Evil is not the real deal. It is in the opposition to righteousness. It is a lie which calls and scripts goodness as an untruthfulness -an aberrant. It is not God’s creation. It got its being and eventual fructification in the rottenness of ungodliness, allowed by the Creator: to judge evil eventually. It can, therefore, never attain a true perfection enough to run a perfect governmental parallelism with the Good. That it has any capacity to engage in any duel with the Creator is another conspiratorial lie. It is for this reason the man of sin, the beast, man of perdition and also the antichrist will be allowed only 3.5 years out of a perfect 7 years to perform evil to its ultimate perfect height. You would never have seen real evil until the days of the antichrist so, make double sure you get raptured alongside us!
Evil: even when it makes a categorical declaration of a truism, it is for an effective onslaught of a grand deceit. The lies must of necessity be coated with some truths to gain your heart’s acceptance. Masquerading the evil are Foundations, social groups, churches (of Satan) and institutions to carry out the agenda of ‘to steal, kill and destroy’. It thrives well in lies and superstitions. Evil sets you up with unhealthy inquisitiveness as in, “Hath God said…” Genesis 3:1, which sounds quite innocuous but we all know that it birthed the infamy of, “…neither shall ye touch it lest ye die…” Genesis 3:3. And on that fateful day superstition took over the affairs of human reasoning! When the Word of God instructed against a woman’s raiment on a man’s and vice versa it was not borne out of fruitless superstition but to curb an ill. When God instituted sacrificial correctness, was it sponsored by an irrationality of belief or was it a pointer to the ultimate gory sacrifice of Golgotha? When the commandment decries stealing it is with an intention to make you a keeper of your brother. When it frowned at lying was it not telling you that when you open your mouth to call it ‘white’, what God is the Living Witness to be ‘black’, you call God a liar?! Amen. Satan is not only a pathological liar, but an incorrigible evil, determined to destroy man. Is he in any way as powerful as God?
When the LORD God showed up, as He was wont to, in the cool of the day could the masquerading of serpentine Lucifer utter even a tiniest ophidian hiss? Lucifer knew in Whose presence they all were. “Who born dog?!” (As my people will ask). Evil is egregiously fruitless. When Adam and his wife were sent away from the Garden of Eden was the serpent marched out as well? No, he stayed put for he had become the god of this world. The LORD God had to revisit the garden, as recorded in Luke 4:1-12, but lo and behold it was no longer the erstwhile land of lush beauty, perfumery and of fruitfulness (Genesis 2:8-9), it had become a place of wild harshness. Unfortunately, the antichrist and his lying, demonic cohorts will end up in the harshness of the largest and deepest pond of hellish, excruciating conflagration accompanying their evil inspiring Lucifer, where they will ask him lots of questions concerning the promises of forever bliss; but trust Satan to leer devilishly at them in answer to every seriously perturbing query! Too late, he would have already succeeded in having them fooled.
Some are still being fooled on a very grand scale. “Get a white goat for a sacrifice,” and, or “You will need to offer your mother”, when Jesus has already paid the sacrificial price and the Bible clearly commands you to honour your parents. The evil one knows how to enrich you, make you a success, enthrone you on the stardom of fame (with his diabolic connections) and even heal (all he has to do is just tell the demon responsible to remove the virus or any unhealthy, injected stuff), but at what price? Ask presidents, governors, monarchs and business moguls. They, sincerely, will reveal hair raising truths about the amount of water that passed under the bridge of rituals. A lot of people will always see God as the architect of evil, quoting Isaiah 45:7, “…I make peace, and create evil…”, where the word ‘make’, asah, is: ‘create out of existing material’. ‘Create’ is bara: means (properly) ‘to create out of nothing; fashion’. Jesus says, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you”; John 15:14. God, in the same vein, creates peace out of man’s obedience; and because God does not touch evil HE will from nonexistence fashion a wage for evil deeds.
It is for the purpose of judgment that God allows evil, which was not what God made creation for. This is not, in this context, a moral evil. James 1:13 & 14 says, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” If God should be the author of evil then HE definitely would not have any moral rectitude to judge Lucifer for finding iniquity in him. Satan was and will always be on his uncomfortably own, forever alienated from peace. Can evil compete for supremacy with the Good? The Bible does answer that.
When Lucifer concocted in his plotting and said, “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” Isaiah 14:13-14, he displaying the proclivity of humanism; and for that Luciferan, unguarded words, God displayed his true status: “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;” Isaiah 14:15-16. The clause, ‘narrowly look’ is shagach (shaw-gakh’):’to peep, that is, glance sharply at”. It is a look that they will engage themselves with to be certain they are not mistaken about who is being beheld in total ignominy. You will, at the White Throne Judgment, see Satan, the Devil for the absolute nothingness that he truly is before God the Almighty!
Evil is a business thriving on the fuel of stark ignorance which culminates in an egregious contumacy rather than back out when the truth dawns. Insomuch as the Word of God had already sentenced Lucifer to an eternal damnation in hell, I sincerely believe that God, in His infinitive mercy would have fashioned another decree to excise his evil deed, if Satan had done the needful. Evil can be stupidly arrogant. The bond between arrogance and evil makes it extremely difficult for an evil one to stoop in an apologetic settlement. You will hear something like, “I’ll rather die!” Of course death, the antonym for life, is the eventual destination of an incorrigible evil. They know that their chosen path is bad. The Devil has told them there is no way out. They can smell the bluff but the greed for power, riches, fame of earthly glory (so ephemeral) has aided power of blindfolding stance. Adam and his wife, do you notice, did not even try to ask God for the forgiveness of the original sin; was it from an arrogant disposition or the terrifying revelation that their amiable Creator is also the ultimate Judge? Cain was offered a cool way out, when the LORD said, “…sin lieth at the door….” The word ‘sin’ in Hebrew is chaṭṭa’ah (khat-taw-aw’) BDB Definition: ‘1. sin, sinful 2. sin, sin offering’. Cain, no doubt, arrogantly rejected it (can you just believe it?). He refused, in his wanton display of arrogance, to give a sin offering for the forgiveness of his crime! He saw himself achieving the success of the first builder (wielder of Masonic compass and square) of a city! …To be concluded. Click here for the 2nd & concluding part