Those   who   have   seen   the   Wizard   of   Oz   may   remember   the   frightful   scene   where   Dorothy, the    Lion,   the   Tin   Man   and   the   Scare   Crow   entered   into   the   large   room   and   shook   in   fear when   they   saw   fire   and   smoke,   and   a   threatening   image   of   someone   speaking   in   a   very   loud and   authoritative   voice.      Eventually,   Dorothy’s   little   dog   Toto   pulled   back   the   curtain   to   reveal the   lie—because   everything   was   a   deception—as   buttons   were   pushed,   levers   were   pulled, and the ominous face and thunderous voice were manipulated to intimidate. Like   Toto,   during   this   lesson   we   will   pull   back   the   curtain   to   reveal   Satan’s   lies—including   the   consequences   of   his   lies.     As   we   enter   into   the   last   days,   we   will   witness   a   continual   increase   in   deception   as   the   Beast   (the   coming   lawless   one) will   transform   into   the   living   personification   of   Satan.      But   what’s   more,   those   who   reject   the   truth   of   Jesus   Christ   will become a victim of Satan’s delusional deception. The   coming   of   the   lawless   one   is   according   to   the   working   of   Satan,   with   all   power,   signs,   and   lying   wonder s,   and   with all   unrighteous   deception    among   those   who   perish,   because   they   did   not   receive   the   love   of   the   truth,   that   they   might be   saved.     And   for   this   reason   God   will   send   them   strong   delusion ,   that   they   should   believe   the   lie,   that   they   all   may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Jesus Warned About Deception During the Last Days The   disciples   asked   Jesus   about   the   last   days.      What’s   revealing,   His   first   response   was   a   warning   about   deception.     “Now   as   He   sat   on   the   Mount   of   Olives,   the   disciples   came   to   Him   privately,   saying,   ‘Tell   us,   when   will   these   things   be?     And   what   will   be   the   sign   of   Your   coming,   and   of   the   end   of   the   age?’      And   Jesus   answered   and   said   to   them:    ‘Take heed that no one deceives you.’” Matthew 24:3-4 Deception   is   defined   as   causing   someone   to   accept   as   true   or   valid   what   is   false   or   invalid.     A   deception   misleads,   hides the truth; or promotes a belief, concept or idea that is not true.  But most important, a deception is based upon a lie. To   gain   a   broader   spiritual   understanding   of   lies,   it   is   best   to   begin   with   the   source   of   lies:   Satan.      Lying   is   Satan’s strength,   and   he   is   more   skilled   at   lying   than   any   other   created   being.      Jesus   said   regarding   Satan   “He   was   a   murderer from   the   beginning,   not   holding   to   the   truth,   for   there   is   no   truth   in   him.      When   he   lies,   he   speaks   his   native   language, for he is ‘a liar’ and ‘the father of lies.’”  John 8:44 Focus   on   the   first   words   Jesus   used   to   describe   Satan:   “He   was   a   murderer   from   the   beginning.”       There   are   two   types of   death,   spiritual   and   physical.   It   is   Satan’s   greatest   desire   to   murder   someone   spiritually,   or   cause   spiritual   death because   this   type   of   death   can   be   eternal.      His   secondary   objective   is   to   cause   physical   death—which   is   eternal—all through the use of deceptive lies. For   those   who   are   able   to   spiritually   see,   what   we   are   witnessing   in   the   world   today   are   the   consequences   of lies—which   are   propagated   by   Satan   and   his   minions   (fallen   angels   and   demons).      However,   what   we   are   witnessing   is only a prelude and a “taste” of the diabolical lies that will occur in the future. As   it   becomes   increasingly   difficult   to   separate   truth   from   lies,   the   words   of   Jesus   provide   light   and   hope   in   the   midst   of darkness.  Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”  John 14:6 Truths About Satan’s Lies Lying   is   defined   as   making   an   untrue   statement   with   the   intent   to   deceive.      Here   are   some   interesting   concepts   to consider. 1 . Humans   are   the   only   living   organisms   on   earth   that   has   the   capacity   to   lie—which   is   a   component   of   our   sinful nature.      As   such,   every   person   (but   one)   has   lied   during   their   lives—some   with   good   intentions,   others   with   an intent   to   harm.      For   example,   telling   someone   their   new   hair   style   looks   nice   (when   it’s   not)   may   be   considered   a “good intention” lie.  Whereas, a lie that’s intended to swindle money from someone is a harmful lie. 2 . Humans      are      the      only      living      organisms      on      earth      that      have      the      capacity      to      believe      in someone/something—including   lies.      A   belief   is   defined   as   having   confidence   in   the   truth,   the   existence,   or   the reliability of something (without absolute proof). 3 . When someone believes a harmful lie, both the believer and the liar are deceived. To   gain   a   greater   insight   into   the   influence   of   Satan’s   lies   and   his   murderous   intent,   take   time   to   deeply   think   about   the following   statement.      Every   war,   every   battle,   every   skirmish,   every   murder,   every   argument,   every   caustic   word spoken,   and   every   sin—began   as   a   lie   and   culminated   in   spiritual   death   (separation   from   God)   and/or   physical   death.     (Note:   Continue   to   reflect   upon   this   this   truth.      It   will   open   your   spiritual   eyes   and   enable   you   to   see   what’s   going   on   in the darkness.) To   accomplish   his   objective   he   transforms   his   deceptive   lies   into   something   that   is   initially   pleasing   and   desired.      This manipulation   of   truth   was   first   demonstrated   by   Satan   in   the   Garden   of   Eden   when   he   masterfully   combined   absolute lies with some truth to reposition the mandate from God, and deceived Eve and Adam into sinning against God. God   said   to Adam   “Of   every   tree   of   the   garden   you   may   freely   eat;   but   of   the   tree   of   the   knowledge   of   good   and   evil   you shall not eat, for in the day you eat of it you shall surely die.”  Genesis 2:16-17 Satan   said   to   Eve   “You   will   not   surely   die.   For   God   knows   that   in   the   day   you   eat   of   it   your   eyes   will   be   opened,   and   you will be like God knowing good and evil.”  Genesis 3:4-5 Satan’s   words   mixed   truth   with   a   lie.     Adam   and   Eve   did   not   physically   die   after   eating   the   fruit   from   the   forbidden   tree.     However,   death   occurred   as   God   had   promised.      Adam   and   Eve   died   spiritually   (they   were   separated   from   their relationship   with   God)   because   of   their   sin.      This   same   process   of   spiritual   death   occurs   today   when   we   are   controlled by the lies of sin. Propagating   (spreading,   broadcasting,   circulating)   lies   is   Satan’s   core   desire.      But   what’s   worse,   he   is   a   masterful   liar.     For   example,   an   absolute   lie   is   easy   to   identify   and   argue   against.      However,   a   lie   that   is   mixed   with   some   truth   is   more difficult   to   overcome.      As   such,   there   are   different   techniques   used   by   Satan   and   his   minions   to   “package”   their   lies   to make them more believable.  For example, they will: 1 . Mix some truth with the lie. 2 . Twist the truth into a different meaning. 3 . Declare difficult to prove absolutes that support the lie. Consequences are Indicators of a Lie As   our   spiritual   eyes   open,   not   only   does   it   become   easier   to   see   lies,   it   also   becomes   easier   to   see   the   numerous consequences   of   lies.      What’s   more,   if   a   lie   is   clandestine   (concealed,   hidden),   the   consequences   of   the   lie   (which   are more   apparent),   are   excellent   indicators   of   the   existence   of   a   lie,   and   may   possibly   reveal   the   lie   and   indicate   the source of the lie. For   example,   lies   initially   a   cause   division   to   occur—from   a   polarizing   force   within   our   heart   and   soul,   to   divisions   within our   country   and   between   nations.      Additional   consequences   include   destruction   and   devastation.      The   ultimate   goal   of Satan is to cause darkness and desolation as spiritual and/or physical death occurs. Each   of   the   following   six   stages   define   the   deteriorating   consequences   of   lies.      It   is   important   to   understand   the relevance of each stage is applicable for individual persons, families, groups and nations. Division   is   a   separation   of   something   into   parts.      Satan’s   lies   initially   cause   a   division   (or   polarizing   force) between: o Our flesh and spirit as we encounter the temptation of sin. o Those who believe in the lie and those who do not. Destruction   is   an   action   or   process   of   an   entity   (person,   family,   group,   nation)   being   destroyed—which   begins   as the lie takes control of the deceived. Devastation   is   defined   as   significant   destruction   or   damage—which   occurs   over   time   as   the   cancerous   lie consumes life. Darkness conveys a condition of no light and an inability to see—which precedes desolation and death. Desolation is a state of anguish, emptiness and hopelessness. Death : includes both a spiritual and physical separation. o Spiritual death occurs when we are separated from God. o Physical death occurs when our soul is separated from (leaves) our bodies. Examples of these consequences can be found everywhere. Consider someone you know who is bound by the lies of addiction.  What stage are they at? Do you know of a family that has been torn apart because of the lies associated with sin? Look at the present conflicts within and between nations—which are consequences of lies. Consider: o The   consequences   associated   with   lies   used   to   rally America   into   war:   including   Domino   Theory,   Weapons   of Mass Destruction, stopping terrorism at the source, and so forth. o The   satanic-driven   lies   that   “justified”   the   suicidal   9/11   attack   on America,   and   the   consequences   that   are   still occurring today. “For   we   do   not   wrestle   against   flesh   and   blood,   but   against   principalities,   against   powers,   against   the   rulers   of   the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:12 Behavioral Characteristics of Those Who Believe in Lies As   harmful   lies   spread   throughout   the   populace,   a   deeper   division   will   occur   between   those   who   believe   the   lies   and those who do not. As you read each one, ask yourself if this describes you or someone you know. Those who believe in a lie: Will   often   seek   sources   of   lie   reinforcement   from   like-minded   persons   and   sources   that   propagate   the   deceptional lies. Are usually not inclined to consider alternative views. May   become   defensive,   argumentative,   and/or   may   use   deflection   because   they   view   any   attempt   to   discuss   the truth as a personal attack. May   use   caustic   words   (demeaning,   divisive,   condescending,   harsh   and   cynical)   as   a   means   to   attack   others   who do not agree/comply with the lie. Will sometimes distort the truth to reinforce their belief in the lie. Will often create an internal barrier (mental and emotional) to circumvent the influence of truth. Will   likely   have   anger   and   hatred   in   their   heart   towards   anyone   and   anything   that   conflicts   with   their   perception   of reality. Are usually unwilling to accept the truth, even when there is indisputable evidence of the truth. Often replicates the lies (sometimes verbatim). Have a propensity to “see” the world through the distorted reality of the lie. May   experience   astonishment   and   bewilderment   as   they   perceive   the   other   side   as   having   a   delusional   state   of mind. May become consumed by the lies—indicated by socially unacceptable / inappropriate behavior. Meanwhile,   the   lies   of   Satan—who   deceives   the   whole   world   and   weakens   the   nations—divides   the   very   core   of person’s hearts, and destroys the stability of the world we live in. Satan Satan   was   an   anointed   cherub   angel   created   by   God,   was   given   much   more   than   other   angels,   and   may   be   considered one   of   the   highest   angels   in   heaven   serving   God   directly.      Satan   had   a   perfect   existence   in   the   presence   of   God.      But evil,   darkness,   a   delusional   perception   of   reality,   and   violence   developed   within   the   core   of   his   being—because   he wanted   to   become   God   and   worshiped   as   God.      To   accomplish   this   task   he   knew   he   would   have   to   go   to   battle.      It   is safe   to   assume   Satan   spoke   lies   to   convince   other   angels   to   join   him   in   an   insurrection   against   God.      Because   if   truth was spoken, they would have realized the delusional irrationality of attempting a rebellious act against God.  “You   were   the   seal   of   perfection,   full   of   wisdom   and   perfect   in   beauty.      You   were   in   Eden,   the   garden   of   God;   every precious   stone   was   your   covering:   the   sardius,   topaz,   and   diamond,   Beryl,   onyx,   and   jasper,   Sapphire,   turquoise,   and emerald   with   gold.      The   workmanship   of   your   timbrels   and   pipes   was   prepared   for   you   on   the   day   you   were   created.     You   were   the   anointed   cherub   who   covers;   I   established   you;   You   were   on   the   holy   mountain   of   God;   You   walked   back and   forth   in   the   midst   of   fiery   stones.      You   were   perfect   in   your   ways   from   the   day   you   were   created,   till   iniquity   was found   in   you.      By   the   abundance   of   your   trading   you   became   filled   with   violence   within,   and   you   sinned.   Therefore,   I cast   you   as   a   profane   thing   out   of   the   mountain   of   God;   and   I   destroyed   you,   o   covering   cherub,   from   the   midst   of   the fiery   stones.     Your   heart   was   lifted   up   because   of   your   beauty;   you   corrupted   your   wisdom   for   the   sake   of   your   splendor; I cast you to the ground.”  Ezekiel 28:12-17. “And   war   broke   out   in   heaven:   Michael   and   his   angels   fought   with   the   dragon;   and   the   dragon   and   his   angels   fought, but   they   did   not   prevail,   nor   was   a   place   found   for   them   in   heaven   any   longer.      So   the   great   dragon   was   cast   out,   that serpent   of   old,   called   the   Devil   and   Satan,   who   deceives   the   whole   world;   he   was   cast   to   the   earth,   and   his   angels   were cast out with him.”  Revelation 12:7-9 “How   you   are   fallen   from   heaven,   O   Lucifer,   son   of   the   morning!      How   you   are   cut   down   to   the   ground,   You   who weakened   the   nations!      For   you   have   said   in   your   heart:   ‘I   will   ascend   into   heaven,   I   will   exalt   my   throne   above   the   stars of   God;   I   will   also   sit   on   the   mount   of   the   congregation   on   the   farthest   sides   of   the   north;   I   will   ascend   above   the   heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’”  Isaiah 14:12-14 Satan   was   in   the   presence   of   God.      He   had   everything.      He   had   a   perfect   existence   that   defines   what   every   one   of   us hopes   for.      But   because   of   Satan’s   sin—which   drove   his   delusional   mind—he   both   desired   and   believed   he   could become God. Take   a   moment   and   consider   the   lie   that   developed   within   Satan.      Consider   his   motivations   and   mindset   as   he   planned to   unseat   God.      Consider   the   self-centered   perception   he   had   of   himself   (his   beauty,   he   is   special,   and   he   is   unique).     Consider   his   self-centered   pride.      Consider   his   fantasies   of   power.      Consider   his   driving   need   to   be   worshiped.     Consider   his   willingness   to   violate   and   attack   God’s   “law”   and   rule.      Consider   his   complete   disregard   for   what   is   right versus   wrong.      Consider   the   types   of   lies   he   would   need   to   communicate   that   would   deceive   and   manipulate   1/3   of   the angels   to   join   him.      Consider   the   disregard   and   lack   of   empathy   as   he   manipulated   the   angels   to   participate   in   an insurrection.      Consider   the   division   caused   by   the   lie.      Consider   the   consequential   destruction,   desolation   and   spiritual death   that   occurred   because   of   the   lie.      Now   consider   the   darkness   that   is   upon   this   earth   because   of   his   self-centered delusional lie. What’s more, Satan has not changed, nor will he ever change.  In   Matthew   4   versus   1-11,   we   read   Jesus   had   been   fasting   for   40   days   and   nights   and   how   Satan   tempted   Him three   times.      The   first   temptation   was   with   food,   the   second   was   an   attempt   to   get   Jesus   to   use   His   spiritual power,   and   the   third   demonstrates   Satan’s   eternal   delusional   mind   when   he   took   Jesus   to   a   high   mountain   and showed   Him   the   kingdoms   of   the   world,   and   said   to   Jesus   “All   these   things   I   will   give   you   if   you   will   fall   down   and worship me.” This   is   why   the   Temple   in   Jerusalem   will   be   rebuilt   during   the   last   days   so   that   Satan   (via   the   Beast)   can   stand   in the   Temple   and   declare   he   is   God.      “Let   no   one   deceive   you   by   any   means;   for   that   Day   will   not   come   unless   the falling   away   comes   first,   and   the   man   of   sin   is   revealed,   the   son   of   perdition,   who   opposes   and   exalts   himself above   all   that   is   called   God   or   that   is   worshiped,   so   that   he   sits   as   God   in   the   temple   of   God,   showing   himself   that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Angel of Light Paul the Apostle declared “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)  Satan   and   his   minions   exist   within   the   spiritual   realm.      Spiritual   entities   have   spiritual   “voices”   that   are   communicated within   the   spiritual   realm.      However,   they   do   not   have   audible   voices   that   can   be   heard   within   the   physical   realm.     Therefore,   to   have   an   influence   upon   earth,   they   need   to   inhabit   and   manipulate   persons   who   are   willing   to   speak   their lies and to do their bidding. In   this   manner   Satan   is   able   to   transform   and   portray   himself   as   an   angel   of   light   to   the   unsuspecting   masses,   while hiding   his   true   nature   and   intent.      In   addition,   as   Satan   expands   the   influence   and   power   of   whom   he   manipulates, Satan   is   able   to   gain   access   to   additional   persons   who   are   willing   to   submit   to   the   authoritarian   rule   and   manipulative directions of Satan’s puppet. Adolph   Hitler   is   one   of   the   best   examples   of   Satan’s   skills   in   using   lies   to   impact   the   world   via   one   person.      Satan transformed   Hitler   into   an   angel   of   light   for   the   German   people.      Thereafter   he   was   joined   by   his   henchmen   (Himmler, Goring,   Goebbels,   and   other   lackeys)   as   he   quickly   gained   power,   took   control   over   Germany,   caused   world-wide devastation   and   millions   of   deaths.      The   documented   evidence   of   this   inhumane   human   is   rife   with   lies,   falsifications, deceptions and horrific consequences that are far beyond any other person who has ever lived. For example, Adolph Hitler lied as he: Positioned   himself   as   the   “savior”   of   Germany—who   could   reclaim   the   glory   of   a   “victimized   nation”   that   had   “not” been   defeated   in   WWI;   who   was   “imprisoned”   by   the   Versailles   Treaty;   and   who   was   “denied   the   right”   of   national self-determination. Falsely declared Jews: o Were responsible for Germany’s misfortunes in WWI. o Were responsible for their present difficulties. o Were their enemies. o Should be eliminated from the face of the earth via the “Final Solution.” o Are being “resettled” to disguise their genocidal activity. Disguised   Nazi   intentions   of   territorial   expansion   via   war,   by   portraying   Germany   as   a   peace-loving   nation   that was forced to take up arms to protect its populace and defend against Communism. Here are some additional truths regarding Hitler’s lies: Hitler   said   “If   you   tell   a   big   enough   lie   and   tell   it   frequently   enough,   it   will   be   believed.”      The   reasoning   is   because the occurrence of a big lie is so unlikely, people are more likely to believe it. A   masterful   liar   will   divert   from   the   truth   by   accusing   their   opponents   of   lies.      For   example,   to   deflect   criticism   of   its actions,   Nazi   Germany’s   leadership   deceitfully   accused   the   Allies   and   Jews   of   spreading   malicious   lies   and atrocity stories (when they were guilty of malicious lies and atrocities). A propagator of lies will often use fear to intimidate those who do not comply.  This   fear   is   initiated   by   a   depiction   of   undesirable   changes   that   will   occur   for   non-compliance;   such   as   the   threat of losing their present wellbeing (job, security, lifestyle, etc.). In   Germany’s   case,   Hitler   reinforced   the   depth   of   fear   to   drive   compliance   via   the   potential   of   receiving   physical punishment, being thrown into prison, or being killed. The   absolute   darkness   of   this   satanically-inspired   man   is   also   evidenced   by   what   occurred   at   the   end   of   WWII.     When   the   loss   of   the   war   was   imminent,   Hitler   demanded   his   troops   to   stand   their   ground   and   defend   Germany   at all   costs   (including   death).      This   same   lie   was   drilled   into   the   mindset   of   Japanese   solders   by   Emperor   Hirohito, as   they   committed   mass   suicide   rather   than   accept   defeat.      Both   scenarios   represent   the   outcome   desired   by Satan—for he is a murderer. Satan   and   his   minions   do   not   care   about   military   victory   or   defeat.      Their   desire   is   to   create   destructive   chaos, absolute devastation, global desolation, spiritual disconnection from God, and physical death. Hitler   wrote   in   Mein   Kampf   “I   believe   that   I   am   acting   in   accordance   with   the   will   of   the   Almighty   Creator:   by defending   myself   against   the   Jew,   I   am   fighting   for   the   work   of   the   Lord.”      This   declaration   was   both   a   delusional lie   (with   regards   to   his   justification   for   murdering   millions   of   Jews),   but   yet   included   some   delusional   truth   because he was fighting for the will and work of his lord: Satan. Deceptive Messaging Adolf   Hitler   used   the   following   deceptive   lies   to   rise   into   power   and   decimate   the   world.      Therefore,   using   history   as   a reference,   it   is   prudent   to   look   for   the   following   possible   messaging   of   a   Satan-inspired   person   who   enters   onto   the global stage.  For this person will likely: Declare: o What is wrong. o Who is responsible. o How things can be improved. o No one else can fix the problem. Convey some form of a religious / Christian affiliation. Have a charismatic speaking style that causes many to believe what is said is true. Be worshipped by those who believe his lies. Hide his true intentions as his actions cause division, destruction, devastation, darkness, desolation, and death. The   following   links   provide   an   excellent   overview   of   the   lying   deceptions   employed   by   Hitler,   and   the   evil   that   resided within this single man. Holocaust Encyclopedia , Jewish Virtual Library , and Wikipedia   (click on each to launch the link) However,   it   is   important   to   note   that   Hitler   was   only   a   prelude,   a   “taste   of”   and   a   “weakling”   compared   to   the   Beast during   the   last   days—who   is   referred   to   in   the   Bible   as   the   abomination   of   desolation   (Matthew   24:15   and   Daniel   9:27).      As   such,   it   is   prudent   to   understand   the   methods   used   by   Hitler   (which   were   all   based   upon   lies)   to   assist   in   identifying the beast (in whom Satan will manifest himself) when he enters onto the global stage. Mental and Personality Disorders There   are   two   psychological   disorders   defined   by   the   medical   community   which   correlate   to   the   behaviors   of   Satan: sociopath   and   narcissism.      In   addition,   these   are   the   same   behaviors   that   have   been   demonstrated   by   autocrats (dictators, tyrants) throughout time. Sociopath   is   a   mental   disorder   marked   by   a   disregard   for   right   and   wrong,   and   ignores   the   feelings   of   others.     Sociopaths   will   manipulate   or   treat   others   harshly   or   with   callous   indifference,   and   show   no   guilt   or   remorse   for   their behavior.  In addition they will lie, will likely violate the law, and have difficulty fulfilling responsibilities. Sources: Mayo Clinic  and PSYCOM  (click on each to launch the link) Narcissism   is   a   personality   disorder   defined   as   one   who   has   a   grandiose   sense   of   self-importance,   believes   they   are more   powerful   than   they   truly   are,   and   are   obsessed   with   power.     A   narcissist   has   fantasies   of   unlimited   success,   has   a need   for   excessive   attention   and   admiration,   considers   themselves   brilliant,   believes   they   are   special   and   unique,   and lacks   empathy   for   others.      In   addition,   narcissists   are   usually   charismatic   speakers,   possess   personal   magnetism,   and can   stir   enthusiasm   among   audiences.      But   what’s   interesting,   narcissists   have   a   low   self-esteem.      As   such,   they   are vulnerable to the slightest criticism.   Sources: Mayo Clinic  and Cambridge University Press  (click each to launch the link) The   worst-case   scenario   of   a   leader   is   one   who   is   a   sociopathic   narcissist.     This   is   one   who   has   complete   disregard   and indifference   regarding   their   actions;   has   no   regard   for   others;   and   will   do   whatever   it   takes   to   gain   power.      These   are those   leaders   who   have   caused   the   greatest   division,   destruction   and   death   throughout   history.      In   addition,   these   are the behavioral characteristics of Satan—since the time of his fall—and for eternity. On   a   side   note,   here   is   an   interesting   fact   to   know.      Throughout   all   of   earthly   time,   there   will   be   only   two   periods   when Satan   will   not   be   able   to   influence   via   lies.      The   first   is   during   the   Millennium   Reign   of   Jesus   Christ;   the   second   is   when he is cast into the lake of fire. “Then   I   saw   an   angel   coming   down   from   heaven,   having   the   key   to   the   bottomless   pit   and   a   great   chain   in   his   hand.      He laid   hold   of   the   dragon,   that   serpent   of   old,   who   is   the   Devil   and   Satan,   and   bound   him   for   a   thousand   years;   and   he cast   him   into   the   bottomless   pit,   and   shut   him   up,   and   set   a   seal   on   him,   so   that   he   should   deceive   the   nations   no   more till the thousand years were finished.”  Revelation 20:1-3 “Now   when   the   thousand   years   have   expired,   Satan   will   be   released   from   his   prison   and   will   go   out   to   deceive   the nations   which   are   in   the   four   corners   of   the   earth,   Gog   and   Magog,   to   gather   them   together   to   battle,   whose   number   is as   the   sand   of   the   sea.      They   went   up   on   the   breadth   of   the   earth   and   surrounded   the   camp   of   the   saints   and   the beloved   city.      And   fire   came   down   from   God   out   of   heaven   and   devoured   them.      The   devil,   who   deceived   them,   was cast   into   the   lake   of   fire   and   brimstone   where   the   beast   and   the   false   prophet   are.     And   they   will   be   tormented   day   and night forever and ever.  Revelation 20:7-10 Sociopathic and Narcissist Behaviors Before   we   take   a   closer   look   at   the   behavioral   characteristics   of   a   sociopath   and   narcissist,   there   are   five   different facets to cons ider. The   first   facet   is   the   list   of   both   sociopath   and   narcissist   behaviors   define   the   persona   of   Satan.      The   second   facet   is that   the   beast   will   demonstrate   these   behavioral   characteristics.      The   third   facet   is   some   of   these   behaviors   are expressed   by   an   individual   who   is   driven   by   a   lie,   who   is   bound   by   sin,   who’s   eyes   are   unable   to   see   the   truth   because they   are   blinded   by   Satan,   and   are   spiritually   dead.      2nd   Corinthians   4   versus   3   and   4   says   “But   even   if   our   gospel   is veiled,   it   is   veiled   to   those   who   are   perishing,   whose   minds   the   god   of   this   age   has   blinded,   who   do   not   believe,   lest   the light   of   the   gospel   of   the   glory   of   Christ,   who   is   the   image   of   God,   should   shine   on   them.”      The   fourth   facet   is   that   in varying    degrees    they    define    some    of    the    past    (and    possibly    present)    perceptions    and    behavior    of    Born-Again Christians.      The   fifth   facet   to   consider   is   that   every   aspect   of   a   sociopath   and   narcissist   is   the   antithesis   (or   complete opposite) of Jesus Christ. As   you   read   the   behaviors,   determine   how   each   one   relates   to   Satan,   a   non-saved   person   you   know,   and   your   personal past/present   behavior.      If   you   are   guilty   of   one   or   more   as   a   present   behavior—recognize   your   sin,   ask   God   for forgive ness, and seek His righteousness. It   is   important   to   remember   the   above   list   of   behaviors   will   facilitate   identification   of   the   beast—because   the   beast   will be the physical embodiment of Satan. Satan and the Beast Satan   will   give   the   Beast   power,   a   throne   and   global   authority.      In   addition,   Satan   will   use   the   Beast   to   speak blasphemies   against   God,   blasphemies   against   God’s   name,   and   blasphemies   against   those   who   defeated   him   in Heaven.      Blasphemy   is   defined   as   an   act   of   insulting   or   showing   contempt   or   lack   of   reverence   for   God.      Blasphemy   is also defined as the act of declaring to be God.  For Satan, via the Beast, will both curse God and declare he is God.  Although   Satan   was   defeated   in   Heaven   and   cast   to   Earth,   he   is   unable   to   accept   the   truth   because   his   darkened   and delusional   mind   defines   his   distorted   perception   of   reality.      During   the   final   days   Satan   (via   the   Beast)   will   finally   get   the chance   to   verbally   vent   his   anger   towards   God—including   the   angels   who   were   victorious   against   his   vain   attempt   to unseat   God.      What’s   more,   Satan   will   also   use   the   Beast   to   attack   the   saints,   and   will   overcome   them.      Meanwhile, those   who   reject   Jesus   Christ   and   choose   to   worship   the   beast   and   receive   his   mark   will   find   their   names   removed   from the Book of Life, and will be cast with the beast and the false prophet into the lake of fire for eternity. “The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.”  Revelation 13:2 “And   he   was   given   a   mouth   speaking   great   things   and   blasphemies,   and   he   was   given   authority   to   continue   for   forty-two months.     Then   he   opened   his   mouth   in   blasphemy   against   God,   to   blaspheme   His   name,   His   tabernacle,   and   those   who dwell   in   heaven.      It   was   granted   to   him   to   make   war   with   the   saints   and   to   overcome   them.     And   authority   was   given   him over   every   tribe,   tongue,   and   nation.     All   who   dwell   on   the   earth   will   worship   him,   whose   names   have   not   been   written   in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”  Revelation 13:5-8 “If   anyone   worships   the   beast   and   his   image,   and   receives   his   mark   on   his   forehead   or   on   his   hand,   he   himself   shall also   drink   of   the   wine   of   the   wrath   of   God,   which   is   poured   out   full   strength   into   the   cup   of   His   indignation.   He   shall   be tormented   with   fire   and   brimstone   in   the   presence   of   the   holy   angels   and   in   the   presence   of   the   Lamb. And   the   smoke of   their   torment   ascends   forever   and   ever;   and   they   have   no   rest   day   or   night,   who   worship   the   beast   and   his   image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”  Revelation 14:9-11 How Should Christians Proceed? Although   we   may   consider   the   present   state   of   darkness   and   deception   has   reached   an   unimaginable   decline   across the   globe,   it   will   get   much   worse.      Jesus   said   “For   there   will   be   great   tribulation,   such   as   has   not   been   since   the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”  Matthew 24:21 Remember,   Jesus   warned   us   to   not   be   deceived.      Therefore,   it   is   important   for   Christians   to   be   spiritually   aware   of where   we’re   headed,   and   have   an   understanding   of   what   to   look   for.      It   is   important   to   remember   that   the   Beast   will most   likely   be   positioned   and   perceived   as   an   angel   of   light.     As   such,   do   not   be   mesmerized   by   the   façade   or   disguise.     Remember,   he   is   a   personification   of   Satan.      He   will   not   be   whom   he   portrays,   nor   will   he   proclaim   truth—because   his words   will   be   mingled   with   lies.      Do   not   be   deceived   by   the   fire   and   smoke,   and   be   not   be   persuaded   by   the   projected persona   and   thunderous   voice.      But   rather,   look   “behind   the   curtain”   and   analytically   evaluate   the   character   and consequences of behavior. As   we   witness   ever-increasing   lies   and   darkness,   it   is   also   imperative   for   every   Christian   to   seek   and   hold   onto truth—for the only truth that exists on earth is from God, in His Son, in His word, and is revealed by the Holy Spirit. How Should Non-Christians Proceed? For    those    who    do    not    know    Jesus    Christ,    truth    will    not    be    found    in    drugs,    sex,    wealth,    power,    fame,    or    in politics—because   this   is   where   Satan   expertly   manipulates   his   lies;   this   is   where   he   blinds   the   eyes   of   his   victims;   this where darkness resides; this is where sin thrives; and this is where spiritual death occurs. When   you   think   about   life   from   a   spiritual   perspective,   people   attempt   to   find   fulfillment   in   areas   that   facilitate   the deceptional influence of a murderer, and are unaware of their condition and consequences. “As   it   is   written:   ‘There   is   none   righteous,   no,   not   one;   there   is   none   who   understands;   there   is   none   who   seeks   after God.      They   have   all   turned   aside;   they   have   together   become   unprofitable;   there   is   none   who   does   good,   no,   not   one.     Their   throat   is   an   open   tomb;   with   their   tongues   they   have   practiced   deceit;   the   poison   of   asps   is   under   their   lips;   whose mouth   is   full   of   cursing   and   bitterness.      Their   feet   are   swift   to   shed   blood;   destruction   and   misery   are   in   their   ways;   and the way of peace they have not known.  There is no fear of God before their eyes.”  Romans 3:10-18 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23 Jesus said “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.”  John 8:34 A   common   definition   of   a   slave   is   one   who   is   owned   by   (and   subservient   to)   another   person.      However,   Jesus   spoke   of spiritual slavery and servitude to sin. Paul   reinforced   the   truth   of   spiritual   slavery.      “Do   you   not   know   that   to   whom   you   present   yourselves   slaves   to   obey,   you are   that   one’s   slaves   whom   you   obey,   whether   of   sin   leading   to   death,   or   of   obedience   leading   to   righteousness?”     Romans 6:16 Bob Dylan wrote a song, “Gotta Serve Somebody,” (© 1979, Special Rider Music) with the refrain: But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed. You’re gonna have to serve somebody, It may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody. In   simple   truth…every   person   is   either   a   servant   of   Jesus   or   Satan.      It’s   one   or   the   other.      However,   those   who   decide   to serve   God   know   who   they   are   serving.      Whereas,   those   who   decide   not   to   serve   God   do   not   know   who   they   are   serving because they are held in darkness by their master. Jesus   said   “And   this   is   the   condemnation,   that   the   light   has   come   into   the   world,   and   men   loved   darkness   rather   than light,   because   their   deeds   were   evil.      For   everyone   practicing   evil   hates   the   light   and   does   not   come   to   the   light,   lest   his deeds   should   be   exposed.      But   he   who   does   the   truth   comes   to   the   light,   that   his   deeds   may   be   clearly   seen,   that   they have been done in God.”  John 3:19-21 Jesus   said   “I   am   the   light   of   the   world.      He   who   follows   Me   shall   not   walk   in   darkness,   but   have   the   light   of   life.”      John 8:12 Jesus   defined   the   difference   between   Himself   and   the   thief   (Satan)   when   He   declared   “I   am   the   door.      If   anyone   enters by   Me,   he   will   be   saved,   and   will   go   in   and   out   and   find   pasture.      The   thief   does   not   come   except   to   steal,   and   to   kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  John 10:9-10 Those   who   seek   His   truth   will   know   and   hear   His   voice.      Jesus   said   “My   sheep   hear   My   voice,   and   I   know   them,   and they   follow   Me.      And   I   give   them   eternal   life,   and   they   shall   never   perish;   neither   shall   anyone   snatch   them   out   of   My hand.      My   Father,   who   has   given   them   to   Me,   is   greater   than   all;   and   no   one   is   able   to   snatch   them   out   of   My   Father’s hand.”  John 10:27-29 Jesus   said   “If   you   abide   in   My   word,   you   are   My   disciples   indeed.      And   you   shall   know   the   truth,   and   the   truth   shall make you free.”  John 8:31-32 For   those   who   are   living   in   darkness;   are   tired   of   being   bound   and   chained   by   delusional   lies   and   sin;   and   have   a   desire to   know   the   truth…Jesus   Christ,   God’s   Son,   laid   down   His   life   for   us   as   a   sacrifice   for   our   sins   so   that   we   could   be   set free from the shackles and bonds of lies. All it takes is a simple prayer from your heart to God declaring your present condition and desires. Heavenly   Father,   I   am   a   sinner   and   I   desire   to   know   Your   truth.      Thank   you,   Jesus,   for   dying   for   my   sins.      Holy   Spirit teach and guide me unto righteousness, and transform me into the person you want me to be. If   you   prayed   this   prayer,   there   are   two   Bible   studies   on   UniqueBibleStudies.com   that   will   assist   in   your   spiritual   growth.     The   first   is   “3   Types   of   Death   1   Source   of   Life.”      The   second    is   “What   is   a   Born-Again   Christian?”      Both   Bible   studies may be read from the website or downloaded for free. It is my prayer this lesson pulls back the “curtain” and opens spiritual eyes to the truth of Satan’s lies. Can   you   think   of   someone   who   could   benefit   from   this   lesson?      If   yes,   send   a   copy   or   provide   the   link   to   the   website.     You may also send a link to an introductory video: https://youtu.be/mOexuI7FzPI “Grace   to   you   and   peace   from   God   the   Father   and   our   Lord   Jesus   Christ,   who   gave   Himself   for   our   sins,   that   He   might deliver   us   from   this   present   evil   age,   according   to   the   will   of   our   God   and   Father,   to   whom   be   glory   forever   and   ever. Amen.”  Galatians 1:3-5 Harold D. Thomas Bible Study Thought-Provoking Questions The   purpose   of   the   questions   is   to   facilitate   a   deeper   understanding   of   the   Bible,   this   Bible   study   topic   and   ourselves.     The   questions   may   be   answered   by   each   reader,   or   used   by   a   Bible   study   group   leader   or   church   pastor.     The   following questions should be answered or discussed after reading “Satan’s Lies.” There   are   two   types   of   questions:   lesson   and   opinion.      Lesson   questions   (preceded   by   a   number)   are   provided   an answer.      Opinion   questions   (preceded   by   an   “O”)   are   designed   to   enhance   learning   via   the   determination   of   opinions and/or discovering how the lesson content illuminates our personal lives.  As such, no answers are provided. Questions 1. What techniques will a liar use to make their lie more “palatable?” O Lesson   content   states   when   someone   believes   a   harmful   lie,   both   the   believer   and   the   liar   are   deceived.      Do   you agree or disagree?  Explain. O Lesson   content   states   every   war,   battle,   skirmish,   murder,   argument,   sin   and   caustic   word   began   as   a   lie   and culminated in spiritual death and/or physical death.  Can you identify examples? O Have you noticed a recent increase in: Lies?  If yes, can you identify examples? Difficulty in determining what is true and what is not true?  Explain. Have you seen increased division between those on “both sides” of lies?  Explain. O The content states there are different consequences that may occur from a lie. What are the potential consequences? Are these consequences relevant from both a personal and national perspective?  Explain. Can you identify some examples? O A list was provided that defined various behavioral characteristics of those who believe in lies. Can you identify examples that have occurred recently? Can you identify a personal example? O You were asked to consider the mindset and perception of Satan’s desire to unseat God. How many of the sociopath and narcissist checklist items correlate to Satan’s behavior? How many of the checklist items correlate to Hitler’s behavior? Does   the   sociopathic   narcissist   checklist   and   indicators   correlate   to   any   recent   or   present-day   leaders?      If   yes, who? O Have you ever been affected by a lie?  If yes, what was the lie and did you experience consequences. O The lesson says every person is either a servant of Jesus or Satan.  Do you agree or disagree?  Explain. 2. Jesus declared reasons why someone will not turn away from darkness and into His light.  What are the reasons? O  Is the rationale to stay in darkness based on a lie which results in slavery?  Explain via John 8:34. Answers 1. Mix truth with the lie, twist the truth into a different meaning, declare difficult to prove abs olutes that support the lie. 2. They love their sin.  They hate the light because the light will expose their sin. The questions and answers may be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on this button. Can you think of one or more persons who could benefit from reading this lesson?  If so, pass it on!
The words of Jesus Christ are in red text.
Those   who   have   seen   the   Wizard   o f Oz     may     remember     the     frightful scene   where   Dorothy,   the   Lion,   the Tin     Man     and     the     Scare     Crow entered    into    the    large    room    and shook    in    fear    when    they    saw    fire and     smoke,     and     a     threatening     image     of     someone speaking     in     a     very     loud     and     authoritative     voice.     Eventually,   Dorothy’s   little   dog   Toto   pulled   back   the   curtain to      reveal      the      lie—because      everything      was      a deception—as   buttons   were   pushed,   levers   were   pulled, and     the     ominous     face     and     thunderous     voice     were manipulated to intimidate. Like Toto,   during   this   lesson   we   will   pull   back   the   curtain   to reveal    Satan’s    lies—including    the    consequences    of    his lies.      As   we   enter   into   the   last   days,   we   will   witness   a continual   increase   in   deception   as   the   Beast   (the   coming lawless   one)   will   transform   into   the   living   personification   of Satan.      But   what’s   more,   those   who   reject   the   truth   of Jesus   Christ   will   become   a   victim   of   Satan’s   delusional deception. The   coming   of   the   lawless   one   is   according   to   the   working of   Satan,   with   all   power,   signs,   and   lying   wonder s,   and with   all   unrighteous   deception    among   those   who   perish, because   they   did   not   receive   the   love   of   the   truth,   that they   might   be   saved.      And   for   this   reason   God   will   send them   strong   delusion ,   that   they   should   believe   the   lie, that   they   all   may   be   condemned   who   did   not   believe   the truth     but     had     pleasure     in     unrighteousness.”          2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Jesus Warned About Deception During the Last Days The   disciples   asked   Jesus   about   the   last   days.      What’s revealing,     His     first     response     was     a     warning     about deception.      “Now   as   He   sat   on   the   Mount   of   Olives,   the disciples   came   to   Him   privately,   saying,   ‘Tell   us,   when   will these    things    be?        And    what    will    be    the    sign    of    Your coming,   and   of   the   end   of   the   age?’     And   Jesus   answered and   said   to   them:    ‘Take   heed   that   no   one   deceives   you.’” Matthew 24:3-4 Deception   is   defined   as   causing   someone   to   accept   as true   or   valid   what   is   false   or   invalid.     A   deception   misleads, hides   the   truth;   or   promotes   a   belief,   concept   or   idea   that is   not   true.      But   most   important,   a   deception   is   based   upon a lie. To   gain   a   broader   spiritual   understanding   of   lies,   it   is   best to   begin   with   the   source   of   lies:   Satan.      Lying   is   Satan’s strength,   and   he   is   more   skilled   at   lying   than   any   other created   being.      Jesus   said   regarding   Satan   “He   was   a murderer   from   the   beginning,   not   holding   to   the   truth,   for there   is   no   truth   in   him.      When   he   lies,   he   speaks   his native   language,   for   he   is   ‘a   liar’   and   ‘the   father   of   lies.’”   John 8:44 Focus   on   the   first   words   Jesus   used   to   describe   Satan: “He   was   a   murderer   from   the   beginning.”       There   are   two types   of   death,   spiritual   and   physical.   It   is   Satan’s   greatest desire   to   murder   someone   spiritually,   or   cause   spiritual death   because   this   type   of   death   can   be   eternal.      His secondary   objective   is   to   cause   physical   death—which   is eternal—all through the use of deceptive lies. For   those   who   are   able   to   spiritually   see,   what   we   are witnessing   in   the   world   today   are   the   consequences   of lies—which    are    propagated    by    Satan    and    his    minions (fallen    angels    and    demons).        However,    what    we    are witnessing   is   only   a   prelude   and   a   “taste”   of   the   diabolical lies that will occur in the future. As   it   becomes   increasingly   difficult   to   separate   truth   from lies,   the   words   of   Jesus   provide   light   and   hope   in   the   midst of   darkness.      Jesus   said   “I   am   the   way,   the   truth,   and   the life.”  John 14:6 Truths About Satan’s Lies Lying   is   defined   as   making   an   untrue   statement   with   the intent   to   deceive.      Here   are   some   interesting   concepts   to consider. 1 . Humans   are   the   only   living   organisms   on   earth   that has   the   capacity   to   lie—which   is   a   component   of   our sinful   nature.      As   such,   every   person   (but   one)   has lied    during    their    lives—some    with    good    intentions, others   with   an   intent   to   harm.      For   example,   telling someone   their   new   hair   style   looks   nice   (when   it’s not)    may    be    considered    a    “good    intention”    lie.    Whereas,   a   lie   that’s   intended   to   swindle   money   from someone is a harmful lie. 2 . Humans   are   the   only   living   organisms   on   earth   that have          the          capacity          to          believe          in someone/something—including     lies.          A     belief     is defined     as     having     confidence     in     the     truth,     the existence,    or    the    reliability    of    something    (without absolute proof). 3 . When    someone    believes    a    harmful    lie,    both    the believer and the liar are deceived. To   gain   a   greater   insight   into   the   influence   of   Satan’s   lies and   his   murderous   intent,   take   time   to   deeply   think   about the   following   statement.      Every   war,   every   battle,   every skirmish,    every    murder,    every    argument,    every    caustic word     spoken,     and     every     sin—began     as     a     lie     and culminated   in   spiritual   death   (separation   from   God)   and/or physical   death.      (Note:   Continue   to   reflect   upon   this   this truth.      It   will   open   your   spiritual   eyes   and   enable   you   to see what’s going on in the darkness.) To   accomplish   his   objective   he   transforms   his   deceptive lies   into   something   that   is   initially   pleasing   and   desired.   This   manipulation   of   truth   was   first   demonstrated   by   Satan in    the    Garden    of    Eden    when    he    masterfully    combined absolute   lies   with   some   truth   to   reposition   the   mandate from    God,    and    deceived    Eve    and    Adam    into    sinning against God. God   said   to   Adam   “Of   every   tree   of   the   garden   you   may freely   eat;   but   of   the   tree   of   the   knowledge   of   good   and evil   you   shall   not   eat,   for   in   the   day   you   eat   of   it   you   shall surely die.”  Genesis 2:16-17 Satan   said   to   Eve   “You   will   not   surely   die.   For   God   knows that   in   the   day   you   eat   of   it   your   eyes   will   be   opened,   and you   will   be   like   God   knowing   good   and   evil.”      Genesis   3:4- 5 Satan’s   words   mixed   truth   with   a   lie.      Adam   and   Eve   did not   physically   die   after   eating   the   fruit   from   the   forbidden tree.      However,   death   occurred   as   God   had   promised.   Adam   and   Eve   died   spiritually   (they   were   separated   from their   relationship   with   God)   because   of   their   sin.      This same   process   of   spiritual   death   occurs   today   when   we   are controlled by the lies of sin. Propagating   (spreading,   broadcasting,   circulating)   lies   is Satan’s   core   desire.      But   what’s   worse,   he   is   a   masterful liar.      For   example,   an   absolute   lie   is   easy   to   identify   and argue   against.      However,   a   lie   that   is   mixed   with   some truth   is   more   difficult   to   overcome.      As   such,   there   are different    techniques    used    by    Satan    and    his    minions    to “package”   their   lies   to   make   them   more   believable.      For example, they will: 1 . Mix some truth with the lie. 2 . Twist the truth into a different meaning. 3 . Declare   difficult   to   prove   absolutes   that   support   the lie. Consequences are Indicators of a Lie As   our   spiritual   eyes   open,   not   only   does   it   become   easier to   see   lies,   it   also   becomes   easier   to   see   the   numerous consequences   of   lies.      What’s   more,   if   a   lie   is   clandestine (concealed,   hidden),   the   consequences   of   the   lie   (which are    more    apparent),    are    excellent    indicators    of    the existence   of   a   lie,   and   may   possibly   reveal   the   lie   and indicate the source of the lie. For   example,   lies   initially   a   cause   division   to   occur—from a   polarizing   force   within   our   heart   and   soul,   to   divisions within    our    country    and    between    nations.        Additional consequences   include   destruction   and   devastation.      The ultimate   goal   of   Satan   is   to   cause   darkness   and   desolation as spiritual and/or physical death occurs. Each   of   the   following   six   stages   define   the   deteriorating consequences   of   lies.      It   is   important   to   understand   the relevance    of    each    stage    is    applicable    for    individual persons, families, groups and nations. Division    is    a    separation    of    something    into    parts.    Satan’s    lies    initially    cause    a    division    (or    polarizing force) between: o Our     flesh     and     spirit     as     we     encounter     the temptation of sin. o Those who believe in the lie and those who do not. Destruction    is    an    action    or    process    of    an    entity (person,          family,          group,          nation)          being destroyed—which   begins   as   the   lie   takes   control   of the deceived. Devastation   is   defined   as   significant   destruction   or damage—which   occurs   over   time   as   the   cancerous lie consumes life. Darkness    conveys    a    condition    of    no    light    and    an inability    to    see—which    precedes    desolation    and death. Desolation    is    a    state    of    anguish,    emptiness    and hopelessness. Death :     includes     both     a     spiritual     and     physical separation. o Spiritual   death   occurs   when   we   are   separated   from God. o Physical   death   occurs   when   our   soul   is   separated from (leaves) our bodies. Examples     of     these     consequences     can     be     found everywhere. Consider   someone   you   know   who   is   bound   by   the lies of addiction.  What stage are they at? Do   you   know   of   a   family   that   has   been   torn   apart because of the lies associated with sin? Look    at    the    present    conflicts    within    and    between nations—which are consequences of lies. Consider: o The    consequences    associated    with    lies    used    to rally   America   into   war:   including   Domino   Theory, Weapons   of   Mass   Destruction,   stopping   terrorism at the source, and so forth. o The   satanic-driven   lies   that   “justified”   the   suicidal 9/11    attack    on   America,    and    the    consequences that are still occurring today. “For   we   do   not   wrestle   against   flesh   and   blood,   but   against principalities,    against    powers,    against    the    rulers    of    the darkness   of   this   age,   against   spiritual   hosts   of   wickedness in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:12 Behavioral   Characteristics   of   Those   Who   Believe   in Lies As   harmful   lies   spread   throughout   the   populace,   a   deeper division   will   occur   between   those   who   believe   the   lies   and those   who   do   not.   As   you   read   each   one,   ask   yourself   if this describes you or someone you know. Those who believe in a lie: Will   often   seek   sources   of   lie   reinforcement   from   like- minded    persons    and    sources    that    propagate    the deceptional lies. Are usually not inclined to consider alternative views. May   become   defensive,   argumentative,   and/or   may use    deflection    because    they    view    any    attempt    to discuss the truth as a personal attack. May     use     caustic     words     (demeaning,     divisive, condescending,   harsh   and   cynical)   as   a   means   to attack others who do not agree/comply with the lie. Will   sometimes   distort   the   truth   to   reinforce   their   belief in the lie. Will    often    create    an    internal    barrier    (mental    and emotional) to circumvent the influence of truth. Will    likely    have    anger    and    hatred    in    their    heart towards   anyone   and   anything   that   conflicts   with   their perception of reality. Are   usually   unwilling   to   accept   the   truth,   even   when there is indisputable evidence of the truth. Often replicates the lies (sometimes verbatim). Have    a    propensity    to    “see”    the    world    through    the distorted reality of the lie. May   experience   astonishment   and   bewilderment   as they   perceive   the   other   side   as   having   a   delusional state of mind. May    become    consumed    by    the    lies—indicated    by socially unacceptable / inappropriate behavior. Meanwhile,   the   lies   of   Satan—who   deceives   the   whole world   and   weakens   the   nations—divides   the   very   core   of person’s   hearts,   and   destroys   the   stability   of   the   world   we live in. Satan Satan   was   an   anointed   cherub   angel   created   by   God,   was given     much     more     than     other     angels,     and     may     be considered   one   of   the   highest   angels   in   heaven   serving God    directly.        Satan    had    a    perfect    existence    in    the presence    of    God.        But    evil,    darkness,    a    delusional perception   of   reality,   and   violence   developed   within   the core   of   his   being—because   he   wanted   to   become   God and   worshiped   as   God.      To   accomplish   this   task   he   knew he   would   have   to   go   to   battle.      It   is   safe   to   assume   Satan spoke    lies    to    convince    other    angels    to    join    him    in    an insurrection   against   God.      Because   if   truth   was   spoken, they    would    have    realized    the    delusional    irrationality    of attempting a rebellious act against God.  “You   were   the   seal   of   perfection,   full   of   wisdom   and   perfect in   beauty.      You   were   in   Eden,   the   garden   of   God;   every precious   stone   was   your   covering:   the   sardius,   topaz,   and diamond,    Beryl,    onyx,    and    jasper,    Sapphire,    turquoise, and   emerald   with   gold.      The   workmanship   of   your   timbrels and   pipes   was   prepared   for   you   on   the   day   you   were created.      You   were   the   anointed   cherub   who   covers;   I established   you;   You   were   on   the   holy   mountain   of   God; You   walked   back   and   forth   in   the   midst   of   fiery   stones.   You   were   perfect   in   your   ways   from   the   day   you   were created,   till   iniquity   was   found   in   you.      By   the   abundance of   your   trading   you   became   filled   with   violence   within,   and you   sinned.   Therefore,   I   cast   you   as   a   profane   thing   out   of the   mountain   of   God;   and   I   destroyed   you,   o   covering cherub,   from   the   midst   of   the   fiery   stones.      Your   heart   was lifted    up    because    of    your    beauty;    you    corrupted    your wisdom   for   the   sake   of   your   splendor;   I   cast   you   to   the ground.”  Ezekiel 28:12-17. “And   war   broke   out   in   heaven:   Michael   and   his   angels fought   with   the   dragon;   and   the   dragon   and   his   angels fought,   but   they   did   not   prevail,   nor   was   a   place   found   for them   in   heaven   any   longer.      So   the   great   dragon   was   cast out,   that   serpent   of   old,   called   the   Devil   and   Satan,   who deceives   the   whole   world;   he   was   cast   to   the   earth,   and his angels were cast out with him.”  Revelation 12:7-9 “How   you   are   fallen   from   heaven,   O   Lucifer,   son   of   the morning!      How   you   are   cut   down   to   the   ground,   You   who weakened   the   nations!      For   you   have   said   in   your   heart:   ‘I will   ascend   into   heaven,   I   will   exalt   my   throne   above   the stars    of    God;    I    will    also    sit    on    the    mount    of    the congregation    on    the    farthest    sides    of    the    north;    I    will ascend   above   the   heights   of   the   clouds,   I   will   be   like   the Most High.’”  Isaiah 14:12-14 Satan   was   in   the   presence   of   God.      He   had   everything.   He   had   a   perfect   existence   that   defines   what   every   one   of us   hopes   for.      But   because   of   Satan’s   sin—which   drove his    delusional    mind—he    both    desired    and    believed    he could become God. Take   a   moment   and   consider   the   lie   that   developed   within Satan.        Consider    his    motivations    and    mindset    as    he planned    to    unseat    God.        Consider    the    self-centered perception   he   had   of   himself   (his   beauty,   he   is   special,   and he   is   unique).      Consider   his   self-centered   pride.      Consider his   fantasies   of   power.      Consider   his   driving   need   to   be worshiped.      Consider   his   willingness   to   violate   and   attack God’s   “law”   and   rule.      Consider   his   complete   disregard   for what   is   right   versus   wrong.      Consider   the   types   of   lies   he would    need    to    communicate    that    would    deceive    and manipulate   1/3   of   the   angels   to   join   him.      Consider   the disregard    and    lack    of    empathy    as    he    manipulated    the angels    to    participate    in    an    insurrection.        Consider    the division   caused   by   the   lie.      Consider   the   consequential destruction,   desolation   and   spiritual   death   that   occurred because   of   the   lie.      Now   consider   the   darkness   that   is upon this earth because of his self-centered delusional lie. What’s   more,   Satan   has   not   changed,   nor   will   he   ever change.  In   Matthew   4   versus   1-11,   we   read   Jesus   had   been fasting    for    40    days    and    nights    and    how    Satan tempted   Him   three   times.      The   first   temptation   was with   food,   the   second   was   an   attempt   to   get   Jesus   to use   His   spiritual   power,   and   the   third   demonstrates Satan’s   eternal   delusional   mind   when   he   took   Jesus to   a   high   mountain   and   showed   Him   the   kingdoms   of the   world,   and   said   to   Jesus   “All   these   things   I   will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” This   is   why   the   Temple   in   Jerusalem   will   be   rebuilt during   the   last   days   so   that   Satan   (via   the   Beast)   can stand   in   the   Temple   and   declare   he   is   God.      “Let   no one   deceive   you   by   any   means;   for   that   Day   will   not come   unless   the   falling   away   comes   first,   and   the man    of    sin    is    revealed,    the    son    of    perdition,    who opposes   and   exalts   himself   above   all   that   is   called God   or   that   is   worshiped,   so   that   he   sits   as   God   in   the temple   of   God,   showing   himself   that   he   is   God.”   2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Angel of Light Paul    the    Apostle    declared    “Satan    himself    transforms himself into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)  Satan    and    his    minions    exist    within    the    spiritual    realm.    Spiritual      entities      have      spiritual      “voices”      that      are communicated   within   the   spiritual   realm.      However,   they do   not   have   audible   voices   that   can   be   heard   within   the physical    realm.        Therefore,    to    have    an    influence    upon earth,   they   need   to   inhabit   and   manipulate   persons   who are willing to speak their lies and to do their bidding. In    this    manner    Satan    is    able    to    transform    and    portray himself   as   an   angel   of   light   to   the   unsuspecting   masses, while   hiding   his   true   nature   and   intent.      In   addition,   as Satan    expands    the    influence    and    power    of    whom    he manipulates,   Satan   is   able   to   gain   access   to   additional persons   who   are   willing   to   submit   to   the   authoritarian   rule and manipulative directions of Satan’s puppet. Adolph   Hitler   is   one   of   the   best   examples   of   Satan’s   skills in   using   lies   to   impact   the   world   via   one   person.      Satan transformed   Hitler   into   an   angel   of   light   for   the   German people.        Thereafter    he    was