Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (5)

Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” [Matthew 4:1].

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5)            The Devil came again with the tempting words of, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread” [Matthew 4:3]. No doubt, Lucifer knew the beginning of Jesus’ humanity. But he wanted to play with words. He, most definitely, had the knowledge of the divine Sonship of Jesus. Why ask to know of the obvious truth? Temptations come out of taboo laden acts. Again, it sounds quite anodynous, but the unseen priestcraft of Satanism employment is that if Jesus had gone ahead and performed this miraculous feat, it would have been at the behest of Satanism and the Lord Jesus would have operated under the influence of Lucifer, as the god of this sinful world. Jesus would have pleased the enemy of His Father.

Command that these stones be made bread

                Imagine Jesus pleasing not the Father, of whom the Scripture had earlier made the asseverative pronouncement of “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” [Matthew 3:17]. And the Word of God opened His holy mouth and spoke the Scripture proceeding from Himself, quoting the very words of His dictation to the ears of Moses, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” [Matthew 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3]. This is what the Eden occupants should have uttered to destroy the Devil’s prevaricating utterance.

                The Devil is goaty in stubbornness. He just would not stop and this time he, “saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone” [Matthew 4:6]. Who says “The Devil knows not the Bible”? He studies the Bible very well, and from the same protocol of the Divinity he makes sure to tempt people with God’s forbidden acts. The intriguing fact here is that, the choice of ‘cast’ and ‘down’ are: ballo, ‘violent throw’ and kato, ‘downwards’ respectively. Why tell the Last Adam to cast Himself down atop the place of congregational latria? If Jesus had done that, HE would have killed His humanity before the Calvary substitutionary death – massive loss to the Divinity.

If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down [Matthew 4:6]

                Lucifer’s desideration is the latria crave. All this hullabaloo is nothing short of his diabolical hunger for apotheosis; he could not help being his maniacal self, as he told Jesus, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me” (Matthew 4:9). This is a bodacious attempt. It demands a righteous indignation. “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10). The very second the masquerading serpentine shenanigan called God a liar, the woman should have skinned Lucifer of the ophidian meander that crawled into the Eden Garden. What Adam and his wife would not do is what Jesus, on behalf of humanity, brought to consummation. Amen.

                Some questions arising from this bodacious effrontery are: Does Lucifer not know that Jesus is the Son of God? Does he not have the knowledge of the Second Membership of Jesus’ Godhood? Does he not know that in this Jesus is the Eternal Christ, the Creator? Why would he decide to tempt his Lord even the Author of creation, and stubbornly so? Did he not see John the Baptist wanting, in the humility of his heart, to decline to baptize the same LORD from heaven? I know why he was able to muster such feat fit for a bodacious bestiality. Lucifer is an egregiousness of profanity; he is suffering from acute dementia; his madness knows no bounds.

Then the devil leaveth him [Matthew 4:11]

                Anyone who decides to go against the good LORD God of the celestial assizes and will come face to face with the Lord of creationism in antagonism cannot be anything but an incorrigible evil. Egregious stupidity must be the mark of any being that intentionally cuts himself away from Jehovah. No wonder, unlike the heaven-bound, adopted Christians, Lucifer is eternally damned!

                The Calvary victory breaks and it makes of non-effect the pricking discomfort of his goad. What does that mean? If sinfulness is the sting, then the ‘entire gulp’ of death is the victory that Jesus gives to anyone who becomes one with Him, having removed the original sin from him. He would not come to the earth to be crucified the second time, therefore, this separation from sin is eternal. We, the Christians can never be called or considered sinners again. The hellish thrust, Lucifer’s victory, that mankind had suffered, does not hold any victimisation for Christians. We have been saved from death. Lucifer’s trophies do not include Christians. Willfully we had sinned, in the past, and were responsible for the evils of our thirsty crave. But now our salvation is wholly of the Godhead. The Godhead takes care of everything. Get born again so that you too can say, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Amen.

“…that where I am, there ye may be also” [John 14:3].

                Jesus gave us a promise in the book of John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” This, the Devil has no power, whatsoever, over. It is a divine promise. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed [Malachi 3:6]. Lucifer did not know that the Church was God’s trump card to silence him into eternality of his guilt. God gave him a mind to think with. He thought he could use the thoughts of his derailed mentality to bring himself to Jehovah’s par of equality. God gave him a freewill and erroneously believed his freewill has the capability to discard the Creator, and be a god unto himself and to any thinking intelligence that will decide to follow him. Woefully, Lucifer has failed. Amen.

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!”

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Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (3)

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3)            Where is the “Ye shall not surely die” liar, when the truthfulness of the Divinity stood before them? Genesis 3:12-15, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13) And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14) And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Lucifer fell, losing his empyreal estate

                The Creator did not even bother to acknowledge the physical presence of Lucifer, the real spirit behind the serpentine shenanigan. What does this tell me? Lucifer is a persona non grata. Uselessness is the order of his evil being. Adam’s wife gave her precious time and ears to a being of perdition. Methinks Lucifer had all the answers for spiritual ascendancy. Where art thou, Lucifer, when the LORD God stood to judge evil. Lucifer, the liar, and the father of it, could not be heard again. Of truth it is, that the light of God’s word which Adam made available to his wife, did shine but the darkness of Satanism that hung around the woman did not allow the woman to ‘comprehend’ it. The Greek for ‘comprehend’ (found in John 1:5) is katalambanō (kat-al-am-ban’-o): ‘to lay hold of so as to make one’s own, to obtain, attain to, to make one’s own, to take into one’s self, appropriate’. Now that the physical presence of the Truth stood to judge, the persona non grata stance of Lucifer is revealed. Though, unfortunately, he had caused an unforgettable havoc on the Adamic race.

Adam”, and said unto him, “Where art thou?”  

                Genesis 6:1-3 “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3) And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Why commentaries on this verses should run in diverse Scriptural didactics is quite untenable. Some teach that the ‘sons of God’ are the progenies of Seth. ‘The daughters of men’ to some others are the children of Cain. The word ‘men’ or the singular ‘man’ from verses 1-3 is the Hebrew ‘âdâm (aw-dawm’) meaning: ‘man, mankind, human being’. Seth was never the progenitor of the Adamic existence, his father, Adam, the first man, is. In the genealogy of man, Luke 3:38 reads, “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.”

Adam: a personal mould of the Divinity

                The reason why Adam is called the ‘son of God’ is the same reason why angelic beings are given the same title. Angelic beings were created, one after the other, directly by the Creator, just as Adam was, in the Eden Garden. Seth was not directly created by God; his birth was through the matrix mechanism of Adamic procreation. An argument is likely to pose, “How do you explain the fact that Israelites are children of God?” The answer to this is quite simple. God’s covenant with Abraham made them God’s ‘people’. Leviticus 26:12 “And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” The noun ‘people’ is‛am (am) in Hebrew, meaning: ‘nation; persons, members of one’s people, compatriots, country-men; kinsman, kindred’. Israel means: ‘he will rule as God’ or ‘a prince by God’s side.’ Israel is God’s son by adoption: spiritual. Remember the Pauline exegetical unearthing of Romans 8:15 “…but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father?” The ‘we’ refers to Christians. ‘Adoption’ is uihothesia (hwee-oth-es-ee’-ah): ‘the placing as a son, that is adoption (figuratively Christian sonship in respect to God).’

“the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair” [Genesis 6:2]

                The daughters are the offspring of humanity; and the sons of God are the fallen angelic host. Did they not lose their estates – positions – in heaven? Revelation 12:7-12 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10) And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [Jude 6]

                Fallen angels, and not demons, were the ones who fell down from heaven to the earth. The term ‘first estate’ of verse 6 is archē (ar-khay’): ‘(abstractly) beginning; (concretely) chief – in time or place.’ They were regarded as principalities. They lost their original excellency, purity, dignity and holiness. Let us read from Jude 1:6, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Who were these chained in the hell of Tartarus? They are the same angels who married human daughters. The children that came from that unholy marriages were progenies of angelic pollution – half-angels and half-human freaky births.

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!”

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Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (2)

The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat” [Genesis 3:13].

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2)            Now, listen to the woman’s response to the make-believe satanic inquisitive trap. “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die” [Genesis 3:2-3]. Sounds so much like puerility. She was made to think that she was addressing a minor – her child. Have you ever noticed that when it was the turn of the old Dragon to open his vocal cord, it was not that of juvenility? The words were that of mesmerising authority uttered from superiority.

                Genesis 3:4-5 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” She did not know that she was dealing with a being, billions of years older! Lucifer, smiling, plotted to play words with the youngest of intelligent created minds.

“Neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die” [Genesis 3:3]

                When the woman, in total disregard to her husband, the head of humanity, decided on her own to stain God’s protocol with “neither shall ye touch it” of verse three, contrary to Genesis 2:17, she actually uttered the first superstitious innuendo. The masquerading serpentine evil knew that his trap had given him a trophy. The woman of Eden misrepresented both her husband and the LORD God. She did not give God the most proper title of “LORD God”; and that way the spirit behind the serpent had his opportunity to present himself as god – for anything can be god – albeit his intention was an apotheotic design to bend the religious knees of the world before Satanism.

                Her untrue statement against the word of God played her into the waiting, malicious hands of the Devil. Lucifer needed to have the Woman – the symbolism of the Church – to utter words of Scriptural aberrancy. That way he will devilishly have the Church of God in his pocket to perfect the priestcraft of his intention. Today, though, so many pastors may be sincere, as Reverend Chris Okotie always makes it clear, they are sincerely wrong, even as the Reverend concludes. The Church of God constantly adds to the Word of God. Sad. The guiltiest of all being the Romish Church of Catholicism. Imagine the Pope pontificating that God told him to edit the Ten Commandments!

woman saw tree …good for food, …pleasant to the eyes, and …make one wise

                She should have queried Lucifer’s question with, “What do you want to know?” That way, she would have stood firmly, as a one who had authority over her head. Lucifer would have got himself in a dangerous cul-de-sac. That, probably, would have been the end of his escapades on terra firma. The enemy, as diabolically expected, did something to allow the victim to tighten the noose around her own neck. He played along with the unsuspecting wife of Adam. He added ‘not’ a negation, to make of none effect, God’s original, “…thou shalt surely die;” making God, in the heart of Adam’s wife, a liar.

                Having successfully portrayed the Creator as self-conceited, self-loving and someone in absolute disregard for man’s evolution to deified status, the Devil painted himself as the liberating illuminator, who is ready to take mankind to the next level of apotheotic pride. The bait had been taken. The hook had sunk, irreversibly deep, as far as the victim was concerned. Satanism got unfortunately established.

                And the resultant effects were, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons” (Genesis 3:6-7). Adamic spirituality had fallen! This is the saddest part of human history.

Who told thee that thou wast naked? [Genesis 3:11]

                Was the LORD God late in making His entrance only after the evil deed of eternal consequence had been perpetrated? Why did He not, like in the Hollywood movies, just show up to act the heroic, Saviour role? Genesis 3:8-11 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9) And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10) And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11) And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”

Free Moral, Sinless, Adamic Agents

                Adam and his wife were on probationary life. They were made free moral agents. On the sixth day of re-creationism of their entrance into life, they were already adults. They had been initiated into the knowledge of good and evil. God did not create soulless robots of mechanical operations devoid of spirituality. Adam was made to make intellectual decisions. He had the image of God, making him God’s most favourite being. Adam could not have asked for more!

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!”

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Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (1)

         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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