In part two of the blast Satan Has a Plan, we discussed how this world and her systems are a virtual prison for God's creation. The only way out is death! Much of mankind is actually happy with the world however, as her pleasures make their bondage seem worthwhile. They may be hopelessly bound in addiction for instance, but partying and an exciting nightlife make their bondage worth its grief in their minds and hearts. Man can be completely upside down in debt, but content with the new home and fancy car. People are in bondage to jobs they hate just to keep their children in good schools. Unfortunately they are taught the world's knowledge, learn to succeed in this society to end up in the same bondage themselves. It's all a part of Satan's plan to assimilate man into his culture where he has control of their lives and they fall for it, have even helped it evolve! The world calls it, “living the dream”! To those set free by truth they are “living a nightmare”! To Satan they are “living his plan”.
Ephesians 6:12speaks of the world's supernatural citizens.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of thisage, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places(they have much to do with human affairs).
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto thembeautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children' (a mixed species resulted).
8 And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins.
9 And the women have borne giants(offspring of the rebellious angels, a cross between man and angels), and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness(all of creation was affected).
Enoch 15:8-12 now clarifies who the enemy mentioned in Ephesians 6 is.
8 And now the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.
9 Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall beevil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.
10 As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth, which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling(as a side note, you can see man does not go to heaven either as is taught by so much of the church, they were created for earth and born here).
11 And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: theytake no food, but neverthelesshunger and thirst, and cause offenses(they need bodies to function through, so they possess man).
12 And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the womenbecause
they have proceeded from them.
1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me (Jesus), because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor(tell the oppressed there is a way out); He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives(set free from the bondage of this world), and the opening of the prison to those who are bound(to this society and the world's systems);
2 To proclaimthe acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God(Satan will be chained in the abyss for all he has done and the wicked that live his lifestyle destroyed); to comfort all who mourn(there will be an end to this mess),
3 To console those who mourn in Zion(God's government), to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be calledtrees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord(God refers to trees as beings. This helps explain the Tree of good and evil and the Tree of Life doesn't it), that He may be glorified.” (God had a plan to restore a race of mankind that will be His victory over the enemy!)
Jesus verified He was the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy in Luke 4:17.
17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
He read the prophecy at Isaiah 61:1-3 and then …
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them, “Todaythis Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Christ was here and God's plan for restoration accelerated.)
6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both< b> man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
How very sad. Think about how it must have made God feel to watch His perfect children become an altered species, different from what He created them to be. Then He watched them build a world He knew would corrupt their children and bring harm to the rest of His creation. Bottom line, a world was brought into being that replaced His Kingdom. A world fashioned by evil spirits.
Enoch explains inEnoch 69:11,
11 For men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them: butthroughthistheir knowledgetheyareperishing, and throughthis power it is consuming me.
II Thessalonians 2:10-12
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved(they believe in their own wisdom, trusted in their intellect based on the world's knowledge).
11 And for this reasonGod will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned(condemned means damned) who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Satan's oaths, his claims, his decrees are empty, barren, dead works, hollow in meaning and as stated before he is lacking or devoid of the creative ability to bring his oaths to fruition.
See God said inI Corinthians 1:19,
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent(the enemy doesn't stand a chance).”
So all his plans and schemes are futile! God prophesied through Isaiah concerning the world's masterminds.
14 Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work among this people, a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.”
The world's knowledge will disappear from the minds of man. There will be no remembrance. Man as well as the spirits that oppose God and His people will lose in the end.
The world they masterminded to suit their lifestyles will therefore cease to exist also.
I John 2:17says,
17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of Godabides forever.
II Peter 3:10
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth(world) and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Please understand the word “world” and the word “earth” are the same number in the Strongs dictionary, 8398 and 776. A better translation would have been world instead of earth in this scripture for continuity with other scriptures such as Ecclesiastes 1:4 and Psalm 104:5.
In closing, let us go back and readIsaiah 14:13-14one more time.
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘Iwill ascend into heaven, Iwill exalt my throne above the stars of God; Iwill also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 Iwill ascend above the heights of the clouds, Iwill be like the Most High.’
That is the voice, the oath of the father of the lie! We now see he is the force responsible for everything evil that has happened to man? Do we see his plan? Do we understand his tactics? Do we see the need for us to cry out to God to set unsuspecting humanity free from the world and her mentors?
As our final scripture let us readRevelation 22:12-15.
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every oneaccording to his work. (whose Kingdom are you building?)
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life(to be perfected as in the beginning), and may enter through the gates into the city(Sion and New Jerusalem).
15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie(Satan's best friends, his human family).