Satan is in John MacArthur and R.B. Thieme. Satan is in Bill Hybels and Robert Schuller.
Satan Has Hi-Jacked America's Government
Satan is working in the Federal Reserve, to bankrupt America, stealing our money in the form on national debt! Satan is clearly seen in the deliberate subversion of America. Satan is working in The White House ... stealing, killing, lying, murdering, corrupting, conspiring, destroying, etc. John 10:10 declare that Satan's total purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy! We see Satan working to destroy America, the source of more Gospel missionaries to the world than any other country. Satan hates Christians and wants to "sift" (beat) us as wheat, just as Jesus warned Peter (Luke 22:31). Do you think Satan is your friend? If you do, then you're a fool. Jesus said that He alone came to give us life (John 10:9).
Satan is in the Public School System
Satan is in our public school system, brainwashing children with the THEORY of evolution, as if it were a fact; BUT, it's not even science. Since you can't study evolution, it cannot legitimately be called science. It should be obvious from the fact that world history goes blank before 4,000 B.C. that the Word of God is true. I mean, did you ever stop to think about that? Study history and you won't be able to find any large amount of information before 2,500 B.C. when the flood of Noah's day happened. Evolution is a lie of Satan. Did you know that Karl Marx's 10th plank of Communism called for a public school system? It's true. Those poor children are being dumbed-down to believe that life means little, because we are just blobs from nature, and there is no God. Satan is in our schools.
Satan is in False Religion
Satan is in false religion. From Buddhism to Catholicism, from Hinduism to Seventh-Day Adventism, from Taoism to Lutheranism, from Wicca to the United Church of Christ, from Freemasonry to Unitarian Universalism--Satan is their god. Any religion which ADDS the keeping of the sacraments, such as baptism, to faith alone in Christ is of the Devil. The Church of Christ is of the Devil, because they require baptism and repentance from sins to be saved. Yet, ironically, they are all still sinners who commit sins. They only thing you need to repent of to be saved is your unbelief. "Repentance" is a change of mind, not the forsaking of one's sins.
Jesus paid for our sins with His precious blood because we couldn't merit or earn salvation for ourselves (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:3-5). Salvation is NOT found in any religion; BUT, in a Person—The Lord Jesus Christ! John 14:6 plainly teaches that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Acts 16:31 is the only invitation God ever gave to man to be saved, "Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..."
I could write a large book concerning all the places where Satan is working today; BUT, I've just given you a few. This entire website will give you a much better idea, but know this—Satan is the god of this world! The earth itself belongs to the Lord (1st Corinthians 10:26); but, the evil's upon the earth, which men create, are inspired by that spirit which now worketh in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2). Do you see Satan at work, or are you blinded?
Satan's Will for Your Life
Do your own thing! The most infamous satanist of the 20th century was Aleister Crowley, whose life's motto was “DO AS THOU WILL SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW.” That's Satan's only will for your life! No wonder Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief (the Devil) cometh only to steal, kill and destroy! Satan wants to destroy your life and take you to the Lake of Fire with him to burn in torment for all eternity (Revelation 14:11; 20:13-15; 21:8; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Psalms 9:17).
Satan is the god of this world because man's god is his belly, "Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things" (Philippians 3:19). It is man's sinful nature that causes him to live for self, which is exactly what Satan's will for your life is. If you look at the official website of the Church of Satan, they clearly state that their entire underlying philosophy is living for one's self, as long as it doesn't hurt another. Satan's will for your life is for you to do your own thing, and forget about God. It's ok to say nice things about God, but don't obey Him. This is the heart of Wicca, Freemasonry and Satanism, say nice things about God, but totally disobey Him and His Word. Satan wants you to be your sinful self.
Our Defense Against Satan
The only defense is to KNOW what the Word of God teaches as a born-again believer. Most people are not saved, and have not God's Holy Spirit. You'll NEVER understand God or the truth of God's Word until you believe upon Christ as your personal Saviour (1st Corinthians 2:14; John 4:24). Then, once saved, you need to DESIRE the knowledge of the Bible enough to study It (1st Peter 2:2; 2nd Timothy 2:15). Ask God's Holy Spirit to guide and teach you (John 16:13).
The Bible even tells us how to battle, listing our weapons of war in Ephesians 6:10-18 . . .
Ephesians 6:10-18, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
So we discover that our spiritual weapons and defenses against the Devil are:
- Loins gird about with TRUTH
- Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS
- Feet shod with preparation of the GOSPEL
- Helmet of SALVATION
- Sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD
- Shield of FAITH
- PRAYING in the Spirit
There are many sincere patriots today who are fighting against the New World Order, but they fail to realize that the battle is a spiritual battle against the evil forces of Satan (Acts 26:18). As such, it is imperative that we use spiritual weapons and not carnal, lest we be defeated. The battle cannot be won without the weapons that the Bible mentions.
Tragically, even most Christians today are woefully ignorant of the truth, which is why they vote for and support occultists [Bohemian Grove (Reagan, Nixon, Bush Jr. and Sr.), Skull and Bones (Bush Jr. and Sr.), Freemasonry (Bill Clinton, Barack Obama)] and Mormon perverts (Mitt Romney). Most of today's Christians fail to see Satan at work. 1st peter 5:8 tells us to ... "Be sober, be vigilant..." We must be alert, and ready to contend for the faith. Ephesians 5:11 commands us to "refute" (Greek, elencho, "to expose") Satan's works of darkness. If you allow weeds to grow in your garden, eventually they'll overgrow the good plants and kill them. The same is true with Satanic lies, music, philosophies, religions, etc. If you allow Satan to go unchecked, his cancerous influence will spread. This is where America is at today... chronically infected with apostasy, indifference, and every imaginable abomination. Code blue America! Code blue!
Jesus commanded us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES in John 5:39. Satan cannot fool you, misled you, nor defeat you if you abide (live) in the living Words of God. Hebrews 4:12 says that God's Word (the Bible) are ALIVE, they are quick (living) and powerful. You cannot read the Bible without it changing you. That's why we read in Romans 10:17 that FAITH COMETH BY HEARING the Words of God. My friend, you don't have to be another victim of the Devil. James 4:6-7, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” If we submit to God, and resist the Devil, then he will run from us. Satan fears the weakest saint who prays upon his knees.
Satan is a defeated being. I was listening to Alexander Scourby reading the Bible on CD this week and heard Isaiah 14:14-17 concerning Lucifer . . .
Isaiah 14:13-17, “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. 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; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”
In the preceding Scripture passage we are seeing a glimpse of the future when all the world shall see Satan in his true form, a wimpy scoundrel, a rodent who OPENED NOT THE HOUSE OF HIS PRISONERS. So many people are prisoners of Satan, whether it be addictions to sin or locked in a prison somewhere, or a prisoner of permanent mental damage or physical sufferings because of drugs, sin or abuse, et cetera. Satan is more evil than the most evil person that you can think of!
Just as king Nebuchadnezzar used a 90 x 9 foot golden IMAGE to magnify, glorify and exalt his smallness, so also does Satan magnify himself through IMAGES. We see this same thing in the classic 1939 film, THE WIZARD OF OZ, where a little man behind a curtain magnifies himself with a frightening, giant, IMAGE. The All-Seeing-Eye and The Great Pyramid are the chosen symbols of the coming New World Order, magnifying their smallness and Satan's weakness. The New World Order is an illusion created by leveraging, nothing more. Think about it. The more that we see those stupid symbols, the bigger we THINK that the New World Order is! In reality, a small group of Illuminati criminals are perpetrating the whole thing. This is all preparatory steps to usher in the short, temporary and pathetic reign of the Antichrist for a measly 3 1/2 years (42 months - Revelation 13:5) during the Tribulation period!!!
The Devil (Lucifer) is such a loser! Even so, come, Lord Jesus my dear God, Savior and King!
Are you saved my friend? Have you been born-again by the Spirit of God? Have you obeyed the good news of the gospel by believing on Christ? The Gospel is not a matter of promising God to do better, nor to amend our sinful ways, nor to reform, nor give up the world; but rather, to freely receive the gift of God on the basis of Christ's blood sacrifice. Christ died, was buried and raised up from the dead after three days. That is the “good news” of the gospel which all men must believe to be saved. Salvation is freely given and freely received. Eternal life is a free gift. We are not saved in any way by our own self-righteous efforts or works. It's not what you're doing that gets you to Heaven, it's where you're looking. Look to Jesus!
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