Revealing the Secret (of the Antichrist Agenda) – by Linda Jones A Dissertation on the Agenda of High Ranking Masons and

the Illuminati Everything we need to know about life can be found in the Scripture. The Bible is THE book of life...of our life. Secret knowledge or hidden truths of God are revealed to us in His Word if we ask Him for it. Rather than trusting what any man says we must trust what God says and know His Word!! What happened in the past, what‘s happening now, what will happen in future can be uncovered in the Bible. Freemasonry is the most widespread secret society worldwide with deep historical tradition dating back to the early 16th century …even with the Knights Templar and bloody wars fought to protect its secrets in the name of Christianity. Freemasons are sworn to secrecy; sworn by an oath that if they reveal their secrets they will have their throat slit. These secrets are written in the book of Morals and Dogma and cannot be revealed to anyone who is not a Freemason. No one other than a Freemason has a right to read the book. In stark contrast, the Bible is known to all and anyone has a right to read it. In fact, we are told to tell its contents to everyone! Anything in any church doctrine or practice that is secret is a cult. The secrets of the Freemason are hidden from the masses and can only be known by those who they determine are the ―elect‖. Anything a Mason reveals to the general public as part of their dogma and ideals is a lie. Even the information given by ―superior‖ Masons to lower-level Masons is 95% falsehood. The deeper you go the more you are allowed to know…it is multilayered. Masonic philosophy is embedded deep within the degree of Mason called Illuminati, or the 33rd degree. Albert Pike, who was a Scottish-Right Mason and Sovereign Grand Commander of the ―Supreme Council‖, underscores it by this statement in the book of Morals and Dogma: ―Lucifer, the Light Bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual of selfish Souls? Doubt it not!‖ He also states, ―Truth is only available to the worthy and Elect. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive, or would pervert it…‖. 2 Corinthians 11:14 - But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. John 8:12 - Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ―I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won‘t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.‖ Deuteronomy 18:9-14 - ―When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. 10 For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, 11 or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you. 13 But you must be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the LORD your God forbids you to do such things.‖ Deuteronomy 13:6-9 - ―Suppose someone secretly entices you-even your brother, your son or daughter, your beloved wife, or your closest friend-and says, ‗Let us go worship other gods‘-gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known. 7 They might suggest that you worship the gods of peoples who live nearby or who come from the ends of the earth. 8 But do not give in or listen. Have no pity, and do not spare or protect them. 9 You must put them to death! Strike the first blow yourself, and then all the people must join in. 2 Kings 17:9 - The people of Israel had also secretly done many things that were not pleasing to the LORD their God. They built pagan shrines for themselves in all their towns, from the smallest outpost to the largest walled city.

Job 13:1-15 - ―Look, I have seen all this with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears, and now I understand. 2 I know as much as you do. You are no better than I am. 3 As for me, I would speak directly to the Almighty. I want to argue my case with God himself. 4 As for you, you smear me with lies. As physicians, you are worthless quacks. 5 If only you could be silent! That‘s the wisest thing you could do. 6 Listen to my charge; pay attention to my arguments. 7 ―Are you defending God with lies? Do you make your dishonest arguments for his sake? 8 Will you slant your testimony in his favor? Will you argue God‘s case for him? 9 What will happen when he finds out what you are doing? Can you fool him as easily as you fool people? 10 No, you will be in trouble with him if you secretly slant your testimony in his favor. Matthew 10:27 - What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear! Pillars of Jachin and Boaz 1 Kings 7:13-22 - King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre. 14 Hiram was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali. His father, a native of Tyre, was a skilled bronze craftsman. Hiram was highly skilled, resourceful, and knowledgeable about all kinds of bronze craftsmanship. He came to King Solomon and did all his bronze work. 15 He made two bronze pillars. Each was 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference. 16 He made two capitals of cast bronze to put on top of the pillars. Each capital was 7½ feet high. 17 He also made seven rows of filigree and chains for each capital. 18 After he made the pillars, he made two rows of decorations around the filigree to cover the capitals which were above the pillars. He made the capitals identical to each other. 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the entrance hall were lily-shaped. Each was six feet high. 20 Two hundred pomegranates in rows were directly above the bowl-shaped parts around the filigree on the capitals on both pillars. 21 Hiram set up the pillars in the temple‘s entrance hall. He set up the pillar on the right and named it Jachin [He Establishes]. Then he set up the pillar on the left and named it Boaz [In Him Is Strength]. 22 There were lily-shaped capitals at the top of the pillars. He finished the work on the pillars. Whether in art or in architecture, twin pillars are archetypal symbols representing an important gateway or passage towards the unknown. In Freemasonry, the pillars named Jachin and Boaz of Solomon‘s Temple represent one of the Brotherhood‘s most recognizable symbol, prominently featured in Masonic art, documents and buildings. The master builder of the Temple of Solomon was Hiram Abiff, a major figure in Masonic ritual. As with most occult symbols, the Masonic twin pillars conceal multiple layers of meaning, some intended for the profane and divulged in higher degrees of Freemasonry. However, it is generally accepted that Jachin and Boaz represent the equilibrium or balance between two opposite forces. The union of the two pillars is said to generate a third pillar, one in the middle, which esoterically represents man/mankind. The significance of the Two Pillars within Freemasonry is kept as secret and only seen by the general public as lovely architecture derived from the Bible and King Solomon‘s Temple. Deuteronomy 27:15 - ‗Cursed is anyone who carves or casts an idol and secretly sets it up. These idols, the work of craftsmen, are detestable to the LORD.‘ Masons believe the two pillars are a gate to an astral plane where angels will ascend upon mankind blending the two species together. On the right is Jachin (He establishes) on the left is Boaz (In Him is strength). Freemasons Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas suggest that the former represents the winter solstice sunrise, while the latter the summer solstice sunrise. Astrologically, Jachin represents the southern stargate between Sagittarius and Scorpios, whereas Boaz signifies the northern stargate between Gemini and Taurus. This is based on the fact that in Freemasonry a celestial globe symbolizing ex-carnation (a spirit leaving its present body) is found atop Jachin, while a terrestrial globe representing incarnation (manifestation of physical) is positioned atop Boaz. As the angels (with instruction from God-as in rapture) enter into the gate, only the elect who have reached a higher plane (Illuminatithe highest level in Freemasonry-Secret Society of all Knighthoods), will be ‗touched‘ by them, becoming divine, super-powered and all-knowing, able to ‗rule and reign with ―God‖ forever. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 - Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. 2 Don‘t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don‘t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a

revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3 Don‘t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed-the one who brings destruction. 4 He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. DNA The DNA chain looks like 2 snakes intertwined with a ladder in the middle. Kundalini (the Hindu meditation to awaken the chakra and reach ―ultimate enlightenment‖) is represented to look like 2 snakes coiled at the base of the spine, reaching up the spine where the 2 serpent heads converge on the brain to touch the mind. The band Styx wrote a song called Serpent Rising. This is in direct reference to a serpent coiling up your spine causing you to gain enlightenment in order to unite with the ancient ―superman‖ to become a new race in a new world. The band Led Zeppelin wrote a song called Stairway to Heaven. This is in reference to a woman who is buying a stairway that reaches up to the heavens in order to achieve a higher plane, enabling her to interact with enlightened spiritual beings. The woman in the song is allegedly the Great Whore of Babylon of Revelation 17:5. The song was written by Jimmy Page while in a drug-induced trance in the home of Aleister Crowley, an Illuminati high priest within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Masonry supports enlightenment and evolution of the mind, knowing all the secrets of the Universe and becoming like God. In truth, God can decide to reveal to us things in alignment with uncovering them from His Word by the blessing and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Yet, we cannot know everything and be like God. Conversely, there are those who take/steal this knowledge upon their own searching, for their own astuteness and illumination that have not been given permission from God to have it. That is partaking from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God has things that remain hidden until He decides to reveal them to us, if ever, when He believes we are at a point in our lives that the information will not overwhelm us too much. We have to ask for this knowledge and it is given if the Lord knows our motives are pure and will not use it for the wrong reasons. That is partaking from the Tree of Life. Deuteronomy 29:29 - ―The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions. Daniel 2:18-19 - He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon. 19 That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. Because it is believed by Freemasons and Illuminati that humans are inherently debase and in need of reformation through alteration by divine interception, the antichrist agenda is to blend human DNA with divine DNA. Ever hear the phrases ‗it is in our DNA to be ― little gods‖‘, we can be ―little gods‖‘, ‗we all have a ―little god‖ inside of us‘, ‗with God‘s DNA in us we can become like ―little gods‖? These phrases are the concept of Androgyny – the blending of male and female (or two opposites) to create a perfect balance of something other-human…superhuman. Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Order of Illminati believed human society had grown hopelessly corrupt and could only be saved by a complete overhaul. Among Weishaupt‘s goals for the New World Order of Illuminati were the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Abolition of the monarchy and established governments Abolition of private property and inheritance Abolition of patriotism and nationalism Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage and the establishment of communal education for children Abolition of all religions

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Abolition of discovery in science through means of creationism and the perpetual advancement of the elect who will survive by means of higher ascension.

This doctrine, as frightening as it is, has sustained itself through centuries of Freemasonry and Illuminati all over the world. It has progressed to modern society and has infiltrated so subtly we barely even notice it. Those who join the Brotherhood are promised power, influence, success, and protection from outside forces. At the same time, the Order obtains reports of a ―sensitive nature‖ on the personal lives of its members and their families in order to ensure total commitment. The members believe that the Order will rule the world and believe in going to any extent to get there, even it means committing violent crimes. Thus the adage ―the end justifies the means‖ was conceived. Freemasons/Illuminati believe that the 4th Kingdom in the Book of Daniel is spiritual and there will be a takeover, a heavenly and earthly war in which the outcome will be that the angels/demons will mingle with the seed of men. We either are killed in the war, or rise to a higher enlightenment to intermingle with angels/demons and become and produce a divine race, with supernatural powers like the mythological Titans. Daniel 2:40-45 - Following that kingdom, there will be a fourth one, as strong as iron. That kingdom will smash and crush all previous empires, just as iron smashes and crushes everything it strikes. 41 The feet and toes you saw were a combination of iron and baked clay, showing that this kingdom will be divided. Like iron mixed with clay, it will have some of the strength of iron. 42 But while some parts of it will be as strong as iron, other parts will be as weak as clay. 43 This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix. 44 ―During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever. 45 That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain, though not by human hands, that crushed to pieces the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God was showing the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain.‖ Genesis 3:14-15 - Then the LORD God said to the serpent, ―Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. 15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.‖ The Serpent Seed - Children of Belial/Baal + Woman‘s Seed - Children of God = Divine Race = Nephilium Genesis 6:1-5 - Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them. 2 The sons of God saw the beautiful women and took any they wanted as their wives. 3 Then the LORD said, ―My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years. 4 In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times. 5 The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. Deuteronomy 12:2 - ―When you drive out the nations that live there, you must destroy all the places where they worship their gods - high on the mountains, up on the hills, and under every green tree. Acts 13:10 - Then he said, ―You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord?

Symbolism The Masonic emblem of the Square and Compass is a compass above crossing over a square protractor below. Masons claim it represents the Master Craftsman as in architecture and workers of stone…masonries. Also, the masses as well as lower Masons are told the ―G‖ in the middle represents ―God‖ and ―Geometry‖. In reality, the ―G‖ stands for the Grand Architect of the Universe-G.A.O.T.U. who is the ―True God‖, but this is not God the Heavenly Father of the Bible-it is Lucifer, the false Light Bearer, not the Light of the world, Christ Jesus. It is stated in the book of Morals and Dogma that the compass above (the Monad [#1] is male = Heavenly Realm ) and the protractor below (the Duad [#2] is female = Earthly Realm) is a representation for a sexual union, and that union is represented by the letter ―G‖ (the Triad [#3]). Masonry depicts and glorifies the act of sex in many of their symbols. The female sex organ is often depicted as a circle, and frequently a circle with 8 spokes representing the ―8-Step Path of Enlightenment‖. The male sex organ is often depicted as an obelisk or phallic. Ephesians 4:17-19 - So I tell you and encourage you in the Lord‘s name not to live any longer like other people in the world. Their minds are set on worthless things. 18 They can‘t understand because they are in the dark. They are excluded from the life that God approves of because of their ignorance and stubbornness. 19 Since they no longer have any sense of shame, they have become promiscuous. They practice every kind of sexual perversion with a constant desire for more. The symbol of Baphomet is a demonic god that has been used as part of the Knights Templar and Freemasonry since their beginnings. Baphomet goes even as far back as the 11 th century as a god that was invoked and worshiped by pagans. This creature has both male and female body parts and the head of a goat/demon/Lucifer – again the idea of Androgny, the infusion of male and female or opposites. The positioning of the arms of Baphomet (one up and one down) and the inscriptions on the arms are an illustration of Alchemy-transforming lesser substances into a substance of great value, or turning men into gods. The Tower of Babel is an illustration of a ladder that ascends into heaven for the people to climb up to the heavenlies in order to become influential and great in the eyes of the world. (The ladder is also the image used in the DNA chain.) In Freemason there is the idea of walking up the staircase of enlightenment and when you reach the top you have become divine, all-knowing and all-powerful. The Grand Freemason Temple in Washington D.C. has 2 winding staircases. Each side has 23 steps. 23 + 23 = 46 = DNA. Genesis 11:4-9 - Then they said, ―Let‘s build a city for ourselves and a tower with its top in the sky. Let‘s make a name for ourselves so that we won‘t become scattered all over the face of the earth.‖ 5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the descendants of Adam were building. 6 The LORD said, ―They are one people with one language. This is only the beginning of what they will do! Now nothing they plan to do will be too difficult for them. 7 Let us go down there and mix up their language so that they won‘t understand each other.‖ 8 So the LORD scattered them all over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 This is why it was named Babel, because there the LORD turned the language of the whole earth into babble. From that place the LORD scattered them all over the face of the earth. The rose is also a symbol for secrecy among Freemasons. Rosicrucian is a secret society that began in the 16th century of medieval Germany built on the same esoteric ideas as Freemasonry. There is a Rose-Cross Degree of Freemason called Brotherhood from the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross. The group of this order claim to profess Christ and provide the teachings of Christianity, and embrace altruism and any type of humanitarian doctrine. They profess ―Light, Life, and Love‖. This group‘s symbolism always centers around the rose. Roses on a cross, a cross through a crown with a rose on it, a rose branch on the Freemason sign of the compass and protractor, etc. This sect of Freemasonry is also part of the Jacobite group that branched off in England. (Interesting to note that the Jacobites are one of the tribes in the Book of Mormon. In the 1840‘s Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, became a Freemason, while his father and brother had been Freemasons for years before Smith‘s indoctrination. In the early Latter Day Saints movement, a significant number of its members were Masons before joining the movement, and

remained Masons within the LDS church. Today, the LDS church holds no position for or against Freemasonry.) The Jacobite group is where the Knights of Malta originated. The Malta was the Sovereign Military that fought in the bloody ―Holy Wars‖, yet, were known to be chivalrous and noble. They were also known for caring for the sick and wounded in hospitals. Those in this section of the order formed the Red Cross. Freemason/Illuminati also use the cross, an ―X‖, or any logo that represents fusion, intermingling, uniting or combining in its imagery to present the idea of two opposite/dissimilar/mediocre things coming together to create one grand/superior/exalted/magnificent thing. Conclusion Illuminati, Freemason, New Agers, Scientologists, UFO people, Satanists all teach that divine/celestial beingsangels/gods/aliens/demons are going to ascend on mankind and fuse with humans to create a unique, unblemished royal remnant. They teach that there are certain ones who are enlightened enough-profoundly illuminated and chosen to take on this escapade. They teach that it is possible to create a balance in which human DNA can be transformed by mingling it with these divine beings to produce a hybrid god in which a perfect and utopian world will emerge. It is mysticism and nothing short of witchcraft and the ultimate in false prophecy by false teachers/prophets. It is strangling society, and worse, it is choking the life out of the Church (like a serpent-a Boa constrictor). For the most part, we are completely unaware, mislead; we are blind and don‘t believe this could, will, and is happening. We see it but we don‘t see it. We only see what we want to see. The majority will write it off as conspiracy theories, suspicion, and something only seen in movies. Where do you suppose the entertainment industry gets its ideas for the movies and programs that we have grown so accustomed to that it is reasonable to just assume someone has a great imagination? Which of course, God can use even a movie to show us Himself and what is happening in the world. What the enemy means for evil, God can use for good. And then there is the government infiltration. Why do you think that the governments of our United States of America and around the World continually change its policies in order to adapt their societies to the idea of openmindedness toward all humanitarian, communal, spiritual, gender, scientific, legislative, industrial, technological, biological and environmental - associated concepts? These concepts in and of themselves are not necessarily bad, but the reasoning behind the acclaim of tolerance and innovation is a diabolical plan of the devil to use pride to take away our unassuming nature, and to fill the place that was meant for a holy God with ourselves and an imitation of the genuine thing…because we require it and deserve it…to be up on that throne. The false prophet of the antichrist doesn‘t force anyone to receive the Mark. Society and the Church will do it of its own free will. In order for the angels to unite with the ―sons of God‖, humanity has to ask for it. It will readily and arrogantly drone on as if programmed, right into the ‗End Time‘ of the Book of Revelation without putting up much of a fight. If they can change human DNA, if they can mess with the Bible, then they can change the DNA of the Church. And if the Church is deceived, it will naively go in the direction it is pointed, saying all the while, ‗it must be God‘…this is our Destiny, the ‗Paradigm Shift‘ we‘ve awaited, the reality of the ‗Transformation‘, Prophecy unfolding and being fulfilled, the ‗Reformation‘, the ‗Great Awakening‘, a ‗New Dawn‘, the ‗Convergence‘, ‗Synergy‘. We have heard those terms before. Not to say that they are all inherently evil themselves. Some ministries and churches are just foolishly duped into utilizing and adhering to these concepts, but the ideas behind them are sorcery. And a spell indeed has been cast. Jude 1:4-11 - I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God‘s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 5 So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. 6 And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of

judgment. 7 And don‘t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God‘s judgment. 8 In the same way, these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings. 9 But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, ―The Lord rebuke you!‖ (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses‘ body.) 10 But these people scoff at things they do not understand. Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction. 11 What sorrow awaits them! For they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion. Deuteronomy 4:1-4 - ―And now, Israel, listen carefully to these decrees and regulations that I am about to teach you. Obey them so that you may live, so you may enter and occupy the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. 2 Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you. 3 ―You saw for yourself what the LORD did to you at Baal-peor. There the LORD your God destroyed everyone who had worshiped Baal, the god of Peor. 4 But all of you who were faithful to the LORD your God are still alive today - every one of you. Judges 3:4-7 - These people were left to test the Israelites—to see whether they would obey the commands the LORD had given to their ancestors through Moses. 5 So the people of Israel lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, 6 and they intermarried with them. Israelite sons married their daughters, and Israelite daughters were given in marriage to their sons. And the Israelites served their gods. 7 The Israelites did evil in the LORD‘s sight. They forgot about the LORD their God, and they served the images of Baal and the Asherah poles. 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 - But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. 4 You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.

My Thoughts This is a lot of information, yet, merely a drop in the hat of what is being revealed to me, and others. But the whole notion can be found in the Bible, which is why there are so many Scripture references…and this is just a few! It is something very ancient and a work of the devil since the beginning of Biblical history. The devil relished himself up there in God‘s heavenly kingdom. Yet, he wasn‘t satisfied with his beauty, status, knowledge, and personal relationship with the Most High. He thought that maybe it should be him up on that throne ruling and reigning. He‘s been tempting people with the same thought ever since. You see, the closer we are to the Lord, and the more He entrusts us with, the more we must humble ourselves and become lowly. Because if the devil can get the Church to be in pride through jealousy, offense, rejection, lust, rebellion, self-indulgence, wanting a title or power or money, and even through fear, he has nearly done his job, and we have given him permission to ransack the Temple. For if we are in pride, we fall for anything. If we are in pride, we can be persuaded to believe that we can be like God, rather than worship God who created us in His image. Ironically, the very thing that this evil is fighting to get on its own accord, in its own power, could readily be ours if we would let God be God over us. We would have a peaceful relationship, in intimacy and balance with our Creator. It was that way for awhile in the Garden, and in the end it will be that way again for some. But the road is narrow, and wide is the path that leads to destruction. The Church must be willing to give up their status and vanity, pull down every thought that exalts itself above God. She must have ears to hear and eyes to see. She must humble herself and repent, get her heart right, and her hands clean of the bloodstains. She must build up each part of the

body of Christ, rather than tear it down and divide it. She must think of others more favorably than herself and take up the Mantle of Christ Jesus which is holy love, virtue, gentleness, truth, joy, peace, kindness, self-discipline, and long-suffering. Very few will do that, and love grows cold even now. In the end, when Satan is cast into the Lake of Fire, along with the beast and the false prophet, the Church will be smaller than we realized. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 - Don‘t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? 17 God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God‘s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 - We live in this world, but we don‘t fight our battles in the same way the world does. 4 The weapons we use are not human ones. Our weapons have power from God and can destroy the enemy‘s strong places. We destroy people‘s arguments, 5 and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. 6 We are ready to punish anyone there who does not obey, but first we want you to be fully obedient. Genesis 3:1-7 - The snake was more clever than all the wild animals the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, ―Did God really say, ‗You must never eat the fruit of any tree in the garden‘?‖ 2 The woman answered the snake, ―We‘re allowed to eat the fruit from any tree in the garden 3 except the tree in the middle of the garden. God said, ‗You must never eat it or touch it. If you do, you will die!‘‖ 4 ―You certainly won‘t die!‖ the serpent told the woman. 5 ―God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened. You‘ll be like God, knowing good and evil.‖ 6 The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves. Isaiah 14:12-15 - How you have fallen from heaven, you morning star, son of the dawn! How you have been cut down to the ground, you conqueror of nations! 13 You thought, ―I‘ll go up to heaven and set up my throne above God‘s stars. I‘ll sit on the mountain far away in the north where the gods assemble. 14 I‘ll go above the top of the clouds. I‘ll be like the Most High.‖ 15 But you‘ve been brought down to Sheol, to the deepest part of the pit. Revelation 20:10 - ―When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth - Gog and Magog - to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.‖ Revelation 12:9 - This great dragon - the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world - was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Job 41:1-34 ―Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope? 2 Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook? 3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words? 4 Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life? 5 Can you make a pet of

it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house? 6 Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants? 7 Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears? 8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! 9 Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering. 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me? 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. 12 ―I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form.13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor? 14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth? 15 Its back has rows of shield tightly sealed together; 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn. 19 Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. 20 Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds. 21 Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth. 22 Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. 23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. 24 Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. 25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing. 26 The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. 27 Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. 28 Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it. 29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. 31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. 32 It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair.33 Nothing on earth is its equal — a creature without fear. 34 It looks down on all that are haughty; it is king over all that are proud. ‖

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