Lucifer is the father of lies [John 8:44]
1) It is spiritually strategic to be informed that this fallen, demented Lucifer cannot force anyone into Satanism. The Divine rule against devilry idolatry makes it null and void for him, Lucifer, to force anyone into accepting his dissimulation. “He comes,” as Reverend Chris Okotie taught in his Sunday Service of 17th January, 2021, “to change your nature.” “What”, I want to ask, “is the nature that Satanism is bent on changing?” It is spelt explicitly in Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” where the ‘image’ is the Hebraic tselem (tseh’-lem). Tselem, interestingly is a masculine noun, making it an object of dominion. It means: ‘1. a phantom. 2. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance. 3. (hence) a representative figure. 4. (especially) an idol.’
Sinless Adam and Eve
Definition 2 which best fits, in this context, makes Adam the creature who has the endowment of his Creator’s resemblance. The 3rd definition of ‘a representative figure’ makes Adam God’s viceroy on earth. As the head of the Eden family he is also the priest of the world. Overcome by jealousy, Lucifer swore to employ every plot of Satanism to engender the reversal of the Eden status quo towards his own insane apotheosis. He knew that he could not just walk up to Adam and tell him, “Give me your hegemonic political and sacerdotal roles, I am in need of them.” Since direct confrontation stood an abortive chance, prevaricating machinations, therefore, should see him through to victory if he could get to make the Woman to speak weakly for her husband, lord and priest – Adam the male. Circumvention of Satanism, unfortunately did pay off.
In the accounts of Genesis chapter 3, the verses from 1 to 15 lend credence to a diablerie coercionary subtlety that got the unwary woman totally beguiled.
The subtlety of Lucifer’s shenanigan could not be accessed from the first words of his diabolical heart when he said, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” of Genesis 3:1. This took place in God’s house – Eden. And I am of the expectation that if an animal could express itself from the vocal cords, those first words of Scriptural documentation must be words of praise and of worship to the glory of the Most High. Rather, this one who had accessed the Garden in a pad and a creep of ophidian meandering, threw a negative thought at them.
Why should this strangeness beam the darkness of illumination on physical food? The wondrous eternality of spiritual life of God’s providential beneficence jettisoned, Lucifer had come to feed them of the putrefactive darkness of Satanism. Note that he did not use the title, “LORD God” in reference to the Creator. “God” is what one reads throughout chapter one of Genesis. To make a revelation of who this Elohiym truly is, Genesis 2:4, in recapitulation of the just concluded creationism calls Him the “LORD God”. The term ‘god’, as a matter of fact, can be any object of veneration. There is only one LORD God in the universe.
Lucifer is the god of this world [2corinthians 4:4]
Lucifer had not only come to disparage the LORD God, he had come to set himself up as god – the god of this world [2Corinthians 4:4]. Lest his choice of “LORD God” should give his shenanigan away, he would not dare to use it! The subtlety of Satanism is revealed in the play on words. It would have been tantamount to swallowing poison, using the term ‘LORD God’ simply because it will never make any sense maligning the LORD God who alone IS, by His own power. Knowing fully well that man eats the food that the soul is accustomed to; and that the soul of man receives the strength of sustainability therefrom he must feed mankind with that which will give him perfection of control over Adam.
He wanted to change the course of Adamic life, such that they will begin to live through what he shows them, making them think more about what to eat to fill the physical stomach, than ‘looking unto Jesus Christ, the Author and the finisher of our faith’ for dependence. His probing query was traps laden words of destructiveness. The Woman, unfortunately, would not change the subject, but stupidly warmed herself to this jejune point of pedestrianism. Try eavesdropping what is termed ‘girls’ talk’ and most of them though mirthful, they lack elements of spiritual growth. Has that innocuous looking discourse not affected the Church of God today? Do Christians not go from one place to another simply because they have itching ears? The obnoxious opportunity given to Lucifer’s talk is the bane of man’s woes.
Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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