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resist the devil by being firm in your doctrine."\ What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery, Part 62. The deception of the ruler of this world.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Satan, the ruler of the world, was around before the creation of the heavens and the earth and before the human race, GEN 1:1-2,
JOB 38:4-7, JER 4:23-26.

As the ruler of this world, Satan is constantly seeking to gain his own objectives by means of his great expertise of deception.

This deception is thought transference of demon doctrine or demonic thoughts to the believer or unbeliever in the cosmic system.

COL 2:4 I keep on communicating these things in order that no one may delude you with persuasive argument.

Panourgia = trickery, subtlety, crafty, cunning, treacherous, deceitful, sly, literally “one who is ready to do anything” to accomplish his goals including lying.

1TI 2:14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression.

You may think that nothing is really happening in your life, when in reality, something is without you even knowing about it.

1JO 4:4 Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

1CO 16:13 Be on the alert, stand firm in doctrine, act like spiritual adults, be strong.

EPH 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
1JO 4:4 Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

The protection that we need is only given by God inside the PPOG or inside the wall of fire of ZEC 2:5.

Another principle that the ruler of the world uses against us is to hold out bait to entice us.

1JO 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world.

1PE 5:8 your enemy the Devil, prowls about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

Very few believers recognize that the details of life or the everyday affairs of this life are the situations used by the ruler of the world as part of his plans laid out for victory.

By holding out bait and so-called “advantages” to the believer, the ruler of the world can cause the believer not only to live in the ways of the world or the cosmic system, but to be in bondage to it.

By bringing in situations of pressure and suffering and inflicting damage, the ruler of the world can make it possible for the believer to draw near to him rather than draw near to God.

Being “double-minded” means to have some true doctrine while in the PPOG plus being saturated with human viewpoint or demonic viewpoint also stored in the right lobe; therefore, there is conflict.

You should “know your enemy” and “analyze his plans and schemes” so that you will know his shortcomings as strong points for yourself.

2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

EPH 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
Their weakness toward us is always based upon our strength in TLJC.

They know that and that is why they try to separate us from operating in the power of God, ACT 1:8, HEB 4:12.

If we are strong and secure in certain areas, our enemy is prepared for that.
If we have a quick temper, they will produce situations to irritate us.

They will bring in situations of success and victory so that we may become arrogant.

PRO 11:2 When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
PRO 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

If we are at ease, they will do their best to give us no rest.
If we are united, they will try to separate us.

They will attack us where we are unprepared, and they will emerge when we don’t expect them to.

In the natural realm, the rule of thumb is that the best policy is to take the enemy intact; to destroy it is inferior to this.

To capture the enemy’s entire army is better than to destroy it; to take intact a regiment, a company, or a squad is better than to destroy them.

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