(Satan through man)
Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
Just as the body of Christ (made up of many members) is to be the full stature of Christ (one person) in the end, so the body of Satan is many members that make up the full stature of Satan. His identity has been revealed in this end time.
2 Thess. 2:3
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
Satan through perverted man, is Antichrist. You see, Jesus dwells in His Holy Mountain (Zion) (His government) as (the head), and in His Holy City (New Jerusalem), as the flock, (His body), while Satan on the other hand dwells in his mountain where he is head, and in his city (Babylon) as his body.
1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.
2 Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; he will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
6 "In that day," says the LORD, "I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted;
7 I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation; so the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even forever.
8 And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem."
David sang of this mountain in Psalms 68:15-17.
15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
16 Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.
Mount Zion (that is symbolic of God's spiritual mountain) rises up from the valley of Bashan and is therefore sometimes referred to as the mountain of Bashan. It is also called Sion, Shenir, Sirion, as well as Zion or Mount Hermon, depending on the language being spoken. I mention this because as we read the Bible, we will begin to see the prophetic message contained in scripture surrounding this mountain.
counterfeit mountain, or black mountain we will call it, is symbolized by Mount Seir and Edom, and is occupied by Esau.
Side Note: Esau and Jacob, who was the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, were twin brothers. Although Esau was born first, he traded his firstborn blessing and gave up his birth right for greed. God hated Esau for this and hated the mountain he lived in. We see this confirmed in Malachi 1:1-4.
1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
2 "I have loved you," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us?' Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" Says the LORD. "Yet Jacob I have loved;
3 But Esau I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness."
4 Even though Edom has said, "We have been impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places," Thus says the LORD of hosts: "They may build, but I will throw down; they shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people against whom the LORD will have indignation forever.
ESAU AND JACOB
Esau and his mountain are symbolic of carnal man. Jacob and his descendants on the other hand were a prototype of God's born again people. God is developing His truth and His government through these ones. The real children of Abraham. We must understand however, that bloodlines do not make us Abraham's seed. Being baptized properly and born again will cause us to become the new Israel.
6 But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,
7 nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called."
8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We are to leave our carnal man (our Esau) in the watery grave at baptism and resurrect as a new creature, the sacred seed of God and no longer be a part of the Adamic race. We are to come up in the image of the last Adam (Christ).
1 Cor. 15:45-49
45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; (the race of man before being born again) and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
What will happen if we return to our carnality, or the Esau within, after our rebirth? Let us look at Obadiah for the answer.
17 "But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau shall be stubble; they shall kindle them and devour them, and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau, " for the LORD has spoken.
11 "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
12 "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift,(the opportunity to be born again) and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, (filled with the Spirit)
5 and have tasted the good word of God (been exposed to truth) and the powers of the age to come, (the transformation)
6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God;
8 but if it bears thorns and briars, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
So the black mountain or Esau's mountain is made up of those that are called to God's government, or His leadership, but turn their backs on truth. Satan's city as well is made up of God's people who are called to be body members, that will not leave the world and its pleasures or the carnal, compromising Adamic church after being born again. It is this backsliding, lawless new Israel that make up the body of Satan or Antichrist through the black mountain and his city Babylon. What will happen to those that are lawless and won't walk in truth?
2 Thess. 2:8-12
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. (He will consume them through the revelation knowledge and His presence through His people).
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
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.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Jesus said it this way to the people of His time.
43 "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
45 "But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 "Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 "He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God." (He was talking to the Jews here).
Those that make up the black mountain will believe the lies of Satan. It will make sense to their intellect. The lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life will pull them out from the mountain of God. Satan will hold out carrots that will appease the hunger of their lust and greed (like Esau) and the lawless ones will eat of the carrots.
Fearful for their lives (because of the truth they have been taught), they will come against those of God's people that remain steady. They will belittle, scoff and lie about the faithful ones in an attempt to make God's people appear to not be of God, so they can justify why they leave. But, truth is still truth, lies are still lies, and God is still sovereign. Their lies will not change one thing.
In most cases the black mountain will attempt to pacify God by doing some type of ministry. Sadly, these will not hear "well done good and faithful servant", but instead, "depart from me, I never knew you".
We are the living stones that make up the temple of God, or the temple of Satan.
1 Pet. 2:5
5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. 3:16
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
If we are God's temple, He will dwell in us (unless we turn away from truth). If we do turn from truth, we become the dwelling place of the Antichrist spirit, or the spirit of Satan. We will have traded wisdom (truth) for intellect (the knowledge of good and evil).
2 Th 2:3-4
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, (Satan)
4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (Whose house are we?)
12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.
How will Satan, or Lucifer, be brought down? Remember 2 Thess. 2:8.
2 Thess. 2:8
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
He will be destroyed by the breath of God's mouth or the inspired word of revelation as the seals are opened to reveal wisdom through the shekinah glory as He appears as Christ through His people. And the mountain of the Lord will prevail against the black mountain.
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
Right now those of born again Israel that walk in their own agendas seeking the things of the world while looking down on God's people are thinking they are okay: God doesn't see or God doesn't care is their attitude. They are wise in their own sight and pick out for themselves that part of truth that doesn't interfere with what they want to do and they reject all that would demand that they change their lifestyle. One day, however, the prophecy at Obadiah 1:8-10 will be fulfilled.
8 "Will I not in that day," says the LORD, "Even destroy the wise men from Edom, and understanding from the mountains of Esau?
9 Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10 "For violence against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
I want to encourage those of you that are trying their best to walk the highway of holiness and are criticized by the Esau's of this age. God will not be mocked much longer. He will hear the cry of His people and respond with vengeance against those who are afflicting them and think God doesn't see or care.
7 Yet they say, "The LORD does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand."
8 Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise?
9 He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
10 He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, he who teaches man knowledge?
11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.
12 Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, and teach out of Your law,
13 That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.
17 "But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau shall be stubble; they shall kindle them and devour them, and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau," for the LORD has spoken.
7 'Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"' "
So when the whole body of Christ comes together in full measure from the revealers on down the mountain to the city of New Jerusalem, and the body of Satan comes together as the Antichrist, the fight will be on and we will win! How do we know? The scriptures promise at Revelation 17:14:
14 "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."