Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Worship of Satan


By Paul McGuire, 12/24/12

“MindWar is the deliberate, aggressive, convincing of all participants that in a war we will win that war.” -General Michael Aquino and Col. Paul E. Vallely “From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory”

"2013 is going to be the convergence of many events that have been more or less in a holding pattern. First of all, there exists a hidden and very powerful, Satanic elite that is largely controlling world events. This elite which goes all the way back to Nimrod and the Tower of Babel has changed names many times. Sir Francis Bacon, a Rosicrucian (the forerunner of the Illuminati,) planned for America to be the “New Atlantis” and head of the New World Order, long before 1776. ..."

Note: “Lucifer” is only used one time in Scripture, and not as a name for Satan, Isiah 14:12 :

“Lucifer, as a name given to the devil, was derived from this passage, which the fathers (and lately Stier) interpreted, without any warrant whatever, as relating to the apostasy and punishment of the angelic leaders. The appellation is a perfectly appropriate one for the king of Babel, on account of the early date of the Babylonian culture, which reached back as far as the grey twilight of primeval times, and also because of its predominant astrological character. ...” (Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary)

We are continually reminded of the quick passage of time. It seems that Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter roll around every few months.

Christmas tells us that God entered history in the person of Jesus Christ. Easter tells us that God destroyed the power of sin and death through the work of Jesus Christ, and that he now rules and reigns over his creation as King of kings and Lord of lords. New Years reminds of the swiftness of time passing, as a vapor.

Time means change.

* Time means that good can be developed for the glory of God. Time gives the chance to develop the word and work of God on earth.
* Time means that fallen man has the chance to develop his evil desires.
* Time means that the world is moving toward God’s appointed and victorious end.

Rushdoony points out that as God’s judgment increases, time speeds up. Experience seems to confirm his observation. We should rejoice that time moves so quickly, for it means that the time of the Righteous judge is approaching quickly. He will judge the world in righteousness and truth, and will make all things right.

The unseen hand of God moves history to His preordained end. Example: Notice the events that had to take place before the birth of Christ, and the quick spread of the Good News.

Divine Providence moved Babylon to subdue Judah; Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians; the Persians fell to Greece; Greece fell under the horrible iron heel of Rome, and Rome built many wonderful roads in order to keep the conquered territories under its heel. Providence exalted Nero, probably the most wicked ruler in history, who brought the terrible persecution which spread Christianity to the farthest reaches of the known world. It traveled with unheard of speed over the high tech roads of the day.

Christ: Providence raised up Caesar Augustus, and moved him to decree that all the world should be taxed, and that each man had to go to his own city. Bethlehem “just happened” to be the city of Mary’s husband. Because of the prophecies of Isaiah 7 and Micah 5, Bethlehem had to be the city of the Messiah’s birth. Providence cause the inn to be full with only a smelly and dirty stable available, for the Messiah had to be born in humble circumstances. Was Joseph aware that he was fulfilling prophecy as they journey to Bethlehem, and found room only in a stable?

Wicked rulers, e.g., Nero, were used to spread the Gospel. Taxes were used to bring Joseph and his wife to Bethlehem in fulfillment of prophecy, just as sure as famine was used to move Abraham, and his son Isaac and then Isaac’s son Jacob-Israel to the places appointed to them by God.

(I wonder how many people died in those famines used by God to accomplished his will in the promised seed?)

Throughout history, we see the Lord’s control of all events through his unseen hand of providence. Several times in the protection of his Only Begotten Son, he literally spoke to Joseph. However, he normally controls history for his purpose and glory without the knowledge of men.

If Scripture is clear on anything, it is that the Creator God, with his unseen hand, moves all things to fulfill his appointed purpose.

Psalms 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. (Dan. 4:35, Ps. 115:3, Isa. 14:24.)

When we fail to see God’s hand, we lose one of the greatest blessings of our faith. Actually, we deny Romans 8:28, 29, though we say we believe it. All things, visible and invisible, work toward the sovereign purpose of the Lord our God..

In other words, God works to govern this world through Providence just as sure as he worked through creation. Most people, saved and unsaved, will readily confess the work of Divine Providence in creation, even in 6 days of creation, yet in the next breath, they deny the particulars of Providence that are required to continue creation to its God appointed end. They have replaced Divine Providence with the Devil’s providence by saying that Satan is the one controlling history. In other words, they believe that history is being controlled by “a hidden and very powerful, Satanic elite that is largely controlling world events.”

The work of God in governing this world is unknowable to the wisdom of this world, as God governs through his physical laws. For the Word of God is clear that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (Daniel 4:17, 25, 32, 5:21.) I know Christians who refuse to recognize that God reigneth over the heathen, as he now sitteth on the throne of his holiness. (Ps. 47:8, Isa. 52:7, Rev. 19:6.) I know some Christians who go as far as to mock the doctrine of Divine Providence controlling history, because “Divine Providence” is not clearly stated in Scripture.

Is history controlled by Satan or God? Job chapters 1 & 2 (Satan had to answer to the Lord God), 1 Kings 22 (Micaiah reveals that wickedness answers to the Lord) and Zechariah 3 (Satan is rebuked as he stood at the right hand of Joshua, the high priest), clearly show that Satan himself is subject to the Most High Who ruleth in the kingdom of men.

There are undoubtedly conspiracies, but those who think history is controlled by evil conspirators are Satanists. They give more power to Satan than to God.

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