by Ron Wyatt
2TI 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
MAT 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
LUK 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD of God.
THIS IS TRUE ONLY OF THE ORIGINAL KING JAMES VERSION OF SCRIPTURE. Comparing some of the verses we have thus far discussed makes it evident that we need to be wary of other "versions". Satan and his followers place their opinion above the Word of God and have brought about the publication of "Bibles" designed to subvert the virgin birth of Christ and other foundation teachings of Divinely- inspired Scripture. Satan fell because:
EZE 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:...
Eve fell because she allowed Satan to convince her that by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree she would become wiser:
GEN 3:6 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.
You and I will fall if we allow Satan to get us on an "intellectual" ego trip. Many so-called "authorities" would have us believe that unless we quote from other "versions" of the Bible we are NOT SOPHISTICATED. Do we believe that being sophisticated will exempt us from the final judgement?
Man- No Match for Satan
Satan deceived one third of the angels:
REV 12:7 And there was war in heaven;... 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,... and his angels were cast out with him. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth,...
Satan also deceived Adam who was created a little lower than the angels:
PSA 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him?... 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,...
Man was created Lower" than the angels, and through the years, we have degenerated to such a degree that science has demonstrated we now use less than 10% of our brain! We are INCAPABLE of withstanding Satan's deceptions by our own strength. We do NOT stand a chance against him and his devils unless we ask for help from the Lord. We are instructed:
1JO 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. MAT 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
ISA 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
If we allow Satanic people to deprive us of the accurately translated Word of God, we have lost the battle with evil. Many such "translators" may be "honest and sincere". BUT, the designers of buildings, bridges and freeways in Kobe, Japan "honestly and sincerely" thought their design would stand against earthquakes of 10 on the Richter scale. When put to the test of a 7.2 quake, they failed. When we are deceived and destroyed, does it help that those who helped in our deception were "honest and sincere"? Our true condition is stated here:
JER 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
JER 10:23 O LORD, I know that THE WAY OF MAN IS NOT IN HIMSELF: IT IS NOT IN MAN that walketh TO DIRECT HIS STEPS. 24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
The Bible is filled with many references of "devil possession":
MAT 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
MAT 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
MAT 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
MAR 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
If we obey Satan and his angels, they take control of our minds and bodies:
ROM 6:16 Know ye not, that TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
ACT 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
If we act upon the impressions placed in our minds by demons, they will shortly take possession of our minds. If we act upon the Godly impressions placed in our minds by the Holy Spirit and good angels, God will deliver us from our sinful natures and "write" His" law upon the fleshy tables of" our " hearts":
JOH 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
JO 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
There are now thousands of "Christians" who claim to be "spirit filled" and so they are. But, we must take care to discern (understand) by which "spirit" they are filled. The quickest way to determine one's loyalty is WHETHER THEY LIFT UP GOD AND HIS SON; or do they TRY TO MAKE US THINK THAT THEY, THEMSELVES, ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL? Do they SUBMIT to the UNQUESTIONABLE AUTHORITY of SCRIPTURE, or BELITTLE SCRIPTURE by THEIR OPINION or by TELLING some "EXPERIENCE" that CASTS DOUBT on the VERACITY of SCRIPTURE?
God will not allow Satan to gain control of the universe, but He did allow Satan to become the "Prince of this world":
JOH 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. And he will fight to gain control over us.
Can you and I expect to see Satan for what he really is? YES! If, as most of us believe, Christ's coming is near, we can expect to see some of the most fantastic deceptions the world has yet to see:
2CO 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The "Christian" world has long pondered the identity of the ANTICHRIST.
SATAN was, is and until his end (EZE.28:18,19) will continue to be the ULTIMATE ANTICHRIST. Is it likely that this most powerful of all the angels (Eze. 28:12-15) would go down to destruction in the fires "prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt. 25:41) without playing his strongest deception?! NEVER! God did not direct Paul to warn us that Satan would appear on earth as an "angel of light" without reason. He also had good reason to warn us about:
GAL 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
These things will happen! Are there people among us who are following the religious teachings of someone who claimed to have received the doctrines directly from "an angel from heaven"? YES. All Moslems and Mormons make this claim for their doctrines. Are their doctrines different than those taught by Christ and His disciples? YES. Will demons actively participate in the last great deception? YES- and not only that, we are told that many will "depart from the faith" because of these very deceptions! Read this carefully!
REV 16:14 For they are the SPIRITS OF DEVILS, WORKING MIRACLES, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
1TI 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS, AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS;
REV 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that HE MAKETH FIRE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN ON THE EARTH IN THE SIGHT OF MEN.
Don't forget- Satan brought fire down from heaven before! Job 1:12,16. And he will do it again.
MAT 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
We must EXPECT Satan to appear as an "angel of light", and as the ultimate "antichrist", He will appear as Christ. Just imagine if you will- this magnificent being appears on the earth, speaking tenderly as we imagine our Savior spoke. He appears to heal the sick, although he is actually having his devils remove the illnesses which they originally caused. He speaks of peace and love, but something is amiss. He doesn't quite speak exactly what the Bible says, and tells the world that the Bible has been corrupted over the years- and he's here to correct that. He claims he is Christ. He looks like we expect Him to look; he speaks like we expect Him to sound, and EVERYONE seems to agree- HE'S FINALLY ARRIVED! Is it really Him? Wait, doesn't the Bible say He comes in the air, and the righteous MEET HIM IN THE AIR?:
1TH 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Shortly after most of the people are deceived into believing Satan is Christ, the righteous, seeing the real Christ coming in the clouds, shout:
ISA 25:9 Lo, THIS is OUR God; we have waited for HIM, and HE will save us: THIS is the LORD; WE have waited for HIM, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Historically, it has been shown that those who claim to be serving the Lord, but are not, blame the true followers of God when Divine judgments fall. Remember the words of Ahab when he met with Elijah:
1KI 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? 18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
Today, disasters are beginning to intensify. This shows that the true followers of God are becoming fewer, while those who give "lip service to the true God", are becoming more numerous. God would have withheld His judgments at Sodom if there had been as few as 10 "righteous" there. Lot's family and servants would have been well over 10, yet of these, only 4 left Sodom and only 3 survived.
A "belief" in the true God isn't enough:
2KI 17:33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
A "profession" of faith isn't enough:
ISA 29:13 ...the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people,... for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Why do we brings these things to your attention?
EZE 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live:...
EZE 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but HIS BLOOD WILL I REQUIRE AT THE WATCHMAN'S HAND.
The Discoveries of Ron Wyatt