"Do not be deceived" — it was the first thing that Jesus said to his disciples after they asked him about the signs of His coming and of the end of days. The same warning was later ran on his apostles in the New Testament, and it is correct.
The third being with whom we meet after the message of creation in Genesis — talking snake, who took unlawfully taken the position that God has given to man. Tool snake? Deception.
By deception that led to the fall of man, is planning another invasion of the planet Earth. The value of this coming deception will be strong enough to attract the millions of souls in his paws. Even many professing Christians will be tempted by faith to worship Satan, as if he was God.
How amazing it may sound, it was foretold in the Scriptures. Events in the world throughout human history prepared humanity to ensure that it believed the ultimate deception of Satan. I invite you to walk with me through the pages of Holy Scripture — the records obscure events, events that set the stage for the agenda of the Nephilim — the disclosure of the wicked, who can deceive even the elect, if that were possible.
God created us to be like Him
Man was created with the spiritual intuition — the desire and ability to the supernatural. The born-again believers, as the vessels of the Holy Spirit, now spiritually transformed by God's power. They are transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:28-30 says:
And we know that those who love God and are called according [His] good pleasure, all things work together for good. For whom He foreknew, and those predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Present and future fraud should corrupt the process of transformation. Satan does not want anyone moved from the state of justification in a glorified state. Our desire to be like God, by loving relationship with Him, is that it uses a cheat. Obtaining an understanding of how this deception will, is an advantage for us in the days to come. Overcoming all the schemes is the enemy of our glorious victory in Christ Jesus!
At the creation God made us as much as possible in his image and likeness. He stopped briefly in giving us unlimited knowledge, power, and presence, which has only He, however, he has given us to rule and reign with Him over the world. Our standing before God is so great, that the writer of the eighth psalm says:
"You made him a little lower than God, crowned with glory and honor him" (Ps. 8:5 NRSV). The author of Hebrews picks up this theme again, which gives us a before and after picture of the fall of man:
For God is not the Angels won the future of the universe, of which we speak in front of a certain place testified, saying, What is man that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that you care for him? Thou humiliated him before the angels, crowned with glory and honor him, and set him over the works of your hands, put all things under his feet. When he won everything, left nothing under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him (Heb. 2:5-8).
If the translators were consistent in the translation of this verse from the Hebrew into Greek, it would eliminate a lot of confusion and fear.
Man was made a little lower than God
As stated above, from the NRSV, the phrase: "You made him a little lower than God," has been changed in other translations, "a little lower than the angels." The Hebrew word in the Psalms, translated as "God" — Elohim, which, respectively, means "God." For some reason, the translators decided to recognize non-Jewish texts and traditions to replace Elohim Greek word aggelos, meaning "angels".
This timid interpretation might suggest that the angels above and above all humanity, and that we should be afraid of them. This is exactly what I would like the hordes of Satan, so we believed it and practiced. Redeemed man is not less than the angels, and a little lower than God. The truth is that in Christ Jesus redeemed humanity transcends all levels of created beings. God did not put the modern world or the world to come under the authority of the angels, but rather a redeemed humanity.
Let's look more closely at the text of the Letter to the Hebrews in the second chapter. Verse 7 begins with the words: "You made him a little lower than the angels," referring to how God created man. From this we can conclude that God has made us a little lower than the angels. The truth is that in Hebrew and even the Greek word for create, have nothing to do with the word that is translated as "done." "New" carries the idea of "forming, shaping and development" (see Strong's # 2936). The word that is translated as did mean "made less worse, decrease" (in the King James "humiliated" — approx.).
When you add the phrase "made him a little lower," along with the "Elohim, God," then we get something like this: "The Power of the hands of humanity has been reduced for a short period of time." Mankind was not created below, it was done in such a time as a result of God's judgment upon his sin in the garden. This is less a state of being greeted by God's grace and redemption. God restored the power of man over all creation through the seed of Abraham. He once again crowned him with glory and honor, putting him over the works of your hands God has put all things under his feet.
However, recovery is not yet complete. The last part of Hebrews 2:8 says, "But now we see not yet all things put under him." It says it all that Adam lost in his disobedience, in particular, all that under the curse of the land, including the need to follow to restore the power of man over all the power of the enemy.
Our purpose is to win
It seems that many Christians live as: saved by grace, not winners. They live life hanging hopes for a better future. Stand up, hoping we're not done yet! Look at verse nine:
But we see that the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor of Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man (Hebrews 2:9).
We see Jesus, our victorious King! He was like us — not created lower than the angels. He was like us to win for us, He suffered and tasted death for every man. He was also crowned with glory and honor. By taking away the rulers and authorities (Col. 2:15), He restored our standing before God, our power and strength, and not only on land, but over the devils and demons, death and hell. In fact, Jesus did Satan below, to restore our spiritual heritage and authority over him. Jesus was truly the first fruit, the firstborn from the dead. Now we, as His Spirit-filled followers win, as he said, turning back the curse!
Psalm 113:24 says, "The sky — the sky is the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men." From this point of view the property before God you can see why the devil would corrupt the glorious position of man before God. The loss of humanity's place as co-ruler of the universe is the ultimate just before God. Satan wants to regain lost status, and even more, he wants to rule the universe, and to be worshiped as God. He is ready to re-use at the global level, the human desire to know God and to be like Him.
Origin of fraud
Let's briefly go back to the origin and nature of deception to get this good performance for the following chapters.
In a secret meeting with Eve Satan was trying to recover his lost paradise. He moved to Eve in the same lawlessness that is the cause of his sin — the use of its desire to be like God — touching her spiritual intuition have forbidden knowledge. Genesis 3:1-7 says:
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but of the fruit of the tree, which is middle of the garden, God has said, do not eat them and do not touch it, lest you die. ' And the serpent said to the woman, not die, but God knows that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes will be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband, and he ate. And opened the eyes of them both, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
God indeed said?
Each man's fall occurred when the Word of God has been called into question as a result of disobedience. "Has God indeed said?". This tactic sounds familiar, does not it? During the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, Satan has put in question the word of God, "If You are the Son of God …" (Luke 4:3).
We are proud of the first response Eve when she utters the word of God in spite of the cunning serpent (Genesis 3:2-3). But her resolve was short. The serpent convinced her that she will not die from eating the forbidden fruit. She was deceived, "No death? Hmm … ? Come on … I'm listening. "
You will be like God
Then the snake throws her heart hook lawlessness. This becomes all-consuming, he says:
For God knows that in the day that you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband, and he ate. (Genesis 3:5-6).
Here it is … "will open your eyes and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
The rest — lived through the experience of the history of mankind. Satan, the unlawful seizure of their power through the fact that he did not operating their power, restored a measure of power. Now through the hearts of the people, his reign is increased to such an extent that disobedience prevails. On that day, Satan resorted to action "mystery of evil" that scripture defines as lawless. Now it goes to the person on three fronts, described by the apostle John:
Do not love the world or the things in the world who loves the world, the love of the Father is not. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not from the Father but from the world. (1 John 2:15-16).
God's judgment and the seeds of war
What happened next — the main course in this book: the beginning of wars seeds. After listening to the version of events of Adam and Eve, which led to the consumption of the forbidden fruit, God passes sentence and issue orders against the snake, women and men.
And the Lord God said to the serpent: what did you do this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field, and thou shalt go to thy womb, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman , and between your seed and between her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel (Genesis 3:14-15).
My wife said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children and thy desire shall husband, and he shall rule over thee (Gen. 3:16).
Adam he said: Because you have heeded the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake, in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life: thorns and forth thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till you return to the ground from which you were taken, for dust you are and to dust you shall return (Genesis 3:17-19).
Who will be in?
Everyone listened to the painful results of their actions, because all are held responsible for their sin. However, these sentences do not dispute the fact that Satan has regained a measure of the rule of the land through the heart of sinful man. It was again restored rule which God declared war.
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between your seed and between her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel" (Genesis 3:15).
This verse indicates a distinct change in life that Adam and Eve knew. Will no longer be such that everyone will be in worship and fellowship with God. Now another seed will stand against God through the seed of women. Since that time, the war will start seeds begin enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed.
For a clearer understanding of the following pages: the serpent's seed applies to all people or hybrid seeds (we learn about hybrid seeds in the following chapters), which operate in conjunction with Satan against God. Its seed or seed of promise refers to the seed of Abraham, the seed of David, and to the entire line, shown in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, which is the Messianic line of the prophecy, which comes from Jesus Christ.
Promise and prophecy stated here, is that the seed of the woman would crush the serpent's head one day, and that women, in particular, will take part in the abolition of the consequences of the Fall. In the truest sense it speaks of Christ Jesus, who crushed Satan on the cross. It also goes to those who are in Christ, and the final victory over evil (Col. 2:15, Revelation 12:11).
Seeds of war begin
From this order of the Lord Satan knew of the Savior, who is to come from the seed of the woman. This seed will lead to his death. He must not allow this seed has found its root or a target, so he drives the next stage of his plan to corrupt the human heart. In the heart of the fallen state of man is now much more sensitive to lawlessness. Satan begins to increase and perpetuate its role fraudulent preferences to corrupt or kill the seed of promise.
The first-born of Adam and Eve — Cain. Satan, Adam and Eve could think that Cain was the one Savior was talking about God — for Adam and Eve to those who restore them in God's heaven — Satan for those who hit him in the head. This ancient serpent moved quickly to throw the hook in Cain to disqualify him from the position of savior and separate it from the presence of God.
Some time passed, and Adam and Eve realized that Cain was not the savior, but rather a student of the serpent's seed. They watched as he developed features of lies, murder and deceit.
Over time, Cain and Abel brought their sacrifices to the Lord. It seems that Cain brought to the Lord that he considered good enough for God. Abel offered to God what He wanted. Abel's sacrifice to the fire came down, indicating acceptance. Cain fire on the victim did not come down.
(This happens over and over again in the lives of believers. Bring people to God what they consider good enough, but on the altar of their hearts has been on fire. They become cold and indifferent to God, sin lies at the door, and it is becoming harder to do what is right. Others, like Abel, happy to look for God, bringing yourself a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. fire of God descends into their hearts, igniting the flame of passion for the Lord. lack of fire in the Christian life is a good indicator that they have fallen into a routine of invalid relationship. They are beginning to offer to God what they consider good enough for God. When this happens, they begin to walk in a religious spirit, and following the way of Cain).
When Satan saw that the fire had not descended on the victim of Cain, he quickly worked on the emotions of Cain, fueling lawlessness in his heart. With full knowledge that he is not the Savior, he led Cain to kill Abel, the promised seed.
When God confronted Cain, he did not regret what he did, he only regretted that he was caught. When God asked him the way of repentance, he rejected it, choosing rather sin, lying at his door. Cain decided to be separated from God and join the curse of Satan.
In this we can clearly see the first manifestation of the serpent's seed in action:
Cheating Abel inviting him in the field, under false pretenses
Lie to God about the whereabouts of his brother
The apostle John does not soften the words of the action of Cain and close similarity:
"Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil and his brother's righteous "(1 John 3:12).
In the next chapter we will continue to characterize the distribution of seed of the serpent, which seeks to destroy the promised seed. This is the scene of the first wave of the fallen angels who exalt themselves as gods, while there is a godly line of Seth, to keep the promised seed alive!
Category: Mystery stories