As stated in the previous blast, it is imperative for mankind to comprehend the enemy's plan and man's involvement in it. Let us go back and review the scripture found in Isaiah 14 to help us bear in mind the heart condition of the enemy, better understand his strategy to be like God, and understand how he has used man from the very beginning to fulfill his dreams or should I say, fantasies.
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I willascend into heaven, I willexalt my throneabove the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I willascend above the heights of the clouds, (now here is the most ludicrous statement of all)I will be like the Most High.’
To bring to fruition Satan's decree in Isaiah 14:13 , to sit on the mountain of the congregation (of God's people) on the farthest side of the north (where God rules through His government), he has ruled through the governments of this world. As history reveals he has successfully accomplished this. Through government control the earth's resources have been channeled mainly to those that manifest and satisfy his desires to be as God. In this world, money or wealth is the deciding factor of who is the most powerful, who is deserving to be God. Therefore he has obviously amassed the riches of this world and placed them in the clutches of those he can use as puppets and count on to do his will. It is all a part of his plan to be the greatest. Greater than the other angels, greater than man, as great or greater than God Himself! The prophet Ezekiel spoke the word of the Lord to one of the puppets in history that Satan possessed, controlled and functioned through, the King of Tyre.
4 With your wisdom and your understandingyou have gained riches for yourself, and gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
5 By your great wisdomin trade you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted upbecause of your riches),”
As we continue to read from Ezekiel 28 verses 11-17 there is further proof of Satan's ability to possess mankind.
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre(but you will soon see God was not really talking to man), and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “You werethe seal of perfection, full
of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God(King Tyre was not born when the garden existed); every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the dayyou were created. (He was heaven's musician, see why the world's music is so alluring?)
14 “Youweretheanointedcherub(see who he is) who covers(meant to protect); Iestablished you; you were on the holy mountain
of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones(he was to guard and intercede for God's government).
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, tilliniquity was found in you(like Adam, when sin entered he became shrewd, clever, prideful and all
16 “By the abundance of your trading(through people like King Tyre)you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thingout of the mountain of God(He was no longer the guardian); and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones(took his position from him).
17 “Your heart was lifted upbecause of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor(his knowledge is warped yet that is what Eve chose!); I cast you to the ground(the earth became his domain), I laid you before kings, that they
might gaze at you(God has exposed who he really is).
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people(only
the true children of God); it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
13 “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.
14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations,
and languages should serve Him. Hisdominion is an everlastingdominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.
19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received upinto heaven(He ascended to the heavenlies), and sat down at the right hand of God(too late enemy!).
By the way, Jesus is the bright and morning star too, so there is no way Satan won the claim to be above the stars of God either!
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to youthese things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
As for the enemy ruling the congregation on God's holy Mountain as he decreed, let us read from Revelation 14:1-3.
1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and withHimone hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.
2 And I hearda voicefrom heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud
thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
3 They sangas it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders;
and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth (earth and world are interchangeable. I feel this would have been better if translated as
Nor will Satan rule the nations as he claimed as seen in Revelation 19:11-16.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. (This is who the new species is born through!)
14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword(end time revelation), that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the
winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigha name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
But … there is hope!! God had a plan as well! Now Psalms 102:18-20 makes perfect sense.
18 This will be writtenfor the generation to come(the new species), that a people yet to be created(just a concept at David's time, but reality now in this end time) may praise the Lord.
19 For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaventhe Lordviewed the earth,
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death(in this world),
Isaiah 61:1-2becomes clear!
1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me(Jesus), because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn(those in debt, sick terminally, hopelessly addicted, caught up in bad
Verse four brings a whole different look at restoration.
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations(these will bring restoration with perfection as they have the mind of Christ to guide them).
The children of God will restore what is worth restoring, but II Peter shows us the entirety of the plan of God.
II Peter 3:13
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells(the world as we know it will be destroyed and God's Kingdom will be established in its place).
Isaiah prophesied it long ago.
17 “For behold, Icreate new heavens and a new earth; and the
former shall notberemembered or come to mind.
Verses 18 and 19 are speaking prophetically of New Jerusalem and the new species He has created.
18 But be glad and rejoice foreverin what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem(a New Jerusalem) as a rejoicing, and her people a joy(new people, firstlings of the new earth).
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
Isaiah repeats in 66:22-24.
22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make
shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “So shall your descendants and your name remain(we who are born again through the Word are Abraham's seed, true Israel).
23 And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbathto another, all
flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.
24 “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” (puts some doubt on the false doctrine, “Once saved, always saved” doesn't it?)
You see there are those that love and trust the world and therefore serve the losing master. They will be found in the wrong kingdom and on the wrong side.
In closing, heaven and hell battle on through man and as proven through end time knowledge, Satan's plan will fold and God's plan prevails. Satan's decrees, his oaths will be eradicated by the oath of God, his Word. Remember, on His thigh is written a name: