The Work of Satan’s Hand Today

By Arthur J Licursi 

The governments in the heaven and on the earth were originally created for Christ.

“For by him [Christ] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16)

But they soon became corrupted, even before Adam’s creation and fall.

“Behold, he [God] putteth no trust in his saints [the angelic host]; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.” (Job 15:15 (KJV)

As a consequence, we see turmoil in our land and in the whole world becoming worse and worse. This evil is not coordinated by ‘The World Economic Forum,’ UN, or any other human assembly. This evil is being brought to bear from the current occupants of the seats of rank and authority in the corrupted “heavenly places.”

Recall how that Lucifer and one-third of the heavenly host of angels followed him in rebellion against Almighty God when he desired to be like the most High.”

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isa. 14:12-14, KJV)

Thus, the Apostle Paul wrote: “… we are not ignorant of his [Satan’s] devices. (2 Cor. 2:11)

“For WE WRESTLE not against flesh and blood, but against Principalities, Against Powers, Against the Rulers of The Darkness of This World, against SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES (Greek. epouranios, meaning “the heavenly places”).” (Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

Satan reigns from “the heavenly places” and also in the human “flesh” of all mankind (Rom. 8:3b). He is always working to accomplish his will… which is to prevent the eternal purposes of God in Christ from being fulfilled. God’s eternal plan is that Israel will co-reign with Christ on earth forever, [cf. Rev. 5:10, 20:6] and that the members of the church, called “the body of Christ” will co-reign with Christ in the heavenly places,” [cf. Eph. 2:6-7, 2Tim. 2:12] forever.

Thus, as we see below, God will ultimately bring all this that we see on earth today to a glorious end.

“That in the dispensation [administration] of the fulness of times he [God] might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are In Heaven, and which are On Earth; even in him [Christ]:” (Eph. 1:10)

The bulwark against Satanic influence in the world has long been the intact human family of faith who strived to live according to the word of God. Thus, Satan targets the home, the assembly of believers (the church), the national culture, and human government and man’s religion. In this way we see how that Satan has virtually decimated all semblance of God’s order and authority in these three pillars of society. Satan’s planned new world order is now ever so clearly now coming into view.

For centuries Lucifer, called the Devil and Satan, meaning the accuser and adversary, has sought to subvert and control the authority of human government. He works to keep them under the will of his ‘government in the heavenly places’ by infiltrating and corrupting governments with his ‘princes.’ The Devil’s government “in the heavenly places” includes angelic “princes” overseeing countries and secular government who select and influence the earthly “princes” of the human governments and the manmade religions of this world.

Today the Devil remains as “the god of this world [Gk. aion, age] (2Cor. 4:4). Nobody comes to power in the human governments and manmade religions of this world except by the work of the hand of the Devil.

Note below how that such devilish angelic “princes” then, and even now, had power to restrain God’s messenger-angel, Gabriel, for 21-days in an effort to prevent Daniel (in Persia] from receiving a message from the Lord in answer to his prayer. Gabriel was stopped until Michael, God’s highest Archangel, came to help Gabriel get through to Daniel. Read the account below;

“Then said he [Gabriel] unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard [by the Lord], and I [Gabriel] am come for thy words. 13 But the [overseeing angelic] Prince of The Kingdom of Persia Withstood Me One and Twenty Days: but, lo, Michael [God’s Archangel], one of the [Lord’s] chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.” (Daniel 10:12-14 (KJV)

Read also my 15-Part Study Series titled “The Dynaspheres” at http://www.artlicursi.com/series/dynaspheres.

Satan’s most effective weapons of destruction upon humanity is by use of his lies, corruption, dishonesty, immorality, and greed, finding its mark in the cooperative sin laden “flesh” of humankind.

But… we as grace believers today know the glorious end of all this.

After our soon coming Rapture of “the body of Christ” to heaven, the 7-yr. Tribulation period and the 1,000-year Millennial reign of Christ on earth, Satan and his angelic minions will be ejected, “cast down” from their seats of rank and authority “in the heaven places” (from the 2nd heaven) … to the earth. Jesus foresaw this prophetically saying:

“And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18 (KJV)

(For more detail see “Lucifer and the Three Heavens” at http://www.artlicursi.com/articles/lucifer-and-three-heavens.)

John foretold of this next fall of Satan in the book of The Revelation, Chapter 12. This below occurs at about the middle of the 7-year Tribulation period, bring the “Great Tribulation.” not long before Christ’s return to earth

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren [Satan] is cast down, which accused them before our God Day and night.” (Revelation 12:10 (KJV)

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye [the raptured members of the body of Christ] that dwell in them [in the heavens].

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea [of humanity] for The Devil Is COME DOWN Unto You, having GREAT WRATH, because He Knoweth That He Hath But A Short Time.” (Rev. 12:12 (KJV)

The ultimate end of the Devil comes at the end of the Millennium and Satan’s final rebellion against Christ and the Holy City, Jerusalem. Then Satan is cast down even further… to the lake of fire.

“And The Devil That Deceived Them Was Cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Rev. 20:10 (KJV)

Here Jesus tells us exactly who “the Lake of Everlasting Fire” was intended for.

Then shall he [Jesus] say also unto them on the left hand [the unbelievers of all ages], Depart from me, ye cursed, into EVERLASTING FIRE, Prepared For THE DEVIL and HIS ANGELS:” (Matt. 25:41)

Jesus ranked Israel’s earthly ‘princes,’ the corrupt Pharisaic religious leaders with the Devil and his fallen angels. I expect that many so-called religious leaders today will have the same destiny if they do not know, trust  and preach the truth of God for today.

“Ye [Pharisees] are of Your Father The Devil, and The Lusts [desires] of Your Father [the Devil] Ye Will Do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him [the Devil]. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (Jn. 8:44)

Thus, we can take heart and comfort one another when we understand these words of Biblical truth. We should “look up” for “our redemption draweth nigh.”

“For our conversation [Old English for ‘citizenship’] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile [human] body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious [resurrection] body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21 (KJV)

Have faith… The Lord is coming soon.

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